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55 Percent Increase in Alzheimer's Disease Deaths

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Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of Alzheimer's deaths at home also increased during the same period, from 14 percent to 25 percent, suggesting an increase in the number of caregivers that would benefit from support, including education and case management services.

Mental Health and Coping with Disasters

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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.

Mental Health and Coping with Traumatic Events

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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.

Eads Ambulance Service Celebrates EMS Week

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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 Dogs Positive for Rabies – First in Colorado Since 2003

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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.

Integrated Community Health Partners to Present on Changes in Colorado’s Health Care System

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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.