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Longtime Dolores doctor retires amid state inquiry

A longtime Dolores doctor has closed his office and retired amid a review by the Colorado Medical Board that alleged improper prescription of painkillers including morphine and methadone, according...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Technology can’t fill all gaps in rural health

As a young infectious diseases physician in San Francisco in the 1990s, Javeed Siddiqui could easily treat local patients suffering from HIV. As drugs became more effective, he would often simply...

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

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Suspensions stand for doctors in medical marijuana case

DENVER – A Durango doctor and three other physicians accused of abusing the medical marijuana system plan to petition the Colorado Supreme Court after a lower court declined to lift suspensions on...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Medical marijuana doctors did not violate state law or rule

DENVER – State attorneys on Thursday agreed that a Durango doctor and three other physicians did not violate any law or rule, despite having their licenses suspended for allegedly abusing the...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hemp corridor sprouts on U.S. 160

Along a 45-mile stretch of U.S. 160, a farmer, a biochemist and a manufacturer have partnered to help sprout a viable hemp industry in Southwest Colorado. The process starts in Mancos, where farmer...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Local births among most costly in Colorado

Southwest Memorial ranked in the top 10 among hospitals in Colorado for sending Medicaid the most expensive bills for natural and Caesarean births, according to recently released data. The Center...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Local births among most expensive statewide

Southwest Memorial ranked in the top 10 among hospitals across the state for sending Medicaid the most expensive bills for natural and Caesarean births, according to recently released data. The...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

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Mancos Valley Inn finishes remodel

The Mancos Valley Inn completed a $500,000 remodel last month and now maintains 60 private rooms. The nursing home on Third Avenue dropped its licensure from 110 beds to 60 effective April 1, said...

DATE: July 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

The week to hug EMS workers

In its 40th year, National Emergency Services Week, May 18 through May 24, honors hundreds of thousands of emergency medical service practitioners who provide the first response and often...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Sometimes, there’s no place like home

Some health care done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s effective, convenient and usually less costly. Medicare might pay for health care you receive in your home. To...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Columnists