Position: La Plata Health Watch

Old medications can create new problems

Pack rats are small rodents with a reputation for saving nearly everything they can get their paws on. Across the span of generations, little critters and their progeny can build nests laden with...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | COLUMN: La Plata Health Watch

Intervention saves mentally ill a trip to jail

Thirty-one years ago, I was in a small-town jail cell in southeastern Alaska. The town of about 1,400 hosted six bars. I was there at police request. Seated opposite me was a young man: anxious,...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | COLUMN: La Plata Health Watch

Knowledge is best weapon against HIV

Almost three decades after the recognition of the disease process caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), many people still do not know about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of...

DATE: July 19, 2010 | COLUMN: La Plata Health Watch

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