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By Jenny Madrid MPH, RD, CDE, BC-ADM UCH Registered Dietitian

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WISHing You Well
An informative health communique for our patients and their families
Issue No. 12, Winter2010



During the Holidays, our thoughts turn gratefully to those of you who have made our success possible.  Our sincere thanks and best wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. 


Read about Holiday Stress and Strategies for Coping. 


Women's Integrated Services in Health

Our Holiday Gift to you...

S.M.A.R.T. Goals: 

The Way To An Improved Lifestyle!

Mitra Razzaghi, M.D.

Practice Director

Women's Integrated Services in Health Program


This is the time that a lot of us think more deeply about ourS.M.A.R.T. Goals and Objectives resolution for the upcoming New Year.  What would be better than a path to a new and healthy lifestyle? All of us know that it doesn't just happen.  We have to plan for it and create it. When we realize how much power there is in our thoughts and our mind, we will begin opening up doors to endless possibilities.

The reason lifestyle is so important is because how we live determines our choices and these choices decide how healthy we are and whether we're on the road to optimal health.


So what is a healthy lifestyle? The typical components obviously include not smoking, eating healthy foods, exercising and keeping the body at a healthy weight. Read More...

Holiday Hazards:

How To Recognize Addiction In A Loved One

CeDAR's Family Program

Debby Zuniga BS CAC III

Case Manager for the CeDAR Family Program


Ah, the office parties that got a little loud; the holiday get-together that ended in a scene; or the family dinner that ended in a brawl. With increased stress compounded by ample opportunity to partake in celebrations, the holidays may exacerbate tendencies to abuse alcohol and drugs. The season may trigger stresses and intensify family dynamics. 


It is likely that family members and friends may recognize an addiction problem before the chemically dependent person does.  At this time of year in particular, they may ask themselves such questions as "Is my loved one just trying to enjoy themselves or are they really an addict?" "Are they just looking for ways to relieve stress?" "Is it my place to say something?"  "Can anything even be done?" If you are concerned about a loved one with an addiction, the best thing to do is learn more about addiction and seek professional advice for yourself first. Read more...  


Don't miss this story... Successful Recovery a Family Affair

Avoid Flu for Two

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

By Jill K. Davies, M.D., Associate Professor

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Tis the season...flu season. And if vaccine womanyou are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, it's not business as usual when it comes to vaccinations.  Dr. Jill Davies gives us the scoop about flu and other vaccinations before, during and after pregnancy. Read More


Wishing you Happy Holidays, Peace and Good Health today and in 2011. 

We look forward to hearing from you.  Please call us if you need any information or help with your Health Care. 

Warm Regards,  


Women's Integrated Services in Health Team

Special Offerings:  Flu Vaccinations 

As flu season is here, it's important to protect your health with a flu shot. We are now scheduling appointments for flu shots.    Influenza, known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe symptoms.  Be protected; get your flu shot early.   The cost is $25 for this service.

 To schedule your flu shot, call WISH at 720-848-9474