December 1, 2014

Avoid foodborne illness this holiday season

Foodborne illness can happen, even to those with the best intentions. This holiday season, don’t let Great Aunt Betty’s stuffing make you or your loved ones […]
November 25, 2014

Mesa County has first hospitalized flu case

A Mesa County resident last week was hospitalized for complications from influenza. Lab results today confirmed the flu virus. It is the first hospitalized influenza case […]
November 17, 2014

Taking care of the turkey: food safety tips for the Thanksgiving bird

Whether this is your first bird or your annual tradition, it’s best to be sure you’ve done all you can to keep your guests healthy when […]
November 14, 2014

‘No Burn’ air advisory in effect

The Mesa County Health Department this afternoon issued a RED air quality advisory through Sunday at 3 p.m. for the Western Colorado valleys including the communities […]
November 13, 2014

Latest news on Ebola and influenza

Ebola Update As of Nov. 12, 2014, West Africa has recorded 14,098 cases of Ebola and 5,160 deaths, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and […]
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 6, 2014

Residents: Check air advisory before burning wood for heat

With late fall’s shorter days and cooler temperatures, many residents turn to wood stoves or fireplaces to heat their homes. Depending on weather conditions, though, it’s […]
November 5, 2014

Enterovirus/rhinovirus peaked in September

To assist in tracking the enterovirus-D68 outbreak, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Communicable Disease branch is working with Colorado local public health agencies […]
November 3, 2014

Stay healthy by getting a flu shot, washing your hands

The best way to protect yourself from influenza is to get vaccinated. Annual flu shots are necessary to protect against seasonal strains of the flu. Mesa […]
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 […]