Everyone copes with disasters and traumatic events differently. Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience. It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake.
Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience. It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake. The events can also be human caused from a car accident, crime, or terror attack.
May 21-27 is National Emergency Medical Service Week. During this week, the Kiowa County Ambulance Service will be honoring volunteers that have stepped forward giving up quality time with their families to provide care for community members in their time of need. The volunteers are few, but dedicated, and take care of the situations that come our way no matter what. They are your everyday heroes. You are all very much appreciated, thank you for all you do.
Two pet dogs have tested positive for rabies, one in Weld County and one in Yuma County. These are the first cases of rabies among dogs in Colorado since 2003, when a dog from Texas tested positive. The last time a dog was exposed and developed rabies in Colorado was 1974. All contacts of these two dogs have been identified and have sought appropriate care to prevent rabies; these animals did not create a risk to other members of the public.
By Shannon Barbare
Twenty-six cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Colorado since January, which is more than Colorado typically sees in an entire year. Some adults are at higher risk for getting hepatitis A and should be vaccinated to protect against it.
State health officials is reminding Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering.
Integrated Community Health Partners, better known as the Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO), will be holding its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Bent County Senior Center, 701 Park Ave in Las Animas, CO, and it is open to the public.
Colorado recently received $7.8 million in federal funding to help combat opioid addiction. The funding is part of $485 million in grants announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on March 28, 2017 at 6:34 p.m. at the Bransgrove Building Meeting Room.
District Board members present were: Robert Woods, Mary Eikner, Sylvia Shields, Priscilla Waggoner and Cathryn Anderson.
County Board members present were: Lori Shalberg, John Negley and Dennis Pearson. Absent: Kim Harris (called) and Craig Kerfoot (called).
By Jeramy McNeely, CSU Extension Agent
According to recent studies, arthritis affects approximately one-third of all adult farm and ranch operations and is considered one of the leading causes of disability by customers of the USDA AgrAbility Project. It tends to affect most ag industry workers in their hands, knees, and hips mainly because these are the joints that take the most pressure.