A slow return to some normalcy

Guest Blog By: Dr. Angela Kloepfer-Shapir It has been a difficult year for everyone, as we grapple with balancing physical wellness and the need for emotional connection. People have listened to the experts and correctly distanced themselves from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While socializing continued at a distance, such as by phone […]

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19? Try the “walking alphabet test” first

By: Dr. Kari Williams – RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS (Nutrition), DC We’ve all been told not to overwhelm the healthcare system by going to the ER for possible COVID cases. Stay at home if you’re sick and only go to the hospital if you experience severe shortness of breath and other symptoms (listed below). On […]

Negative COVID-19 test results are the latest must-haves for kids returning to school

Even though it’s January, the back-to-school excitement that normally fills the Colorado fall air is palpable for kids and families. With many schools and districts reopening to in-person learning following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the fall, students throughout Colorado are getting themselves ready to head back to school with all the supplies needed […]

Achieve your health goals with screenings from 9Health

Improving health ranks as the top New Year’s resolution and includes goals such as exercise more and lose weight. At 9Health we support everyone wanting to be a healthier version of themselves and knowing your personal risk factors is a great place to start. You can figure out your baseline health with screenings from 9health and Quest […]

Don’t take COVID home for the holidays

If you want to see someone outside your household for the holidays, health experts say the best strategy is to quarantine for 14 days, however, we are now just a week out from Christmas so if you haven’t done that your option could be to get a COVID-19 test. The official guidance from the Centers […]

Get Active: Exercise Technology Today

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC Thanks to advances in science, technology, and modern medicine, humans are living longer than ever.  Just because your body doesn’t work as well as it did when you were 20, it doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy full and enriching […]

The Senior Bus: Connecting Seniors to Community and Critical Services

Are you, or someone you know, experiencing trouble with transportation? Across Colorado, hundreds of thousands of people have missed out on health care due to lack of transportation. Well, that doesn’t need to happen in Baca County! Residents of Walsh, Vilas, Springfield, and Campo can call the Senior Bus to schedule transportation right from their […]

Emergency Room Visit Prevention

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC  As listed on the eHealth Medicare site, reasons seniors commonly visit the Emergency Room can range from respiratory and cardiac symptoms to injuries associated with falls. Common reasons for ER visits among seniors and tips to reduce the risk, include:   Injuries and Accidents: as […]