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 […]
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 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 […]