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2 years 8 months ago

Parents' rights bill passes with a twist

A new bill requiring schools to get parental consent before giving surveys to kids is now on the governor's desk waiting to be signed into law, but the end product is far from the original proposal. Bill supporters wanted written consent before asking kids about things like tobacco and...

3 years 4 months ago

CSAP results are in

CSAP results are out and four schools in the Pikes Peak Region had perfect scores in either reading or writing. Next year, the CSAP will be replaced by another assessment test for grads 3-10. Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). Click here for a link to learn how schools...

4 years 4 months ago

Free health screenings in Pueblo area

Walgreens and AARP have begun offering free health screenings in Pueblo, Pueblo West and Canon City. Six health tests valued at $140 -- bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and body mass analysis -- will be given free in Pueblo through Aug. 29. It's part of...

4 years 4 months ago

CSAP scores

CSAP scores are out, those are the tests to assess how students and their schools are doing at meeting state standards. This year District 20 on the north end of Colorado Springs scored very well. Among large schools District 20 has the highest percentage of students scoring proficient or better....

4 years 6 months ago

Overdoing medical tests costly

More medical care won't necessarily make you healthier - it may make you sicker. It's an idea that technology-loving Americans find hard to believe. Anywhere from one-fifth to nearly one-third of the tests and treatments we get are estimated to be unnecessary, and avoidable care is costly in more...

4 years 7 months ago

Rabid fox caught in El Paso County

A fox captured in El Paso County last Friday has tested positive for rabies. Residents of the Woodmoor North neighborhood reported that the animal was acting strangely and having trouble walking. The Division of Wildlife captured the fox and euthanized it. This is the fourth rabid mammal captured...

4 years 8 months ago

Barbara Bush released from Houston hospital

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, where she underwent tests after being admitted last weekend. Methodist Hospital said in a statement announcing the Wednesday release that Bush might have had a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was...

4 years 11 months ago

Tests may shed light on museum's Egypt mummy

Connecticut researchers are using the latest imaging technology on an Egyptian mummy to try to unlock secrets of the ancient world, including whether a mysterious packet inside her was an offering to the gods to help secure a place in the afterlife. The high-resolution testing Thursday at Quinnipiac University also...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Panel: No need for annual cervical tests

First it was mammograms--now it's Pap smears. Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead of annually, say new guidelines that conclude that's enough to catch slow-growing cervical cancer. The change by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists comes amid a...

5 years 2 months ago

Allergy tests vary

Sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, scratchy throat. Is it a cold, the flu or an allergy? If your doctor suspects an allergy , there are several possible tests you may undergo: * Skin tests , which involve placing potential allergens under the skin to look for any reaction. Skin...

5 years 2 months ago

Prostate cancer treatment linked to heart risks

A common treatment for prostate cancer may slightly increase patients' risk of heart problems, new research says. Experts said the findings could make doctors think twice before prescribing the standard hormone treatment to men with prostate cancer, particularly if they are at risk of heart disease. The research was...

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