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4 years 7 months ago

Rates rise for some common hospital infections

Federal officials say the nation's hospitals are failing to stamp out common infections that can turn life-threatening for patients. The Health and Human Services department's 2009 quality report, released Tuesday, finds "very little progress" on eliminating health care infections. For example, rates of bloodstream infections following surgery increased by 8...

4 years 9 months 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...

4 years 8 months ago

Swine flu remains sporadic in Colorado

Swine flu activity in Colorado remains sporadic, according to the most recent data gathered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. For the week ending Jan. 30, the CDC reports that H1N1 swine flu has dwindled dramatically across the country--with Idaho, Montana and Nebraska reporting...

5 years 1 month ago

Swine flu deaths in Colorado: 25

The number of H1N1 Swine Flu deaths has grown to 25 in Colorado, seven of them children. More than 1300 people have been hospitalized with swine flu. While there's encouraging news coming from the Colorado Department of Helath--the state agency reports that cases of H1N1 Swine Flu in the...

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