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Laughing gas eases anxiety during labor for moms at Mercy

The anxiety of new moms likely knows no bounds, but in the midst of labor at Mercy Regional Medical Center, there’s a new option to help take the edge off – laughing gas, aka nitrous oxide. The...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New drug to boost women’s sex drive approved in U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours....

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

CHICAGO – Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke. Obesity...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Ketamine center aims to help those with depression, PTSD, chronic pain

People living with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain have a new option for treatment in Durango, in the form of an old medication called ketamine. Dr. Dan Caplin opened...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

ALBANY, N.Y. – The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Health Partners Specialty Services to offer heart, urology services

San Juan Health Partners Specialty Services, a division of San Juan Regional Medical Center, will open Monday at 1485 Florida Road, Suite A103, to offer comprehensive cardiology and urology...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections

Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause. Mystery illnesses like this kill thousands of...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

CHICAGO – Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

CHICAGO – New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention....

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. measles count surpasses 1,000

NEW YORK – Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The “secret shoppers” were denied appointments much of...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

E-cigarette flavorings may pose heart risk, study suggests

WASHINGTON – E-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can’t kick the...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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