What Is the Difference Between Measles And Chickenpox

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Sometimes, it can be difficult to distinguish measles from chickenpox since they share some similarities. But it’s important to know that they are not the same thing. And by correctly diagnosing the illness, you will know what actions to take to treat it. What Is Measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can…

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Signs You Need to Call 911 for Someone Experiencing a Stroke

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When it comes to dealing with strokes, time is of the essence. The longer one takes to get the treatment they need, the likelier they will end up with a life-long disability or even die. This thought isn’t a fun thing to think about, but that’s the reality of strokes. As such, if you notice…

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Journey to Nepal

Dr. Ropp in Nepal

I recently had the pleasure and privilege of working again with Himalayan HealthCare (HHC), www.himalayanhealthcare.org. HHC is a non-profit organization that has been working in Nepal for 25 years now. Their mission as stated on their website is “to create sustainable development programs in the remote areas of Nepal that will improve the quality of…

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Get out and exercise

Running in the Forest

Get out and Exercise! Regular exercise is one of the keys to living a healthy life. Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we are blessed with 300 sunny days per year. Although it can get cold at times in the winter, there are opportunities to stay physically active, whether indoors or outdoors, year-round. There are…

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The 100 Mile Challenge Has Begun!

April 4th – July 12th Week 4 – Next Group Walk – Fort Marcy Park Next Group Walk – Fort Marcy Park – Sunday, April 25th 8:30am (Click here for info) Don’t worry, it is not too late to register! Whether you consider yourself a couch potato or a fitness expert… …Imagine yourself doing something…

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Take the 100 MILE CHALLENGE! April 4th – July 12th, 2015

Presented by Aspen Wellness KICKOFF – Saturday, April 4th 9:00am Click here for more information Whether you consider yourself a couch potato or a fitness expert… …Imagine yourself doing something BIG this year to improve your body, brain, mood, and overall health. Imagine a bunch of other people in your community joining you in this…

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Introducing Aspen Wellness!

At the end of 2014, Aspen Medical Center expanded its mission of offering top quality urgent care and primary care by opening a complementary and alternative healthcare center. Aspen Wellness is located right beside Aspen Medical Center.  Acupuncture treatments are just $25 per session and both appointments and walk-ins are welcome.  Chinese herbs, bodywork, and a…

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