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August 10, 2014

Back-to-school: Vaccinate your children at every age!

Back to school is the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines. Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one […]
August 4, 2014

Rabbit tests positive for tularemia

A rabbit has tested positive for tularemia in Mesa County. Tularemia is a bacterial disease that can affect humans and animals. Rabbits, hares and rodents are […]
August 4, 2014

Follow these tips to make sure your kids are getting the rest they need

With school back in session – or just about – make sure your kiddos are getting enough sleep. Sleep affects both mental and physical development, and […]
August 3, 2014

Vaccinate your baby

Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old. Every dose of vaccine is […]
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 […]