Wellness

Center of attention: Jewish community center reaches out to everyone

Center of attention: Jewish community center reaches out to everyone

“About half of our members in the Sports and Fitness (program) are not Jewish. But they’re tied in to the community,” said program director Rachel Brown. “Whatever the emphasis is, we see people come together ... This place is like a social center for a lot of peoples’ lives and has been since they were small children.”

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes 

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes 

The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules don't immediately ban the wide array of flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing on places like TV or set product standards

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

"It is a very powerful ... visible wake-up call to all employers," said Helen Darling, chief executive of the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit organization that represents large employers on health care issues.

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

Michigan man among 1st in US to get ‘bionic eye’

"It's awesome. It's exciting — seeing something new every day," Pontz said during a recent appointment at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. The 55-year-old former competitive weightlifter and factory worker is one of four people in the U.S. to receive an artificial retina since the Food and Drug Administration signed off on its use last year.

Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

"Regular yogurt is really thin," Pill said. "It was low in calories, but it wasn't filling."

Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

"They're hard to find, they're hard to identify, and they're hard to locate," said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, one of the sponsors of the bill, which would prohibit edibles that mimic other foods or candies.

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

"This thing is working," a confident Obama said of his signature domestic achievement. The days of website woes and canceled policies seemed far behind.

Late surge in health sign-ups brought in the young

Commissioners say the president told them that 35 percent of those signed up are under the age of 35.

Colorado considers edible marijuana restrictions

Colorado considers edible marijuana restrictions

The bill would direct the state Department of Revenue to adopt rules requiring that marijuana edibles be clearly marked or designed to show that they contain pot

Youth tanning bed limits rejected in Colorado

The bill would have banned all commercial tanning bed use by people under 18.