Former nurse trains dogs to detect low blood sugar

Lacy, a 7-year-old St. Bernard, can sniff out when her master, Cherie Hughes, needs to eat. The dog will first stick out her tongue when she detects low blood sugar, Hughes said. The signals...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High warns parents, students about mono case

Animas High School is warning students and parents of a case of mononucleosis at the school. The school found out about the case among the student body Tuesday and plans to take preventive steps,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court-ordered drug offenders being sent out of area for inpatient care

All La Plata County drug court participants must now travel outside the area for inpatient treatment after the closure of residential treatment services in Ignacio. Most drug court participants...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

Mercy Regional Medical Center is aiming to reduce the number of broken bones osteoporosis patients suffer as the population ages. The National Orthopedic Association describes the 2 million...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

ANAHEIM, Calif. – New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango woman aims to improve cancer diagnosis in Uganda

Durangoan Nichole Baker is helping to bring better and earlier disease diagnosis, particularly for cancer patients, to Uganda, a country with only 18 pathologists. While training pathology...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Herbalist provides free mobile clinic to the less fortunate

Clifton has lived in a tent west of Durango for about nine months. He suffers from chronic back pain, especially when hiking up and down mountains to access his campsite. He smokes cannabis to help...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

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. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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

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

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

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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