U.S. officials: Anxiety drove vaccine reactions in 5 states

NEW YORK – It was anxiety – and not a problem with the shots – that caused fainting, dizziness and other short-term reactions in dozens of people at coronavirus vaccine clinics in five states, U.S....

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Pfizer, BioNTech seek EU’s OK to use COVID vaccine on kids

LONDON – Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech have submitted a request to the European drug regulator for the approval of their coronavirus vaccine to be extended to include children 12 to 15 years old, in a...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

AP analysis: The expected COVID baby boom may be a baby bust

NEW YORK – When most of the U.S. went into lockdown over a year ago, some speculated that confining couples to their homes – with little to entertain them beyond Netflix – would lead to a lot of...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

NEW YORK – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication. New guidelines announced Tuesday mean doctors and other...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 treatment has improved, but many wish for an easy pill

If Priscila Medina had gotten COVID-19 a year ago, she would have had no treatments proven safe and effective to try. But when the 30-year-old nurse arrived at a Long Island hospital last month, so...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

New garden takes root in Bayfield with focus on healthy ingredients, food security

Pine River Shares is taking on food insecurity in eastern La Plata County with the help of a new, sustainable food garden. The garden’s produce will add fresh, healthy ingredients to the...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Two La Plata County fire departments are trying out a new way to train: virtual reality. Los Pinos and Upper Pine River fire protection districts, and an Arvada fire agency, are participating in a...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. to resume J&J COVID vaccinations despite rare clot risk

U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on COVID-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot on Friday, after scientific advisers decided its benefits outweigh a rare risk of...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth resigns

Southwest Health System has announced that CEO Tony Sudduth has resigned. According to a news release issued Friday, Chief Financial Officer Rick Shrader will serve as interim CEO. Community...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

With vaccinations, a semblance of normalcy returns to La Plata County nursing homes

A semblance of normalcy is returning to La Plata County’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Residents can join in on bingo, manicures and movies. They can visit with their families....

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s known about J&J’s vaccine and rare clots

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. The...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

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