Posts By: Lisa

Eating Outdoors, Handling Food Safely

Eating Outdoors, Handling Food Safely Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during  Read more...

Healthy Sleep Habits

If you don’t get enough sleep you’ll probably feel groggy and irritable and you won’t be at your best at work or school. But there are serious health consequences as well--regular poor sleep put you at risk of serious medical conditions including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. It can even shorten your life expectancy.  Read more...

Allergy Season Is Here!

With windy spring conditions and high pollen counts, Santa Fe’s allergy season is in full swing. Most sufferers point to juniper and elm trees as the biggest culprits, along with ragweed and grasses. Here’s the scoop on what you can do to avoid tree pollen and other outdoor triggers. Tree Pollen Trees can aggravate  Read more...

Flu Season 2018

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the 2018 flu season is the worst New Mexico has seen in at least five years. As of mid-February, there were 34 flu-related deaths in the state and 100 pneumonia-related deaths. The end of the flu season varies from year to year but generally lasts  Read more...

Adolescent Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of overall health for children as well as adults. For many adults who have mental disorders, symptoms were present—but often not recognized or addressed—in childhood and youth. For a young person with symptoms of a mental disorder, the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it can be. Early  Read more...

Heart Health for Women

You may think heart disease only affects men. This is not true. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Here are some FDA tips to help you make good decisions about your heart health. 1. Eat a heart healthy diet. The nutrition facts on the food label can help you make healthy  Read more...

A Different Kind of New Year’s Health Resolution

No matter who you are, a health resolution likely appears on your 2018 to-do list. We’ve all made resolutions like going on a diet, joining a gym or drinking more water.  Why not give the diet and exercise resolutions a rest this new year and focus instead on mental health? Mental health is central  Read more...

February is Heart Health Month

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Statistics for both men and women are alarming—in 2008 heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women but there are plenty of steps you can  Read more...

Manageable Fitness Resolutions for the New Year

If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution. But once the champagne flutes are back on the shelf, it's hard to make that pledge stick. A week into the New Year, just 77 percent of resolution makers are still on track, and after six months, only about 40 percent  Read more...

5 Tips to Survive Holiday Stress

Many people look forward to the holiday season to take time off from work, spend time with friends and family and often enjoy a winter vacation. While for many people it can be a joyful time, it can also be stressful, anxiety ridden and an opportunity to catch a cold or flu virus. While time  Read more...