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Study: Obesity care costs twice previous estimates

ATLANTA – Nearly 17 percent of U.S. medical costs can be blamed on obesity, according to new research that suggests the nation’s weight problem may be having close to twice the impact on medical...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Research aims to cut disparities in stroke care

WASHINGTON – When her stroke hit, Edna Wooten somehow stopped her car. Then her grown daughter ignored her slurred protests and raced her to the hospital – in time for a drug to dissolve the blood...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Parkinson support group to meet in Cortez The Four Corners Parkinson Support Group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 in the Trinity Lutheran Church Library, 208 N. Dolores Road in Cortez....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Healthy examples

Teenagers and preteens with health challenges are more likely to be comfortable talking about their condition with a peer with the same problem than with an adult, says Liza Tregillus at the San...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

More American adults hobbled by arthritis

ATLANTA – A surprising jump in the number of Americans hobbled by arthritis may be due to obesity, health experts say.About 22 percent of U.S. adults have been told by a doctor that they have...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Hands-only CPR more effective

CHICAGO – Hands-only CPR doesn’t just eliminate the “yuck factor.” A new study shows it can save more lives.It’s the first large American study to show more adults survived cardiac arrest when a...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

American Red Cross announces classes The American Red Cross will offer these health and safety training classes at its Southwest Chapter office, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282:b Adult, infant and child...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

$93,000 cancer drug: How much is life worth?

BOSTON – Cancer patients, brace yourselves. Many new drug treatments cost nearly $100,000 a year, sparking fresh debate about how much a few months more of life is worth.The latest is Provenge, a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Pink Ribbon Affair tweaks format to include auction, fashion show

The 16th annual Pink Ribbon Affair, a fundraiser that calls attention to the battle against breast cancer and celebrates survival, has a slightly different format this year.The celebration is set...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Lids for hope

A Durango High School student whose family has a long history of breast cancer has launched a 90-day drive to fund breast cancer research.Chelsea McSparren, 17, is collecting pink lids from Yoplait...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC chief picks 6 ‘winnable battles’ in health

ATLANTA – Where would you start if you were charged with keeping the nation healthy? Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has chosen six priorities –...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Take on TABOR

  Takeon TABOR Limits will hurt thestate when economy picks up January13, 2003 The Colorado General Assembly opened this year’s sessionWednesday with leaders of both houses explaining what they...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

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