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Update: Cyclist who died of heart attack south of Cortez is identified

Cyclist found unresponsive on Road G; cause of death listed as heart attack

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronav...

It’s flu vaccine time, even if you’ve had your COVID shots

Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot. Flu cases have dropped to historically low levels during the pandemic. The U.S. ...

Study highlights difficulty of stopping antidepressants

A study of British patients with a long history of depression highlights how difficult it can be to stop medication, even for those who feel well enough to try. Slightly more than half the p...

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did – about 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning th...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon – a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngs...

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

NEW YORK – A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers. Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but the new work su...

Durango woman reboots immune system with $60,000 and a trip to Mexico

Multiple sclerosis patients seek stem cell transplantation treatment

Animas Surgical Hospital to host community talk about common shoulder, wrist injuries

Animas Surgical Hospital will host a free community lecture about common shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, Sept. 16 online or at the hospital, 575 Rivergate La...

CDC finds unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die of COVID

New U.S. studies released Friday show the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious delta variant swept the country. One study...

TOPS to host open house

Durango Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will host an open house from 9 to10 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 8 at Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. All past, present and prospect...

San Juan Regional offers monoclonal antibody infusions for treatment of COVID-19

San Juan Regional Medical Center offers monoclonal antibody infusions for non-hospitalized patients with confirmed mild to moderate coronavirus infection within 10 days of the onset of sympt...
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