The thrill of trying out Salida’s new skatepark is drawing skateboarders of all skill levels to Centennial Park. While learning a basic skill such as “catching air” or mastering more advanced tricks is fun, it can be also be physically demanding and cause serious foot and ankle injuries.

As the number of COVID-19 cases has ramped up in Chaffee County, 139 cases reported so far for October with a week to go in the month, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center continues to monitor the situation and provide protection for patients and staff.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced Monday it is scheduling appointments for mass clinics for administering free COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots to those who are eligible.

Following a challenging year, it may be difficult to get back into a healthy routine. Fall is a great time to think about what you can do to improve your health. Wherever you are on your journey to active and healthy living, there are things you can do to help you get or stay on track.

Chaffee County Public Health will offer a free intensive four-day peer recovery coach workshop Oct. 7-10 for anyone who wants to better engage with family and friends who may be struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs.

Did you know that Chaffee County has almost double the state rate of adults older than age 65? People love to come here to retire and enjoy all our amenities.

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After seeing foot and ankle patients for more than 30 years, I have heard many myths about foot care. Misinformation can pose risks, so it’s important to sort fact from fiction when it concerns your health.

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It’s summer in the Rockies, and while this summer definitely feels more normal than summer 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic is not behind us yet.

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June 27 was National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. Although PTSD can sometimes be a term that is used jokingly or to describe a reaction to a common occurrence, it is a condition that can seriously impact a person’s relationships and quality of life. It affects more th…

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The thrill of trying out Salida’s new skatepark is drawing skateboarders of all skill levels to Centennial Park. While learning a basic skill such as “catching air” or mastering more advanced tricks is fun, it can be also be physically demanding and cause serious foot and ankle injuries.

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As the number of COVID-19 cases has ramped up in Chaffee County, 139 cases reported so far for October with a week to go in the month, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center continues to monitor the situation and provide protection for patients and staff.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced Monday it is scheduling appointments for mass clinics for administering free COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots to those who are eligible.

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Following a challenging year, it may be difficult to get back into a healthy routine. Fall is a great time to think about what you can do to improve your health. Wherever you are on your journey to active and healthy living, there are things you can do to help you get or stay on track.

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Chaffee County Public Health will offer a free intensive four-day peer recovery coach workshop Oct. 7-10 for anyone who wants to better engage with family and friends who may be struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs.

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Did you know that Chaffee County has almost double the state rate of adults older than age 65? People love to come here to retire and enjoy all our amenities.

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After seeing foot and ankle patients for more than 30 years, I have heard many myths about foot care. Misinformation can pose risks, so it’s important to sort fact from fiction when it concerns your health.

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It’s summer in the Rockies, and while this summer definitely feels more normal than summer 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic is not behind us yet.

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June 27 was National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. Although PTSD can sometimes be a term that is used jokingly or to describe a reaction to a common occurrence, it is a condition that can seriously impact a person’s relationships and quality of life. It affects more th…

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A new Centers for Disease Control study adds to the growing body of real-world evidence (outside of a clinical trial setting) showing that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration protect health care personnel against COVID-19.

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Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved during the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 4 and older. 

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Many adults who sprained their ankles when they were younger could be at risk for more serious damage as they age and try to stay active. It’s important to get your ankles checked for chronic instability caused by old injuries. 

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During spring sports season, many young athletes play with seemingly normal but persistent foot pain. 

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On this day one year ago, Chaffee County was in the midst of an abrupt introduction to COVID-19 in our community in the form of 12 confirmed positive cases. Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center had assembled its primary COVID-19 response team, and Dr. Erika Gelgand rose to the occasi…

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The Colorado Workforce Development Council, in partnership with the Trailhead Institute and the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative, has launched newly developed career pathways in public health on the My Colorado Journey platform. 

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Be careful, it’s still icy outside! Take a simple, inexpensive preventative step (pun intended) to increase your traction on snow and ice by investing in a pair of ice cleats. 

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By now, if you’re a smoker, you may have already broken your New Year’s resolution to kick the habit. But all is not lost. You can start over. 

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As winter storms sweep through Colorado and ski season ramps up, serious injuries from falls inevitably occur. 

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As stated by the American Lung Association—and countless other nonprofit organizations, as well as scientists, hospitals, public health agencies and more—the lungs are the first organ in the body to be affected by COVID-19. 

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As the world approaches a full year living under the threat of what we now know as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent announcement that vaccines may be available soon, public health entities still stress that social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands are the best defense against …

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As aspen leaves turn golden, hikers and hunters head to the mountains, but unfortunately they are not always prepared for the beating their feet will take.

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Although we live in one of the healthiest counties and states in America, did you know that our current diabetes rate in Colorado would rank as the highest rate in America just 30 years ago?  

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Katherine Granzella has had a busy couple of weeks, with two family weddings, her son’s birthday and her own 90th birthday and receiving the 2019 Auxilian of the Year award for her longtime work with Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

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To mask or not to mask – that seems to be the question, even though Gov. Jared Polis, as of July 17, issued a statewide order for Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors.

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May is Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month in Colorado. Ticks are blood-feeding parasites of animals, found throughout Colorado and particularly common at higher elevations.

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Stress is an important and natural stimulant that compels us to adapt to a new environment or lifestyle change. It causes a physiological response that helps us either flee or fight the threat or stressor. But spending too much time on high alert can have damaging health effects.

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Across the country, hospital emergency departments have seen fluctuations in numbers and kinds of patients as COVID-19 unfolds.

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