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Obesity Report Released, Shows Change Needed

Updated: 05/08/2012 - The new report from the Institutes of Medicine has been released. It shows changes are needed beyond the individual to get America healthier.

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DEA Drug Take-Back Day Collects 276 Tons

Posted: 05/03/2012 - 276 tons of unwanted or expired medications were collected by the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28.

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More Teens Taking Hits As Pot Use Climbs

Updated: 05/02/2012 - A new survey of young people by The Partnership at says nearly 1 in 10 teens light up marijuana at least 20 or more times a month.

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Journey Of The Healthiest Man Alive

Updated: 04/30/2012 - It can be tough to figure out where to begin when you want to get healthier. But A.J. Jacobs decided to start with everything.

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Ft. Carson Proud Of Medical Program

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Fort Carson gave KKTV 11 News behind the scenes access to their medical facilities Thursday. New programs there are designed to help soldiers and their families deal with the issues surrounding deployment.

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Lung Cancer Or Fruit Pit?

Updated: 04/26/2012 - A woman was sick to her stomach when doctors showed her a dark spot on her lung. But it turns out a fruit pit may have been the problem.

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MADD Calls On Parents To Stop Teen Drinking

Posted: 04/17/2012 - MADD says more than half of teen drinkers get their alcohol from adults. They say parents, therefore, are the key to preventing underage drinking.

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FDA Details Blood Clot Risk On Birth Control Pills

Posted: 04/11/2012 - Federal health regulators said Tuesday they are adding labeling to Yaz and other newer birth control pills emphasizing that the drugs may be more likely to cause blood clots than older contraceptive pills.

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El Paso County Public Health Indicators Report

Posted: 04/09/2012 - A new report released by El Paso County Public Health indicates several areas of concern, including high rates of obesity and a large number of people living without health insurance.

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