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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

Has the Telluride Medical Center seen an increase in patients due to recreational marijuana use?

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Dr. Diana Koellier

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Telluride Medical Center has seen more marijuana related cases.  Dr. Koelliker says the ER team has dealt with many patients having marijuana related complaints.  Thankfully, there have been no deaths or patients requiring hospitalization.  However, the Telluride Medical Center has seen patients that have been injured due to … Continued

Edible Marijuana Sending Some to ER

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Dr. Dan Hehir

FROM THE ARCHIVES: February 7, 2014 (TELLURIDE, COLO) — Last month Colorado became the first state to allow the retail sale of marijuana for recreational use. According to the Telluride Medical Center, one trend that has accompanied the legalization is an increase in the number of patients seen locally for marijuana related complications. The problem, … Continued

Lead exposure in children

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Kent Gaylord

Since lead was removed from gasoline and paint and reduced in factory emissions in the United States, symptomatic lead poisoning in Children is now rare. As the recent events in Flint Michigan demonstrate though, lead poisoning in children is an important topic to discuss. Who is at risk for lead exposure? Children are considered at … Continued

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