Tag Archives: Public Health

Colorado sued over funding for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

Democratic leaders in Colorado, sympathetic to Planned Parenthood officials and their financial desires, have unconstitutionally handed over some $14 million from state taxpayers to the abortion industry giant, according to a new lawsuit has that been filed. The case is being … Continue reading

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Prevention key to avoiding West Nile virus in flood aftermath

With the recent heavy rainfall and flooding along with increased standing water throughout our county, there is now a bigger concern about the rapid growth of mosquitoes and the increased risk for contracting West Nile Virus (WNC).   This period … Continue reading

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Platteville Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A horse in Platteville sick with West Nile virus shows that humans are not the only species impacted by the disease. According to Colorado State University, horses infected with West Nile virus are not an infection risk for other horses, … Continue reading

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“Through with chew” week encourages tobacco users to quit

GREELEY – Weld County residents who use smokeless tobacco products and have tried to quit know that quitting tobacco can be very difficult.  There are a couple of events going on to help those who use smokeless tobacco products to … Continue reading

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February is American Heart Month

GREELEY — The numbers are telling: every minute someone dies from coronary heart disease making heart disease the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 630,000 people die from heart disease each year – representing more than … Continue reading

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Weld County announces department reorganizations

WELD COUNTY, CO – During Monday morning’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, three department-head appointments were announced and passed unanimously by resolution.   Trevor Jiricek, formerly the Director of Planning Services, will move into the position of Director of General … Continue reading

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Healthy habits for going back to school

WELD COUNTY, CO – Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment offers health tips to students who will be heading back to school after summer vacation to keep them healthy.   School supplies: check.  New backpack: check.  Haircut: check.  … Continue reading

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Rabies infected animals highlight need to keep pets shots up to date

by Sarah Evans –   Animals are an important part of our lives. Pet animals, such as dogs and cats provide companionship, comfort, and can help us lead healthier lives. They are cherished members of the family and are often … Continue reading

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National blood pressure education month

Staff Reports — Greeley – Across the world, many organizations are dedicating specific days of the year to the importance of Blood Pressure Education. Since 1984, May has been proclaimed as National Blood Pressure Education Month in the United States. … Continue reading

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Get moving for health during May

Staff Reports — Greeley – May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  This year, Healthy Weld 2020 joins the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to challenge residents to get moving for health and to get active and … Continue reading

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County has free Radon kits during January for Radon action month

Staff Reports —   When we hear the term environmental pollutant, several images may come to mind. An image of your home is probably not one of them. Your home, however, can be a source of a very harmful environmental … Continue reading

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Weld County health official: EU right in ruling water does not prevent dehydration

by Peter Grady– An official with the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment has said the European Union was correct when they said there is no evidence that drinking water will prevent dehydration. Several media outlets have reported … Continue reading

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Supremes to hear cases involving Obamacare

by Jack Minor — On Monday the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s healthcare proposal. The arguments for the case will be heard in March and a ruling could be issued sometime … Continue reading

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Nurse-Family Partnership to celebrate 10 years of service in Weld County

Staff Reports — Greeley –  The Nurse-Family Partnership Program (NFP) at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program on  Tuesday, November 8th, from 5 – 7 pm, at the Weld … Continue reading

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County to offer free men’s health screening

Staff Reports — The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) will offer a second free Men’s Health Screening event that includes cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), blood sugar, and blood pressure. WCDPHE’s goal is to increase awareness … Continue reading

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Greeley; Smoked….out?

By Mike Bauman (Source:  www.co.weld.co.us) This year the community will join together to celebrate the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Millions of people make the pledge to quit tobacco every year during the Great American Smokeout; it can be … Continue reading

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County at high risk for Radon, government offers free test kits

By Jack Minor Free Radon test kits are available from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment at 1555 N. 17th Ave. while supplies last. In a release by the department Gabrielle Vergara said, “When we hear the … Continue reading

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Norton Misleads in Campaign Commercial

By Mike Bauman In a campaign commercial being aired by Senate Candidate Jane Norton, she asserts, “Here’s the truth. In state government, I cut budgets.” A check of the facts reveals this to be a lie.  Norton ran the Colorado … Continue reading

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Jane Norton has greatly damaged Colorado says health care expert

By Jim Frazier Mike Kiley, a Ph.D. in Public Administration, worked under U.S. Senate hopeful,  Jane Norton in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Kiley eventually resigned the position. “She was incompetent as an administrator and did great … Continue reading

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