Southwest Life

Brain pacemakers can ease disorders

WASHINGTON – Call them brain pacemakers, tiny implants that hold promise for fighting tough psychiatric diseases – if scientists can figure out just where in all that gray matter to put them.Deep...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Helping hands

Dr. Kane Anderson, a surgeon at Durango Orthopedic Associates, apparently is the only doctor in the Four Corners offering the latest options in treating arthritic hands and carpal tunnel...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Artificial retina helps some blind people

LONDON – For two decades, Eric Selby had been completely blind and dependent on a guide dog to get around. But after having an artificial retina put into his right eye, he can detect ordinary...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

In the (o)zone

As incongruous as it sounds, ozone therapy is like a breath of fresh air, says Renelle Stewart, a personal trainer in Durango who offers the service as a sideline.“Ozone therapy detoxifies,”...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering classes online. The written part of the exam can be completed online any time, while hands-on skills are performed every Monday...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Why aren’t you eating more fiber?

CHICAGO – Eat more fiber, and you just may live longer.That’s the message from the largest study of its kind to find a link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death not only from heart...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Strokes rising fast among young

LOS ANGELES – Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Diet soda tied to stroke risk; reasons unclear

LOS ANGELES – It’s far from definitive proof, but new research raises concern about diet soda, finding higher risks for stroke and heart attack among people who drink it every day versus those who...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Stroke rehabilitation doesn’t have to be high-tech

LOS ANGELES – The largest study ever on stroke rehabilitation found that doing physical therapy at home improved walking just as well as a high-tech treadmill program.More surprising, patients who...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Red Cross to hold CPR, first aid classes

Herald Staff ReportThe American Red Cross will offer several classes at its Southwest Chapter office, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282.Challenge any CPR/first aid certification class for $35. No...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Migraine in the stomach

Cyclic vomiting syndrome, a variant of a migraine’s set of cruel, unexplained, debilitating symptoms – first described in 1882 but unnamed for 100 years – is soon to gain national recogition on two...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study shows brisk walks help reduce brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients

WASHINGTON – A section of the brain involved in memory grew in size in older people who regularly took brisk walks for a year, researchers reported last week.The new study reinforces previous...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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