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Let’s use that kidney again and again

CHICAGO – It turns out you can recycle just about anything these days – even kidneys and other organs donated for transplants.Recently in Chicago, in what is believed to be the first documented...

DATE: April 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Study links obese moms, autism

CHICAGO – Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.It’s among the first studies linking the two, and though it doesn’t prove...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Feds to phase out use of drugs in animals

WASHINGTON – The bacon you had for breakfast is at the center of a 35-year debate about antibiotics.That’s because the same life-saving drugs that are prescribed to treat everything from ear...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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

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