Southwest Life

Painful ‘black- widow diet'

It was going to be a routine day for Diane Shaline on June 14 as she slipped on a pair of clogs in her garage, got into her SUV and headed for the office.As she backed out of the garage, she felt a...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Elders need more water

CHICAGO – This summer’s heat waves may be uncomfortable, but you’re healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you’re older than 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn’t mean you’re safe.There are...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Program urges healthy offerings

An aphorism attributed to the Roman poet Virgil – As a twig is bent the tree inclines – is guiding a La Plata County coalition’s promotion of a new program.The goal of Celebrating Community Norms...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds HIV risks rise with some birth control in Africa

ATLANTA – In what’s being called the first research of its kind, a study found that HIV-infected women in Africa are more likely to spread the AIDS virus if they use hormone-based birth control.The...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Progress is seen on a blood test for Alzheimer’s

PARIS – Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal: A blood test to screen people for Alzheimer’s disease.An experimental test did a good job of indicating how much of the telltale Alzheimer’s...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Heart Safe La Plata to offer trainings Heart Safe La Plata will offer these CPR trainings: An adult CPR/AED class will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

E. coli victim relates experience

ATLANTA – In early May, John Meyer stayed at a lakeside hotel in Hamburg, Germany. He attended a business conference. He went sailing. And he became one of the few U.S. victims in one of the worst...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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

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