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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

Parents seek answers for son’s concussion, suicide

NOKESVILLE, Va. – Austin Trenum’s bed remains half-made, the way a typical teenager would leave it. On a shelf is his scarred black helmet, the one he was wearing when he tackled the quarterback...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Cancer Support Group to meet Wednesday The Cancer Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Cancer Center Conference Room, 1 Mercado St., Suite 100. The guest speaker,...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Prevent C-section blood clots with special inflating boots

WASHINGTON – New advice for pregnant women: If you’re getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a blood clot.Hospitals already use these compression...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Look and sign here

The Southwest Center for Independence has a brand-new piece of high-tech equipment that it hopes will allow deaf people to communicate easier among themselves and with the world at large.It’s a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Hospitals to the rescue in 90 minutes or less

In a spectacular turnabout, hospitals are treating almost all major heart attack patients within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival, a new study finds. Just five years ago, less than half of...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Teens lagging in treatment for cervical cancer

ATLANTA – Only about half of the teenage girls in the U.S. have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer – a rate well below those for two other vaccinations...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Bulletproof skin leaving realm of science fiction

SALT LAKE CITY – A bio-art project to create bulletproof skin has given a Utah State University researcher even more hope his genetically engineered spider silk can be used to help surgeons heal...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Thanks, doc

CHICAGO – When Army Ranger Leroy Petry’s hand was blown off by a grenade as he was saving his comrades in battle, he knew just what to do. He used his remaining hand to twist a tourniquet around...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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