Health

Is Vaping a Safe Sub for Smoking Tobacco?
Dec22

Is Vaping a Safe Sub for Smoking Tobacco?

Our Animas High School Intern explore whether vaping is a safe substitute for smoking cigarettes, especially in light of the recent vaping-related deaths. Lern what he discovered.

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Hold the Sun’s Warmth in Your Hands
Dec08

Hold the Sun’s Warmth in Your Hands

A Durango woman with Raynaud’s Syndrome was looking for a way to keep her fingers warm during outdoor, cold-weather activities. She and her partner have created a unique solution.

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Zero-Gravity Treadmill Shortens Recovery
Nov24

Zero-Gravity Treadmill Shortens Recovery

Physical therapists with Mercy Sports Medicine are using NASA technology to rehabilitate patients with leg injuries more quickly by creating (an almost) zero-gravity environment for exercise. _

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Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread
Nov10

Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread

A Durango man who was looking for a healthy alternative to dairy products for his daily calcium intake couldn’t find what he wanted, so he created his own concoction out of four simple ingredients.

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Alliance Forms to Lower Health Care Costs
Nov10

Alliance Forms to Lower Health Care Costs

Local-First in Durango is spearheading an effort to form a local health-care alliance to negotiate lower medical fees and lower health-insurance premiums for its members. Learn how the alliance is drawing upon the lessons from agricultural cooperatives.

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Feeling the Pressure with Oxygen Therapy
Nov01

Feeling the Pressure with Oxygen Therapy

A Durango hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinic treats brain trauma, fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic depression, stroke, and many other health issues. Users say it makes a difference in their quality of life.

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Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD
Oct12

Here’s How Long It Takes to Feel the Effects of CBD

CBD oil is the top trendy ingredient on the market right now. It’s so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD are projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024. In case you’re wondering what is CBD, exactly?, here’s a quick refresher: CBD is a naturally occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants. There’s no THC in it, which means it can’t get you high, no matter how much you take....

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10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About
Oct12

10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About

Every year, weed gets higher … in THC, that is. Throughout our shared history with the cannabis plant, we’ve slowly bred the plant to produce more of its primary intoxicating and psychoactive cannabinoid, with THC percentages of some plants now reaching the mid-30s. Though the cannabis plant contains myriad cannabinoids, with more than 100 cannabinoids identified in the plant to date, it’s still tetrahydrocannabinol that...

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Healthy Living: How to Treat Dry Eye
Sep29

Healthy Living: How to Treat Dry Eye

If you’re using artificial tears, you may want to check with your ophthalmologist for other diagnoses and treatment options for your dry-eye syndrome.

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Healthy Living: Importance of Vaccinations
Sep12

Healthy Living: Importance of Vaccinations

San Juan Health Partners Pediatrics talks about the importance of vaccinating your students against measles and other communicable diseases to protect them and the community.

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Neurosurgeons Join Durango Clinic
Sep06

Neurosurgeons Join Durango Clinic

The only neurosurgeons in the Four Corners will now offer pre- and post-operative care out of the new San Juan Health Partners Clinic in Durango. Find out more.

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Healthy Living: Wear Eye Protection
Aug29

Healthy Living: Wear Eye Protection

When you work on projects that could damage your eyes, you know you should wear eye protection. However, you may be surprised how many everyday activities also warrant eye protection.

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The Cell Phone Radiation Scandal: Top Brands are Lying About Safety
Aug26

The Cell Phone Radiation Scandal: Top Brands are Lying About Safety

As the controversy over 5G networks and cell phone radiation continues, it turns out that manufacturers aren’t playing fair. In a groundbreaking expose by the Chicago Tribune, popular phones by Apple, Samsung, and Motorola were found to produce radiation that exceeds federal limits. The new data has forced the FCC to investigate – and could be a major blow to the industry. The question has been asked about as long as mobile phones...

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Healthy Living: Children and Obesity
Aug23

Healthy Living: Children and Obesity

Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, encourages parents to reduce sugar in their children’s diets to prevent childhood obesity and future weight problems as adults.

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Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag
Aug23

Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag

The number of farms and acreage in crops has grown by more than 4 percent in La Plata County during the past five years, largely due to a growing demand for locally grown food.

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SJRMC Clinic Brings Local Touch to Care
Aug16

SJRMC Clinic Brings Local Touch to Care

San Juan Regional Medical Center has opened a new specialty-care clinic in Durango to bring a local touch to Southwest Colorado patients who need to see a cardiologist or urologist.

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Healthy Living: Menu Suggestions
Aug09

Healthy Living: Menu Suggestions

You do not have to starve yourself or stop eating well to lose weight. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, offers some meal suggestions to achieve a healthier you.

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Healthy Living: Healthy Eating for Kids
Jul26

Healthy Living: Healthy Eating for Kids

The same healthy eating habits that you adopt to lose weight can be incorporated into your child’s menu to prevent obesity.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Cornea Transplants
Jul19

HEALTHY LIVING: Cornea Transplants

If your cornea is injured in an accident or from disease, you may want to consider a transplant to improve your vision. The cornea is responsible for 65 to 75 percent of your eye’s focusing power.

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Healthy Living: Surviving Social Functions
Jul12

Healthy Living: Surviving Social Functions

Learn how to survive social functions without blowing your weight-loss goals with these tips from Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss.

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