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3 years 2 weeks ago

Women over 40 most at risk for AIDS

New numbers out tonight from the Southern Colorado AIDS Project show the face of HIV/AIDS is changing. Historicaly associated with gay men and IV drug users, experts say now it is women over the age of 40 who are most affected. Of the 34 million people suffering from AIDS...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Advocates head to Montrose after murder-suicide

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado advocacy group is headed to Montrose following a murder-suicide in which a man shot and killed his estranged wife's girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program works to prevent violence within and against the gay community. Members plan to visit...

3 years 1 month ago

Young men offer hope to kids in crisis

Teenagers who are struggling with life may be seeking advice from the boys next door. Two young men in Pueblo have started an advice blog to help kids in crisis. But with no training, it raises the question should they leave counseling to the professionals? "We're not claiming that...

3 years 4 months ago

Police department urges vigilance during holidays

The Colorado Springs Police Department is urging residents to be vigilant this holiday season. The department's crime analysts consider the holidays a "time of opportunity" for criminals as they notice a distinct increase in vehicle burglaries. A department media advisory issued Tuesday morning encourages citizens to never leave valuable...

4 years 1 month ago

Shocking the heart into a normal rhythm

"The LifeVest essentially did what its name implies. It saved my life," says Colorado Springs patient and resident Walter Aufderheide. Aufderheide recalls the symptoms that sent him to the doctor's office - restless, sleepless nights in late October of 2010. Seems harmless, but for Aufderheide, his heart could not...

4 years 6 months ago

Suicide rate soars in Colorado

Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office...

4 years 8 months ago

National Night Out

Pueblo law enforcement agencies are once again hoping to make neighborhoods safer with National Night Out. Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states. In all, over 36 million people...

5 years 4 months ago

Vaccines on horizon for AIDS, Alzheimer's, herpes

Vaccines, once relegated to back burner status at pharmaceutical companies, are starting to become big business for ailing drugmakers. New vaccines could be coming online within the next five years for a whole raft of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, pandemic flu and others. Advances in technology and...

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