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Compassion festival to be held in Telluride The Telluride Compassion Festival and Conference will be held July 18-22 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride.For the third year, Stanford University...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Help-line calls double after anti-smoking ads appear

ATLANTA – More than twice as many people called a toll-free number to help them quit smoking a week after the launch of a $54 million ad campaign that shows graphic images of diseased smokers,...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Resisting drugs with immunity

WASHINGTON – Lindsay Porter’s kidneys were failing rapidly when a friend offered to donate one of his. Then she made an unusual request: Would he donate part of his immune system, too?Every day for...

DATE: March 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Youngest dementia patients defying disease’s stereotypes

LEESBURG, Fla. – Doreen Watson-Beard cared for more people with dementia than she could count. The nurse was so moved by her patients that she led Alzheimer’s support groups. She knew the warning...

DATE: March 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Mother’s meth use puts babies at risk

CHICAGO – The first study to look at methamphetamine’s potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other...

DATE: March 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Costly sedation may be unnecessary for colon tests

CHICAGO – Few people want to be wide awake during their colonoscopy exams, but new research suggests too many are getting extra sedation treatment, costing as much as $1 billion yearly in...

DATE: March 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Health department offers health services San Juan Basin Health Department’s Health Services offers appointments to cover health needs. People can call and get an appointment the next day for an...

DATE: March 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

With sexual advances rejected, fruit flies often turn to alcohol

NEW YORK – Guys, when your sweetheart says “No thanks” to sex, do you knock back a few stiff drinks to feel better? Turns out fruit flies do pretty much the same thing. That’s the word from a new...

DATE: March 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Poor pay higher prices to hospitals

Colorado hospitals charge their highest prices to the poorest, uninsured patients. That practice is now likely to end by late summer.Most people don’t know that hospitals charge different prices to...

DATE: March 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Moving with age

LUBBOCK, Texas The country’s largest generation is running, walking, swimming and using exercise machines in hopes of changing the face of aging.Baby boomers – the 78 million Americans born between...

DATE: March 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Tobacco users could be shocked into quitting

ATLANTA – Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven’t budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising...

DATE: March 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Options for cervical cancer check depend on age

WASHINGTON – Forget one-size-fits-all advice: Guidelines released last week give women choices for cervical cancer testing that depend on their age.They were once recommended every year, but many...

DATE: March 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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