Southwest Life

Winning the fight

Research into the causes of and treatments for multiple sclerosis is moving at a gratifyingly rapid pace, the executive director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center said recently.“In MS, we’re where...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Rehab-first promising for amateur athlete ACL tear

NEW YORK – Attention, weekend athletes: Don’t be too quick to agree to surgery for a common type of knee ligament tear.A study of Swedish amateur athletes — mostly soccer players — found that those...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Panel backs diabetes drug

WASHINGTON – GlaxoSmithKline’s drug Avandia should stay on the market, federal health experts voted Wednesday, but the controversial diabetes pill should be subject to new restrictions because of...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Bike show to benefit local cancer societyThe Vulcan Drifter Owners Group will hold its 10th annual Drift In Rally from Wednesday to Saturday at Days End Motel, 2202 Main Ave.Scheduled rides will...

DATE: July 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

The eyes have it

Hispanics are especially susceptible to diabetes, and diabetics are prone to blindness - which is why this segment of the population should pay close attention to their eyes, a Durango...

DATE: July 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

A helping hand

A diagnosis of cancer can leave a patient numb, unable to handle routine tasks - not to mention the where, when and howof treatment and convalescence, said a cancer survivor from Durango. Ginna...

DATE: June 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

United Blood Services announces drivesUnited Blood Services will hold blood drives at the following locations:•1 to 6 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the United...

DATE: June 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Local leads group for gambling addicts

Obsessive gambling, like other addictions, destroys self-respect, careers, family ties and lives. But the moral support that can lead to redemption is available, the Durango man who this year...

DATE: June 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

For compulsive gamblers, abstinence only safe bet

Gamblers Anonymous stands ready to help anyone who can't stop wagering, be it slot machines, blackjack, baccarat, theponies or whatever.The word comes from a Durango man who this year founded a...

DATE: June 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

The Namaste way

The strides holistic healing has taken are evident in the contrast between the Victorian on East Third Avenue where Louise Edwards installed her naturopathic medical clinic in 1990 and the modern...

DATE: June 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Childhood obesity brings chronic diseases

Many chronic diseases of adulthood are becoming more common in children and adolescents. In most instances, with risingrates of obesity and related increases in dietary sodium, fat and sugar, as...

DATE: June 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Help for the hopeless

In the West, a prevailing ethos of rugged individualism compels people to take care of problems on their own - even ifit means taking their own lives. Statistically, the region is one of the most...

DATE: June 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

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