Healthbeat Archives and More
Healthbeat  is published in two forms, an email newsletter and a quarterly printed magazine.
1. The e-newsletter is published weekly and sent out on Wednesday afternoons.  Through it, we keep you informed of upcoming events, special speakers, community events and relevant health information.  Each issue includes a "Smile of the Week" because laughter is the best medicine.
  • In conjunction with our weekly news, we have special issues that are sent out for two annual events:  the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and The Line Dance On The London Bridge.  
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2. The printed magazine is published quarterly and is distributed through the Today's News Herald, Sunday Edition.  This includes news of our events, a healthy recipe and articles written by local medical and health professionals.  If you missed the latest issue, stop by our office and pick up a copy or click the links to the right to download a PDF copy directly to your computer.
Exerpts from the latest Healthbeat Magazine
Excerpts from the latest Healthbeat Magazine
Why Parents Should Vaccinate Their Children, by Karen Lewis, MD., Medical Director Arizona Immunization Program Office    Sixty years ago, parents were much more worried about the side effects of diseases than about possible side effects from vaccines.  Most people knew of someone whose child had been paralyzed by polio, hospitalized with measles, deafened by German measles (rubella),  brain damaged from meningitis, or killed by whooping cough.  As more and more vaccines have been developed and used, many vaccine-preventable diseases have almost disappeared in the United States.  Most parents have not experienced how serious and deadly these vaccine-preventable diseases can be.
The New Light, by Dr. Tania Sobchuk . . . We have always known that UV light can be harmful to our skin and eyes, which is why we encourage sunglasses and sunscreen. However, with advancements in technology we now have many devices present in our everyday that emit a different kind of light.  This light is called, “Blue Light” and is emitted by phones, tablets, computer and TV screens, fluorescent (regular and compact) and LED light bulbs.
New Personal Best at Age 69 . . . Hello my name is JoJo O'Brien I am 69 years old and I like to run for health and enter races.  Some of you will recognize me from my profile published in January for the Heart Health Fair.  Since then I have talked with many wonderful people who see me run and give me words of encouragement like "I admire you" or "you are my hero" and "how many miles are you doing today?" with a hand out for a high five as I pass.  I wish to share my recent accomplishment a 13.1 miles half marathon run in San Luis Obispo, CA.
To read more of these articles, click the link to the left for the Healthbeat Summer 2015 Issue,
or stop by the HcHF office to pick up a printed copy while supplies last.

Excerpts from the Spring 2015 Healthbeat Magazine
Get Moving—You can do it! Submitted by JoJo O’Brien  Hello, my name is JoJo and I am 69 years of age.  Setting goals (or even thinking about it) can bring forth various responses like “my life is busy so maybe tomorrow” or – “those TV ads make it look so simple” or – how about this one – “jeez I haven’t been active so kinda late to start now.”  Well, I am here to tell you it is never too late to set goals that you  can achieve with the beginning of small steps and building to what can work for you.
Heart Disease and Depression, by Pareed Aliyar, MD, FACC . . .
“Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.”  Dorothy Rowe
The incidence of depression with heart disease is very high.  It is common for patients to feel sad after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or other cardiac events.  This is usually the result of not knowing what to expect or not being able to do one’s normal activities without feeling tired.  These feelings of sadness are usually temporary and go away within a few weeks, as one comes to terms with the disease and makes some lifestyle changes.  Read more about depression and therapies you might use in your treatment.
Healing Hearts and Touching Lives, by Pat Foley, RN . . . Heart Attacks will be more damaging the longer treatment is delayed.  Recognition of symptoms of a heart attack will minimize delays in seeking attention for ourselves and those we care for.   CLASSIC SYMPTOMS; Nausea or vomiting, Pale skin, Crushing chest pain, Sweating, Anxiety, Difficulty breathing.  Men and women may have some common symptoms, but there may be some differences: WOMEN: Nausea/vomiting,Jaw pain. MEN:  Chest discomfort Shortness of breath
To read more of these articles, click the link to the left for the Healthbeat Spring 2015 Parts 1 & 2 Issue, or stop by the HcHF office to pick up a printed copy while supplies last.

Excerpts from the End of Fall 2014 Healthbeat Magazine
Gratitude is best learned young.  The holiday season is the perfect time to teach young children a very important life lesson:  gratitude. Read tips from First Things First, gathered from child development experts and websites.
HRMC is Focusing on Ebola Awareness and Preparation . . . Blondie Miley, Director of Infection Control at HRMC stated,  "The risk of contracting Ebola is extremely low unless you've had direct contact with the body fluids of an infected person. Hospitals need to have protocols in place ... We want to assure our community that infectious patients and those who care for them will be isolated until they are determined to be free of infection."
Thoughts from our President, Jeanie Morgan . . . (Jeanie gives a summary of the history of HcHF)  She writes, " As we near the end of our tenth year of independence, I am proud to say we have added many additional health-related programs and services. . . . Volunteers, donations and successful fundraising events are what keep us going and growing.  Thanks to all who have been part of that growth!  It's been a wonderful ride.
To read more of these articles, click the link to the left for the Healthbeat Fall 2014 Issue, or stop by the HcHF office to pick up a printed copy while supplies last.