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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans have leftover narcotics at home

Nearly 60 percent of Americans have leftover narcotics in their homes, and 20 percent have shared those with another person, according to a survey published Monday that provides more evidence of...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

A walk outdoors can ease stress of cancer

A new program in Durango offers a chance for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers to experience the outdoors through walking and hiking. Blueprints of Hope , a local nonprofit, recently...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Colorado man with Parkinsons’s pushes for right-to-die law

DENVER – Lance Wright is a meticulous planner: He has a line ready for when his hands shake during work presentations, and for his life’s final days, an audacious plan to let people with incurable...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County faces health challenges, professionals report

Residents of Montezuma County have a lot of health care options, but there are serious challenges and gaps in care coverage in the area as well. That was the message at a recent health forum put on...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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