<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/health Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:20:31 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Live Well: What is ChiRunning? How can it heal, prevent running injuries?]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-what-is-chirunning-how-can-it-heal-prevent-running-injuries/article/1586461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-what-is-chirunning-how-can-it-heal-prevent-running-injuries/article/1586461?custom_click=rss

When it comes to running, there's a wide gap between Phoebe on "Friends" and Olympic star Allyson Felix.

You might recall the former's outlandish technique that involved thrashing her arms and legs as she maneuvered through New York's Central Park. I'm a far cry from that, but I also know my running (OK, more like jogging or maybe slogging) form leaves a lot to be desired.

When I stumbled across ChiRunning, I was intrigued. I like chi, or what Eastern disciplines identify as life force energy (and what yogis call prana), and I used to like running until it gifted me with plantar fasciitis and bunions and made my knees ache anytime I used stairs.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles]]> http://gazette.com/unhappy-target-customers-send-strong-message-on-pill-bottles/article/feed/402997?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/unhappy-target-customers-send-strong-message-on-pill-bottles/article/feed/402997?custom_click=rss

Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking — in some cases begging — the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer's red prescription bottles, which came with color-coded rings, labeling on the top and prescription information that was easier to read.

Some customers also took more drastic steps.

Vivian Ruth Sawyer went fishing through her trash to rescue the old Target bottles soon after opening her stapled prescription bag to find the dowdy, white-capped amber vials that are common in most medicine cabinets.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:24:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Sept. 27, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-27-2016/article/1586459?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-27-2016/article/1586459?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.

"An Evening of Jazz" - Anisha Rush Quartet with Joseph Lamar, to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., $15-$20; 473-8477, namicoloradosprings.org.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments required: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

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]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Correction: Nevada Ballot Measure-Marijuana-Things to Know]]> http://gazette.com/correction-nevada-ballot-measure-marijuana-things-to-know/article/feed/402192?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/correction-nevada-ballot-measure-marijuana-things-to-know/article/feed/402192?custom_click=rss LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about Nevada's recreational marijuana ballot measure, The Associated Press erroneously reported the four other states voting on marijuana legalization this fall. They are California, Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine. Also, the story should have made it clear that concerns about marijuana safety were based in part on a study about marijuana-related car crashes in Washington.

A corrected version of the story is below.

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]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:40:30 -0600 <![CDATA[States: OK to use river after sewage leak; businesses: whew!]]> http://gazette.com/states-ok-to-use-river-after-sewage-leak-businesses-whew/article/feed/402228?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/states-ok-to-use-river-after-sewage-leak-businesses-whew/article/feed/402228?custom_click=rss MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi and Louisiana authorities say it's again safe to swim, wade, and fish in the Bogue Chitto River, and people who live and work on the waterway are relieved.

People have been warned away from the river since Sept. 16, when a levee breach at a Mississippi sewage plant spilled 1.3 million gallons of stormwater-diluted sewage into the river. Mississippi's Department of Environmental Quality and the Louisiana Department of Health said Friday that the advisories were lifted.

The breach apparently was caused by beavers tunneling into the levee, The Enterprise-Journal of McComb reported (http://bit.ly/2daaM1R ).

"Those rascal beavers!" said Kim?Van?Dan of Canoe and Trail Outpost in Tylertown, M

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]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:20:43 -0600 <![CDATA[The '5-second rule' for eating food? Scientists just demonstrated how gross it is]]> http://gazette.com/the-5-second-rule-for-eating-food-scientists-just-demonstrated-how-gross-it-is/article/1585892?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-5-second-rule-for-eating-food-scientists-just-demonstrated-how-gross-it-is/article/1585892?custom_click=rss

Imagine it's lunch. You are holding a fat slice of watermelon. It looks delicious. You move in for a bite. But something goes terribly wrong. The fruit slips from your juice-slicked fingers. Time slows as the nutritious treat tumbles to the linoleum.

Eh. You shrug, scooping up the slice. Maybe you make a halfhearted attempt to brush it clean. Maybe you even invoke that childhood decree - the five-second rule - as you sink your teeth into its melon flesh.

If you are unfamiliar with the rule, if you were never a klutzy fourth-grader with a sweet tooth and a fistful of M&Ms, it is simply this: If you drop food to the ground, you have a five-second window to pick it up and the snack will remain clean enough to eat.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:53:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Loathe your job in your 20s or 30s? That may hurt your health by your 40s]]> http://gazette.com/loathe-your-job-in-your-20s-or-30s-that-may-hurt-your-health-by-your-40s/article/1585894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/loathe-your-job-in-your-20s-or-30s-that-may-hurt-your-health-by-your-40s/article/1585894?custom_click=rss

Your first job can be a grind. Many of us start out in gigs that we never thought we'd have to take.

For those of us who are lucky, the situation is temporary and a stepping stone to something we love, but for others it can be the start of many years of a career that we hate.

At least you have your health, right? Actually, it looks like the consequences of your unhappiness with your work may impact your physical and mental well- being - and perhaps sooner than you might think.

An analysis by Ohio State University's Jonathan Dirlam and Hui Zheng, presented last month at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting, shows that job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s appears to be linked to your

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:08:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Sept. 20, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-20-2016/article/1585893?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-20-2016/article/1585893?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.

92.9 Peak FM Day of Miracles Radiothon and Family Open House - To benefit the building of the new Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. radiothon, 3-6 p.m. open house, Friday, Children's Colorado, Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care at Briargate, 4125 Briargate Blvd.; tinyurl.com/zjfrb89.

American Cancer Society Ute Pass Hike and Bike - 2 p.m. registration, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aspen Valley Ranch, 1150 South West Road, Woodland Park, $10. Registration:

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]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:20:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Officials declare Miami area clear of Zika, credit spraying]]> http://gazette.com/officials-declare-miami-area-clear-of-zika-credit-spraying/article/feed/399535?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officials-declare-miami-area-clear-of-zika-credit-spraying/article/feed/399535?custom_click=rss

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities declared a victory Monday in stemming further infections of Zika in Miami's Wynwood arts district, but continued to caution pregnant women about traveling to the city and surrounding areas out of concerns for catching the virus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted a warning for pregnant women to stay out of the Wynwood neighborhood altogether, saying it was no longer a zone of active transmission. They credited aerial spraying of pesticides targeting the mosquitoes that transmit the virus.

In nearby Miami Beach, meanwhile, health officials have broadened their declared zone of active local transmission.

No new cases of Zika have been reported in Wynwood since early Augus

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]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:17:10 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: CDC: Aerial spraying, naled helped curb Zika]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-cdc-aerial-spraying-naled-helped-curb-zika/article/feed/399567?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-cdc-aerial-spraying-naled-helped-curb-zika/article/feed/399567?custom_click=rss MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the active Zika transmission zone being lifted in one Miami neighborhood (all times local):

11 a.m.

U.S. health officials say they are ending their strongest warning to pregnant women to stay out of Miami's Wynwood arts district.

No new cases of mosquito-borne Zika illness have been reported in that area since early August, and in the past several weeks, mosquito control workers have seen only low numbers of the kind of bugs that are the main spreaders of the virus.

Health officials said Monday they credit aggressive aerial spraying with naled, a pesticide that targets adult mosquitoes, and Bti, which kills mosquito larva.

Dr. Lyle Petersen of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:33:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Strange brews: Making beer with Boston river water]]> http://gazette.com/strange-brews-making-beer-with-boston-river-water/article/feed/398468?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/strange-brews-making-beer-with-boston-river-water/article/feed/398468?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Who wants to drink that dirty water?

Some of New England's leading breweries will compete Oct. 1 to see who can turn the questionable water of Boston's Charles River into the tastiest suds.

Six area breweries have signed on for the first ever "Brew the Charles" challenge, a highlight of HUBweek, a weeklong Boston-area festival celebrating innovation in art, science and technology.

Nadav Efraty, CEO of Desalitech, a Massachusetts water treatment company that's sponsoring the competition, hopes it helps spotlight the importance of water conservation and water-saving technologies.

"We're having fun here, but at the end of the day, we want to educate the public and decisionmakers," he said.

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]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:31:27 -0600 <![CDATA[In Tuscaloosa, new cyber café serves up education]]> http://gazette.com/in-tuscaloosa-new-cyber-caf-serves-up-education/article/feed/398579?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-tuscaloosa-new-cyber-caf-serves-up-education/article/feed/398579?custom_click=rss TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuscaloosa City Schools' career technical program has expanded its hospitality and tourism program with the launch of a new café that will teach students different aspects of the industry.

Bytes Cyber Café was recently unveiled at the Tuscaloosa Career and Tecnology Academy, which features a working cafeteria with a kitchen, cooking equipment and furniture. The café is part of TCTA's hospitality and tourism program and is a collaboration with the school system's child nutrition program.

Carlton Robertson, director of TCS' child nutrition program, said the idea for the café came about sometime in February.

"We're always doing functions in TCTA and I realized that they have such a nice buildi

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]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:11:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Thailand to crack down on Zika breeding spots]]> http://gazette.com/thailand-to-crack-down-on-zika-breeding-spots/article/feed/398540?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thailand-to-crack-down-on-zika-breeding-spots/article/feed/398540?custom_click=rss BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand seeking to curb the growing number of Zika cases say they will criminally charge homeowners who fail to remove mosquito breeding grounds on their property.

The Public Health Ministry announced Friday it will revive a 1992 law allowing officials to order the removal of decorative ponds or any areas with still water found to foster mosquitoes, which can transmit the Zika virus. Anyone failing to clean up or remove the mosquito breeding grounds can face a jail term of one month and a fine of 2,000-5,000 baht ($57-143).

The ministry said there have been 279 Zika cases in Thailand since the start of the year, including 22 in the capital, Bangkok. Thirty-three were pregnant women.

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]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:28:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Montana lawmakers push for tribal bison hunts in Yellowstone]]> http://gazette.com/montana-lawmakers-push-for-tribal-bison-hunts-in-yellowstone/article/feed/398228?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/montana-lawmakers-push-for-tribal-bison-hunts-in-yellowstone/article/feed/398228?custom_click=rss

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana legislative committee that wants to limit Yellowstone National Park's growing herds of bison from leaving the park sent a recommendation Thursday to park officials for American Indian tribes to be allowed to hunt bison inside the park.

The committee's letter to Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk came a day after members voted 9-7 in favor of the plan — even though there are no requests by the tribes to hunt inside the park.

Tribal representatives said Thursday they already have enough opportunities to hunt the animals outside the park.

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]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:36:46 -0600 <![CDATA[International turmoil, park pricing dents Orlando tourism]]> http://gazette.com/international-turmoil-park-pricing-dents-orlando-tourism/article/feed/397629?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/international-turmoil-park-pricing-dents-orlando-tourism/article/feed/397629?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A vacation in Orlando is almost a rite of passage for some well-off Brazilians who often bring back suitcases filled with electronics and clothes that are cheaper in Florida than they are at home.

But store manager Julio Martins has seen fewer of them this year at his Brazil Center Electronics store in the heart of Orlando's tourist district. He said their dwindling numbers have been "tough, very tough." Brazilian tourists ordinarily make up about 80 percent of the store's clientele.

"If an ordinary tourist buys a bottle of cologne, a Brazilian customer will buy 10 bottles of cologne because of the difference in price between here and there," said Martins, whose store sells cameras, watches and makeup.

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]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:47:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Donated breast milk can make world of difference to babies, say Colorado Springs hospitals]]> http://gazette.com/donated-breast-milk-can-make-world-of-difference-to-babies-say-colorado-springs-hospitals/article/1585357?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/donated-breast-milk-can-make-world-of-difference-to-babies-say-colorado-springs-hospitals/article/1585357?custom_click=rss

Human breast milk, no matter whose it is, does a baby good.

Lisa Tuttle's second son, Henry, was born at 26 weeks and weighed 1 pound and 11 ounces. He quickly needed nourishment and to get his gastrointestinal system working, but Tuttle's body wasn't able to produce the breast milk he needed for the first five days of his life.

"I started pumping the day of my delivery," said Tuttle, a registered nurse on the mom-baby unit at UCHealth Memorial Hospital. "We try to get any NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) mom pumping right away. It tells the body that you're going to breast-feed and it can take three to five days for milk to come in after a woman delivers.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:16:08 -0600
<![CDATA[New Jersey reports 127 cases of Zika, all travel-related]]> http://gazette.com/new-jersey-reports-127-cases-of-zika-all-travel-related/article/feed/397537?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-jersey-reports-127-cases-of-zika-all-travel-related/article/feed/397537?custom_click=rss HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has reported 127 cases of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus, an increase of 30 from nearly a month ago.

The state Health Department on Tuesday said all of the cases were travel-related.

Bergen County reported 25 Zika cases and Passaic County reported 21 cases. The two have the highest number of cases in the state.

Zika is primarily transmitted by certain types of tropical mosquitoes and can cause severe brain-related birth defects, including microcephaly (my-kroh-SEF'-uh-lee). The condition results in a baby's head being smaller than expected improper brain development.

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]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:59:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Live Well: Start without being ready]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-start-without-being-ready/article/1585371?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-start-without-being-ready/article/1585371?custom_click=rss

"What can you start without being ready?"

That question jumped off the page of a book I was reading recently and made me pause. And consider. And then I emailed the question to myself to use as a theme in my yoga class.

The words took me down several paths. At first, I was reminded of those who tell me they want to start meditating and then tell me about the books they need to read or the workshops they need to take before they can begin. Though I'm not a meditation teacher, I do have some experience and a strong opinion - they need to plant their tush, close their eyes, get quiet and follow their breath.

Bam, they're meditating. They don't need all the prep work; they can start without being ready.

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]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:35:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Sept. 13, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-13-2016/article/1585356?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-sept.-13-2016/article/1585356?custom_click=rss HEALTH NOTES

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92.9 Peak FM Day of Miracles Radiothon and Family Open House - To benefit the building of the new Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. radiothon, 3-6 p.m. open house, Sept. 23, Children's Colorado, Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care at Briargate, 4125 Briargate Blvd.; tinyurl.com/zjfrb89.

Be Ovary Aware 5K Run/3K Walk - 8:30 a.m. Sunday, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, go online for costs.

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]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Clinton texts backers that she's 'feeling fine']]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-clinton-texts-backers-that-shes-feeling-fine/article/feed/396585?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-clinton-texts-backers-that-shes-feeling-fine/article/feed/396585?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

9:36 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is texting her supporters that she's "feeling fine and getting better."

She said in the text late Monday that "Like anyone who's ever been home sick from work, I'm just anxious to get back out there."

The text was signed, "H." The same message appeared on her Facebook page.

It came a day after Clinton abruptly left this year's 9/11 memorial ceremony and stumbled while she was waiting for her motorcade. Clinton's campaign then disclosed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.

Clinton told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" earlier Monday that she didn't lose consciousness and would be back on t

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]]> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:57:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Biologists battle 'ecological train wreck' of feral pigs]]> http://gazette.com/biologists-battle-ecological-train-wreck-of-feral-pigs/article/feed/396329?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/biologists-battle-ecological-train-wreck-of-feral-pigs/article/feed/396329?custom_click=rss COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wildlife biologists are fighting what they call the "ecological train wreck" of wild pigs running amok in Ohio fields and forests.

It's easy to spot the signs that pigs are roaming the Wayne National Forest, say biologists Steve Blatt and Patrick Mercer. Indicators include mud holes dug for wallowing and swaths of soil rooted so deeply it looks like a rototiller came through.

Officials say the non-native, invasive species members are nuisance animals that hurt native wildlife and the environment, trample crop fields and carry disease.

The pigs are so unwanted that federal and state wildlife officials are working to completely eradicate them in Ohio and the rest of the country, The Columbus Dispat

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]]> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:34:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Ground to be broken on Omaha lodge for cancer patients]]> http://gazette.com/ground-to-be-broken-on-omaha-lodge-for-cancer-patients/article/feed/396196?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ground-to-be-broken-on-omaha-lodge-for-cancer-patients/article/feed/396196?custom_click=rss OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American Cancer Society has announced it will break ground later this month on an $11.5 million housing facility for people and their families traveling to Omaha for cancer treatment.

The Hope Lodge Nebraska will be located just off of Dodge Street near the Nebraska Methodist Hospital System. Lodging there will be free of charge for patients and their families traveling than 40 miles for treatment.

Plans for the three-story, 34,543 square-foot lodge include 32 private rooms with baths. Sitting/television areas and laundry facilities are located on each floor. Common areas include kitchen, dining room, library, conference, exercise, game and meditation rooms.

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]]> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:21:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Officials at Fort Bragg report 5 travel-related Zika cases]]> http://gazette.com/officials-at-fort-bragg-report-5-travel-related-zika-cases/article/feed/394439?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officials-at-fort-bragg-report-5-travel-related-zika-cases/article/feed/394439?custom_click=rss FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A spokeswoman at Fort Bragg says there have been five travel-related cases of the Zika virus confirmed since June at the North Carolina Army post.

Spokeswoman Elizabeth Gerhart said Tuesday the five cases involved service members or retired military members who traveled outside the U.S., and none has experienced any Zika-related complication Gerhart said none of the cases involved pregnant women.

Gerhart said there are no indications that the cases pose threats to the local population. She said the cases do serve as a reminder for people to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

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