<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> health]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/health Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:52:59 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado warms to pot clubs despite federal uncertainty]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-warms-to-pot-clubs-despite-federal-uncertainty/article/feed/445150?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-warms-to-pot-clubs-despite-federal-uncertainty/article/feed/445150?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.

Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs, while state lawmakers are expected to consider measures to allow either marijuana "tasting rooms" run by marijuana dispensaries, or smoke-friendly clubs akin to cigar bars.

Alaska regulators, spooked by how the Trump administration might view marijuana, recently decided not to move forward with rules for use of marijuana at authorized stores, though the issue there isn't dead.

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]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:07:40 -0700 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball a 'Midwinter Night's Dream' to remember in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-heart-ball-a-midwinter-nights-dream-to-remember-in-colorado-springs/article/1596893?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-heart-ball-a-midwinter-nights-dream-to-remember-in-colorado-springs/article/1596893?custom_click=rss

Elegant ladies in evening gowns and glittering Venetian masks took the arms of formally attired men, many wearing red ties, and strolled the lobby of Broadmoor Hall for an Elizabethan "Midwinter Night's Dream."

The 34th annual Heart Ball was one of those special nights to remember for the 380 patrons on Feb. 11.

Looking up as they entered the red and white ballroom, guests watched curiously what appeared to be cocoons suspended from the ceiling. Softly and quietly the cocoons opened for Cirque Du Soleil-style aerial silks performances by Dragonfly Aerial Company.

Highlights of the evening also included an unforgettable guitarist, Martin Gordon, the evening's Heart Survivor honoree.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:35:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Retired Manitou Springs nurse with end-stage cancer falls in love again, prepares for what comes next]]> http://gazette.com/retired-manitou-springs-nurse-with-end-stage-cancer-falls-in-love-again-prepares-for-what-comes-next/article/1596752?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/retired-manitou-springs-nurse-with-end-stage-cancer-falls-in-love-again-prepares-for-what-comes-next/article/1596752?custom_click=rss

After preparing as best she could to die seven years ago, Cherie Cree is still facing mortality's ticking clock.

It's closer to stopping now.

"Honestly, there's no reason why I should still be alive, but I am anyway," says Cherie, a retired registered nurse who lives on the same block in Manitou Springs where she was born 62 years ago.

The world knows all about last fall's astounding rescue of a dog from the rubble nine days after an earthquake hit in Italy. And the freeing of girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria, two years after they were abducted by a radical Islamist group.

Closer to home is Cherie's longevity.

In 2010, days after getting a routine mammogram, she was diagnosed with stage 4

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:56:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Live Well: 3 ways to cultivate love on Valentine's Day]]> http://gazette.com/live-well-3-ways-to-cultivate-love-on-valentines-day/article/1596751?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-well-3-ways-to-cultivate-love-on-valentines-day/article/1596751?custom_click=rss

Happy Valentine's Day - what will you do in the name of love?

Listen, I know there are V Day haters out there, the ones who grumble and call it a faux holiday created by greedy greeting card companies. While that's not actually true - there is some history to back up the holiday - the exact origin of Valentine's Day has never been determined. Some postulations involve the executions of two men named Valentine on Feb. 14 of differing years in the third century A.D. There was also the feast of Lupercalia in mid-February when ancient Romans sacrificed animals and whipped women with their bloody hides.

Be still my beating heart.

But enough of the blood and gore. Let's move on to the lovey dovey stuff.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:51:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Officials say Hamburg airport scare was likely pepper spray]]> http://gazette.com/officials-say-hamburg-airport-scare-was-likely-pepper-spray/article/feed/444333?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officials-say-hamburg-airport-scare-was-likely-pepper-spray/article/feed/444333?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights canceled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system.

The airport said in a statement that police and firefighters had concluded from their initial investigation the substance most likely was pepper spray. Authorities still are working to determine how it got into the airport's air conditioning system, the statement said.

The 68 injured people — both passengers and staff members — had complained about breathing problems, burning eyes and nausea.

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]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:37:38 -0700 <![CDATA[Clarification: Travel-Healthy Airports story]]> http://gazette.com/clarification-travel-healthy-airports-story/article/feed/442269?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clarification-travel-healthy-airports-story/article/feed/442269?custom_click=rss In a story Feb. 1, The Associated Press reported that a gym located at the Las Vegas airport had closed. The story should have made clear that the gym is now open as ZEROlevel Fitness and Wellness, with services for McCarran Airport employees and travelers, including day passes. It is located in Terminal 1 before going through airport security.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:28:28 -0700
<![CDATA[NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to track]]> http://gazette.com/nascar-will-not-permit-damaged-race-cars-to-return-to-track/article/feed/443615?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nascar-will-not-permit-damaged-race-cars-to-return-to-track/article/feed/443615?custom_click=rss CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to the track this season unless the repairs can be made on pit road within a tight window.

The ban on wrecked race cars continuing to compete was announced Wednesday in a series of a rule updates for the 2017 season.

Beginning later this month at Daytona, if a car receives enough damage during an on-track incident that it must go to the garage for repairs, the team will not be allowed to repair it in an effort to get back on track. Damaged vehicles can be repaired on pit road during a five-minute cumulative time limit.

Under the new process:

— Body repairs are limited to the removal or reattachment of original parts with fasteners and tape

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]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:44:09 -0700 <![CDATA[A machine that used to be considered punishment is now a $1.4 billion fitness industry]]> http://gazette.com/a-machine-that-used-to-be-considered-punishment-is-now-a-1.4-billion-fitness-industry/article/1596190?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-machine-that-used-to-be-considered-punishment-is-now-a-1.4-billion-fitness-industry/article/1596190?custom_click=rss

As the weather turns colder, Jen Forman will do what she's always done to get her runs in: She'll go to her treadmill in her home, press start and run until she's done.

And she will hate every moment of it.

"I will continue to press the speed button to get a treadmill workout done as quickly as possible," said Forman, 38. "But I can't live without it because if it's snowing outside or I have my kids at home, I can't leave and go for a run."

In its 2016 survey, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) found that more than 50 million Americans said they used a treadmill at least once in the previous year. Yet if the monotonous motion feels like torture, well, that shouldn't come as a surprise.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:13:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Feb. 7, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-feb.-7-2017/article/1596192?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-feb.-7-2017/article/1596192?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.

"Achieve with Us" Manitou Springs Film Festival - Hosted by Arc Pikes Peak Region, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 16, Memorial Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free; tinyurl.com/jgsqgom.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments required: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sand Creek Library Branch, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs,

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]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 04:25:09 -0700 <![CDATA[Don't let stress derail your weight goals]]> http://gazette.com/dont-let-stress-derail-your-weight-goals/article/1596191?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dont-let-stress-derail-your-weight-goals/article/1596191?custom_click=rss

Wake up before sunrise to go running. Purposefully avoid breakfast or a snack in the hope of saving calories. Assume that "more intense" is always better, whether it be in a workout or an eating plan.

All this effort and often no results.

Many of us are struggling and frustrated that our bodies are not doing what we want. We're working hard at eating right and exercising, and we don't know why the number on the scale doesn't reflect our efforts. Why is that?

The answer could be stress.

What we don't always realize is that the intricate complexities of our bodies are there to create simplicity.

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]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 04:25:02 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: Iranian researcher turned away, arrives at JFK]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-iranian-researcher-turned-away-arrives-at-jfk/article/feed/443009?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-iranian-researcher-turned-away-arrives-at-jfk/article/feed/443009?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries (all times Eastern):

9:45 p.m.

An Iranian researcher who had been prevented from coming to the United States to do research at Stanford University has arrived safely at New York's Kennedy Airport.

Nima Enayati was turned away last week when he tried to fly to New York from Italy, where he's working on a Ph.D.

Enayati says, "It feels great finally I'm here."

He says he acted quickly when he saw a judge rule against President Donald Trump's Jan. 27 executive order suspending America's refugee program and halting immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim-major

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]]> Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:43:20 -0700 <![CDATA[Tourism group targets U.S. 'wasted vacations' with new initiative]]> http://gazette.com/tourism-group-targets-u.s.-wasted-vacations-with-new-initiative/article/1595559?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tourism-group-targets-u.s.-wasted-vacations-with-new-initiative/article/1595559?custom_click=rss

For about half of working Americans, planning for a vacation clearly is no vacation. Each year, some 658 million days of company-funded downtime go unused and, as a nation, we're taking roughly one week less annual paid time off than we did 30 years ago, studies have found.

Vacation procrastination and waste is a trend the U.S. Travel Association aims to reverse with Project: Time Off, an initiative encouraging employees to take back their "lost week" and - on Tuesday, National Plan for Vacation Day - start mapping out a way to do just that in 2017.

"If you take that time to plan in advance, it's a little less stressful.

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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:37:06 -0700
<![CDATA[Inquirer writer Lyon keeps working with Alzheimer's]]> http://gazette.com/inquirer-writer-lyon-keeps-working-with-alzheimers/article/feed/442902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/inquirer-writer-lyon-keeps-working-with-alzheimers/article/feed/442902?custom_click=rss

BROOMALL, Pa. (AP) — The hands that wrote the stories that branded him Philadelphia's sports raconteur now tremble when he sits. Bill Lyon smacks the right hand resting on a cane to try to briefly stifle the tremors.

"I can no longer write cursive," Lyon said. "Terrible. Completely illegible. Block print."

He sits in his chair, a laptop behind him on his desk in the quiet sanctuary of his den. Lyon's pain with the pen seems almost inconsequential because he can still type. The words that used to blaze out of those fingertips on deadline — from brain to screen with the bite and speed of a Steve Carlton fastball — slog out now to the point where Lyon must re-examine sentences to make sure he's found just the right words.

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]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:07:15 -0700 <![CDATA[Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil]]> http://gazette.com/travel-ban-throws-research-academic-exchange-into-turmoil/article/feed/442073?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/travel-ban-throws-research-academic-exchange-into-turmoil/article/feed/442073?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engineering, with untold numbers of scholars blocked from entering the U.S.

For years, schools in the U.S. have worked to widen exchanges with scholars in the Middle East and especially Iran, known for its strength in math and science. But many academics worry those bridges are now in jeopardy because of the ban against Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. Some fear the U.S. will lose its standing as the world leader in research and innovation.

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]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:48:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Think you're in great shape? Try these 'Pilates on steroids' classes in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/think-youre-in-great-shape-try-these-pilates-on-steroids-classes-in-colorado-springs/article/1595557?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/think-youre-in-great-shape-try-these-pilates-on-steroids-classes-in-colorado-springs/article/1595557?custom_click=rss

Got a strong core? How about those inner thigh muscles? Think they're tight and tough?

You might believe you're in prime fighting shape until you hop aboard the Megaformer at Flylife Fitness, where co-owners Amy and John O'Connor teach the particularly fierce and effective Lagree Fitness Method classes. And then the truth will come out.

Prepare to be humbled. I was.

"The first class I went to, I thought, 'this looks awesome, I'm going to rock this out,'" said Amy, a former Pilates instructor and personal trainer. "Ten seconds into class, I was shaking and thinking I don't have any core strength. I thought I need to be doing this - I'm missing this whole piece of my workout. That was the inspiration for getting going.

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:49:55 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Jan. 31, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-jan.-31-2017/article/1595555?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-wellness-events-starting-jan.-31-2017/article/1595555?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: 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. - 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Cheyenne Village Fundraising Roast - Honoring Mayor John Suthers, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Antlers hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., $150. Reservations: 572-7488, cheyennevillage.org.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave.,

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]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:20:02 -0700 <![CDATA[APNewsBreak: Montana temporarily blocks bison slaughters]]> http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-montana-temporarily-blocks-bison-slaughters/article/feed/441119?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-montana-temporarily-blocks-bison-slaughters/article/feed/441119?custom_click=rss

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has blocked for now the impending slaughter of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison over disease concerns until a temporary home can be found for 40 of the animals wanted by an American Indian tribe.

Bullock prohibited the transfer of any park bison to slaughter in a letter to the park obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The Jan. 19 letter was not previously publicized and invoked an executive order used by Bullock's predecessor, fellow Democrat Brian Schweitzer, to stop slaughter shipments in 2011.

About 200 bison have been captured in recent weeks attempting to migrate from the park into Montana.

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