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Source: New Curbs On Private Medicare Plans

Updated: 03/30/2009 - President Obama's administration is putting new curbs on private insurance plans that are popular with seniors in Medicare, but have been criticized for marketing abuses and high costs to the government.

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Health Department This Week: March 30th

Updated: 03/30/2009 - The El Paso County Health Department wants you to join them in celebrating National Public Health Week; aimed at building a healthy foundation for El Paso County. National Public Health Week is next week, April 6-12.

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Peak Vista Provides Health Care During Tough Times

Updated: 07/14/2009 - With our new economy, many are facing tough times. So whether you've lost your job or not, you may not be able to afford health insurance. But that doesn't mean you can't get health care. A local center is dedicated to making that happen and many folks don't even realize they qualify.

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National Kick Butts Day is Today

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Have you been trying to quit smoking? Now is the time! It’s Kick Butts Day. But you don’t have to do it alone. There are local resources dedicated to helping you kick the habit.

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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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