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Durango Planned Parenthood clinic to close temporarily, but indefinitely

Suspension of services means patients seeking abortion must head to Farmington or Cortez

Bar-D Wranglers’ Gary Cook performs following triple bypass surgery in June

Despite missing three weeks, musician didn’t wait long before returning to stage with Durango band Bar D Chuckwagon guitarist and vocalist Gary Cook and his family were preparing to go to di...

Mercy’s new CEO arrives ready to open the hospital’s next chapter

Josh Neff will formally begin the job Tuesday

More cows are getting avian flu in Colorado. Officials are trying to stop it from spreading to humans

Colorado is seeing a rising number of highly pathogenic avian flu cases in cows. State officials told CPR Friday they’re working with the dairy industry to curb the spread. The first case in...

Durango man to bike 760 miles to raise funds for chronically ill woman

Bill Ayers is inspired by Brianna Hoffman’s medical journey

Finding balance in your eating habits, not fads

The potential for diet overwhelm is real, and common struggles of unsatisfying results, difficulty of adhering to restricted eating plans, social pressures (welcome summer!) and emotional ea...

Durango Derailers to pedal the passes Saturday in support of sick children

Nonprofit helps kids, families pay travel expenses in seeking care

Coloradans’ injuries from guns have cost $8.4 million in health care in six-year span

Two years ago, Colorado hit a record number of firearm-related injuries – which racked up $8.4 million in medical bills. More than 7,000 health care claims were filed in 2022, according to a...

Native Americans have shorter life spans. Better health care isn’t the only answer

HISLE – Katherine Goodlow is only 20, but she has experienced enough to know that people around her are dying too young. Goodlow, a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, said she’s lost six...

La Plata County Health staff meet director candidate

Mike Byrns attended a meet-and-greet Wednesday before his interview with board members

The key to long-term weight maintenance: Reverse dieting

After reaching your desired weight, the journey to maintaining a healthy lifestyle continues beyond the scale. One strategy often overlooked but crucial for long-term success is “reverse die...

Hospitals suing patients would have to put their names on lawsuits under new Colorado bill

‘Deceiving people who owe money should never be a strategy to hide affiliation,’ patient advocacy member says
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