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Growing older with purpose

Baby boomers can lead long and meaningful lives if they approach retirement with the attitude that age is not a negative condition but just a number, say two Durango-area experts in the field.Being...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Yoga turned upside down

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. The latest yoga trend defies gravity.AntiGravity Yoga is a fitness practice that uses a silk hammock as a soft trapeze for resistance and support as participants hang upside down...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds pythons can have big hearts

WASHINGTON – You don’t think of pythons as big-hearted toward their fellow creatures. They’re better known for the bulge in their bodies after swallowing one of those critters whole. But the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

A few alcoholic drinks per week linked to breast cancer

CHICAGO – Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

A shining light in finding melanomas faster

WASHINGTON – Dermatologists will soon get some high-tech help deciding which suspicious-looking moles should be removed and checked for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.The Food and Drug...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Concerns for elderly care rise as population increases

PALATKA, Fla. – In this sleepy, riverside town in northeastern Florida, 86-year-old Betty Wills sees the advertisements of obstetricians and gynecologists on the main road’s billboards and has...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

health briefs

Pediatric Associates to host classes Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave, Suite 205, will hold these classes:Free yoga class for children 3 to 7 years old will be held from 4 to 5 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Hormones linked to weight regain

NEW YORK – Any dieter knows that it’s hard to keep off weight you’ve lost. Now a study finds that even a year after dieters shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones were still insisting,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Welcome news for women

Some surgical procedures once daunting and extremely invasive to women are now possible with minimal discomfort and recuperation time.For example, the difference between the traditional abdominal...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Extra cholesterol tests are deemed unnecessary by some

WASHINGTON – For heart health, you’re supposed to know your numbers: Total cholesterol, the bad LDL kind and the good HDL kind. But your next checkup might add a new number to the mix.More doctors...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Anti-smoking drug not linked to mental problems

WASHINGTON – Federal health officials said last week that Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix did not increase psychiatric problems like depression and suicidal thoughts in two studies, though the...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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

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