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Low-cost health insurance enrollment begins Nov. 1

The open enrollment period for Connect for Health Colorado, a low-cost health insurance program, is from Nov. 1 to Jan. 12. During open enrollment, almost all legal United States and Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango Public Library to host Advance Care Planning workshop

Community Health Action Coalition will hold a free workshop about Advance Care Planning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Advance Care Planning refers...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart Safe La Plata to offer September classes

Heart Safe La Plata, a local nonprofit, will hold three classes in September at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive: Sept. 6, a basic first-aid class will be held at 3 p.m. and an...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy named in best state hospitals for nurses list

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently named as one of the best Colorado hospitals for nurses on www.nurse.org , a career website for nurses. For the past two years, Nurse.org collected more...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango Natural Medicine to offer free PMS clinic

A free clinic for women who suffer from symptoms of premenstrual syndrome will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Durango Natural Medicine, 117 County Road 250. The clinic will...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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

Heart Safe La Plata, a local nonprofit, will hold a basic first-aid class at 3 p.m. and an adult CPR class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive. A...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Community discussion to address death, dying

Hospice of Mercy, Four Corners Health Care, Cottonwood Inn Rehab, Sunshine Gardens and the Community Health Action Coalition will offer a free community discussion about death and dying, “Talking...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Hand therapist to discuss how to manage arthritis

Mary Oswald, a hand therapist at San Juan Hand Therapy, will give a free talk called “Nonsurgical Management of Arthritis in the Hands” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Durango Public...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy to offer nutrition class for expecting mothers

A free nutrition class for expecting mothers, “Eating for Two: Healthy Nutrition for Moms-to-Be,” will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, 1010 Three...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango doctor added to Medical Services Board

Gov. John Hickenlooper recently appointed Dr. Martha Fraley of Durango to the Medical Services Board. The Medical Services Board adopts the rules that govern Department of Health Care Policy and...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy named among top hospitals for heart-attack treatment

One of 193 hospitals nationwide, Mercy Regional Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. The award...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango Public Library to host health talks

Two presentations by Mackenzie Nichols, CEO of “Live Healthy, Be Happy,” and JoAnne Hibbard, CEO of “On-Point Mindfulness,” will be given in July at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave....

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health