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Getting fit and healthy as a family

Parents who are interested in increasing physical activity for the whole family can take two steps that will make a difference: turn off the TV and play. To reduce the risk of overweight and obesity among children and adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends reducing screen time to two…See More
Jan 30
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Protect Children from the Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke is linked to influenza complications, bronchitis, pneumonia, wheezing, coughing, increased ear infections and more frequent and severe asthma attacks. Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. In this country alone, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from…See More
Jan 14, 2013
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Fact or fiction: common myths about the flu vaccination

By Dr. Bill Letson, Medical Director, El Paso County Public HealthEl Paso County Public Health, following national immunization guidelines issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends anyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccination. Although the flu vaccine is safe and offers the best…See More
Dec 4, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Public Health nurses make a difference for children with special needs

On a sunny November day, Nelly Madore, a single mother of two, recounts the specialists she has taken her children to in the last couple of months: oral surgeon, dentist, cardiologist, and pediatrician. The list goes on.“Every day there is a different challenge, a new challenge” she said.On this day, many children may have…See More
Nov 16, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Protect the children in your care from whooping cough

Parents and caregivers often are aware of the importance of whooping cough vaccines for children – and it’s just as important to remind adults that they need the vaccine, too. Increasing the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccination among adults helps prevent the spread of disease and protects the most vulnerable,…See More
Oct 15, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Protect your family this season with flu vaccinations

The flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children, and the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year.  Late summer or early fall are the best times to get the flu vaccine to reduce your chances of getting sick with the flu. Getting a flu vaccination is now much easier than…See More
Sep 11, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Back to School Nutrition: The Smart Way to Start Your Child's Day

A healthy diet plays a critical role in children’s overall health and school performance. Whether they are eating breakfast at home, enjoying a school-provided meal, or snacking on the go, a nutritious start to the day can help them concentrate and perform better in school.Studies have shown that the health of students is also linked to their academic success. Both physical activity and healthy eating may help improve academic achievement, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…See More
Aug 28, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Don't Delay- Schedule Back-to-School Vaccinations Now

This summer, do something for your child and your school – get your vaccinations up to date so you can avoid being part of the back-to-school rush. By making an appointment now, you’ll keep your child protected against common vaccine-preventable diseases, like measles, pertussis (whooping cough) and chickenpox. Appointments are available now and throughout this summer at El Paso County Public Health, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. Call (719) 578-3199 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins may…See More
Jul 16, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Partnering Low-Income, First-Time Moms with Public Health Nurses Proves to be Effective

At age 15, Rachael had to tell her dad she was three months pregnant. She was scared because she knew he wouldn’t expect it from his volleyball playing, straight-A, ninth-grade high school student, and would likely be disappointed. After hearing the news, her dad discussed her options of adoption or raising…See More
Jun 18, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Keep Children Active and Eating Healthy this Summer

With the weather improving and schools nearing summer recess, now is a good time to plan healthful and fun summer activities and menus to keep kids active and energized.  Efforts to increase physical activity and healthy eating in our families are important because El Paso County has not escaped the national obesity…See More
May 8, 2012
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Colorado Springs to examine the obesity epidemic at premiere of HBO documentary

In Colorado, one in four children between the ages of 2 to 14 were overweight or obese in 2010.  In El Paso County, an estimated 58 percent of adults were either overweight or obese in 2009-2010. And the problem has only gotten worse. To address this rising concern, Kaiser Permanente will host a Thrive Health Expo featuring the Colorado Springs premiere of HBO’s four-part series, "The Weight of the Nation," on Friday, April 27. The event will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 200 S.…See More
Apr 20, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Parents- Beware of the Risks of Hookah Smoking

Most people are aware of the risks associated with cigarette smoking, but they may not know of the risks associated with hookah tobacco and its overall appeal to youth. While hookah smokers may consider this practice less harmful than smoking cigarettes, hookah smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarettes, and…See More
Feb 24, 2012
El Paso County Public Health posted an event

Radon Awareness Seminar at Citizens Service Center

January 12, 2012 from 6pm to 7:30pm
In an effort to raise awareness and encourage people to check the radon levels in their homes, El Paso County Public Health has organized a free radon seminar for the public. All homes regardless of construction type, such as slab on grade, basement, or crawl space, or style, such as colonial, raised ranch, or condominium can have elevated radon levels. This event will offer a video presentation, “Radon: The Invisible Killer,” and a question and answer session with a panel of experts that will…See More
Jan 4, 2012
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Jan 4, 2012
Bob Stephens commented on El Paso County Public Health's blog post 'Tips to Keep Your Family Fit this Winter'
"Great story! Days like this are the hardest for me to get motivated to go to the gym... Merry Christmas and good health to all :)"
Dec 22, 2011
El Paso County Public Health posted a blog post

Tips to Keep Your Family Fit this Winter

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, but when temperatures drop, helping children get the daily recommended 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity can be a challenge.Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean mus…See More
Dec 21, 2011

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Getting fit and healthy as a family

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

Parents who are interested in increasing physical activity for the whole family can take two steps that will make a difference: turn off the TV and play. To reduce the risk of overweight and obesity among children and adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends reducing…

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Smash the Pack for the Great American Smokeout

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 10:54am 0 Comments

El Paso County Public Health and several partner agencies are inviting the community to “Smash the Pack” for the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21 to encourage tobacco users to quit.

El Paso County Public Health’s Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership program is partnering…

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Decrease screen time to give your child a healthier life

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:06am 0 Comments

With more electronic entertainment options than ever before, it can be harder to get children up and moving.  Setting limits on time spent with electronic devices is important. During the last 20 years, the number of children in the United States who are physically active has decreased while the number of…

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Rethink Your Drink - Choose Water

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:03am 0 Comments

Parents and caregivers have plentiful options when choosing beverages for children. One choice can make a big difference in your family’s health – rethink your drink and choose water instead of juice or soda. Getting enough water every day is important for children’s health, and extra calories from sugar-sweetened beverages may lead to weight gain.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity nationwide has more than doubled in the past…

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At 2:26pm on May 18, 2010, Theresa Hazelton said…
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