Health

Southwest Health supports CDC’s ‘Be Antibiotics Aware’ effort

Southwest Health System joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in encouraging patients, families and health care professionals to “Be Antibiotics Aware” by learning about antibiotic...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Living

San Juan Regional Medical Center to offer free flu shots

San Juan Regional Medical Center will offer free influenza vaccination clinics in October and November at five locations in northwestern New Mexico: Oct. 28: 9 a.m.-noon, San Juan Regional Medical...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE04

Southwest Health to host wound care education series

Southwest Health System’s director of rehabilitation services and wound care specialist, Jodi Harris, will teach a yearlong educational series on wound care, according to Haley Leonard Saunders,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stalemate in D.C. leaves health insurance in limbo

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What should you expect now that the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears dead – at least for the moment? Given how legislation...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Southwest Health to open health clinic in Dolores

Southwest Health System is opening a health clinic in Dolores. The group purchased the office building at 601 Central Ave., formerly Mountain Stone, said Ken Boucher, chief ambulatory services...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal insurance program for kids at risk

A 20-year federal health program that benefits children in low-income families could lose funding in December, officials report. The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petroglyph suggests Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Get ready, because on Monday there’s going to be an onslaught of total-solar-eclipse photos posted to social media, and in all likelihood, even some selfies where your friends’ heads eclipse the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

TOPS installs new officers

The Journal The Cortez chapter of the national weight-loss group Take Off Pounds Sensibly held its installation ceremony on Aug. 4. According to a news release from Sandra Greene, the following...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Doctors donate their time for athletes’ physicals

Before every prep sports season, students throughout Colorado flock to clinics to obtain sports physicals, which are a prerequisite to participation in middle school and high school athletics....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Rural people will have fewer insurance choices next year

As Obamacare approaches its fifth sign-up season, policyholders in many parts of the country are facing a marketplace with fewer choices and higher premiums. A New York Times analysis has found...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

U.S. health care lags most industrialized nations

One thing I haven’t heard much in this latest health care debate is that the United States has the best health system in the world. That’s different from the last two times around. We’ve all had...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Large study finds brain disease in most football players

CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports