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April is STD Awareness Month

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) encourages anyone who is sexually active to take control of their sexual health by getting and staying informed. The Sexual Health Clinic at SJBPH provides confidential STD counseling and testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HPV, herpes, and [...]

By | 2018-04-18T08:47:12+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Sexual Health Clinic, Vaccinations|Comments Off on April is STD Awareness Month

Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Colorado’s winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This may cause the river to display a cloudy, turbid [...]

By | 2018-04-16T14:28:11+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As summer approaches, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases. Zoonotic diseases are more common during warm weather months when humans and animals are frequently in close contact. SJBPH stresses the importance of controlling the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around homes as well as [...]

By | 2018-04-13T09:35:25+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

70 years of Local Public Health; Looking Back and Changing Our Future Together

The theme for Public Health Week 2018 (April 2-8), Changing Our Future Together, is an interesting one, given that San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary by looking back over the agency’s history in the region. Our anniversary party highlighted interesting and notable public health events in the region over the [...]

By | 2018-04-19T08:20:41+00:00 April 1st, 2018|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on 70 years of Local Public Health; Looking Back and Changing Our Future Together
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