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 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

Dangers of diabetes can be reduced with help, action

In 2014, 29.1 million Americans were estimated to be living with diabetes. Of these, an estimated 8.1 million persons were unaware that they had the disease. The total estimated cost of diagnosed...

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

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 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

Getting the most from your doctor's appointment

In today’s managed care environment, the time you spend with your physician is your best opportunity to discuss your medical problem and concerns. To get the most quality time you deserve with your...

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

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 | COLUMN: 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. 7, 2014 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

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