• Tutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery. A photo of the tutu-clad Smith quickly became a hit online and within weeks,...

  • Whooping cough advisory issued for Clark County

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Health officials are worried about the 300 cases of whooping cough that have been reported in Washington state so far this year. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1IBHSkS) a health advisory was issued for Clark County, which includes the city of Vancouver....

  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday. Also, there's not enough evidence to tell if new...

  • Stanford University professor speaks on health research

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A professor from Stanford University is speaking at a seminar sponsored by the Arnold School of Public Health on the issue of academic research. John Ioannidis is speaking on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at the...

  • Doctors: Working out can dispel 'Colorado Crud'

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    ooking to shake that Colorado crud? Stay active - but don't overdo it. It might sound counterintuitive, but if you're suffering from a cold, a good run or bike ride can be the tonic for what ails you. "Moderate exercise actually boosts the immune system, and for a mild cold it may...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 21, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    HEALTH NOTES Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: Email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202. ACESO Foundation - 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite...

  • Fitness diaries: Take to water for a challenging workout

    By Stephanie Swearngin stephanie.swearngin@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Water aerobics. Yes, this form of fitness tends to attract an older population and those with injuries, but it can be a great challenge to add to any workout routine. Properly using the water's resistance can increase muscle strength and endurance while staying easy on the joints....

  • APNewsBreak: NY blueprint lists steps to end AIDS scourge

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Experts and advocates in New York, a state hit hard early in the AIDS epidemic, have drafted a blueprint for reducing new HIV infections and related deaths to the point of nearly ending them in five years. The plan, requested by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, expands steps...

  • Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing...

  • Nemours Foundation sues United Healthcare of Delaware

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The foundation that owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington filed a federal lawsuit against United Healthcare of Delaware on Monday over pediatric care provided to children covered by Medicaid and another state-subsidized health care program....

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