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Mistakes Still Happening During Surgeries

Posted: 10/20/2010 - A new study says despite rules in place to prevent surgical mistakes, operations have still been performed on the wrong body part, or even the wrong patient.

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FDA Warns Egg Company to Clean Up or Be Shut Down

Posted: 10/18/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning an Iowa egg company that it could be shut down if it doesn't clean up its act after recalling hundreds of millions of eggs this summer.

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FDA Panel Backs Anemia Drugs For Kidney Disease

Posted: 10/18/2010 - Federal health advisers say patients with failing kidneys should continue taking a group of widely used anemia drugs, despite a recent study showing they can increase the risk of stroke.

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Penrose-Saint Francis To Expand Robotic Surgery System

Updated: 10/22/2010 - Penrose-Saint Francis has expanded its robotic surgery system called the da Vinci SHD. The robotic-assisted surgery system works with cardiac, gynecological oncology and urological procedures.

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Regulations Leave New Medical Marijuana Users Waiting

Updated: 10/03/2010 - New medical marijuana patients will have to wait more than a month before they can legally buy product from any Colorado dispensary. State officials have released a statement, it said the state will enforce a 35 day wait period for medical marijuana card approval.

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Pilot Immunization Program To Expand

Posted: 09/30/2010 - A pilot immunization program introduced in 2009 is being expanded, with state officials hoping it will be successful in decreasing the odds of a whooping cough outbreak among infants and young children.

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Doctors Offer Tips To Ease Computer Vision Syndrome

Posted: 09/29/2010 - Doctors are now saying that extended periods of time staring at computers and smart phones may lead to Computer Vision Syndrome. There’s not a lot most people can do about the time they spend staring at a computer screen, but there are things that can be done to help the eyes feel better.

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Aggressive form of Rabies found in Pueblo

Posted: 09/28/2010 - Officials at the Pueblo City-County Health Department say they've discovered a more aggressive form of rabies in a skunk in the city. Flyers are being put up in the area where it was found to warn neighbors to be alert.

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Men Advised To Get Screened For Breast Cancer

Posted: 09/27/2010 - But now doctors say that it’s also important for men to get routine breast exams. Between 1,000-2,000 men are expected to get breast cancer in 2010.

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Number Of Fat People In U.S. To Grow, Report Says

Posted: 09/23/2010 - A new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warns that citizens of the world's richest countries are getting fatter and fatter, with the United States leading the charge.

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Senior Citizens Receive Oral Care Assistance

Updated: 09/23/2010 - Senior citizens in need of oral care will have the chance to get it Thursday and Friday thanks to an award-winning local non-profit organization.

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Insurance Reform Starts Thursday

Updated: 09/23/2010 - The nation's new health care law turns six months old today, and the milestone brings some new benefits that Americans can grasp.

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Egg Companies to Apologize for Outbreak

Updated: 09/22/2010 - The owner of an Iowa egg company says that he was "horrified" to learn that his eggs may have sickened as many as 1,600 people in an outbreak of salmonella poisoning.

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