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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO – Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Sunshine Gardens to hold health fair for seniors

Sunshine Gardens Senior Community will hold the “Aging with Grace” health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, at 25 Sunshine Court. Local vendors and service providers will operate booths...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Free class available for those with prediabetes

Mercy Regional Medical Center is offering a free class to educate community members with prediabetes about effectively managing the condition and preventing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

WASHINGTON – Bacteria live on everyone’s skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Life expectancy to keep rising; South Korean women could hit 91

LONDON – While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 – with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 – Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

CHICAGO – Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. The research found declines...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Durango doctor named Physician of the Year

The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians recently named Dr. John Steven Lavengood of Durango as Family Medicine Physician of the Year. He will be recognized during an awards luncheon at the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Acupuncturist to discuss allergies at library

Licensed acupuncturist Caleb Gates will present “Resolving Food Sensitivities, Airborne Allergies and Sinusitis” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Room 2 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Targeting depression: Treatment uses magnetic pulses to reduce, eliminate symptoms

A recently opened clinic in Durango is now offering a new, drug-free treatment for patients suffering from depression that has just about the same success rate as prescribed medication. “This is...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON – Don’t expect designer babies any time soon – but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Trying to lose weight? The colder months might be the perfect time

Freezing temps are no excuse to give up on fitness. As it turns out, you might stand a better chance of losing weight when it’s cold. A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports found...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Without your balance, life feels downside-up

Most people would say you have five senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. Recently, scientists have expanded their view of what makes up a sense. For example, some would argue that hunger...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health