The first two human cases of West Nile virus in Colorado in 2018 have been reported in Weld and Delta counties. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds people that preventing mosquito bites is the No. 1 way to avoid getting any mosquito-borne illness.
As the school year approaches, we join with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reminds parents and guardians to check their children's vaccination records. If your children need vaccines, make sure they are on your back-to-school list. Following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious disease.
Here is what to do:
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic certificate offered this fall at Lamar Community College
The Lamar Community College Foundation recently secured $10,000 in funds from the Robert H. Rawlings Foundation to maintain scholarships for Emergency Medical Services students for the upcoming academic year. These scholarships can help individuals interested in completing the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certificate this fall.
I am confused about whole grains. Some information tells me to eat lots of whole grains, but others say it is fiber that is important in a healthy diet. Which is it?
This is a good question. I recently bought a loaf of bread that advertised "20 g of whole grains per serving" and "a good source of fiber." Keep in mind that this is advertising. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a whole grain must contain all the components of a grain kernel: the bran, germ, and endosperm.
For anyone with diabetes, glucose monitoring is an essential skill in self-care behavior. Diabetes care advances every year and new methods of tracking glucose numbers develop.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that Larry Wolk, MD, the state's chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is resigning. Wolk has accepted the role of chief medical officer with the Wonderful Company, based in Santa Monica, California.
Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly. If not, you might begin to feel confused or faint. Your heart could become stressed and stop beating.
Being hot for too long can be a problem. It can cause several illnesses, all grouped under the name hyperthermia (hy-per-THER-mee-uh):