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Parents of Awesome Autistic Children group to meet at Pediatric Associates

Gage Evaluation Specialists and Pediatric Associates of Durango will host a “Parents of Awesome Autistic Children” meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the medical office, 1199 Main Ave.,...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Mercy given highest grade for patient safety

The Leapfrog Group recently announced that Mercy Regional Medical Center received an “A” for patient safety according to New Hospital Safety Scores, an evaluation that assigns A, B, C, D and F...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Mercy to offer free nutrition class for expecting mothers

Mercy Regional Medical Center will offer a free nutrition education class for expecting mothers, “Eating for Two: Healthy Nutrition for Moms-To-Be,” from 4 to 6 p.m. April 26 at the medical...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Ignacio 9Health Fair to be held at Ignacio High School

Mount Allison Grange will coordinate the Ignacio 9Health Fair from 7 to 11 a.m. April 22 at Ignacio High School, 315 Ignacio St. 9Health will offer two new health screenings with assistance from...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Montezuma County ranks as 44th healthiest in Colorado

Montezuma County ranks near the bottom compared with other Colorado counties in health outcomes and factors, but it is toward the top in the quality of its physical environment, according to a...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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La Plata County ranks as 15th healthiest in Colorado

For the second consecutive year, La Plata County ranked as the 15th healthiest county in Colorado, according to the annual County Health Rankings. The national rankings – released by the Robert...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Autism social-skills group to meet in Durango

A social-skills group for young adults with autism, facilitated by local play therapist and youth coach Liza Tregillus, will begin April 20. The Aspergers Experts curriculum will be used. For more...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Mercy Regional Medical Center receives two national awards

Mercy Regional Medical Center received two national distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades, including the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the 2017 Outstanding Patient...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Community Health Action Coalition to hold monthly meeting at rec center

Community Health Action Coalition will be hold its monthly membership meeting from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, in the Eolus Room at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Alex...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Community Health Action Coalition to offer advance care planning presentations

Community Health Action Coalition will offer free educational presentations to groups that want to learn about advance care planning. The initiative, “My Life: Planning in Advance,” is funded by...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Survey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they face

She was just 15 when it happened. She started having trouble breathing when she ran cross-country, and she felt intense itching on her body, especially her lower limbs. She would stay up all night...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health