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Nov
06

National Diabetes Month

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Are you coming off the high of Halloween candy binges and coasting into the annual holiday season full of decadent plates full of comfort food like so many of us? If so, it is a great time to think about Diabetes, whether you know you have it or even if you are perhaps at risk of having this disease and not even know it.

More than 30 million US adults have diabetes, and at least 1 of 3 people will develop diabetes in their lifetime. If you have diabetes, your medical costs are probably twice as high as those for people without diabetes, and your risk of death is 50% higher. 

Risk factors include having prediabetes, being overweight, being 45 years or older, having a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes, being physically active less than 3 times per week, and ever having gestational diabetes. 

If you would like to learn more about this disease and how you can prevent and/or manage it, November is National Diabetes Month, and the CDC has a lot of great resources on their website regarding how to manage your diabetes and live a longer, healthier life. Click here for more information! - 

Oct
01

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October 1st, 2017

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in seven Colorado women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  Breast cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer death in Colorado, killing more than 500 women annually.  At the same time, there are more than 42,000 breast cancer survivors in Colorado.  Like many cancers, the likelihood of surviving breast cancer increases dramatically with early detection and treatment. Simply put, screening saves lives! Early detection of breast cancer dramatically increases women’s chances of survival – with nearly 98% of women surviving breast cancer as a result of receiving a preventative screening. 

Please call your Provider this month and schedule an appointment for your annual Mammogram or confirm when you should make your appointment.  970.626.5123

The Women’s Wellness Connection Program (WWC) is also a statewide program that provides FREE breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic testing to uninsured and underinsured women who qualify.  Visit http://www.WomensWellnessConnection.org or call toll free 1-866-951-9355.

Sep
26

Now Hiring!

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September 26th, 2017

Position: Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT)
Direct Supervision: Mountain Medical 
Status: Exempt, Full-Time 

Mountain Medical Center, a full-service family practice medical center that has been providing care to the residents of and visitors to Ouray County since January 2000, is hiring a full-time Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist to join their team. 

Position: Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist - will assist Mountain Medical in providing comprehensive, team-based healthcare to achieve the highest level of recovery and optimal wellness for patients. He/she will provide brief, targeted interventions and short-term outpatient mental health treatment to patients using evidence-based modalities; serve as a consultant for the primary care team in identifying, assessing, and making recommendations for the treatment of a variety of behavioral health disorders; develop care plans in collaboration with patients and members of the primary care team to empower patients to self-manage their physical and mental health; and share responsibility for ensuring adequate coverage of intakes and crisis intervention.

The ideal candidate will possess working knowledge of individual, group, and family treatment approaches and their application to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance use disorders. He/she will also have clinical experience providing brief behavioral interventions to patients with chronic health conditions and training in conducting mental health status examinations to establish differential diagnoses and treatment plans. 

A master's level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions, 2 or more years of experience providing mental health treatment, and a Colorado state professional license in good standing is required (LCSW preferred). Experience in an integrated primary care setting a plus! 

Location: Mountain Medical Center, Ridgway, Colorado

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume with the title of the position in the subject line.

Please go to http://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for a full job description.

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