Health

TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022
Nov22

TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION One of Durango’s most popular running races for close to 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal! The Turkey Trot features a 5 mile race and a 1 mile fun run. All of the proceeds go to great local charities. LOCATION Smith Sports Complex 1480 E 8th Ave Durango, 81301...

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Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits
Nov03

Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom, collected by honey bees and combined with the insects’ digestive enzymes. It’s a mixture of sticky pollen granules that can contain up to five million pollen spores each. It is one of my favorite natural health and survival foods and packs a powerful punch in each spoonful. Raved by many as a perfect superfood, bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most complete foods when it comes...

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Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?
Oct27

Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?

As summer ended and the United States headed into the fall and winter, doctors were worried Americans would see a “twindemic” — a situation in which both flu and COVID-19 spread at the same time. But experts told ABC News the country may now be facing the threat of a “tripledemic” as doctors see an early rise in other pediatric respiratory viruses, particularly respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. MORE: Flu...

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What is RSV?
Oct27

What is RSV?

  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a contagious virus that is usually mild, but can severely affect the lungs and respiratory airways in older adults While you may not have heard of it yet, RSV is not a new virus and may be more of a health concern than you think—even if you’re healthy. And if you’re aged 60 or older, you can get RSV. But don’t worry, by coming here you’ve taken a savvy first step toward learning...

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Olivia Newton-John’s final gift to the world: Late star’s research institute discovers a major breakthrough for pancreatic cancer treatment
Oct15

Olivia Newton-John’s final gift to the world: Late star’s research institute discovers a major breakthrough for pancreatic cancer treatment

The cancer research charity founded by the late Olivia Newton-John has made a significant discovery in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Professor Matthias Ernst, the director of the Melbourne-based ONJ Cancer Research Institute and head of La Trobe’s School of Cancer Medicine, led a study presenting a solution to the difficulties of treating one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. Professor Ernst cautioned the study was...

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Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango
Oct05

Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango

The Good Food Collective’s gleaning coordinators gathered about 630 pounds of apples from just two trees on Friday. Rachel Landis said apples are biennial crops, meaning they produce fruit in “massive quantities” – an estimated 2.3 million pounds during an average season in the Animas Valley watershed – every other year. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) 14th annual Apple Days Festival at farmers market scheduled for Oct. 8 Apple, peach,...

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23 Divine List of Healing Herbs in the Bible
Sep08

23 Divine List of Healing Herbs in the Bible

That fact that the Bible is the most sold book in the world is not a hoax because Bible is not only the collection of sacred manuscripts that captured the divine relationship between human and their God but Bible is also the source of knowledge. All kinds of knowledge you could find in the Bible, including knowledge about healing and the list of healing herbs in the Bible below will surprise you that even since ancient time those...

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WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19
Sep06

WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19

WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19 LOCALLY Monitoring of wastewater from the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility in Durango, has indicated that COVID-19 may be on the rise locally. COVID-19 genetic material can be detected in wastewater as early as four to seven days before positive tests and hospitalizations. Take precautions to protect yourself from contracting the virus. Free KN95 and surgical-grade masks are...

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WholeExpo
Sep06

WholeExpo

The Four Corners Showcase of Holistic & Ecological Products, Services & Seminars Weekend After Labor Day Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. La Plata County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Hall in Durango, Colorado Registration Fee: $5.00 – good for both days and covers admittance to the Expo and all basic seminars and workshops. Free for children 12 and under....

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An Alzheimer’s-Proof Brain: Ground-Breaking Case Provides Clues to Treatment and Prevention of Dementia
Sep01

An Alzheimer’s-Proof Brain: Ground-Breaking Case Provides Clues to Treatment and Prevention of Dementia

A mutation known as APOE3 Christchurch appears to have protected the woman. Due to a rare genetic mutation, Aliria Rosa Piedrahita de Villegas should have had Alzheimer’s disease in her 40s and passed away from it in her 60s. Her brain is now providing important information on the pathology of dementia and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease since she lived dementia-free into her 70s. The lady, from Medellin, Colombia, was a...

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3 things you can do to change your ugh-mindset
Sep01

3 things you can do to change your ugh-mindset

You are exactly 12-weeks away from the desire you’ve been yearning for – if you start now. You have a compulsion or few that keep stopping you. You have subconscious compulsions that stop you from moving forward. (Yes, you do. We all do.) They were installed in your childhood, your young adulthood. Some by well-meaning people who wanted to keep you safe. Some by manipulative people to keep you caged, cringing, waiting for...

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TBK BankThirsty 13 Half Marathon
Aug24

TBK BankThirsty 13 Half Marathon

Race Information     THE BASICS   Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 Start time: 8am   PARKING   We will have a parking coordinator stationed at the entrance to Ska Brewing who will direct you to the nearest lot with available space.   Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Turner Drive) Closets Plus (Turner Drive) La Plata Electric Association (Frontage Road/Stewart Street) Century Link (Sawyer Drive) San Juan...

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15 Proven Herbal Treatments for Diabetes That You Should Try
Aug10

15 Proven Herbal Treatments for Diabetes That You Should Try

  Herbs are considered to be one of the most effective and natural ways in effectively treating both type 1 as well as type 2 diabetes. If you are not into medication, herbs are the best alternative treatment for diabetes. The herbs mentioned in this post have medicinal properties which help in maintaining a stable level of blood glucose in diabetic patients. Let us look into the following 15 herbs which really help in the...

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Dr. Fauci on why the U.S. is ‘out of the pandemic phase’
Jul02

Dr. Fauci on why the U.S. is ‘out of the pandemic phase’

  Editor’s note: In speaking with The Washington Post after this interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci expanded on his remarks, saying that the U.S. was out of the “full-blown explosive pandemic phase,” but that the virus still posed a threat. “We’re really in a transitional phase, from a deceleration of the numbers into hopefully a more controlled phase and endemicity,” Fauci told the Post. TranscriptAudio As COVID...

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15 Genius Ways to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jun24

15 Genius Ways to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We all love a drizzle of finishing olive oil on omelets, meats, and other dishes, but it turns out that extra virgin olive oil has all sorts of other uses. Did you know that you can use it as shoe polish, or even as a quick way to treat diaper rash? Quality matters here. Make sure to find cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil that has not been heated or chemically refined. This processing can damage the delicate antioxidants that give...

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Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Jun14

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Abstract Purpose of Review We review the underlying mechanisms and potential benefits of intermittent fasting (IF) from animal models and recent clinical trials. Recent findings Numerous variations of IF exist, and study protocols vary greatly in their interpretations of this weight loss trend. Most human IF studies result in minimal weight loss and marginal improvements in metabolic biomarkers, though outcomes vary. Some animal...

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THE NARROW GAUGE 10 MILE RUN
May26

THE NARROW GAUGE 10 MILE RUN

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022 EVENT DESCRIPTION Since 1978 the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run has been one of Durango’s oldest Memorial Day traditions. The 10-mile course showcases the Fort Lewis College rim, the Animas River Trail and great views of Durango! Bring the family and enjoy the 10 mile or 5k run, FREE Kids Run, food, drink, awards and more on the campus of Fort Lewis College (Smith Fields). Proceeds benefit the Fort Lewis...

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COVID-19 Third Dose Vaccine Protection Against Hospitalization Wanes After 3 Months
Apr28

COVID-19 Third Dose Vaccine Protection Against Hospitalization Wanes After 3 Months

Kaiser Permanente finds the Pfizer COVID-19 third dose vaccine protection against hospitalization from omicron wanes after 3 months. A research study released on April 22, 2022, in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine shows that a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection, roughly 80% to 90%, in the first few months against hospital admissions and emergency department visits caused by the delta and omicron...

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Superfoods That Boost Energy
Apr10

Superfoods That Boost Energy

If you’ve ever eaten a giant bowl of cacio e pepe for lunch only to find yourself struggling to stay awake three hours later, you are not alone. “Refined carbs, like pasta and bread, cause an immediate spike in blood sugar, which leads to a rapid rise in insulin, and then a swift plunge in blood sugar. This blood sugar roller coaster causes fatigue and drowsiness,” says Jeffrey Morrison, M.D., a New York City-based physician and...

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What Fauci sees coming with the BA.2 coronavirus subvariant in the U.S.
Apr10

What Fauci sees coming with the BA.2 coronavirus subvariant in the U.S.

The U.S. could follow the trend of the United Kingdom and see a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the BA.2 subvariant of the coronavirus, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. The chief medical adviser to President Biden said that though cases are still trending down across the U.S., some states are seeing a rise. “I think without a doubt that we are going to see a turnaround as people get out more and into the inside venues without...

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