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Briefs: Health Aug. 25, 2009

By Staff

Kids 9–14: Enter radon poster contest • Children ages 9 to 14 in Colorado are invited to enter the 2010 National Radon Poster Contest. Poster topics include: What is radon? Where does radon come from? How does radon get into our homes? Radon can cause lung cancer. Test your home for radon. Posters will be judged on content accuracy, visual communication, reproducibility and originality. Colorado winners and runners-up will be entered into the national contest. The national ...


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Plasma shots can help some avoid surgery

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For Chris Ladue it sounded too good to be true. After splitting a tendon in his knee, Ladue figured surgery was the only option to repair his ailing limb. “It had been hurting for a while,” Ladue, an avid skier, said. “I didn’t want to do surgery because I didn’t want to be laid up for three months.” But when it came down to it, all it took to heal Ladue’s knee was a shot. Ladue, a 31-year-old Grand Junction resident, joined a growing list of ...


Briefs: Health Aug. 18, 2009

By Staff

Free sleep apnea seminars available • Think you have sleep apnea? You may be able to find out during free monthly seminars offered through Preferred Homecare. Seminars are offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every third Monday of the month at 529 25 1/2 Road. Call 257-1565 for information. Nutrition presentation to be at college • Learn more about nutrition during a free presentation to be offered Aug. 24 at Mesa State College. Former Fruita High School graduate and nutrition ...


Once vilified, GJ doctors now regarded as trailblazers

By Amy Hamilton

By AMY HAMILTON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_Z8rGaDPyXU').innerHTML = output; //]]> Three decades ago a handful of local doctors took on a load of criticism when they began to alter Grand Junction’s health-care system. At that time, other doctors and the public labeled those early efforts ...


Briefs: Health Aug. 11, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

Tdap vaccine clinic at Fruita Monument • With the first day of school rapidly approaching, the Mesa County Health Department wants to remind parents to ensure their children are vaccinated. Tdap vaccinations are available at Fruita Monument High School from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Required immunizations always are available at the Mesa Health Department at 510 29 1/2 Road or through health care providers. Vaccines are $14.50. Private insurances that can be billed include Rocky ...


GJ eye doctors donate surgical procedures in Latin America

By Amy Hamilton

By AMY HAMILTON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_0QAzVXVyxJ').innerHTML = output; //]]> Optometrist Randy Rottman has been traveling to Latin America a few times a year for the past two decades because that’s where he believes he can make the most difference. “It’s very ...


Lab director highly experienced in training of world-class athletes

By Emily Shockley

By EMILY ANDERSON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_sK44sRggsH').innerHTML = output; //]]> Bill Sands has trained plenty of Olympic athletes, from current gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin to 1968 Olympic high-jump champion Dick Fosbury, creator of the now widely used “Fosbury Flop” ...


Briefs: Health July 28, 2009

By Staff

Advance directives subject of lecture • A free meeting at 6:30 tonight will show residents how to prepare legal documents that express their wishes for end-of-life care. A lecture on advance medical directives by Dr. Bruce Richards will be presented at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library, 530 Grand Ave. Participants will be able to fill out a free document concerning durable medical power-of-attorney and living wills. Reservations are required by calling 263-5542. Call Toni ...


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Delta woman determined to walk again

By Amy Hamilton

By AMY HAMILTON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_gHSwMEps8L').innerHTML = output; //]]> Just to swivel her hip, push her torso forward and command her right leg to take a step takes nearly all of Gina Fricks-McLeod’s concentration. With braces on her legs and using her arms as support on ...


Public health services need to be evenly distributed

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By GARY HARMON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_ZgQlHAP0TN').innerHTML = output; //]]> Public-health agencies need to find ways to work more effectively across regions and the state and with other agencies, officials from 11 Western Slope counties said Thursday. The officials gathered in Grand ...


Tough call for small business on health care

By Emily Shockley

By EMILY ANDERSON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_J2v0C0lJKW').innerHTML = output; //]]> A new survey reports one in four U.S. businesses with five or fewer employees offers health insurance, and 26 million of the 46 million uninsured people in the United States are small business employees, owners ...


Family taking bicycle tour to raise money

By Allen Gemaehlich

By ALLEN GEMAEHLICH .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_zAeoqhxwd4').innerHTML = output; //]]> Shauna Jackson first started bicycling to kick a smoking habit. Now, the 55-year-old Grand Junction woman bikes for something more rewarding. Jackson rides every year in the Courage Classic to raise money ...


Briefs: Heath briefs July 21, 2009

By Staff

Therapy bike is focus of fundraiser • A Delta woman is raising funds to purchase a functional electrical stimulation bike for use in her own rehabilitation and eventual donation to the Family Health West hospital in Fruita. The fundraiser for Gina Fricks-McLeod, a 25-year-old paraplegic, will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sports Center Lounge, 1410 Valley View Drive, Suite 190, in Delta. It will include a Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament, auction, Wii bowling and pool tournaments ...


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Sister celebrates 50-year Jubilee,  28-year career in counseling

By Amy Hamilton

By AMY HAMILTON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_voBUl0nEyA').innerHTML = output; //]]> There once was a time when Sister Faye Huelsmann, a high school English and home economics teacher in Kansas, would send students down the hall to be counseled by fellow teacher, Sister Pat Lewter. Sister Pat, ...


Briefs: Health briefs July 14, 2009

By Staff

Family Health West opens hospital • Fruita Family Health West celebrates the opening of its new hospital at 4:30 p.m. Friday with a ribbon-cutting event. An open house follows from 8–11 a.m. Saturday at the hospital at 228 North Cherry St. The 40,000-sqaure-foot facility is equipped with 16 private beds, a full-service laboratory, an emergency room, Medicare skilled nursing, an imaging and radiology department, rehabilitation, general and orthopedic surgery and inpatient and ...


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Lifestyles: Parents talk about managing marriage, multiples

By Melinda Mawdsley

By MELINDA MAWDSLEY .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_bDSBW9ThVK').innerHTML = output; //]]> After their twins were born, Darrell and Dorie Charlesworth learned backpacks can be used for more than hauling textbooks. While coaching their son Connor’s T-ball team 11 years ago, the Charlesworths ...


Officials bracing for reinvigorated H1N1 virus in fall

By Staff

By LE ROY STANDISH Health care professionals are anticipating another, more powerful outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall. Thursday, health professionals from 54 states, tribes and territories met with White House officials at the H1N1 Influenza Preparedness Summit at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. “Over the course of coming weeks and months, we will move aggressively to prepare the nation for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of the H1N1 virus,” ...


Briefs: Health Briefs July 07, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

Latimer House director given award • Jackie Sievers, Hilltop’s Latimer House program director, received the Purple Ribbon Award from Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The award is presented to program directors who show leadership that helps to end domestic violence by creating a sustainable community vision against violence, someone who provides positive mentoring and who makes a lasting contribution. Sievers has worked in her role for the past four years and for ...


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Study touts cancer-fighting benefits of vegetable diet

By Amy Hamilton

By AMY HAMILTON .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += "&#"+unescape(l[i].substring(1))+";"; else output += unescape(l[i]); } document.getElementById('eeEncEmail_ZabpTmpoEZ').innerHTML = output; //]]> Grand Junction resident Lory Pounder never liked the way eating meat made her stomach hurt. By age 12, Pounder became a vegetarian, and by carefully monitoring her diet, she feels great not eating meat but makes ...


E. Coli shuts down lake

By Staff

The lake at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park is closed for the summer because of the presence of Escherichia Coli, park personnel said Tuesday. The lake has been closed to swimmers for the past two summers due to E. coli exceeding minimum levels, according to Sentinel archives. Goose excrement swept into the lake by rain has been the culprit for E. coli contamination at the park in the past.  ...


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