How To Be The Healthiest You

December 2022

Support Your Skin this Winter with GMA Dermatology

Plus, taking care of your mental health over the holidays.

In This Issue

GMA Welcomes Dr. Kober to Dermatology Practice

Glenwood Medical Associates is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Maggie Kober to its dermatology practice, performing MOHS surgery. Dr. Kober is certified by the Board of Dermatology and for MOHS Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery. Education about sun safety, especially when living at high altitude, is top of mind with Dr. Kober, who always strives to give her patients the information and tools to make the best choices for their health. “I strive for mutual respect and trust with my patients,” she says. “My goal is to provide exceptional care in a comforting environment.”

Call or text 970-945-8503 to make an appointment today.

Support Your Skin this Winter with GMA Dermatology

In our high altitude, skin care – and skin cancer prevention – is a consideration all year long – especially because nearly one in four people who live in the areas GMA serves will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

GMA’s dermatology department also offers intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and hair removal laser treatment. IPL can undo some of the visual skin damage – like redness and sun spots – caused by sun exposure. Also called a photofacial, it can even out skin tone and treat multiple skin conditions at once. Laser hair removal can reduce the growth of hair over long periods of time in unwanted areas including legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and the bikini line. The winter is an ideal time for these types of dermatology procedures that require patients to stay out of the sun afterward.

Talk to your GMA dermatologist today to determine if these treatments are right for you.

Call or text 970-945-8503 to make an appointment today.

Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Holidays

The holidays are not always a joyful occasion, and the “most wonderful time of the year” can be marred by stress, anxiety and grief. To support your mental health this holiday season, NAMI recommends accepting your feelings, maintaining healthy habits, setting boundaries and making time to connect with friends and family. The Aspen Hope Center provides a number of resources to Valley residents, from individual counseling to a crisis line.

If you or a family member is having a mental health crisis, call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.

The changing of the seasons can also bring on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that impacts your energy and your interest or motivation to do things you normally enjoy. The Mayo Clinic offers these tips to combat SAD:

  • Brighten things up. Open blinds, sit closer to bright windows or consider purchasing a light therapy lamp.
  • Get outside. With cooler temps, it’s easy to stay indoors, but taking a walk, eating lunch al fresco or soaking up some rays on a park bench can help provide a boost.
  • Exercise. It’s a critical tool to relieving stress and anxiety, which can increase SAD symptoms.
  • Normalize your sleep schedule. When experiencing SAD, you may start sleeping too much. Scheduling when you wake up and go to be can reduce oversleeping.

If you’re continuing to feel down, talk to your GMA physician. Call or text 970-945-8503 to make an appointment today.

Compassionate care for every age, GMA’s doctors are your family’s partner in health.

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