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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

Yoga Durango to offer free workshop about neurobiology

A free workshop that explains the benefits of yoga through neurobiology will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Yoga Durango, 1140 Main Ave. Ruby Jo Walker, interpersonal...

DATE: Oct. 29, 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 November at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive: A basic first-aid class will be held at 3 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Restaurant food safety class will be held at La Plata County Fairgrounds

A class about safe food handling will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The class will cover Colorado Department of Health safe food-handling...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Basin Public Health to offer free health insurance help

San Juan Basin Public Health will host two identical interactive presentations about health insurance from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 24 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Attendees...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Pagosa Springs to hold ‘Women’s Wellness Week’

The Springs Resort and Spa will hold Women’s Wellness Week, which will offer free health forums Oct. 16-19 at the resort, 165 Hot Springs Blvd., in Pagosa Springs. Events are for women who want to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Talk to address coordinating health care services

Care Coordination Central will offer its biannual dialogue, “The Future of Care Coordination,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the conference room at La Plata Electric Association, 45...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart Safe to offer first-aid, CPR classes

Heart Safe La Plata will offer three classes in October at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive: Oct. 4, a basic first-aid class will be held at 3 p.m. and an adult CPR class will...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health