Southwest Life

Raw milk's popularity spurs debate over safety

ERIE - When the neighborhood kids visit the Lafferty family's bustling farmhouse, they're offered water, juice ormilk.“They always say, 'Milk, milk, milk,'" says Nickie Lafferty.The Laffertys' milk...

DATE: May 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Remembering Ray

A Durango woman is finalizing plans to walk 343 miles in 43 days this summer to honor people who have battled brain orspinal tumors - as did her late husband - and to call attention to a...

DATE: May 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

50 years later, CPR still is a valuable skill

Suppose you were walking between gates on the concourse of a large airport and you noticed an elderly man in front ofyou clutch his chest and fall to the ground unconscious. Would you know what to...

DATE: May 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Vail skier upbeat after cancer bout

VAIL (AP) - Within hours of waking up from surgery in an intensive care unit, most people likely would be days, if notmonths, away from skiing Vail Mountain again.Paul Maloney is not most people....

DATE: May 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Hearing good news

The La Plata County Eye and Ear Program, ready to fold from exhaustion three months ago, has found new life andcontinues to provide eyeglasses and hearing aids to children and adults of modest...

DATE: May 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Tough task: Breaking bad news to family

One of the most difficult responsibilities of an emergency room physician (and staff) is dealing with the death - oftensudden and unanticipated - of a patient.This can happen in someone awake and...

DATE: April 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Help children take charge of their health

Responsibility: Parents want their children to take more of it; kids don't want it.Parenting a child with health issues can be a roller coaster of emotions. How do we motivate our children to make...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Kids' chronic health issues get look

Parents who have children with chronic health problems can learn how to relieve stress on themselves as well as theiroffspring and foster mutual respect and cooperation at an all-day conference...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango health fair set for Saturday

The 9Health Fair - scheduled for its 31st annual appearance in Durango on Saturday - is one of the best deals going,says Karen Zink, who has been a prime mover in the fair since it was...

DATE: April 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Older adults need to get physical

More than just a few articles have appeared in the Herald's pages espousing the benefits of physical activity inmaintaining health. Similarly, the hazards of inactivity and obesity and their roles...

DATE: March 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

1986 near-drowning victims saved after 30 minutes in lake

The two sisters who spent a half-hour submerged in ice-cold water in the dead of winter 24 years ago survived becauseof optimal conditions, the emergency room doctor who treated them at what then...

DATE: March 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

Childproof to prevent poisoning

Consider this scenario if you have small children or if they visit your home. Johnny is a 2-year-old visiting hisgrandparents for the weekend. One morning, Johnny is playing in the living room...

DATE: March 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Health

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