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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…

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.…