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American Academy of Pediatrics

Posted: 08/27/2012 - Two major studies were released today from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Click on this link for new information on circumcision of baby boys and new guidelines for sleep apnea in kids:

Apps For Teen Drivers

Posted: 08/26/2012 - On Sunday's 10 p.m., we told you about two apps for teen drivers. One is called the drive safely app. It reads texts and emails out loud to drivers. You can check them out at http://www.drivesafe.ly/ The other app blocks text messages and calls while the teen is driving. You can check out that website at www.key2safedriving.net

Flood Insurance For Waldo Canyon Fire Victims

Posted: 08/26/2012 - Two devastating wildfire have left areas newly vulnerable to flash flooding. According to FEMA, flood insurance must be purchased no later than 60 days after the fire containment date. High Park fire deadline: Midnight, August 29 Waldo Canyon fire deadline: Midnight, Saturday September 8 For more information on flood insurance or finding a carrier, click this link.

Snake Bite Prevention

Posted: 08/24/2012 - The Colorado State Extension office has important information about how to treat snake bites and how to keep them out of your yard. Click on this link to learn more about it.

Wreck Check App

Posted: 08/24/2012 - The Wreck Check App is designed to provide the information you need after a car accident. Follow the link provided for more information.

Super Pac App

Posted: 08/24/2012 - Here's a link to the app that promises to give a non-partisan "fact check" of the presidential campaign ads.

Colorado State Fair

Posted: 08/24/2012 - The Colorado State Fair is back! Want more information before heading out? Click this link!

Pro Cycling Challenge Road Closures

Posted: 08/24/2012 - Check out this link to see how the U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge will affect roads in your area.

Road Closures For USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Posted: 08/23/2012 - Several roads will be closed Friday when cyclists come through Colorado Springs for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

PET OF THE WEEK: Zoe

Posted: 08/23/2012 - Meet Zoe! This purebred Scottish Terrier is looking for a forever home...could it be yours? Zoe is happy, cuddly and playful...would you expect anything less from an 11-month-old? Her favorite toy in the whole world is a ball and she loves playing catch! She gets along swimmingly with kids and dogs, so if you have either, don't hesitate at letting Zoe join your family! Want more information? Call Dream Power at 390-7838 or watch this video!
PET OF THE WEEK: Zoe

Autism Walk in Colorado Springs

Posted: 08/23/2012 - Click on this link for more information about the 2012 Colorado Springs Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. It's happening on September 22nd.

Select Smoked Salmon Recalled

Posted: 08/22/2012 - Spence & Co. Ltd is recalling some of its smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. The company is recalling and Spencer and Co. Ltd. brand smoked salmon trim sold in 8-ounce packages in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah between June 22 and 29. It was distributed through grocery chain Krogers Co. and its King Soopers brand. The packages bear lot number 6704701. Listeria monocytogenes can serious illnesses and in some cases death.

Playing A Musical Instrument Helps With Listening Skills

Posted: 08/22/2012 - As seen on 11 News: A new study shows how playing a musical intrument as a child can help with listening skills later in life. Click on this link to read more from the Journal of Neuroscience.

Burnout and How To Avoid It

Posted: 08/21/2012 - A new study from The Mayo Clinic says almost half of physicians are suffering from burnout. But we know it doesn't just happen to doctors. Here are some ways to avoid, no matter what you do for a living:

Monday Meals: Little London Cake Shoppe

Updated: 08/20/2012 - Jane Vasterling, owner of Little London Cake Shoppe in Colorado Springs, is the latest winner of in the Food Network competition "Cupcake Wars." You can watch her winning episode on Food Network on Tuesday, August 21st, at 6pm. Check out some of Jane's other creations at the link provided.

Second-hand Smoke & Coughing In Kids

Posted: 08/20/2012 - As seen on 11 News: A new report shows second-hand smoke weakens a child's ability to cough. Click here for the entire report from the Monell Center.

West Nile Cases in Colorado

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Click on this link for a look at where the two human cases of West Nile Virus have been diagnosed in Colorado.

GM, Isuzu Recall 249,000 SUVs To Fix Power Windows

Posted: 08/20/2012 - General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 249,000 SUVs because the window and door lock switches can cause fires. The recall covers the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The SUVs were sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter. GM says fluid can get inside the driver's door, causing a circuit board to short. The short can knock out switches for the power door and windows, causing fires. GM says there have been fires but it doesn't know of any injuries. Dealers will replace the power widow switch for free. Owners will get letters telling them when to schedule appointments.

Romaine Lettuce Recall

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Salinas-based Tanimura & Antle said Sunday the recall is limited to a single lot of its Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine that was available at retail stores starting Aug. 2. The lettuce is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9, and it may have a "best by" date of Aug. 19. The company says some 2,095 cases are potentially affected. The product was packed with either 12 or 18 heads per case. There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A list of seasonal fruits and vegetables recommended by the Department of Agriculture can be found by clicking here.

Guardian Angel Rescues Dog Left To Die

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A black lab was left to die after being thrown out of a car window into oncoming traffic on the west side of Pueblo Friday evening. Thankfully for Sweetie, she had a guardian angel watching nearby. But Melissa Dunaway can't keep Sweetie for good...so if Sweetie is cleared for adoption, she hopes there is someone that can! Anyone wishing to adopt Sweetie can contact Dunaway directly at msdfjazzy@yahoo.com. Dunaway will forward the e-mails to PAWS for Life in Pueblo, who will be handling the adoption procedure. Sweetie will not be eligible for adoption for five days. Dunaway stresses that whoever adopts Sweetie needs to be an experienced dog owner. For more on Sweetie's story, click here:

PET OF THE WEEK: Hazel

Posted: 08/17/2012 - Cat lovers, if you're looking for a new feline friend, we have one you won't want to pass up! Meet Hazel. Just 1 year old, this Siamese mix is as sweet and cuddly as can be. She loves to play, loves to snuggle. She would make a great therapy cat for anyone in need of that kind of animal service. Hazel is litter box trained, and great with other cats, kids and even dogs. Interested? Watch this video below, or call Dream Power at 390-7838.
PET OF THE WEEK: Hazel

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