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Women’s health series to continue at library The Durango Public Library will continue its Women’s Health Lecture Series from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the library, 1900 East Third Ave. Julie Gwyther,...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Getting a head start on head injuries

ATLANTA – The number of athletic children going to hospitals with concussions is up 60 percent in the last decade, a finding that is likely because parents and coaches being more careful about...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Skilled hands for feet

A Durango podiatric surgeon helps Four Corners residents put their best foot forward by performing two innovative procedures not done by other practitioners in the region and often by only a...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

You don’t need two airplane seats to be classified as obese, overweight

Maggie Murphy had struggled with her weight for years but never really understood how serious her problem was until last January. That’s when a doctor looked at her 5-foot-5, 187-pound frame and...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Concerns loom over anthrax vaccine

WASHINGTON – Anthrax vaccine – check. Antibiotics – check. A botulism treatment – check. Smallpox vaccine – check.Ten years after the anthrax attacks brought home the reality of bioterrorism, the...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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Heart Safe La Plata to offer classes Heart Safe La Plata will offer an Adult CPR/AED training from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $50 for a two-year certification.CPR for the Healthcare...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

I got a job!

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. – The software testers at Aspiritech are a collection of characters. Katie Levin talks nonstop. Brian Tozzo hates driving. Jamie Specht is bothered by bright lights, vacuum...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Brains, Camera, Action!

NEW YORK – It sounds like science fiction: While volunteers watched movie clips, a scanner watched their brains. And from their brain activity, a computer made rough reconstructions of what they...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Tracking of diseases improves diagnosis

WASHINGTON – The doctor doesn’t think your sore throat is bad enough yet to order a strep test – unaware that a dozen people across town were diagnosed with strep throat just last week.Doctors...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Potency after prostate cancer varies widely

CHICAGO – A new study addresses one of the most worrying questions faced by men with prostate cancer: What are my chances of losing sexual function after treatment?The answers vary greatly by age,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Weekly yoga classes held at retreat Rocky Mountain Retreat will hold these yoga classes in front of the cafe at 848 East Third Ave.:Hatha flow with Tricia will be held from 10 to 11:15 a.m....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

‘Contagion’ epidemic possible (kind of)

ATLANTA – Yes, it could happen. But it’s a stretch.“Contagion,” a Hollywood thriller that opened last weekend, rocketed to No. 1 at the box office through its gripping tale of a fictional global...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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