Southwest Life

Colorado kids get adult disease

Almost every week across Colorado, a child is diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease that used to occur only in adults. These young patients are developing Type 2 diabetes – what used to be...

DATE: July 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Disease deadly threat to Asian children

HANOI, Vietnam – Tran Minh Giang has spent more than a third of his young life in a Vietnamese hospital, and it could be many months more before he can go home. All for a disease that in Asia is as...

DATE: July 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Mercy Regional doctors to talk about palliative care at library Mercy Regional Medical Center will host nurse practitioner and palliative care specialist Dan Keuning for “Palliative Care: Pursuing...

DATE: July 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

More womb time may make kids smarter

CHICAGO – Even for infants born full-term, a little more time in the womb may matter.The extra time results in more brain development, and a study suggests perhaps better scores on academic tests,...

DATE: July 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

No ordinary dog for them

Emily Archuleta got a crash course in diabetes last October when daughter Aubreana, 3, was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Denver because of extremely high blood sugar.As soon as Aubreana was...

DATE: July 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Some states in battle with drug ‘tourism’

LEBANON, Ohio – As he sat in the doctor’s office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especially his hands, and he was looking for...

DATE: July 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Number of methadone deaths have peaked, officials say

ATLANTA – Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but here’s a sliver of good news: The number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked.Still,...

DATE: July 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Local participants needed for new cancer study La Plata County men and women between 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s...

DATE: July 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Hospice industry braces for incoming boomers

CONCORD, N.H. –Forget that image of a hospice worker sitting next to a hospital bed in a dimly lit room. Today, hospice care is delivered everywhere from the golf course to the casino.As they brace...

DATE: July 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Aspirin? Check – AIDS test? Check

ATLANTA – Would you go to a drugstore for an AIDS test?Health officials want to know, and they’ve set up a pilot program to find out.The $1.2 million project will offer free rapid HIV tests at...

DATE: July 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Colleges lighting a smoke-free path

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her...

DATE: July 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Polio’s last stand

AZIZ KHAN GHARI, Pakistan Less than four months ago, the world was cheered to learn that India had gone a full year with no new cases of polio – a landmark that left only Pakistan, Afghanistan and...

DATE: July 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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