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Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats

LONDON – Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment rallied Sunday, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook

ALBUQUERQUE – Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These insights are from curanderismo –...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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ERs see uptick in severe vomiting from too much marijuana

DENVER – As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, emergency room physicians in Colorado warn their colleagues around the country to be on the lookout for an illness that strikes...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rural New Mexico exports mentoring model for physicians

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – The heart of an unborn child beat strong and steady through an amplified monitor, as physician Leslie Hayes examined a pregnant 40-year-old who recently was weaned from heroin with...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Naturopathic doctor draws cancer patients from across the country

After Michael Horstkamp was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer about a year ago, he sought treatment to supplement his chemotherapy. His journey lead from a hospital near his home in Maryland to...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mercy to offer free class to those with prediabetes

Anyone identified as having prediabetes is invited to attend a free class by Sheena Carswell, who is a clinical nurse specialist and is board-certified in advanced diabetes management , and Marge...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drug and alcohol addiction treatment center approved on Goeglein

Residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment may become more available, after the Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved the Durango Recovery Center plans for the final time Tuesday....

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Study shows increased exposure to marijuana by Colorado children

She kept the marijuana cookies in the freezer. Not because the edibles were better chilled, but because the ice box was supposed to be too tough a nut for her children to crack. The Denver woman’s...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Doctor’s suspension has substance-abuse patients struggling

One medical facility is already feeling the fallout from the suspension, announced Tuesday, of a Durango doctor’s medical license. Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services fielded multiple...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango doctor’s license suspended over medical marijuana

Dr. Deborah Parr, a psychiatrist who practices in Durango, had her medical license suspended Tuesday in connection with her recommendations regarding medical use of marijuana. Parr is one of four...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Icy sauna in Durango touted for pain relief

Surrounded by swirling nitrogen vapor at negative 200 degrees, the cold in a cryosauna can overwhelm the senses. But some who have tried it say the relief cryotherapy provides from chronic pain is...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drug, alcohol residential treatment center proposed on Goeglein Gulch Road

A new residential treatment center for drugs and alcohol may open near Goeglein Gulch Road, in a former hostel. Remodeling on the proposed Durango Recovery Center started Monday, and when complete...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News