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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

Outrageous conduct by insurers?

One of the satisfactions - perhaps the foremost - of working in an emergency department is the vast majority of people are improved as a result of their visit.Their pain is controlled, their cuts...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Bayfield teens bring birth control, health message to Denver

A component of a decade-old San Juan Basin Health Department program that broadly defines teenage well-being is scheduled to get statewide attention next month at the annual conference of the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Panel to discuss men's cancers

A panel discussion Sept. 21 that addresses below-the-belt cancers in men will emphasize the life-saving potential of detection and treatment of cancer at an early age or in the early stages of the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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

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