Southwest Life

Salt diet dangers linked to potassium

ATLANTA – The debate about the dangers of eating too much salt has gained a new wrinkle: A federal study suggests that the people most at risk are those who also get too little...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Warning to sloshed Aussies (or) No more sloshed Aussies?

SYDNEY – Australia’s liquor industry has launched a voluntary program to label its products with health warnings, possibly to pre-empt future criticism that it is contributing to excessive drinking...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Parents: Healthier fast-food meals to come

WASHINGTON – Parents seeking healthier restaurant meals for their kids can start to look beyond chicken nuggets and macaroni-and-cheese.At least 19 restaurant chains – including Burger King,...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New rules aim to speed new Alzheimer’s drugs

The government is making it easier to test new Alzheimer’s drugs, hoping to speed progress toward new treatments for the mind-robbing disease.One of every eight people 65 or older has Alzheimer’s,...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Southern Ute prenatal program open The Southern Ute Montessori Early Head Start Program is accepting applications for its prenatal program. There is no charge for this service. The program provides...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S Army rethinks the handling of brain injuries

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The traumatic brain injury that Army Staff Sgt. Isidoro Castillo suffered when a suicide bomber attacked his unit in Afghanistan could have meant the end of his...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Renowned MS expert to speak

A world-renowned multiple sclerosis researcher, consulted by a dozen La Plata County residents with the autoimmune disease who travel to Denver to see him, is scheduled to speak Friday at the...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Colon cancer down in U.S., except Miss.

ATLANTA – Colon cancer deaths continue to drop across America – except in Mississippi, health officials say.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report last week that echoes...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Breath of life

STOCKHOLM – A 36-year-old man who had tracheal cancer has received a new lab-made windpipe seeded with his own stem cells in a procedure in Sweden they call the first successful attempt of its...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Childhood hunger prompts action

Hannah and Allen Levy had the idea to go to the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado and provide meals to children of migrant workers. They were shocked when they learned they didn’t have to travel...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart disease can be fatally sneaky for females

WASHINGTON – Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss.It’s part of a puzzling gender gap: Women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men....

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New labels not so scary for cigarette revenues

RICHMOND, Va. – The nation’s top tobacco companies’ sales aren’t expected to go up in smoke despite new grisly warning labels that are set to appear on U.S. cigarettes packs next year.The graphic...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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