Free dental clinics offered in MayFree dental clinics for La Plata County students will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school-based health centers May 17 at Durango High School and May 26 at Florida Mesa Elementary School.
Cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants will be offered.
To make an appointment, call 375-3832 (DHS) or 385-1168 (Florida Mesa Elementary).
The clinics are sponsored by Axis Health System and Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation.
Resolving allergies to be discussedLicensed acupuncturist Caleb Gates will discuss resolving airborne allergies, allergic asthma and food sensitivities using Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, a safe, noninvasive treatment.
The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Public Library, Room 2, 1900 East Third Ave.
For more information, call 259-9488 or visit www.allergyreliefbeyondbelief.com.
Mercy to offer free education fair May 13Mercy Regional Medical Center will offer a free Education Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 in conference rooms C and D on the garden level, 1010 Three Springs Blvd.
The fair is for anyone interested in exploring opportunities to advance their careers.
Representatives from six area colleges and universities will be available to discuss educational opportunities for those interested in pursuing nursing and non-nursing careers.
Participating schools will include: American Sentinel University, Colorado Mesa University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Grand Canyon University, Southwest Colorado Community College, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and University of Colorado-Denver.
For more information, call Mercy’s education department at 764-1260 or 764-1250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Prevent animal-borne disease this summerAs summer approaches, the San Juan Basin Health Department reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases.
Zoonotic diseases are more common during warm weather months when humans and animals are frequently in close contact.
Diseases include: rabies, plague, West Nile Virus, hantavirus, Tularemia, tick borne diseases and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Prevention measures include controlling the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around homes, wearing insect repellent and appropriate clothing when heading outdoors, keeping pets up to date on vaccinations and protecting pets from fleas and ticks.
Do not to handle or feed wild animals, especially those that appear sick, and do not pick up dead animals or animal waste.
For more information, visit www.sjbhd.org.
Women urged to get preventive screeningsThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment urges women to get screened during National Women’s Health Week.
Each year, Mother’s Day kicks off Women’s Health Week. The American Cancer Society joins the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in urging women everywhere to schedule preventive screenings during the week.
For more information, call (866) 951-9355 or visit www.womenswellnessconnection.org.