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1 year 7 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Probiotic Truths

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can help boost the "good" bacteria in your gut. In today's Your Healthy Family we're asking: Are these products delivering on their promises of health benefits? It seems everywhere you turn there are products on store shelves claiming to contain probiotics, like yogurt,...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Tips for a healthy well

Those who use well water should take some time to have their well water tested. The cost in El Paso County is $20. There are about 14,500 private wells in El Paso County that serve about 39,000 people. Residents with private wells in El Paso County may get...

3 years 1 month ago

How dirty is your purse?

For most women, living without our purse would be a nightmare. We take it everywhere: to school, work, the doctor's office, even the bathroom. Have you ever wondered how many germs your purse picks up in a day? We decided to find out. Three purses. A microbiologist with a...

3 years 5 months ago

Utah inmates sick after drinking in prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah health officials are investigating a suspected botulism outbreak in 12 inmates who may have contracted the disease after drinking alcohol homebrewed inside a prison cell. Salt Lake Valley Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp says eight men were hospitalized, three of which are in critical...

4 years 10 months ago

Some Denver residents under boil order

Denver Water is advising customers within a roughly 1.5 square mile area in northwest Denver to boil their tap water before drinking it, after a contractor ruptured a 30-inch water main. The water main break around 10:30 a.m. Thursday caused a loss of pressure, which can allow bacteria, viruses...

4 years 10 months ago

Bacteria killing Colorado beavers

Beavers found dead in western Colorado have likely succumbed to a common waterborne bacteria. Colorado Division of Wildlife officials say that several beavers have been found dead in San Miguel and Gilpin counties. The culprit was an outbreak of a bacteria called tularemia, which can infect animals that spend...

4 years 11 months ago

Mom's kiss can spread cavities to baby

When Rachel Sarah took her daughter in for her first dental checkup a few years ago, she got a surprise. Not only did her 24-month-old have two cavities in her baby teeth, the pediatric dentist suggested she might have "caught" them from her mom. "The dentist handed me this...

5 years 1 month ago

Raw milk debate spills into Capitols, courts

Debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk is spilling into statehouses and courtrooms across the country. Proponents of unpasteurized dairy products are pushing to make them easier for consumers to buy. Supporters of the raw milk cause say the pasteurization process of heating milk to...

5 years 4 months ago

Vicks nasal spray recalled after bacteria found

The Procter & Gamble Co. is recalling some 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after the company found bacteria in some samples during routine testing. Spokesman Tom Millikin describes the voluntary recall as a precaution after small amounts of the B. cepacia bacteria were found in the over-the-counter product...

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