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Backpacking for bucks

Four great friends - all great hikers, as well - have finalized details for a 100-mile backpacking trip on the Colorado Trail to raise funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.The...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Expert questions gas-drilling chemicals

The toxic chemicals used to extract natural gas from deep underground and process it are among substances creating a dizzying list of embryonic - and subsequent - developmental aberrations in...

DATE: June 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Of mice and men (women, too)

Fifty years ago, there were no "rec" centers - if my recollection is correct. For me, there was the local YMCA.The weight room and its users, alternately grunting and flexing in front of mirrors,...

DATE: June 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Can't keep still

Dr. John Withers, a former Durango surgeon who finds it difficult to take it easy, is enjoying his latest retirement - practicing medicine in Montana. Withers, 75, is going on his third year at...

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

American Red Cross announces classes The American Red Cross will offer the following health and safety classes at its Southwest Chapter office, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282:•First aid is offered...

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Don't panic, but mold is everywhere

There is a hidden agent out there, often invisible and lurking in our homes, infecting the air we breathe, constantly challenging our immune systems and sometimes making us sick. This nefarious...

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Aging means closely watching your health

According to national statistics, in the next 20 years the number of Americans older than 65 will double to 71 million. That is more than one in five Americans.While much remains to be learned...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Food for thought

Influences on the neurological development of a fetus and the outcome of a pregnancy can reach back five generations, Dr. Jamie McGregor says. But Thursday, he'll concentrate mainly on how a...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Defending your health

Tai chi, one of the martial arts that originated in the Orient as a method of self-defense, isn't associated in the West with tough-guy movies. It is better known here as a healing art."Tai chi is...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Breifs

Design Your Life lecture to be held "Design Your Life: Inventing the Next Chapter," a free lecture by Kingsley Gallup, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Durango Arts Center theater,...

DATE: June 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Smoke ... and mirrors

Anti-tobacco forces across the country are watching their state funding dissipate like smoke as legislators divert money earmarked to persuade kids not to start smoking or to get cigarette fiends...

DATE: June 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Hospice services are valuable for clients, families

Hospice provides care for the terminally ill and support for their families and caregivers. Although the concept of hospice has been around for centuries, the first U.S. hospice program began...

DATE: June 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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