<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/health Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:25:18 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Florida Healthy Kids blames Obamacare for price increases]]> http://gazette.com/florida-healthy-kids-blames-obamacare-for-price-increases/article/feed/267198?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/florida-healthy-kids-blames-obamacare-for-price-increases/article/feed/267198?custom_click=rss FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Healthy Kids Corporation is warning that health insurance premiums will increase for thousands of kids starting next month.

The organization offers full-price and subsidized insurance options, depending on eligibility. They say the increases will affect the families of the nearly 36,000 children in the full-pay program. That's 19 percent of the organization's 185,000 enrollees.

Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Matthews said rates have increased significantly since the Affordable Care Act, and many insurance companies canceled coverage.

The organization created two new full-pay options, and the federal government has said it will allow a special enrollment period for families switchi

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:16:44 -0600 <![CDATA[FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors]]> http://gazette.com/fda-issues-warning-letters-to-powdered-caffeine-distributors/article/feed/267132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fda-issues-warning-letters-to-powdered-caffeine-distributors/article/feed/267132?custom_click=rss COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.

The letters, which are dated Aug. 27, follow the overdose deaths last year of two young men from Ohio and Georgia.

Caffeine powder is usually marketed as a dietary supplement and is unregulated, unlike caffeine added to soda. Since the FDA doesn't have the legal authority to pull such a substance off the shelves, the agency has been building a case against those who are marketing it in bulk in an attempt to persuade them to stop.

Last summer, the FDA warned consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:09:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall]]> http://gazette.com/legionnaires-outbreaks-not-unusual-in-summer-early-fall/article/feed/267168?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/legionnaires-outbreaks-not-unusual-in-summer-early-fall/article/feed/267168?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already sick or weakened.

While such outbreaks have become more common in recent years, experts don't know if that's because of better reporting or surveillance, or if the disease, a type of pneumonia, is truly becoming more prevalent, said Dr. Matthew Moore, a medical epidemiologist at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Regardless, he said disease activity this summer is pretty much "par for the course.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:08:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Indianapolis officers begin training on mental illness]]> http://gazette.com/indianapolis-officers-begin-training-on-mental-illness/article/feed/267065?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indianapolis-officers-begin-training-on-mental-illness/article/feed/267065?custom_click=rss INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are learning how to recognize mental illness when responding to calls and the steps needed to keep those situations from escalating.

Five days of training with the Crisis Intervention Team began Monday at the police academy. About 40 officers are participating in an effort to help them better understand mental illness, ranging from depression to schizophrenia, the legal process and how to engage others while on a call.

"It's just an everyday reality for patrol officers and mental health, medics, firefighters, and everyone (who) deals (with) a lot of mental illness," said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department patrol officer Tim

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:22:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury]]> http://gazette.com/approaching-health-law-tax-is-not-just-a-levy-on-luxury/article/feed/267167?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/approaching-health-law-tax-is-not-just-a-levy-on-luxury/article/feed/267167?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.

The so-called Cadillac tax was meant to discourage extravagant coverage. Critics say it's a tax on essentials, not luxuries. It's getting attention now because employers plan ahead for major costs like health care.

With time, an increasing number of companies will be exposed to the tax, according to a recent study. The risk is that middle-class workers could see their job-based benefits diminished.

First to go might be the "flexible spending accounts" offered by many companies.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:22:04 -0600 <![CDATA[New Mexico court schedules arguments on assisted suicide]]> http://gazette.com/new-mexico-court-schedules-arguments-on-assisted-suicide/article/feed/267153?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-mexico-court-schedules-arguments-on-assisted-suicide/article/feed/267153?custom_click=rss SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court is poised to consider the legality of assisted suicide.

The state Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 26 in a so-called "aid-in-dying" case recently decided by the state Court of Appeals.

The Court of Appeals on Aug. 11 struck down a Bernalillo County District Court judge's ruling that essentially allowed assisted suicide in the state.

In a split decision, the Court of Appeals concluded "that aid in dying is not a fundamental liberty interest under the New Mexico Constitution.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:35:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits]]> http://gazette.com/obese-at-50-midlife-weight-may-affect-when-alzheimers-hits/article/feed/266983?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/obese-at-50-midlife-weight-may-affect-when-alzheimers-hits/article/feed/266983?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look and reported Tuesday that being overweight or obese at age 50 may affect the age, years later, when Alzheimer's strikes. Among those who eventually got sick, more midlife pounds meant an earlier onset of disease.

It will take larger studies to prove if the flip side is true — that keeping trim during middle age might stall later-in-life Alzheimer's. But it probably won't hurt.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:18:19 -0600 <![CDATA[UCLA Health patients notified after laptop stolen]]> http://gazette.com/ucla-health-patients-notified-after-laptop-stolen/article/feed/267150?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ucla-health-patients-notified-after-laptop-stolen/article/feed/267150?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hospital system of the University of California, Los Angeles, has notified more than 1,200 patients about the theft of a faculty member's laptop containing names, medical record numbers and other health information.

UCLA Health said Tuesday there's no evidence that any individual's personal or medical information has been accessed.

The computer, which was reported stolen July 3, was password protected. Officials say it contained no Social Security numbers, health plan ID numbers, credit card numbers or other financial data.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:07:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says]]> http://gazette.com/young-at-heart-not-most-americans-government-report-says/article/feed/267120?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/young-at-heart-not-most-americans-government-report-says/article/feed/267120?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number — and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report takes a new approach to try to spur more Americans to take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease. CDC scientists estimated the average "heart age" of men and women in every state, based on risk factors like high blood pressure, obesity, and whether they smoke or have diabetes. Then it compared the numbers to average actual ages.

The results?

Nearly three out of four U.S. adults have a heart that's older than the rest of their body, according to CDC calculations.
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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:07:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri]]> http://gazette.com/man-who-got-life-for-marijuana-charge-goes-free-in-missouri/article/feed/266953?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-who-got-life-for-marijuana-charge-goes-free-in-missouri/article/feed/266953?custom_click=rss

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.

Family, friends, supporters and reporters flocked to meet Jeff Mizanskey as he stepped out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center into a sunny morning, wearing a new pair of white tennis shoes and a shirt that read "I'm Jeff & I'm free."

"I spent a third of my life in prison," said Mizanskey, now 62, who was greeted by his infant great-granddaughter. "It's a shame.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:02:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters]]> http://gazette.com/rio-head-vows-to-introduce-viral-testing-in-olympic-waters/article/feed/267104?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rio-head-vows-to-introduce-viral-testing-in-olympic-waters/article/feed/267104?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.

The IOC and Brazilian organizers had repeatedly insisted that only bacterial testing was required despite an independent five-month analysis by The Associated Press showing dangerously high levels of viruses from human sewage at all Rio Olympic water venues.

Acknowledging that viral water testing was now necessary, local organizing committee head Carlos Arthur Nuzman told the AP that his team was still studying how best to carry out the analysis and what pathogens to search for.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:02:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Live Well: 5 yoga moves for climbers]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-5-yoga-moves-for-climbers/article/1558466?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-5-yoga-moves-for-climbers/article/1558466?custom_click=rss

People really like to climb stuff - walls, boulders, rock faces.

I did it once myself, many moons ago, at an indoor climbing wall. It was fun and I managed to Spider-Woman my way to the top, but when it was my partner's turn, I feared I'd accidentally un- belay him and watch him crash to the mat.

Yoga seems like the perfect accompaniment to all that climbing. When I see people doing it, I see some potentially achy shoulders, hips, low backs and hands.

Try these stretches after a climbing session. Hold each for about five rounds of breath.

For shoulders, chest and hips:

- Warrior one with reverse prayer pose hands - From a low lunge position, ground your whole back foot to the mat with the toes angled out

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:50:15 -0600
<![CDATA[7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans' home]]> http://gazette.com/7-dead-from-legionnaires-disease-at-quincy-veterans-home/article/feed/267140?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/7-dead-from-legionnaires-disease-at-quincy-veterans-home/article/feed/267140?custom_click=rss QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois has confirmed three more deaths from Legionnaires' disease at a Quincy veterans' home, increasing the number of fatalities from the outbreak to seven.

Officials with the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the state Department of Public Health say that all of the victims were elderly residents with underlying medical conditions.

Thirty-nine veterans' home residents have been sickened so far. Test results for others remain pending.

State Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah said he expects the death toll and the number of infected residents to increase since the disease has a two-week incubation period.

Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia, with l

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:41:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins]]> http://gazette.com/yahoo-chief-mayer-says-shes-pregnant-with-twins/article/feed/266980?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/yahoo-chief-mayer-says-shes-pregnant-with-twins/article/feed/266980?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins.

Mayer, 40, said on her blog that she and her husband are expecting twin girls in December.

"I have some exciting news to share — I'm pregnant!" wrote on Tumblr late Monday.

She says that she will take some limited time away but work during the pregnancy as she did with her son's birth three years ago. Yahoo Inc. executives are aware of her pregnancy.

The news comes at a busy time at the Sunnyvale, California, company.

Mayer has been trying to engineer a turnaround since Yahoo hired her away from Google, but has made limited progress. Yahoo's net revenue has decreased or been unchanged from the previous year in eight of the pre

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:34:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Delaware officials: 4 test positive for West Nile virus]]> http://gazette.com/delaware-officials-4-test-positive-for-west-nile-virus/article/feed/267133?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/delaware-officials-4-test-positive-for-west-nile-virus/article/feed/267133?custom_click=rss DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials say four people in the state have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The Division of Public Health announced Tuesday that three of the cases reported last month were in New Castle County and one was in Kent County. Officials say the people reported no symptoms, but the virus was found as part of bloodwork for a routine medical procedure.

While most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus won't become ill, some — fewer than 20 percent — will develop symptoms such as a fever, headache, a rash or swollen lymph glands. The virus can also lead to potentially fatal encephalitis or meningitis.

There were no reported human cases in Delaware last year.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:29:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Budget for new U. Iowa children's hospital balloons to $360M]]> http://gazette.com/budget-for-new-u.-iowa-childrens-hospital-balloons-to-360m/article/feed/267130?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/budget-for-new-u.-iowa-childrens-hospital-balloons-to-360m/article/feed/267130?custom_click=rss IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The estimated cost of the new University of Iowa children's hospital has ballooned to $360 million as a result of design changes and construction delays.

University officials are asking the Iowa Board of Regents to increase the project budget by $69 million, from the $291 million approved in 2012.

Contractors are building the state-of-the-art 14-story building across from Kinnick Stadium.

Hospital officials say they need to spend tens of millions more than originally envisioned to make key safety improvements and design changes to improve the patient experience. They say the competitive labor market for construction workers in eastern Iowa is also resulting in "project delays and cost increases.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:18:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Number of people without health insurance in El Paso County cut, survey shows]]> http://gazette.com/number-of-people-without-health-insurance-in-el-paso-county-cut-survey-shows/article/1558447?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/number-of-people-without-health-insurance-in-el-paso-county-cut-survey-shows/article/1558447?custom_click=rss The percentage of El Paso County residents without health insurance dropped by nearly half during the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a vast survey on health care across Colorado shows.

The reduction from 2013 to 2015 came amid an even greater drop in uninsured Coloradans across the state - though the affordability of that coverage remained a concern, according to the newly-released 2015 Colorado Health Access Survey.

The county's uninsured rate fell from 13.1 percent in 2013 to 7 percent this year, while the statewide the rate declined from 14.3 percent to 6.7 percent.

Most other trends in El Paso County appeared to mimic those across Colorado, including the fact that most of those gains came in expanding

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:23:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Sept. 1, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-1-2015/article/1558465?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-1-2015/article/1558465?custom_click=rss HEALTH NOTES

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ACESO Foundation - 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 220. Registration: 253-2299. - Disability Etiquette Training, 3 p.m. Sept. 23, $10.

Bines and Brews Hopfest - To benefit Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partners and Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 1-5 p.m. Sept. 19, Limbach Park, Front St., Monument, $30, $10 for designated driver. Advance tickets: 481-3282, trilakeschamber.com.

Diabetes Community Center Walking Club - 12:10-12:50 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 24, Nancy Lewis Park, 2615 N.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:30:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Minnesota woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/minnesota-woman-gives-birth-to-conjoined-twins-in-colorado/article/1558183?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/minnesota-woman-gives-birth-to-conjoined-twins-in-colorado/article/1558183?custom_click=rss

AURORA — A woman who gave birth to conjoined twins in Colorado told a TV station Thursday that one of her daughters has survived.

Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls by cesarean section on Wednesday, KARE-TV in Minneapolis reported (http://kare11.tv/1IkwlUB). The mother is a Hastings, Minnesota, native and has been talking to the station about her ordeal.

McCullough told the station Hannah is alive but in critical condition. The TV station did not report on the fate of twin Olivia, who was not expected to survive.

Children's Hospital Colorado said Thursday morning it could not confirm that the birth had happened.

The twins shared an abdomen, liver and intestinal tract. The girls had separate hearts

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:39:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado won't investigate Planned Parenthood over videos]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-wont-investigate-planned-parenthood-over-videos/article/1558098?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-wont-investigate-planned-parenthood-over-videos/article/1558098?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Colorado authorities will not investigate Planned Parenthood's Denver branch over allegations the organization illegally profited from the sale of fetal tissue used for medical research.

Colorado Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman told KUSA-TV (http://goo.gl/GHCbXY ) that state law requires such an investigation be done by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The department told the television station it has no plans investigate.

Health department spokesman Mark Salley says the state agency has no plans to investigate because "of the ongoing congressional investigation" into the matter.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:10:01 -0600
<![CDATA[CU School of Medicine students experience impact of poverty on Springs health]]> http://gazette.com/cu-school-of-medicine-students-experience-impact-of-poverty-on-springs-health/article/1558088?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cu-school-of-medicine-students-experience-impact-of-poverty-on-springs-health/article/1558088?custom_click=rss

As Colorado Springs prepares to train the next generation of physicians from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM), community stakeholders engaged with 22 medical students from August 11-13 in the Poverty Immersion in Colorado Springs (PICOS).

Colorado Springs will welcome its first cohort of medical students from the CUSOM Colorado Springs Branch (CSB) in April 2016 as they begin their third-year clinical rotations. PICOS served as an immersion experience for students to learn more about the community and about people who have limited resources. “This experience got me thinking more critically about the world around me,” said Erica Martinez, a second-year CUSOM medical student.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:40:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Group: Inmates languishing without mental evaluations, care]]> http://gazette.com/group-inmates-languishing-without-mental-evaluations-care/article/1558093?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/group-inmates-languishing-without-mental-evaluations-care/article/1558093?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Colorado inmates are languishing in local jails without mental health evaluations or mental health care because the state hospital is short-staffed, an advocacy group charged Tuesday.

The Disability Law Center said the state is violating a federal court settlement requiring the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo to admit inmates within 28 days after a judge orders a competency evaluation or rules an inmate is incompetent to stand trial.

"These are people who are locked in a jail and they have no means to obtain mental health treatment other than through (the) state," said Iris Eytan, an attorney for the Disability Law Center. Some are disrupting the jails because of their illness and wind up charged

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:19:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Genetic counseling provides patients knowledge of history, future]]> http://gazette.com/genetic-counseling-provides-patients-knowledge-of-history-future/article/1558086?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/genetic-counseling-provides-patients-knowledge-of-history-future/article/1558086?custom_click=rss

2013 was a big year for breast cancer genes.

In May, actress and director Angelina Jolie revealed she had opted for a double mastectomy as a preventative measure after discovering she was a carrier of a mutation in the breast cancer (BRCA) 1 gene, drawing widespread attention to use genetic testing in detecting hormonal cancer risk.

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring breast cancer genes cannot be patented. This paved the way for more labs to jump into the genetic testing scene, driving down the cost for patients, but also complicating the testers’ abilities to interpret the lab results.

Kate Crow, genetic counselor at Hereditary Cancer Service in Pueblo, part of Southern Colorado Centura

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:32:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Dermatology Institute invests in Springs medical education professionals, students]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-dermatology-institute-invests-in-springs-medical-education-professionals-students/article/1558084?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-dermatology-institute-invests-in-springs-medical-education-professionals-students/article/1558084?custom_click=rss Sponsored: The road to improved medical education in our community is being paved by a group of dedicated dermatologists in Briargate.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:20:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Medical Quarterly Q&A with Geoffrey Doner, MD, orthopedics and sports medicine]]> http://gazette.com/medical-quarterly-qa-with-geoffrey-doner-md-orthopedics-and-sports-medicine/article/1558077?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/medical-quarterly-qa-with-geoffrey-doner-md-orthopedics-and-sports-medicine/article/1558077?custom_click=rss Sponsored: Specializing in sports medicine, hip arthroscopy, general orthopedics and joint replacement at Front Range Orthopaedics

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:37:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Fitness Diaries: 10 exercises for when you can't get to the gym]]> http://gazette.com/fitness-diaries-10-exercises-for-when-you-cant-get-to-the-gym/article/1558023?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fitness-diaries-10-exercises-for-when-you-cant-get-to-the-gym/article/1558023?custom_click=rss

As the summer begins to wind down, the weather in the Pikes Peak region can be unpredictable. Snow and frigid temperatures are going to start creeping back into the weather forecast. The thought of getting to the gym becomes the last thing on our minds, especially if the drive could be dangerous because of icy roads or poor visibility.

Not being able to get to the gym doesn't mean you have to put your workouts on hold. There are plenty of exercises that you can do at home that don't require machines or equipment.

Here are 10 cardio and strength exercises that can be done in a small space at home. Also included is a combination of the exercises that can be done in a daily 20-minute workout.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:25:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Near death experiences at heart of Jeff Olsen's memoir, lecture in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/near-death-experiences-at-heart-of-jeff-olsens-memoir-lecture-in-colorado-springs/article/1558025?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/near-death-experiences-at-heart-of-jeff-olsens-memoir-lecture-in-colorado-springs/article/1558025?custom_click=rss

Eighteen years ago, a car accident killed half of Jeff Olsen's family and changed his life forever.

It was Easter weekend in 1997 and Olsen and his wife and two sons were traveling home to Bountiful, Utah. Olsen believes he briefly fell asleep at the wheel, then overcorrected when his eyes blinked open. The ensuing rollover instantly killed his 31-year-old wife and 14-month-old son. Olsen was badly maimed, but his 7-year-old son survived.

That accident and what happened next is the basis of Olsen's 2012 memoir, "I Knew Their Hearts," and the topic of his free lecture Saturday at Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus Theater. He'll also hold a Q&A and book signing.

After the accident, Olsen had his first

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:07:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Monument board votes to enact moratorium on any new 'clinic']]> http://gazette.com/monument-board-votes-to-enact-moratorium-on-any-new-clinic/article/1558015?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/monument-board-votes-to-enact-moratorium-on-any-new-clinic/article/1558015?custom_click=rss

The Monument Board of Trustees passed a moratorium Monday night - just not the one they originally considered amid fears the town could be sued by a nationwide chain of methadone providers.

The seven-member board unanimously passed a ban on any new business considered a "clinic" - a broad definition that town leaders said includes family medicine practices as well as facilities providing methadone as a service to heroin addicts.

The six-month moratorium only affects the town's B and C zoning areas, which include downtown Monument and some surrounding areas. It passed as an emergency ordinance, meaning the moratorium took effect immediately to allow town leaders to revise town codes that led to the controversy.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:16:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Author reveals food industry methods of hooking consumers on processed foods]]> http://gazette.com/author-reveals-food-industry-methods-of-hooking-consumers-on-processed-foods/article/1558021?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/author-reveals-food-industry-methods-of-hooking-consumers-on-processed-foods/article/1558021?custom_click=rss

This summer I've been listening to Michael Moss' book on tape, "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us." Admittedly, I'm a little behind. The book was published in 2013. But now I'm hooked on it. If you eat food (and who doesn't?), you need to devour this book. Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, has laid out how the food industry knowingly and scientifically designs products that encourage overconsumption, despite the known and well-understood risks.

He takes us on a tour of a $1 trillion processed-food industry, with staggering insights.

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]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:15:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Aug. 24, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-aug.-24-2015/article/1558020?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-aug.-24-2015/article/1558020?custom_click=rss HEALTH NOTES

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Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments required. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.; 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 8-9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Evans Army Community, 1650 Cochrane Circle, Fort Carson; 1-303-363-2300, bonfils.org.

Diabetes Community Center Walking Club - 12:10-12:50 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 24, Nancy Lewis Park, 2615 N. Logan Ave.; www.dcccolorado.org, email info@dcccolorado.org.

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