Southwest Life

High blood pressure zapped

CHICAGO – Some people who couldn’t get their blood pressure under control despite taking a fistful of pills every day found relief from an experimental treatment that shows promise as a permanent...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

United Blood Services announce drives United Blood Services will hold blood drives at these locations:b 1 to 6 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the United Blood...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

New drug showing good promise

CHICAGO – For more than a decade, millions of lives have been saved by statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor, which lower bad cholesterol and the risk of heart attacks.The drugs were so safe and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

San Francisco law strikes blow at kids’ meals

SAN FRANCISCO – It’s a happy moment for people who see the Happy Meal as anything but.San Francisco has become the first major American city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Drug companies’ ties to doctors being questioned

CHICAGO – Doctors have sharply cut some financial ties to drug companies, thanks to increased scrutiny about relationships that critics say improperly influence medical treatment, a survey...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Hospitals try high tech to better inform patients

CHICAGO – Learning he had prostate cancer floored John Noble. Then came the prospect of surgery and his overpowering fear of being “put under” with anesthesia.Remarkably, he found comfort in a...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Family health history a powerful, underused tool

WASHINGTON – Make Grandma spill the beans: Uncovering all the diseases that lurk in your family tree can trump costly genetic testing in predicting what illnesses you and your children are likely...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Thermal imaging debate

A Durango business has brought a medical screening service to the Four Corners that the owner says can provide early detection of breast cancer.It’s digital infrared thermal imaging, also called...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

‘A mama and a daddy’ Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate

HOUSTON – One recent day at Dr. Natalie Carroll’s OB-GYN practice, located inside a low-income apartment complex tucked between a gas station and a freeway, 12 pregnant black women come for...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

CT scans may cut lung cancer deaths

WASHINGTON — A major study shows giving heavy smokers special CT scans can detect lung cancer early enough to modestly lower their risk of death — the first clear evidence that a screening test may...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

United Blood Services announces drives United Blood Services will hold these blood drives:b 1 to 6 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the United Blood Services office,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

More not always better with in vitro

LOS ANGELES – More tries aren’t necessarily better when it comes to in vitro fertilization.New research found that about 1 in 3 women had a baby the first time they tried a test-tube embryo, and...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

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