Health Briefs

Free acupuncture available to veterans

Durango Acupuncture Alliance will offer a donation-based veterans clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1550 Main Ave.

This free clinic will be open to veterans, active duty military and their families.

For more information, visit

Residents asked to take health surveys

Bighorn Leadership Fellows in Southwest Colorado are soliciting comments about school-based health centers and advance medical directives through online surveys.

For more information and to take two surveys, visit Durango School District 9-R’s page at, and authorize the Bighorn App. The app will request age, gender and ZIP code. The surveys will take two minutes.

School-based health centers help about 60 students every day. Advance medical directives help families know what to do when a loved one has been injured by an accident or another tragedy.

For more information, visit For more information about the app, email or call 426-9115.

Allergy presentation Tuesday at library

Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest will present “Resolving Airborne Allergies and Chronic Sinusitis” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Program Room 2 of Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Caleb Gates, licensed acupuncturist, will discuss how symptoms from chronic sinusitis and food allergies can be resolved.

For more information, call 259-9488 or visit

‘Thrive’ series lecture set for March 13

The “Healthy Living to 100” lecture will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. March 13 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., as part of the Thrive Lecture Series.

Dr. Trapper Niccum will teach “weekend warriors” how to apply the techniques he uses with pro athletes. He will talk about how people are living longer and with a better quality of life.

For more information, visit

Herald Staff