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Number of Food-Related Sicknesses Stays the Same

Posted: 04/10/2009 - There have been some well-publicized outbreaks of salmonella recently. So you would think that the number of people sick from this type of illness would go up. But that’s not the case.

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Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth

Posted: 04/10/2009 - You may think you’re doing something good for yourself when you have that sports drink after a tough workout. But it turns out, it’s not so good for your teeth.

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Colorado Dairy Shut After 11 Sickened

Posted: 04/08/2009 - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has shut down the Kinikin Corner Dairy LLC after 11 people were sickened by campylobacter, a common food-borne bacteria.

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Study: 1 in 5 Four-Year-Olds Is Obese

Posted: 04/06/2009 - A new study suggests almost one in five four-year-olds in the U.S. is obese. Even more startling, the rate among American-Indians is nearly one in three.

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11 For Health: April 7th

Posted: 04/06/2009 - The El Paso County Health Department wants to warn our community about the dangers of child abuse. They say it is a serious problem nationwide, including Colorado and El Paso County.

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Federal Grants Boost Peak Vista Services

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Peak Vista Health Center in Colorado Springs now has millions in new funds to answer the needs of thousands who are struggling to pay for health care.

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Parents Take a Pass on Produce

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Our changing economy can lead to some tough choices. Whether it's due to rising costs in the current economy, or lack of interest, people are saying no to the produce.

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Ritter Proposes No Payment For Medical Errors

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Governor Bill Ritter has issued an executive order requiring the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to come up with new safety guidelines for hospitals, including ways to deny payment for avoidable medical errors.

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Warning Sought For Burger The Size Of Your Head

Posted: 03/31/2009 - The staff dietitian at a doctors group says a minor-league baseball team in Grand Rapids, Mich., should warn fans that a 4,800-calorie burger it plans to sell is bad for them.

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A Clean Restroom is Just a Click Away

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The next time you hit the road for a family vacation, you won’t have to worry about finding a clean restroom. A new website has all the information you need before you “go.”

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Updated: 03/31/2009 - It is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. and it affects both men and women… colorectal cancer. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. And as the month wraps up, it serves as an important reminder for all of us.

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Smoke Break Gets More Expensive With Tax Boost

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Beginning Wednesday, the single largest federal tobacco tax increase ever takes effect to finance a major expansion of health insurance for children. Other tobacco products will see similarly large tax increases.

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California, Federal Officials Probe Pistachio Firm

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Officials are investigating a central California plant that processed pistachios tied to nationwide recalls of trail mix and bagged nuts because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Obama Signs Christopher Reeve Bill

Posted: 03/30/2009 - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill named for "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve that provides for paralysis research and rehabilitation.

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