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Simple Steps to Keep Your Home Healthy

We all want to live in a safe, healthy home, but unhealthy conditions are not always immediately obvious. The good news is that once you know what to look for, it’s easy to make note of a few things around your home, and then clean them up or improve them. Doing so can literally save [...]

By |2020-01-08T13:31:34-07:00January 8th, 2020|Environmental Health, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Simple Steps to Keep Your Home Healthy

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Flu Season

If you’ve noticed a dramatic uptick in sneezing, coughing, and tissue waving in the last few weeks, it isn’t a fever dream. Yes, along with the ethereal first dusting of snow, all the Christmas classics back on Netflix, and screamin’ deals on turkey, often comes the holidays’ less celebrated counterpart: flu season. Last year, a [...]

By |2019-12-10T11:59:55-07:00December 9th, 2019|Communicable Disease, Vaccinations|Comments Off on It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Flu Season

It’s insurance season; a timely conversation with your Health Coverage Guide

It’s health insurance season again and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is here to guide you to the coverage you need. Starting November 1, 2019 through January 15, 2020 most Colorado residents responsible for their own health insurance can get coverage through Connect for Health Colorado and apply for financial assistance to help pay [...]

By |2019-11-06T13:00:38-07:00November 6th, 2019|Health Insurance|Comments Off on It’s insurance season; a timely conversation with your Health Coverage Guide

Understanding West Nile Virus

Since 2002, 56 cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in La Plata county. As Public Health, our role is to investigate all laboratory reported cases to determine severity of illness, track number of cases, determine location of exposure and communicate to the public how to best protect themselves and their families. Given the [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:40:50-07:00October 8th, 2019|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Understanding West Nile Virus

Medidas de seguridad alimenticia son buenas para la salud pública

Antes de salir a comer, ¿usted se detiene para pensar en todas las posibles enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos que podrían contagiarlo? Lo más probable que no. La mayoría de nosotros no lo hacemos, y si lo hiciéramos, salir a comer no sería tan divertido. La salmonella, la clostridium perfringens, la campylobacter, la listeria, el botulismo [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:25:20-07:00September 26th, 2019|Food Safety|Comments Off on Medidas de seguridad alimenticia son buenas para la salud pública