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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…

Don’t let depression sneak up on you

By John Lough Special to The PREVIEW Depression is a serious health issue, yet, often, its warning signs are ignored. Not acknowledging the symptoms of depression not only means the…

Mercy to offer free education to those with prediabetes

By David Bruzzese Special to The PREVIEW People diagnosed with prediabetes are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Effectively managing prediabetes can help prevent…

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…

Prevention, rodent control keys to preventing hantavirus

State health officials remind Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the Pagosa Springs SUN.…

Additional $70 million in grants available to address opioid crisis

Special to The SUN Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price recently announced the availability of over $70 million in federal grants for the fight against opioid abuse. Price…

Prevent animal-borne (zoonotic) disease

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN As summer approaches, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases. The full version…

Concerns about getting professional help for PTSD

By Kevin J. Kelly Special to The PREVIEW It is common for people who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to feel reluctant to get professional help. They often…