Health

First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home
Nov18

First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home   Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home and that provides rapid results. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular (real-time loop mediated amplification reaction) single use test that is intended to detect the...

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COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!
Nov18

COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!

La Plata County Will Move to COVID-19 Dial Level Red: Severe Risk; Immediate Community Action Needed to Preserve Critical Services and Health Care Capacity Durango, Colo.: To reduce community transmission and slow a dramatic rise in cases that threatens our ability to maintain hospital capacity and the workforce in critical services, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment...

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How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts
Nov17

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts Turkey day isn’t canceled, but with all the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, expect it to be different. Oct. 1, 2020, 1:54 PM MDT / Updated Nov. 6, 2020, 2:42 PM MST / Source: TODAY By Ronnie Koenig Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate together. But this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Will Thanksgiving cause an increase in COVID-19 cases? It did in Canada.
Nov17

Will Thanksgiving cause an increase in COVID-19 cases? It did in Canada.

Will Thanksgiving cause an increase in COVID-19 cases? It did in Canada. BY CAITLIN O’KANE NOVEMBER 17, 2020 / 6:15 PM / CBS NEWS Canadians celebrated their Thanksgiving last month, and if the day can teach anything to Americans, it’s that gathering for the holidays can lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Canada saw an increase of positive coronavirus tests two weeks after its holiday — the typical incubation period for...

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Enrollment of 150 patients in phase 2b/3 trial of RLF-100™
Nov14

Enrollment of 150 patients in phase 2b/3 trial of RLF-100™

NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics announce enrollment of 150 patients in phase 2b/3 trial of RLF-100™ for Critical COVID-19 with Respiratory Failure – Observations of rapid recovery noted on chest x-ray and no drug-related Serious Adverse Events reported NEWS PROVIDED BY NeuroRx  Nov 13, 2020, 05:00 ET RADNOR, Pa. and GENEVA, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NeuroRx, Inc. and Relief Therapeutics Holdings AG (SIX:RLF,OTCBB:RLFTF)...

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La Plata County Moves to ‘Level Orange: High Risk’
Nov14

La Plata County Moves to ‘Level Orange: High Risk’

La Plata County Moves to ‘Level Orange: High Risk’   by Claire Ninde | Nov 11, 2020 | Education/Health To reduce community transmission and slow a dramatic rise in cases that threatens our school learning models and our local economy, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are moving La Plata County to COVID-19 Level Orange: High Risk (formerly known as ‘Safer at...

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7 Rivers Farmers Market
Nov13

7 Rivers Farmers Market

We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your...

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Offset Your Carbon Footprint
Nov09

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Make a donation to 4Core’s Carbon Footprint Offset Fund, offset your own carbon footprint, and the funds will be used to improve energy efficiencies in lower-income households.

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Healthy Living: Dry-Eye Remedies
Nov06

Healthy Living: Dry-Eye Remedies

Are your eyes itchy? Scratchy? Burning all the time? You may have dry-eye syndrome, and you may require more than over-the-counter treatments. Learn what’s available.

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The ‘dose’ of coronavirus
Nov02

The ‘dose’ of coronavirus

The ‘dose’ of coronavirus a person gets may determine how sick they get; masks could help By Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Andrea Kane, CNN Updated 1:23 AM ET, Mon November 2, 2020 (CNN)”The dose makes the poison” is an adage credited to Paracelsus, a Swiss physician-philosopher from the early Renaissance. Basically, it means that any substance can become toxic if given at a high enough concentration. Even too much...

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Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19
Nov02

Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19

Fauci: We ‘Could Not Be Positioned More Poorly’ On COVID-19 “We’re in for a whole lot of hurt,” warned the nation’s top infectious disease expert. By Mary Papenfuss The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, painted a grim future in a bombshell interview on COVID-19 with The Washington Post Saturday, warning that the nation “could not be positioned more poorly” to battle the pandemic. “We’re in for a whole lot of...

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SJBPH Moves La Plata County into More Restrictive ‘Safer at Home Level 2’
Oct31

SJBPH Moves La Plata County into More Restrictive ‘Safer at Home Level 2’

SJBPH Moves La Plata County into More Restrictive ‘Safer at Home Level 2’ Durango, Colorado, on a slow business day. by Claire Ninde | Oct 29, 2020 | Business, Education/Health Logically it follows, that when people are coming from many different places, the probability that somebody will be infected increases. Yet in the southwest corner of Colorado, tourism is thriving while case counts remain low, relative to other Colorado...

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Dr. Fauci Just Said if We’d Have to Lock Down
Oct29

Dr. Fauci Just Said if We’d Have to Lock Down

Dr. Fauci Just Said if We’d Have to Lock Down Alek Korab Wed, October 28, 2020, 8:51 AM MDT·4 mins read As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soar, you must be wondering when, if ever, we will be asked to “lock down.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, spoke at the University of Melbourne’s virtual Conversations on COVID-19: A Global View with Dr Anthony Fauci and...

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Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’
Oct19

Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’

Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’   Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said: ‘Whenever we public-health officials talk about implementing public-health measures people think that we want to shut the country down. We don’t want to do that.’ GETTY IMAGES As winter approaches and the flu season begins, Dr. Anthony Fauci has some timely...

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Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin
Oct15

Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin

cannadish.net Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin   Cannabis-infused masks are rapidly gaining popularity, along with other CBD products. It is estimated that the global CBD market reaches $2,177.99 million by 2023. Given the abundance of research on marijuana-related effects, it is not surprising that more and more people decide to try out these products and experience their benefits.  Benefits of Marijuana Face Masks...

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2020 Market Season – now until October 31st
Oct10

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st

  2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) “It is the mission of the Durango Farmers Market to strengthen community ties to agriculture: by providing a venue for regional agricultural producers to sell their products; by preserving open space; by promoting healthy farming...

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Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne
Oct08

Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne

The Centers for Disease Control revised its Covid-19 guidelines on Monday to include that the novel coronavirus can be spread through aerosols, which “can linger in the air for minutes to hours” and travel farther than six feet. Until now it was understood that the coronavirus is spread is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes, and experts still believe that is the main...

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Dr. Fauci Just Said How Exactly You’ll Catch COVID
Oct08

Dr. Fauci Just Said How Exactly You’ll Catch COVID

    Despite the politicization of the coronavirus, it has been a long-held thought on both sides of the aisle that people can transmit diseases to one another—why else would you recoil when someone sneezes on you? But a sneeze is one thing. The coronavirus is a particularly sneaky disease because it can be spread by people with no symptoms. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and member of the...

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Eat Local Month – Durango
Oct06

Eat Local Month – Durango

A monthlong celebration of Durango’s best local food! Put together by Local First in Durango. 2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but especially for our local restaurants and purveyors who are such a large part of what makes Durango special! Come celebrate the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live. New This Year Four weeks, each with its own theme and gourmet “take-home” dinner every Friday. Pick-up...

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Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More
Sep25

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More

As soon as the sun sets on the last day of summer, the world seems to explode with warm fall spices. We start to see cinnamon candles, baked goods, and bundles of cinnamon sticks as decor. While pumpkin spice takes center stage, it’s not actually the pumpkin you’re after – it’s the cinnamon with other warm spices that make your chilly nights extra cozy. You may think of it as a flavor enhancer, but the health benefits of cinnamon are...

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