Southwest Life

Two-wave U.S. flu season is now the longest in a decade

NEW YORK – Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has been...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Trendy CBD rocks retail world, but does it work?

NEW YORK – It’s showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats – an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep. The ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking

LONDON – It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you. In a study conducted in China, the researchers found...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

NEW YORK – One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study

Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot’s bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room. Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Mexican oxy’ pills take toll on Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. – Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy orthopedic surgeon preserves hip joints to prevent replacement

Surgically repairing hip joints can relieve persistent pain and possibly prevent hip replacements later in life. One common source of persistent pain in a hip joint can be a tear in the labrum,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Housing Solutions for the Southwest announces new staff and open position

Housing Solutions for the Southwest is welcoming new staff and has announced an open position. Liz Stellrecht, emergency services counselor, started with Housing Solutions in January. Stellrecht...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

WASHINGTON – A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes – but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

New sensors monitor sick babies without wires blocking hugs

WASHINGTON – Peek into any U.S. hospital’s baby ICU, and you’ll see sick and premature newborns covered in wired monitors that tear at fragile skin and make it hard for parents to cuddle their...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Using 1 germ to fight another when today’s antibiotics fail

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment – deliberately inhaling a virus...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

How ‘completely avoidable’ measles cases continue to climb

WASHINGTON – The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 – and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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