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  • 'Love for Luna Day' to help recovering Colorado Springs baby

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    When Colorado Springs Dutch Bros. franchise owner Travis Pickern learned that two regular customers were struggling after their daughter was born with a severe heart defect, the emotional story hit home. Six years ago, Travis and Rita Pickern's youngest son was born with a heart...

  • Blood drive hopes to collect up to 2,000 units

    Yesterday

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A blood drive that set a record in 2011 is getting underway in New Hampshire. The 31st annual Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive is taking place Tuesday and Wednesday at the Center of New Hampshire Expo Center at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Organizers are...

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln wins obesity grant

    Yesterday

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won an $11.3 million grant to establish a research center focused on understanding nutrition and obesity at the molecular level. The five-year grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health will support the Nebraska...

  • Illinois mayor survives West Nile, urges caution

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago mayor who survived West Nile virus is lending his voice to the prevention campaign. Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton is walking and talking again, but he still has limited movement in his neck two years after contracting the virus from an infected...

  • NY plans health study of Onondaga Lake fish eaters

    Yesterday

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health department plans to study Burmese and Bhutanese refugees who eat a lot of fish from Onondaga Lake to determine their exposure to mercury, pesticides, PCBs and other toxins. Under a study described in the Federal Register on Monday, health...

  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board. The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana...

  • UAB launches online medical portal

    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched an online medical site that will allow physicians to make medical recommendations and write prescriptions. Director of Primary Care at UAB Dr. Stuart Cohen says the new site is meant to offer convenience for...

  • SURVIVAL DOCTOR: Answers to the most frequently asked ebola questions

    By James Hubbard Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Lately, I've been flooded with media inquiries about Ebola. I'm sure you've read the headlines: Africa is having an unprecedented outbreak of this horrible disease. Here are my answers to the most common questions. 1) What is Ebola, and why is it so feared? It's a virus, found in...

  • EAT WELL: Colorado Springs backyard gardeners can sell their nutritious produce to restaurants

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    How does your garden grow? For many gardeners, backyard plots are producing nicely - so nicely, in fact, that some folks might be trying to think of ways to ditch their abundance of zucchini on unsuspecting neighbors' porches. When it comes to vegetables, it is impossible to...

  • Calendar of events starting Aug. 26, 2014

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

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