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First Place 4 Health to be held

By Marie Rascoe Special to The PREVIEW Discover a new way to healthy living. First Place 4 Health is an international program that has offered a healthy living option for…

Heading back to school highlights the importance of updating your child’s vaccines

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN With children headed back to school, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) wants to remind parents of the importance of keeping school-aged children…

Include vaccines on the back-to-school list

Special to The SUN As the school year approaches, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records. If vaccines are…

Mercy to offer free nutrition education class for expecting mothers

By David Bruzzese Special to The PREVIEW Good nutrition for mothers-to-be is essential for growth and development of babies in the womb. Eating during pregnancy affects fetal growth, organ development…

Reminder: Physicals required for fall sports

Special to The SUN Pagosa Springs Middle School reminds all fall athletes and parents that athletes will need a sports physical prior to practicing. Please schedule your appointments soon and…

$195 million in new federal funding available to address mental health and substance abuse

The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) recently announced that $195 million in new federal funding is available for health centers to increase access to mental health and substance…

‘Let’s Talk Colorado’ campaign works to reduce the stigma around mental illness

By Lauren Pope Special to The SUN San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is working with a coalition of partner organizations on a new public health campaign called “Let’s Talk…

First human case of West Nile virus reported this season

Special to The SUN As you head outdoors this summer, remember to take along insect repellent to protect yourself against West Nile virus. There has been one human case of…

State health department publishes school and child care vaccination and exemption rates

Special to The SUN The state has a new way for parents and guardians to look up vaccination and vaccine exemption rates for their children’s school or child care facility.…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Sunday, July 9 Pagosa Peak Open School work session and board meeting. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., 7 Parelli Way. Monday, July 10…

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