August 18, 2014

Get moving, kids. Your health depends on it.

For kids, exercise often takes a different form than it does for adults. Kids don’t go to the gym. They play. They go to football practice, […]
August 17, 2014

College-age kids need vaccines, too

Vaccines are not just for children. Immunizations are needed throughout your adult life to help you stay healthy. That’s because immunity from childhood diseases may wear […]
August 11, 2014

Kids need healthy breakfast and lunch to perform in school

Good nutrition habits will not only set children up for success in school but also later in life. It’s difficult to do your best without the […]
August 10, 2014

Back-to-school: Vaccinate your children at every age!

Back to school is the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines. Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one […]
August 4, 2014

Rabbit tests positive for tularemia

A rabbit has tested positive for tularemia in Mesa County. Tularemia is a bacterial disease that can affect humans and animals. Rabbits, hares and rodents are […]
August 4, 2014

Follow these tips to make sure your kids are getting the rest they need

With school back in session – or just about – make sure your kiddos are getting enough sleep. Sleep affects both mental and physical development, and […]
August 3, 2014

Vaccinate your baby

Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old. Every dose of vaccine is […]
July 31, 2014

Why breast really is best (World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7!)

We’ve all heard the saying, “Breast is best.” But is it? Turns out, yeah. So good, in fact, that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive […]
July 28, 2014

First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Mesa County

The Mesa County Health Department today is reporting the first lab-confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in a resident of Mesa County this year. West […]
July 25, 2014

World Hepatitis Day is July 28

Worldwide, 500 million people are living with chronic viral hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. The disease each year kills 1.5 million people. That’s as […]