• Colorado to allow medical pot for PTSD, with new limits

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    DENVER (AP) — Post-traumatic stress sufferers may soon qualify for medical pot in Colorado. But the state plans to add significant new limits before patients get permission to use pot to treat PTSD. The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to make PTSD the 10th qualifying...

  • The Latest: Earnhardt still wants to work when done driving

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s announcement that he will retire from racing at the end of the season (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he wants to stay involved in racing in some capacity after he has finished driving. "I do have...

  • NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base. At a news conference, Earnhardt said he "wanted the opportunity to go...

  • Insurer Centene commits to shaky ACA exchanges for 2018

    Updated: 29 min ago

    One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act's troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the law's future. Centene Corp. said Tuesday that its exchange enrollment has swelled 74 percent since...

  • FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

    Updated: 41 min ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on websites and social media sites,...

  • Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities. The administration just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed "Obamacare" subsidies. But a...

  • Live Well: Work to pluck weeds from landscape of your mind

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    I often wonder if my days are one samskara after another; full of repetitive thoughts and actions, in other words. Samskara is a word you might hear during neighborhood yoga class. It's Sanskrit for a subliminal impression, the unconscious pattern of behavior that shows up in bodies...

  • Swiss drugs giant Novartis posts 15 percent drop in profit

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work on a hoped-for treatment for heart failure. The Basel-based company said net income...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting April 25, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    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. 2017 Critters for Cancer Fundraiser - Professional...

  • AP WAS THERE: In 1967, Colorado 1st to loosen abortion law

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 25, 1967, Colorado became the first state to allow abortion for reasons other than rape or an imminent threat to a woman's health. The bill passed a Republican-controlled Legislature with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Republican...

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