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A call for safer driving

Multitasking generally is an admired or required skill - but not while behind the wheel of a moving motor vehicle, saysPattie Adler, director of the community health promotion division at the San...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

An alternative for autism

A Durango couple want to get the word out about an approach to living with an autistic child they say turns along-established method of familial interaction upside down.“We used to try to push our...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Treating each case is specific

The national autism rate is approaching one in 100 children, but at least one expert says a child has a one in 10chance of being “cured." The battle to find that cure continues, with few...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

The new year is a good time to review health

The beginning of a new year is a time to take an accounting of our lives and personal situations. For many, it may takethe form of reflection and a commitment to change.There are practical aspects...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Skiing in trees and the lure of fresh powder

There is nothing quite like the hoots and hollers of skiers and snowboarders enjoying a powder day, especially firstchair on a weekday.For some, the attraction of skiing trees is especially...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy CT software promises less risk

In order to lower radiation exposure to patients, Mercy Regional Medical Center next month will install new software ina diagnostic tool that provides a three-dimensional view of organs, bones and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Health effects of secondhand smoke broad

One of the most frustrating health risks to combat is posed by smoking among adolescents and adults. Despite decades ofaccumulated evidence about the health risks of smoking and countless...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Keeping blood flowing

It's that time of year in the Four Corners when the need for whole blood or its components is rising and supply isfalling, says Nancy Cumming, one of two donor recruiters at United Blood Services...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Sleep apea common, can be cured

Do you feel tired all the time? Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn't get enough rest?Do you fall asleep easily, even in the middle of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

The amazing and delicate inner ear

Who hasn't sat at an intersection waiting on a red light as a driver coming from 90 degrees to the right, pushing theyellow, swings by the left front bumper?I notice not the driver's concentration,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Pickle juice, canned fish - what really works for the day after?

The dedication to alcoholic beverage and revelry, the effects thereof and hangover cures, have been celebrated sincethe historian Herodotus and the physician Hippocrates, both fifth century B.C....

DATE: Nov. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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

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