Southwest Life

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

U.S. health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

NEW YORK – One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study

Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot’s bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room. Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Mexican oxy’ pills take toll on Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. – Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy orthopedic surgeon preserves hip joints to prevent replacement

Surgically repairing hip joints can relieve persistent pain and possibly prevent hip replacements later in life. One common source of persistent pain in a hip joint can be a tear in the labrum,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Housing Solutions for the Southwest announces new staff and open position

Housing Solutions for the Southwest is welcoming new staff and has announced an open position. Liz Stellrecht, emergency services counselor, started with Housing Solutions in January. Stellrecht...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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