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

Managing your stress: The eternal energy drainer

Are you stressed? You’re probably thinking, “Ha! Who isn’t?” You’re right. Stress in our lives is constant. It’s been around since the beginning of life as we know it, and it’s not going away any...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

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

Spring cleaning your nutrition

We all get stuck in food ruts when we eat the same thing day after day, leaving us feeling bored and unmotivated with our meal plan. Even though we’re bored, sometimes it’s easier to stay in the...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

WASHINGTON – A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes – but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Academy opens to meet workforce need for caregivers

A new training academy has opened in Durango to help meet the need for caregivers who can work with the elderly and disabled. Caregiver Learning Academy was started to bring new caregivers into the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five signs you need to change what you’re eating

If you are suffering from undesirable symptoms, it may be a sign that the food you are eating needs tweaking. You experience symptoms when your body is struggling to correct a problem or imbalance...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

New sensors monitor sick babies without wires blocking hugs

WASHINGTON – Peek into any U.S. hospital’s baby ICU, and you’ll see sick and premature newborns covered in wired monitors that tear at fragile skin and make it hard for parents to cuddle their...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Using 1 germ to fight another when today’s antibiotics fail

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment – deliberately inhaling a virus...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

How ‘completely avoidable’ measles cases continue to climb

WASHINGTON – The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 – and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Durango gym owner distills years of fitness experience into “Wellness Toolbox”

Don Roberts, owner of Fitness Solutions 24/7 in Bodo Park and Durangoan of 34 years, has been a personal trainer since 1991. His 28 years of experience as a fitness instructor and weight loss...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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