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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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Let's face it - being healthy these days is a lot of work. Back in the good ol' days, you could eat whatever you wanted, smoking was good for you and the term "aerobic exercise" had not even been...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Book offers simple steps for health

Treating the symptoms of a health complaint masks the problem but doesn't cure it, Durango chiropractor James Forleo says. The only way to find permanent relief is to eliminate the root cause or...

DATE: July 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Old wisdom: Type of diet doesn't matter

Motivation for this column stems from a March 2 article in the Herald titled, "What are best diets? All lead to same place, study finds."The conclusion of this two-year federally funded research,...

DATE: July 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Experts:Exercise becomes a habit

ALBANY, N.Y. - You just got home from work, and you're sitting on the couch pondering your next move. "I should exercise," you think. But you don't feel like it.You argue with yourself for a while...

DATE: July 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Shocking, new approach

While the old first-responder standbys used on victims of sudden cardiac arrest - chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth stimulation - still have their place, cardiopulmonary resuscitation has gone...

DATE: July 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Many can handle news of Alzheimer's risks

ATLANTA - People who learn through genetic testing that they have a higher-than-average risk for Alzheimer's disease are able to handle the bad news pretty well, results from the first major study...

DATE: July 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health


The leading cause of chronic illness among children is asthma. Among the nearly 6 million children affected by this disease in the United States, more than 80 percent experience initial symptoms...

DATE: July 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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