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  • Agency stresses Thanksgiving focus on food safety

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Thanksgiving is a holiday that focuses on food, and the Kentucky Department for Public Health wants the focus to include food safety as well. Public Health Department food safety branch manager Mark Reed says everyone should pay attention to the principles of...

  • Illinois health officials offer turkey safety tip

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Families planning to eat turkey for their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday should take a moment to think about food safety. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it's important to give a frozen turkey enough time to thaw thoroughly before cooking. A turkey...

  • Virginia's infant mortality rate improves

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are reporting a substantial decrease in the state's infant mortality rate. The Virginia Department of health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced that the rate decreased by 18.2 percent from 2007 to 2012. That means...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Nov. 25, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    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. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., if no cost...

  • Gifts for the health and wellness minded

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Think of a health and wellness gift as an investment in vitality. Many people these days are taking a new interest in their health and quality of life. The right gift can encourage a new exercise habit, support a healthier way of eating or living and provide valuable and life-saving...

  • Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp. The Defense Department is requiring military...

  • Parole head claims pressure to release inmates

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The chairwoman of Nebraska's parole board told lawmakers Tuesday that a former prisons director pressured her into releasing more inmates in an effort to reduce crowding. Esther Casmer testified under subpoena that some inmates were paroled even though they hadn't...

  • Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed a prominent theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98. Harman, who worked into his mid-90s at the hospital in Omaha after a brief...

  • Jets' Amaro has head injury, Wilkerson ailing toe

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro has a head injury and is going through the NFL's concussion protocol, while New York defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has an ailing toe. Both players were injured in the Jets' 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Coach Rex...

  • Greece: HIV infections ease after spike

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis. In its annual report issued Tuesday, Greece's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Keelpno, said the number of new...

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