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Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill
Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

By: - 0 3 hr ago

WASHINGTON — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the...

McCain says he will vote no on GOP health-care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort
McCain says he will vote no on GOP health-care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort

By: - 0 18 hr ago

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain announced his opposition Friday to the latest health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders.

Jimmy Kimmel tweets his thanks to McCain for rejecting latest Republican health bill
Jimmy Kimmel tweets his thanks to McCain for rejecting latest Republican health bill

By: - 0 Yesterday

PORTLAND, Maine — Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is thanking Arizona Sen. John McCain for rejecting the latest Republican bill to repeal the Obama-era...

Colorado hospitals owed millions in unpaid Medicaid claims 
Colorado hospitals owed millions in unpaid Medicaid claims 

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

DENVER — After Colorado launched a new system for reimbursing Medicaid claims in March, hospitals are still owed millions of dollars. The Denver Post...

Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed 'most severe' case of CTE
Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed 'most severe' case of CTE

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic...

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior...

America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy
America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill...

Bennet derides latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare as 'Groundhog Day'
Bennet derides latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare as 'Groundhog Day'

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet roasted a last-ditch attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare Tuesday as worse than the GOP's previous...

Study: Kids who play football before age 12 have more mood and behavior issues
Study: Kids who play football before age 12 have more mood and behavior issues

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

A new medical study has found that children who play football before age 12 suffer mood and behavior problems later in life at rates significantly...

Fatal addiction: Falcon High grad — gifted and gracious — loses life at 25 to heroin
Fatal addiction: Falcon High grad — gifted and gracious — loses life at 25 to heroin

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Seven years and addiction to a lethal drug marked the distance between the frail form laced by tubes and wires to a hospital bed and the Makenzie...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Sept. 19, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Wellness events in and around Colorado Springs beginning Sept. 19, 2017.

Rate of Coloradans without health insurance remains at record-low levels, signs of trouble linger
Rate of Coloradans without health insurance remains at record-low levels, signs of trouble linger

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Colorado's record-low uninsured rate held strong despite uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act's future and unwieldy price spikes for shoppers, a...

Small steps a basic way to add exercise to your day

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

People avoid exercise for many reasons. Our lives are busy - who has time to work out? Money is tight, and gym memberships and equipment can get...

Colorado Springs-area emergency exercise a success, public health officials say
Colorado Springs-area emergency exercise a success, public health officials say

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Local public health officials are considering a June emergency exercise a success, despite concerns that low volunteer turnout limited their ability to...

Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant
Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Selena Gomez says she has received a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus. Gomez writes in an Instagram post confirmed by her...

Jefferson County GOP blasts Republican congressional leaders on Obamacare

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The Jefferson County Republican Party is demanding Congress immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act or, if it can't, to elect new congressional...

Fremont County reports its first case of West Nile virus
Fremont County reports its first case of West Nile virus

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Health officials have confirmed Fremont County's first human case of West Nile virus for the year, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. The county...

Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost
Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — Americans would get health coverage simply by showing a new government-issued card and would no longer owe out-of-pocket expenses like...

Using fish to grow leafy greens for Colorado Springs businesses
Using fish to grow leafy greens for Colorado Springs businesses

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Gavin Vitt is the proud owner of 1,100 fish, give or take. He knows better than to get attached to any of the 20-pound tangerine-colored koi or the...

Vocal activist Melanie DeMore hosts community sing, stick-pounding workshop in Colorado Springs
Vocal activist Melanie DeMore hosts community sing, stick-pounding workshop in Colorado Springs

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Vocal activist Melanie DeMore has a personal motto: "I use my voice as a weapon of mass connection." The longtime singer is a big believer in the...

Body of excellence: The value of macronutrients in your diet
Body of excellence: The value of macronutrients in your diet

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

A previous column addressed whole foods being things that once lived and can reproduce or grow from the earth, such as wheat, olive oil and chicken....

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Sept. 12, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 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...

Lice & Easy: Clinic to treat head lice opens in Colorado Springs
Lice & Easy: Clinic to treat head lice opens in Colorado Springs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

As disgusting as head lice are to contemplate, getting rid of them is even worse. People often grapple with the affliction for months, said Kelli...

Thousands show commitment to defeating breast cancer at Colorado Springs' annual Race for the Cure
Thousands show commitment to defeating breast cancer at Colorado Springs' annual Race for the Cure

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

The color pink symbolized the commitment of thousands at the Garden of the Gods on Sunday to raising awareness and money in the fight against breast...

Data hack at Colorado Children’s Hospital may have affected nearly 3,400 families
Data hack at Colorado Children’s Hospital may have affected nearly 3,400 families

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Hackers may have gained access to the personal data of more than 3,000 patient families at Children’s Hospital Colorado, the hospital in Aurora...

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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