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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

Miller Middle School to host health forum Feb. 6

Miller Middle School will host a parent forum called “Nutrition, Healthy Habits and the Teen Brain” at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the school, 2608 Junction St. A panel of specialists will discuss gut-brain...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart Safe La Plata to offer first-aid, CPR classes

Local nonprofit Heart Safe La Plata will offer basic first-aid and CPR trainings in February at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive: A basic first-aid class will be held at 3 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Free introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction will be Jan. 16

A free introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Studio 10 of the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave. Mindfulness practice can support...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

2019 food safety training classes Jan. 22

The La Plata County Extension Office will host food safety training for Colorado food and egg producers from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at the La Plata County Extension Office, 2500 Main Ave. The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Learn how to break up with sugar at Pine River Library

Pine River Library will host a workshop about how to detoxify from sugar from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Local dietitian and health coach Fran...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy offers six-week weight management course

Mercy Regional Medical Center will offer a six-week weight-management program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 9 at Mercy Sports Medicine, 327 South Camino del Rio. The course costs...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Colorado health insurance marketplace open through Jan. 15

The Connect for Health Colorado health insurance marketplace will be open through Jan. 15, allowing Coloradans to enroll in health insurance for 2019. Financial assistance, which averaged more...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center offering sugar detox program

Mercy Regional Medical Center will hold a five-week workshop on sugar detoxing starting with an online segment Jan. 8 to Feb. 5 and in-person meetings from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 20 to...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango/La Plata Senior Center offers Medicare counseling

The Durango/La Plata Senior Center will offer Medicare counseling by appointment twice monthly beginning in January. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 382-6367.

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Free workshops to help people with chronic health conditions

The Southern Colorado Community Action Agency will offer a free workshop for people living with chronic health conditions from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Ignacio and Wednesdays in Durango from...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Freedom from Smoking series starts Jan. 8

The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 19 at San Juan Regional Medical Center, 801 West Maple St., in Farmington....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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