Southwest Life

Fitness chain bans cable news networks as part of ‘healthy way of life’

With the start of the new year, scores of Americans are rushing to their local gyms, resolving to get a head start on a healthier routine. For some, particularly amid today’s high-velocity news...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC’s...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Expert says Colorado flu season could be nearing its peak

DENVER – A Colorado doctor says the state’s heavy flu season is far from finished, but might be near its peak. The Denver Post reported Thursday that state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Our shame over sexual health makes us avoid the doctor, but these apps might help

We’re taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop and start to function in ways we’re unfamiliar with, as we begin to realize our body’s potential for...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Robot duck’s aim: Helps kids with cancer via power of play

ATLANTA – A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer – a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick just like them, and help them...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

TRENTON, N.J. – An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Rowing, rebounders, boxing among 2018’s top fitness trends

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – If you skipped most of your workouts to be more “present” during the holiday festivities and aren’t looking forward to getting back on the treadmill, we feel you. We rounded...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

I tried mindfulness to quit drinking. It actually worked.

I don’t know when I started drinking every day. But as I entered my mid-30s, I realized alcohol had moved from a weekend visitor to a roommate before I even noticed the shift. I’m not an alcoholic,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Flu hospitalizations are high across Colorado

If you were sick over the holidays, you were not alone. Flu season is hitting hard in Colorado. Three to four times more people have been hospitalized than usual and the trend isn’t slowing down,...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Enrollment in Colorado health exchange increased this year

Enrollment in the state health exchange is strong regionally and statewide, despite federal efforts in 2017 to roll back the Affordable Care Act, including the recent elimination of a tax penalty...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut the frequency of the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

A cascade of hearts, a sense of loss: Suicide and social media in the suburbs

On Instagram and Snapchat, sadness melded with rumor and fear. Students reeled first from the suicide of a 16-year-old girl at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Six days later, social...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health