Adolescence is marked by big steps and changes. While most changes are exciting, some, such as the transition into college, can increase teens’ risk for meningitis, a very dangerous illness.
The many reasons to quit tobacco can be summed up in one word — freedom. A person no longer addicted to nicotine is free from constant urges to smoke or chew and from coughing, hoarseness and shortness of breath. Lastly, they are free from the burden of knowing their habit is chipping away at their life and the even the lives of others around them.
Holiday activity and expenses can distract us from one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves and loved ones: the gift of health.
Hospice clients frequently choose to float into rest to the calming sounds of Tom Litteral’s Native American flute. Surprisingly, one client didn’t want to simply listen to the flute — she wanted to learn to play.
Every flu season there is a lot of talk about the importance of getting immunized to protect ourselves and others vulnerable to getting sick from the flu.
Reaching out to a friend with cancer can be as simple as sending a thoughtful card or calling to ask how he or she is doing. Unfortunately, cancer and fear go hand in hand.
Holiday stress and winter’s short days and low temperatures can be tough on our bodies and states of mind. Luckily, many community resources are available to help us and those we love make positive changes and live healthier. The following are just a few ways to get 2012 off to a good start.
Event a chance to gauge health, learn about resources
Fall is a good time to take stock of our health and learn about services to help us stay on top of our game. This is particularly important for older adults, who are more likely to develop a chronic condition or complications from influenza and other illnesses as well as other health challenges as they age.
Today is the final day the Aging Well page will appear in the Steamboat Today. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association introduced the page five years ago to promote its new Aging Well program, developed to improve the health of adults 50 and older in our region.
Anyone who has visited or participated in Wellness Wednesdays in Craig can attest to the upbeat energy and enthusiasm that permeates nearly every activity of the day. Whether exercising, fine tuning writing or art techniques, chatting with a nurse or enjoying lunch with friends, participants clearly are excited and grateful to be out in the community and growing healthier in body, mind and spirit.