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Staying On Top Of Staph Infections

Updated: 01/06/2011 - Those health experts are now taking a hard look at how to prevent the spread of that potentially deadly infection. The bacterial infection is known as "MRSA.” It has grown resistant to some antibiotics and stronger strains of it are turning up in more public places.

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Senate Democrats Vow To Block Health Care Repeal

Posted: 01/03/2011 - Top Senate Democrats are warning House Speaker-elect John Boehner they'll block any Republican effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Teen Birth Rates Lowest In 60 Years

Updated: 12/22/2010 - Birth rates have fallen in all age groups except for women 40 and over. Teen birth rates are at the lowest rate in 60 years.

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Backers of 9/11 Health Bill Optimistic

Updated: 12/20/2010 - A group of 9/11 responders plans to gather outside the White House on Tuesday to urge President Barack Obama to get involved in the fight to pass a bill to help people who became sick after working in the World Trade Center dust.

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FDA: Avastin Should Not Be Used For Breast Cancer

Posted: 12/16/2010 - Federal health authorities are recommending the blockbuster drug Avastin no longer be used to treat breast cancer, saying recent studies failed to show the drug's original promise to help slow the disease.

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Crisis Hotline Aims To Intervene Early To Prevent Suicide

Updated: 12/16/2010 - "It's a tremendously problematic issue in this particular community," said Barry Koch about suicide in El Paso County. He works with the Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership, which is now using its Crisis Hotline to intervene early, before it's too late.

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EPCO Restaurant Inspection Results Online

Updated: 12/16/2010 - Health inspectors in Southern Colorado are keeping a watchful eye on restaurants and other food service providers. The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment can now show customers how well they're doing.

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Help With Grief Through Hospice

Updated: 12/16/2010 - Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. That grief can be compounded during the holidays. However, there are several ways to cope with the grief.

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Marijuana Application Backlog Cleared in CO

Posted: 12/08/2010 - The backlog of patients seeking medial marijuana cards in Colorado has been cleared, and about 2 percent of the state now has permission to buy pot.

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Interested Buyer approaches Memorial Health System

Posted: 12/07/2010 - Despite a 10-month review by a Citizens' Commission to figure out the best future for Memorial Health System (MHS), Memorial remains a healthy target for acquisition, according to its CEO.

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Taking Care Of Your Eyes Over The Holidays

Posted: 12/07/2010 - With the holiday season in full swing, the Rocky Mountain Eye Center is urging parents to be conscientious of potential eye injuries when purchasing gifts for their children.

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