September 15, 2010 8:26 AM
Leading medical societies say even though there's no swine flu pandemic, pregnant women still need flu shots.
Thousands of health providers will get that message in letters this week. The letter urges doctors to explain the importance of vaccination to pregnant woman and help them find a shot. It's... more »
June 10, 2010 5:56 PM
It's been known for more than two decades as "The Other White Meat." But the pork industry thinks it's time the meat got a new slogan. The National Pork Board plans to replace its iconic slogan after 23 years. Officials hope a new tagline can help improve sales that have... more »
January 19, 2010 2:04 PM
The Pueblo City-County Health Department has H1N1 vaccine available for children who cannot get the vaccine at a pharmacy or health provider.
Children 6 months to 4 years old that are covered in this group. Children nine years old and younger that received a first dose of H1N1 flu... more »
January 11, 2010 3:32 PM
The Colorado State Health department is urging people to get a H1N1 vaccination if you haven't already done so. It's part of the health department's "Enough Excuses" flu vaccination campaign which kicked off Sunday. This is National Influenza Vaccination week. Hundreds showed up for a free shot or nasal spray... more »
December 23, 2009 8:46 AM
Schools and employers have been encouraging people to stay home if they're sick with the swine flu. But some people have been taking advantage of those cautionary policies by playing hooky.
On a recent day, several Southern Methodist University students were out on the golf course when they should... more »
December 10, 2009 3:39 PM
The H1N1 swine flu vaccine clinic this Saturday at Centennial High School in Pueblo will be the last FREE CLINIC in Pueblo. After Saturday, people will have to go to their doctor's office, pharmacy or medical clinic to be immunized. Costs at those places are running $15-$20. * Saturday, December... more »
December 1, 2009 12:09 PM
Big businesses are spending serious time and money trying to limit the swine flu pandemic's impact on operations, from bankrolling video on good hygiene to training employees to cover for co-workers with critical jobs.
Companies from health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to beverage can maker Ball Corp. are arranging... more »
November 3, 2009 11:47 AM
A leading government health figure says tests on millions of people who have received the H1N1 flu vaccine show that it's safe and effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that people should not worry about the safety of the vaccine. He pointed to a... more »
October 29, 2009 5:15 PM
As the H1N1 flu continues to spread in Southern Colorado, many people have questions about the illness. The state has a hotline set up to take questions. Last month, the Pueblo City-County Health Department also started its own hotline to answer questions from people in Pueblo. Professional and student nurses... more »
October 23, 2009 1:15 PM
Fort Carson has activated a new hotline staffed by nurses to answer questions about H1N1 swine flu.
The number is staffed seven days a week, 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. TRICARE beneficiaries may speak to a registered nurse about symptoms and treatments for illness.
The hotline number is... more »
October 20, 2009 12:43 PM
A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday... more »
October 14, 2009 4:02 PM
We're learning more about the Pueblo man who died from the H1N1 flu. His widow says he got sick on a Sunday and died two days later. "This sickness is very scary--to where it can take someone right away" said Josette Berumen. Her husband Ronald "Andy" Berumen died Oct. 6... more »
October 13, 2009 1:31 PM
The largest U.S. analysis of adult hospitalized swine flu patients has found that 46 percent did not have asthma or any other underlying condition. Health officials looked at 1,400 adult swine flu hospitalizations in 10 states. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official released some of the details at... more »
October 2, 2009 7:51 PM
A new report suggests Colorado could run out of hospital beds, if the H1N1 flu virus gets severe enough.
The study "H1N1 Challenges Ahead" predicts that almost 22,000 people in our state could need hospitalization because of the virus. The would occupy approximately 88-percent of hospital bed-space across the... more »
October 1, 2009 7:04 PM
Our state will get its first doses of the H1N1 vaccine, late next week. The state health department says it expects an initial shipment of 53,800 doses, and the vaccines will be made available to Denver area hospitals and front-line emergency workers across the state.
This first batch will... more »
September 30, 2009 8:49 PM
The impact of H1N1 on school attendance couldn't come at a worse time. October 1 st is school count day, which is the measure for determining each Colorado School's budget for next year.
Each student brings a school around $6,000 for next year's budget. If students are absent they... more »
September 28, 2009 2:12 PM
Craver Middle School in Pueblo County's D-70 has been closed for the remainder of the week because 40% of students are absent with flu-like symptoms. A preschool class at Pueblo West Elementary will also be out this week as students recover.
Last Friday, the Pueblo City-County Health Department reported... more »
September 25, 2009 12:30 PM
Swine flu vaccine starts arriving the first week of October, and there will be more of it than officials originally thought - between 6 and 7 million doses. That's roughly double earlier predictions. Most will be the nasal spray version called FluMist. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says... more »
September 22, 2009 11:00 AM
Heart patients who catch the flu may have more to worry about than just a fever or the sniffles: the virus could also spark a heart attack, new research shows.
Amid the global outbreak of swine flu, experts say it's crucial that heart patients get vaccinated against both regular... more »
September 21, 2009 11:41 AM
Studies of the new swine flu vaccine show children 10 and older will need just one shot for protection against swine flu - but younger kids will need two. The National Institutes of Health says that protection kicks in for older children within eight to 10 days, just like it... more »
September 18, 2009 9:20 AM
The World Health Organization says global production of vaccines for pandemic flu will be "substantially less" than the previous maximum forecast of 94 million doses a week.
WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl says the number of doses produced in a year will fall short of the 4.9 billion doses the... more »
September 17, 2009 10:21 AM
Plan on getting your swine flu shot at work? Don't count on it.
The new vaccine will be rationed initially to groups most at risk of contracting the virus or developing complications - children and young adults, pregnant women, health care workers and the chronically ill. People caring for... more »
September 16, 2009 11:24 AM
Karen Simmons-Watson wouldn't have wished getting swine flu on anyone, but three months after enduring a serious bout with the H1N1 pandemic virus, she's almost glad she did.
"It's kind of a relief to have gone through it so I don't have to worry about it, and I don't... more »
September 15, 2009 2:03 PM
The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to get vaccinations under way next month. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the vaccine's approval to Congress - and says she hopes to get the first limited supplies... more »
September 14, 2009 7:58 PM
More cases of the H1N1 virus or swine flu are surfacing in Canon City. The cases seem to be leveling off in the middle school, less than two dozen were out sick on September 14, down from 100 students two weeks ago. However, now the virus is spreading elsewhere. Fifteen... more »
September 14, 2009 4:48 PM
New studies show that many people with swine flu may be able to spread the virus for a week or more after symptoms first appear. That's longer than some experts had thought. Health officials have been telling people to avoid contact with others for a day after their fever goes... more »
September 8, 2009 2:34 PM
The Fremont County Health Department says an illness sweeping through Canon City Middle School is the H1N1 virus or swine flu.
Becki Vettesse, Director of Public Health in Fremont County says three students tested positive for the virus. The test results came back Tuesday morning from a state health... more »
September 8, 2009 2:11 PM
Federal health officials put out new guidelines Tuesday that say the flu medicines Tamiflu and Relenza should only be used to treat people who are sick with the flu and at high risk for complications. The new advice tries to close a door that government doctors had left open in... more »
September 4, 2009 9:28 AM
The World Health Organization says at least 625 people have been reported dead from swine flu in the last week. The swine flu virus has caused at least 2,837 deaths since it emerged in Mexico and the United States earlier this year and developed into a full-blown global epidemic. Most... more »
September 3, 2009 2:04 PM
A large number of students are out sick at Canon City Middle School on Thursday. The Fremont County Public Health Department is working with the state health department and Canon City Schools to gather samples to have students tested for H1N1. The superintendent of Canon City Schools, Rboin Gooldy, said... more »
September 3, 2009 12:42 PM
A study of swine flu's impact on children finds that most of its young victims have been of school age. The information comes in a report by federal health officials that finds that about one in 13 U.S. swine flu deaths have occured among children. Normally, at least half of... more »
September 3, 2009 12:06 PM
A Swiss drugmaker says one of its swine flu vaccines may work with just one dose, rather than two as previously expected. That word from Novartis comes as China approved a swine flu vaccine which its producer, Sinovac, says will also work with just one dose. Most experts had thought... more »
September 2, 2009 2:42 PM
Experts are ready to answer your questions about the H1N1 Flu and how to avoid it. Call 632-5030 in Colorado Springs or 544-5781 in Pueblo. Calls accepted until 7 p.m. more »
August 31, 2009 12:28 PM
The Pueblo City-County Health Deparment confirmed Monday afternoon that five students in three schools have H1N1 swine flu cases--Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences, Goodnight Elementary and Belmont Elementaty in Pueblo City School District 60. Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, director of the health department, encourages healthy children to attend school.... more »