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Being thankful: A cure for ‘cancer of the soul’

Being thankful: A cure for ‘cancer of the soul’

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are left with the remnants of turkey and “Black Friday,” among other things. I have to admit that this has never been…

Social Security: Dark of winter can look brighter

By Nicole Tiggemann Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Special to The SUN According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter arrives at 6:12 a.m. eastern standard time on Dec. 21. For…

Added services at hospital in new year

The Pagosa Springs Medical Center will once again kick off a new year by expanding the services it offers to patients. In 2013, PSMC will add both orthopedics and women’s…

Selecting key health concerns in the community

By Jane Looney Special to The SUN San Juan Basin Health invites community members to the next step in creating a Public Health Improvement Plan for Archuleta County by participating…

Grief support group for adults, help through the holidays

A grief support group for adults who have experienced a loss due to death will be held until the middle of January. This group is designed to assist grievers through…

Carol Otis named American Cancer Society Hero of Hope

By Susan Williams Special to The SUN The Great West Division of the American Cancer Society has selected Carol Otis of Pagosa Springs as a 2012-2013 Hero of Hope. As…

What does not kill you makes you … what?

I have been thinking about the saying, “What does not kill you makes you stronger,” and I am not sure that is always true. I recently read something written on…

Magic glasses, no more conundrums

Isn’t “conundrums” a great word? It thunders on your tongue if you say it slow — con-un-drums — and it is a great word for describing our lives these days;…

Finding summer magic … all year round

Trying to remember life before cancer is like looking at a bare tree in the dead of winter and trying to imagine it in the blaze of fall. Cancer is…

There’s help … and then, there’s help

Today, I am feeling amazed at the dramatic lifestyle changes required to cope with this type of drastic but often lifesaving surgery. The long recovery time is surprising — I…