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Elderly may see drastic cuts in Medicaid, Medicare

Older Americans may be in for a rough ride if the changes Washington politicians are considering come to pass. Because good, explanatory journalism is in short supply and TV shouting matches don’t...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible.The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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SCCC expands nursing programs, partners with CU

Southwest Colorado Community College announced Wednesday that it will expand its nursing programs and offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing through the University of Colorado.“We’re excited for this...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Surgeon announces departure from Southwest Memorial Hospital

Dr. William Rainer Jr., a Cortez surgeon, announced Tuesday that he would no longer offer his services at Southwest Memorial Hospital. In a letter emailed to The Journal, Rainer office stated that...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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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 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

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Getting the most from your doctor's appointment

In today’s managed care environment, the time you spend with your physician is your best opportunity to discuss your medical problem and concerns. To get the most quality time you deserve with your...

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

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GOP wants to repeal Colorado health exchange

DENVER – Colorado Senate Republicans want to repeal the ailing Colorado health exchange and move Coloradans to the federal exchange that was created with the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Jim...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | 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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‘Nightingale’ awards honor area nurses

The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center on Thursday night announced the winners of the 2015 Nightingale Luminary and Star Nursing Awards. The awards honor “exceptional nurses from...

DATE: March 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Medicaid boosts local integrated health care

Since the expansion of Medicaid in January, hundreds of patients have enrolled to access mental and integrated health care locally. The largest mental health provider in town, Cortez Integrated...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

State to fund mobile health crisis team

Improvements to crisis mental health care services across the region will receive funding soon now that a lawsuit against the state has ended. The state will fund a new mobile crisis team that will...

DATE: June 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners faces wave of dental patients

Few dentists are available in the Four Corners area to see thousands of new Medicaid patients when benefits are extended in April. The change is meant to help provide adults who receive Medicaid...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News