Southwest Life

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

Easing stress of pelvic exams

A solution can be so obvious that it’s invisible.Veryl Rosenbaum gave credence to the hypothesis when she devised a simple way to make gynecological exams less stressful.“The reaction I so often...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Balloon bursts on U.S. pill-popping

TRENTON, N.J. – Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. was nearly flat in 2011 at $320 billion, held down by senior citizens and others reducing use of medicines and other health care and by...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors try to ingore texts to better diagnose symptoms

WASHINGTON – Medical student Gregory Shumer studied the electronic health record and scooted his laptop closer to the diabetic grandfather sitting on his exam table. “You can see,” he pointed at...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Fewer people are getting cancer

ATLANTA – Cancer rates in the U.S. continue to fall, according to a report released last week.New cancer cases have been inching down at a rate of about half a percent each year since 1999. And the...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

New (kidney) stone age

Kidney stones that require surgery are no fun, but modern techniques make their removal more bearable and require less down time for the patient, a Durango urologic surgeon says.“The old way was to...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Why not bust a move during lunch?

STOCKHOLM – Some workers in Sweden have found a rather offbeat way to spend their lunch hour. Actually, on-beat is more like it.Dripping with sweat and awash in disco lights, they dance away to...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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