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Doctors: 11-month-old Denver boy's death likely related to marijuana
Doctors: 11-month-old Denver boy's death likely related to marijuana

By: - 0 10 hr ago

An 11-month-old Colorado boy’s death from a heart condition was likely related to ingestion of marijuana, two Denver doctors have concluded, but the...

Health insurance sign-ups through Colorado's exchange on the rise
Health insurance sign-ups through Colorado's exchange on the rise

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Yesterday

Health insurance enrollments through Colorado's exchange are outpacing last year's sign-up rate by 33 percent, mirroring a national trend of strong...

In a first, scientists edit genes inside a man's body to try to cure a disease. What's next?
In a first, scientists edit genes inside a man's body to try to cure a disease. What's next?

By: - 0 Yesterday

Scientists have attempted to cure a patient with a rare genetic disorder by rewriting the DNA inside his body, in a first-of-its-kind therapy they hope...

New medical office campus planned for Colorado Springs' northeast side
New medical office campus planned for Colorado Springs' northeast side

By: Rich Laden - 0 Yesterday

A 50,000-square-foot medical office building is planned for Colorado Springs' northeast side, where developers expect soaring demand for space by...

Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance is here, even with much confusion
Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance is here, even with much confusion

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Despite months of rancor on Capitol Hill and President Donald Trump's own declaration that Obamacare is "dead" and "gone," the Affordable Care Act...

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients
US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Nov. 14, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Don't eat your placenta, researchers warn
Don't eat your placenta, researchers warn

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

More than 200 millennia of human civilization and two centuries of modern medicine have brought us to this recent heavy-handed admonition by scientific...

Nearly half of U.S. adults will have high blood pressure under new guidelines
Nearly half of U.S. adults will have high blood pressure under new guidelines

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Leading heart health experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults...

Women less likely to get CPR from bystanders, study suggests
Women less likely to get CPR from bystanders, study suggests

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think...

Colorado Springs medical practice could be on the block after DaVita absorbs huge losses
Colorado Springs medical practice could be on the block after DaVita absorbs huge losses

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Denver-based kidney care giant DaVita Inc. is looking at selling all or some of the medical practices it has acquired during the past few years,...

AROUND TOWN: Paralyzed Olympian Amy Van Dyken knows there's a reason she survived
AROUND TOWN: Paralyzed Olympian Amy Van Dyken knows there's a reason she survived

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Amy Van Dyken knows how lucky she is that she had great insurance. That was something the delightfully funny, multiple gold-medal-winning, Olympic...

Aaron Hernandez suffered from most severe CTE ever found in a person his age
Aaron Hernandez suffered from most severe CTE ever found in a person his age

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez suffered the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age, damage that would have...

Live Well: 13 books that could help change your outlook on life
Live Well: 13 books that could help change your outlook on life

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

Some books nourish your heart, mind and soul, and they seem to find you right when you need them most. Between the thin pages rest ideas,...

Study finds over-the-counter pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients
Study finds over-the-counter pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

CHICAGO — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Nov. 7, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Study ties pesticides in food to reduced fertility in women
Study ties pesticides in food to reduced fertility in women

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 4, 2017

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy pregnancy diet, providing vitamins and fiber. Yet some might also come with pesticide...

9-year-old with terminal cancer asks for cards to celebrate last Christmas
9-year-old with terminal cancer asks for cards to celebrate last Christmas

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 4, 2017

A boy and his family are wishing for cards from people around the world in honor of his favorite holiday of Christmas. Jacob Thompson, 9, is fighting...

Burritos sold at Colorado King Soopers stores recalled amid Listeria concerns
Burritos sold at Colorado King Soopers stores recalled amid Listeria concerns

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Concerns over Listeria prompted a recall of frozen burritos sold in Colorado. Chelsea Food Services, doing business as Journey Cuisine, a Denver...

Colorado Springs-area nursing homes listed among best in the U.S.
Colorado Springs-area nursing homes listed among best in the U.S.

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Eight Colorado Springs-area nursing homes are among nearly 2,300 facilities nationwide ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report,...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Oct. 31, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Autumn is best time to enjoy nutritious apples
Autumn is best time to enjoy nutritious apples

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Back in the day, Halloween parties would not be complete without a tub full of water and red apples for bobbing - grabbing an apple out of the tub with...

It will be a tale of 2 countries as open enrollment begins 

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 30, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Trump administration's efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act have health care advocates and insurers concerned that the...

She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child away
She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child away

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Jessica Allen was already the mother of two boys when she decided to become a surrogate. The pay she would receive to carry another woman’s child to...

Teal pumpkins a welcome sight to Colorado Springs trick-or-treaters with allergies
Teal pumpkins a welcome sight to Colorado Springs trick-or-treaters with allergies

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Halloween isn't so fun when a sliver of peanut can land a child in the emergency room with anaphylaxis. That can be the frightening outcome of the...

Total health includes mind, body and spirit

Wed, Nov 1, 2017 - 12:01 PM 0

“We are in this together.” These words are resounding throughout Colorado Springs this month in honor of mental health awareness. Kaiser...

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Real Talk: Breastfeeding

Fri, Sep 1, 2017 - 11:28 AM 0

From newbies to pros, all moms fortunate enough to be able to breastfeed have nearly identical questions about the benefits of breastfeeding...

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