<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/health Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:25 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis]]> http://gazette.com/ohio-seeks-technology-ideas-to-solve-national-opioid-crisis/article/feed/502974?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohio-seeks-technology-ideas-to-solve-national-opioid-crisis/article/feed/502974?custom_click=rss DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon.

During a news conference announcing the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, Lewis detailed her 29-year-old son's struggle with addiction to painkillers and heroin. She said she supports any effort that encourages understanding that addiction is a disease, not a choice.

"To me, what this is all about is the possibilities with this in educating and raising that awareness and seeing all the entities coming together. That is so necessary," she said. "It's l

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:11:43 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: States ask court to force health care subsidies]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-states-ask-court-to-force-health-care-subsidies/article/feed/502897?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-states-ask-court-to-force-health-care-subsidies/article/feed/502897?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

Nineteen state attorneys general are asking a federal judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last week.

The monthly payments were scheduled to go out Friday. The states filed a request Wednesday for an emergency court order requiring that they be paid on schedule.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading the effort. He says President Donald Trump is trying to sabotage the Obama health care law.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:04:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Latest: Chevron: Refinery fire won't affect distribution]]> http://gazette.com/latest-chevron-refinery-fire-wont-affect-distribution/article/feed/502989?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/latest-chevron-refinery-fire-wont-affect-distribution/article/feed/502989?custom_click=rss

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a refinery fire near Los Angeles (all times local):

12:10 a.m.

Chevron says a fire at one of its California refineries did not burn near any of the facility's main process units.

Spokesman Braden Reddall says the blaze late Tuesday at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery was confined to a distribution manifold along a perimeter of the facility just south of Los Angeles. He says the cause is under investigation.

No injuries are reported from the fire that burned for about a half-hour and sent smoke into surrounding neighborhoods. The refinery is the largest on the West Coast.

Reddall said Wednesday that the blaze is not expected to affect Chevron's ability to supply custom

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:29:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care]]> http://gazette.com/ultra-personal-therapy-gene-tumor-boards-guide-cancer-care/article/feed/503004?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ultra-personal-therapy-gene-tumor-boards-guide-cancer-care/article/feed/503004?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right.

Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by gene tumor boards, a new version of the hospital panels that traditionally decided whether surgery, radiation or chemotherapy would be best. These experts study the patient's cancer genes and match treatments to mutations that seem to drive the disease.

"We dissect the patient's tumor with what I call the molecular microscope," said Dr.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:02:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Editorial Roundup]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-editorial-roundup/article/feed/173008?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-editorial-roundup/article/feed/173008?custom_click=rss The Durango Herald, Oct. 18, on recreation at Lake Nighthorse:

On these clear, windless autumn days Lake Nighthorse reflects the sky like a mirror.

And while news that the lake may open in the spring of 2018 is exciting, we wonder just what folks expect to see reflected on the water in Ridges Basin next year?

Will it be a working reality that lets people enjoy the lake as they hoped during all these years of waiting? We hope so, because right now Nighthorse seems like a version of a castle's magic mirror, in which people peer and see only what they want to see.

As a vestige of an Animas-La Plata Project that continually evolved over generations, it is somehow fitting that Lake Nighthorse still has no clear recreat

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:25:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal]]> http://gazette.com/trump-gives-more-mixed-signals-in-bipartisan-health-deal/article/feed/502827?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-gives-more-mixed-signals-in-bipartisan-health-deal/article/feed/502827?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent more perplexing signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers' efforts to strike that compromise but "can never support" federal bailouts for insurers.

A chief sponsor of the agreement, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Trump called him Wednesday morning and encouraged him to continue his effort, but left himself wiggle room. Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., reached their accord a day earlier for a two-year continuation of federal subsidies to insurers that Trump has halted, coupled with an easing of some coverage requirements under President Barack Obama's health care law.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:14:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Anthem will turn to CVS after troubled Express Scripts deal]]> http://gazette.com/anthem-will-turn-to-cvs-after-troubled-express-scripts-deal/article/feed/502870?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/anthem-will-turn-to-cvs-after-troubled-express-scripts-deal/article/feed/502870?custom_click=rss

Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer's rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends.

The nation's second-largest insurer says it will create a pharmacy benefits manager called IngenioRx starting in 2020 and will work with CVS Health Corp. to manage the business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shares of all three companies climbed on the news after markets opened Wednesday.

Pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, run prescription drug plans for employers, government agencies and insurers, among other clients. They use their large purchasing power to negotiate prices.

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:35:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Connecticut high school acclaimed for unified sports program]]> http://gazette.com/connecticut-high-school-acclaimed-for-unified-sports-program/article/feed/502913?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/connecticut-high-school-acclaimed-for-unified-sports-program/article/feed/502913?custom_click=rss SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school is receiving national recognition from the Special Olympics for its unified sports program.

Simsbury High School has been named a Special Olympics Champion School.

The high school has more than 40 students participating in unified sports, which pairs kids with and without intellectual disabilities on athletic teams.

The school has had a unified sports program for seven years, with teams in flag football, soccer and track. It also has a unified theater and arts program and unified Best Buddies Club, where kids with and without intellectual disabilities socialize.

ESPN anchor Kevin Neghandi (neh-GAHN'-dee) and Special Olympics officials will be on hand to honor the

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]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:58:54 -0600 <![CDATA[A short-term health deal by senators — with Trump's blessing ]]> http://gazette.com/a-short-term-health-deal-by-senators-with-trumps-blessing/article/1613422?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-short-term-health-deal-by-senators-with-trumps-blessing/article/1613422?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives denounced it as an insurance company bailout, making its future uncertain.

The agreement followed weeks of negotiations between Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington that sought to address health insurance markets that have been in limbo following GOP failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.



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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:34:11 -0600
<![CDATA[The Latest: Senators announce plan for insurance markets]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-senators-announce-plan-for-insurance-markets/article/feed/502672?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-senators-announce-plan-for-insurance-markets/article/feed/502672?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and health care legislation (all times local):

11:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump is backing away from his positive response to a bipartisan Senate proposal to stabilize health insurance markets unsettled by his order to end "Obamacare" low-income subsidies.

Speaking in the Rose Garden, Trump had called the deal reached by Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington "a short term solution." But hours later the White House said Trump is supportive of efforts to seek a solution but opposes the Alexander-Murray plan.

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6 p.m.

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:56:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Eat Well: Colorado Springs chef teaches free diabetic recipe class]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-colorado-springs-chef-teaches-free-diabetic-recipe-class/article/1613342?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-colorado-springs-chef-teaches-free-diabetic-recipe-class/article/1613342?custom_click=rss

The triumvirate of sweets-filled holidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas - is a hard time for anyone watching their weight, but it's especially so for those who are diabetic and need to watch their carbohydrate intake. That makes this the perfect time to attend a diabetes cooking demonstration by Memorial Hospital Outpatient Nutrition Services.

Spencer Craig, sous chef at Penrose Hospital, will present "Two Low-Carb Dishes, One Great Taste!" on Nov. 9. Both holiday favorites fit into a diabetic meal plan: Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Fudge and Low Carb Green Bean Casserole.

"Every 21 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes," the American Diabetes Association website reports.



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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:39:05 -0600
<![CDATA[A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question]]> http://gazette.com/a-short-term-health-deal-by-senators-but-trump-a-question/article/feed/502624?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-short-term-health-deal-by-senators-but-trump-a-question/article/feed/502624?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. The president, at first, spoke approvingly of the deal, but as conservatives rebelled, the White House insisted Trump actually opposed the plan as a bailout of insurance companies.

The agreement followed weeks of negotiations between Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington that sought to address health insurance markets that have been in limbo following GOP failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:46:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Superheroes rappel from hospital to brighten patients' day]]> http://gazette.com/superheroes-rappel-from-hospital-to-brighten-patients-day/article/feed/502765?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/superheroes-rappel-from-hospital-to-brighten-patients-day/article/feed/502765?custom_click=rss

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police officers dressed as superheroes rappelled from the roof of Children's Hospital Colorado to brighten the day of the patients inside.

The hospital in Aurora serves hundreds of children with different diagnoses ranging from serious trauma to dermatological illnesses, cancer and eating disorders.

The officers work for the Aurora Police Department, and Tuesday's event was part of their training as a SWAT team.

Parents and family members were invited to attend the event, which has previously been hosted by the hospital. Many of the officers had never rappelled before the show.

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:05:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Panthers look to fill void left by injured LB Luke Kuechly]]> http://gazette.com/panthers-look-to-fill-void-left-by-injured-lb-luke-kuechly/article/feed/502728?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/panthers-look-to-fill-void-left-by-injured-lb-luke-kuechly/article/feed/502728?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are faced with the difficult task of replacing three-time All-Pro Luke Kuechly for the third time in three seasons, the

Only this time they don't have A.J. Klein to fill in at middle linebacker.

Kuechly is back in the NFL concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head in Carolina's 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. He attended practice on Tuesday but did not participate. Coach Ron Rivera said Kuechly is "advancing" in the NFL protocol, but said his status remains unclear for Sunday when the Panthers (4-2) visit the Chicago Bears (2-4).

Kuechly spent three weeks in the NFL concussion protocol in 2015 and 2016 and has missed nine games altogether i

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:56:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case]]> http://gazette.com/appeals-court-tosses-72-million-award-in-talcum-powder-case/article/feed/502647?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/appeals-court-tosses-72-million-award-in-talcum-powder-case/article/feed/502647?custom_click=rss KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt.

The Missouri Eastern District Court's ruled that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit filed by Jacqueline Fox, 62, of Birmingham, Alabama, who claimed the baby powder she used for feminine hygiene for about 25 years contributed to her cancer. She died in 2015, about four months before her case went to trial in St. Louis Circuit Court.

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:06:51 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Appeals court tosses award in talcum powder case]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-appeals-court-tosses-award-in-talcum-powder-case/article/feed/502673?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-appeals-court-tosses-award-in-talcum-powder-case/article/feed/502673?custom_click=rss KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri appeals court ruling that vacated a $72 million award in an Alabama's woman's lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her cancer. (all times local):

1 p.m.

A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman who claimed the company's talcum powder contributed to her ovarian cancer.

The appeals court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit. The court cited a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this summer that found there must be a strong connection between the plaintiff and a state where a lawsuit

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:10:35 -0600 <![CDATA[GOP senator says deal set on payments to health insurers]]> http://gazette.com/gop-senator-says-deal-set-on-payments-to-health-insurers/article/1613401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gop-senator-says-deal-set-on-payments-to-health-insurers/article/1613401?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — A key Republican senator said Tuesday he's reached a deal with his Democratic counterpart on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan pact.

The agreement would involve a two-year extension of federal payments to insurers that Trump halted last week, said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. Unless the money is quickly restored, insurers and others say that will result in higher premiums for people buying individual policies and in some carriers leaving unprofitable markets.

Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.



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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:47:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Johnson & Johnson tops Street 3Q forecasts, hikes forecast]]> http://gazette.com/johnson-johnson-tops-street-3q-forecasts-hikes-forecast/article/feed/502548?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/johnson-johnson-tops-street-3q-forecasts-hikes-forecast/article/feed/502548?custom_click=rss

Higher spending across the board drove Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter profit down 12 percent, despite a big sales jump fueled by recent acquisitions, hot new cancer drugs and strong sales of other key medicines.

However, the health care giant easily topped Wall Street expectations. With momentum in product sales across all three business segments, the Band-Aid maker boosted its financial forecast for the third time this year.

Shares rose 2.2 percent, or $3.03, to $139.14 in late-morning trading.

"This was a strong quarter for Johnson & Johnson," Edward Jones analyst Ashtyn Evans wrote Tuesday to investors, adding that its strong balance sheet should enable more product acquisitions.

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:34:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity]]> http://gazette.com/too-fat-to-fight-colorado-nonprofit-says-military-threatened-by-childhood-obesity/article/1613250?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/too-fat-to-fight-colorado-nonprofit-says-military-threatened-by-childhood-obesity/article/1613250?custom_click=rss

Even the kids in America's fittest state are too fat to fight their nation's wars, a pro-military nonprofit argues in a new study.

The military has long bemoaned America's tubby youth, and the Council for a Strong America says Colorado is part of the problem, with more than 27 percent of the state's children categorized as overweight.

"Low levels of physical activity and the obesity epidemic are contributing to an unprecedented readiness problem for our armed forces," the nonprofit said.

Those extra candy bars compound a complex problem for military recruiting. Between other health issues, criminal records and other troubles from facial tattoos to drug habits, a full 70 percent of Colorado teens are ineligible for



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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:33:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Oct. 17, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-oct.-17-2017/article/1613374?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-oct.-17-2017/article/1613374?custom_click=rss Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits and at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email listings@gazette.com.

A Rocking Benefit for the Fight Against Breast Cancer - To benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, Back East Bar and Grill, 9475 Briar Village, Suite 168; backeastbarandgrill.com /briargate/live.cfm.

Bonfils Blood Drive - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Parkway; tinyurl.com/ybennb4p.

Breakfast of Champions - To benefit Peak Vista Community Center, 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 26, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $75. Reservations: tinyurl.com/ybvr9q9u.

Colorado Springs

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]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:05:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds]]> http://gazette.com/legal-marijuana-is-saving-lives-in-colorado-study-finds/article/1613327?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/legal-marijuana-is-saving-lives-in-colorado-study-finds/article/1613327?custom_click=rss

Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health.

“After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and Alexander C. Wagenaar.

The authors stress that their results are preliminary, given that their study encompasses only two years of data after the state's first recreational marijuana shops opened in 2014.



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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:09:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Hickenlooper slams Trump's health care cuts as 'cruelty without benefit']]> http://gazette.com/hickenlooper-slams-trumps-health-care-cuts-as-cruelty-without-benefit/article/1613160?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hickenlooper-slams-trumps-health-care-cuts-as-cruelty-without-benefit/article/1613160?custom_click=rss

Health insurance rates next year will rise even higher than expected after President Donald Trump's decision to stop paying insurers for certain subsidies, the Colorado Division of Insurance announced Friday.

Insurance rates across the state will rise an average of 33 percent next year, 6 percent higher than originally planned, said Colorado Division of Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar.

The additional price hike raised fresh concerns about the health and future of Colorado's insurance markets, as well as whether insurers will stay on the exchange in 2019.

Salazar called Trump's latest decision, which ends cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, "cruel and irresponsible.

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]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:14:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers ]]> http://gazette.com/trump-to-halt-subsidies-to-health-insurers/article/1613075?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-to-halt-subsidies-to-health-insurers/article/1613075?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.

Two people familiar with the decision described the plan late Thursday night, seeking anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The White House said in a statement that the government cannot legally continue to pay the so-called cost-sharing subsidies because they lack a formal authorization by Congress. However, the administration had been making the payments from month to month, even as Trump threated to cut them off to force Democrats to negotiate over health care.



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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:44:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Chicago's soda tax fizzled after two months - and what it means for the anti-soda movement]]> http://gazette.com/chicagos-soda-tax-fizzled-after-two-months-and-what-it-means-for-the-anti-soda-movement/article/1612906?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chicagos-soda-tax-fizzled-after-two-months-and-what-it-means-for-the-anti-soda-movement/article/1612906?custom_click=rss

Less than two months after the country's largest soda tax went into effect, embattled lawmakers in Cook County, Illinois -- the home of Chicago -- are already poised to repeal it.

The tax has been plagued, in its very short life, by legal challenges, implementation glitches and a screeching, multi-million-dollar media battle between the soda industry and public health groups. On Tuesday, in recognition of growing public pressure, Cook County's Board of Commissioners is expected to vote to roll back the tax, effective as soon as Dec. 1.

It's a major victory for Big Soda, which has spent millions on ad buys, lobbyists and political contributions in the county. It's also the second blow this year to the soda tax movement,



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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:39:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Body of excellence: Simple techniques to gain flexibility]]> http://gazette.com/body-of-excellence-simple-techniques-to-gain-flexibility/article/1612894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/body-of-excellence-simple-techniques-to-gain-flexibility/article/1612894?custom_click=rss

Lack of flexibility can limit your enjoyment of movement. You should be able to move your joints through their full range without pain. Impingement in the joint or tightness in the muscle and fascial tissues above and below the joint can restrict movement. An impingement occurs inside the joint and needs to be addressed by a doctor.

Lack of flexibility occurs when the muscles or fascial (connective) tissue does not function fully. It can occur in the lengthening and contracting muscles, so both sides of the muscle must be worked. Here are several ways to do this.

Rolling with a foam roller or firm ball can be done anytime.

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]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:20:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Nature's menu rotates for a reason]]> http://gazette.com/natures-menu-rotates-for-a-reason/article/1612892?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/natures-menu-rotates-for-a-reason/article/1612892?custom_click=rss

My family is a seasonal cliché.

Last spring, we went on a cleaning frenzy and scrubbed out our garage, closets and pantry, giving away outgrown items and using up every can of beans and box of pasta we could. During the summer, we moved on to eating corn, tomatoes and watermelon almost every night, often staying up to watch the later sunset. And now that it is fall, we are gathered around college football games eating bowl after bowl of chili with scoop after scoop of guacamole on top.

These seasonal rituals have scientific reasons for these seasonal platitudes, and it is no surprise that nature provides us with the foods our bodies need each season.

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]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:15:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Oct. 10, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-oct.-10-2017/article/1612891?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-oct.-10-2017/article/1612891?custom_click=rss 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 listings@gazette.com.

A Rocking Benefit for the Fight Against Breast Cancer - To benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Back East Bar and Grill, 9475 Briar Village, Suite, 168; backeastbarand grill.com/briargate/live.cfm.

Breakfast of Champions - To benefit Peak Vista Community Center, 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 26, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $75. Reservations: tinyurl.com/ybvr9q9u.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $1. Registration: 955-3400, csseniorcenter.com. - Nurse Chats - Hydration vs.

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]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:15:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Resist jumping to conclusions in conversation, yoga]]> http://gazette.com/resist-jumping-to-conclusions-in-conversation-yoga/article/1612890?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/resist-jumping-to-conclusions-in-conversation-yoga/article/1612890?custom_click=rss

I've been working on this habit for years.

I'll call it "filling in your blanks," and it involves me and my ego thinking we know everything, including how you intend to finish your every thought. There was a time when, if you took a little longer to finish your sentence during a conversation than I deemed appropriate, I would finish it for you. I'm not sure if this aggravated my conversational partners (nobody said anything or appeared outwardly upset), but I decided it was a habit I didn't like and was going to eradicate.

This impulse to fill in the blanks didn't come from malicious intent. Sometimes I simply wanted to move the conversation along, and at other times it was to show people I was right there with them, on the

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]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:15:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness]]> http://gazette.com/seeing-hope-fda-panel-considers-gene-therapy-for-blindness/article/1612869?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seeing-hope-fda-panel-considers-gene-therapy-for-blindness/article/1612869?custom_click=rss

A girl saw her mother's face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed "America's Got Talent."

Caroline, Cole, Christian. All had mere glimmers of vision and were destined to lose even that because of an inherited eye disease with no treatment or cure.

Until now.

On Thursday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy that improved vision for these three youths and some others with hereditary blindness.

It would be the first gene therapy in the U.S. for an inherited disease, and the first in which



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<![CDATA[White House to order health care alternatives ]]> http://gazette.com/white-house-to-order-health-care-alternatives/article/1612850?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-house-to-order-health-care-alternatives/article/1612850?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.

President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies. Experts say that's not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely around the country.

Moreover, White House actions may come too late to have much impact on premiums for 2018.



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