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You could know your DNA, but do you want to?

WASHINGTON – Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health briefs

Sexual assault hotline seeks volunteers Volunteers are sought to be Crisis Hotline advocates for Sexual Assault Services Organization, or SASO. Advocates empower and validate survivors and give...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Fewer people race for cure after grant debacle

DALLAS – For years, Katie Sanchez participated in her local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, raising money annually to honor her aunt, cousin and a male friend – all breast-cancer survivors.But...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health to the max

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Men cycle U.S. to promote suicide awareness

PUEBLO (AP) – Arizona cycling enthusiasts Zachary Chipps and Thomas Brown know well the pain and isolation that comes when a loved one commits suicide.“After my brother committed suicide, I was one...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Class for the ageless

BAYFIELD Step up. Step down. Step lively.This step aerobics routine, at 140 to 150 beats per minute set to Latin music or oldies, is fairly typical. But the instructor is not. This class is led by...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Hold that beat, vest defibrillator comes to rescue of heart patients

For thousands of Coloradans at serious risk for a sudden heart attack, some doctors and patients say a high-tech vest that literally jump-starts the heart can be the difference between life and...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Breast-cancer screening may not always be worth it

NEW YORK – For years, women have been urged to get screened for breast cancer because the earlier it’s found, the better. Now researchers are reporting more evidence suggesting that’s not always...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Free children’s yoga class will be Thursday A free children’s yoga class for parents and children ages 3 to 7 will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Alpine Hospice shows support for veterans Alpine Hospice of Durango has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors look to reduce spending

WASHINGTON – Old checklist for doctors: Order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: First, ask yourself if the patient really needs it.Nine medical societies representing...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Colorado’s skinny workforce appeals to some companies

Colorado is promoting its relatively healthy residents to lure new businesses to the state, arguing that able-bodied people are more productive and may cost less to insure.Tom Clark, CEO of the...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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