Southwest Life

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

NEW YORK – Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado hosting free dinner

The Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado invites cancer survivors and caregivers to a free dinner that will feature information about the Relay for Life in August and the coalition’s work. The...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

NEW YORK – New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society’s advice puts it out of sync with...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Rap video, social campaign targets teen pot smokers

LOS ANGELES – New rap videos aimed at Los Angeles-area teens show a common high school scene: Young people hanging out at a party, empty beer cups strewn about and joints being fired up. But...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Health officials ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Ebola response

GENEVA – The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is “cautiously optimistic” about efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in an urban area in Congo, although the lethal virus is still reported in...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

SAN FRANCISCO – The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Direct-care health plan aids small manufacturers in Durango area

Like many small-business owners, Laurie Sigillito struggled to provide a health care option for her nine employees at FastSigns. After searching for alternatives beyond major medical plans, which...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Surgery causes cognitive losses in some seniors

Two years ago, Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since. “He forgets things and will ask you the same thing several times,” said Cole, a...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health problems from inside the...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Greeley man works to restore old car for wife’s kidney donor

GREELEY (AP) – Though Sandi Elder knows better, she has an occasional nickname for her husband: She calls him “Stoic ‘Ole Willie.” You might not ever get to see the Tootsie Roll under that hard...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

With death rate up, U.S. life expectancy is likely down again

NEW YORK – The U.S. death rate rose last year, and 2017 likely will mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy, according to preliminary data. Death rates rose for...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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