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1 year 1 month ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

2 years 3 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...

2 years 6 months ago

Bubonic plague traced to CO campground

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A camper near Pagosa Springs has contracted bubonic plague, Colorado's first case since 2006. The Durango Herald reports that the person contracted the plague during a family outing in the Cimarrona Campground. The San Juan Basin Health Department did not give the victim's age or...

4 years 8 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...

5 years 5 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...

5 years 5 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...

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