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4 months 4 weeks ago

Secure Open Windows to Prevent Falls

Doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado at Memorial say falls from windows are one of the most common injuries for children under five during the summer. Laura Kent, Coordinator of the Safe Kids Colorado Springs Coalition recommends window locks be installed on the top of your windows. This keeps the...

1 year 6 months ago

South Africa: Mandela in hospital for tests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, was admitted to a hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up and doctors say there is no cause for "alarm," the president's office said. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said 94-year-old Mandela went in the afternoon for...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Phone service outage at Canon City Hospital

St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City is experiencing a major phone outage Thursday afternoon. All incoming callers are hearing a busy signal. The hospital's telecommunications team is working diligently to get the phone system fixed as soon as possible. It is unknown how long this outage will last. A...

3 years 1 month ago

Deadline for hospital vote approaching

Few hospitals run like Memorial Health System anymore. Three decades ago as many as half of the nation's hospitals were government owned, but today less than 10 percent share that model. A change in ownership requires voter approval and Colorado Springs City Council will need to move quickly if...

3 years 3 months ago

Hospital promotes a healthy Bessemer

St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo wants people in their neighborhood to lead healthier lives. As part of the Healthy Bessemer initiative, the hospital gave around 70 people free health screenings Saturday morning. While the sum value of the screenings is estimated at around $1,500, organizer Michele DesLauriers says...

3 years 4 months ago

Soldier killed in hit and run accident

A 19 year old Fort Carson soldier has died after a hit-an-run accident in Colorado Springs. The soldier's identity has not yet been released but police say he is from the Boston area. He and another soldier were both on motorcycles headed south on Rangewood Drive when at around...

3 years 4 months ago

Substance sickens six in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are searching for the source of a contaminant that sent six people in southern Colorado to the hospital. The Pueblo Chieftain reports health officials have been focusing on a substance found in a room divider at a document center. Health officials say the substance...

3 years 5 months ago

Memorial Hospital warns of scam

A fake letter with the Memorial Health System's logo is under investigation by police as a possible scam. The letter claims personal information provided to Memorial may have been stolen, and it urges people to call a Miami-based phone number. Memorial reports there has been no theft or loss...

3 years 6 months ago

Toddler missing from Memorial Hospital

Colorado Springs Police are looking for a child who is missing from Memorial Hospital since about 8:30 this morning. The child is a 19-month-old girl, who may have been taken from the hospital by her father. Police do not believe the father has permission to have the baby. ...

3 years 8 months ago

Giffords sits up, moves arms and legs

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Doctors say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is moving both legs and both arms, has opened both eyes and is responding to friends and family. With a crowd of friends and family around her bed, Giffords opened her left eye on Wednesday and tried to look around....

3 years 8 months ago

Proposed Memorial ballot language released

The proposed ballot language on whether or not Memorial Health Systems should become a non-profit has been made public. The language, as it's written, says the hospital will become a non-profit entity which would be independent and not under city control, which it currently is. Voters would have final say...

3 years 9 months ago

Hospital, nurses reach agreement in union battle

According to National Nurses United, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo has reached an agreement with a federal agency regarding alleged harassment and coercion of registered nurses. National Nurses Organizing Committee-Colorado--an affiliate of National Nurses United, had filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board. The union claimed the hospital...

3 years 10 months ago

Free flu shots offered

Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach, along with the Bethel School of Nursing at UCCS and West Side CARES, will host a free flu shot clinic for the uninsured and underinsured on Saturday. Flu shots will be available from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Westside Community Center,...

3 years 11 months ago

Celine Dion hospitalized as precaution

Celine Dion has been admitted to a Florida hospital to prevent the early delivery of her twins. A representative for the superstar singer said Monday that Dion is at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The hospitalization was recommended to make sure she's near her...

3 years 11 months ago

Magic is in the air

This weekend, there will be magic in the air as top notch pilots showcase their skills in the In Their Honor Colorado Springs Air Show. The show recognizes the contributions of our military men and women and kicks off on Saturday, October 2 nd and continues until October 3...

4 years 7 hours ago

Jimmy Carter to leave Ohio hospital after 2-day stay

Former President Jimmy Carter is getting ready to leave an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems. Susan Christopher, spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center, says the 85-year-old ex-president will leave the hospital between 12:30 p.m. and...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Researchers find genetic link to ovarian cancer

Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease. Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases. The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Moose attacks toddler in Colorado

A toddler had to be airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver after it was attacked by a moose. The little boy, about two-and-a-half years old, was playing on a beach at Grand Lake when the attack happened. Paramedics rushed the child to Granby Medical Center, then air lifted...

4 years 2 months ago

Street released from hospital

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street bruised the right side of his abdomen when he was hit by a line drive in batting practice Tuesday. The team said he was sent home to rest and his availability will be on a day-to-day basis. The accident quickly changed the...

4 years 2 months ago

Serious crash at Prospect & Boulder

A crash involving three vehicles has sent several people to the hospital. At least one person was critically injured. The accident happened in the intersection of Prospect and Boulder in Colorado Springs, at 12:11 pm. Initial reports placed the crash at Prospect and Boulder. Crews at the scene report...

4 years 2 months ago

Dead jellyfish stings dozens of beachgoers

New Hampshire authorities say about 100 people have been stung by a large dead jellyfish that broke into pieces at a state park beach, and nine children were treated at a hospital. Wallis Sands State Park Manager Ken Loughlin says lifeguards spotted the jellyfish, which he described as the...

4 years 2 months ago

Goat milk causes Colorado illnesses

State health officials say tests show that raw goat milk from a Longmont dairy is responsible for sickening 30 people, including two children who are in the hospital. Health officials said Thursday that samples of unpasteurized milk from the Billy Goat Dairy tested positive for the strains of campylobacter...

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