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U.S. approves first new type of flu drug in 2 decades

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday’s approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Desperate and duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Montezuma County mobile health clinic hits the road

Family health benefits for low-income families are now being served up on the road. The Women Infants and Children program of the Montezuma County Health Department has purchased a Ford Transit Van...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Colorado launching suicide prevention efforts

New efforts to improve mental health care for children and teenagers across Colorado will be rolled out over the next two to three years. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is providing $2.8...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Retina opens research center to conduct clinical trials

A new research center focused on ocular conditions in Durango will offer hope to patients suffering from otherwise incurable disorders. Southwest Retina Consultants added 800 square feet to its...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

New Durango sports medicine practice opens

Durango Sports Medicine, PLLC, is open and accepting new patients. Dr. Timothy Durkin, DO, is an experienced board-certified physician in both sports and emergency medicine. Durkin has strong ties...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

I quit drinking a year ago. Here’s what happened.

I sipped my last chilled vodka with lime last September. There wasn’t a lot of pomp when I bid farewell to cocktails. I didn’t want to broadcast my decision because I’d unsuccessfully tried to go...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

SEATTLE – Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Thousands of young U.S. children get no vaccines, survey finds

NEW YORK – A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials. An estimated 100,000 young children have not...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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