Southwest Life

Workout with a wallop

The goal of her high-intensity punching-bag workout for women isn’t to knock the stuffing out of someone, a Durango personal trainer says.Instead, Shannon Rose promotes her one-hour workout, which...

DATE: March 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Sex and couch potatoes – a dangerous mix?

CHICAGO – Sex and exercise can trigger heart attacks in older people who don’t get much of either, a new analysis finds. The risk is low, but it’s a good reminder that slackers should change their...

DATE: March 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: Gene therapy improves Parkinson’s symptoms

LONDON – An experimental treatment improved symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in a mid-stage test, echoing results of an earlier pilot study.The new research is the first to show positive results in...

DATE: March 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Parkinson’s support group to meet April 18 in Cortez The Four Corners Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 18 in the Trinity Lutheran Church library downstairs, 208 N....

DATE: March 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors aim to save fertility of kids with cancer

WASHINGTON – The treatment beating back 9-year-old Dylan Hanlon’s cancer may also be destroying his chances of fathering his own children when he grows up.Upset that doctors didn’t make that risk...

DATE: March 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Everything in mind (and body)

The mental-health services that Axis Health System provides in conjunction with primary-care providers in Southwest Colorado is only halfway to where chief executive officer Bern Heath wants to...

DATE: March 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Looking for answers

The parents of Jaden Brown, age 11 months, who has a lifetime of health crises under his belt already, feel alone in coping with his disorders.“There’s no one to share similar experiences with, no...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Preterm birth drug has ‘outrageous’ price increase

ATLANTA – The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof.A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. This week, the price shoots up to $1,500...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

What’s your best sport? Company touts genetic test

CHICAGO – Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200.Some customers say the test results help them steer...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Ranks of cancer survivors growing fast, officials say

ATLANTA – The number of cancer survivors in the United States is increasing by hundreds of thousands a year, and now includes about one in 20 adults, health officials said last week.More people are...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

9Health Fairs announces schedule 9Health Fairs will take place at these locations: b From 7 a.m. to noon April 2 at Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane. b From 7 a.m. to noon April 2 at Pagosa...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health-care reform topic of local meeting

Two town hall-type meetings to give the public a chance to hear about federal health-care reform and raise personal concerns are scheduled this week in Ignacio and Oxford.Dr. Emily Burns, a...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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