Health

The Six Steps of Inpatient Addiction Treatment
Jun15

The Six Steps of Inpatient Addiction Treatment

The Six Steps of Inpatient Addiction Treatment A 30-day inpatient treatment program generally offers a multidisciplinary treatment approach to combating addiction; however, each center varies in the types of therapies offered. Knowing what’s involved in addiction treatment can go a long way towards addressing any concerns someone may have when considering their next step towards recovery. Here we break down the stages of...

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Addiction Treatment Aftercare Programs
Jun15

Addiction Treatment Aftercare Programs

What Types Of Aftercare Programs Are Available Following Addiction Treatment? When someone has completed addiction treatment in a rehab center, they can sometimes feel daunted by the prospect of returning home. In the majority of cases, an aftercare program is devised for their specific needs to provide continued support after rehab. Here we take a look at the types of aftercare programs available: Individual and Group Counseling When...

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Preventing A Relapse After Addiction Treatment
Jun15

Preventing A Relapse After Addiction Treatment

Planning is the best prescription for sustainable recovery. Prescription drug abuse treatment is only the first step in a very long recovery process. Once a person leaves rehab, they must put the lessons they’ve learned into action and continue to do what needs to be done for them to move forward. It takes work to maintain sobriety, that is why prescription drug addiction treatment centers offer long-term resources that can be...

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Solar Barn Raising Cuts Costs
Jun15

Solar Barn Raising Cuts Costs

John Lyle started the Solar Barn Raising project to help more homeowners build solar power systems for their homes.

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8 Superfoods You Should Be Eating Now
Jun05

8 Superfoods You Should Be Eating Now

The latest thinking on nutritional powerhouses that make you healthier after 50 Article by Hallie Levine / AARP.org If you’re old enough to remember when oat bran and spinach earned all the nutrition gold stars, experts say it could be especially important that you check out today’s short list of tastier superfoods. “Food is really medicine, especially as you get older and are concerned about staying at a healthy weight...

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HEALTHY LIVING: You’re Not Fat, It’s Lymphedema
Jun01

HEALTHY LIVING: You’re Not Fat, It’s Lymphedema

Learn how a San Juan Regional Medical Center clinic treats the serious buildup of lymph fluids in your body.

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Sunscreen: Six ingredients to avoid this summer
May26

Sunscreen: Six ingredients to avoid this summer

What’s in Your Sunscreen: Six Ingredients to Avoid This Summer Article courtesy of Dr. Amy Myer’s MD As we head into a holiday weekend and the peak of summer, you’re bound to be stocking up on sunscreen to protect your family during long days at the lake or by the pool. However, the sunscreen that you’re about to buy and slather on yourself and your children likely contains harmful and toxic chemicals that might actually cause...

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HEALTHY LIVING: Keep a List of Medications Handy
May11

HEALTHY LIVING: Keep a List of Medications Handy

You may know what medications you take each day, but what if you’re incapacitated and can’t tell the doctor? San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Chief of Medicine explains why you should keep a list handy.

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Importance of Vitamin D Levels
May08

Importance of Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D3 helps to repair the cardiovascular system, new study reveals Article by: Dena Schmidt, staff writer in Nutrition News, Reverse Heart Disease We’ve been hearing more and more about the value and importance of getting enough vitamin D, specifically vitamin D3. Simply put, optimal levels of vitamin D3 are crucial to the health of the immune system, brain functioning, bone health and avoiding dementia. In addition, a new study...

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HEALTHY LIVING: Top 3 Questions about Chiropractic
May04

HEALTHY LIVING: Top 3 Questions about Chiropractic

What is the popping sound that can happen during chiropractic treatment? Is it painful, and do you have to keep returning for more care? Trapper Niccum with Thrive Chiropractic Studio sets the record straight on this installment of Healthy Living.

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Thursday Senior Bike Ride
May04

Thursday Senior Bike Ride

The Durango Touring Society is teaming up with members of Seniors Outdoors to join them on their weekly ride through the Animas Valley. If you’re over the hill or would just like to ride over a hill (or two) at a comfortable pace (no drop group ride), meet at Santa Rita Park each Thursday through the summer. Ride leaves at 9 am. Coffee and pastry stop at PJ’s, Dalton Ranch. For information call Jim Newman 884-7717....

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Durango Farmers Market Opens May 12
May04

Durango Farmers Market Opens May 12

Expect more vendors and a greater variety of goods at this year’s Farmers Market.

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May – Stroke Awareness Month
May01

May – Stroke Awareness Month

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is the first step to ensuring medical help is received immediately. For each minute a stroke goes untreated and blood flow to the brain continues to be blocked, a person loses about 1.9 million neurons. This could mean that a person’s speech, movement, memory, and so much more can be affected. FAST is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms...

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Large scale study regarding cell phone radiation and cancer
Apr20

Large scale study regarding cell phone radiation and cancer

Brain cancer strongly linked to cell phone radiation in brand-new, large-scale study Even if the wireless industry would like you to ignore this truth: it looks like very little cell phone use – per month – can cause a big increase in the risk of brain cancer. An astounding 95 out of 100 adult Americans currently own cell phones, a testament to the nation’s near-universal embrace of a mode of communication that – as recently as 25...

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Earth Day Festival
Apr13

Earth Day Festival

Join Durango Nature Studies and many other community partners for our 9th annual Earth Day Festival. In addition to an array of booths which will showcase the important work of many regional nonprofit organizations, we will have a number of fun activities, including our traditional 5k and Family Fun Run. The race will start and end at Rotary Park. Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Place: Rotary Park 1565 East Second Ave., Durango CO 81301...

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HEALTHY LIVING: A Better Breakfast
Apr12

HEALTHY LIVING: A Better Breakfast

In her next two Healthy Living segments, Ashley Lucas puts smarter eating principles into action with simple ideas for meals and snacks. In this installment, learn what kind of breakfast will give you early-morning energy without a sugar crash later in the day.

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HEALTHY LIVING: What Does a Chiropractor Do?
Mar29

HEALTHY LIVING: What Does a Chiropractor Do?

Your heart, lungs and other organs rely on steady contact with the brain in order to function properly. Likewise, many ailments that affect different parts of the body can actually be traced to interference with this connection. Trapper Niccum explains how chiropractic treatment can help in this edition of Healthy Living.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Menu Suggestions for Kids
Mar16

HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Menu Suggestions for Kids

Need some healthy menu tips for picky eaters? Ashley Lucas offers some suggestions in this edition of Healthy Living.

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Plastic particles found in bottled water
Mar16

Plastic particles found in bottled water

Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic. Article from BBC.com by David Shukman, Science editor. In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Research led by journalism organisation Orb Media discovered an average of 10 plastic particles per litre, each larger than the width of a human hair. Companies whose...

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Potentially Toxic Levels Of Lead And Other Metals Found In E-Cigarette Vapor
Feb27

Potentially Toxic Levels Of Lead And Other Metals Found In E-Cigarette Vapor

The next time you inhale the vapor of an e-cigarette, consider this: there may be toxic levels of metals — including lead — that could be leaking from the heating coils of your device. Post from Forbes.com by Robert Glatter This is the finding of a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, published yesterday in Environmental Health Perspectives. While the study is small—evaluating...

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