Quarantine 15

Quarantine 15

By Ruth Homan, Telluride Community Health Worker By now, many of us have experienced to a certain degree the ill effects of social distancing for multiple weeks.  For most people, a few days of forced social isolation can be an opportunity to be more introspective or partake in self-care which can invoke positive responses in… Continue Reading

Mental Wellness During a Pandemic

Written by Paul Reich, Behavioral Health Programs Manager Mental Health Awareness Month More Important Than Ever What a difference a month makes.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month but by late March it was clear that both recognizing the month was more important than ever, and that the message needed to change.  COVID-19 had upended… Continue Reading

Is the Term Social Distancing a Misnomer with Unintended Consequences?

Is the Term Social Distancing a Misnomer with Unintended Consequences?

Until March, the Coronavirus was a topic I paid only scant attention to when it appeared in televised news segments or popped up on my news feed. It still felt distant to me, a flu-like illness that had paralyzed the city of Wuhan, but something that would be certainly be contained in China, if not… Continue Reading

National Nutrition Month

According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 31% of all Americans have at least one key nutrient deficiency. This number could be upwards of 90%, based on the demographic and the nutrient. At the same time, almost 40% of Americans are obese. Furthermore, almost 45% of Americans have at least one preventable chronic… Continue Reading

Diabetic Retinopathy

Why is controlling your blood sugar so important?  Diabetes left untreated can lead to adverse skin conditions, nerve damage in the extremities and organs, kidney disease, heart disease, depression, and eye problems leading to vision loss. The longer a person has diabetes (especially uncontrolled), the more likely it is that small blood vessels throughout the… Continue Reading


One out of every three adults in the United States has prediabetes. What’s even more devastating is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 90% of them do not know that they have it. That’s 75.7 million people that could be making lifestyle changes now to prevent developing type II diabetes, as well… Continue Reading

Community Health Workers Provide Wellness Screenings to Local Businesses

When was the last time you received a wellness screening? Tri-County Health Network offers free wellness screenings for residents and employees in San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, and Delta counties. Our Community Health Workers (CHWs) will give you a small prick in your finger and ask a few questions regarding your health history and diet. Part… Continue Reading

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