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Carbs equal pounds, doctor says

Escaping the modern scourges of obesity, diabetes and heart attacks will require people to adopt the diet of the paleolithic era about 2.5 million years ago, a family medicine physician says.“We...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Hysteria outbreak has no pinpointed cause

ATLANTA – Fifteen teenage girls report a mysterious outbreak of spasms, tics and seizures in upstate New York. But tests find nothing physically wrong. Scores of adults in Northern California...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Small island, big vision

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka At 10:25 a.m., a dark brown eye was removed from a man whose lids had closed for the last time. Five hours later, the orb was staring up at the ceiling from a stainless steel...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Free yoga, massage classes available The Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., Suite 205, will hold these classes:Free children’s yoga class will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday. The...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

‘I need more sleep!’

To people who complain that they don’t get enough sleep, Dr. Gus Hallin, medical director at Four Corners Sleep Disorders Center, says:Join the club.“No one gets enough sleep,” Hallin said in a...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors show possible breakthrough for blind

LOS ANGELES – Two legally blind women appeared to gain vision after receiving an experimental treatment using embryonic stem cells, scientists say.While embryonic stem cells were first isolated...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Sometimes routine checks are too much

WASHINGTON – Recent headlines offered a fresh example of how the health-care system subjects people to too many medical tests – this time research showing millions of older women don’t need their...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Heart Safe La Plata announces classes Heart Safe La Plata will offer these first aid and adult CPR trainings:Adult CPR/AED class will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Durango Fire & Rescue...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Signs of silence

The parents of Noah Kapustka have thrown themselves headlong into his life to make sure the hearing-impaired 2-year-old is headed toward success, not a setback.Nick and Rachel Kapustka of Durango...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Sex abstention unnecessary for most with heart problems

CHICAGO – Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you’re healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a love life. That advice...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. government’s goal: Alzheimer’s treatment plan

WASHINGTON – Effective treatments for Alzheimer’s by 2025? That’s the target the government is eyeing as it develops a national strategy to tackle what could become the defining disease of a...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Abortion rates high where illegal

LONDON – Abortion rates are higher in countries where the procedure is illegal and nearly half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe, with the vast majority in developing countries, a new study...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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