Southwest Life

Hardworking kidneys deserve good treatment

You would be amazed at how many jobs the kidneys do for the body every day.Most people know that kidneys filter the blood of water and waste, and produce urine. Many are not aware that kidneys...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Local man to walk to Cortez for Alzheimer's

Deke Luhmann is set to start Thursday on his 10th annual Memory Walk, a fundraiser for the fight against Alzheimer's disease. All contributions remain in the region.Luhmann, the maintenance...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Meningitis rare, but can be deadly

The return to campus exposes three student age groups - tweens (11- and 12-year-olds), teens and first-year college students - to a rare but fast-moving and potentially fatal disease: meningococcal...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango man tells story of his bout with swine flu

Given the circumstances, things could have gone much worse for Durango resident Harvey Parker.Parker, 73, who has diabetes, uses oxygen at night and has a long history of upper respiratory and...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart group: Cut way back on sugar

DALLAS - A spoonful of sugar? Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and it's time to cut way back, the American Heart Association says.Most of that added sugar comes from soft...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Chewing and diet - a quick history lesson

"The kind of diet doesn't matter. ... All that really counts is cutting calories and sticking with it. ... "That conclusion still has me muttering and giggling as I wander food store aisles. A...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

American Red Cross announces classes The American Red Cross will offer the following health and safety training classes at its Southwest Chapter office, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282:•Adult, child and...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Holistic healing

The seeds, bark, petals, roots and stems from shrubs and trees - as well as scorpions, cockroaches and chicken gizzards that he stores in 250 glass jars - synthesize thousands of years of trial and...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Flu pandemic still deserves our attention

Have you been paying attention to the H1N1 influenza outbreak this summer? This virus, also known as "swine flu," is responsible for the first worldwide influenza pandemic in more than 40 years.Flu...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

health Briefs

Chiropractor to offer free spine assessments Chiropractor Robert Fitts will offer free spinal health assessments and massages from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Durango Natural Foods, 575 East...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Test determines heart-attack risk

A simple cholesterol test that can predict the risk of a heart attack in the coming 10 years is available free through the San Juan Basin Health Department."Participants get the results of the test...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Week honors mothers' milk

World Breast-feeding Week takes place this week, and this year's theme is "Breast-feeding: A Vital Emergency Response - Are You Ready?"The week began Saturday and continues through...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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