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Community Health Action Coalition names 2017 ‘Health Hero’

Community Health Action Coalition named Sheila Casey, director of La Plata County Senior Services, its 2017 Health Hero. Casey has been the director of La Plata County Senior Services for 19 years....

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Free meditation class to address handling stress

An introduction to mindfulness and the health care program Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Smiley Building, Studio 12, 1309 East...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Free dental screenings available for kids in Southwest Colorado

In the spirit of National Children’s Dental Health Month, San Juan Basin Public Health is offering free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for any child ages 1 to 5. Kari Plante, regional...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Basin Public Health clinic announces changes in vaccine prices

The prices for travel vaccines and private pay vaccines at San Juan Basin Public Health’s Immunization Clinic were both increased and decreased based on the manufacture prices and administration...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Four Corners Eye Clinic to offer free glaucoma screenings

Free glaucoma screenings from ophthalmologists will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. March 14 at Four Corners Eye Clinic, Suite 212, 575 Rivergate Lane. Screenings are provided in observance of World...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Acupuncturist to give allergy talk at Durango Public Library

Acupuncturist Caleb Gates will give a talk about Advanced Allergy Therapeutics at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The talk, titled “Resolving Airborne Allergies...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Kids Rock to offer breastfeeding workshop

A winter breastfeeding workshop with Joy Frazer will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kids Rock, 563 Main Ave. The workshop is for pregnant women and their partners and will discuss how to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Physical therapist assistant completes training

Physical therapist assistant Casey Buckingham of Absolute Physical Therapy recently completed a course called “Evidence-Based Treatment of the Thoracic Spine,” which covered pathologies of the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Free screenings offered for Children’s Dental Health Month

San Juan Basin Public Health will offer free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for children from 1 to 5 years old this spring to recognize National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Advance Care Planning workshop to be held Feb. 15 at Durango library

The Community Health Action Coalition will hold a free workshop about Advance Care Planning from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Advance Care Planning is...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | 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: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Community Health Action Coalition to hold monthly meeting

The Community Health Action Coalition will hold a meeting from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Eolus Room at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Erik Foss, director of Peaceful...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health