Position: La Plata Health Watch
One of the most difficult responsibilities of an emergency room physician (and staff) is dealing with the death - oftensudden and unanticipated - of a patient.This can happen in someone awake and...
DATE: April 26, 2010 |
More than just a few articles have appeared in the Herald's pages espousing the benefits of physical activity inmaintaining health. Similarly, the hazards of inactivity and obesity and their roles...
DATE: March 29, 2010 |
One difficult-to-forget patient encounter occurred several decades ago; the specifics are lost. A young and veryattractive woman, age mid- to late 20s, was seated in an examination room with two...
DATE: Jan. 25, 2010 |
There is nothing quite like the hoots and hollers of skiers and snowboarders enjoying a powder day, especially firstchair on a weekday.For some, the attraction of skiing trees is especially...
DATE: Dec. 28, 2009 |
Who hasn't sat at an intersection waiting on a red light as a driver coming from 90 degrees to the right, pushing theyellow, swings by the left front bumper?I notice not the driver's concentration,...
DATE: Nov. 30, 2009 |
In the current debate about health-care reform, the terms socialism and socialized medicine often have appeared in the news media.In a strict sense, socialized medicine is government control of...
DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 |
One of the satisfactions - perhaps the foremost - of working in an emergency department is the vast majority of people are improved as a result of their visit.Their pain is controlled, their cuts...
DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 |
"The kind of diet doesn't matter. ... All that really counts is cutting calories and sticking with it. ... "That conclusion still has me muttering and giggling as I wander food store aisles. A...
DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 |
Motivation for this column stems from a March 2 article in the Herald titled, "What are best diets? All lead to same place, study finds."The conclusion of this two-year federally funded research,...
DATE: July 27, 2009 |
Fifty years ago, there were no "rec" centers - if my recollection is correct. For me, there was the local YMCA.The weight room and its users, alternately grunting and flexing in front of mirrors,...
DATE: June 29, 2009 |
Drop the dictionary - you won't find fascinoma. It's medicalese for a highly interesting, unusual or rare medical "case."Ondine (from Greek and Roman to German) was a mythical water nymph or spirit...
DATE: May 25, 2009 |
"Whether the late unparalleled increase of piracies is to be ascribed to defects in the laws of civilized nations, or the laws not being enforced, or to other causes, it is alike certain that it is...
DATE: April 27, 2009 |
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Riders compete in the 4 Corners Cyclocross Series race on Saturday at Durango Mesa.
Durango High School defeats Lutheran High School on Saturday in the quarter final playoff game at DHS.
Durango High School football defeats Canon City High School on Friday night at DHS.
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