Health Briefs

Volunteers needed for exercise study

Women volunteers are being requested for a study on the effects of an interval exercise plan on waist size, blood pressure, blood glucose and triglycerides.

Veniece Fagerlin, a certified personal trainer and exercise science and exercise physiology major at Fort Lewis College, will perform this exercise research study.

Women between 45 and 60 are eligible for the study if they are a nonsmoker; not diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease or diabetes type I or II; and are sedentary and spend less than one hour per week exercising. The study will begin in January.

The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Baseline testing will be held Jan. 12, and the exercise portion will begin Jan. 14 and last six weeks.

To volunteer or for more information, call Fagerlin at 749-8436 or email

Free acupuncture available to veterans

The Durango Acupuncture Alliance, a group of independent, professionally licensed and nationally certified acupuncturists, will offer a donation-based veterans clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1550 Main Ave.

This free clinic will be open to veterans, active duty military and their families.

For more information, visit

Free adrenal gland exams to be offered Friday

Nancy Utter of Durango Natural Medicine will offer free exams to assess the health of adrenal glands from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday .

The adrenal glands manage the fight-or-flight response and are significantly affected by stress.

To reserve a spot, call 247-0737.

Herald Staff

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