Southwest Life

Ar 170919503
Ar 170919503

Handling chronic pain without relying on opioids

Each year, more than 300 people take part in a program at the Pain Rehabilitation Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Their complaints range widely, from specific problems such as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Ar 170919634
Ar 170919634

Cycling to work means better health and a longer life

A British medical journal published a study this spring that seemed to confirm what dedicated bicyclists had long suspected: Commuting on two wheels is really, really good for your health. Compared...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Ar 170919815
Ar 170919815

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK – A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Ar 170919881
Ar 170919881

Hormone pills don’t shorten older women’s lives, study shows

CHICAGO – Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Ar 170909665
Ar 170909665

BeLiz MedSpa offers medical spa treatments in Cortez

In a pleasant little house at 9 N. Park St. sits BeLiz MedSpa , a medical spa opened by Becky Oliver and Liz Sellers almost two years ago that offers medical skin care and more. The two are...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ar 170909674
Ar 170909674

State health exchange premiums will rise significantly in 2018

Insurance premiums for those who purchase insurance through the Colorado health exchange program are set to increase an average 26.7 percent across the state next year, the Division of Insurance...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170909697
Ar 170909697

Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all

WASHINGTON – Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, “Did you get it all?” Now, scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it’s safe to stop cutting or...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ar 170909719
Ar 170909719

San Juan Basin Public Health cautions about air quality

The local air quality is being affected by Inter-Mountain West and Pacific Northwest wildfires. If smoke is thick or becomes noticeably thicker in the area, people should remain indoors or, if...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170909773
Ar 170909773

Science says: Severe morning sickness is brutal, not dangerous

LONDON – Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. And for the third time – as with her previous two pregnancies – the former Kate Middleton is...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Ar 170909893
Ar 170909893

Community Health Action Coalition to meet

Community Health Action Coalition will hold its monthly membership meeting from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the Eolus Room at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Attendees...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Ar 170909899
Ar 170909899

Durango to host cancer-wellness conference

Durango will hold its first cancer-wellness conference, “The Art of Living Well With and Beyond Cancer,” this month at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, and Durango Community...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Ar 170839918
Ar 170839918

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People on the drug also...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health