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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...

Centura Health’s Mercy Regional Medical Center recognized among top 5% of U.S. hospitals for outstanding patient experience

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center achieved the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 13 consecutive year, which places Mercy among the top 5% of hospitals nati...

Nurse recognized at Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center

Lisa Eason, intensive care unit registered nurse, of Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently honored with the Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of th...

Boom in volunteers crucial to La Plata County vaccination effort

Medical Reserve Corps grows by hundreds to tackle COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Centura Health-Mercy nationally recognized with ’A’ grade for safety

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center received an “A” grade for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes achievements protecting patients from er...

Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem equ...
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