July 31, 2014

Why breast really is best (World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7!)

We’ve all heard the saying, “Breast is best.” But is it? Turns out, yeah. So good, in fact, that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive […]
July 28, 2014

First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Mesa County

The Mesa County Health Department today is reporting the first lab-confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in a resident of Mesa County this year. West […]
July 25, 2014

World Hepatitis Day is July 28

Worldwide, 500 million people are living with chronic viral hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. The disease each year kills 1.5 million people. That’s as […]
July 23, 2014

Hantavirus confirmed in Mesa County resident

The Mesa County Health Department today confirmed a child who lives in Mesa County is being treated for hantavirus. The boy was transported to Denver over […]
July 22, 2014

Protect yourself from skin cancer! Lather up.

The sun’s strong rays can damage our skin in as little as 15 minutes. Sun damage, of course, can lead to skin cancer and other health […]
July 21, 2014

Fresh peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots sold locally have been recalled

If you bought fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums or pluots from City Market or other King Soopers stores recently, you’ll want to check the sticker.  Wawona […]
July 10, 2014

Add immunizations to your back-to-school list

Students entering kindergarten must be up-to-date on all required vaccinations for attending school, which includes the vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (DTaP or Tdap). For […]
July 2, 2014

Stay safe while enjoying food this summer

While summertime picnics and barbecues are fun, it’s important to follow certain storage, sanitation and cooking tips to avoid getting sick. Bacteria can grow on food […]
June 18, 2014

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

A pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Mesa County. Officials are urging residents to prevent mosquito bites, as that is the […]
May 30, 2014

Stay safe outdoors with these tips

Prevent heat stress, illness and injury with these warm-weather tips: ·      Wear sunscreen daily. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at […]