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1.6M women got breast cancer in 2010

LONDON – For years, it was assumed that young women in poor countries had a higher risk of dying in childbirth than from cancer. But a new study shows that’s changing – experts say breast and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

$15 pneumonia shots to be available Low-cost pneumonia shots are available for a limited time at San Juan Basin Health Department’s immunization clinic. People more likely to become ill with...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango woman to discuss film, breast cancer

A Durango woman who had a double mastectomy instead of betting against an 85 percent chance that she’d contract breast cancer, will discuss her decision and show a film Sept. 26 about the options...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New flu shot needle leaves less prick

WASHINGTON – It’s flu vaccine time again – and some lucky shot-seekers will find that the needle has shrunk.The first flu shot that works with a less-scary skin prick instead of an inch-long needle...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Medical interns get a leg up

Students set on a career in medicine or those simply sorting out options can get their feet on the ground as interns in a program established by a Durango spine surgeon.Dr. Jim Youssef, who is...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Smoking declines, but government is not yet satisfied

CHICAGO – Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.According to a Centers for Disease...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Survey: Medical schools not teaching enough about gay health

CHICAGO – Future doctors aren’t learning much about the unique health needs of gays and lesbians, a survey of medical school deans suggests. On average, the schools devoted five hours in the entire...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Gene linked to stress disorder after school shootings

CHICAGO – A study of college students’ reactions to shootings on their Illinois campus gives fresh insight into how genes may influence the psychological impact of traumatic events.The researchers...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Hike MS event to be held Saturday Hike MS Durango will be held Saturday at Durango Mountain Resort. A leisurely two-mile hike, an advanced five-mile Blue Route or a 10-mile Black Diamond Route will...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Need for suicide counseling acute in Four Corners

A new event with the goal of reducing suicide among at-risk youths is about to leave the starting blocks. The Second Wind Scramble – an adventure race Sept. 17 at Durango Mountain Resort – will...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

WholeExpo a door to variety of services

The 16th annual WholeExpo – as in holistic – is coming to Durango on Saturday and Sunday.Admission is $5, good for both days and all exhibits, seminars, workshops and demonstrations. Children 12...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

A race to save lives

Leslie Smith, a runner who has wanted to organize a race for years, finally got her chance. Now, tragically, she has a cause.Smith, 28, who came to Durango four years ago from Indiana, is in charge...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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