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2 years 6 months ago

Cases of whooping cough confirmed in Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed several cases of whooping cough at a charter school in Greeley, prompting school officials to tell 40 students who aren't immunized to stay home. The Greeley Tribune reports there are at least seven confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, at University...

2 years 11 months ago

Doctors: George Michael recovering in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) - Doctors treating George Michael say the ex-front man for the pop group "Wham!" is making progress as he recovers from pneumonia. Doctors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski say the 48-year-old Michael remains hospitalized nonetheless. They say in a statement that he "needed intensive care because of the...

4 years 1 month 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 3 months ago

How to read codes on egg cartons

A salmonella outbreak in eggs that's sickened people around the country--including in Colorado-- and prompted a nationwide recall is causing some confusion. At issue--how to read the codes on egg cartons. Here in Colorado, the store brand eggs at Albertson's and Safeway are included in the recall, but not...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado woman diagnosed with West Nile

Larimer County health officials say a 39-year-old woman in LaPorte is the second Coloradan with a confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. The woman, whose name wasn't released, is the first Larimer County resident diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease this year. The Larimer County Department of Health...

4 years 5 months ago

7 Gulf oil spill cleanup workers hospitalized

Seven workers helping to clean up the Gulf oil spill remain hospitalized after they reported dizziness, headaches and nausea while working on boats off the Louisiana coast. West Jefferson Medical Center spokeswoman Taslin Alfonso said Thursday that doctors believe the likely cause is chemical irritation and dehydration from long...

4 years 6 months ago

Stomach cancer up in young, white adults

Scientists are puzzling over a surprising increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all other American adults have declined. Chances for developing stomach cancer are still very low in young adults but the incidence among 25 to 39 year old whites nonetheless climbed by almost...

4 years 7 months ago

Coloradans join in malaria-fighting efforts

Denver-area churches are launching a campaign to fight malaria. The launch of the Ten Thousand Nets campaign Sunday coincides with World Malaria Day. Denver Community Church pastor Michael Hidalgo says it's maddening that close to 1 million people die every year from a treatable, preventable disease. The campaign hopes to...

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 8 months ago

UPDATE: A look at food inspections in Pueblo County

I just got done interviewing the Pueblo-City County Health Department about restaurant inspections. Here's what I found out. The health department inspects roughly 900 retail food establishments in Pueblo County every year. Each establishment is inspected once or twice a year, depending on the type of facility and food being...

4 years 8 months ago

Handful of troops contract malaria

A U.S. military spokesman in Haiti says six American soldiers involved in the aid mission have come down with malaria. The illness is transmitted by mosquitoes An Army spokesman says one of the soldiers was evacuated for treatment. The soldier is said to be improving. The other five soldiers are...

4 years 8 months ago

350 sick aboard cruise ship in Caribbean

A cruise line says about 350 people are responding well to medicine after getting sick on a cruise to the Caribbean that departed from South Carolina. Celebrity Cruise spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said Tuesday that 326 of the more than 1,800 passengers on the Celebrity Mercury began complaining Sunday of...

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...

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