Tag: Colorado

Weight swings may be risky for overweight heart patients

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests. Heart attacks, strokes and death were more common in patients whose weight changed the most over four years. For some, weight changes might have reflected yo-yo dieting, which some previous studies have suggested may be unhealthy for people without heart problems. That means a hefty but stable weight might be healthier than losing but repeatedly regaining extra pounds. But big weight fluctuations in heart patients studied could also have been unintentional and a possible sign of serious illness...

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Lindsey Vonn breaks arm in crash while training in Colorado

Lindsey Vonn broke her arm during a crash in training in Colorado and underwent surgery. The four-time overall World Cup champion has been battered by injuries in recent years and hopes to return to skiing "as soon as possible." She said on Facebook the wipeout happened on Copper Mountain on Thursday and she had surgery that night in Vail. She posted X-ray pictures of her right arm on her social media accounts. Vonn sustained three significant breaks near her knee joint during a super-G crash in Andorra late last February. She tried to keep skiing, only to end her...

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Police Bust Man With Hydroponic Marijuana

HARLINGEN (KFXV) — Police bust a man in a hotel with hydroponic marijuana. 30 year old, Matthew Zuniga, of San Benito, found with three pounds of the stuff with an estimated street value of over $10,000. Investigators say he also had drug paraphernalia that police believe helped him process bulk amounts of narcotics for street level distribution. Evidence shows it came from Colorado and shipped to Texas and investigators believe zuniga is part of a northern Cameron County area drug ring. Zuniga is in custody awaiting charges. The investigation into this case...

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Ballot could add legal recreational marijuana to Las Vegas’ list of vices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada already has legal brothels, round-the-clock casinos and a coy catchphrase declaring that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." If voters approve, the state could soon add another vice in the form of recreational marijuana. A proposal on the Nov. 8 state ballot would legalize pot, and entrepreneurs hope its passage could someday allow the drug at Las Vegas’ glamorous nightclubs and perhaps provide the framework for a future Amsterdam-style cannabis district. "I really think this would be the third-largest market in the country," said Derek Peterson, whose company operates marijuana dispensaries called Blum....

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Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

DENVER (AP) — Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C – not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves – takes effect Saturday. The rule referencing marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient was added after complaints that the treats look too much their non-intoxicating counterparts. It is the first such requirement in any legal weed state. Colorado’s new "universal symbol" for foods that contain marijuana is designed to give the treats a distinct look even after they’re out...

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