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Colorado Springs hospital cardiology professionals to conduct heart healthy series
Colorado Springs hospital cardiology professionals to conduct heart healthy series

By: Teresa Farney - 0 14 hr ago

February is American Heart Month, for which we can thank President Lyndon B. Johnson. He proclaimed this in 1964, when more than half of the deaths in...

Colorado Springs-area wellness events starting Jan. 23, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 14 hr ago

Health notes and listings from Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks...

A 66-year-old to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents
A 66-year-old to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents

By: - 0 15 hr ago

When Robert Owens' father was 75, he advised his son: "You know, son, the sad part is when you get old, they just put you on a shelf and you become...

Short-term spending agreement provides longer-term relief for CHIP
Short-term spending agreement provides longer-term relief for CHIP

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 22, 2018

The short-term spending plan allowing the government to reopen solves a funding crisis in a public health insurance program for children of...

US flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected
US flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 20, 2018

NEW YORK— The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a...

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results
Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack...

El Paso County child dies from flu; state health officials urge residents to get vaccinated
El Paso County child dies from flu; state health officials urge residents to get vaccinated

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Jan 18, 2018

An El Paso County child has died from the flu, and state health officials worry that the worst is yet to come as the virus circulates another two to...

A new study shows that hits to the head, not just concussions, cause CTE
A new study shows that hits to the head, not just concussions, cause CTE

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 18, 2018

A new study has found further evidence linking hits to the head rather than concussions to the onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the...

Auditors raise more concerns about Denver VA hospital costs
Auditors raise more concerns about Denver VA hospital costs

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

DENVER — Government auditors raised concerns Wednesday about the cost of medical equipment and furniture for a new veterans hospital in suburban Denver...

State health insurance exchange signs up fewer Coloradans this year
State health insurance exchange signs up fewer Coloradans this year

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Slightly fewer Coloradans enrolled in health insurance plans through the state's exchange this year compared with last, Connect for Health Colorado...

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test. How well can you do?
Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test. How well can you do?

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the...

He tried to hold in a sneeze and ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube
He tried to hold in a sneeze and ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

LONDON — Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Jan. 16

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

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

Live Well: Paradigm shifts are a good thing
Live Well: Paradigm shifts are a good thing

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

I appreciate it when someone can help me reframe my paradigm - especially when that someone doesn't even realize he's doing it. I ran into a longtime...

The germiest places you encounter every day
The germiest places you encounter every day

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

It's 6 a.m. Your alarm shrieks, and you hit the snooze button. You have just deposited germs on your clock. Most of us cringe when strangers cough or...

State inspection of Memorial for Level I trauma status begins Monday
State inspection of Memorial for Level I trauma status begins Monday

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A key test in Memorial Hospital Central's bid to receive the state's highest trauma care designation will come this week. A two-day site...

Among 20 wealthy nations, US child mortality ranks worst, study finds
Among 20 wealthy nations, US child mortality ranks worst, study finds

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The United States has the worst overall child mortality rate compared with those of 19 other wealthy nations in the Organisation for Economic...

Report: Troubled Aurora VA hospital likely be understaffed
Report: Troubled Aurora VA hospital likely be understaffed

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Department is expected to announce this month that a troubled Denver-area hospital under construction is finally complete...

Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement
Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented...

Colorado Springs mom lauds Trump's order on mental health care for returning vets
Colorado Springs mom lauds Trump's order on mental health care for returning vets

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

A Colorado Springs Gold Star Mom who lost her combat-veteran son to suicide in 2015, Kim Harter is applauding an executive order signed Tuesday by...

He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him
He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Kyler Baughman seemed to be the face of fitness. The aspiring personal trainer filled his Facebook page with photos of himself riding motorbikes and...

Expert says Colorado flu season could be nearing its peak
Expert says Colorado flu season could be nearing its peak

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

DENVER — A Colorado doctor says the state's heavy flu season is far from finished, but might be near its peak. The Denver...

FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodone
FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodone

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that children and adolescents should not be prescribed cough and cold medicines containing codeine and...

Body of excellence: 10 habits of unsuccessful dieters
Body of excellence: 10 habits of unsuccessful dieters

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

People often vow to lose weight, get in shape or improve their health in the new year. Up your odds of success by avoiding these "10 Habits of...

Pikes Peak region residents urged to test for radon this month
Pikes Peak region residents urged to test for radon this month

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

State and county health officials are urging residents to test their houses this month for a cancer-causing gas that's odorless, colorless and...

Myths and facts about the common cold and flu

Tue, Dec 26, 2017 - 10:40 AM 0

’Tis the season of colds and the flu. Whether you’ve been battling a fever through the holidays or you’re flying into 2018 without a sniffle...

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