Nature's Presence

by Kirsten / Dec 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Many people today believe our bodies “need” food every two to four hours for proper health and weight management. I might have been one of those people at one time…had I ever put much thought into it.

Op Ed: Telemedicine Services Provide Convenient Medical Care Alternative

by Kirsten / Dec 21, 2016 / 0 comments

As digital and social tools continue to evolve, individuals, from young to old, are becoming more familiar with – and reliant on – on-demand services.

Fasting Part II: Is There An Easier Way?

by Kirsten / Dec 08, 2016 / 0 comments

Fasting Part II: Is There An Easier Way?

Some of the topics I write about come to me accidentally, usually as I am researching something else or as I search for something new to learn-whether or not it is on the subject of health.
Recently I discovered an interview between Dr. Mercola and Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist who promotes fasting as a healing mechanism for diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions. The interview was fascinating. Dr. Fung stated that once he implemented fasting into his treatment prescription for patients he saw incredible results.
He told the story of a man in his mid to late 50s...

Overdose Deaths Decline In Rio Arriba

by Staff Reporter / Oct 09, 2016 / 0 comments

Overdose Deaths Decline In Rio Arriba

SANTA FE, NM — On Sept 20, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that nearly two-thirds of New Mexico counties saw a decline in overdose deaths last year. The department released county-by-county data, which shows overdose deaths decreased in 20 of 33 counties. Earlier this year, the Department of Health reported a 9 percent decrease in statewide overdose deaths.

Las Clinicas del Norte In Abiquiu Opening Delayed

by Staff Reporter / Sep 12, 2016 / 0 comments

Las Clinicas del Norte In Abiquiu Opening Delayed

Las Clinicas del Norte terminated its building contract with Rio Vista Construction for failure to perform.

Brazil's Bits - Best of Exercise Books

by Staff Reporter / Aug 02, 2016 / 0 comments
Gino Brazil works with a client at Atlas Fitness Center in Espanola. Brazil has owned and operated Atlas Fitness Center for over thirty years. Courtesy photo

Brazil's Bits - Best of Exercise Books

Column By Gino T. Brazil

Community Discussion On Heroin

by Staff Reporter / Jun 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Today, Saturday June 25 the Rio Arriba Health Council is hosting a special community gathering for community members who are affected by or concerned about the heroin epidemic in the region.

The meeting kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at the Rio Arriba County Commission offices on Industrial Park Road in Espanola. Lunch is provided and the meeting will go till around 3:00 p.m.

Stop by if you have the chance.

See below for more details.

Plague Case In Rio Arriba County Teenager

by Staff Reporter / Jun 19, 2016 / 0 comments

Plague Case In Rio Arriba County Teenager

First Case in New Mexico and the United States in 2016

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of plague in a 16-year-old boy from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized.  Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the first human case of plague in New Mexico and in the United States this year.

Plague and Tularemia Reach The Valley

by Staff Reporter / Jun 15, 2016 / 0 comments
New Mexico leads the nation in plague. Courtesy image

Plague and Tularemia Reach The Valley

Staff Report

YMCA Teen Center Hosts "Child Abuse Prevention" Event Friday

by Staff Reporter / Apr 27, 2016 / 0 comments

The Family YMCA run Teen Center in Espanola and several partners will be hosting a special family event for all community members to help prevent child abuse in our communities. 

The event begins at 3 p.m. Friday, April 28 and runs till 8 p.m. 

There will be free food and beverages, a DJ and activities for the whole family 

Drop by and bring your family for the fun and educational opportunities.