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Take Everyday Steps To Avoid Coming Down With The Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccination is the number one defense against the flu, but there also steps people can take every day to avoid the aches and pains of influenza.

02/06/2013

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Infant Botulism Victim Breathing Easier, Recovering

A Colorado baby is breathing easier while recovering from a rare disease. The 5-month-old has infant botulism, which can be life threatening.

01/30/2013

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CDC Lists Foods That Account For The Worst Illness Outbreaks

It’s the first comprehensive study of its kind by the CDC. It found that although leafy greens like spinach and lettuce accounted for the most food-related illnesses, meat, such as poultry caused the most deaths.

01/29/2013

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Concussion Problems Identified In Athletes Who Are Still Alive

There’s been a first-of-its-kind discovery for researchers studying the effects of sports concussions. They say they have been able to identify problems in brains of athletes who are still alive.

01/22/2013

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Severe Flu Season Costing Businesses

The nation is seeing one of the most severe flu seasons it’s seen in many years. Getting sick takes a toll on employees, but many times businesses pay the price.

01/16/2013

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Colorado Family Has Warning After Baby Diagnosed ‘Infant Botulism’

A Colorado baby is recovering from a rare disease. The 5-month-old has infant botulism, which can be life threatening.

01/15/2013

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Flu Widespread In Colorado, Expected To Grow

The flu started early this winter and it includes a strain that really takes a toll on folks.

01/11/2013

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FDA Proposes Sweeping New Food Safety Rules

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

01/04/2013

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2012 Was Worst Year For Whooping Cough Since 1955

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

01/04/2013

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Brutal Flu Season Just Beginning In Colorado

Doctors across the U.S. are warning this could be a brutal flu season. Already 52 people across Colorado have been hospitalized for the flu.

12/05/2012

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