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Series of talks to address anti-aging, self-care

A series of free talks about anti-aging and self-care will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday starting May 30 at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Dr. Dennis O’Brien...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Learn about mindfulness-based therapy at free session

A free introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Smiley Building, in Studio 12, 1309 East Third Ave. Originally created as a...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Popular new workouts target the body, mind and soul

NEW YORK – It would be easy to brush off fitness guru Taryn Toomey’s The Class as another hippie trend, but you’d miss the magic. (She sprinkled crushed crystals underneath the studio floors, which...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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No food or drink will turn you into a calorie-burning machine. But these can help.

Some people envy others for their fine jewelry or luxury cars, I covet fast metabolisms. I am practically star-struck watching my friend’s lean 17-year-old son regularly plow through piles of food,...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Science says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO – Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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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 called “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