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  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence...

  • State agency hosts conference for veterans on PTSD

    Yesterday

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state agency and other groups are hosting a free conference in Albuquerque to help veterans and their families cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Department of Veterans' Services said the event is Sept. 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Part of the...

  • Competing at altitude no joke for pro cyclists, other endurance athletes

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Competing at high altitudes is no joke for endurance athletes. Kiel Reijnen, a professional cyclist from Boulder, knows all about it. "There's a shortness of breath, and it's easy to get dehydrated. Staying hydrated is one of the biggest things people miss," said Reijnen, 28....

  • Live Well: Oil pulling draws fans, skeptics in Colorado Springs

    Yesterday

    Oil pulling is all the rage these days. The practice of swishing coconut, sesame or sunflower oil around in your mouth for up to 20 minutes makes frequent headlines on covers of natural health magazines and in my Facebook feed. And when people ask me what I think, my answer seems to...

  • Moving the Future: Lessons from decades at the gym

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The year was 1979. It was August. I remember because school was close to starting, and my mom was going to take me shopping for my "school clothes" after we went to a place called the gym. We walked in. Basketballs bouncing in one room. Racquetballs screeching off the floor in...

  • Health notes: Calendar of events starting Aug. 19, 2014

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    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. Bines and Brews Hopfest - With local breweries, food...

  • Denmark links new listeria death to tainted meat

    Yesterday

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish health officials say a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated meat may have killed an 11th person. Steen Ethelberg of the state health agency SSI said Thursday the deceased person had bacteria similar to those of people who have died since June. Two...

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    Yesterday

    The Topeka Capital-Journal, Aug. 17 Money from the dark side: Shortly after the primary elections earlier this month, The Topeka Capital-Journal advised its readers to do some research on the issues important to them and learn the candidates' positions on those issues. Recent events...

  • Disease ravaging Lowell's dog population

    Yesterday

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Lowell's animal control officer is urging all dog owners make sure their pets' vaccinations are up to date after an outbreak of a highly contagious disease has killed at least 15 dogs in the city. Animal Control Officer Darlene Wood says there have been 15...

  • West Nile detected in mosquitoes in Norfolk

    Yesterday

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials say samples from mosquito pools in two neighborhoods have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one sample was collected in the city's Ingleside neighborhood on July 24. The other was...

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