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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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FDA Approves First Rapid, Take Home HIV Test

Posted: 07/03/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes.

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FDA Lays Out Medical Device Identifier System

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Federal health regulators are proposing a new system to track millions of medical devices used in the U.S., an effort which they say will help protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier.

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