Southwest Life

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

Are you dementia aware?

WASHINGTON – Alexis McKenzie’s mother had mild dementia, but things sounded OK when she phoned home: Dad was with her, finishing his wife’s sentences as they talked about puttering through the day...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Blood clots on a plane?

CHICAGO – Good news for budget-minded travelers: There’s no proof that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clots, according to new guidelines from medical specialists....

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Tai chi may help ease Parkinson’s

NEW YORK – The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi improved balance and lowered the risk of falls in a study of people with Parkinson’s disease.Symptoms of the brain disorder include tremors and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Physicians to U.S. adults: Get out and get moving

ATLANTA – More and more U.S. adults are being told by their doctor to get out and exercise, according to government survey.Nearly 33 percent of adults who saw a doctor in the previous year said...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Electrodes boost learning

NEW YORK – People learned better when a key part of their brains got mild zaps of electricity, a finding that may someday help Alzheimer’s patients keep more of their memories.In a small but...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Pregnant women with cancer can be treated with small risk

LONDON – Researchers have encouraging news for women who find themselves in a very frightening situation: having cancer while pregnant. Studies suggest that these women can be treated almost the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Gentle Yoga class offered at St. Mark’s A Gentle Yoga class will be offered by Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s Church, 910 East...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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