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Healthy Child Clinic Coming to Fort Morgan

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The Northeast Colorado Health Department is holding a healthy child clinic October 27 for children aged six months to five years..

Free screenings include vision, hearing, developmental, height, weight, social/emotional, speech and dental. Immunizations will also be available, but may have a cost associated.

The clinic will be held October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Salud Family Health Center, located in the basement at 729 East Railroad Avenue in Fort Morgan. Anyone is welcome to participate, and appointments can be made by calling 970-867-4918.

Kiowa County W.I.F.E. Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Kiowa County Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) Chapter # 124 is participating in the First Annual National WIFE Pink Pumpkin Community Awareness Fundraiser Project. National WIFE President and Kiowa County WIFE member Kerry Froese and her family, from Cheraw, Colorado, grew the pink pumpkins and they are ready to harvest. The goal of the project is to deliver a pink pumpkin to community members that have fought the battle against breast cancer, is currently fighting, or to the family that has lost a loved one.

No Outbreak of Meningitis in NE Colorado

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Following an investigation of a single case of bacterial meningitis, the Northeast Colorado Health Department announced Friday that there is no known contagious threat to people in the area. NCHD serves Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties.

Bacterial meningitis is a serious, sometimes deadly, infection caused by one of a number of bacteria, including streptococcus pneumoniae - which is a cause of pneumonia.

September Marks Suicide Prevention Month - VA Says 'Be There'

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The message from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be There.

"We know that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died in this country from suicide, which is 20 too many," said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. "This is a national public health crisis requiring a national public health approach. When it comes to preventing Veteran suicide, VA can't - and should not - do this alone."

Governor Candidate Tours Weisbrod Hospital - Son Later Becomes Patient

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Former State Sen. Mike Johnston, now running for Colorado governor, brought his family to Southeast Colorado over the weekend for several events.    

One of those was a tour of Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital, and Johnston quickly learned first-hand how important the hospital is to rural communities.

August is Immunization Awareness Month

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Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).  This effort becomes of great importance especially in light of the increasing number of imported cases of measles disease in the United States. From January 1, 2017 through June 17, 2017, the CDC reports that 108 people in 11 states have already been infected with measles.  This number is already 35% higher than in all of 2016.