Southwest Life

Super broccoli – is it good for the heart?

LONDON – Popeye might want to consider switching to broccoli. British scientists unveiled a new breed of the vegetable that experts say packs a big nutritional punch.The new broccoli was specially...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Military accused of slacking on brain treatment

Two years after assuring Congress it would immediately begin researching a promising treatment for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, the military is just getting started.The tests – including...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Red flags of abuse

Abuse lacks a blanket definition – it can be indifference, a cutting remark, control-freak conduct or a physical beating – so it stands to reason that the response should be tailored to the victim,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Suicide thoughts high in West

ATLANTA – More adults in the Midwest and West have suicidal thoughts than people in the rest of the country, but Rhode Island leads in suicide attempts, according to the first government study of...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Painfully shy – for some, it really is

WASHINGTON – Does your teen show normal nerves about the weekend party or always stay home?Nearly half of teenagers say they’re shy, perhaps a bit surprising in our say-anything society. But a...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study shows obesity can be linked to one’s neighborhood

ATLANTA – Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Food-safety class to be held Nov. 1 and 2 A ServSafe course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 in San Juan Basin Health Department’s training room, 281 Sawyer Drive. The cost is...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Organ donations = free funerals?

LONDON – Offering free funerals to people who donate kidneys, livers and other organs could help boost donation rates, an influential British medical ethics group says.In a set of recommendations...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Eastern medicine meets Southwest

A number of practitioners of Eastern medicine in Durango are offering free or fee-based classes and treatments to acquaint the public with their expertise on National Acupuncture and Oriental...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Black Death gone, but left mark

WASHINGTON – Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the Black Death, one of history’s worst plagues, and found that its modern day bacterial descendants haven’t changed much over 600...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Medicare deadlines pushed forward

For 630,000 Coloradans enrolled in Medicare, it’s time to make decisions. The period for open enrollment has been moved up this year. Instead of the usual Dec. 31 deadline, the enrollment period...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Prostate tests not always satisfying

Terry Dyroff’s Prostate-Specific Antigen blood test led to a prostate biopsy that didn’t find cancer but gave him a life-threatening infection.In the emergency room several days later, “I didn’t...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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