<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/health Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:01:47 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Sushi restaurant worker among 93 Hawaii hepatitis A cases]]> http://gazette.com/sushi-restaurant-worker-among-93-hawaii-hepatitis-a-cases/article/feed/377276?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sushi-restaurant-worker-among-93-hawaii-hepatitis-a-cases/article/feed/377276?custom_click=rss HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including an infected sushi restaurant worker who might have exposed diners, the state's Department of Health said Tuesday.

No source has been identified for the outbreak on the island of Oahu.

But the health department warned people who ate at the sushi restaurant on the island of Hawaii on dates the employee worked this month that they could have been exposed.

The restaurant was identified as Sushi Shiono at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The department said the employee recently worked there two four-day stretches and one lasting five days — July 5-8, July 11-15 and July 18-21.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:44:15 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Sanders supporters, police protesters join]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-sanders-supporters-police-protesters-join/article/feed/377034?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-sanders-supporters-police-protesters-join/article/feed/377034?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

9:35 p.m.

Separate groups of Bernie Sanders supporters and protesters marching against police brutality have joined together in the streets outside the Democratic National Convention site in Philadelphia.

Some of the people are chanting "keep the peace." Police cars are driving by with their sirens blaring to try to block them.

The groups marched up Broad Street outside of the arena where Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of major U.S. political party.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:39:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Medical examiner: Firefighter who died had heart disease]]> http://gazette.com/medical-examiner-firefighter-who-died-had-heart-disease/article/feed/377313?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/medical-examiner-firefighter-who-died-had-heart-disease/article/feed/377313?custom_click=rss ORFORD, N.H. (AP) — A medical examiner has determined that a New Hampshire firefighter who died in the line of duty passed away of natural causes due to heart disease.

The state fire marshal's office says Charles Waterbury was fighting a brush fire in Lyme when he suffered a medical emergency.

The Orford firefighter was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Waterbury was an active member of the town's fire department for about 10 years.

A funeral has been scheduled for Saturday morning in Orford.

Waterbury leaves behind a daughter.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:37:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Honduras reports 8 babies born with Zika-related defects]]> http://gazette.com/honduras-reports-8-babies-born-with-zika-related-defects/article/feed/377299?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/honduras-reports-8-babies-born-with-zika-related-defects/article/feed/377299?custom_click=rss

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduras' health minister says eight babies with severe birth defects linked to the Zika virus have been born in the Central American country.

Dr. Yolani Batres said Tuesday at a news conference that five of the babies with microcephaly were born this week.

Batres says there are 493 known cases of pregnant women who have been infected with the Zika virus in Honduras.

Zika is mostly spread by mosquitoes, but cases of sexual transmission have also occurred. Some women who contract it during their pregnancies have given birth to babies with microcephaly, which leads to babies with abnormally small heads and improperly developed brains.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:29:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Maryland reaches settlement with football player's family]]> http://gazette.com/maryland-reaches-settlement-with-football-players-family/article/feed/377288?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/maryland-reaches-settlement-with-football-players-family/article/feed/377288?custom_click=rss BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland has reached a settlement with the family of a Frostburg State University football player who died from a head injury he suffered in practice.

The agenda for the Board of Public Works' meeting set for Wednesday shows Maryland's attorney general is seeking approval for a payment of $50,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of fullback Derek Sheely.

Sheely's parents alleged negligence by three football staff members, the NCAA and others.

The 22-year-old Sheely died Aug. 28, 2011, six days after he collapsed during practice.

The Board of Public Works is made up of Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

The settlement was first

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:20:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Study: Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm]]> http://gazette.com/study-common-pesticide-appears-to-reduce-live-bee-sperm/article/feed/377289?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/study-common-pesticide-appears-to-reduce-live-bee-sperm/article/feed/377289?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.

The class of insecticide called neonicotinoids didn't kill the drones. But bees that ate treated pollen produced 39 percent less live sperm than those that didn't, according to a controlled experiment by Swiss researchers published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

It essentially acted as an accidental contraceptive on the drones, whose main job is to mate with the queen — but not one that prevented complete reproduction, just making it tougher, said Lars Straub, lead author of the study and a doctoral student and researcher at the

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:09:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day]]> http://gazette.com/wish-granted-six-year-old-boy-is-garbage-man-for-a-day/article/feed/376874?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wish-granted-six-year-old-boy-is-garbage-man-for-a-day/article/feed/376874?custom_click=rss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house.

On Tuesday, the 6-year-old with cystic fibrosis got his wish, riding shotgun in a booster seat through Sacramento as an honest-to-goodness garbage truck driver with a set of wheels labeled "Ethan's Garbage Truck."

He donned a green cape that read "Hero Ethan" and a big smile as the truck stopped to pick up trash and recyclables. It wasn't a chore for Ethan, who said his favorite part of the day put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was "cleaning up garbage." Hundreds of people gathered to cheer him on.

After being surprised at his school

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:43:11 -0600 <![CDATA['Where's my stuff?'_ first medical pot shop opens in Florida]]> http://gazette.com/wheres-my-stuff-first-medical-pot-shop-opens-in-florida/article/feed/376846?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wheres-my-stuff-first-medical-pot-shop-opens-in-florida/article/feed/376846?custom_click=rss TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first shop that can legally sell medical marijuana in Florida opened at a strip mall in Tallahassee on Tuesday and Dallas Nagy became its first customer, buying cannabis capsules that he hopes will ease his chronic muscle spasms and seizures.

"Where's my stuff?" Nagy joked as he handed over $60 at the shop after travelling about 200 miles from his hometown in Hudson, near Tampa, for the ceremonial opening of the Trulieve dispensary attended by several doctors, patient advocates and members of the press.

Trulieve, which gets its pot plants from partner Hackney Nursery, has been licensed to distribute medical marijuana more than two years after the sales were approved by the Florida Legislature in

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:38:02 -0600 <![CDATA[New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed reaction]]> http://gazette.com/new-cubs-closer-aroldis-chapman-arrives-to-a-mixed-reaction/article/feed/377267?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-cubs-closer-aroldis-chapman-arrives-to-a-mixed-reaction/article/feed/377267?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

After Chapman's awkward introductory news conference, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insisted Chapman understands what the Cubs expect of him after an offseason domestic violence incident.

When the Cubs announced the trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, the team released a statement from Chairman Tom Ricketts saying they were aware of his 29-game suspension to begin the season under Major League Baseball's new domestic violence policy.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:22:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Legislator: Pfizer can't complain about execution drug]]> http://gazette.com/legislator-pfizer-cant-complain-about-execution-drug/article/feed/377237?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/legislator-pfizer-cant-complain-about-execution-drug/article/feed/377237?custom_click=rss LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The legislator who drafted a law that keeps most of Arkansas' lethal injection policy a secret said Tuesday that pharmaceutical companies have no standing to complain that prison officials will use their drugs in executions.

The Associated Press reported Monday that it appears Arkansas had obtained a paralytic drug made by a subsidiary of Pfizer for use in executions. Pfizer has said it doesn't want its drugs used that way and that it has safeguards in place to prevent it from happening.

Rep. Doug House, a Republican from North Little Rock, said Tuesday that while Pfizer may complain about the possible "unauthorized use" of one of its products, it and other drugmakers cannot file legitimate complain

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:11:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos]]> http://gazette.com/last-charges-dropped-in-case-over-planned-parenthood-videos/article/feed/377012?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/last-charges-dropped-in-case-over-planned-parenthood-videos/article/feed/377012?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense's argument that the grand jury exceeded its authority by investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the tampering with government records charges against David Daleiden, 27, and Sandra Merritt, 63, at the request of the Harris County prosecutor's office.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:18 -0600 <![CDATA[New Mexico lawmaker eyes 'right to die' bill amid court loss]]> http://gazette.com/new-mexico-lawmaker-eyes-right-to-die-bill-amid-court-loss/article/feed/376901?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-mexico-lawmaker-eyes-right-to-die-bill-amid-court-loss/article/feed/376901?custom_click=rss ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state lawmaker is pushing for a law to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with help from doctors a month after advocates for the practice suffered a court defeat.

Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces, discussed his proposal Tuesday before a Legislative committee in Albuquerque and could launch the beginning of a heated debate going into the next legislative session.

Five other states allow residents to end their lives legally with medication prescribed by a doctor.

McCamley said he was prompted to act after the New Mexico court decision and because it is a personal fight for him. The Las Cruces lawmaker lost his father two years ago because of a debilitating neurological

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:18:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study]]> http://gazette.com/severe-birth-defects-not-as-lethal-as-docs-once-said-study/article/feed/377179?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/severe-birth-defects-not-as-lethal-as-docs-once-said-study/article/feed/377179?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that not all such babies are doomed to die.

The latest study focuses on trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 — genetic conditions that typically cause mental impairment, facial and organ abnormalities, breathing problems, heart defects and other medical problems. They involve extra copies of certain chromosomes.

Two decades of data from Ontario, Canada, illustrates how rare the conditions are and how most babies still die. Of the 428 babies born, only 65 — less th

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:02:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Blood tests of people with contaminated wells show high PFOA]]> http://gazette.com/blood-tests-of-people-with-contaminated-wells-show-high-pfoa/article/feed/377013?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blood-tests-of-people-with-contaminated-wells-show-high-pfoa/article/feed/377013?custom_click=rss BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Blood tests of 477 Bennington-area residents exposed to the chemical PFOA has found it in their systems at an average level almost five times the national average, the Vermont Health Department said Tuesday.

The samples were taken from people whose private water wells were contaminated with the chemical or those who formerly lived or worked at the now-closed Chemfab site in North Bennington, which produced non-stick materials.

PFOA was used in the manufacture of nonstick coatings. It has been linked to cancer and other illnesses.

The results from the tests taken between April and June ranged from 0.3 micrograms per liter to 1,125.6, with an average of 10. PFOA is found in most Americans and the

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:51:05 -0600 <![CDATA['No-kill' sanctuary cares for animals in Blount County]]> http://gazette.com/no-kill-sanctuary-cares-for-animals-in-blount-county/article/feed/376982?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-kill-sanctuary-cares-for-animals-in-blount-county/article/feed/376982?custom_click=rss

HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Barks break the morning quiet at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary as owner Sandra Shaffer steers her golf cart past a line of dog kennels up the hill from her house.

The dogs see her approaching during her morning rounds. The sound of gravel grinding against the cart's rubber tires reaches their ears before Shaffer greets each of them by name.

A white-and-red pit mix named Reba — she's a "redhead," Shaffer says — does an excited dance atop her plastic doghouse, her tail wagging furiously, as Shaffer stops to talk to her.

"She's a sweet baby," Shaffer says of Reba, a nearly 7-year-old dog she rescued from a busy intersection where someone had left her.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:47:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Heart rate monitors help get rid of the guesswork, are popular in fitness classes across Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/heart-rate-monitors-help-get-rid-of-the-guesswork-are-popular-in-fitness-classes-across-colorado-springs/article/1581187?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/heart-rate-monitors-help-get-rid-of-the-guesswork-are-popular-in-fitness-classes-across-colorado-springs/article/1581187?custom_click=rss

Treadmill incline? Ten percent. Speed? 4.2. Heart rate zone? Still in the green.

As I huffed and puffed away on the treadmill and rowing machine, my eyes kept wandering up to the large scoreboards looming over the dim, cool room at Orangetheory Fitness, a chain of fitness gyms across the country. There it was - my heart rate and the number of calories I was allegedly torching during a combination of cardiovascular exercise and weight training.

I was working hard enough that I could not have passed the talk test - where you can talk but not sing during an activity - but the heart rate monitor strapped around my torso was telling a different story. I'd moved into vigorous territory, yet I couldn't get my heart rate high enough

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:20:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting July 26, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-26-2016/article/1581188?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-26-2016/article/1581188?custom_click=rss 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.

ADA Classic 5K - To benefit the American Diabetes Association, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache La Poudre St., $28. Registration: csgrandprix.com/10k.html.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments required: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, East Library. 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink classes, screenings and programs - Registration: 444-2273, uchealth.org/healthlink. - Healthy Eating, Healthy

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:20:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado resident leading national retail push for CW Hemp]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-resident-leading-national-retail-push-for-cw-hemp/article/1581026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-resident-leading-national-retail-push-for-cw-hemp/article/1581026?custom_click=rss

BOULDER — The nondescript building in east Boulder is like many other in the city; is, in fact, identical to several surrounding structures. Passing motorists and pedestrians wouldn't know that there's a multi-million dollar manufacturing operation inside. And that's the way the folks at CW Hemp want it.

Even if someone did manage to peek inside the 18,000-square-foot lab, warehouse and office space, they wouldn't know that one of the most famous strains of hemp in the world is processed here, reported the Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/29vxtMC).

Between 600 and 1,000 units of CW's product ship from the premises each month, extracted from a strain of the plant called Charlotte's Web, made famous by the 2013

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:34:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Live Well: 5 tips in yoga etiquette 101]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-5-tips-in-yoga-etiquette-101/article/1580669?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-5-tips-in-yoga-etiquette-101/article/1580669?custom_click=rss

Sometimes all you want is a yoga class - a chance to be alone and forget your pesky thoughts, and a space to breathe, stretch your limbs and rejuvenate in a peaceful savasana.

Then you relax on your mat and suddenly realize this is not that class. Somebody next to you clearly hasn't showered in the past week. Another practitioner unrolls her mat an inch away from yours, and two girls behind you won't stop talking about their Tinder dates.

Sure, this could be an ideal opportunity to practice your yoga and be open and accepting of the moment. But this also could be the point you wish Miss Manners had tackled proper yoga etiquette.

A decade of attending yoga classes has led me to these observations:

- Good mat mojo -

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:42:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs doctor among 4 in state to have license suspended for medical marijuana authorizations]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-doctor-among-4-in-state-to-have-license-suspended-for-medical-marijuana-authorizations/article/1580719?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-doctor-among-4-in-state-to-have-license-suspended-for-medical-marijuana-authorizations/article/1580719?custom_click=rss

A Colorado Springs doctor was among four physicians whose licenses were suspended Tuesday after state regulators claimed the doctors wrongfully allowed hundreds of people to grow extra medical marijuana plants.

Dr. William Tyler Stone's license was suspended after the Colorado Medical Board questioned the medical necessity of allowing people to grow scores of marijuana plants.

Currently, doctors can authorize medical marijuana for eight conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, seizures, severe nausea and severe pain. Any patients seeking to grow more than the state's standard plant count - six - must get clearance by a doctor.

Stone authorized at least 400 people to grow 75 or more marijuana plants from Jan.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:04:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Do yoga at Coors Field, then catch a baseball game]]> http://gazette.com/do-yoga-at-coors-field-then-catch-a-baseball-game/article/1580671?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/do-yoga-at-coors-field-then-catch-a-baseball-game/article/1580671?custom_click=rss

Yoga and baseball go together like hot dogs and hamburgers.

The fourth annual Yoga Day at Coors Field on Aug. 6 gives yogis the chance to practice on the field in the morning and take in a game between the Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins at night. And, before you ask: No, Rockies players won't be doing warrior poses next to you during class. The $20-$65 price includes yoga class, a ticket to the game and a Rockies-themed yoga promotional item.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:40:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting July 19, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-19-2016/article/1580674?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-19-2016/article/1580674?custom_click=rss HEALTH NOTES

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Send information at least two weeks in advance: Email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202.

ADA Classic 5K - To benefit the American Diabetes Association, 8:30 a.m. July 30, Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache La Poudre St., $28. Registration: csgrandprix.com/10k.html.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments required: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Monument Library Branch, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:15:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Eliminate standing water to curb mosquitoes]]> http://gazette.com/eliminate-standing-water-to-curb-mosquitoes/article/1580670?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eliminate-standing-water-to-curb-mosquitoes/article/1580670?custom_click=rss

Midsummer is short-sleeve weather, an enjoyable time to be out with family and friends. But it also is the heart of mosquito season, so beware the escalating health risks caused by their bites.

The No. 1 prevention practice is eliminating any standing water that could serve as a mosquito-breeding site.

"Still water is a great environment" for the insects, said Scott Zide, founder of Mosquito Squad, a mosquito and tick control service with 200 locations. "One hundred-plus mosquitoes can be hatched from a single bottle cap full of water.

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]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:10:03 -0600 <![CDATA[In medical mystery, caregiver of Zika patient gets virus]]> http://gazette.com/in-medical-mystery-caregiver-of-zika-patient-gets-virus/article/1580647?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-medical-mystery-caregiver-of-zika-patient-gets-virus/article/1580647?custom_click=rss

SALT LAKE CITY — A person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also got the virus, but exactly how it was transmitted is a medical mystery, health officials announced Monday.

The tropical mosquito that mainly spreads Zika isn't found in the high-altitude area with cold winters where the two lived, Salt Lake County Health Department officials said. They didn't have sexual contact, which is how the virus is typically spread between adults when there's no mosquito bite or mother-to-child transmission.

"The new case in Utah is a surprise, showing that we still have more to learn about Zika," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention medical epidemiologist Erin Staples said.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:49:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time]]> http://gazette.com/woman-found-to-spread-zika-through-sex-for-1st-time/article/1580457?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-found-to-spread-zika-through-sex-for-1st-time/article/1580457?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.

Zika is usually spread by mosquitoes, and health officials have known for some time that men can spread it through sex. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the case Friday and updated its advice for pregnant women.

The CDC now advises them to use protection if their sex partner has traveled to a Zika-infected region, whether the partner is a man or a woman.

The Zika virus causes only a mild illness, at worst, in most people. But infection during pregnancy can lead to severe brain-related birth defects for the fetus. The New York

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:45:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado wildfires prompt air quality advisory]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-wildfires-prompt-air-quality-advisory/article/1580110?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-wildfires-prompt-air-quality-advisory/article/1580110?custom_click=rss

Smoke drifting from wildfires burning across Colorado Monday could leave some residents feeling under the weather, local health officials said.

Dr. Brendan Browning, an emergency room physician at Memorial Hospital, said smoke inhalation may affect the upper respiratory system in ways similar to allergies. Symptoms can include cough, congestion, runny nose and red or irritated eyes.

"Any exposure to smoke can lead to coughing, wheezing and generalized shortness of breath, but people with preexisting lung conditions would experience symptoms sooner," Browning said. "You're going to have more pronounced symptoms the closer you are to the fire, but people here in Colorado Springs can still experience these symptoms.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Forget the gym, workout buffs hit up national landmarks]]> http://gazette.com/forget-the-gym-workout-buffs-hit-up-national-landmarks/article/1580124?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forget-the-gym-workout-buffs-hit-up-national-landmarks/article/1580124?custom_click=rss

At the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Joe Hendricks' free workout on Saturday mornings had been drawing a few hundred people.

But two years ago, he said, the city ordered groups with more than 20 people to limit sessions to Sunday only.

Now, roughly 200 join him for a Sunday workout that includes everything from backward crawls up the bleachers to "piggy back" exercises where you carry your partner. Hendricks, 53, leads the workouts alongside several other fitness groups and soloists at the sandstone monoliths where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains.

"It's a workout mecca really for Denver. It's just so energizing to have so many people around you and real motivating. People are high-fiving each other.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:07:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting July 12, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-12-2016/article/1580123?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-12-2016/article/1580123?custom_click=rss 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.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 955-3400, csseniorcenter.com. - Nurse Chats - Stroke, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, $1. - Healthy Weight Loss, 10-11 a.m. Monday, $1. Jeffrey Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K - To benefit Sepsis Alliance, 10 a.m. July 23, Marcos Pizza, 9420 Briar Village Point, Suite 170, $40. Registration: jeffreydavis5k.org.

IREM Charity Run, Walk or Crawl - To benefit the Children's Hospital Colorado NICU, 6:30-11 a.m.

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]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[10 studios in Colorado Springs offering incentives for fitness week]]> http://gazette.com/10-studios-in-colorado-springs-offering-incentives-for-fitness-week/article/1579877?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-studios-in-colorado-springs-offering-incentives-for-fitness-week/article/1579877?custom_click=rss

Next week, 10 of Colorado Springs' fitness studios will offer incentives to work out as part of fitness week. From July 10 through July 17, studios will offer a $5 class for people whether or not they are members. Participants will be able take one class at each studio for $5 during the week. After the first class, any additional classes will cost regular price. Punch cards will be available at participating studios to keep track of which studios people have gone to.

Participating studios include Pure Barre, Kineo Fit, Hot Asana, Farnell's Extreme Bodyshaping, 9 Round, Sun Pilates, ReVibe Pilates and Bodywork, Orange Theory Fitness, Crossfit 719 and CorePower Yoga.

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<![CDATA[Local Andy Boyle enjoys competition, finishing Summer Roundup Trail Run]]> http://gazette.com/local-andy-boyle-enjoys-competition-finishing-summer-roundup-trail-run/article/1580054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/local-andy-boyle-enjoys-competition-finishing-summer-roundup-trail-run/article/1580054?custom_click=rss

Running isn't fun.

At least not in the typical grabbing a drink with your buddies or even shooting hoops at the park kind of way.

It doesn't make you think, "Wow, that was a good time." Instead, Andy Boyle said, when you cross a finish line, it's a feeling of relief rather than joy.

Boyle, a 19-year-old Colorado Springs resident, finished third in the Summer Roundup Trail Run, hosted Sunday at Bear Creek Regional Park. The 12K, which is in its 17th year, is the second of three races making up the Triple Crown of Running. This is Boyle's second summer participating in the event.

When he finished the race, Boyle was met with a medal, handed out to all participants by volunteers, and a high-five from winner Jake

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