Live Healthier NOW By Quitting
Tobacco is still a problem. More than 480,000 people die each year from tobacco. Tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death in this country and in the world. Tobacco use is a major factor in four out of the five leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease and stroke. It causes about a third of heart disease and cancer, and most emphysema. Steps are being taken to fight back against the dangers of tobacco in Fremont County. At the Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment, the Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation program is funded by Amendment... Read The Rest
Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is depression that occurs after having a baby. Feelings of postpartum depression are more intense and last longer than those of “baby blues,” a term used to describe the worry, sadness, and tiredness many women experience after having a baby. “Baby blues” symptoms typically resolve on their own within a few days. How Many Women Experience Depression? Depression is a common and serious illness. A CDC study shows that about one 1 out of 10 women in the United States experience symptoms of depression. Using the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), CDC research shows that nationally, about 1 in... Read The Rest
Community Resources for Breastfeeding Mothers
We hope these resources can help support your decision and overcome any of the common challenges associated with breastfeeding in order to prepare your baby for a healthy, happy life. Below you can find more information about breastfeeding and useful resources in Fremont County, Colorado and online to help support your decision to breastfeed your baby. (WIC) Health - Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional ProgramPregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)Breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday) 3224-A Independence Road, Canon City, CO 81212Phone (719) 275-1580 or 275-1589 St. Thomas More Birth CenterMaria Telfer... Read The Rest

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