November 10, 2014

You can prevent it: Type 2 Diabetes

Over twenty-nine million Americans have diabetes. Don’t be a part of this statistic…reduce your risk.  Here’s how:  Monitor your weight: Being overweight or obese increases your […]
November 3, 2014

Is the water in your hot tub safe?

Despite routine water testing and disinfection, pools and hot-tubs may still contain a bacteria, Psuedomonas aeruginosa, that causes a hot tub rash. This bacteria can live […]
October 27, 2014

Trick-or-treat! Safety tips for the witches and vampires (and their parents).

Is your princess, scarecrow, or superhero trick-or-treating this year? Let’s be sure to keep our kids safe this Halloween. Follow these tips: Always accompany your child, […]
October 20, 2014

Lower your risk for breast cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to The American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point […]
October 17, 2014

No Ebola in Mesa County

Rumors have been circulating through social media regarding a potential Ebola case in Mesa County. This rumor is false. Mesa County Health Department wants to assure […]
October 3, 2014

Hunters, beware of tularemia risk!

Small game animals can be infected with tularemia, a bacterial disease that causes illness and death in rabbits and rodents. People can get tularemia if they […]
October 2, 2014

Health Officials prepare for Ebola

Mesa County Health Department is in close contact with local hospitals to assure monitoring and reporting is in place to assess the risk for patients arriving […]
September 9, 2014

September 10th is National Suicide Prevention Day

The national theme for this year’s suicide prevention efforts is Connectedness. According to the CDC, strong, positive relationships with others can be protective and prevent against suicidal […]