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The scoop on antibiotic resistance?

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Elaina Collins, PA-C delivers the scoop on antibiotic resistance, when you may need them, and how to feel well without them. What is antibiotic resistance? Each time a person takes an antibiotic, sensitive bacteria are killed but the stronger, resistant bacteria may grow and multiply. These microorganisms have the potential to become “superbugs.” As a … Continued

Hurt knee? Dr. Diana Koelliker’s quick guide on when to, and when not to, push through the pain.

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Diana Koelliker

Dr. Diana Koelliker’s quick guide on when to, and when not to, push through the pain. At the Telluride Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department we frequently see patients who have injured their knees during sporting activities. Those patients naturally have lots of questions about extent of the injury and recovery time. And, it’s important to … Continued

January Cervical Health Awareness Month

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January 18, 2017 (Telluride, CO) — An average of 150 cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed annually in Colorado, and 2 out of every 100,000 women in Colorado will die from cervical cancer, according to the Colorado Cancer Coalition. The Telluride Regional Medical Center hopes to use Cervical Health Awareness Month as a chance to … Continued

The flu is not…

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As a refresher, Eric Johnson reminds us, what the flu or Influenza is and is not: The Flu Is Not: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, (commonly called stomach flu). The Flu Is: a respiratory illness characterized by high fever, cough, nasal congestion, body aches and headache. “Flu is serious. Flu is unpredictable,” in the words of Dr. Thomas … Continued

Don’t Go Down This Flu Season

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The flu shot is here! Influenza, or “the flu” is a respiratory virus that typically affects North America as early as October and lasts through May. The flu can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Severe cases of influenza lead to hospitalization and death. The elderly, the young and people who are immunocompromised, or have … Continued

October & November are Preventative Care Months

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Uninsured or under-insured? The Telluride Regional Medical Center offers discounted Blood Draws throughout October and November. Serious medical conditions can go undetected for up to two years—without noticeable symptoms. A blood draw provides your primary care physician the best information about your health. Schedule a blood draw then discuss the results with your Primary Care provider at … Continued

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