• Park Service holds meetings about pumping sand in Buxton

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service is holding two open houses this week to learn what the public thinks of a proposal to pump sand along the eroding beach in Buxton. The open houses will be held Tuesday at the Dare County Government Office in Manteo and Wednesday at the...

  • The Survival Doctor: Measles not quite thing of the past

    By James Hubbard Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Some childhood diseases made quite an impact on me. Chickenpox itched like crazy and the mumps gave me big cheeks. But I barely can remember when I became infected with red measles. Sure, it kept me down a few days, but everyone got the measles. Before the immunization became...

  • Eat Well: Time to show your heart some love

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    While love has its own day on the 14th, heart health is the main focus of February. American Heart Month is a time to show yourself the love. And a statistic that always astonishes me is that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, as well as men, in the U.S., according...

  • Colorado Springs drug study could help Meniere's Disease sufferers

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Meniere's disease is a degenerative, incurable disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, vision problems and tinnitus on its way to possibly robbing a sufferer of the ability to hear. "The way I can explain mine is on a good day, it sounded like the wind was howling and there was...

  • Date night-friendly chicken that won't tie you to the stove

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband. Back then, it was our fifth date, and he was visiting my tiny Parisian apartment for the first time, where we planned an evening of binging on episodes of "Friends" on the VCR. For our date, I...

  • The People's Pharmacy: Popular drugs are linked to Alzheimer's disease

    By Joe Graedon, M.S., and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Are anti-
anxiety agents and sleeping pills dulling our thinking and increasing our risk of Alzheimer's? That is a question giving some scientists nightmares. These are among the more prescribed drugs in America. Alprazolam (Xanax) is dispensed nearly 50 million times each year. Other...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Jan. 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Events Pottery by the Pound - 10 a.m., Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs; common wheel.com. Family Film Night - "Annie" Singalong - 6:30 p.m., Old Colorado City Library Branch, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., free; ppld.org. On TV - "Sons of Liberty" 7...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Jan. 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    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. Miguel Dakota with Christian and Scooby Benefit Concert- To...

  • Balloon crew hits halfway mark in bid to break records

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mission control for an international team trying to break two major ballooning records says the helium-filled balloon has passed the halfway mark of its journey across the Pacific Ocean. Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off...

  • Cuomo: Snow-related travel ban on roads, subway to shut down

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the New York City metro area's entire transportation infrastructure from roadways to railroads would be shut down late Monday night in advance of the worst part of a huge storm barreling into the area. A travel ban on all roads in 13 counties...

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