Southwest Life

Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Pea-sized pill delivers insulin shot from inside the stomach

WASHINGTON – Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill – creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Why are vaccination rates for children lagging in Southwest Colorado?

Children in Southwest Colorado are less likely to have all the vaccinations required by law compared with their peers in other areas of Colorado, according to a new report released by Children’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Telemedicine’s challenge: Getting patients to click the app

Walmart workers can now see a doctor for only $4. The catch? It has to be a virtual visit. The retail giant recently rolled back the $40 price on telemedicine, becoming the latest big company to...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana

Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. That’s followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Nearly half of U.S. adults have heart or blood vessel disease

A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly attributable to recent guidelines that expanded how...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: Many small kids in U.S. are using too much toothpaste

NEW YORK – Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released Thursday. About 40...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt

LA QUINTA, Calif. – There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Escaping the sugar trap

A love affair with sugar may not be tearing you apart, but it could be taking your energy levels for a roller-coaster ride. In pursuit of a higher energy level, Brittany Baez, 34, said she gave up...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango fourth-grader dispels myths about diabetes

Adaira Nachtrieb, 9, passed out the day she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, she told an attentive group of her peers late last year. “I had to drink a lot of water and was really thirsty and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center posts prices online

Mercy Regional Medical Center and all other hospitals across the nation were required to start posting prices for services online this month by a federal rule intended to improve transparency in...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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