Dr. David Hughes, director of emergency services at Mercy Regional Medical Center, is the new emerge...

Emergencies are his specialty

Durango Fire Protection District just named Dr. David Hughes its new emergency services director.

Hughes replaces Dr. Tony DeMond, who had...

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Group highlights cervical health

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.

The American Cancer Society says the majority of cervical-cancer cases and deaths could be prevented with of vaccination, regular screening and treatment.

The American Cancer Society recommends the HPV vaccine be given to girls ages 11 to 12. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups also recommend routine vaccination for boys.

Women who receive the HPV vaccine still need to get regular screenings for...

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