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Study: Smoking During Pregnancy Decreasing Among Colorado Women

Updated: 05/11/2011 - Smoking while pregnant is on the decline in Colorado, but still remains one of the leading preventable causes of low birth weight in newborns, a study by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said Wednesday.

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Sleep Week: Controversy Around Co-Sleeping

Updated: 05/11/2011 - It's "Sleep Week" on KKTV 11 News This Morning. We caught up with two local moms with very different views on co-sleeping, or parents allowing their children to sleep with them. It's a topic that won't be put to rest anytime soon.

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Breast Cancer Patient Turns Advocate

Posted: 05/11/2011 - A cancer diagnosis that almost didn't happen has created a crusader out of the patient, a military wife in Colorado Springs.

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11 News Sleep Week: The Mattress Matters

Posted: 05/10/2011 - When the lights go out, and the sand man is calling, taking the road to dream-land requires a few essentials for the trip. When it comes to getting the best night’s sleep, the mattress matters.

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Amoxilina Recalled Due to Packaging Mix-Up With Antibiotic

Posted: 05/10/2011 - It all started with a quick-thinking nurse at the Dell Children's Medical Center. Now, a dietary supplement that some confused with antibiotic drugs is getting pulled from shelves across the country.

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Sleep Week: Tips For Better Rest Tonight

Updated: 05/09/2011 - There's one thing you can do to reduce your risk of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. You can get enough sleep tonight! Studies show all of those health issues show up more in people who don't get enough sleep. So we've got some tips to help you get more of it - tonight.

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Families Remember Lost Newborns, Infants

Posted: 05/02/2011 - The grief can be overwhelming for families who have lost a young child or even a newborn. Sunday, many families gathered to express those emotions together at Memorial Hospital.

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Five Rabid Skunks Found In El Paso County In April

Posted: 04/29/2011 - Five rabid skunks were found in El Paso County in April, the county health department reported Thursday. Seven rabies-infected animals have now been found in El Paso County since the start of the year.

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FDA Issues Warnings To Four Hand Sanitizer Companies

Posted: 04/22/2011 - Federal health regulators have issued warnings to four manufacturers of hand sanitizing products for making unsupported claims about the bacteria-fighting benefits of their products.

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What Leads Gay, Straight Teens to Attempt Suicide?

Posted: 04/18/2011 - A study of nearly 32,000 high school students suggests that suicide attempts by gay teens -- and even straight teens -- are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs to support them.

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Donate Life Month: Organ Donation Saves, Changes Lives

Posted: 04/11/2011 - It's National Donate Life Month in April, and Penrose-St. Francis Hospital says already 19 lives have been saved by organ donors in our community this year. You might consider your potential to be a life-saver as well.

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Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Pueblo, 2nd this Year

Posted: 04/07/2011 - There are more rabid skunks in Pueblo County. The latest was found in the area of Gore Road between 20th & 20th ½ Lane. This is the second skunk to test positive in Pueblo County in 2011.

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New Study Warns Parents of Facebook Depression

Posted: 03/28/2011 - New guidelines are being released Monday that can help parents with all kinds of social media issues when it comes to kids... including an issue being called Facebook Depression.

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Kids Safest in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until Age 2

Posted: 03/21/2011 - New guidelines for parents say children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1. And some kids should ride in booster seats until age 12.

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Radiation Drug Flying Off Store Shelves

Posted: 03/17/2011 - As the Japanese disaster continues to unfold, fears of a radiation fallout in our country seem to be on the rise. People are rushing to buy medication to protect themselves.

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