Health

Three Additional COVID-19 Cases ID’ed
Apr03

Three Additional COVID-19 Cases ID’ed

San Juan Basin Public Health has confirmed three more cases of COVID-19 infections in La Plata County as a result of last week’s drive-through community testing.

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Sustaining Through Uncertainty
Mar31

Sustaining Through Uncertainty

by Mark Haeussler, CEO – Alpine Leadership  The initial portion of reacting to a health and economic shock often comes with certainty of action, be it sanitizing efforts, leveraging the virtual space to the extent possible, changes in hours or shifts, and redirection of resources.  The initial shock itself provides the impetus to take action and to feel purposeful.  Leaders need to leverage this into more sustainable effort. As...

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Over 100,000 People have Recovered from COVID-19!
Mar23

Over 100,000 People have Recovered from COVID-19!

According to Bing’s COVID-19 tracker, 101,383 cases of the Coronavirus have been confirmed recoveries. The worldwide pandemic is showing some hope now that 27% of all cases have recovered, with that metric on the rise. Stay safe out there, Durangatangs, and here are some things we’ve been doing to stay upbeat while we get through this challenge: -Get some fresh air and take a walk outside! -Get out some art supplies and...

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Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County
Mar22

Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County

As of 4 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the State of Colorado reports no cases of Corona Virus in La Plata County. No cases have been reported in Montezuma or Archuleta Counties as well! Colorado Case Summary (Updated 3/22/20 at 4:00 p.m.) PDF version Note: This summary only includes data through 3/21 and does not reflect cases since then. 591 cases 58 hospitalized 29 counties 5,436 people tested 6 deaths 5 outbreaks at residential and...

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Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) Activates in response to COVID-19
Mar20

Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) Activates in response to COVID-19

CERF (Community Emergency Relief Fund) is designated for broad-based community emergencies in Southwest Colorado. Established in 2008 in response to the Season’s Restaurant fire, CERF has been activated for the Gold King Mine spill in 2015, the Adobe Building fire in Pagosa Springs in 2016, and the 416 Fire in 2018. Donations to CERF are designated for emergency use and distribution of funds is determined by an advisory...

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An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis
Mar20

An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis

We’ve summarized some of the highlights of the changing social and medical environment during the pandemic.

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Covid-19 Map from Johns Hopkins
Mar18

Covid-19 Map from Johns Hopkins

This map from Johns Hopkins University and Medical Center keeps almost up to the minute data on the spread of the Novel Covid-19 virus throughout the world. We’ve shrunk the map to show the USA, but it can be expanded to see other parts of the world. The full map with additional information can be found here – https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html 

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Ward Off COVID-19 by Keeping Your Immune System Strong
Mar13

Ward Off COVID-19 by Keeping Your Immune System Strong

From Harvard Medical School: Your immune system is your body’s defense system. When a harmful invader — like a cold or flu virus, or the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — gets into your body, your immune system mounts an attack. Known as an immune response, this attack is a sequence of events that involves various cells and unfolds over time. Following general health guidelines is the best step you can take toward keeping your...

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7 Ways to Increase Dopamine, Focus, and Energy
Feb20

7 Ways to Increase Dopamine, Focus, and Energy

Photo credit: brainmd.com How to Increase Dopamine Naturally Do you feel like you don’t have enough energy to get through the day? Is it hard to finish things once you’ve started them? Are you easily distracted? Do you find it hard to concentrate? Have you lost your zest for life? If you answered yes to any of these, you may have a deficiency and need to increase dopamine levels. What is Dopamine? Dopamine is one of over one hundred...

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Is Vaping a Safe Sub for Smoking Tobacco?
Dec22

Is Vaping a Safe Sub for Smoking Tobacco?

Our Animas High School Intern explore whether vaping is a safe substitute for smoking cigarettes, especially in light of the recent vaping-related deaths. Lern what he discovered.

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Hold the Sun’s Warmth in Your Hands
Dec08

Hold the Sun’s Warmth in Your Hands

A Durango woman with Raynaud’s Syndrome was looking for a way to keep her fingers warm during outdoor, cold-weather activities. She and her partner have created a unique solution.

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Zero-Gravity Treadmill Shortens Recovery
Nov24

Zero-Gravity Treadmill Shortens Recovery

Physical therapists with Mercy Sports Medicine are using NASA technology to rehabilitate patients with leg injuries more quickly by creating (an almost) zero-gravity environment for exercise. _

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Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread
Nov10

Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread

A Durango man who was looking for a healthy alternative to dairy products for his daily calcium intake couldn’t find what he wanted, so he created his own concoction out of four simple ingredients.

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Alliance Forms to Lower Health Care Costs
Nov10

Alliance Forms to Lower Health Care Costs

Local-First in Durango is spearheading an effort to form a local health-care alliance to negotiate lower medical fees and lower health-insurance premiums for its members. Learn how the alliance is drawing upon the lessons from agricultural cooperatives.

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Feeling the Pressure with Oxygen Therapy
Nov01

Feeling the Pressure with Oxygen Therapy

A Durango hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinic treats brain trauma, fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic depression, stroke, and many other health issues. Users say it makes a difference in their quality of life.

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Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD
Oct12

Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD

CBD oil is the top trendy ingredient on the market right now. It’s so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD are projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024. In case you’re wondering what is CBD, exactly?, here’s a quick refresher: CBD is a naturally occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants. There’s no THC in it, which means it can’t get you high, no matter how much you take....

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10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About
Oct12

10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About

Every year, weed gets higher … in THC, that is. Throughout our shared history with the cannabis plant, we’ve slowly bred the plant to produce more of its primary intoxicating and psychoactive cannabinoid, with THC percentages of some plants now reaching the mid-30s. Though the cannabis plant contains myriad cannabinoids, with more than 100 cannabinoids identified in the plant to date, it’s still tetrahydrocannabinol that...

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Healthy Living: How to Treat Dry Eye
Sep29

Healthy Living: How to Treat Dry Eye

If you’re using artificial tears, you may want to check with your ophthalmologist for other diagnoses and treatment options for your dry-eye syndrome.

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Healthy Living: Importance of Vaccinations
Sep12

Healthy Living: Importance of Vaccinations

San Juan Health Partners Pediatrics talks about the importance of vaccinating your students against measles and other communicable diseases to protect them and the community.

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Neurosurgeons Join Durango Clinic
Sep06

Neurosurgeons Join Durango Clinic

The only neurosurgeons in the Four Corners will now offer pre- and post-operative care out of the new San Juan Health Partners Clinic in Durango. Find out more.

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