What are some extremely simple ways you can be more aware of your health and improve it? Replace salt with other tasty seasonings – we get enough salt in our diet from foods we eat that we don’t need to add more just to make things taste good. Instead, seasonings like basil, ginger, and cayenne…

You may have heard about the dangers of carbon monoxide or heard stories of people affected by it. What exactly are the dangers and how do you know if you or someone you know has carbon monoxide poisoning? What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced by the incomplete burning of…

HOLIDAY SEASON STRESS SURVIVAL TIPS Despite the cheerful music, the holidays are often a stressful time. There is a lot to do, with lots of demands and expectations of people. Meanwhile, life keeps happening and can often remind people of previous holidays that weren’t as cheerful. In order to keep the stress from taking over,…

When it comes to managing your health, there are more people that play a role in helping you make decisions than you think. If you are unaware of the influence, you might not make the best decisions when it comes to your health. Once you learn how your support network affects you, you can start…

If you recently were diagnosed with COPD, you probably have a lot of questions. If you want to know exactly how it is typically caused, you can read about that here. When it comes to treating your COPD, there are a number of things to remember: Your healthcare team is key to helping you start…

People often hear about COPD, whether through commercials advertising new medications and you start wondering what exactly it is. If you have recently been diagnosed with COPD, this will help you get started. What exactly is COPD? COPD is a disease in the lungs that makes it difficult to breathe and often feels like an…

The Hispanic population in Colorado has had historically higher rates of health issues and lack of access to coverage and health services. From diabetes to obesity and lack of prenatal care, Hispanics have been able to benefit the most from getting access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act. In Colorado Springs, the picture of…

Changing primary care providers, whether because of a move or insurance change, can be stressful. Did you find the right provider? Will they take good care of you? All of these questions are important, and there are a few things to keep in mind when starting as a new patient at Value Care Health Clinic….

Managing Your Diabetes Your healthcare team is the first step to managing your diabetes. This team can include a primary care provider, a diabetes educator, dietitian, a pharmacist, and a counselor. All of these people can help you manage your health, from medication to coping with the emotional side of having diabetes. The main goals…

What exactly is Diabetes? Diabetes occurs when your body cannot make enough insulin or cannot use it correctly. The cells that make insulin are in your pancreas and use insulin to process glucose, which is a form of sugar that your body needs for energy. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1: With type…

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