Disease

La Plata County ranks high for sexually transmitted disease

Sexually transmitted diseases have reached record levels for the fourth consecutive year in Colorado, and La Plata County is not immune to the trend. La Plata County ranked high among Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fourth-grader dispels myths about diabetes

Adaira Nachtrieb, 9, passed out the day she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, she told an attentive group of her peers late last year. “I had to drink a lot of water and was really thirsty and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Animas High School warns of hand, foot and mouth disease

Animas High School is warning students and parents of a case of hand, foot and mouth disease among the student body. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a contagious illness caused by different...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

NEW YORK – Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Animas High warns parents, students about mono case

Animas High School is warning students and parents of a case of mononucleosis at the school. The school found out about the case among the student body Tuesday and plans to take preventive steps,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu season hard to predict after record-setting year

After a record-setting flu season last year, public health officials say it is difficult to know if a similar season is approaching. While there are some indicators public health officials are...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

An artist found a parasitic worm in his eye – and turned it into art

The painting was not an image of anything in particular, just an abstract confluence of psychedelic colors and wormlike patterns inside a perfectly round circle. Ben Taylor didn’t like it much, and...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

NEW YORK – The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

ATLANTA – Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Montezuma, La Plata counties rank high for two STDs

Montezuma and La Plata counties rank in the top 20 among Colorado counties for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Montezuma County had the second highest rate of chlamydia and the third highest rate for...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango student battling cancer will meet NBA hero Stephen Curry

Riverview Elementary student Jaden Page will meet his NBA hero this month after battling cancer for a year and a half. The Make-A-Wish Foundation plans to send Jaden, 10, and his family to meet...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango woman aims to improve cancer diagnosis in Uganda

Durangoan Nichole Baker is helping to bring better and earlier disease diagnosis, particularly for cancer patients, to Uganda, a country with only 18 pathologists. While training pathology...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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