Southwest Life

How to handle a hangover

Everyone who knows you knows that you know better. But your libational excesses last night have left you with - let'sput it bluntly - a horrendous hangover.Recommendations on how to get that bale...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Fetal alcohol disorders are common

Did you know that one of the most common causes of preventable birth defects is related to alcohol use duringpregnancy?According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Flu Watch

Nov. 9-13Flu activity: There were few reported absences because of flu-like illness in Bayfield and Durango schools.Tuesday: In-school vaccination clinics at Park, Fort Lewis Mesa, Riverview and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Get them while they're young

A child at 6 months is not too young for a first visit to the dentist, says a hygienist with Southwest Smile Makers, aSan Juan Basin Health Department program. The average age of 2½ years for the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

A few healthy tips to survive the holidays

The stresses of the holidays are well-known and can have significant impact upon our physical and mental well-being.However, preparation and a little reflection can help us enjoy our holidays to...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Fort dances double

Stock dialogue aside, there was plenty of extra motivation behind the Skyhawks' fifth consecutive Rocky MountainAthletic Conference Tournament championship.At least one player didn't sugarcoat...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Screening crucial to care for diabetics

One of the most important challenges of providing good medical care for patients with diabetes is keeping up with the many important screenings recommended as part of routine diabetes care. ...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Finding a lifeline

A new report finds that, 10 years later, efforts to reduce Colorado’s historically high suicide rate have notched some gains but the state still ranks ninth nationally in the number of suicides per...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Breaking down health practices around world

In the current debate about health-care reform, the terms socialism and socialized medicine often have appeared in the news media.In a strict sense, socialized medicine is government control of...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Are you in ski shape?

While skiing is the best physical conditioning for skiing, instructors and physical therapists who train skiers and/or repair their injuries say it’s best to lay the groundwork before the snow...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Wallet card an effective way to keep info

A friend of mine is an usher at our church. Recently, an elderly visitor from out of town experienced some troubling symptoms after the service and asked for help. My friend called 911 on his cell...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Pregnancy Expo coming Saturday

A pregnancy isn’t simply nine months of a woman’s life, but involves issues that start at conception, carry through to delivery and beyond and bear upon the entire family, said the organizer of...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health