October 13, 2014

Even healthy people can get the flu

Have you ever had influenza? If so, you know how miserable it is. If not, trust us; you don’t want to get it. Flu season unfortunately […]
October 6, 2014

Walk or ride to school Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Do your kids walk to school? If not, consider having them try it on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, during International Walk to School Day. The event is […]
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 […]
October 1, 2014

Planning to burn your yard waste? Get a permit first.

It’s October, and those leaves might be piling up in your yard. Before you burn your yard waste, though, make sure you have a permit. Also, […]
September 22, 2014

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

A staggering statistic: More than 23 million young people ages 2-19 in the United States are overweight or obese. This means our children are in danger […]
September 15, 2014

Eat more fruits and veggies

Did you know current recommendations are to fill half our plates with fruits and vegetables? Half. At every meal. At every snack. Many of us don’t […]
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 […]
September 8, 2014

Prepare your family for an emergency

In an emergency, would your family be ready?  September is National Preparedness Month. What better time to make a plan, just in case? Sponsored by FEMA, […]
September 5, 2014

Don’t take one for the team when it comes to food and tailgating

We totally get it: Pre-game festivities can be just as fun as the game itself. But don’t let the food and excitement before the game cause […]