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Debate Over Push To Stop Adding Fluoride To Denver Water Heats Up

There is a push to stop adding fluoride to Denver Water. The debate over whether the benefits outweigh the risks was made public on Wednesday.

07/29/2015

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Hickenlooper, HHS Chief Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse

A federal health official is visiting Colorado to highlight the problem of prescription drug abuse and to praise the state for addressing the issue.

07/16/2015

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Mom Of Meningitis Victim: ‘I Lost My Baby Girl To A Vaccine-Preventable Disease’

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is recommending new vaccines for adolescents and young adults to prevent a strain of meningitis. The strain, serogroup B, has caused several outbreaks on college campuses.

06/24/2015

Poudre High School baseball player Taylor Gaes, baseball player #22. (credit: Poudre baseball team)

Father Of Teen Who Died From Plague: ‘It’s Very Tough’

The family of the teen who died after contracting a rare form of the plague talked about how difficult it’s been after his death.

06/23/2015

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CDC Tests For Plague In Northern Colorado After Teen’s Death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to determine how prevalent the plague is in northern Colorado after a 16-year-old boy died of the disease, which was possibly spread by fleas on his family’s rural property.

06/23/2015

Poudre High School baseball player Taylor Gaes, baseball player #22. (credit: Poudre baseball team)

Larimer County Teen Death Blamed On Hidden Form Of Plague

When a Larimer County teen came down with a high fever and muscle aches, his family thought he had the flu. But he was dead within days and the rare cause was only revealed later.

06/22/2015

Poudre High School baseball player Taylor Gaes, baseball player #22. (credit: Poudre baseball team)

‘Shock & Disbelief’ Says Baseball Coach Of Teen Who Died From The Plague

A community in Larimer County is in mourning after a rare strain of the plague took the life of a teen. Health department investigators believe the boy contracted the plague from fleas on a dead rodent.

06/21/2015

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Study: Living In High Elevations May Increase A Baby’s Risk Of SIDS

Researchers found babies who live with families above 8,000 feet have double the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome when compared to families below 6,000 feet.

05/26/2015

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Top Colorado Doctor Says Adults Worried About Measles Should Just Get A Vaccination

The measles outbreak is getting worse, and as the number of cases grows, so does the risk of the disease spreading even further.

02/02/2015

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Colorado Still Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

Forty-four states are still reporting widespread flu activity, including Colorado.

01/31/2015

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