Content Tagged As medicine

2 years 10 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...

3 years 3 months ago

Ronald McDonald has a healthy set of wheels

Do not be surprised if you see a huge Ronald McDonald medical truck in your neighborhood. It is called the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. The mobile health unit travels throughout the Pikes Peak region Tuesday through Friday and offers a variety of medical and dental services for people twenty-one...

3 years 10 months ago

IVF pioneer wins Nobel Prize for medicine

Robert Edwards of Britain has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of in-vitro fertilization, a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples to have children. Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, who died in 1988, developed the IVF technique, in which egg cells are fertilized outside...

3 years 11 months ago

Drug disposal program set for Saturday

On Saturday, September 25, the Drug Enforcement Agency is coordinating a one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This is a nationwide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to dispose of medications. The event will happen from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The DEA will provide the...

3 years 11 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...

4 years 1 month ago

Obesity study seeking volunteers for surgery

Some obese patients reversed their diabetes soon after weight loss surgery. Now doctors are testing whether the operation helps diabetics who are merely overweight or a tad obese control their blood sugar. The Cleveland Clinic is recruiting 150 overweight and obese diabetics. Some will have surgery and their progress...

4 years 3 months ago

Aspen-area residents need emergency funds

Financially struggling residents have already used up the $20,000 allocated to Pitkin County's Emergency Assistance Fund for 2010, with seven months to go in the year. The fund gives residents one-time help to pay their rent and utility bills, make medical payments, buy food and the like. County...

4 years 3 months ago

Free immunizations offered

SET Family Medical Clinics and The Colorado Trust are working together to improve access to healthcare for children. With the help of The Colorado Trust funding SET hosts free immunization clinics 8 times a year. The clinics are for children ages 4 - 18 that are uninsured, medicaid eligible, American...

4 years 3 months ago

Sports medicine clinic planned

Athletes, parents and coached are invited to a sports medicine symposium in hopes of preventing injuries to young athletes. It's presented by UCCS and Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. Sports medicine experts from around the region will present the latest from the world of sports medicine. Topics include concussions, strength...

4 years 4 months ago

FDA investigates recall of children's medicine

The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating after a health-care company recalled more than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medication s. McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the voluntary recall late Friday in the United States and 11 other countries after consulting with the FDA. The recall involves children's...

4 years 4 months ago

FDA investigating recall of children's medicine

The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating after a health-care company recalled more than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications. McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the voluntary recall late Friday in the United States and 11 other countries after consulting with the FDA. The recall involves children's versions...

4 years 4 months ago

Thousands flock to Medical Cannabis Expo

It's a movement that's getting tough to ignore. More people than ever before are signing up to use medical marijuana and Sunday's Medical Cannabis Expo stands as proof. Over 7000 people from across the state flocked to the Antlers Hotel on Sunday to take part in the convention. Dr....

4 years 4 months ago

Gov. signs bill sending medicine to Haiti

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating...

4 years 5 months ago

Sweden names Michael J. Fox honorary doctor

Sweden's Karolinska institute says it will give an honorary degree of medicine to actor Michael J. Fox for his work to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease. The institute, which awards the annual Nobel Prize in medicine, says the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has since...

4 years 6 months ago

Medical marijuana users speak out

With the stigma of medical marijuana use beginning to fade in Colorado, patients of the drug are beginning some out of the dark to tell their stories. We spoke to some of the patients of Pure Medical, medical marijuana dispensary in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. These people, a...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4