Compass

Summer 2011

  • A Unique Story of Our Community's Health - Local health survey shows progress, though some improvements are still needed
  • Price of Prevention Gets Cheaper - New health plans must offer many tests and services for free
  • Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies - Supportive group care for expectant mothers
  • A Matter of Balance - Things to consider when age or illness causes instability
  • Fire it Up - Healthy options for backyard grilling
  • Fort Collins Senior Center - A "Palace on the Hill" for local elders
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Spring 2011

  • Will You Survive the Drive? - A vehicle is only as safe as the person behind the wheel
  • Healthcare Reform for Medicare Recipients - New options for preventive screenings, wellness exams
  • Ensight Skills Center - Bringing light into people's lives
  • Springtime in Rockies Indeed Rocky for Allergy Sufferers - Pollen producers primarily to blame
  • Morning Brilliance - Nutritious breakfast makes for a glowingly good day
  • Health District News - 'Spring Warm-up' ride to benefit dental patients; Free stroke symposium on May 14; Health District earns wellness award
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Winter 2011

  • Are Your Joints Trying to Tell You Something? - Maybe they're saying you have arthritis
  • A Change in Health District Services - Nutrition, immunization services to end
  • Healthy Holiday Fare - Wow your guests with wholesome party appetizers
  • The Family Center - Support to healp working families get ahead
  • Healthcare Reform Roundup - What's happening as a result of federal legislation
  • Health District News - Health Care Matters; NAMI Volunteer of the Year; Call for Compass Advisory Comittee members
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Fall 2010

  • Gender Inequality - Heart disease treats women differently
  • Health Plan Targets Those with Pre-existing Conditions - New program accepting applications
  • Suicide Resource Center - Engaging the community to help those at risk
  • The Mighty Lentil - Small legume packs big punch
  • Rare Killer Can Be Prevented - Vaccine protects against most meningococcal disease
  • Health District News - Health survey offers chance to shape future; Lions Club donation aids local diabetics; What's new with flu
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Summer 2010

  • Slowing the Clock - Your real age and how you can lower it
  • Food Fable for Modern Times - Old tale yields valuable nutrition tip
  • Making Sense of Blood Pressure - Knowing the facts may save your life
  • Stay Safe and Healthy Outdoors - For a summer that sizzles with fun
  • Kids Cafe - Food Bank fights hunger with nutritious meals for local youth
  • Interpreting Healthcare Reform - What does the new legislation mean for you now?
  • Health District News - Health District receives Public Health Hero award
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Spring 2010

  • Too Much of a Good Thing? - How prescription drugs can shift from health aid to health problem
  • Motivation to Get Moving - A good support network can help you stay on track with physical activity
  • Don't Fan the Flame - Anti-inflammatory foods can help prevent disease
  • 5 Ways to NOT Help Your Smoker Quit - Lose the negativity, add some joviality
  • Wounded Warriors - Persuading veterans to access mental-health services when in need
  • Health District News - Health District cancels board election, Tim O'Neill to become newest board member
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Winter 2010

  • Turning Over a New Leaf - How to make good on your New Year's resolutions
  • Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold - Protect yourself from hyperthermia and hypothermia and keep your body temperature just right
  • Pathways Hospice - Compassionate care at the end of life
  • Stir It Up - Soups and stews make perfect health potion
  • New Health Reforms to Cost Little Next Year - Other factors account for most of projected rate increases
  • Health District News - New program helps local families enroll in public health insurance; Improved dental care for disabled adults nearly ready to launch; CDC public health apprentice joins Health District
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Fall 2009

  • Drink to Your Health - Open the spigot and let the good times flow
  • Beyond Wheat - Healthy cooking without all the gluten
  • Kids on the Move - Young bodies need activity for health and school
  • PVH Patient Navigator Program - Compassionate guidance for cancer patients
  • Flu Update - H1N1 (Swine) flu could infect many; Seasonal flu still a threat; 6 tips for keeping flu at bay; Recommendations for which flu shots to get
  • Health District News - '3 Twins for Grins' benefit concert Oct. 2; Word search
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Summer 2009

  • Window to Well-being - Pharmacists can help you be healthy, wealthy and wise
  • Secrets from the Mediterranean - Age old traditions serve up modern-day health
  • Planting the Seeds to Better Health - Gardening isn't work—it's fitness!
  • Helping the Homeless - Organizations focus on meeting basic needs
  • Not a Superficial Matter - Risk from melanoma more than skin deep
  • Health District News - Get to know your Family Dental Clinic; Tooth Fairy Fund for Grown-ups; Health District becomes Enterprise Zone agency
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

Spring 2009

  • The High Cost of Stress - It's not healthy, but relief can be cheap
  • Spice Up Your Life - Cooking with healthy mini-ingredients
  • Dance, Dance, Dance - So fun, you'll forget it's good for you
  • School-based Health & Wellness Programs - Where good health makes better scholars
  • The Power of Pets - Why Sparky and Fluffy may truly be good for you
  • Health District News - Cooking demos a big hit at Food Bank; Free stroke symposium; Learn more about the Family Dental Clinic
  • Live and Learn - Cholesterol testing schedule; Quit Tobacco classes offered

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