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Diabetes and the Flu can be a Dangerous Combination

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Alta Vista Regional Hospital wants people to stay on track with their care during the COVID-19 pandemic and start of the flu season. “We’ve seen how avoiding the doctor and emergency room has negatively impacted the health of...

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Sepsis: An Unrecognized Risk

Sepsis affects 1.7 million people in the U.S. annually, but Americans still know less about this potentially life-threatening illness than they do about rare diseases, such as Ebola and malaria. Sepsis occurs when an overwhelming response to an infection triggers...

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Focus on Heart Health

Heart disease, including coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke, remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The disease claims 647,000 lives annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. February is American Heart Month,...

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It’s Never too Early for a Flu Immunization

Fall is approaching, which means it’s time to get your flu immunization. Influenza, also known as “the flu,” is a contagious respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus, which affects the nose, throat and lungs. Every year in the United States more than 200,000...

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Good Parents, Good Children, Good Hospital!

Even at age 86, Genevieve A’Con, a homemaker who raised four children, walked on her treadmill for 10 minutes every morning at her home in Mora, New Mexico. A stroke 10 years prior had left her weakened on her right side, and she knew walking on the treadmill helped...

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