Health Briefs

Medical interpretation forum to be held

“Medical Interpretation, an Unmet Local Need” (“Interpretación Médica, una Necesidad Local no Alcanzada”) will be held from noon to 2 p.m. March 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 419 San Juan Drive.

This forum will provide an opportunity to learn about medical interpretation issues and discuss possible solutions. English-Spanish interpretation will be available for non-English speakers.

For more information, call 247-1004 or email

CPR, first aid training to be available

Heart Safe La Plata will offer these CPR and first aid trainings to the community at the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority stationat 142 Sheppard Drive, located in Bodo Industrial Park:

Adult CPR/AED will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. March 19. The cost is $50 for a two-year certification.

CPR for the Healthcare Professional will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $65 for two-year certification.

A combination class of adult CPR and basic first aid will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19. The cost is $75.

Instructors are available to teach at businesses or service clubs. For more information, visit or call J. T. Coyne at 769-7473.

Community Hospital reunion to be held

Former employees of Community Hospital are planning a reunion for noon March 11 at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort, 14324 Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio.

For more information, call 884-2114.

Health Lecture Series to continue at library

The Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., will begin its spring Women’s Health Lecture Series from 7 to 8 p.m. March 21 with “Understanding and Treating Fibromyalgia.”

Julie Gwyther, nationally certified acupuncturist from Durango Community Acupuncture, will explain the Oriental medical perspective about fibromyalgia and provide information about how changes in diet and lifestyle can help alleviate symptoms. The series runs through May every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 375-3387 or visit

Herald Staff