Southwest Life

Moving toward hope

CHICAGO – The two things that have brought Michael and Roslyn Lieb closer together couldn’t be more different: Parkinson’s disease and dance, one slowly taking away, the other giving back in ways...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Hospitals could be in danger

The fighting in Washington, D.C., over potential cuts to Medicare has created worry and uncertainty at hospitals throughout Colorado, particularly in rural areas. Various possible reductions could...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors’ tricky task: Checking your child’s weight

WASHINGTON – Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds – but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Promoviendo La Salud receives $5,000 award San Juan Basin Health Department’s Promoviendo La Salud program was awarded $5,000 from the Colorado Health Foundation for a video submitted to its...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Pfizer maneuvers to sell Lipitor

TRENTON, N.J. – Lipitor is so valuable that Pfizer is practically paying people to keep taking its blockbuster cholesterol medicine as generic competition hits the U.S. market. Pfizer has devised...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Government may get more strict on levels of arsenic in apple juice

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is considering tightening restrictions for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

China wants piece of pharmaceutical pie, too

BEIJING – The world should get ready for a new Made in China product: vaccines.China’s vaccine makers are gearing up over the next few years to push exports in a move that should lower costs of...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Caffeine: How much is too much?

The stimulation provided by coffee was first mentioned in writing in the ninth century in the Middle East. But it wasn’t until the early 1800s that chemists in Europe isolated caffeine – the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Local nurses sought for awards Nominations are being accepted for the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Human Caring which was founded in 1985 to honor nurses who best exemplify the philosophy...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

AIDS/HIV: A view from ground zero

Thursday is World AIDS Day. In recognition of this, Durango native Maura Carroll, who is living for a year in Mozambique and working with HIV/AIDS patients, wrote this article about the struggles...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Colo. girl opens others’ eyes to epilepsy

FRISCO (AP) – Dillon Valley Elementary fifth-grader Amelia Blackwell’s first experience with epilepsy was in January, when she was in fourth grade. “I had all my books in my hand, and I just fell...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

What comes with a driver’s license? An HIV test

WASHINGTON – At one Department of Motor Vehicles office in the nation’s capital, motorists can get a driver’s license, temporary tags and something wholly unrelated to the road: a free HIV test. In...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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