Children and winter colds: Practical tips for parents

We’re having a mild winter and — so far — a mild flu season, but the common cold makes its rounds every year and can be especially hard on small children, and their parents. Explaining to a four...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

Eye corrections help people look toward old age

If you’re over 40 and finding yourself holding newspapers, books, and magazines farther and farther away from your face with each passing year in order to read the fine print, you’re in the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

Small changes can ensure a safe and healthy holiday season

The holiday season is officially in full swing, and that means family, friends, food, and fun. This time of year can also mean added stress, exhaustion, and weight gain. With a little advance...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

Many people suffer painful broken bones

For little kids, broken bones are often seen as something of a rite of passage. Picking the perfect color cast and showing it off at school is all fun and games when you’re 8 years old — after the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

Click your way to better health

According to a report published earlier this year by the Pew Internet Project, 80 percent of Internet users have searched for health information online. Looking up health-related topics is the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

Vaccinations can keep flu season at bay

The days are long and hot, kids are just beginning to return to school, farmers and ranchers are still irrigating, and winter seems like a long way off. But infectious disease experts are already...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

People can bounce back from injury

We like to think it will never happen to us. We fancy ourselves as being good drivers, careful when climbing a ladder, alert when using power tools, possessing the good sense not to pet unfamiliar...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

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