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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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U.S. Nuclear Chief Sees No Radiation Risk To U.S.

Updated: 03/17/2011 - In a briefing Thursday, the chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that the radiation being emitted from Japan's most troubled nuclear power plant poses no threat to the United States or U.S. territories.

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Unhealthy Health Food

Posted: 03/15/2011 - One in four Americans are seriously trying to lose weight, according to a Gallup poll. If that's you, listen up. You could be undermining your efforts and not even know it. Consumer Reports ShopSmart explains why.

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New Lupus Drug Approved

Updated: 03/10/2011 - The FDA has announced a major breakthrough in the treatment of lupus.

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Gluten-Free Eating in Southern Colorado

Updated: 03/08/2011 - After our story about the prevalence of Celiac Disease, we heard from many of you. You told us it was a challenge to find good, affordable gluten-free food when you were grocery-shopping or going out to eat. But 11 News is on your side with a few options:

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Government Wants Admissions from Tobacco Companies

Posted: 02/23/2011 - The Justice Department wants to require the tobacco industry to admit publicly that smoking causes a multitude of medical problems, killing 1,200 Americans every day.

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