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CU Hospital Closing Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The hospital says it's facing an overall shortage of beds and increasing demands in other areas, including cancer treatment, transfers of severely ill patients and emergency services.

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Heart Patients Should Be Screened For Depression

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The group says depression is about three times more common in heart attack survivors and those hospitalized with heart problems. The findings are published in the journal Circulation.

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Dangers of Some Energy Drinks

Updated: 09/25/2008 - There's a new warning out about those energy drinks that seem to be on store shelves everywhere these days. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say some of then have potentially harmful levels of caffeine. In fact some of them have the same caffeine amounts found in 14 cans of coke.

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No Rise In Monthly Medicare Premiums For 2009

Updated: 09/19/2008 - The government says monthly Medicare premiums will hold steady at $96.40 next year. It's the first time since 2000 that the charge for health coverage is not increasing.

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Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat Bread Recalled

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The recall was necessary because Oroweat Health Nut bread was inadvertently placed in Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat bread packaging.

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College Freshmen & Eating Disorders

Updated: 09/16/2008 - College kids are in class, their pencils are sharpened and their books are wide open, but some of those students may end up gaining more than good grades.

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States Invite Feds To Discuss Livestock Disease

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Wyoming state veterinarian Walter Cook says the group wants to talk with the USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service about changing its rules for brucellosis.

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Study Says Too Many Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Two studies are calling into question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery.

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78 Percent Of Colorado Kids Fully Immunized

Updated: 09/05/2008 - An estimated 78 percent of Colorado children under age 3 were considered fully immunized last year, according to the annual National Immunization Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Retailers Pull Simplicity Bassinets Off Shelves

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Big Lots, Target, and J.C. Penney have recalled Simplicity's "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" because the products pose a strangulation hazard.

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Radiation To Be Used On Spinach, Lettuce

Updated: 08/21/2008 - The Food and Drug Administration has determined that modern irradiation techniques kill food-poisoning germs without compromising the safety or nutrient value of raw spinach and lettuce.

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Fewer Women In Their Forties Have Children

Updated: 08/19/2008 - More women in their early 40's are childless, and those who are having children are having fewer than ever before, the Census Bureau says.

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