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Plague Confirmed In Fremont County

Posted: 07/21/2015 - For the first time in several years, health officials say they've confirmed the presence of plague in Fremont County.

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Obesity Season? Kids' Health Habits Take Summer Break

Posted: 07/16/2015 - With the warm weather and extra free time away from the classroom, you might assume that kids spend a lot more time running around outdoors over summer vacation. But that assumption would be wrong.

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Growing Number Of Heroin Users

Posted: 07/08/2015 - Government health officials say the use of heroin is on the rise in the United States.

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Plague: How Easy Is It To Get Infected?

Updated: 06/23/2015 - The news that a 16-year-old high school athlete died of the plague earlier this month is renewing concerns over just how easy it is to contract the disease.

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Annual Heart Walk at UCCS

Posted: 06/07/2015 - Folks got up early Saturday to take part in the annual Colorado Springs Heart Walk at UCCS.

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Cancer Deaths Rising

Posted: 05/29/2015 - A greater percentage of deaths worldwide are now caused by cancer.

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17 Million Gain Coverage Under Obamacare

Updated: 05/07/2015 - As a result of the landmark health-reform law known as the Affordable Care Act, nearly 17 million previously uninsured Americans now have health coverage, a new analysis reveals.

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Rabid Bat Found In Pueblo County

Posted: 05/07/2015 - A bat in Pueblo County has tested positive for rabies. The animal was found on the 2400 block of East Orman Ave. in Pueblo.

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Unnecessary CAT Scans For Kids Could Pose Other Health Risks

Updated: 03/04/2015 - About half a million kids end up in the emergency room each year because of head injuries, but doctors say that many of them get CAT scans that aren't even necessary. Those tests could lead to long-term health risks.

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'Superbug' May Have Had Role In 2 Deaths in LA Hospital

Updated: 02/19/2015 - UCLA says seven people were infected and nearly 200 exposed to a potentially deadly, drug-resistant "superbug" on contaminated medical instruments - and the bacteria may have contributed to two deaths.

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Vaccines For Teachers Aren't Required

Updated: 02/17/2015 - While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who by and large are not required to be vaccinated.

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US teens getting less & less sleep

Posted: 02/16/2015 - A 20-year study says U.S. teens are getting sleepier. The results show many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades.

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Healthcare Deadline Approaches

Updated: 02/15/2015 - Supporters of President Barack Obama's health care law are out in force trying to get uninsured people signed up ahead of the official deadline for 2015 coverage.

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School District's Measles Policy

Posted: 02/12/2015 - Parents in Colorado Springs School District 11 received a letter informing them that students who are not vaccinated will have to stay home for three weeks if a case of measles happens at one of their schools.

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Colorado Releases Hospital Infection Rates

Updated: 02/04/2015 - 11 News went through the new report released by the CDPHE and looked at how Penrose-St. Francis and Memorial hospitals compared to the national average.

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