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Test your home for radon gas

Special to The SUN National Radon Action Week is Oct. 20-26 for 2014; it occurs the third week of October every year. Radon gas is becoming more of a widespread…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, screening available locally

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, screening available locally

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has designated October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) has joined with ACS to help educate and inform the community…

Registration open for Zombie Challenge — Run for Kids’ Sake in Durango

By Megan Sanders Special to The PREVIEW The 2014 Zombie Challenge — Run for Kids’ Sake, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, will be held  on Saturday, Oct.…

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Flannery O’Neil Special to The PREVIEW This October, San Juan Basin Health is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause…

Tai chi: moving meditation, moving medication

By Helena Gunther Special to The PREVIEW Tai chi (tie-chee) is often described as “moving meditation,” but it might well be called “moving medication.” There is growing evidence (Mayo Clinic,…

Health district board approves loan for equipment

In a special meeting held Oct. 3, the board of the Upper San Juan Health Service District voted to take out a $500,000 loan to acquire additional equipment and make…

Free Medicare 101 class offered at library

By Christina Knoell Special to The PREVIEW Medicare is complicated. It is important that you know your rights, options, deadlines, possible penalties and where to find the information you need.…

Addressing Colorado’s childhood obesity epidemic

By Stephanie Carson Special to The SUN Obesity is on the rise in Colorado’s youngest citizens. In the past four decades, childhood obesity has tripled in the state and Renee…

Ebola: Health officials following CDC guidance

Special to The SUN Colorado has no cases of Ebola, but the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is following Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to…

Learning to give yourself a pat on the back

By John Lough Special to The PREVIEW The world can be a tough place. People can be critical or unappreciative of the things we do. But we sometimes are our…