Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

What is integrated health care?

By Stephanie Allred Axis Health System We have many great health-care providers in our community who are committed to their patients. Yet our community is not different than other communities...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

We are united in belief that people deserve dignity

A house divided against itself cannot stand. When Abraham Lincoln included these words in a speech to the Republican Convention of 1858, even his friends found them inappropriately radical. And...

DATE: June 7, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

There is a place for everyone to be involved in United Way

Here is a question: “What exactly is United Way?” No worries – we will give you the answer. Our name is well-known, but what we do is not always obvious. First, we are not an airline or an...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

First aid for mind, body and soul available for individuals

How many of you have signed up for a first-aid course? My guess is many of us in the community have completed a first-aid class with the desire to be able to assist someone in crisis along the road...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

People with disabilities share their talents for a good cause

My riddle of the day: What do the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars” and the local business Community Connections have in common? If you answered that they are both in Durango, you would be...

DATE: May 10, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Advocates raise awareness of mental health in May

Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health Awareness Month is important because mental-health issues can affect anyone at any time during his or her...

DATE: April 19, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Early screening essential to support child development

The statistics on the prevalence of autism sometimes seem like a timer ticking down to zero. When I got into the field of disabilities 13 years ago, the suggested prevalence was 1 in 150 children....

DATE: April 12, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way supports programs to help our children succeed

Spring has arrived, and some brave plants have poked through the ground hoping to grow and flower. Of course, conditions need to be right from the start for them to succeed. The same can be said...

DATE: April 5, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Lend your support to Southwest Crisis Intervention Teams

By Linda Lute Michelle (not her real name) walked down Main Street in her underwear, screaming at passing traffic. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, an officer patiently communicated with...

DATE: March 22, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Prenatal test for Down syndrome decreases false positives, risks

Expectant mothers can test to determine the risk of Down syndrome in their baby before the baby is even born. The current process involves a combination of ultrasound and blood test. Women who are...

DATE: March 8, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Local programs can help ease life’s sometimes-bumpy ride

Sometimes life is a bumpy ride. There are many things making up those bumps – stress, conflict, trauma, uncertainty, illness, disability and more. Just as shock absorbers on a vehicle can help...

DATE: March 1, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Be aware of these common medication mistakes and learn how to avoid them

Taking medications correctly continues to be a challenge for all Americans, no matter what your age or health condition. Food and Drug Administration reports indicate up to 1.5 million people are...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2014 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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