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1 year 4 months ago

Free flu shot clinics in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Walgreens and other community partners are working together to offer five free flu shot clinics this month for people with health insurance or those who do not have vaccine coverage. Cases of the flu are already being reported in El Paso County and...

1 year 6 months ago

Suspicious package sent to CDC

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities have determined that a suspicious package at one of the buildings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was not dangerous. The CDC said in a statement shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday that CDC and DeKalb County authorities had secured the package and...

3 years 3 months ago

Tainted sprouts may have Salmonella

Contaminated alfalfa sprouts may have made 89 people sick across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that fifteen states and the Washington D.C. area may have been affected by a salmonella outbreak. Their investigation shows a possible link to alfalfa sprouts. The Illinois Department of...

3 years 7 months ago

Local farmer: Egg scare opens consumers eyes

One of the countries favorite foods is making thousands of Americans sick. "This recall is huge." explains Dr. Bernadette Albanese with the El Paso County Health Department, "You're talking almost a half billion eggs being recalled." Eggs tainted with salmonella have been linked to a farm in Iowa which distributes...

3 years 9 months ago

Colon cancer screenings up

Health officials say more older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday comes from a 2008 national telephone survey. It's the most recent government data on how many people get...

4 years 3 weeks ago

CDC confirms norovirus on 3rd straight SC cruise

Officials with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say tests confirm that norovirus caused intestinal illness on a third straight cruise from South Carolina earlier this month. The norovirus sickened almost 420 people aboard Celebrity Mercury, which returned to Charleston on March 18. Norovirus symptoms include nausea,...

4 years 2 months ago

CDC: MRI and other diagnostic scans have tripled

New government statistics show the rate of high-tech diagnostic imaging has dramatically increased since the mid-1990s. From 1996 to 2007, the frequency of MRI, CT or PET scans done in emergency rooms quadrupled. And the frequency nearly tripled for doctor offices and outpatient hospital visits. The Centers for Disease Control...

4 years 2 months ago

CDC: MRI and other diagnostic scans have tripled

New government statistics show the rate of high-tech diagnostic imaging has dramatically increased since the mid-1990s. From 1996 to 2007, the frequency of MRI , CT or PET scans done in emergency rooms quadrupled. And the frequency nearly tripled for doctor offices and outpatient hospital visits. The Centers for Disease...

4 years 3 months ago

CDC cautions vigilence in H1N1 battle

The nation continues to see dwindling numebrs in the H1N1 swine flu outbreak, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to continue good sanitary behavior and get immunized. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said, "We don't know what's going to happen over the...

4 years 4 months ago

CDC: Nearly 10,000 deaths linked to swine flu

Health officials now estimate that swine flu has sickened nearly 50 million Americans and killed nearly 10,000. The new estimates mean about 1 in 6 Americans have had the illness. The figures were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The CDC also estimates that 200,000...

4 years 4 months ago

Employers play Dr. Mom to limit flu impact

Big businesses are spending serious time and money trying to limit the swine flu pandemic's impact on operations, from bankrolling video on good hygiene to training employees to cover for co-workers with critical jobs. Companies from health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to beverage can maker Ball Corp. are arranging...

4 years 5 months ago

Preventive maintenance in Pueblo

The Center for Disease Control has released the latest numbers. 19 deaths from H1N1 were reported in children last week alone - making it the deadliest week for kids since the outbreak started. More than two-thirds of the deaths are in kids who have underlying health conditions. Experts...

4 years 6 months ago

1 in 5 kids had flu this month

About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month - and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey. About 7 percent of surveyed adults said they'd had a flu-like illness, the survey found. The information comes...

4 years 6 months ago

Half those hospitalized for H1N1 are under 24

The latest government information shows swine flu continues to be most dangerous to kids and younger adults and is largely bypassing the elderly. Health officials on Tuesday released data on lab-confirmed swine hospitalizations and deaths from 27 states. It showed that more than half of all hospitalizations were people...

4 years 7 months ago

Mercury leaking at closed California mine sites

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen...

4 years 7 months ago

Children with asthma are vulnerable to the flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are particularly vulnerable to the flu, especially if they have an underlying condition. Kids who have respiratory conditions like asthma can experience severe complications from the flu. In fact, a recent study found 67-percent of kids who died with...

4 years 7 months ago

Children with asthma are vulnerable to the flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are particularly vulnerable to the flu, especially if they have an underlying condition. Kids who have respiratory conditions like asthma can experience severe complications from the flu. In fact, a recent study found 67-percent of kids who died with...

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