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Free birth control possible by 2013

WASHINGTON – Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued by health experts advising the government.An Institute of...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Durango library to hold women’s health series The Durango Public Library will begin its Women’s Health Lecture Series from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the library, 1900 East Third Ave., with “Hormone...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Voice recognitioncan be a challenge for the dyslexic

WASHINGTON – Pick up the phone and hear, “Hey, what’s up?” Chances are, those few words are enough to recognize who’s speaking – perhaps unless you have dyslexia.In a surprise discovery,...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Kids play doctor at medical summer camp

WARRENTON, Va. – Again and again, 12-year-old Brianna Bowens cautiously pokes the human eyeball. On purpose. The donated eye is tougher than you’d think. It takes a few slices with a sharp scalpel...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Strokes rise among pregnant women, new moms

Strokes have spiked in the U.S. among pregnant women and new mothers, probably because more of them are obese and suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease, researchers...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Pediatric Associates offers free classes Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., Suite 205, will hold these free classes:Infant massage class for parents and children ages 2 to 6 months...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Colorado’s poorest die younger

For residents of Colorado’s poorest counties, longevity is in short supply.The state’s lowest life expectancies often occur in the counties with the highest poverty rates, according to a recent...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Chickenpox deaths plummet with vaccine

ATLANTA – Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new government study proclaiming an important public health victory.Researchers from the...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Lack of sperm coating plays a role in infertility

WASHINGTON – Scientists have found a new contributor to male infertility, a protein that’s supposed to coat sperm to help them swim to an egg, unless that coating goes missing.About 20 percent of...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study on NYC fast-food calories mixed

NEW YORK – Like any fitness program, it works only if you pay attention to it. A new study on New York City’s effort to encourage healthful eating by posting calorie counts on menus shows that it...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Painful ‘black- widow diet'

It was going to be a routine day for Diane Shaline on June 14 as she slipped on a pair of clogs in her garage, got into her SUV and headed for the office.As she backed out of the garage, she felt a...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Elders need more water

CHICAGO – This summer’s heat waves may be uncomfortable, but you’re healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you’re older than 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn’t mean you’re safe.There are...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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