Public Health

Ahead of action by FDA, Juul pulls flavors and social media

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs will stop some selling some sweet flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores and quit promotion via social media. The statement from CEO Kevin Burns said that as the...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis College to ban smoking on campus

Fort Lewis College will ban smoking on campus Jan. 1 following Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order that extends the state prohibition on smoking in state buildings to the grounds of state...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 18 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlicensed waste company ordered to stop in La Plata County

A trash removal business that started hauling and dumping construction waste without a permit or state approval has been ordered to cease all operations on a property southeast of Durango. Megan...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With teen vaping exploding, Colorado’s QuitLine will now help users as young as 12

When smokers dial (800) QUIT-NOW, they can work with a coach, over the phone, to understand triggers, manage cravings and grapple with relapse. The eligibility age for the Colorado QuitLine was 15....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trash bills expected to go up in Montezuma County

Local waste haulers told Montezuma County commissioners and a landfill manager that a recycling program and steep increase in disposal fees will be a challenge for their businesses. In October,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 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

Many Connect for Health Colorado customers can expect lower costs

Residents who purchase health insurance through the state health exchange could get a good deal this year, despite increases in premiums. Premiums through Connect for Health Colorado will...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado offering free sign-language interpretation services

People in need of sign-language interpretation services can request them for free under a pilot program being offered by the state of Colorado. Rural residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County mobile health clinic hits the road

Family health benefits for low-income families are now being served up on the road. The Women Infants and Children program of the Montezuma County Health Department has purchased a Ford Transit Van...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health sets ambitious goals for suicide prevention

After hundreds of people gathered for a summit about suicide last year, San Juan Basin Public Health started organizing a communitywide effort to work at reducing the suicide rate. Based on...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Communities That Care coalitions aim to create healthy connections

Across Colorado and in La Plata County, coalitions are working on new efforts to reduce underage drinking, drug use, violence and other problem behavior among teens. It’s work that could also help...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opioid Memorial Wall to visit Durango on Monday

Editor’s note: The Opioid Memorial Wall will not be visiting the Durango Public Library on Monday because of snow storms on the Front Range. The display was planned to raise awareness about the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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