Southwest Life

Health screenings help college students

CHICAGO – Look around a waiting room at a university counseling center and you’ll see students wrestling with all sorts of issues: The one who’s failing because of binge drinking. Another who’s...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Pediatric Partners selected as study site Pediatric Partners of the Southwest has been selected as a pilot site for a Colorado American Academy of Family Physicians pediatric 2011 obesity project....

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Change of heart

WASHINGTON – Courtney Montgomery’s heart was failing fast, but the 16-year-old furiously refused when her doctors, and her mother, urged a transplant. Previous surgeries hadn’t helped, and the...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Medical records are vulnerable, reports show

WASHINGTON – The nation’s push to computerize medical records has failed to fully address long-standing security gaps that expose patients’ most sensitive information to hackers and snoops,...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Rural patients’ surgery access good

CHICAGO – A surprising study of nearly 46 million Medicare patients says older residents in rural areas are more likely to have any of nine common surgeries than people in cities.Back surgery, hip...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Red Cross announces classes The American Red Cross will offer these health and safety training classes at the chapter office, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282:b Adult, child and infant CPR/AED and first...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

‘Big deal’ for two Durango nurses

La Plata County nurses nabbed two of the six prestigious Nightingale Awards for Excellence given statewide this year by the Colorado Nurses Foundation.They are Sherrod Beall, director of the...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Big steps: Paralyzed man moving freely

LONDON – After Rob Summers was paralyzed below the chest in a car accident in 2006, his doctors told him he would never stand again. They were wrong.Despite intensive physical therapy for three...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

MRI shopping can save thousands

Many consumers will check half a dozen gas stations for a few cents difference in price but would never think they could save thousands of dollars by checking prices for a medical test such as an...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

The joint boom

SAN DIEGO – We’re becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it’s not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Experts debate future of smallpox

LONDON – Smallpox, one of the world’s deadliest diseases, eradicated three decades ago, is kept alive under tight security today in just two places – the United States and Russia.Many other...

DATE: May 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

South Korean survey shows higher autism rate

CHICAGO – A study in South Korea suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100.By casting a wider net and looking closely at mainstream...

DATE: May 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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