Wellness

Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds

Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features:

Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

"I can't understand why the FDA is taking this long," Durbin said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

I wish that it didn't take medical marijuana on the ballot to motivate our young voters to go and vote because there's far too much at stake for them and their children," said Ana Cruz, former executive director of the Florida Democratic Party. "But listen, we'll take it any way we can get it."

Aurora clinic hosts national conference for caregivers to work with adaptive technologies

Aurora clinic hosts national conference for caregivers to work with adaptive technologies

“Once they complete the online portion, they come to ‘Deep Dive,’ a day and a half of intensive, hands-on training,” said Mark Schmeler, assistant professor and director of continuing education at the University of Pittsburgh

Development group buys vacant building with aim to build hospital housing

Development group buys vacant building with aim to build hospital housing

At the Anschutz Campus alone, more than 40,000 patients were admitted for overnight stays last year — 26,000 at UCH, and another 17,000 at Children’s, according to those hospital

Hash oil, edible pot before Colorado lawmakers

DENVER  | Colorado may set new limits on edible marijuana and concentrated forms of the drug. Colorado lawmakers are scheduled to begin work Thursday on two bills that would tweak state marijuana laws. The first would set new limits on …

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

"Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar," Liang said in an interview. "This is my way to question China's foul air and express my dissatisfaction."

Colorado smoking rates down overall

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday that its most recent survey of health attitudes and behavior shows 19.1 percent of Coloradans smoked at least some tobacco in 2008, compared to 17.2 percent in 2012.

At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

The researchers said one of the most striking demographic differences between at-home mothers and working mothers is their economic well-being, with about 34 percent of at-home mothers living in poverty, compared with 12 percent of working mothers.

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

"There is no miracle cure on the way," said Peter Ellaway, an emeritus professor of physiology at Imperial College London, who had no role in the study. "But this could certainly give paralyzed people more independence and it could still be a life-changer for them."