Health Briefs

Trauma-treatment workshop to be held Aug. 2 in Durango

The Violence Prevention Coalition will host the “Recognizing, Understanding and Treating Trauma” workshop from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in Durango.

The workshop will provide an understanding of the types of events that lead to trauma response and how it affects adults and children. It will help participants recognize and respond to trauma-identified behavior. The registration fee is $60 and includes training, conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

To register, visit www.violencepreventioncoalition.org, www.facebook.com/ViolencePreventionCoalitionofSouthwestColorado or call 247-2935.

Operation CoCare health fair to be held 3 days this week

The 140th Medical Group, part of the Colorado Air National Guard, will hold a health promotion fair called “Operation CoCare” from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Ute Mountain Ute Health Center in Towaoc; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Southern Ute Community Center in Ignacio.

Medical professionals will screen for diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and weight issues, as well as provide dental consultations and sports physicals. The health fair also will have an area where children can learn first aid, try medical equipment and learn what medical professionals do in the military. All services are free of charge.

Free adrenal gland exams set to be held Aug. 3

Nancy Utter of Durango Natural Medicine will offer free exams to assess the health of adrenal glands from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3.

The adrenal glands manage fight-or-flight response and are significantly affected by stress.

To reserve a space, call 247-0737.

Herald Staff