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CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Those kinds of m...

Hospitals take different approaches to communication, transparency

Mercy doctor says open, honest dialogue plays role in public health

Omicron surge fuels demand for testing in La Plata, Archuleta counties

Public health officials say tests are being returned in 36 to 72 hours, on average

When will omicron peak in Southwest Colorado?

Public health officials say the surge could continue into February

In 1st, surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the high...

Ignacio nurse an advocate for the profession and her community

Dixie Melton honored with 2021 Colorado Nightingale Award

Public health officials expect boosters for children 12 to 15 later this week

CDC approves Pfizer’s third dose Wednesday

Chief judge extends suspension of jury trials in Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties

Order cites rising COVID-19 cases; no end date is set

How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won’t be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a ...

Once heralded as heroes, Four Corners health care workers now feel drained

One chief medical officer says it’s difficult to see people spurn preventive measures

La Plata County records first case of omicron

Public health officials say new variant is likely spreading rapidly in Southwest Colorado

Dry January offers a gateway to better health

More energy, better sleep, weight loss among benefits of a month of sobriety
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