Health and Wellness briefs: Jan. 24, 2017

Foot and Ankle Center

to offer free clinic day

Grand Valley Foot and Ankle Center is sponsoring a free clinic day for people experiencing foot and ankle issues. Patients will have the opportunity to meet Laura Wetstine, DPM, learn more about Grand Valley Foot and Ankle Center, and get a potential diagnosis and treatment options for their ailment.

The free clinic is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Valley Foot and Ankle Center, 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 1, in Grand Junction.

Diaper distributors seek donations of product


The Diaper Depot and HOPE of the Grand Valley are working together to provide diapers for babies with working parents, who otherwise do not receive assistance, along with R-5 High School moms.

The program already supplies diapers to more than 50 babies twice a month.

Organizers are asking for Huggies, Pampers or Loves diapers only. All sizes are needed, newborns to size 6.

Drop-off diaper sites include: Downtown at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave.; and in Fruita, United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen Ave.

Neurologist, St. Mary’s honored for partnership


St. Mary’s Neurology, along with St. Mary’s neurologist Dr. Logan McDaneld, were recently honored with the Western Slope Partnership of the Year Award by the National MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society for their continued support of the Society and people living with MS.

“St. Mary’s and Dr. McDaneld have been very instrumental in educating the community about MS through numerous events in and around Grand Junction,” said Suzie Reel, director of Walk MS.

The National MS Society works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS and raises funds for critical MS research.

One way it raises money is through Walk MS events around the country.

Walk MS in Grand Junction is scheduled May 6 at Canyon View Park.

Alsco Grand Junction certified for clean textiles


Alsco Inc. is a Salt Lake City-based linen and uniform rental services company, and Alsco’s Grand Junction location is the first to be certified to NSF P467: Hygienically Clean Healthcare Textiles.

The mark ensures the laundering process effectively removes pathogens from health care textiles.

To earn certification, Alsco Grand Junction successfully completed a rigorous certification process, which included complete risk assessment of its commercial laundering process, on-site audit and sample collection, and sample testing at NSF International labs.


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