April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Health

Caught: A cold, not fish

The plan for a long weekend of fishing below Wolf Creek Dam from April 21 through 23 did not include the onset of dogwood winter (or at least all we’re going to see of one) nor the 2+ inches of rain that decided to start falling about two hours More...

Stretching helps ease spinal stenosis pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife suffered from spinal stenosis. She had a cortisone shot, which helped for 90 days. She had regular physical therapy meetings. She was in constant pain, but insisted on playing tennis (against her doctor’s wishes).  More...

Overcoming opioids: The quest for less addictive pain medicine

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen.  More...

Poll: Most feel pot safer than using pills for pain, but not for kids or moms-to-be

DENVER  Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/ Marist poll.  More...

What Are You Really Eating?

Before you toss that box of cereal into your grocery cart, take a moment to read the nutrition facts located on the side of the package. More...