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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

San Juan Basin Public Health adopts new CDC guidelines

Shorter isolation for positive COVID-19 cases and no quarantine for those boosted

CDC recommends shorter COVID-19 isolation, quarantine for all

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need ...

2021 on track to surpass last year as nation's deadliest

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say 2021 is shaping up to be even deadlier than last year.

U.S. sets shorter COVID-19 isolation rules for health workers

NEW YORK – Worried that a new COVID-19 wave could overwhelm understaffed U.S. hospitals, federal officials on Thursday loosened rules that call on health care workers to stay out of work for...

Ignacio student dies from COVID-19 complications

Case marks first COVID-related pediatric fatality in La Plata and Archuleta counties

Explainer: Boosters key to fight omicron, lot still to learn

The new omicron variant took only a few weeks to live up to dire predictions about how hugely contagious it is but scientists don’t yet know if it causes more severe disease even as the worl...

Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of new COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK – Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections last week, federal health officials ...

Can you safely enjoy the holidays? Experts offer COVID tips

The delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus are trying to spoil the holiday spirit, but there still are ways to enjoy the festivities. The explosive spread of the omicron variant is ca...

U.S. regulators lift in-person restrictions on abortion pill

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday permanently removed a major obstacle for women seeking abortion pills, eliminating a long-standing requirement that they pick up the...

Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on COVID’s animal origins

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery. Most scientists believe it emerged in the wild and jumped from bats to ...
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