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San Juan Basin Public Health emphasizes vaccinations

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds community members that vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent diseases such as measles, hepatitis A, flu and pertussis (whooping cough). The health...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center welcomes physician assistant Susan MacDowell

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center recently welcomed board-certified physician assistant Susan MacDowell to CHPG Southwest Gastroenterology, 1 Mercado St., Suite 270. MacDowell will work...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Modern Day Health Care, a virtual clinic, expands to Colorado

Modern Day Health Care, a virtual clinic, has expanded to Colorado with the addition of Dr. Sandra Summers. MDHC is an advanced practice that is nurse-owned and operated, and works to close the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center welcomes family medicine physician Christine Koch

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center welcomes board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Christine Koch to Mercy Family Medicine’s Three Springs location, 1 Mercado St., Suite 160. Koch...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation announces funding deadlines

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation announces two funding-cycle deadlines for 2020: Jan. 10 and July 2. The foundation anticipates $1.5 million will be distributed for general operating and program...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Health department offers carbon monoxide safety tips

As winter arrives, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center offer reminders to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2018, carbon monoxide...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Basin Public Health participates in health assistance program

San Juan Basin Public Health has been selected to participate in the Strong Systems, Stronger Communities Technical Assistance Project, an initiative by the Centers for Disease Control and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Regional Medical Center offers stroke warning signs

San Juan Regional Medical Center wants community members to be able to recognize the warning signs of stroke. Early detection can lead to rapid intervention, which increases the chances of a full...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Basin Public Health offers holiday food safety reminders

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds the community about food safety during the holiday season to keep family and friends safe. Do not prepare food for others when sick. Wash hands before handling...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy welcomes hospitalist Dr. Tierney Lake

Internal medicine physician Dr. Tierney Lake recently joined Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center’s team of hospitalists, who specialize in the care of hospital patients. Lake, originally...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango to host opioid crisis regional forum

Durango will host the second annual Opioid Crisis Regional Forum from noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. The forum will provide participants with an...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Animas Valley Grange to host Medicare for All talk

Guinn Unger with Healthcare Durango will present a free, nonpartisan presentation and dialogue, “Medicare for All Plan: Myths and Misconceptions,” about the National Improved Medicare for All Plan...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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