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Confused about what’s healthy? A new nutrition survey shows you’re not alone

If I asked you, “Who do you trust?” you would probably name a friend or family member – unless the topic is nutrition. Odds are your nearest and dearest are not your most trusted sources for...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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San Juan Basin Public Health to present ‘Baby Boomers and Beyond’

San Juan Basin Public Health will hold a presentation, “Baby Boomers and Beyond,” about health care providers, community advocates and key oral and health problems experienced by seniors on...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in U.S.

NEW YORK – The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said this week. The number of new infections nearly...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, study says

LONDON – Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study. The research tracked the outcomes...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in U.S.

NEW YORK – For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States. Health experts say the shift is attributable to more women waiting longer to...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Registration open for stress-reduction workshops

Quiet Mountain Stress Clinic will offer a four-session series about how to reduce stress. Workshops will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays from June 10 to July 1 in the Dorothy Bickel Dance...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, U.S. regulators warn

U.S. health agencies on Wednesday warned that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may give results lower than the actual level of lead. As a result, some children under 6, along with pregnant...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Sessions’ war on drugs worries medical marijuana advocates

WASHINGTON – A little-noticed document issued by President Donald Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized in...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Early Childhood Council offers training sessions

The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County, in collaboration with Southwest Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral, will offer three training sessions at the Early Childhood Council...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs

CHICAGO – Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Free neck-trauma clinic to be offered

Clayton Sullwold will offer a free class about neck trauma at noon Wednesday, May 10, at Atlas Specific, 1800 East Third Ave., Suite 108. Sullwold, an upper-cervical-spine specialist, will explain...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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San Juan Regional to hold joint-health, arthritis classes

Free joint-health and arthritis classes will be offered at 5:30 p.m. May 17 and Sept. 20, at San Juan Regional Medical Center, 407 South Schwartz Ave., Farmington. Classes are open to the public...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health