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Local Family Shining Light on Epilepsy Awareness

Updated: 11/25/2010 - The White House could go purple if a message from southern Colorado reaches the right ears. It’s one that millions of Americans share: a push to cure epilepsy, starting by bringing attention to the brain disorder.

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Energy Drinks Spiked with Booze under FDA Scrutiny

Updated: 11/18/2010 - Dozens of college students across the country have been hospitalized and the Food and Drug Administration is now speaking out about alcoholic energy drinks. Officials are calling the mix of booze and caffeine a dangerous combination.

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NEW: Four Loko Alcoholic Drink To Lose Caffeine Jolt

Updated: 11/17/2010 - The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko has said it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the Food and Drug Administration is poised to ban it.

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Doctors Say Exercise Lowers Triglyceride Levels

Updated: 11/09/2010 - For many, lowering triglycerides is important, and these people are often given medication to assist with this. But many doctors are now saying that simply moving more can play a huge role in lowering them.

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Sex, Drugs More Common in Hyper-Texting Teens

Posted: 11/09/2010 - A provocative new study finds that teens who text a lot are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who don't send as many messages.

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Family History Trumps Genetic Testing

Posted: 11/08/2010 - For the best clue about your future health, a new study says you're better off turning to relatives than to genetic testing.

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Obama Surprised by Political Cost of Health Law

Posted: 11/07/2010 - President Barack Obama says the political cost of overhauling the health care system turned out to be higher than he expected. And he admits that he gets discouraged at times when dealing with the economy.

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Oversanitizing... Is It Possible?

Updated: 11/08/2010 - You wash your hands. You use hand sanitizer. You use anti-bacterial wipes. So, are you over-sanitizing? Here's what doctors have to say:

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CT Scans Modestly Cut Lung Cancer Deaths

Posted: 11/05/2010 - A special type of CT scan can detect lung cancer early enough to save some lives, the National Cancer Institute announced Thursday - the first evidence that a screening test may help fight the nation's top cancer killer.

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A "Doctor's Office" Membership

Posted: 11/05/2010 - Some states have begun offering direct primary care, which allows patients to pay their doctors like they would a gym.

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Residents Feel Bite of Bedbugs

Updated: 11/05/2010 - They feed on blood and destroy peace of mind. A world-wide resurgence in bedbugs is affecting Southern Colorado, too.

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More Not Always Better With Fertility Treatments

Posted: 10/27/2010 - A new study finds that about 1 in 3 women had a baby the first time they tried in vitro fertilization. That improved to nearly 1 in 2 with a second try. However, a third attempt boosted success rates very little and leveled off with subsequent tries.

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