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Cancer survivorship workshop to be held

“Embracing Your Inner Superhero – Meeting the Emotional Challenges of the Cancer Journey with Skill, Resilience, and Compassion” workshop will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

GENEVA – Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

NEW YORK – A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday. Brian...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Dick Tracey didn’t have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset. Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Free introduction to mindfulness offered Sept. 25

Cindy Schmidt will offer a free mindfulness class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Pathways Physical Therapy, 2243 Main Ave., Suite 1B, Durango. Schmidt, a certified mindfulness teacher, will...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

NEW YORK – Scientists say they’ve found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick, a step toward avoiding a vexing uncertainty that can...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Southwest Memorial’s cutbacks hit home in Dolores

Cutbacks at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez are having an impact on Dolores, Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth told the Dolores Town Board about the hospital’s financial health....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. officials call teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ weigh flavor ban

WASHINGTON – U.S. health officials say teenage use of e-cigarette has reached “epidemic” levels and are calling on the industry to address the problem or risk having their flavored products pulled...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Hot, dry summer bringing fewer cases of Lyme disease

New England’s hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states – which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy to offer community presentation on neck and back pain

Two spine surgeons will present “Back and Neck Pain Explained,” a free presentation hosted by Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Spine Center of Excellence, on Tuesday. Drs. Jim Youssef and Doug...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 residents and staff at a recent board...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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