Health and wellness briefs: Feb. 28, 2017

Man struggles with intense back pain

Sign language basics given

for those with hearing loss

Learn about the options of various communication access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing at the Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

A free monthly meeting is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.

The meeting will include the presentation, “Introduction to American Sign Language and Sign Language Interpreting,” by Dianna Shirley of Hands to Hear. Shirley will present an overview of sign language basics including basic signs, sign language communication protocols and the process for becoming an interpreter.

For information, contact Amy Becktell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or at 241-2592.

Speech-language pathologist joins Primary Care Partners

Primary Care Partners announced that Mariana York, MA, CCC-SLP, has joined The Physical Therapy Specialty Center.

York, a certified speech-language pathologist, has more than 20 years of experience in the field. She provides diagnostic and treatment services to all age groups from infants to the elderly. York has worked in a variety of settings including hospital intensive care units, in-patient/out-patient care and radiology, as well as skilled-nursing facilities and home health care.

York specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adults with aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, cognitive impairments and dysphagia. She also focuses on early intervention to address childhood speech and language disorders.

Health Links recognizes Primary Care Partners


Primary Care Partners also announced that it has been recognized by Health Links as a Certified Healthy Business Leader for its workplace health and safety culture. Approximately 300 employees are employed through the local medical organization, which serves 60,000 area patients.

Health Links is a nonprofit initiative under the Center for Health, Work & Environment within the Colorado School of Public Health.


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