Health and Wellness briefs: Jan. 31, 2017

Sisson joins Mountain West Dermatology team

Mountain West Dermatology & Aesthetics announced that Jana Sisson will join the aesthetic team of the Grand Junction-based dermatology practice alongside Dr. Amy Paul and Erin K. Larson, CLS.

Sisson is a licensed medical aesthetician and skin care specialist with more than 10 years of medical office experience in laser, dermatology and plastic surgery. Sisson is a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals.

She is accepting appointments for chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and select laser services. She also provides skincare coaching and skincare product consultations. 

Call 272-7273 or go to for information.

Health coach Callaway joins COOR Wellness


Certified health coach Shirley Callaway has joined COOR Wellness, a chiropractic and health coaching practice at 2140 N. 12th St.

A registered nurse, Callaway retired after 23 years in public health nursing. However, to continue serving others outside of nursing, she acquired her health coaching credentials from the Wellcoaches School of Coaching, the only health coaching program endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Coaching is a partnership-based program designed for people who want to take action to improve their health, such as weight reduction, implementing an exercise or nutrition plan, or improving a health care problem through lifestyle interventions to combat hypertension, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or even help control blood sugar.

To schedule a free consultation, call 712-6059, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit

Free dental exams Feb. 9 for children at Marillac


Marillac Clinic will be sponsoring its annual Give Kids A Smile event on Thursday, Feb. 9, to provide uninsured elementary-aged and high school-aged children with free dental services.

Marillac Clinic has sponsored Give Kids A Smile events for 14 years in the community as a way to provide free dental exams and education to local children who desperately need it.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marillac Dental Clinic, 2333 N. Sixth St. in Grand Junction, All appointments need to be pre-scheduled. Parents can call 298-6320.

Actress will speak at Go Red for Women dinner


February is National Heart Month and Friday, Feb. 3, is National Wear Red Day — a day that people are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness about heart disease and funds to fight the number one killer of women.

To further educate women and raise awareness, St. Mary’s Hospital is sponsoring the Go Red for Women Dinner from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.

Health screenings and education will be available, as well as a heart-healthy dinner and survivor stories.

The event’s keynote speaker, Tracey Conway, is an Emmy-winning actress. She specializes in presentations that speak to the issues of heart health, embracing change, managing stress with humor and creating a balanced life.

Tickets to the event are $30. To purchase tickets, visit or call 298-7530.

To learn about Tracey Conway, visit her website at


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