Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now, doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Will La Plata, Archuleta counties see a fourth COVID-19 wave?

Colorado health officials say the state is in its fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, and La Plata and Archuleta counties could follow the same trajectory. Statewide, coronavirus cases and...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immune-boosting drug may help before lung cancer surgery

A drug that helps the immune system fight cancer gave dramatic results when used with chemotherapy before surgery in patients with operable lung tumors, doctors report. One out of 4 patients given...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

NEW YORK – The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic – the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Death...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Pine River Shares targets rural residents with vaccination clinic

Pine River Shares in Bayfield brought COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach communities in La Plata County last week as part of the state’s Vaccines for All plan. The nonprofit, which takes a...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in more than a decade for children

U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in more than a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The Food and Drug Administration late Friday...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK – Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 pushed total U.S. deaths beyond 3.3 million last year

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed total U.S. deaths last year beyond 3.3 million, the nation’s highest annual death toll, the government reported Wednesday. The coronavirus caused approximately 375,000...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Man’s Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence that...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 vaccine found highly effective in real-world U.S. study

NEW YORK – The U.S. government’s first look at the real-world use of COVID-19 vaccines found their effectiveness was nearly as robust as it was in controlled studies. The two vaccines available...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Shots in little arms: COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

The 9-year-old twins didn’t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine – and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot. “Sparkles make everything better,” declared Marisol...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

A ‘remarkable’ flu season: It nearly disappeared

To the relief of medical and public health professionals, there has been a key absence in the health scene this winter: the seasonal flu. Heading into Colorado’s 2020-21 flu season, health...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

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