• More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle. Within minutes of Monday's Senate vote, abortion-rights groups...

  • Health Department: Alabama teens lag in HPV vaccinations

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State health officials say too many Alabama teens aren't getting vaccinated for a potentially cancer-causing virus. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a national report shows not enough Alabama youth are being immunized for human papillomavirus, or...

  • CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

    By mike Stobbe The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    ATLANTA - Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. But Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the nation's pre-eminent public health agency, the...

  • Phones as research tools

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO - Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, N.Y., had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life. Yet since she...

  • The Healthy Plate: You won't miss the meat or cheese in these hearty burritos

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Roasting is my default cooking method for just about any veggie. The high heat brings the natural sweetness of the vegetable to the surface and turns a simple little item from the produce aisle into a delectable treat. If 5 p.m. on a weeknight has sneaked up on me (It happens!), I...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Aug. 8, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 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. American Diabetes Association - Living with Type 2...

  • Forest

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    There's a reason John Muir said, "The mountains are calling and I must go." Much can happen when you commune with a tree, breathe in the smell of a stream and watch a bumblebee scrounge for pollen. The Japanese call it shinrin-yoku, which translates to forest bathing or forest...

  • Vermont urging poultry owners to prepare for disease

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is urging the state's poultry producers to prepare for the arrival of a disease usually fatal to poultry that is expected to reach the state this fall or next spring. State Veterinarian Kristin Haas says Highly Pathogenic Avian...

  • Northwestern gets $17.2 million grant for HIV research

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern University has been given a $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to invent, develop and test implants that could deliver drugs for up to a year to people at high risk of HIV infection. The Sustained Long-Acting Protection Against HIV...

  • University of Michigan reopens medical library as 'bookless'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has reopened its Taubman Health Sciences Library after a $55 million overhaul and rethinking of what a library for medical students should be. Hundreds of thousands of books were moved to an offsite location and are available on...

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