<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/health Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:44:58 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Ex-NFL player Hollier to speak against mental health stigmas]]> http://gazette.com/ex-nfl-player-hollier-to-speak-against-mental-health-stigmas/article/feed/258031?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-nfl-player-hollier-to-speak-against-mental-health-stigmas/article/feed/258031?custom_click=rss DETROIT (AP) — Former NFL player Dwight Hollier is scheduled to deliver the keynote at an event in Detroit that exposes stigmas given to people with mental disorders.

The program will be held Tuesday at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Farmington Hills-based Community Network Services and the Northeast Guidance Center in Detroit are putting on the event. The organizations advocate for fair treatment of people with mental health challenges.

Hollier directs transition and clinical services for the NFL. He played linebacker and spent nine years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:01:33 -0600 <![CDATA[5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood]]> http://gazette.com/5-things-to-know-about-the-fight-over-planned-parenthood/article/feed/258023?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/5-things-to-know-about-the-fight-over-planned-parenthood/article/feed/258023?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

Conservatives have long targeted Planned Parenthood, which provides health services, family planning and abortions in clinics across the country. The furtively recorded videos, with hair-raising close-ups of aborted fetal organs and Planned Parenthood officials dispassionately describing how "I'm not going to crush that part," have forced the group and its Democratic champions into a defensive crouch.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:25:55 -0600 <![CDATA[NYC officials to hold Bronx forum on Legionnaires' outbreak]]> http://gazette.com/nyc-officials-to-hold-bronx-forum-on-legionnaires-outbreak/article/feed/258012?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nyc-officials-to-hold-bronx-forum-on-legionnaires-outbreak/article/feed/258012?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are holding a town hall discussion with health experts on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Bronx that has killed four people and sickened dozens.

Health officials say there have been 71 reported cases of people with the disease and 55 have been hospitalized. They say 25 people have been treated and discharged.

The legionella bacteria were discovered Friday at the Opera House Hotel in the Bronx. The bacteria had previously been found in equipment at a hospital.

Legionnaires' disease is caused when water tainted with a certain bacteria is inhaled into the lungs. There have been 2,400 cases nationwide this year.

Monday night's meeting is being held at the Bronx Museu

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:51:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Rep. Edwards to attend event on healthy meals in schools]]> http://gazette.com/rep.-edwards-to-attend-event-on-healthy-meals-in-schools/article/feed/258008?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rep.-edwards-to-attend-event-on-healthy-meals-in-schools/article/feed/258008?custom_click=rss CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children.

She is attending the Team Up for School Nutrition Success Initiative in Capitol Heights on Monday.

Edwards, a Maryland Democrat, will be joined by Katie Wilson. She is the deputy undersecretary for food nutrition and consumer services at the U.S. Agriculture Department.

Joan Shorter, director of food and nutrition services for Prince George's County public schools, also is scheduled to attend.

The initiative is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for schools nationwide.

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]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:16:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes]]> http://gazette.com/most-picky-eating-harmless-but-it-can-signal-emotional-woes/article/feed/257997?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/most-picky-eating-harmless-but-it-can-signal-emotional-woes/article/feed/257997?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.

Preschool-aged children who are extremely selective about what they eat and dislike even being near certain foods are more likely than others to have underlying anxiety or depression, the study found. But only 3 percent of young children studied were that picky.

Less severe pickiness, dubbed "moderate selected eating" in the study, was found in about 18 percent of kids. These are children who will only eat a narrow range of foods.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:53:29 -0600 <![CDATA[5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood]]> http://gazette.com/5-things-about-congress-fight-over-planned-parenthood/article/feed/257848?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/5-things-about-congress-fight-over-planned-parenthood/article/feed/257848?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

Conservatives have long targeted Planned Parenthood, which provides health services, family planning and abortions in clinics across the country. The furtively recorded videos, with hair-raising close-ups of aborted fetal organs and Planned Parenthood officials dispassionately describing how "I'm not going to crush that part," have forced the group and its Democratic champions into a defensive crouch.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:43:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Board: Acupuncturist negligent in giving bee sting therapy]]> http://gazette.com/board-acupuncturist-negligent-in-giving-bee-sting-therapy/article/feed/257924?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/board-acupuncturist-negligent-in-giving-bee-sting-therapy/article/feed/257924?custom_click=rss ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.

Xin Sheng "Tom" Zhou has been using bee sting therapy to treat diseases and chronic pain at his practice in Alhambra. Bee venom acupuncture has been used in eastern Asia since at least the 2nd century B.C.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Acupuncture Board filed an accusation against Zhou in July.

The board claims Zhou was repeatedly and grossly negligent in administering the bee stings by not having an emergency response kit or medication for patients who experience a severe alle

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:47:31 -0600 <![CDATA[New state law allows diabetics freedom to manage condition]]> http://gazette.com/new-state-law-allows-diabetics-freedom-to-manage-condition/article/feed/257943?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-state-law-allows-diabetics-freedom-to-manage-condition/article/feed/257943?custom_click=rss LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new state law allows diabetic students in Arkansas more freedom to manage their condition on their own at school.

House Bill 1395 was signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in March.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1VVnZgG ) the law allows children with diabetes capable of administering their own insulin to do so anywhere and at any time necessary. Children also may carry medical supplies with them on school campuses and to school-related activities.

For students who can't administer their own insulin, non-medical school staff members may volunteer to be trained to do so when a school nurse is not available.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:10:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Tularemia confirmed in cottontail rabbits in Platte County]]> http://gazette.com/tularemia-confirmed-in-cottontail-rabbits-in-platte-county/article/feed/257928?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tularemia-confirmed-in-cottontail-rabbits-in-platte-county/article/feed/257928?custom_click=rss LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A bacterial disease of wildlife that can be transmitted to humans and their pets has been found in two cottontail rabbits a few miles northeast of Guernsey in Platte County.

A landowner in the county discovered about 20 dead rabbits and contacted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Two of the dead rabbits tested by the agency tested positive for tularemia.

Tularemia is fairly common in rodents and rabbits and occasionally spills over into other host species, including humans.

It occurs almost every year somewhere in Wyoming but is not cause for alarm.

Wheatland Game Warden David Ellsworth says like most other wildlife diseases, tularemia is more likely to occur during periods of high anima

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:09:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Rhode Island Hospital renews $600,000 grant for trauma study]]> http://gazette.com/rhode-island-hospital-renews-600000-grant-for-trauma-study/article/feed/257929?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rhode-island-hospital-renews-600000-grant-for-trauma-study/article/feed/257929?custom_click=rss PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital has renewed funding for its trauma and inflammation research training fellowship.

The $600,000 award from the National Institutes of Health will support scientists and clinicians studying trauma-related diseases and how the body reacts to them in the hospital's division of surgical research.

Department of Surgery Chairman Dr. William Cioffi says trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States.

He says studying traumatic injury and inflammation can advance understanding of all kinds of diseases.

Fellows are taught by faculty from the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

The fellows have access to trauma and burn centers at Rhode Is

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:07:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Maine gets $800,000 for substance abuse treatment services]]> http://gazette.com/maine-gets-800000-for-substance-abuse-treatment-services/article/feed/257845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/maine-gets-800000-for-substance-abuse-treatment-services/article/feed/257845?custom_click=rss AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is getting $800,000 to support substance abuse treatment and recovery.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide services for Mainers ages 12 to 24 who are struggling with substance abuse.

The senators say that the programs supported by this grant can make a big difference in many Mainers' lives. Both say that combating the problem of substance abuse is essential for Maine to build safer, healthier and more prosperous communities.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:33:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Music therapy classes welcome children with special needs]]> http://gazette.com/music-therapy-classes-welcome-children-with-special-needs/article/feed/257874?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/music-therapy-classes-welcome-children-with-special-needs/article/feed/257874?custom_click=rss

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The two boys at Harmony Road Music School banged on the drums, shook rain sticks and rattles, and tried to pick out tunes on the piano.

If it didn't resemble a typical music lesson, that's because it wasn't. Instructor Madison Whelan's musical games were meant to help the students develop skills that can be used outside of music, such as impulse control and communication.

"They don't know they're working on anything other than just playing for fun," Whelan said recently.

Whelan is entering her senior year as an undergraduate music therapy student at the University of Louisville. She has been putting her training to use by holding music classes for students with special needs this summer.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:05:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Boy born prematurely leaves Fargo hospital after 345 days]]> http://gazette.com/boy-born-prematurely-leaves-fargo-hospital-after-345-days/article/feed/257867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boy-born-prematurely-leaves-fargo-hospital-after-345-days/article/feed/257867?custom_click=rss FARGO, N.D. (AP) — After spending nearly a year at a Fargo hospital, a baby boy who was born 13 weeks premature finally was able to go home to Lidgerwood.

Trevor Frolek left Essential Health on July 24, his 345th day at the hospital, WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1VOWF3H ) reported. He was born after a 23-week pregnancy, and weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces.

"Especially from the night that we didn't know if he was going to make it, to now, is just, so ... pretty special," said Bo Frolek, the boy's father.

When Trevor was born, he was small enough that his father was able to get his wedding ring around his foot. His treatment while in the hospital included surgeries on his heart and eyes.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:58:18 -0600 <![CDATA[A month in, medical marijuana yields mixed results]]> http://gazette.com/a-month-in-medical-marijuana-yields-mixed-results/article/feed/257856?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-month-in-medical-marijuana-yields-mixed-results/article/feed/257856?custom_click=rss ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's first month of legal medical marijuana sales has stories of success, disappointment and everything in between.

Manufacturers are urging patience as they figure out the right dosages and strains for patients' needs.

Patrick McClellan's new vaporizer pen helped immediately with his muscle spasms.

But Shelly Rapp's family is eyeing a move back to California after two tries with marijuana were costly and ineffective for her son's seizures.

Sarah Wellington says her vaporizer does wonders for multiple sclerosis. But the medication's high cost means she can't afford to use it regularly.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:05:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Florida health officials host online summer camp]]> http://gazette.com/florida-health-officials-host-online-summer-camp/article/feed/257847?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/florida-health-officials-host-online-summer-camp/article/feed/257847?custom_click=rss TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Can't afford to send your kids to summer camp? Too hot to play camp games outside all day? Florida health officials have a solution. They're hosting an online summer camp for kids to promote exercise, good eating habits and other healthy behaviors.

The Florida Department of Health's free virtual summer camp takes place Aug. 1-7, 2015 through the Florida Department of Health's Facebook and Twitter accounts and is geared toward elementary to middle-school-aged children.

Individuals will learn how to choose activities that will keep them physically fit, how to choose healthy and delicious meals and snacks, explore the great outdoors, practice first aid and plan for emergencies.

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]]> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:29:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Falcon girl learns moves from Broncos Cheerleaders]]> http://gazette.com/falcon-girl-learns-moves-from-broncos-cheerleaders/article/1556613?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falcon-girl-learns-moves-from-broncos-cheerleaders/article/1556613?custom_click=rss

Cheyenne Dyess doesn't let anything get her down, even her battle with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. The Falcon 10-year-old got another huge reason to smile on Friday afternoon.

Two Denver Broncos cheerleaders arrived at the University of Colorado Health Memorial Hospital Center in Colorado Springs to teach the young Broncos fan the right moves when it comes to their craft on the field.

It was a magical moment for Cheyenne as she mimicked the steps of the two professionals in the lobby of the hospital.

"I thought it was awesome, especially learning the cheer and what they do," Cheyenne said. "It's awesome."

Hours earlier, Cheyenne had her sixth chemotherapy treatment. She is slated to do 18 more sessions.

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:02:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Pueblo health care provider moves to downtown Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/pueblo-health-care-provider-moves-to-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1556600?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-health-care-provider-moves-to-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1556600?custom_click=rss

A fast-growing Colorado-based health care provider has traded one historic building in Pueblo for another in Colorado Springs.

The American Vein & Vascular Institute, a network of seven clinics in Colorado and Texas, has moved its business headquarters to the 101-year-old Hibbard & Co. Building at 17 S. Tejon St. in the heart of the Springs' downtown.

American Vein & Vascular Institute's 20-person business team - which includes finance, billing, marketing, human resources, retail sales and a patient call center - will occupy about 8,000 square feet on one floor in the Hibbard Building. The institute, founded in 2010, has operated out of the Pueblo Federal Building the past four years; the headquarters' move will be

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:05:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis, to partner with Children's Hospital Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/centura-health-including-penrose-st.-francis-to-partner-with-childrens-hospital-colorado/article/1556535?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/centura-health-including-penrose-st.-francis-to-partner-with-childrens-hospital-colorado/article/1556535?custom_click=rss

The corporate parent of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services struck an alliance this week with Children's Hospital Colorado, the hospital systems confirmed Thursday.

Centura Health, which oversees 15 hospitals in Colorado and western Kansas, signed a letter of intent with Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado "just to begin the conversations to see what partnership opportunities there are," said Chris Valentine, a spokesman for Penrose-St. Francis.

"This is an opportunity for both of us to go in with open eyes and open minds and see what we can build together," Valentine said.

Valentine said the letter of intent was signed Monday.

No changes are expected in the short term at Penrose Hospital or St. Francis

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:57:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Collaborative seeks to improve community health in southeast Springs]]> http://gazette.com/collaborative-seeks-to-improve-community-health-in-southeast-springs/article/1555593?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/collaborative-seeks-to-improve-community-health-in-southeast-springs/article/1555593?custom_click=rss

A new collaborative project in Colorado Springs recently became one of 18 in the nation to receive a grant for a groundbreaking project that aims to improve health in low-income communities.

The initiative, Project ACCESS, was chosen for its approach to addressing the social and environmental factors that have the greatest impact on health.

“Health is more than going to the doctor,” said Mina Liebert, director of LiveWell Colorado Springs. “Your health is affected by many factors, such as the community in which you live, local employment opportunities, social support, and access to safe parks and healthy foods.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting July 28, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-28-2015/article/1556384?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-july-28-2015/article/1556384?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.

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.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., if no cost listed, call or go online. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - CPR/AED Certification, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 4, $42. - Get Help for Depression and Anxiety, 10-11 a.m. Aug. 6, $1. - Understanding Home Care, 10-11 a.m. Aug. 10, $1. PILLAR -

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]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:05:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Cardinals add likely first-ever female coach to a NFL team's staff]]> http://gazette.com/cardinals-add-likely-first-ever-female-coach-to-a-nfl-teams-staff/article/1556373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cardinals-add-likely-first-ever-female-coach-to-a-nfl-teams-staff/article/1556373?custom_click=rss  


On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals did something that no other NFL team in the history of the league has done before. The Cardinals are believed to be the first team to add a female coach to their staff.

Jen Welter, 37, will join the Cardinals coaching staff for the summer. Welter will help coach the team's inside linebackers during training camp and the preseason. Welter's role isn't a long-term job, as she'll be a coaching intern during the summer, but it's still a likely NFL first and has the potential to lead to further opportunities.

"I really believe she'll have a great opportunity through this internship to open some doors," said Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians (via the team's website).

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:20:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs groups work to lessen mental-health related 911 calls, better help those in need]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-groups-work-to-lessen-mental-health-related-911-calls-better-help-those-in-need/article/1556305?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-groups-work-to-lessen-mental-health-related-911-calls-better-help-those-in-need/article/1556305?custom_click=rss

In one year, Colorado Springs police received 325 calls about just one woman - most made by neighbors and passersby who were concerned by her erratic and mentally unstable behavior.

Something had to change.

People like her inspired the creation of the city's Community Response Team, which addresses 911 calls that involve suicide threats or mental health concerns and might require a more nuanced response.

CRT is the newest addition to the fire department's Community and Public Health Division, which also created Community Assistance, Referrals and Education Services (CARES) in 2012 to better provide access to resources and healthcare education for 911 "super-utilizers.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:34:53 -0600
<![CDATA[The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches]]> http://gazette.com/the-tips-you-need-to-navigate-another-year-of-packed-lunches/article/1556314?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-tips-you-need-to-navigate-another-year-of-packed-lunches/article/1556314?custom_click=rss

There was a time when a lunch box was simply that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch.

For many years they were metal and came emblazoned with your favorite cartoon or movie characters, as well as a matching thermos. By the '80s, metal was passe, making way for plastic. But the basic design was the same. And you liked it. Until you were old enough to not. Then you graduated to paper bags or ditched packed lunches entirely for some atrocious pizza-chicken-cheese-nugget-potato thing from the cafeteria.

Lunch gear has come a long way. Today's lunch "systems" are dominated by bento-style gear, which originated in Japan and involve multiple compartments and containers to hold a variety of foods.

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]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:10:23 -0600 <![CDATA[CDC warns of marijuana consumption in report citing teen's Colorado death]]> http://gazette.com/cdc-warns-of-marijuana-consumption-in-report-citing-teens-colorado-death/article/1556199?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cdc-warns-of-marijuana-consumption-in-report-citing-teens-colorado-death/article/1556199?custom_click=rss

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a report released Friday, says the case of a teen who leapt to his death from a Denver hotel balcony after eating marijuana-infused cookies illustrates "a potential danger" with edible pot.

The CDC, along with a Colorado health official and Denver's medical examiner's office, said the death suggests the need for "improved health messaging" to prevent marijuana overconsumption.

Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old student at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., died at a Holiday Inn in northeast Denver in March 2014. Officials say his friends tried to calm him down before his fatal four-story leap.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:01:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant]]> http://gazette.com/anthem-bids-48-billion-for-cigna-to-create-health-giant/article/1556193?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/anthem-bids-48-billion-for-cigna-to-create-health-giant/article/1556193?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.

In just three weeks, starting with Aetna's $35 billion bid for Humana Inc. on July 3, the landscape of U.S. health care has been altered in a buyout frenzy that could transform five massive U.S. health companies into just three, including UnitedHealth Group.

Larger insurers have negotiating power to squeeze better rates from drug companies and health care providers. But the wave of consolidation is likely to lead to fewer choices for consumers in certain markets.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:12:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Live well: Power of music at heart of Colorado Springs workshop]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-power-of-music-at-heart-of-colorado-springs-workshop/article/1555985?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-power-of-music-at-heart-of-colorado-springs-workshop/article/1555985?custom_click=rss

When a foul mood hits, where do you turn? Pharrell Williams and his rump-shaking "Happy"? Elliott Smith's maudlin "Miss Misery"?

Music. It has the power to take us from boredom to contentment, anger to frustration, and disappointed to, well, even more disappointed if you're not careful.

Ten years ago, Molly Lord was in the middle of a screenplay featuring characters strongly shaped by music. To bring authenticity to the work, she began delving into music's influence on emotions. What she found eventually changed her career trajectory - and the script remains shelved to this day.

"Sound changes us," she said. "There's a frequency to it that affects our emotional and spiritual states.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:22:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Anti-methadone group to discuss ways to keep drug out of Monument]]> http://gazette.com/anti-methadone-group-to-discuss-ways-to-keep-drug-out-of-monument/article/1556109?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/anti-methadone-group-to-discuss-ways-to-keep-drug-out-of-monument/article/1556109?custom_click=rss

A group that opposes a planned methadone clinic in Monument will hold a meeting Thursday.

No Methadone in Monument will discuss updates to its effort at 6 p.m. in Si Sibell's Barn, which is behind 231 Front St. in Monument.

The group has been organizing an opposition movement to the clinic, which dispenses the drug methadone to help people overcome additions to opioids, such as heroin. Its concerns include the clinic's proposed location, which is across the street from Limbach Park.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:10:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado State University disputes Lamborn's charge of buying 'aborted babies' parts]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-state-university-disputes-lamborns-charge-of-buying-aborted-babies-parts/article/1556106?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-state-university-disputes-lamborns-charge-of-buying-aborted-babies-parts/article/1556106?custom_click=rss

Colorado State University officials denied purchasing fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood amid reports that it did so - either directly or indirectly - in January 2013.

The issue came to light after anti-abortion activists released undercover videos about Planned Parenthood. In the videos, officials with the nonprofit discussed their practice of providing fetal tissue taken during abortions for research.

In a letter to the university, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, referenced documents released by the Center for Medical Progress alleging a purchase by CSU for "aborted babies' body parts for experimentation or other purposes," directly or indirectly from Planned Parenthood's California affiliate, on Jan. 10,

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]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:05:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado lightning strike victim who lost dog getting a special gift]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-lightning-strike-victim-who-lost-dog-getting-a-special-gift/article/1556081?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-lightning-strike-victim-who-lost-dog-getting-a-special-gift/article/1556081?custom_click=rss

A man from Littleton struck by lightning on a Colorado 14er says he’s still feeling the effects three weeks later.

CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh checked in with Jonathan Hardman, who survived the ordeal. Hardman was struck in the head while hiking down Mount Bierstadt. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and will need time to heal. But a gift that will arrive in a few weeks may be just what the doctor ordered.

The lightning strike killed his dog, Rambo the German shepherd. Now Hardman is adopting one of Rambo’s little brothers, according to CBS4.

The new dog is named Blitz.

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As a fitness professional, I'm always looking for ways to improve my technique as a group instructor while receiving additional education.

Last year, I became a certified Les Mills instructor. Les Mills International is a New Zealand company that provides choreographed exercise to music for its group fitness formats. These programs are offered around the world, including in gyms and athletic clubs in the Pikes Peak region.

Les Mills, a former Olympic athlete in New Zealand, and his wife, Colleen, opened the first Les Mills gym in 1968 in Auckland. Now there are about a dozen Les Mills formats offered to fitness enthusiasts.

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