Posted 6:57 PM 1/23/2013 by Matt Stafford
The number of emergency visits to hospitals because of energy drinks is climbing fast; doubling over five years to more than 20,783 visits in 2011. That's according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
These days there's no (More)
Posted 5:36 PM 1/23/2013 by Posted by Alyse Rzemek
(AP)- Smoke like a man, die like a man.
U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago, partly because they are starting younger and smoking more - that is, they are lighting up like men, new research shows.
Women also have (More)
Posted 11:29 AM 1/22/2013 by Kirsten Bennett
Due to the demand for influenza vaccinations, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has partnered with Walgreens and other community partners to provide additional clinics to offer free influenza vaccinations for the uninsured/underinsured in our community. The vaccinations are for adults and (More)
Posted 8:49 PM 1/21/2013 by Matt Stafford
Colorado ranks high when it comes to abuse of prescription pain killers; in fact, only one state ranks higher in a recent study.
Prescribing pain killers has been a concern for Doctor Mark Carroll from the beginning. When his practice - Alliance Family Practice and Urgent Care in Colorado (More)
Posted 8:52 AM 1/20/2013 by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease. And it's not easy. Holes are drilled into the patient's skull so tiny wires can be implanted into (More)
Posted 10:43 AM 1/19/2013 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion. Forty years and roughly 55 million abortions later, however, the (More)
Posted 12:07 PM 1/18/2013 by Joe Bevans
WASHINGTON - Allergic to gluten? What about peanuts? Federal disabilities law may be able to help. The Justice Department said in a recent settlement with a Massachusetts college that severe food allergies can be considered a disability under the law. That gives those who suffer from those allergies a new tool in their attempt to find menus that fit their diet. But some say the decision goes too far. By Mary Clare Jalonick.
Posted 10:31 AM 1/16/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 11 workers at U.S. biological laboratories were reportedly infected with dangerous pathogens from 2004 to 2010. The agency released the report Tuesday. It was published in the January issue of Applied (More)
Posted 5:43 PM 1/15/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
DENVER (AP) - Two more children have died from flu in Colorado, bringing the total this season to four pediatric deaths. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Tuesday that one of the latest child deaths was in Denver and the other was in El Paso County. The (More)
Posted 5:21 PM 1/14/2013 by Matt Stafford
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital and went home Monday after spending nearly two months being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues, a family spokesman said. Bush, 88, the nation's oldest living former (More)
Posted 7:18 PM 1/10/2013 by Maddie Garrett
The flu is making headlines in Southern Colorado again, but not for the number of cases this time, but because of the number of people trying to prevent it. The high demand for flu vaccines is leaving doctors' offices and clinics in short supply.
Just this week, Kaiser Permanente ran out (More)
Posted 6:15 PM 1/9/2013 by Matt Stafford
With all of the flu cases popping up across the country, some people are worried about a rush on the popular treatment -- Tamiflu.
Doctors say any flu drug is most effective in the first 24 to 48 hours of symptoms coming on. They say if you don't take it by then, it won't do much. so, with (More)