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An Epic Improvement in Patient Care

August 5, 2021 | Community Healthy Living News

Patient engagement helps drive investment in electronic health records system   What if you had the ability to view your lab test results, schedule medical appointments and communicate with your healthcare provider through a secure online portal?   What if you no longer had to ... Read More
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Helping Our Kids Achieve Success: Rehabilitation therapy and teamwork benefit children and families

May 4, 2021 | Community Healthy Living Infant Care Infant Health Wellness

Recently a local boy was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Teachers were concerned that because he couldn’t sit still for an extended period of time and had a limited attention span, the child was experiencing setbacks in his education and his peer-to-peer interactions. ... Read More
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Five Tips for Healthy Living at Altitude

March 5, 2021 | Healthy Living

Life in the Roaring Fork Valley is about as majestic as mountain living gets. Spring and summer are set to a backdrop of wildflowers, winding rivers, endless trails and long, sun-filled days. Fall offers world-class fishing and hiking along some of the most coveted ridges ... Read More
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Postpartum Self Care Tips-Juliette Coughlin, PT

March 4, 2021 |

Join us at 2pm today during Bosom Buddies Support Group- for our breastfeeding Q&A with heather Knott, RN-IBCLC and postpartum self care tips for mom, with our special guest Juliette Coughlin, PT. Email hknott@aspenhospital.org for your personal ZOOM invitation.
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Postpartum Mental Health-with Kate Moyer, LSMW, MA

February 25, 2021 |

Join us Thursday 2/25/21 at 2pm during Bosom Buddies Virtual Support Group  led by Heather Knott. RN-IBCLC for a conversation with Kate Moyer, LSMW, MA about postpartum coping and positive mental health strategies. Call 970-544-1130 or email hknott@aspenhospital.org to request your personal ZOOM invitation.
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Bosom Buddies Guest Speaker Today 2:30pm

February 18, 2021 |

Ellen Barlow is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Aspen Valley Hospital who specializes in individualized assessment and treatment of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. Diagnosis may range from back pain through urinary incontinence, which are often experienced during pregnancy, in the postpartum period and ... Read More
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Failure to Launch? Event Offers Help for Pandemic Fatigue

February 1, 2021 | COVID-19

Learn how COVID-19 may be affecting your resolutions. Subject matter experts from Aspen Valley Hospital and Aspen Strong came together in a virtual panel discussion to answer questions submitted by the public about pandemic fatigue and the many resources available, including financial support, in an ... Read More
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An Affordable Option When It Comes to Long-Term Senior Care

November 17, 2020 | Community Healthy Living

There is a wealth of research on the relationship between financial stress and how it uniquely impacts the physical and mental health of senior citizens. With the commercialization of senior care, finding an affordable, highly-individualized person-centered residence is at odds with what is increasingly becoming the institutional warehousing of seniors for profit. ... Read More
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Backcountry Safety – What to Know Before You Go

October 8, 2020 | Exercise Healthy Living

As ski areas have begun announcing COVID-19 strategies designed to restrict access and reduce crowding (and maximize safety), retailers are reporting record early season sales of backcountry and uphill ski equipment. Winter sports enthusiasts seem to be planning for fewer opportunities to hop on a chairlift. If you’re planning to uphill on ... Read More
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COVID-19 presents unique barriers

July 8, 2020 | COVID-19

Good supports are vital to the mental health of mothers. However, COVID-19 presents unique barriers to engaging supports, particularly those outside of the home. Partners are a logical first choice, but if one is not present (or able), it may be helpful to seek outside ... Read More
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Some Good Nutrition News

June 4, 2020 | Nutrition

Craving some good news and positivity? Amid lockdowns, people are eating healthier, cooking their own food, and consuming more fruit and vegetables, according to preliminary results from a worldwide Corona Cooking Survey. Based on analysis of answers to the survey by 11,000 people in 11 ... Read More
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COVID-19 Community Update: From Our Board of Directors

April 20, 2020 | Community COVID-19

Dear Community Members, On Monday evening, the Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Directors reviewed in public session the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 crisis through direct reports presented by the hospital’s Incident Command Team. Importantly, Monday night’s meeting afforded us an opportunity to share with ... Read More
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COVID-19 Community Hotlines

March 26, 2020 | COVID-19

COVID-19 help hotlines/ línea comunitaria: Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 community hotline 970-429-6186 (English or Español) Garfield County Public Health call line: 970-945-1377, ext. 8120 (English or Español) CO-HELP 1-877-462-2911 or COHELP@RMPDC.org (multiple languages) Provided by: Garfield County Public Health Department- working to promote health and prevent disease
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COVID-19 Children’s Health

March 26, 2020 | COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Children’s Health Advocates Updated March 24th, 2020 Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause symptoms similar to the common cold, like a runny nose, cough, and sore throat. They can also lead to more serious respiratory diseases, like ... Read More
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Keeping Critical Care Close to Home

January 30, 2020 | Community Comprehensive Care

VH receives Level III redesignation Following its recent successful redesignation as a Level III Trauma Center, Aspen Valley Hospital continues its commitment to providing Roaring Fork Valley residents and visitors with round-the-clock access to emergency care. “Our patients and their families often tell us how ... Read More
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The Campaign for Aspen Valley Hospital

January 8, 2020 | Community

Hospital Expansion Elevating Healthcare in our Community To meet the needs of our community – today and in the years to come – Aspen Valley Hospital has developed a master facilities plan to upgrade and expand its physical plant. Over the past ten years, Aspen ... Read More
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Exercise While Breastfeeding

September 19, 2019 | Breast Feeding Exercise Wellness Women's Health

Exercise While Breastfeeding Moms face many barriers in the postpartum period, in regards to life balance, motherhood, breastfeeding, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise program. In the August 2019 Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, authors surveyed more than 600 moms ... Read More
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Anyone can be a superhero!

August 6, 2019 | Breast Feeding

Celebrate World Breatfeeding Month Protect your right to breastfeed! Anyone can be a superhero. Colorado laws allow breastfeeding in public. Employers in Colorado are required to provide private space, not a toilet stall, and break time to pump or breastfeed. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds Talk to ... Read More
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Meet Joseph L. Schuller, MD, FHRS

July 31, 2019 | Community Comprehensive Care

AVH's New Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist The heart is perhaps the body’s most vital organ, pumping oxygen-rich blood and other nutrients to the rest of the body. Helping our residents and visitors maintain a healthy cardiovascular system is an important part of the specialized medical ... Read More
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Your guide to hiking & backpacking

May 30, 2019 | Exercise Healthy Living

Although hiking and backpacking are relatively safe sports, many situations can, and do, happen that require advance planning and safety precautions. And the best time to prepare for them is before you hit the trails. First-aid and survival kits​ A first-aid kit is a must. ... Read More
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Changes coming to our oncology program

April 24, 2019 | Comprehensive Care

New physician, same great care Continuity is important in any healthcare situation — especially for cancer patients and their families. That’s why Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) is working to ensure a smooth transition to our new oncology physician, Stephen Mayer MD, PhD, FACP. We are ... Read More
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Product Recall-Fisher Price “Rock and Play”

April 11, 2019 | News

Public service announcement: MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ten infants are known to have died in the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper since 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns. In a joint statement with Fisher-Price, the CPSC said it voted ... Read More
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Stay home you are ill!

March 11, 2019 | Wellness

We are in the thick of influenza season right now. March is typically a big month for influenza illness as we welcome travelers from around the world. The CDC has recently issued an update that a second wave of more severe influenza is circulating and Colorado ... Read More
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Flu season officially begins….

January 2, 2019 | News Vaccinations Wellness

The 2018-2019 influenza season has officially begun, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Increases in flu activity summarized in CDC's most recent FluView report, including increases in influenza-like illness (ILI) and the proportion of laboratory-confirmed flu cases nationally, have signaled the start of the 2018-2019 ... Read More
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National American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month

November 15, 2018 | Wellness

Native American Heritage Month recognizes the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native people in the United States. This month honors the rich diversity of American Indian and Alaska Native cultures, traditions, and languages, and it focuses on how heritage intersects with ... Read More
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Halloween Tips-National Safety Council

October 31, 2018 | Community Wellness

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. In 2016, 7,330 ... Read More
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The Midvalley’s Milestone Anniversary

October 31, 2018 | News

A member of Aspen Valley Hospital’s network of care, the Midvalley Surgery Center in Basalt is celebrating a milestone: 20 years of serving patients in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding communities. The Surgery Center first opened its doors in July of 1998 as a ... Read More
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The Breast Center at Aspen Valley Hospital

September 27, 2018 | Breast Cancer

Expert breast health services closer to home. Call it the “backyard advantage.” For women in the midvalley, the need for many breast health services used to mean a long drive to and from Denver. But now, the Breast Center at Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) offers ... Read More
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Community Picnic Dishes Up Food and Fun For All!

September 20, 2018 | Community News

THANK YOU to all Aspen Valley Hospital physicians, staff and volunteers who made the Fresh & Healthy Community Picnic a wonderful success! On a beautiful September day, we welcomed over 300 community members to the hospital for an afternoon full of delicious and nutritious food, fun for ... Read More
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National Emergency Preparedness Month

September 19, 2018 | Breast Feeding Community

Key Facts about Breastfeeding and Emergencies Emergencies often occur when least expected, and sometimes when we are least prepared. They can include a wide range of unsettling events, including personal or family crises, public health emergencies (such as a flu pandemic), acts of terror and ... Read More
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Outstanding quality and cost savings

August 22, 2018 | Community

Midvalley Imaging Center provides great MRI value Shopping around for an MRI in the Roaring Fork Valley? If so, the Midvalley Imaging Center is rewriting the rules of healthcare with a mission to provide MRI services at a lower cost without compromising quality. The center ... Read More
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Whitcomb Terrace

July 31, 2018 | Community

Assisted living -- with emphasis on living! The request, when she first heard it, struck Maggie Gerardi as both unusual and wonderful. As director of Whitcomb Terrace Assisted Living, Gerardi was accustomed to acting on requests from residents interested in visiting local art galleries, restaurants, ... Read More
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Newborns: backs or tummies?

July 30, 2018 | Birth Center

Should Newborn Babies Sleep on Their Backs or Their Tummies? According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD) "Back to Sleep" Campaign, healthy babies should sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is ... Read More
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Take Charge of your Health!

July 1, 2018 | Community Healthy Living Wellness

AVH health fairs offer important health screenings at big savings! As part of its vision to help make our community the healthiest in the nation, Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) is proud to announce its schedule of 2018 public health fairs with free and low-cost medical ... Read More
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Our Volunteers Make a Difference Every Day

July 1, 2018 | Community

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH). Here are experiences from two of our volunteer unit leaders who make a difference in the lives of the hospital’s patients and staff. When Deborah Konig became an AVH volunteer about ... Read More
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Happy Father’s Day

June 18, 2018 | Community Fathers

The love of a father is a foundation for the future of a child. When mothers, fathers and family members work as a team around the care of children, it creates a haven within which these children can grow and thrive as mentioned in the ... Read More
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National Police Week

May 17, 2018 | Community

Happy National Police Week 2018 Thank a local law enforcement officer for all they do to keep our families and communities safe! May 13-19th, is National Police Week.  From bicycle rides and 5k runs to candlelight vigils, awards ceremonies and memorial services in honor of ... Read More
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Diaper Drive- Aspen Valley Hospital

April 9, 2018 | Birth Center Community

The OB nurses at Aspen Valley Hospital are dedicated to bring this cause to the attention of the generous families in our valley. Unfortunately, there are families in our area and the state of Colorado that do not have the resources to provide disposable diapers for their infants ... Read More
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Aspen Bariloche Medical Exchange Program

March 18, 2018 | News

Aspen Valley Hospital is proud to participate in one of the few medical exchanges organized through the International Sister Cities Program. This exchange program was formed shortly after San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, was named one of Aspen’s Sister Cities on November 1, 2002, following ... Read More
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AVH Spotlight: Diagnostic Imaging

February 16, 2018 | Comprehensive Care

Walk into the Diagnostic Imaging Center at Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) and you may wonder if you're inside a medical facility at all. The walls are papered with photos, cartoons, inspirational quotes and thank you notes from patients. The lighting and the chairs are soft. ... Read More
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Quick Antiviral Treatment of Influenza-is Critical

January 5, 2018 | Vaccinations Wellness

Influenza activity, predominantly from A(H3N2), has increased significantly in recent weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued a health advisory Wednesday. Given the characteristics of this season's flu, the CDC is recommending, in addition to the flu vaccine for prevention, increased use ... Read More
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Sharing is Caring- but is it safe?

December 12, 2017 | Breast Feeding Wellness

Milk Sharing The sharing of human milk has existed since the beginning of time. Mothers have either breastfed children who were not biologically related to them or expressed and shared milk with a child other than their own. In early times if a baby did ... Read More
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Safety – Soft Baby Carriers and Slings

August 31, 2017 | Infant Care

To help keep infants and babies safe, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal mandatory standard intended to improve the safety of infant sling carriers and prevent deaths and injuries to young children. Infant sling carriers are worn by the parent ... Read More
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World Breastfeeding Month 2017

August 1, 2017 | Breast Feeding Community

Aspen Valley Hospital and World Breastfeeding Week Promotes Breastfeeding Support throughout the Community   August is World Breastfeeding Month, an annual celebration of breastfeeding to increase breastfeeding awareness to improve the health of mothers and babies. The Aspen Birth Center Lactation Consultants and team will ... Read More
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Bosom Buddies Wednesdays at Aspen Birth Center

June 20, 2017 | Birth Center Breast Feeding

Bosom Buddies- Breastfeeding Support and Social time! Aspen Valley Hospital employees, Rachel Lahr, RN and Kate Spencer, PT- show off their adorable babies, Zora and Violet during Bosom Buddies at the Aspen Birth Center. Come and visit us and enjoy ongoing breastfeeding support, comraderie and social time with new moms and their ... Read More
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The Effects of Altitude on Visitors

May 17, 2017 | Healthy Living

Aspen and Snowmass Village are approximately 8,000 feet in elevation. If you’re skiing or hiking, you may ascend another 3,000–4,000 feet. There is less oxygen and less humidity available to you than at sea level, and a variety of symptoms can result. For most people, ... Read More
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Breastfeeding Emoji?

November 17, 2016 | Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding Emoji? Why not? By Sarah Friedmann On Thursday, the Unicode Consortium approved a breastfeeding emoji, along with 55 other new emojis. The breastfeeding emoji has garnered particular excitement, not only because it will allow women to visually depict an activity in which many of them engage ... Read More
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Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

November 3, 2016 | Breast Feeding Nutrition

Congratulations!  You have grown a happy healthy baby on the inside, now what to eat? Enjoy the article below and feel free to call Aspen Birth Center- Lactation Services with any questions or needs for breastfeeding advice or consultations. 970-544-1130 Tips for breastfeeding moms from Mayo ... Read More
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FDA warns-

October 4, 2016 | Breast Feeding Community Infant Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against homeopathic teething tablets and gels, recommending that consumers cease letting infants and children use the products because they pose health risks. Homeopathic teething tablets and gels are readily available online and in retail stores but ... Read More
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Introducing your baby to pets

September 21, 2016 | Community Infant Health

With September being National Baby Safety Month, it’s a great time to learn about introducing babies to pets. Below is important information about establishing the relationship between babies and pets, as well as general safety measures that should be taken. Planning Ahead To help minimize ... Read More
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When to go to the emergency department

July 30, 2016 | Community Healthy Living

Aspen Valley Hospital provides emergency care for serious illnesses and injuries at any hour of the day or night. Walk-in treatment is also available for minor ailments. Most illness and injury can be treated at Aspen Valley Hospital or the After Hours Medical Care Clinic ... Read More
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World Breastfeeding Week 2016

July 28, 2016 | Breast Feeding Community

Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development THE WBW CYCLE Through #WBW2016, WABA sets out raise awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the SDGs, whereas WBW 2017 will focus on Goal 17 - partnership building. This method of working is essential for sustainable impact and ... Read More
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Preventing sunburn

June 30, 2016 | Healthy Living

Skin cancer is the most serious concern related to sunburn. But a more immediate concern for the vacationer to Aspen and Snowmass Village is that a severe sunburn can ruin your trip. That's right. Every year, we see many people in our emergency department and ... Read More
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Dads Make it Work!

June 10, 2016 | Fathers Infant Care

The month of June, we celebrate DADs everywhere! But, When it comes to myths about parenting, let's face it, dads take a lot of sh*t. Hey Dad, have people said ridiculous things to you, when you are with your children? You take your child to the playground or ... Read More
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Food for Thought-Gluten Free for Healthy Kids?

May 17, 2016 | Nutrition

So much talk about gluten -free diets  yet, it may have risks for today's healthy children. Other than a small percentage of people who have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, gluten — a mixture of two proteins found in grains like wheat and barley and ... Read More
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Lock up your Detergent PODS

April 26, 2016 | Community News

In Colorado we know children are having trouble discerning "Edibles" from candy.... which is frightening in itself.  But, for those who do not indulge, are your handy-dandy detergent PODS safely locked away? Despite repeated warnings about the dangers to young children from laundry detergent pods, calls to ... Read More
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Second Time Moms-Appreciate Hospital Changes

April 4, 2016 | Birth Center Pregnancy

As an RN and lactation consultant at Aspen Birth Center, I am always excited to recognize and welcome back our "repeat customers". I am eager to brag about our recent Baby Friendly Hospital Designation status, but not so I can "toot our horn" or display the "feather in our cap"....but instead, ... Read More
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Patagonia-FMLA done right

March 22, 2016 | Community FMLA

Patagonia-sure, their gear is tough, and the clothing is trendy, yet functional...but I have found new respect for this company who is seemingly, trying to do a lot of things right. The following excerpt is taken from the web blog named "The Cleanest Line". This Weblog is for the ... Read More
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If you are Pregnant:Herbs are Drugs

March 1, 2016 | Pregnancy Wellness Women's Health

Herbs are commonly consumed by pregnant and breast-feeding women, possibly because they believe that “natural products” are safer than drugs. However, even though some have been available for hundreds or thousands of years, little is known about their effects on the embryo, fetus, newborn, or ... Read More
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Daddy Matters…really!!!

February 2, 2016 | Fathers

New mothers can really influence Dads and facilitate your partner’s involvement in ways that will be helpful not only for Dad, but for you and the baby as well. Moms- your input is the key to an important piece for getting Dads involved! Please share this with them....(that is, ... Read More
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Not your mother’s weed…

December 15, 2015 | Community Women's Health

It's legal in Colorado. Why would marijuana harm your unborn baby? The major active compound in all cannabis products is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), or simply THC. Research has established that THC can rapidly cross the placenta barrier, resulting in fetal plasma concentrations of THC equivalent or even ... Read More
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Paternity Leave?

December 1, 2015 | Community Fathers

A Recent article in GQ magazine brought the topic of paid paternity leave to the forefront of today's political venue. With all the talk about equal wages, it would only follow suit that equal FMLA benefits should ensue for a very integral part of the family. ... Read More
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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month!

August 11, 2015 | Breast Feeding News

August is World Breastfeeding Month and a time when the world celebrates breastfeeding and builds awareness and support. This year the  theme is Breastfeeding and Work: "Let’s Make It Work" which aims to empower and support all women to successfully balance work and child-rearing, an important part of ... Read More
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RSV & kids

July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living

As the weather gets colder, your little one may battle the symptoms of a cold. If so, be aware: what appears to be an ordinary cold could be more serious. Your child may have respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a highly contagious disease that ... Read More
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Don’t Ignore Depression

June 5, 2015 | Mental Health Postpartum Women's Health

Postpartum depression has certainly gained its share of attention in the public's and professional's eyes with states from Oregon to New York implementing legislation in recent years to encourage screening for the problem.   We are learning that Pregnancy alone, is a large risk factor to the clinically depressed patient.  From chemical ... Read More
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Happy Mother’s Day

May 12, 2015 | Community

Our Bosom Buddies social and support group of breastfeeding mothers, and lactation consultants, wish you a very Happy Mother's Day! Come join us Wednesdays at the Aspen Birth Center 11am -12:30pm weekly. Heather Knott RN-IBCLC Lactation Services Coordinator Childbirth Education Coordinator Aspen Valley Hospital
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Poison Peril

March 17, 2015 | Community News Wellness

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK March 15-21st: In 1961, Congress established National Poison Prevention Week as a national celebration each year during the third full week of March. The observance is sponsored by the National Poison Prevention Week Council, a group of public and private partners committed to reducing unintentional ... Read More
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No visitors, please!

February 24, 2015 | Community Infant Health

Everyone is so excited to see the new baby, but put on your protective armour and figure out a polite way to ask: "Is everyone healthy?  What's that?  Little Johnny has '"just" a little runny nose?" Repeat after me now: "We should probably take a raincheck? " "You can ... Read More
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Health Insurance for Women

January 27, 2015 | Women's Health

Enroll in a Health Plan The Marketplace is now open for 2015! Get health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace until February 15, 2015 and learn about no-cost preventive services available to women. If you already have coverage through the Marketplace, learn about Coverage to Care and other resources to ... Read More
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My Mom is a Lactation Consultant…

January 13, 2015 | Breast Feeding Community

My mom is a lactation consultant. Can you tell? From building a snowman, or an anatomically correct breastfeeding snow-woman, to traveling across America in a large pink RV to promote breastfeeding, our kids are no worse for the wear. They are learning to be breastfeeding advocates, ... Read More
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Infant Sleep

December 30, 2014 | Community Infant Care Infant Health

Of the 18 years I have been a childbirth educator, professional nurse and the 14 years spent as a parent of two children ....I think nobody gets MORE crazy, than when it comes to the topic of getting your infant to SLEEP...zzzzzz  at night!  This topic ... Read More
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Trick or Treat!

October 31, 2014 | Community

Going trick-or-treating? Follow these safety tips from the Center for Disease Control. S- Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. A- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. F- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to ... Read More
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Midwives make a difference

October 10, 2014 | Community Comprehensive Care Midwife

Happy National Midwifery Week 2014! The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the ... Read More
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Preventing ski injuries

September 30, 2014 | Exercise Healthy Living Sports Medicine

Preventing Ski Injuries The following precautions will help you avoid ski injuries: Ski in accordance with your physical condition. Skiing, like any other sport, requires muscular strength and flexibility for control. The more control you have, the safer you will be. Have all of your ... Read More
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Basic Training for New Dads

September 30, 2014 | Community Fathers

Greg Bishop, the author of Crash Course for new Dads states, when it comes to being a new dad, the cave man set the standards.  Greg uses language, humor, and case scenarios that appeal to the male mind. He goes on to say funny things like, "Human ... Read More
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What is a baby friendly hospital?

September 26, 2014 | Birth Center Community

So you ask. "What is Baby Friendly? Were the hospitals not baby friendly before?" and...why is this best for our family? Watch Video about Baby Friendly Hospital practices It's a difficult job learning all the "buzzwords" and being a new consumer during one of the most important periods ... Read More
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To immunize or not to immunize?

September 19, 2014 | Infant Care Infant Health Vaccinations Wellness

Good question? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. ... Read More