Health and Help

Seminar to offer tips on preventing, living with diabetes

Aug 7, 2014

An upcoming seminar aims to educate people about the dangers of diabetes...

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Blog: Workshops aim to better prepare job fair participants

Aug 6, 2014

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center wants people to be as prepared as...

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Blog: Hillside Community Center plans event offering free food, backpacks, health care exams

Aug 6, 2014

A free upcoming event aims to connect families in need with services...

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Public hearing planned to get comment on new housing plan

Jul 30, 2014

A public hearing will soon be held on the housing and community...

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Catholic Charities names new interim chief executive

Jul 30, 2014

One of the top executives of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has...

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St. Francis Medical Center gets Level III trauma designation

Jul 24, 2014

St. Francis Medical Center has moved up a notch in its ability to treat...

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El Paso County not planning to house immigrant children

Jul 18, 2014

Unlike elsewhere in the state, El Paso County officials have...

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Four people treated for plague in Colorado

Jul 18, 2014

An outbreak of plague appears to have been contained after four people...

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Expo aimed at helping people with disabilities

Jul 15, 2014

An upcoming expo aims to help people with disabilities live more...

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Marian House seeks beef donations

Jul 14, 2014

The Marian House soup kitchen is asking for help stocking its freezer...

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Teen hosts public ride benefitting Children’s Hospital Colorado

Jul 11, 2014

A teenager with cystic fibrosis is hosting a public training ride on...

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El Paso County Public Health interim director named

Jun 30, 2014

El Paso County Public Health’s deputy director will lead the agency...

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Collins' views on homelessness prompt response from fellow council member

Jun 24, 2014

Helen Collins idea for addressing homelessness across Colorado Springs:...

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Meetings to unveil initial results of affordable housing study

May 27, 2014

Two meetings will be held Wednesday to announce the preliminary findings...

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Traffic near Memorial Hospital Central to be altered while crews replace boilers

May 15, 2014

People traveling new Memorial Hospital Central over the next few days...

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Greccio adds 54 units with acquisition of Santa Fe Apartments

May 12, 2014

Greccio Housing purchased the Santa Fe Apartments in a deal that will...

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Department of Human Services office in Fountain moving

May 5, 2014

The El Paso County Department of Human Services’ office in Fountain will...

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Springs Rescue Mission program recognized by governor's office

Mar 25, 2014

A transitional housing program overseen by the Springs Rescue Mission...

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PERA decides against signing off on Colorado Springs' appeal

Mar 18, 2014

A bid by Colorado Springs’ attorneys to continue its fight against the...

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Childhood obesity, doctor shortage highlighted in foundation listening session

Mar 17, 2014

Childhood obesity and a shortage in physicians, nurses and psychiatrists...

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Outgoing Homeward Pikes Peak leader to open addiction recovery center

Mar 13, 2014

Homeward Pikes Peak’s outgoing chief will soon focus less on combating...

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Possible health insurance plan extensions worry Colorado exchange officials

Mar 12, 2014

The head of Colorado’s health insurance exchange voiced concern this...

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PERA faces deadline to make move in Memorial pension dispute

Mar 6, 2014

The next move in the high-stakes dispute over Memorial Hospital pension...

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Healthgrades again ranks Penrose-St. Francis in top 50

Feb 26, 2014

HealthGrades once again named Penrose-St. Francis to its list of 50-best...

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Colorado Springs Health Foundation works on vision for future

Feb 25, 2014

The people overseeing a foundation established through Memorial...

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Updated Yellow Book for seniors hits shelves

Feb 24, 2014

An updated booklet aimed at helping seniors across the Pikes Peak region...

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Medical students at UCCS could train across El Paso County

Feb 20, 2014

Memorial Hospital may not be the only place in the Pikes Peak region...

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Free legal clinic planned for Saturday at Marian House

Feb 20, 2014

An upcoming event aims to offer free legal advice to people struggling...

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Event in Colorado Springs aims to help people purchase health insurance

Feb 20, 2014

People who have yet to purchase health insurance for 2014 might be able...

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Greccio Housing and Family Life Services forge partnership

Feb 14, 2014

Family Life Services and Greccio Housing have partnered to serve single...

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Upcoming "Project Connect" aims to help region's homeless get off the streets

Feb 13, 2014

Bob Holmes doesn’t want nonprofits giving out any sleeping bags,...

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KPC Respite Center opens to general public

Feb 12, 2014

A program that aims to prevent child abuse and neglect by offering...

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Health insurance exchange to offer enrollment help in Colorado Springs

Feb 10, 2014

An upcoming event aims to help people who are confused about how to...

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Pikes Peak United Way, college students offer free tax consultations

Feb 6, 2014

El Paso County residents received $103 million last spring through a...

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Dozens flock to Springs Rescue Mission's cold-weather day shelter

Feb 5, 2014

The Springs Rescue Mission’s cold weather day shelter has been busy...

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Salvation Army county coordinator settles into post

Sep 4, 2013

The highlight of Richard Larson’s first day in Colorado Springs came in...

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Red Cross offers emergency preparedness workshop

Sep 4, 2013

A free workshop aims to help people across the Pikes Peak region prepare...

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Welcome to the Health and Help blog

Sep 4, 2013

Hello, all. Welcome to the Health & Help blog, the place where you...

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Colorado health department announces flu app

Sep 4, 2013

A new app aims to encourage Coloradans’ Tweeps and Facebook...

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Jakob Rodgers joined The Gazette in April 2010, affording him the chance to work for his hometown newspaper. He spent time on the crime and military beats before reporting on the public safety net -- a wide-ranging beat encompassing social services, public health and nonprofit organizations. Follow him on Twitter at @jakobrodgers. Have a tip or a story idea? Send him an email at jakob.rodgers@gazette.com.

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