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Public health officials confirm plague death; coroner identifies girl who died

Kinley Mitchell, 10, attended Sunnyside Elementary School and raised hogs in 4-H

Cold weather virus in summer baffles docs, worries parents

The recent emergence of a virus that typically sickens children in colder months has baffled U.S. pediatricians and put many infants in the hospital with troublesome coughs and breathing tro...

Centura Health-Mercy’s new surgical system expands minimally-invasive surgical options

Surgeons at Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center are now able to offer a new level of robotic-assisted operations to patients. The new surgical system allows surgeons to operate robo...

Masks required at San Juan Regional Medical Center

New Mexico removed remaining pandemic restrictions and officially opened up as of Thursday July 1. To protect vulnerable patient populations and each other from COVID-19, San Juan Regional ...

Health department promotes precautions to prevent spread of animal-borne diseases this summer

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases as residents spend more time outdoors. Zoonotic diseases are more common ...

WHO: Delta variant is 'most transmissible' identified so far

LONDON – The head of the World Health Organization said the COVID-19 delta variant, first seen in India, is “the most transmissible of the variants identified so far,” and warned it is now s...

Experts: Benefits of COVID vaccine outweigh small heart risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials said Wednesday they plan to strengthen cautions about a rare side effect of some COVID-19 vaccines — chest pain and heart inflammation, mostly among teenagers and young adults.

Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center seeks volunteers for summer program

Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center seeks volunteers to serve as mentors during the Summer Health Careers Institute that will take place July 21 to Aug. 3. The program expose...

Axis Health System launches community counseling program

Axis Health System has launched a free Community Counseling Program with appointments available virtually or in-person. The program offers these services: Individual and family support...

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses.

Food allergies complicate hungry Americans' search for meals

SACRAMENTO, California – When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the co...

Experts see strides on AIDS, but COVID-19 halted progress

NEW YORK– Some researchers believe COVID-19 has derailed the fight against HIV, siphoning away health workers and other resources and setting back a U.S. campaign to decimate the AIDS epidem...
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