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San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

Two animals (skunks) have tested positive for rabies in Durango. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies. Rabies is regularly found in Colorado wildlife, especially skunks and bats. Interaction between humans and wild animals, [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins Soon

Open Enrollment is just around the corner and contrary to what you may have heard financial help is still available for 2018. The current administration has decided to end Cost-Sharing Reduction payments - this does NOT eliminate Cost-Sharing Reductions for you. These payments are reimbursements to health insurance companies and do not affect the [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Health Insurance, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins Soon

You may be surprised how affordable health insurance can be; take five minutes to find out

In addition to raking leaves and collecting brush, a top priority on your fall chore list should be a review of your health insurance. Changes in family size, income, tax credit opportunities, and available health plans may have occurred in the last year and the window for reevaluation is only from November 1, 2017 [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Health Insurance, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on You may be surprised how affordable health insurance can be; take five minutes to find out

Flu cases show early uptick; get your yearly vaccine soon

Twenty Coloradans have been hospitalized with flu since August 1, about double the number of cases the state usually sees this time of year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urge Coloradans ages 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine, ideally before [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Flu cases show early uptick; get your yearly vaccine soon

EPA Kicks Off SepticSmart Week

On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18-22) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on EPA Kicks Off SepticSmart Week
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