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Uncovering the mysteries of traumatic brain injury

WASHINGTON – The soldier on the fringes of an explosion. The survivor of a car wreck. The football player who took yet another skull-rattling hit. Too often, only time can tell when a traumatic...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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Medical interpretation forum to be held “Medical Interpretation, an Unmet Local Need” (“Interpretación Médica, una Necesidad Local no Alcanzada”) will be held from noon to 2 p.m. March 18 at the...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Food to fit our needs

Eating out doesn’t mean forfeiting healthy food produced locally, director of Healthy Lifestyle La Plata says.In fact, the Eat Local Eat Healthy Program is gaining adherents since it debuted last...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

What does your kid want? Some are asking for sex change

CHICAGO – A small but growing number of teens, and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex, are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Suicide-prevention workshop to be held Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, or ASIST, will hold a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 14 and 15 at La Plata Electric Association, 45 Stewart...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Study says colon check is worth it

LOS ANGELES – Millions of people have endured a colonoscopy, believing the dreaded exam may help keep them from dying of colon cancer. For the first time, a major study offers clear evidence that...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

It’s twice as hip

It sounds corny, but the time-worn aphorism “two heads are better than one” sums up the advantages of the implant he uses in hip surgery, says Dr. Gary Scott, a surgeon at Durango Orthopedic...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Nearly 4M U.S. adults’ knees are faking it

CHICAGO – Nearly 1 in 20 Americans older than 50 have artificial knees, or more than 4 million people, according to the first national estimate showing how common these replacement joints have...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Pacemaker saves 3.5 pound newborn girl

SAN FRANCISCO – The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious.And little Jaya Maharaj was just that, when she became one of the smallest recipients of a pacemaker when she was only 15 minutes old.A team...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds not everyone wants supersized meals

WASHINGTON – Call it the alter-ego of super-sizing. Researchers infiltrated a fast-food Chinese restaurant and found up to a third of diners jumped at the offer of a half-size of the usual heaping...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Take the pain out of booming

Editor’s note: This story is part of AP’s Aging America project, which examines the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that this silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Meat, poultry products recalled in Colorado AA Meat Products Corp. of Maywood, Calif., is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products because they may have been produced without...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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