Health

U.S. preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

CHICAGO – Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke. Obesity...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Ketamine center aims to help those with depression, PTSD, chronic pain

People living with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain have a new option for treatment in Durango, in the form of an old medication called ketamine. Dr. Dan Caplin opened...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

ALBANY, N.Y. – The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Cardiology and urology clinic opens in Durango

A cardiology and urology clinic opened Monday on Florida Road in Durango to offer specialty medical care in the area. San Juan Health Partners Specialty Services operated in Bayfield for 2½ years...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two hours outside per week improves well-being

A recent study in England found that spending two or more hours outside each week correlates with improved health and well-being. University of Exeter researchers analyzed data from 20,000 people...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections

Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause. Mystery illnesses like this kill thousands of...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Motorcyclist critically injured in Highway 3 crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured Friday night in the 900 block of Colorado Highway 3, south of downtown Durango. Durango resident Wilford Albo, 45, was traveling north on a white 2007...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

CHICAGO – Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

CHICAGO – New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention....

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. measles count surpasses 1,000

NEW YORK – Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The “secret shoppers” were denied appointments much of...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

E-cigarette flavorings may pose heart risk, study suggests

WASHINGTON – E-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can’t kick the...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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