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Breast cancer deaths decline with early diagnosis

Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In fact, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime....

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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Catch prostate cancer early, and get the best treatment

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. This month serves to increase our awareness of the importance of prostate health and to help men who are living with the disease have a better...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

Back to school health and safety tips

Now that our community’s children are back in school, here are some tips to ensure that they stay healthy both in and out of the classroom throughout the year. First, two tips for everyone, whether...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

How to get started on choosing a health-care provider

There are many options from which to choose when it comes to medical care – primary care physicians, specialists, and nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work in conjunction with...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

Play your cards right, and be healthy in old age

Why is that some people ease into their older years with relative ease, while others struggle with a chronic illness or an annoying array of medical problems? According to Cortez internal medicine...

DATE: July 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

Preventing, recognizing and treating skin cancer

We’re fortunate to live in an area that has many more clear days than cloudy ones. The bright, beautiful weather is one thing that draws people to live in the Four Corners, and anyone who has ever...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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Feet deserve your attention, too

You can’t pick up a magazine, turn on the television, or go online without seeing something about keeping your heart healthy, your brain active, your gastrointestinal system functioning smoothly,...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

Common workplace injuries and common sense

By Karen Childress Getting hurt anywhere is a pain – literally – but when it happens in the workplace an injury can be disruptive not only to the person who suffers the misfortune, but also to the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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Prevention helps children avoid sports injuries

School is back in session and children are back on the playgrounds and sports fields. They’re having fun, learning teamwork and getting exercise. And some of them will suffer injuries. “Kids are...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

Living with seasonal allergies

Spring has officially sprung, and here in the Four Corners that means breezy days and trees and grasses coming back to life after being dormant through the winter. This combination results in...

DATE: April 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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Patient safety is hot topic in healthcare

Ensuring safe care for patients who require care in the hospital setting has always been an important issue for healthcare providers and institutions, but it has become a front-and-center topic of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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Keep children healthy this winter season

Flu season is off to an earlier than usual start this year with large numbers of cases being reported around the country. The flu is not prevalent in unusually high numbers in Montezuma County, but...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest health notes

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