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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

WASHINGTON – A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls “deaths of despair”...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

WASHINGTON – Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Community Challenge to focus on seniors, caregivers

“Meeting the Needs of Seniors, Providers and Caregivers,” the seventh annual Community Challenge, will be held April 18 and May 11 at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Leslie K. Hasche,...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Heart Safe La Plata to hold CPR classes

Local nonprofit Heart Safe La Plata will offer an adult CPR class from 6 to 9 p.m. April 5 and a CPR class for health care providers from 6 to 10 p.m. April 12 at Durango Fire and Rescue Station...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Urology services coming to Bayfield in April

San Juan Health Partners Urology will begin offering services in Bayfield in April at San Juan Regional Heart Center, 480 Wolverine Drive. Three urologists – Dr. Daniel Mannas, Dr. Joshua...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that’s likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

NEW YORK – Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers. The...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Indigenous Bolivians have some of the healthiest hearts

LONDON – Deep in the Bolivian Amazon lives a group of indigenous people who spend their days hunting and farming. Researchers say this may be partly why they have some of the healthiest hearts on...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Ten nutrition mistakes even really healthy people make

Even when you try your best to eat well, it’s difficult to know everything about nutrition. I often talk with clients who believe they are making good choices and don’t realize that little...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Now hear this: Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

NEW YORK – Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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New CEO to lead Mercy Regional Medical Center

Mercy Regional Medical Center recently announced that the facility’s vice president of operations and outreach strategy will now serve as the new chief executive officer. Will McConnell was...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults

For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence so far is only in eight people in Venezuela, and is not enough to prove a...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health