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‘Zombie cells’ buildup in your body may play role in aging

NEW YORK – Call them zombie cells – they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Chamber of Commerce to host local healthcare forum

Durango Chamber of Commerce will host a local healthcare forum from noon to 5 p.m. on May 20, in the Pullman Room, at Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Topics to be discussed include: State of Health...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth....

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

NEW YORK – Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an outbreak of measles surges across the United States –...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons’

Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month after the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

NEW YORK – Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango endometriosis specialist offers patients relief from pain

An internationally known specialist in endometriosis opened a second clinic in Durango, drawing patients who have often endured pain from their condition for 10 years and undergone failed...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

New York outbreaks drive U.S. measles count up to 626

NEW YORK – Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Two-wave U.S. flu season is now the longest in a decade

NEW YORK – Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has been...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Trendy CBD rocks retail world, but does it work?

NEW YORK – It’s showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats – an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep. The ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking

LONDON – It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you. In a study conducted in China, the researchers found...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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