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4 years 4 months ago

Pork industry wants new slogan

It's been known for more than two decades as "The Other White Meat." But the pork industry thinks it's time the meat got a new slogan. The National Pork Board plans to replace its iconic slogan after 23 years. Officials hope a new tagline can help improve sales that have...

4 years 9 months ago

Flu vaccine available for children

The Pueblo City-County Health Department has H1N1 vaccine available for children who cannot get the vaccine at a pharmacy or health provider. Children 6 months to 4 years old that are covered in this group. Children nine years old and younger that received a first dose of H1N1 flu...

4 years 9 months ago

H1N1 vaccines available at store pharmacies

The Colorado State Health department is urging people to get a H1N1 vaccination if you haven't already done so. It's part of the health department's "Enough Excuses" flu vaccination campaign which kicked off Sunday. This is National Influenza Vaccination week. Hundreds showed up for a free shot or nasal spray...

4 years 9 months ago

Flu fakers beware

Schools and employers have been encouraging people to stay home if they're sick with the swine flu. But some people have been taking advantage of those cautionary policies by playing hooky. On a recent day, several Southern Methodist University students were out on the golf course when they should...

4 years 10 months ago

Employers play Dr. Mom to limit flu impact

Big businesses are spending serious time and money trying to limit the swine flu pandemic's impact on operations, from bankrolling video on good hygiene to training employees to cover for co-workers with critical jobs. Companies from health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to beverage can maker Ball Corp. are arranging...

4 years 11 months ago

Questions about swine flu? Call a free hotline

As the H1N1 flu continues to spread in Southern Colorado, many people have questions about the illness. The state has a hotline set up to take questions. Last month, the Pueblo City-County Health Department also started its own hotline to answer questions from people in Pueblo. Professional and student nurses...

5 years 20 hours ago

Nurses' union threatens strike over swine flu

A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday...

5 years 2 weeks ago

H1N1 could tie up hospital space

A new report suggests Colorado could run out of hospital beds, if the H1N1 flu virus gets severe enough. The study "H1N1 Challenges Ahead" predicts that almost 22,000 people in our state could need hospitalization because of the virus. The would occupy approximately 88-percent of hospital bed-space across the...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Colorado set to receive H1N1 vaccine

Our state will get its first doses of the H1N1 vaccine, late next week. The state health department says it expects an initial shipment of 53,800 doses, and the vaccines will be made available to Denver area hospitals and front-line emergency workers across the state. This first batch will...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Will H1N1 impact Colorado school count?

The impact of H1N1 on school attendance couldn't come at a worse time. October 1 st is school count day, which is the measure for determining each Colorado School's budget for next year. Each student brings a school around $6,000 for next year's budget. If students are absent they...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Swine flu vaccine starts arriving in 2 weeks

Swine flu vaccine starts arriving the first week of October, and there will be more of it than officials originally thought - between 6 and 7 million doses. That's roughly double earlier predictions. Most will be the nasal spray version called FluMist. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says...

5 years 1 month ago

Government approves new swine flu vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to get vaccinations under way next month. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the vaccine's approval to Congress - and says she hopes to get the first limited supplies...

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 flu spreads in Canon City

More cases of the H1N1 virus or swine flu are surfacing in Canon City. The cases seem to be leveling off in the middle school, less than two dozen were out sick on September 14, down from 100 students two weeks ago. However, now the virus is spreading elsewhere. Fifteen...

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 virus confirmed at school in Canon City

The Fremont County Health Department says an illness sweeping through Canon City Middle School is the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Becki Vettesse, Director of Public Health in Fremont County says three students tested positive for the virus. The test results came back Tuesday morning from a state health...

5 years 1 month ago

WHO: Swine flu deaths reach 2,837

The World Health Organization says at least 625 people have been reported dead from swine flu in the last week. The swine flu virus has caused at least 2,837 deaths since it emerged in Mexico and the United States earlier this year and developed into a full-blown global epidemic. Most...

5 years 1 month ago

Large number of students sick

A large number of students are out sick at Canon City Middle School on Thursday. The Fremont County Public Health Department is working with the state health department and Canon City Schools to gather samples to have students tested for H1N1. The superintendent of Canon City Schools, Rboin Gooldy, said...

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 Call In Night

Experts are ready to answer your questions about the H1N1 Flu and how to avoid it. Call 632-5030 in Colorado Springs or 544-5781 in Pueblo. Calls accepted until 7 p.m.

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 flu confirmed at three Pueblo schools

The Pueblo City-County Health Deparment confirmed Monday afternoon that five students in three schools have H1N1 swine flu cases--Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences, Goodnight Elementary and Belmont Elementaty in Pueblo City School District 60. Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, director of the health department, encourages healthy children to attend school....

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