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New Studies: Mouth-To-Mouth Not Always Necessary in CPR

Updated: 07/29/2010 - New studies in the New England Journal of Medicine may soon change the way we're taught how to save lives. The studies say "hands-only" chest compression CPR, in the case of a heart attack on an adult, is enough, without mouth-to-mouth.

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Army: Rising Suicide Rate Reflects Risk-Taking

Posted: 07/29/2010 - An Army report on the record number of soldier suicides says the trend is part of a rise in risky behavior including drunk driving and drug abuse in a military stretched to the breaking point by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Child Passenger Safety Law About to Change

Posted: 07/29/2010 - A state law aimed at making car-travel safer for our kids is about to change. It's Colorado's Child Passenger Safety law, and the new regulations go into effect on August 1st, 2010.

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FDA Panel Wants More Restrictions On Painkillers

Posted: 07/23/2010 - Federal health advisers say a government proposal to curb misuse of powerful painkillers does not go far enough to fix a problem linked to hundreds of fatal overdoses annually.

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Lawmakers Object to Cutting Federal Lab's Budget

Posted: 07/23/2010 - Members of Colorado's congressional delegation are rallying to fend off a 70 percent cut in funding for a federal lab in Fort Collins researching such infectious diseases as West Nile virus and yellow fever.

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Anti-AIDS Gel Helps Prevent Infection, Study Finds

Posted: 07/19/2010 - Researchers are reporting a breakthrough against AIDS. A vaginal gel containing an AIDS drug cut in half a woman's chances of getting HIV from an infected partner.

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Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Pueblo

Updated: 07/15/2010 - A bat has tested positive for rabies in Pueblo. It's important that everyone protect themselves and their pets from wild animals that carry rabies.

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AP Source: Obama Filling Medicare Post Sans Senate

Posted: 07/06/2010 - A White House official says President Barack Obama will use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid.

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Colon Cancer Screenings Up, Breast Rate Stalled

Posted: 07/06/2010 - Health officials say more older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, breast cancer screening rates remain stuck on a higher plateau.

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Big Deadline Approaching for Medical Marijuana Businesses

Posted: 06/29/2010 - Thursday, a one-year moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses and licensing will go into effect, as part of HB 1284. Hundreds of marijuana centers have already applied for permits in CO Springs.

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