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Anti-fluoridation activists blitzed the Denver Water Board on Wednesday, pressing their case that adding fluoride to water to cut cavities is harmful "mass medication." "Why should we impose it on...
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2015/07/29 20:18
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LAKEWOOD —Visitors walking on trails across the 2,400 acres of open space in Lakewood's William Frederick Hayden Park might be surprised to hear they could be close to experiencing an unlikely blast...
2015/07/25 06:18
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The contaminated land around a razed coal-fired power plant along the Colorado River is on track to become a state-run sport-shooting complex that would include a walking rifle course and possibly...
2015/07/24 21:18
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Denver is among the five Colorado counties where field workers have found West Nile virus in mosquitoes, but the city doesn't spray for the adult insects unless there is evidence of a serious...
2015/07/24 16:27
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A teenager in Colorado died after consuming an entire marijuana cookie that contained 6 servings of marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to a new report. The...
2015/07/23 09:46
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If reducing the number of abortions is actually the goal of Texas Republicans, rather than going berserk over a film designed to embarrass Planned Parenthood, politicians' investigative efforts could...
2015/07/21 15:24
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To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page! For the first time in several years, health officials say they've confirmed the presence of plague in Fremont...
2015/07/20 18:02
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Back in 2009, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative started providing free IUDs and other contraceptive implants to low-income women getting care at state Title X family planning clinics. As I...
2015/07/20 16:27
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There is a narcotic that public health officials and researchers are practically begging pharmacists to push and users to inject or inhale. Naloxone is a narcotic drug that reverses the effects of...
2015/07/19 04:18
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When a mattress wears out, the same features that favor horizontal comfort — big, tight, indestructible — lead to an environmental nightmare. Americans discard an estimated 8 million mattresses a...
2015/07/18 06:09
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Hantavirus. Tularemia. Plague. Though rare, there have been more cases of these life-threatening diseases than usual in Colorado. All three involve exposure to animals such as rodents and rabbits....
2015/07/16 03:17
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LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Longmont will be spraying 12 areas for mosquitoes starting Thursday night to reduce the threat of West Nile virus. Longmont sprays whenever mosquitoes test positive for the...
2015/07/15 19:18
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The Colorado Board of Health voted 6 to 2 — amid shouts, hisses and boos from a packed house — not to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the medical conditions that can be treated under the state's...
2015/07/15 04:48
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Colorado has been getting national attention lately for an experiment that has succeeded beyond expectations. Using grant money, the state offered teenagers and poor women free, long-acting birth...
2015/07/14 19:24
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To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page! Water has flowed from a cover marked "sewer" for weeks now, right in the middle of a Colorado Springs...
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LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)– High levels of E. coli have closed the North Lake Park Swim Beach in Loveland. Park officials closed the swim beach on Tuesday after tests showed levels of E. coli bacteria...
2015/07/14 04:26
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DENVER - The Colorado Board of Health will vote Wednesday on whether to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. Nine other states...
2015/07/10 15:03
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COLORADO (CBS NEWS) -- Teen birthrates and abortions plummeted in Colorado in the last six years after the state's health department ensured free birth control to more than 30,000 women. From 2009 to...
2015/07/09 23:17
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LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Crews will be out in Longmont spraying parts of the city for mosquitoes Thursday evening. The decision was made after health officials this week confirmed the first human...
2015/07/09 22:00
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Seth Wong’s place of work is heavily cluttered, with shelves loaded with moldy bagels, stale cake and fermenting carrots. There’s a not-so-faint smell of urine in the air. But if all goes according...
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