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Should I go to work sick?

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Many people face this question when they are sick. From time to time, we all must balance the possibility of lost wages or letting down your co-workers or boss versus calling in sick to work. Here are four rules to help you make a good decision: 1. Are you contagious? If you have a viral or … Continued

Mountain Mama 101

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December 5, 2017 (TELLURIDE, CO) — Expecting mothers and their partners are invited to join the Primary Care team at the Telluride Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, December 12, 5:30-6:30p.m., to learn about prenatal health and caring for newborns, specifically in this region. The event will cover pre-natal myths, oxygen needs for infants at altitude, normal schedules for well-baby checks … Continued

Enjoy every day this season! Get a flu shot!

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Flu season 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, young, people who are immunocompromised, or have health conditions like asthma; COPD; … Continued

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

It’s Time To Check In – Preventive Health Season

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It’s time to check in! Preventive health season aims to keep locals healthy with screenings, exams and identifying risk factors—it’s also a way to get deeply discounted services to patients who are under/uninsured. Schedule your check-up throughout October and November to take advantage of discounted services, screenings and exams, and low patient volume. Off-season is the best time to foster a preventative … Continued

Mountain Mama 101

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July 26, 2017 (TELLURIDE, CO) — Expecting mothers and their partners are invited to join the Primary Care team at the Telluride Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, August 15, 5:30-6:30p.m., to learn about prenatal health and caring for newborns, specifically in this region. “We’ll cover pre-natal myths, oxygen needs for infants at altitude, normal schedules for well-baby checks … Continued

What should I pack in my First Aid Kit?

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Telluride is a community of people who participate in a multitude of dangerous outdoor activities and who enjoy foreign and exotic travel. Unfortunately not all outings go as planned. In the event that someone is injured or ill you will be glad you prepared a First Aid kit ahead of time. I’m often consulted by … Continued

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