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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

By: - 0 1 hr ago

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease...

Colorado agency blasted for failing to live up to mental health competency agreement
Colorado agency blasted for failing to live up to mental health competency agreement

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

A Denver nonprofit reignited a years-long fight over the Colorado Department of Human Services' habit of holding thousands of severely mentally ill...

Stars align for dirt biker impaled on tree branch in Teller County
Stars align for dirt biker impaled on tree branch in Teller County

By: Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Eddie Kerr was dirt-biking on a remote trail recently when he ran into a tree, and a branch as big as a baseball bat impaled his neck. Kerr was...

Colorado Springs hospital projects hit key milestones
Colorado Springs hospital projects hit key milestones

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Giant cranes that have towered over Children's Hospital Colorado Springs and UCHealth Memorial North are coming down this week, a sign that both...

Eat Well: Dry eyes? The cure could be in your food, says Colorado Springs eye doctor
Eat Well: Dry eyes? The cure could be in your food, says Colorado Springs eye doctor

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Sandra Young, author of "Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health" and an optometrist who lives in Monument, has antidotes aplenty for people with...

7 reasons not to compliment someone on weight loss - and what to say instead
7 reasons not to compliment someone on weight loss - and what to say instead

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

It's a compliment that rolls easily off the tongue: "You look great. . . . You've lost weight!" While some people welcome such observations, it's...

Rabid bat found at Colorado Springs convenience store prompts health warning
Rabid bat found at Colorado Springs convenience store prompts health warning

By: Haley Candelario - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

A bat found outside a convenience store in northeast Colorado Springs tested positive for rabies in El Paso County's first such case this year, health...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting June 12, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Suicide prevention resources, phone numbers in El Paso County
Suicide prevention resources, phone numbers in El Paso County

By: Haley Candelario - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

With the suicide deaths this week of chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade, the executive director of the Suicide Prevention Partnership in the...

Campaign hopes to squelch addiction shame
Campaign hopes to squelch addiction shame

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

DENVER — Colorado's $1.8 million Lift The Label campaign is all about challenging the perceptions of people with opioid addiction and encouraging them...

Colorado wildfire prompts air quality alert
Colorado wildfire prompts air quality alert

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

DURANGO — Health officials have issued an air quality alert in southwestern Colorado because of heavy smoke from a wildfire. The Colorado Department...

Live Well: What happens when mom, daughter go to the gym date in Colorado Springs
Live Well: What happens when mom, daughter go to the gym date in Colorado Springs

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

"Mom did four squats, three lunges, three baby cobras and a 20-minute savasana." That's the text I sent my brother a couple of weeks ago after a gym...

Your outdated U.S. sunscreen exposes you to needless cancer risk
Your outdated U.S. sunscreen exposes you to needless cancer risk

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Dermatologist Steve Wang treats skin-cancer patients all day at a Sloan Kettering hospital in New Jersey, so he knows U.S. sunscreens aren't up to the...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting June 5, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Wear sunglasses even on cloudy days, ophthalmologists say
Wear sunglasses even on cloudy days, ophthalmologists say

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

The next time you head to the drugstore to buy sunscreen, don't forget to pick up some sunglasses, too. Both products protect your body from the sun's...

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds
Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

CHICAGO — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the...

AROUND TOWN: NAMI grows 'Stepping into the Light' of mental illness
AROUND TOWN: NAMI grows 'Stepping into the Light' of mental illness

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

For years, people at fundraising breakfasts for the National Alliance on Mental Illness spoke about "Embracing the Light." That light of...

Colorado Springs vegan cookbook author and plant-based lifestyle coach offers vegan pop-up market
Colorado Springs vegan cookbook author and plant-based lifestyle coach offers vegan pop-up market

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

JL Fields has been on a mission to build the Colorado Springs' vegan community since she arrived here in 2012. Her message is catching on. Witness the...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting May 29, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Yo-yo dieting isn't just counterproductive - it could put you at risk
Yo-yo dieting isn't just counterproductive - it could put you at risk

By: - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

Diet, lose weight, regain weight, repeat, repeat, repeat. Yo-yo dieting is all too common. More and more are dieting - whether for weight loss or for...

People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests
People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests

By: - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those who don't get enough rest during the workweek. But are the extra weekend winks worth it?...

Evans Army Community Hospital welcomes new boss
Evans Army Community Hospital welcomes new boss

By: Tony Peck - 0 Sun, May 27, 2018

Evans Army Community Hospital welcomed its new boss to Colorado Springs on Tuesday during a change-of-command ceremony at Fort Carson's Founder's...

AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Health Care Chef Showcase draws 700 foodies; Doherty wins gold
AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Health Care Chef Showcase draws 700 foodies; Doherty wins gold

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Health Care Services Chef Showcase had the happiest of problems, becoming so popular that it burst at the seams. The eighth annual...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting May 22, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Live Well: These podcasts will save your soul
Live Well: These podcasts will save your soul

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Anyone who's read Julia Cameron's classic self-help book, "The Artist's Way," knows she's a strong believer in "filling the well." To deepen your...

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AARP previews voter engagement campaigns ahead of November elections

Thu, Apr 26, 2018 - 8:33 AM

In outlining the goals of the voter engagement campaign AARP is rolling out this month, Colorado State Director Bob Murphy says the most...

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