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Study: More False Alarms With Annual Mammograms

Updated: 10/17/2011 - A new study shows that annual mammograms could lead to more extra tests that women don't need. The rate of false alarms goes down when women get screening every other year instead.

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CDC: Self-Reported Drunk Driving Is Down

Posted: 10/04/2011 - Health officials say drunken driving has fallen 30 percent in five years, and last year was at its lowest mark in nearly two decades.

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Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Now In 25 States

Updated: 10/12/2011 - Illnesses in half of the states in the nation have now confirmed illnesses related to Colorado-grown cantaloupe. The listeria outbreak has grown to include 116 confirmed illnesses and 23 deaths.

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HEALTH ALERT: Qualitest Recalls Oral Contraceptives

Updated: 09/16/2011 - Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is recalling multiple lots of birth-control pills because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.

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FDA Official Slams Corn Syrup Rebranding

Posted: 09/15/2011 - An FDA official has written to the Corn Refiners Association to express concerns about rebranding high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar."

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Study Links MRSA And Antibiotic Ointment

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Antibiotic ointments may be good for healing, but a new study links frequent use with the development of a more drug-resistant strain of the "MRSA" staph infection.

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Cantaloupes Still Scaring Consumers: More CO Listeria Cases

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Two more adults in El Paso County have tested positive for Listeria infection. It’s a disease caused by a harmful bacteria. Health officials are encouraging those at high risk to take precautions.

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Dr. Oz Show To Focus On Ovarian Cancer

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The Dr. Oz Show is addressing the issue of ovarian cancer and early warning signs that are often mistaken for something less serious. Watch the show Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

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Teen Vaccinations Against Cervical Cancer Lagging

Posted: 08/25/2011 - Far fewer teenage girls have received a vaccine against cervical cancer than have gotten other important vaccines. Some experts think the sexual issues attached to the vaccination make parents uncomfortable.

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New Drug Offers Hope To Melanoma Patients

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Every hour, someone dies from melanoma. But now there's a breakthrough that's bringing hope in the form of a drug. It's helping people live longer with this disease. But it was just approved by the FDA last week. Here’s what 11 News is learning about Zelboraf.

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5,000 Kids Injured In Falls From Windows Each Year

Posted: 08/22/2011 - More than 5,000 U.S. children and teens are injured each year in falls from windows, according to a study that suggests the problem stretches beyond urban high-rises.

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Swimmers Exposed To Pool Water Illness

Updated: 08/08/2011 - If you have a weak immune system, you may want to avoid local swimming pools. Pueblo Health Officials have confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium, also known as “Crypto,” in Pueblo residents.

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