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1 year 3 months ago

Medical pot shops get head start in Colo

DENVER (AP) - Medical pot shops will get a head start when Colorado opens recreational pot sales next year. And marijuana felons will be allowed to work in the industry after five years. That's according to a measure adopted Thursday in a state House committee. Lawmakers will give current medical...

2 years 4 months ago

Medical Diagnosis: Broken Heart

Most of us know how difficult it can be to get dumped or to lose a loved one, but now, doctors are saying you can actually die of a broken heart! The symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack: chest pains and painful breathing. One cardiologist says...

2 years 5 months ago

How dirty is your purse?

For most women, living without our purse would be a nightmare. We take it everywhere: to school, work, the doctor's office, even the bathroom. Have you ever wondered how many germs your purse picks up in a day? We decided to find out. Three purses. A microbiologist with a...

2 years 9 months ago

Adams State student treated for meningitis

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - An Adams State College student is being treated for meningitis, prompting warnings to other students. The (Alamosa) Valley Courier reports that the infected student does not live on campus. The newspaper also says that doctors believe the student appears to have the viral form of the...

2 years 9 months ago

Southern Colorado Health Fair underway

Doors opened at 7am at the Palmer Ridge High School for the Southern Colorado Health Fair. People started lining-up around 6:30 am to take advantage of the 37different types of free and low-cost screenings and tests. During the fall, parents can bring along their kids to receive the...

2 years 9 months ago

Blasting fat using lasers

The battle of the bulge is timeless, and at some point, most people have tried something. Whether it is nips, tucks, sit-ups, master cleanses, diets, good old fashioned gym routines, or some kind of magic potion that promises it will melt away the fat. Recall the old adage: "If...

2 years 9 months ago

Rapper Rick Ross reportedly hospitalized 2nd time

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) - Rapper Rick Ross reportedly remains hospitalized in Alabama after suffering two medical scares that required plans to be diverted. Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner told a crowd at a Friday night event that a private jet carrying Ross made an unscheduled landing in Birmingham, after the...

3 years 1 month ago

State mmj shops get new regulations this week

A landmark week is ahead for the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. On July 1st new state regulations, the toughest in the country, will officially go in to effect. Scott Saunders, who owns Natural Leaf in Colorado Springs, says he welcomes the regulation for legitimacy. "Regulations absolutely will provide legitimacy...

3 years 2 months ago

Committee approves new MMJ rules

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are reducing the permitted size of medical marijuana growing operations following a federal warning that it's still a violation of federal law to grow and possess marijuana. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Monday that changes rules for how the drug can be...

3 years 3 months ago

Shots fired into mmj dispensary

An early morning call to police has left one Colorado Springs business shot up and asking questions. It all happened at a medical marijuana dispensary on the 1300 block of North Academy around 3 Saturday morning. Police received a call of shots fired in the area. The suspects got away....

3 years 3 months ago

Update: Shots fired at mmj dispensary

A News First 5 crew just returned from the scene of Saturday morning's shots fired at a medical marijuana center on North Academy. Tonight at 10 we'll have more with the dispensary's manager. He shows us the large bullet holes left by the shooters and tells us why he's not...

3 years 3 months ago

State House considers edible marijuana

DENVER (AP) - Mandatory labels on edible marijuana in Colorado have won preliminary approval in the state House. The bill requires "edibles" such as pot brownies or cannabis-infused lollipops to be packaged in childproof packages and carry labels warning that the products are not for children. The bill is...

3 years 7 months ago

Police dispatchers honored

The Colorado Springs Police Department dispatch center has been named an "Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence" by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. The Colorado Springs dispatch center was the 18th center in the world to be awarded this highest distinction for their comprehensive implementation and compliance with...

3 years 9 months ago

Octomom fertility doc's license hearing to begin

The Medical Board of California is opening a licensing hearing against the doctor who helped Nadya Suleman conceive her octuplets and six other children through in vitro fertilization. Beverly Hills Dr. Michael Kamrava is accused of implanting too many embryos in Suleman, whose moniker "Octomom" is a reference to...

3 years 9 months ago

County Question 1A

Supporters of the medical marijuana industry met in downtown Colorado Springs on Thursday to kick off their "No on 1A" campaign. The opposition group calls itself Citizens for Safer Communities. They hope to encourage voters to vote against County Question 1A, which will appear on November's ballot. If...

3 years 10 months ago

Kids with ADHD more likely to have missing DNA

Researchers say a new study provides the first evidence that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is genetic. The study says ADHD kids are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children. British researchers focused on a sequence of genes linked to brain development that has previously...

3 years 10 months ago

Fort Carson opens $72 million medical clinic

Fort Carson is formally opening a $72 million clinic for dental, pediatrics, acupuncture and other services. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned Tuesday. Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, Fort Carson's commanding general, and Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong, the Army's Western Regional Medical Command deputy commanding general for readiness,...

3 years 10 months ago

Battle intensifies over Colorado Springs pot shops

The Colorado Springs Diocese and Colorado College say they support a zoning proposal to push medical marijuana businesses away from religious buildings and schools. The Colorado Springs planning commission is considering new zoning regulations to govern where medical marijuana businesses can be located. The diocese and the college...

3 years 10 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

3 years 10 months ago

Doctors don't want cough syrup taken off the shelf

WASHINGTON (AP) - A panel of medical experts says cough medicines like Robitussin should continue to be sold over-the-counter, despite increasing abuse among teenagers that has prompted calls to restrict the products. The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 15-9 against a proposal that would require a doctor's note...

3 years 10 months ago

FDA may pull diet pill over heart attack risk

Federal health scientists are considering pulling Abbott Laboratories' diet pill Meridia off the market, based on data that it increases heart attack and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration has posted its safety review of Meridia online, ahead of a meeting where outside experts will weigh in on the...

3 years 10 months ago

Researchers find genetic link to ovarian cancer

Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease. Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases. The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the...

3 years 10 months ago

Gov. Ritter could allow nurses to give anesthesia

Colorado could join 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. The Denver Post reports Gov. Bill Ritter is leaning toward making the change to help rural hospitals who don't have anesthesiologists on staff. A decision is expected in the next two weeks....

3 years 10 months ago

Bone drugs may raise risk of throat cancer

A new study suggests that people who take bone-strengthening drugs for several years may have a slightly higher risk of throat cancer. The findings contradict another recent study that used the same database of 80,000 patients. It concluded that there was no link between drugs to prevent or treat...

3 years 10 months ago

Former Colorado Springs executives indicted

Three former executives of a Colorado Springs medical equipment company and a consultant are named in a federal indictment claiming that they imported medical devices that weren't cleared for use by the federal government. The U.S. attorney's office in Denver said Monday that the former Spectranetics Corp. officials have...

3 years 11 months ago

Medical pot stolen from Colorado home

Fort Morgan police say two people wearing masks broke into a resident's home, hit him with a bong-shaped pipe, and stole his medical marijuana. Fort Morgan police Lt. Jared Crone says it's unknown whether the masked people were targeting the home this week because of medical marijuana. Police say...

3 years 11 months ago

Some migraines linked to heart attack,stroke

New research suggests some migraine sufferers have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. The study from the University of Iceland followed over 18,000 men and women for 26 years. Researchers found those who had migraines with aura, or vision problems during their headaches, were at...

3 years 11 months ago

Medical marijuana forum

The hour long debate proved one thing, you need more than an hour to cover this issue. City Councilmen Sean Paige and Tom Gallagher argued for medical marijuana dispensaries, saying the voters have already voted to approve them. "Unfortunately we've allowed politicians to react to the situation and...

3 years 11 months ago

Dead man at Pueblo marijuana farm identified

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death. A man was found dead Sunday morning at the medical marijuana farm where he worked in Pueblo County. He's been identified as Kenneth Rose, Jr., 53. Pueblo County Coroner Dr. James Kramer performed an autopsy on Rose Monday. He...

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