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Report: Underage Tobacco Sales Continue To Fall

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Sales of tobacco to minors in the U.S. reached an all-time low in 2011 under a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage tobacco smoking.

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Medicare Card ID Protections Overdue

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Five years after being told to look at taking Social Security numbers off Medicare cards, Medicare officials say they still need six more months to figure out how much it will cost.

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Dentist May Have Infected 3 Patients With Used Syringes

Posted: 08/01/2012 - State health officials say three people may have been infected by a Colorado dentist accused of reusing syringes and needles to administer drugs to some of his patients over more than a decade, but it's impossible to say for sure.

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Scientists Seeking Water Samples From Wells

Updated: 07/31/2012 - Water quality scientists are asking residents with wells in eastern El Paso County to participate in water sampling that can be used to set a baseline for groundwater safety.

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Parents Say Hospital Wouldn’t Address Bill Concerns

Posted: 07/30/2012 - Most of us don't think twice about hurrying to the hospital emergency room during a health emergency. But did you know you could get stuck with a huge bill if the doctor who treats you doesn't take your insurance, even if the hospital does?

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Gov't: Says Only 1 In 4 Have HIV Under Control

Posted: 07/27/2012 - New government data shows only a quarter of Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control. Young people and blacks are least likely to get effective care.

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Woman Undergoes Serious Surgery To Ward Off Cancer

Updated: 07/26/2012 - A local woman, who also happens to be one of those still displaced by the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire, underwent drastic surgery Wednesday as a preventative measure against cancer.

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Colorado Ranked Low For Child Health

Posted: 07/25/2012 - A national report has ranked Colorado as the 45th state in child health, but the state’s overall average ranking sneaks into the top 50 percent.

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Budget Office: Obama's Health Law Reduces Deficit

Posted: 07/24/2012 - Congress' budget scorekeepers are taking a new look at President Barack Obama's health care law -- and they still say it is expected to reduce federal deficits.

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Researchers Report More Condom Use Among Teenagers

Posted: 07/24/2012 - More high school students are using condoms, but new government research released Tuesday shows the nation still has a long way to go to protect young people from the AIDS virus.

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Two Horses Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Two horses in Colorado are the first reported cases of West Nile Virus this year. The horses are from Fremont and Weld Counties.

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Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Return; Growers Push Safety

Updated: 07/13/2012 - The Rocky Ford variety of cantaloupes are back in supermarkets about a year after one brand of the melons was identified as carrying the nation's deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in more than two decades.

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