Free assessment for thyroid function
Dr. Nancy Utter will offer free thyroid-gland consultations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17 at Durango Natural Medicine, 117 East Animas Road (County Road 250).
The thyroid gland is known as the master gland of metabolism because it controls a person’s ability to make energy. Poor thyroid function can cause fatigue, depression, weight gain, digestive problems and many other health issues.
To reserve a time slot, call 247-0737.
Centura Health receives recognition
Centura Health was named a 2015 Most Wired recipient for its commitment to use information technology to advance and improve health outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction.
The 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired survey examined how organizations are using information technology to improve performance in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.
HealthCare’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Network. Detailed results can be found in the July issue.
For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.
San Juan Regional uses PET-CT scanner
San Juan Regional Medical Center is now the only hospital in the Four Corners to have a dedicated, full-time, stand-alone Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography scanner.
A PET-CT scan combines a CT scan and a PET scan into one, which gives more detailed information about a person’s cancer.
A CT scan takes a series of cross-sectional X-rays, and a PET scan helps reveal how tissues and organs are functioning using a radioactive drug to show this activity.
Along with providing improved imaging data, it increases patient comfort and convenience by reducing the number of scanning sessions a patient must undergo.
The PET-CT scanner also is noninvasive, painless, and takes about 30 minutes. Although the PET-CT scanner is primarily used in cancer treatment, it also has applications in cardiology and brain imaging.
For more information, visit www.sanjuanregional.com.