Health Briefs

Health assessments available at worksites

The San Juan Basin Health Department Wellness Team can conduct health assessments at worksites.

The screening and confidential consultation takes less than 30 minutes. Each employee receives a blood test for cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose, as well as body-mass index, or BMI, and level of cardiac risk. The team will go over written results with the participants and will offer recommendations and referrals. Employees have access to a resource page, as well as opportunities to get individualized coaching on behavior change.

While this program is open to all businesses and organizations, the focus is on recruiting those that arenít able to offer health insurance to their employees. Participating employers will pay a fee of $25 per employee.

For more information, visit or call 335-2044.

Womenís health group to meet

The Strong Women Healthy Hearts program will start Tuesday.

This program gives women the opportunity to learn more about heart disease and prevention skills. The curriculum helps women learn to reduce the risk of heart and vascular disease through fitness and nutrition education. The classes last one hour and meet twice a week. Classes include low to moderate physical activity and discussion about eating for heart health along with hands-on cooking activities. Preregistration is required.

For more information, call 382-6461 or email

Low-cost dental care offered in Durango

The La Plata Community Clinic, 1800 East Third Ave., Suite 103, will offer low-cost quality dental care for the next three weeks to those who are uninsured, meet the eligibility guidelines and live in La Plata County.

For more information or an appointment, call 422-8324 or 317-0709.

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