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How to make your chain saw warm, fuzzy

A previous column  discussed chain saw injuries - the saw's bite is worse than its bark, but the bark should not be ignored, either. To promote safety involving what is intrinsically the most...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Group urges radon testing in homes

The legacy of milling uranium in Durango from 1948 to 1963 has left the area with residual radiation that continues to be a health concern, a San Juan Basin Health Department official says.Half of...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Questions arise about influenza medication

As of this writing, Colorado was one of a handful of states experiencing local or regional influenza activity. While January and February are typically peak months for the flu, outbreaks can occur...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Yoga for snow shovelers

Yoga, a millennia-old philosophy originating in India to unify mind and body through physical and mental exercise, can serve a much more utilitarian purpose, says a Durango instructor of the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

Be careful when treating ear infections

Ear infections are the most common condition for which children are prescribed antibiotics in the United States.Yet for many of these infections, antibiotics are not the solution. More importantly,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

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