Category Archives: Health Care

Increasing Outreach in Rural Colorado

Affordable and accessible healthcare is something that every person has the right to. Our goal is to assist the people in the four counties we serve(Montrose, Delta, San Miguel and Olathe) in gaining just that. However, in rural Colorado it is often very difficult to continue our outreach successfully. This is why over the past two months… Continue Reading

National Men’s Health Month

Well, we took care of the ladies last month, but men, now it’s your turn. June is National Men’s Health Month and it is important that men everywhere recognize this as an opportunity to better themselves(even if it does mean a doctor’s visit).The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable… Continue Reading

February is Heart Health Month

TELLURIDE, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2014) – America has a heart disease burden; about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death for both… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving is National Family History Day

Health care professionals have known for a long time that common diseases – heart disease, cancer, and diabetes – and rare diseases – like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia – can run in families. If one generation of a family has high blood pressure, it is not unusual for the next generation to… Continue Reading

Key Obamacare Deadline Pushed Back

Key Obamacare Deadline Pushed Back Posted: 11/22/2013 3:15 pm EST | Updated: 11/22/2013 4:52 pm EST By: Jeffery Young at WASHINGTON — Health insurance consumers will have an extra eight days to choose a health plan that will be in place on New Year’s Day, a federal official said Friday. In order to ensure… Continue Reading

Scales, Lies and Blood Glucose Levels

NORWOOD POST NEWS Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:06 AM CST By Patrick Alan Coleman, Editor ~ A first person look at Tri-County Health Network’s free heart health screening It took about two months for Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHN) local community health worker Deon Tempfer to convince me to participate in the organization’s free cardiovascular… Continue Reading

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