Southwest Life

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

Mercy to offer free class about how to manage prediabetes

Mercy Regional Medical Center will offer a free class for people diagnosed with prediabetes from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, in Suite 140 of the medical office building, 1010 Three Springs Blvd....

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Attorney to offer legal consultations for seniors

Area Agency on Aging attorney Anthony Edwards will offer free legal consultations to residents 60 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Osteoporosis prevention talk to be offered at fairgrounds

Dr. Dennis O’Brien will give a talked titled “Preventing Osteoporosis Without Drugs” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The presentation is...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Class to train cottage-food, egg producers about safety, more

The La Plata County Extension Office and Colorado Department of Health and Environment for Food Safety will sponsor a food-safety training class required for Colorado cottage-food producers and...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Herbal first-aid class to be held in Bayfield

“Herbal First Aid for Outdoor Fun” will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 22 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Local herbalists Kate Brunner, Kate Husted and Zita Xavier will...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy named to 100 Great Community Hospitals list

Mercy Regional Medical Center was named to the 100 Great Community Hospitals list for the second consecutive year by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list recognizes quality, patient satisfaction and...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

LifeCare to offer program for those with dementia

LifeCare, a care-management agency serving Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties, is offering the Memory-Loss/Alzheimer’s Program for anyone experiencing memory loss...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Regional Medical receives heart award

San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services department recently received the American Heart Association “Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award” for the implementation of quality...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health