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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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Grandparents Safer Drivers Than Mom And Dad?

Posted: 07/18/2011 - Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.

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Driving? Grab The Sunscreen

Updated: 06/23/2011 - Most people know by now that going for a hike or going to the pool require sunscreen. But few ever think about reaching for the sunscreen before their daily commute.

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Fundraiser For Teen Battling Cancer

Updated: 06/05/2011 - The Springs community banded together Saturday to help send a young cancer patient to the East Coast for what her family hopes will be a cure.

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Two Listeria Deaths in CO

Posted: 06/03/2011 - State health officials say two deaths in Denver have been linked to a Listeria infection. They are now searching for the source of the bacteria.

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