Southwest Life

San Juan Medical to offer cardiac screenings

San Juan Regional Medical Center cardiologists will offer teens 13 to 18 free cardiac screenings from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in the catheterization laboratory and radiology waiting area at the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Medical cardiology first to use Impella RP

The cardiology program at San Juan Regional Medical Center recently announced it was the first hospital in New Mexico to receive and use the right-ventricular Impella heart pump, known as the...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

CHAC suggests advance directives as holiday gift

Community Health Action Coalition suggests area residents think about advance care planning during the holiday season and complete advance directive documents for loved ones. CHAC has an...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Yoga Durango to offer pelvic floor workshop

“A Women’s Workshop for Connection to the Pelvic Floor” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Yoga Durango, 1485 Florida Road. The workshop, lead by Cindy Schmidt, is open to women of all...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Absolute Physical Therapy now offering orthotics

Absolute Physical Therapy and Wellness physical therapists Amanda St. Pierre and Casey Buckingham recently completed a course called “When the Feet Hit the Ground ... Everything Changes:...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Regional Medical Center named among ‘best hospitals’

San Juan Regional Medical Center was one of five hospitals in New Mexico to be recognized by the American Heart and Stroke associations in the “best hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart Safe to offer first-aid, CPR classes

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

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango psychiatric nurse recognized for work

Melinda McCusker, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides services at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango, was recognized for outstanding service by...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy earns ‘A’ grade for patient safety

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, recently announced that Mercy Regional Medical Center was one of 832 hospitals nationwide and one of 18 in Colorado to...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Kids Rock to offer breastfeeding workshop

A breast-feeding workshop for pregnant women and their partners will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at Kids Rock, 563 Main Ave. The workshop will be taught by Joy Frazer.

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango, Cortez to host Medicare, Medicaid workshop

Southwest Colorado Health Care Coalition and Onward Innovation will hold two workshops Thursday about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ emergency preparedness rule that affects health...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Herbalist to teach about medicinal mushrooms

A class about the medicinal uses of mushrooms, “Local Medicinal Mushrooms,” will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Durango. Herbalist and microbiologist Anna Marija Helt will teach...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health