Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
According to the CDC, cigarette smoking is more common among American Indians than any other racial and ethnic group in the U.S. And research indicates American Indians have a tougher time quitting than other smokers.
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.
A federal health official is visiting Colorado to highlight the problem of prescription drug abuse and to praise the state for addressing the issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The measles outbreak is getting worse, and as the number of cases grows, so does the risk of the disease spreading even further.