Posted 6:57 PM 1/23/2013 by Matt Stafford
The number of emergency visits to hospitals because of energy drinks is climbing fast; doubling over five years to more than 20,783 visits in 2011. That's according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
These days there's no (More)
Posted 3:25 PM 1/23/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
(AP) U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago, partly because they are starting younger and smoking more - that is, they are lighting up like men, new research shows.
Women also have caught up with men in their risk of dying (More)
Posted 11:29 AM 1/22/2013 by Kirsten Bennett
Due to the demand for influenza vaccinations, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has partnered with Walgreens and other community partners to provide additional clinics to offer free influenza vaccinations for the uninsured/underinsured in our community. The vaccinations are for adults and (More)
Posted 8:49 PM 1/21/2013 by Matt Stafford
Colorado ranks high when it comes to abuse of prescription pain killers; in fact, only one state ranks higher in a recent study.
Prescribing pain killers has been a concern for Doctor Mark Carroll from the beginning. When his practice - Alliance Family Practice and Urgent Care in Colorado (More)
Posted 8:52 AM 1/20/2013 by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease. And it's not easy. Holes are drilled into the patient's skull so tiny wires can be implanted into (More)
Posted 10:43 AM 1/19/2013 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion. Forty years and roughly 55 million abortions later, however, the (More)
Posted 4:06 PM 1/16/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba is acknowledging 51 new cases of cholera in the capital, months after declaring the illness eradicated. It says nobody has died from cholera in Havana. But the family of at least one man has told The Associated Press he died of cholera earlier this month. The (More)
Posted 5:21 PM 1/14/2013 by Matt Stafford
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital and went home Monday after spending nearly two months being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues, a family spokesman said. Bush, 88, the nation's oldest living former (More)
Posted 3:02 PM 1/12/2013 by Monica Gouty
NEW YORK (AP) - New York's governor has declared a public health emergency for the state because of the severity of the flu season.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. His executive order suspends for the next month the state law that limits the authority of (More)
Posted 7:18 PM 1/10/2013 by Maddie Garrett
The flu is making headlines in Southern Colorado again, but not for the number of cases this time, but because of the number of people trying to prevent it. The high demand for flu vaccines is leaving doctors' offices and clinics in short supply.
Just this week, Kaiser Permanente ran out (More)
Posted 6:15 PM 1/9/2013 by Matt Stafford
With all of the flu cases popping up across the country, some people are worried about a rush on the popular treatment -- Tamiflu.
Doctors say any flu drug is most effective in the first 24 to 48 hours of symptoms coming on. They say if you don't take it by then, it won't do much. so, with (More)
Posted 1:15 PM 1/8/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
DALLAS (AP) - Downsize Fitness is an exclusive health club, evocative of the nation's trendiest gyms. But there's a strict requirement to join: You must be 50 pounds or more overweight.
The chain wants its members to feel comfortable while exercising, so there are no mirrors inside and the (More)