Health

Southwest Health celebrates Wound Healing Awareness Month

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month, and Southwest Health System’s director of rehabilitation services, Jodi Harris, offers some advice for wound care. “Keep your wound clean, covered and moist,”...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elderly may see drastic cuts in Medicaid, Medicare

Older Americans may be in for a rough ride if the changes Washington politicians are considering come to pass. Because good, explanatory journalism is in short supply and TV shouting matches don’t...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The Metabolic Approach to Cancer takes on disease with food

It’s been known for centuries that the food you eat affects your health. In today’s world, the incidence of cancer and chronic disease is at an all-time high and continues to rise. No one knows...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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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

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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 | COLUMN: Southwest health notes

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Colorado approves another round of pot research

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Tuesday announced $2.35 million in grant funding for marijuana-related research studies to address potential public health and safety...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Out-of-network ER docs may charge big bucks

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such surprises have surfaced as a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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The Valley Inn provides a soft landing

By Mac NeelyBy the end of this week I will probably be at home! But before I leave here, I would like to share some with you about the Valley Inn.I’m very appreciative – they have been very nice...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cigarette tax increase proposed for ballot

DENVER – Colorado voters this November could be faced with a ballot question asking them to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1.75 per pack. The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado announced its...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Abortion debate turns to single-payer health care

DENVER – As abortion supporters on Monday celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting access, fears swirled that a state ballot effort to implement a single-payer health care system could...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College raises goals for student health

Fort Lewis College wants to graduate students prepared for the workforce or graduate school – and it wants to send them off with healthier lifetime habits. The college signed a three-year...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Southwest Health pharmacist stresses antibiotics awareness

A local pharmacist has lent his knowledge to a statewide effort to educate medical professionals and members of the public about responsible antibiotic usage and stewardship. Marc Meyer is a...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living