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Community Health Action Coalition names 2018 Health Hero

Kari Plante has been named 2018 Health Hero by the Community Health Action Coalition. Plante is the leader of the Oral Health Coalition, which was initiated by CHAC. She developed a successful...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango Stroke Support Group to meet Thursday

The Durango Stroke Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Southwest Center for Independence, 3473 Main Ave.

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy earns fourth consecutive Medicare 5-star rating for quality

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recognized Mercy Regional Medical Center for its fourth consecutive Medicare 5-star rating for quality. Mercy is the only hospital in the Four Corners...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Comfort Keepers offers professional caregiving class

Comfort Keepers announces it is providing a professional training program specifically designed for personal care aides. The Caregiver Learning Academy offers comprehensive caregiver education to...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Home Health is among the top 100 home health agencies in U.S.

Mercy Home Health was recognized as a Top 100 HomeCare Elite agency by Ability and Decision Health. HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies based on performance measures. This...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Joy of Life Family Medicine to host breastfeeding workshop

Joy Frazer with Joy of Life Family Medicine will host a breastfeeding workshop for mothers- and fathers-to-be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kids Rock, 563 Main Ave. The class will cover topics such...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy to offer free class to those with prediabetes March 1

Mercy Regional Medical Center will offer a free class about prediabetes from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, in Suite 140 of the medical office building, 1010 Three Springs Blvd. The class is offered...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Recognized as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Mercy Regional Medical Center been named one of the 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. The annual award is a designation of performance...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Animas Surgical Hospital to host ear, nose, and throat roundtable

Dr. Philip Wiley with Durango ENT will host a roundtable from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Animas Surgical Hospital, 575 Rivergate Lane. The discussion for medical professionals will cover...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Group seeks feedback about behavioral health, substance abuse treatment

Members of Health First Colorado (Medicaid) are asked to give feedback about their experiences with Behavior Health Services and the substance abuse treatment program in a confidential group...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Workshop to address wellness, nutrition

The workshop “Optimal Wellness Through Nutrition: Living an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle” will be held from 8:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave....

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Health department offers HPV vaccine

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds young adults and parents that the HPV vaccine can prevent cancer. Every year in the U.S., human papillomavirus causes 30,700 cancers in men and women, and each...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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