<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/health Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:01:15 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Don’t eat your placenta, researchers warn]]> http://gazette.com/dont-eat-your-placenta-researchers-warn/article/1613524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dont-eat-your-placenta-researchers-warn/article/1613524?custom_click=rss

More than 200 millennia of human civilization and two centuries of modern medicine have brought us to this recent heavy-handed admonition by scientific researchers:

It’s probably a bad idea to eat your placenta.

The 11-page, medical jargon-filled article published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology seeks to provide a clear answer to what many view as a somewhat gross question.

Over the past decade, the authors say, there’s been a growing interest in natural childbirth by people wary of bringing a human life into the world in an antiseptic room full of intravenous drugs, gloved doctors and fluorescent light.



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<![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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<![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[Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030]]> http://gazette.com/paris-hopes-to-ban-gas-powered-cars-in-city-by-2030/article/feed/501143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paris-hopes-to-ban-gas-powered-cars-in-city-by-2030/article/feed/501143?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory.

In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030. The controversial move announced Thursday follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo's plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer Olympics.

Speaking on France Info radio, the Paris deputy mayor in charge of transport, Christophe Nadjovski, said "we have planned the end of thermic vehicle use, and therefore of fossil energies, by 2030.

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]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:07 -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[AROUND TOWN: Project Angel Heart volunteers experience client meals first-hand]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-project-angel-heart-volunteers-experience-client-meals-first-hand/article/1612693?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-project-angel-heart-volunteers-experience-client-meals-first-hand/article/1612693?custom_click=rss

Project Angel Heart provides home-delivered meals to those with chronic illnesses.

Volunteers and friends got to personally experience the program during a social fundraising evening, "Cocktails in the Kitchen," where the nonprofit's executive chef Brandon Foster prepared specialties like those offered to clients.

Hosts Sandy Johannsen, Jean and Bill Koch and Carolyn and John Shaw invited guests to Johannsen's hillside home to learn about the program. Volunteers deliver chef-prepared, medically tailored meals at no cost to those with cancer, kidney disease, HIV-AIDS and other serious illnesses.

Former client Terri Figueredo told guests the Project Angel Heart meals had been a necessity to build her strength to undergo

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]]> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 04:15:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump's health secretary resigns in travel flap]]> http://gazette.com/trumps-health-secretary-resigns-in-travel-flap/article/feed/497600?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trumps-health-secretary-resigns-in-travel-flap/article/feed/497600?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration's agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price's regrets and partial repayment couldn't save his job.

The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president's Cabinet to be pushed out in a turbulent young administration that has seen several high-ranking White House aides ousted. A former GOP congressman from the Atlanta suburbs, Price served less than eight months.

Publicly, Trump had said he was "not happy" with Price for repeatedly using private charter aircraft for official trips on the taxpayer's dime, when cheaper commercial flights would

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]]> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:04:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Family of boy killed by gator helps kids getting transplants]]> http://gazette.com/family-of-boy-killed-by-gator-helps-kids-getting-transplants/article/feed/496750?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/family-of-boy-killed-by-gator-helps-kids-getting-transplants/article/feed/496750?custom_click=rss

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last year has created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants.

Matt Graves said Wednesday that after their son Lane's death, they wanted to help other families fighting for their children's lives. Melissa Graves dried tears from her eyes while her husband spoke.

"Lane had a very special light about him. We promised him at his wake we would turn this tragedy into good for many families," Matt Graves said.

Lane was playing on a beach outside Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa last year when an alligator grabbed him and dragged him into the lake. Matt Graves jumped into the w

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