Public Health

Escaping the sugar trap

A love affair with sugar may not be tearing you apart, but it could be taking your energy levels for a roller-coaster ride. In pursuit of a higher energy level, Brittany Baez, 34, said she gave up...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mercy Regional Medical Center eliminates management positions

Mercy Regional Medical Center is one of several hospitals in the Centura Health network to eliminate positions in recent months. Mercy eliminated less than half of 1 percent of its more than 1,300...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doctors plan medical outreach to advise homeless residents

Susan Ristow, a retired doctor, was waiting for a medical appointment two years ago when she noticed a woman in pain having trouble filling out paperwork in the lobby of a health care center....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Addiction clinic opens on Florida Road

Front Range Clinic, an addiction clinic with 14 locations on the Front Range, has opened a 15th location – this one in Durango. It, too, is called Front Range Clinic . The center opened last week...

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

Will health care policy tilt to the Left under Colorado’s Dem trifecta?

Colorado’s new legislative session is underway, with Democrats in charge of both chambers and the governor’s office. Blue control might be a game-changer for health care legislation. Before, it was...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Survey: Teens struggle with prolonged sadness

About a third of teenagers in La Plata County and across Colorado are experiencing prolonged feelings of sadness or hopelessness, according to state data. The 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey ...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA veterinarian stationed in Cortez

Melissa Cleavinger, a U.S. Department of Agriculture medical veterinarian for Southwest Colorado, is stationed in Cortez. She told the Montezuma County Board of Health about her role as the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report says La Plata County teens lacking meaningful relationships with adults

A report from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office shows that disconnection from caring adults, social media use and exclusion from extracurricular activities, among many other factors, are...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu season less severe in Colorado this year

Flu season in Colorado is less severe than the record-setting flu season the state experienced last year, according to state health officials. Statewide, 960 people have been hospitalized with flu...

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

Dolores School board gets good news, bad news

The Dolores Re-4a School District has received two awards from the Colorado Department of Education for student performance on state tests. Superintendent Phil Kasper announced that Dolores High...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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