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Southwest Memorial offers needle disposal service

Southwest Memorial Hospital has implemented a free syringe disposal program. More than 7.8 billion needles are used each year by the 13.5 million people in the U.S who self-inject medications...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mosquitoes have been testing positive for West Nile

Mosquitoes within the Animas Mosquito Control District territory are consistently testing positive for West Nile virus. The control district has been sampling mosquitoes at 17 sites since June and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicare for All explored as an alternative to the status quo

U.S. health care spending reached $3.65 trillion last year, a number that has residents nationally and in Southwest Colorado examining how the health industry could be reformed. Medicare for All is...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cases of vaping-related lung illness on the rise

New cases of a sudden and severe lung illness related to vaping have been reported in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah in the past week, as the number of cases in the United States rose to 300. Many...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State looks to improve behavioral health; Utes get new center

Ute Mountain Tribal Councilman Selwyn Whiteskunk has been appointed to serve on the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. This year, Gov. Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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