Mercy making plans for new Bayfield clinic

Bayfield this spring will have a primary-care clinic, a branch of Mercy Family Medicine. Mercy Regional Medical Center spokesman David Bruzzese said the clinic will occupy around 3,200 square feet...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

United States faces gaps in response to diseases

A new study finds that the nation’s ability to prevent, control and treat outbreaks of infectious diseases is compromised – badly in some states, although not so much in Colorado. A report released...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Mercury vapor at gold mill in Mancos not elevated

The good: There are no elevated concentrations of mercury vapor. The bad: Three soil samples had above-average or excessive mercury levels. The ugly: Nearly a quarter of soil samples exceeded...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time counts for mental-health patients

They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Before Angelina Jolie, local women understood

The name and fame of actress Angelina Jolie can rightly be credited with focusing global attention on breast cancer and two aberrant genes that place women at high risk for the scourge.But years...

DATE: June 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new health option for those with few others

The La Plata Community Clinic, with medical personnel and support staff members working pro bono, has opened without fanfare.The soft opening was the result of uncertainty, Executive Director...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis in consolidation

Axis Health System has acquired two properties that will allow it to consolidate all services in Grandview.“It’s the first step,” agency Executive Director Bern Heath said Wednesday....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mens’ annual prostate test may be too dangerous

WASHINGTON – Healthy men shouldn’t get routine prostate cancer screenings, says updated advice from a government panel that found the PSA blood tests do more harm than good.Despite strenuous...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

How an innovative primary care solution thwarted crisis

The response to fill a gap in-health care created when a provider closed its doors has won national recognition.La Plata County Senior Services and the San Juan Basin Health Department received the...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new thinking on an age-old problem

As local residents and officials mobilize to meet struggling families' needs today, advocates say some big-picture and novel approaches also will be a necessary part of the battle against poverty....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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