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THE IMMUNIZATION SUCCESS STORY

It’s been said that America doesn’t have a health care system, but instead we have an expensive disease management system — we wait until preventable diseases occur and then spend billions of dollars managing them. There is one shining example...

 

YOUR (FUTURE) PETS OF THE WEEK

Hound is 7 years old and looking for a place to spend his retirement! He gets along with everyone he meets and would love to come home with you today! Hound is neutered and ready to go to his forever...

 

FREE FLU VACCINATIONS

San Juan Regional Medical Center is helping you protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season by offering free vaccination clinics. The clinics will be offered at five different Four Corners locations in October and November. The free flu...

 

DIABETES AWARENESS WALK

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, there are over 200,000 individuals living with diabetes in New Mexico, yet the healthcare workforce lacks the capacity to deal with its complexities and risks. San Juan County has only one...

 
 By Susan Barnes    Health    October 6, 2017

NATUROPATHIC NOTES

Diabetes I – There is hope Yesterday I had a patient come in crying because the doctor told her that she was diabetic and that her foot, which has several sores that are being stubborn to heal, may...

 

WHAT IS APPLIED KINESIOLOGY

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system using basic muscle testing for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body. The doctor using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly....

 

FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS

San Juan Regional Medical Center wants to help you prevent falls. We’re offering free balance screenings on Friday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The screenings will be held across from our visitor café, Café La Ventana, on a...

 

ADVANCES IN HEALTH CARE ARE NOT ALL ABOUT GLITTER AND EXPENSE

On August 1st there was a front page article in the Denver Post with the heading “U.S. hospitals set record for fast heart attack care.” This referred to opening up an acutely clogged artery with a stent, fast enough to save heart muscle and...

 
 By Susan Barnes    Health    August 11, 2017

NAUROPATHIC NOTES

A study has found that the world’s best-selling herbicide Glyphosate, better known as Roundup, is linked to the global rise of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome. The...

 
 By Rev. George    Health    July 21, 2017

RELATIONSHIP MATTERS

The Tendency of Decision, Part II Last column I talked about how our relationships reflect the decisions you have made about relationships. And I listed 10 of them that guide us in our lives. Did you...

 
 By Bob Moos    Health    July 7, 2017

MEDICARE CAN HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC ILLNESSES

Caring for yourself when you have a chronic illness like diabetes or heart disease is hard work. When you have more than one such illness, it can sometimes seem overwhelming. About two-thirds of New Mexico residents with Medicare have at least two...

 

HEALTHY LIVING

DON’T OMIT OMEGA-3 There are healthy and unhealthy fats. Unfortunately, the S.A.D. (standard American diet) contains too little of the former and too much of the latter. Unhealthy fats include saturated fats, found primarily in animal products...

 
 By Susan Barnes    Health    June 23, 2017

NAUROPATHIC NOTES

Reasons for Poor Health When I read the statistic, I could hardly believe it. Only 4% of the people in the US are NOT on some kind of medication, are considered healthy. Why would that be? If you...

 

MIDWIFERY SERVICES COMING TO AZTEC

San Juan Health Partners Family Medicine is expanding its services to meet the individual needs of the community. Starting this month, midwifery services will be offered at the Aztec clinic, which is a division of San Juan Regional Medical Center....

 

FARMINGTON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WELCOMES MAUREEN BENTLEY, CNP

Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) - Farmington Community Health Center (FCHC) is pleased to welcome Maureen Bentley to its behavioral health team. Ms. Bentley is a Psychiatric & Mental Health...

 
 By Greg Feinsinger    Health    June 9, 2017

HEALTHY LIVING

Many people are in denial about what their arteries look like, but it’s hard to be in denial about what your skin looks like. Americans spend billions of dollars every year on anti-aging skin products. Botox injections and cosmetic plastic surgery...

 

STATE OF THE AIR

The overarching conclusion is that the Clean Air Act is working to improve our air quality and health, and we can see the improvements right here in New Mexico in our oil and gas regions. Thanks to Clean Air Act enforcement and improvements, San Juan...

 
 By Bob Moos    Health    April 28, 2017

MANY OF MEDICARE'S PREVENTATIVE SCREENINGS COME AT NO COST TO YOU

How often have you tried to ignore an ache or pain by telling yourself, “Maybe if I do nothing, it’ll go away.” Sometimes, that works. But wishful thinking isn’t the best way to take care of yourself. Medicare has put a new emphasis on...

 

HEALTHY LIVING

As noted in last week’s column about vitamin D, vitamins are substances that the body can’t make that are necessary in trace amounts for normal metabolic functioning. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin (as opposed to...

 
 By Susan Barnes    Health    March 31, 2017

NATUROPATHIC NOTES

Spring is here; a time of renewal and regeneration. Did you know that your body is in a constant state of renewal? That is its natural state. However, when one is ill, the regenerative processes of...

 

MERCY TO OFFER FREE EDUCATION TO THOSE WITH PREDIABETES

People diagnosed with prediabetes are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Effectively managing prediabetes can help prevent diabetes. In fact, studies have shown that the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can...

 

HEALTHY LVING

Oxidation involves the removal of electrons from atoms or molecules, creating unstable particles called free radicals. In their book “Beat the Heart Attack Gene,” Bale and Doneen state that oxidative stress is “an imbalance between formation...

 
 By Rev. George    Health    March 17, 2017

RELATIONSHIP MATTERS

In the last article I wrote about how your relationships become personal laws and command statements. Let's continue finishing the section about The Tendency of Decision. 1. The way to change your...

 

HEALTHY LIVING

Each human cell has twenty-three chromosomes, each made up of two strands of DNA. At the tip of the chromosomes are caps called a telomeres, that keep the DNA from unraveling and are analogous to the plastic tips at each end of your shoelaces. As...

 
 By Bob Moos    Health    March 3, 2017

STAY SURE-FOOTED AND INDEPENDENT

When kids fall, they usually just get up and return to playing. But for older adults, falls are a major threat to good health and independence. Every year, about one in four Americans 65 and older falls, and about one in five of those who lose their...

 

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