Southwest Life

Aging means closely watching your health

According to national statistics, in the next 20 years the number of Americans older than 65 will double to 71 million. That is more than one in five Americans.While much remains to be learned...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Food for thought

Influences on the neurological development of a fetus and the outcome of a pregnancy can reach back five generations, Dr. Jamie McGregor says. But Thursday, he'll concentrate mainly on how a...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Defending your health

Tai chi, one of the martial arts that originated in the Orient as a method of self-defense, isn't associated in the West with tough-guy movies. It is better known here as a healing art."Tai chi is...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Breifs

Design Your Life lecture to be held "Design Your Life: Inventing the Next Chapter," a free lecture by Kingsley Gallup, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Durango Arts Center theater,...

DATE: June 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Smoke ... and mirrors

Anti-tobacco forces across the country are watching their state funding dissipate like smoke as legislators divert money earmarked to persuade kids not to start smoking or to get cigarette fiends...

DATE: June 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Hospice services are valuable for clients, families

Hospice provides care for the terminally ill and support for their families and caregivers. Although the concept of hospice has been around for centuries, the first U.S. hospice program began...

DATE: June 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

UV Index

The UV Index adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Weather Service is available online. It's displayed as a map of the United States in bands of vibrant red, purple,...

DATE: May 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Ondine's curse: A fascinoma to medical world

Drop the dictionary - you won't find fascinoma. It's medicalese for a highly interesting, unusual or rare medical "case."Ondine (from Greek and Roman to German) was a mythical water nymph or spirit...

DATE: May 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Thin skin

Overcast days, thunderstorms or even snow - in other words, the type of weather that's hindered our last two Memorial Day weekends - don't mean people who work or play outside needn't worry about...

DATE: May 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Invisible poison

Eighteen months of jousting with health-impairing vapors given off by common construction materials, new furniture and cabinetry has been a nightmare for a Durango family. It was a week or so...

DATE: May 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Early diagnosis key to treating Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is among the leading causes of chronic adult illness in the United States. Along with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking, it is a leading contributor to...

DATE: May 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Rx: Indian doctors

PHOENIX (AP) - For a young Hopi medical student, the problem was overcoming her culture's view of handling a dead body.For a Navajo student, it was learning to believe he could become a doctor when...

DATE: May 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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