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Health Department This Week: March 23rd

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Easter is getting close and the El Paso County Health Department wants you to know that Spring chicks can make you sick.

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Record Number of Births in 2007

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Think you’ve been seeing lots of two-year-olds around lately? You’re not seeing things. There really are more toddlers. That’s because of a record number of births in 2007.

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Red Cross On Track To Erase $210M Deficit By 2010

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Red Cross President and chief executive Gail McGovern said during a stop in Denver on Wednesday that the charity has raised more than $85 million of a $100 million fund drive launched in September.

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Keep Moving to Prevent Heart Attack

Posted: 03/19/2009 - If you want to reap the benefits of exercise, especially after a heart attack, you have to keep moving. New research shows why.

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Kellogg's CEO Calls For Major Food Safety Reforms

Posted: 03/18/2009 - David Mackay is calling for a single food safety agency, requiring all food companies have written safety plans and annual federal inspections of facilities that make high-risk foods.

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Health Department This week: March 16th

Posted: 03/16/2009 - We live busy lives these days, between work, community activities, children’s activities and other responsibilities you might have a hard time eating healthy on the go.

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HIV And AIDS Cases Rise 22 Percent In D.C.

Posted: 03/15/2009 - A new report by D.C. health officials says that at least 3 percent of residents in the nation's capital are living with HIV or AIDS and every mode of transmission is on the rise.

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Passenger On Frankfurt-To-Detroit Flight Had TB

Posted: 03/15/2009 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Frankfurt to Detroit has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

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Smoking Numbers Down in Colorado

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The number of smokers in Colorado is going down. But it's still costing many lives and lots of money.

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Blood Type Could Indicate Cancer Risk

Posted: 03/12/2009 - If you want to know your risk of cancer, you may want to look to your blood type. Certain types could make you more vulnerable.

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Key Democrat Worries About Health Care Spending

Posted: 03/12/2009 - The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee is voicing concerns about President Barack increased spending on health care, calling it an already "bloated system."

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Soldier Stress Injuries Rising Due To Combat Loads

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A military official says an increasing number of soldiers are being sidelined with muscle and bone injuries caused by carrying combat loads weighing as much as 130 pounds.

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Skimping on Skin Care Can Be Costly

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Money may be tight, but dermatologists say now is NOT the time to cut back on skin care. In fact, some cost-cutting could be unsafe.

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Wine Won't Fight Cancer

Posted: 03/11/2009 - You might have heard that a glass of red wine is good for you. But does it reduce your risk for cancer? A new study may answer that question.

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Emotions Affect Diabetes Management

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Teenagers may have a tougher time managing their diabetes. Find out about the connection between their wellness and their emotions.

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Headaches Triggered by Weather

Posted: 03/10/2009 - Headaches and migraines may have more to do with the weather than your stress level. A new study finds when temperatures rise, so do the number of folks with migraines.

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Big Waist Bad for Lungs

Posted: 03/10/2009 - We all know a bigger waist line is bad for the heart. But did you also know it’s bad for the lungs as well?

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