FREE SKIN SCREENINGS

Holy Cross Hospital is pleased to welcome Laurie Good, MD and High Road Dermatology to northern New Mexico. Dr. Good will conduct Free Skin Screenings at the following clinics:

Sept. 5 - PMS Clinic, Questa
Sept. 10 - Red River Firehouse, Red River
Sept. 11 - Center for Physical Health, Angel Fire
Sept. 18 - Peñasco Health Clinic, Peñasco
Taos – TBD

All screening will be held between 10:00 am -3:00 pm.

To schedule an appointment please call 575.751.0334.


CROSS FIT: FLEX YOUR CHEST THROW-DOWN

What is Flex Your Chest Throw-Down?
On September 6 and 7, teams and individuals will battle it out to see who may call themselves the fittest team and individual at high elevation. The event will be at the Taos Youth and Family Center and proceeds will go to support Taos Cancer Support Services. Participants will compete at 7000’ elevation in three divisions, Scaled, RX, and Masters. Come and join in the fun and support us by watching Flex Your Chest Thow-Down.

Volunteers Needed
Get into the game by joining our team of volunteers to help organize workouts and events. We need volunteers in the following areas: Event set-up and tear-down, event facilitators, vendor/sponsor and athlete hospitality, workout heat transitions, scoring administration, etc.

For more information:
Visit their website, or
Contact: Carmen
Phone:
505-730-4701
Email: cladyb5@yahoo.com


BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Cancer Support Services is now adding a Breast Cancer Support Group to our services! Please welcome Tracy Poffenroth Prato who will be the facilitator for the group!

The first meeting of the Breast Cancer Support Group will be:
Thursday August 28
The support group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
5:00 – 6:0 PM

Community Outreach Office
118 Este Es, Suite H, Taos, NM

Bring a healthy snack (not required) and come connect with others who are experiencing similar situations and feelings, as well as provide a forum to discuss diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer.

The support group is for patients and survivors who are looking for support, information, and hope. The group is open to everyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer, currently receiving treatment, or for those who have completed their treatment.

The support groups is facilitated by Tracey Poffenroth Prato, certified coach. Tracey is a six-year breast cancer survivor who took control of her diagnosis with determination to beat it. Her treatment consisted of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Devoted to helping others in the same situation, Tracey is passionate about supporting other women diagnosed with cancer.

Tracey spent 14 years working in the medical field before following her dream She is now an Internationally Certified Wellness Coach (ICF/CCA), trained Support Group Facilitator, Lifebook Leader, Certified Raw Food Instructor, and Reiki Master.

For more information:
Call: Tracey Poffenroth Prato
Phone: (505) 514-2588

Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group

Join us on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 for the first meeting of the Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group.
The meeting will be at the Taos Pueblo Health & Community Services Conference Room beginning at 5:30 pm.

Dinner will be provided.

The Taos Pueblo Cancer Support Group is open and dedicated to those who have been affected by any type of cancer. We will provide a support system for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends. We will bring in professionals to share their knowledge with various cancers and will provide updated resource information.

Come learn what the group is about.

For more information:
Call: Kim Toya, Taos Pueblo Health & Community Services
Phone:
(575) 758-7824


FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!

5k/10k Race | Walk | Fun Run

Out 4th annual Race, Walk, and FunRun was a great success. Together we raised over $41,000 for Cancer Support Services in Taos.

5K and 10K Race Results

Follow the link above for complete race results.

It’s not too late to donate to this important cause!


Got Health Insurance?

Under the new Affordable Care Act, beginning in January 2014 all Americans will be eligible for and are required to have health insurance. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act here.

Open Enrollment for the Health Exchange for 2014 ended on March 31st. Open Enrollment for 2015 will begin on November 15, 2014.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: An interactive look

This website from the University of Southern California (USC) shows you what changes you can expect to see in health care. Follow this link to see the website. Click on the various icons to reveal information.

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