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Get them while they're young

A child at 6 months is not too young for a first visit to the dentist, says a hygienist with Southwest Smile Makers, aSan Juan Basin Health Department program. The average age of 2½ years for the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

A few healthy tips to survive the holidays

The stresses of the holidays are well-known and can have significant impact upon our physical and mental well-being.However, preparation and a little reflection can help us enjoy our holidays to...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Fort dances double

Stock dialogue aside, there was plenty of extra motivation behind the Skyhawks' fifth consecutive Rocky MountainAthletic Conference Tournament championship.At least one player didn't sugarcoat...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Screening crucial to care for diabetics

One of the most important challenges of providing good medical care for patients with diabetes is keeping up with the many important screenings recommended as part of routine diabetes care. ...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Finding a lifeline

A new report finds that, 10 years later, efforts to reduce Colorado’s historically high suicide rate have notched some gains but the state still ranks ninth nationally in the number of suicides per...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Breaking down health practices around world

In the current debate about health-care reform, the terms socialism and socialized medicine often have appeared in the news media.In a strict sense, socialized medicine is government control of...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Are you in ski shape?

While skiing is the best physical conditioning for skiing, instructors and physical therapists who train skiers and/or repair their injuries say it’s best to lay the groundwork before the snow...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Wallet card an effective way to keep info

A friend of mine is an usher at our church. Recently, an elderly visitor from out of town experienced some troubling symptoms after the service and asked for help. My friend called 911 on his cell...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Pregnancy Expo coming Saturday

A pregnancy isn’t simply nine months of a woman’s life, but involves issues that start at conception, carry through to delivery and beyond and bear upon the entire family, said the organizer of...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Woman who toured the world to speak at local Pink Ribbon Affair

The message of Polly Letofsky, the guest speaker Friday at the 15th annual Pink Ribbon Affair to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness of the disease, is simple:“If you take one step at...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

An hour for the ages

There are senior-citizen athletes and then there are super seniors. Count the members of the Silver Sneakers who work out at the Durango Sports Club among the latter.Seven of them – all well beyond...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

H1N1 flu virus presents new

You may be aware that flu season is starting early this year because of the emergence of the H1N1 flu virus.H1N1, also known as swine flu, first was reported this spring in Mexico and the United...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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