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Some opt to track, not treat, prostate cancer

WASHINGTON – John Shoemaker visited six doctors in his quest to find the best treatment for his early-stage prostate cancer – and only the last one offered what made the most sense to the...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Infant massage class to be held Jan. 10 A free infant massage class for parents and children ages 2 to 6 months will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 10 at Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Avastin disappoints in treating ovarian cancer

Avastin, the blockbuster drug that just lost approval for treating breast cancer, now looks disappointing against ovarian cancer, too. Two studies found it did not improve survival for most of...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Paralysis victim walks thanks to electronic device

LITTLETON (AP) – On her final day in paradise, Kristen Adlhoch tried to surf for the first time. Standing on her surfboard made for good photos, but then she felt a weakness and tingling in her...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Betting with pounds

NEW YORK Neil Ylanan eats for a living and travels constantly as a food expert for a company that supplies in-flight meals to airlines. Toss in those sleepless, sluggish early years of fatherhood –...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Number of Medicaid patients on the rise

Five years of high unemployment have driven another 216,000 Coloradans into such dire straits that they qualify for Medicaid, the government health-insurance program for the poor.That jump – to a...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

World’s ‘oldest’ yoga teacher bends with the times

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – The yoga teacher in the front of the room lay on the floor, her hands resting on her upper thighs. She lifted her right leg high in the air, foot flexed. Then she grabbed her...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Ban limits fed funds for chimp research

WASHINGTON – The government on Thursday said it would adopt strict new limits on using chimpanzees in medical research, after a prestigious scientific group recommended that experiments with...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Winter World Transplant Games combines inspiring kids, skiing

Reg Green is a Los Angeles-area journalist whose 7-year-old son, Nicholas, was shot and killed during a bungled highway robbery while the family was on vacation in Italy in 1994. Green writes about...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Breast cancer patients have new hope

SAN ANTONIO – Breast cancer experts are cheering what could be some of the biggest advances in more than a decade: two new medicines that significantly delay the time until women with very advanced...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Brain’s wiring is not ready to be used in court of law

LONDON – Criminal behavior can’t be blamed on how someone’s brain is wired, at least not yet, says a report from British experts who examined how neuroscience is being used in some court...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Provide your brain a workout

ATLANTA – Dr. Majid Fotuhi, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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