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Dangers of diabetes can be reduced with help, action

In 2014, 29.1 million Americans were estimated to be living with diabetes. Of these, an estimated 8.1 million persons were unaware that they had the disease. The total estimated cost of diagnosed...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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Catch prostate cancer early, and get the best treatment

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. This month serves to increase our awareness of the importance of prostate health and to help men who are living with the disease have a better...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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Colorado approves another round of pot research

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Tuesday announced $2.35 million in grant funding for marijuana-related research studies to address potential public health and safety...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Out-of-network ER docs may charge big bucks

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such surprises have surfaced as a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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The Valley Inn provides a soft landing

By Mac NeelyBy the end of this week I will probably be at home! But before I leave here, I would like to share some with you about the Valley Inn.I’m very appreciative – they have been very nice...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cigarette tax increase proposed for ballot

DENVER – Colorado voters this November could be faced with a ballot question asking them to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1.75 per pack. The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado announced its...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Abortion debate turns to single-payer health care

DENVER – As abortion supporters on Monday celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting access, fears swirled that a state ballot effort to implement a single-payer health care system could...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fort Lewis College raises goals for student health

Fort Lewis College wants to graduate students prepared for the workforce or graduate school – and it wants to send them off with healthier lifetime habits. The college signed a three-year...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Southwest Health pharmacist stresses antibiotics awareness

A local pharmacist has lent his knowledge to a statewide effort to educate medical professionals and members of the public about responsible antibiotic usage and stewardship. Marc Meyer is a...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez council approves hospital plan, City Hall contract

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a site plan for the Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion project. The expansion includes a 25,000-square-foot patient addition,...

DATE: May 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado pot report: More adults smoking

DENVER – Colorado kids are not smoking more pot since the drug became legal – but their older siblings and parents certainly are, according to a long-awaited report giving the most comprehensive...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Pain pills give rise to heroin in West

In March, a batch of illegally made fentanyl, a potent opiate used to treat extreme pain, began making its way through the streets in Sacramento County, Central California. A clear liquid estimated...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news