Position: La Plata Health Watch
Dr. Matthew A. Clark is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and pediatrics practicing at the Ute Mountain Ute Health Center in Towaoc.
Suppose you were walking between gates on the concourse of a large airport and you noticed an elderly man in front ofyou clutch his chest and fall to the ground unconscious. Would you know what to...
DATE: May 3, 2010 |
Consider this scenario if you have small children or if they visit your home. Johnny is a 2-year-old visiting hisgrandparents for the weekend. One morning, Johnny is playing in the living room...
DATE: March 22, 2010 |
I noticed recently that the regional science fair for students was being held locally at the fairgrounds. It remindedme about a science fair project I worked on many years ago and presented at my...
DATE: March 15, 2010 |
It's bad enough that the snow still is falling while you rake your roof for what seems like the 10th time this season.You can't figure out why it's still 3 degrees when you wake up for work in the...
DATE: March 1, 2010 |
When I was a young pre-med student, I had a conversation with my dad about preventive health strategies and theimprovement of public health.My dad, who is not in the medical profession but who had...
DATE: Feb. 15, 2010 |
It is silent but deadly. I know what you're thinking - but this is a colorless, odorless gas that can produce illnessor even death. The silent killer is carbon monoxide gas, produced as a byproduct...
DATE: Jan. 18, 2010 |
The beginning of a new year is a time to take an accounting of our lives and personal situations. For many, it may takethe form of reflection and a commitment to change.There are practical aspects...
DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 |
One of the most frustrating health risks to combat is posed by smoking among adolescents and adults. Despite decades ofaccumulated evidence about the health risks of smoking and countless...
DATE: Dec. 21, 2009 |
Did you know that one of the most common causes of preventable birth defects is related to alcohol use duringpregnancy?According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...
DATE: Nov. 23, 2009 |
The stresses of the holidays are well-known and can have significant impact upon our physical and mental well-being.However, preparation and a little reflection can help us enjoy our holidays to...
DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 |
One of the most important challenges of providing good medical care for patients with diabetes is keeping up with the many important screenings recommended as part of routine diabetes care. ...
DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 |
A friend of mine is an usher at our church. Recently, an elderly visitor from out of town experienced some troubling symptoms after the service and asked for help. My friend called 911 on his cell...
DATE: Oct. 19, 2009 |
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Durango High School football defeats Bayfield High School on Friday night at DHS.
Fort Lewis College football opens their season on the Durango High School football field filling the stands.
Preservationists have nominated this rural church in southeastern La Plata County for a state endangered places program.
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