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HealthView column: Injury prevention for cyclists
HealthView column: Injury prevention for cyclists

July 15, 2019

The Roaring Fork Valley really comes to life this time of year. While winter activities attract people from near and far, the summer is why people stay. Located in the depths of our beautiful rolling...


Doctor’s Tip column: Diet and blood pressure
Doctor’s Tip column: Diet and blood pressure

July 14, 2019

When scientists study large populations of people and look at what diseases they get and what they die from, it becomes apparent that ideal blood pressure is 110/70 or below. As blood pressure rises above...




Glenwood to discuss vaping regulation
Glenwood to discuss vaping regulation

July 7, 2019

City Council may take a closer look at laws concerning the sale of tobacco products within Glenwood Springs’ city limits in the near future.



Colorado begins state ban on vaping in most public places
Colorado begins state ban on vaping in most public places

July 2, 2019

A law against public vaping has taken effect across Colorado. The Durango Herald reports the new state law beginning Monday prohibits vaping in most public places, including bars and restaurants. Under the law, authorities can fine the...



YouthZone hires trauma, substance abuse specialist

June 30, 2019

Bailey E. Allison has joined the staff at YouthZone to oversee its substance use prevention program. As Trauma and Substance Specialist, Allison will provide group and one-on-one counseling and educational programs to youth clients who...






Beware of deer mice carrying hantavirus
Beware of deer mice carrying hantavirus

June 23, 2019

Garfield County Public Health officials want people to be aware of the dangers of hantavirus, a disease that is transferred to humans in mouse excrement inhaled with dust in the air.


Doctor’s Tip: What about the Mediterranean diet?

June 23, 2019

The subject of this column two weeks ago was the evidence that supports a plant-based, unprocessed food diet with no salt, sugar or added oil as being the healthiest. Last week’s column was about how...




Grants available for nonprofits seeking to improve oral health

June 17, 2019

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) has released a request for applications from Colorado nonprofit organizations interested in implementing projects or seeking general operating support to improve oral health equity and interactions in their communities....


Doctor’s Tip: Best strategy for improving your diet

June 16, 2019

Last week’s column was about the evidence supporting a plant-based, unprocessed food diet with no salt, sugar or added salt as the healthiest diet. Let’s say you want to go on this diet to improve...