Southwest Life

Flu season was one of the deadliest for U.S. children

NEW YORK – The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

CHICAGO – The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend – rising suicides among middle-aged Americans. Mental health problems, often...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

SEATTLE – Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday. More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Licking cancer: U.S. postal stamp helped fund key breast study

CHICAGO – Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies:...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Health records now accessible via iPhone

Centura Health patients can now access their medical information through Health Records on their iPhones. The program brings together Centura Health hospitals, Colorado Health Neighborhoods,...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer

CHICAGO – Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn’t spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease,...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Birth certificate fee to increase July 1

San Juan Basin Public Health announces that fees for birth certificates will be increased. Effective July 1, the price for the first certified copy of a birth certificate will increase from $17.75...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

State opioid measures aim to address opioids as deaths continue to rise

New state laws seek to prevent patients from developing an opioid addition, expand access to addiction treatment and direct lawmakers to continue studying the problem for two more years. The scope...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks

GENEVA – The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the UN agency’s previous call for such taxes...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Breastfeeding workshop offered Thursday

Joy of Life Family Medicine will offer a breastfeeding workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kids Rock, 563 Main Ave. The workshop is for any expecting mothers and fathers. The cost is $25 per...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

NEW YORK – Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado hosting free dinner

The Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado invites cancer survivors and caregivers to a free dinner that will feature information about the Relay for Life in August and the coalition’s work. The...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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