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Local health department calls for statewide mask mandate

State order would carry more weight than regional orders, health director says

Durango School District rolls out vaccines, testing program

Students can receive pediatric doses at school clinics starting later this week

Another COVID surge threatens to overwhelm Colorado’s hospitals

New transfer policies could help ferry patients around the state, but staff shortages remain

Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early COVID-19

Course of COVID-19 treatment would cost $4

Montezuma County resident dies from West Nile virus

Statewide, virus has infected 155 people and killed eight

COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

WASHINGTON – Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday. Certain people who rece...

Update: Cyclist who died of heart attack south of Cortez is identified

Cyclist found unresponsive on Road G; cause of death listed as heart attack

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronav...

It’s flu vaccine time, even if you’ve had your COVID shots

Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot. Flu cases have dropped to historically low levels during the pandemic. The U.S. ...

Study highlights difficulty of stopping antidepressants

A study of British patients with a long history of depression highlights how difficult it can be to stop medication, even for those who feel well enough to try. Slightly more than half the p...

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did – about 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning th...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon – a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngs...
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