Public Health

Animas Valley mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Three mosquito samples from the Animas Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus over the last two weeks. The samples are the first collected by the Animas Mosquito Control District to test...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide survivor will help others learn to tell their story

Sharing the story of surviving a suicide attempt or losing a loved one to suicide can help bring others hope and healing. “It doesn’t have to be this scary, unspoken taboo,” said Emma Harmon, a...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado abortion clinic leaving family planning program

BOULDER – Colorado’s first abortion clinic is withdrawing from a federal program that funds family planning for low-income women because of the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Insurance premiums may fall 30% for state health exchange customers

Residents in Southwest Colorado purchasing insurance from the state health care exchange next year could see the cost of their premiums fall an average of 30%. The state Division of Insurance...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaping laws take effect Monday across Colorado

Starting today, taking a quick puff on a vape pen in a bar or restaurant could land tokers in trouble. All vaping will be prohibited in most public places, including bars and restaurants, by a new...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Laughing gas eases anxiety during labor for moms at Mercy

The anxiety of new moms likely knows no bounds, but in the midst of labor at Mercy Regional Medical Center, there’s a new option to help take the edge off – laughing gas, aka nitrous oxide. The...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Allergy sufferers could be in for ‘huge’ season

A cold May brought a reprieve for some allergy sufferers, but pollen from grass and weeds could strike with a vengeance in coming months. It could be a “huge” season for allergens because of the...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center opens breast milk donation center

New moms in La Plata County may now share their excess milk with newborns in need through a new donation center at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Some of the earliest meals for sick newborns at...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health director tapped by Gov. Polis to help lead oil and gas changes

Liane Jollon, director of Southwest Colorado’s largest public health department, has been tapped by Gov. Jared Polis to help lead sweeping changes in how the oil and gas industry is regulated in...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Middle school students develop strengths to handle challenges

Miller Middle School students gathered eagerly in the school’s auditorium Friday to calm down their breath and color together, practices intended to improve school culture and bolster mental...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New group offers support to those caring for mentally ill

After Donna and Phil Middleton’s son was diagnosed with a mental health disorder four years ago, they were left with feelings of fear, shock, frustration and grief. Those feelings showed Donna...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will rural residents reap benefits from reinsurance plan?

DENVER – Colorado’s reinsurance plan, passed by lawmakers in the final days of the legislative session, promises to reduce individual insurance premiums on the Western Slope by 30%, bringing relief...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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