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Being empathetic is good, but it can hurt your health

Your husband was just passed over for a promotion, and he’s depressed. Your friend’s breast cancer has returned. As a supportive spouse and friend, you feel their pain. Growing research suggests...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows

NEW YORK – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching. Children around 15 months old can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if they’ve just seen an adult...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

WASHINGTON – In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Buyer beware: Long-term care costs are surging

Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year. Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push the...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

What it’s like to survive a lightning strike

Rain and hail were pelting down and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California. From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city’s history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4. Those...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Handling chronic pain without relying on opioids

Each year, more than 300 people take part in a program at the Pain Rehabilitation Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Their complaints range widely, from specific problems such as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Cycling to work means better health and a longer life

A British medical journal published a study this spring that seemed to confirm what dedicated bicyclists had long suspected: Commuting on two wheels is really, really good for your health. Compared...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK – A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Hormone pills don’t shorten older women’s lives, study shows

CHICAGO – Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

BeLiz MedSpa offers medical spa treatments in Cortez

In a pleasant little house at 9 N. Park St. sits BeLiz MedSpa , a medical spa opened by Becky Oliver and Liz Sellers almost two years ago that offers medical skin care and more. The two are...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

State health exchange premiums will rise significantly in 2018

Insurance premiums for those who purchase insurance through the Colorado health exchange program are set to increase an average 26.7 percent across the state next year, the Division of Insurance...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News