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Blood pressure medication recall expands again to include losartan
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WASHINGTON — A widespread recall of common blood pressure and heart failure medications has been expanded to include more drugs containing losartan. The recall is because an “impurity” that is classified as a potential human carcinogen. The impurity, N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid or NMBA, is also classified as a known animal carcinogen, the U.S. Food And Drug Administration […]

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Restaurant Report Card: A look at Tri-County Health’s most-fined restaurants
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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Tri-County Health Department food inspectors site restaurants for repeat health code violations at locations in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Below, we feature Tri-County’s most-fined locations in 2018. Los Arcos Express Inspectors cited the Federal Heights location for $1,750 in repeat violations. Health department pictures show a variety of food being […]

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34-year-old Aurora woman suffers heart attack months after having baby
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AURORA, Colo. — Thirty-four-year-old Michelle Monette is not taking life for granted after she suffered a heart attack just months after having a baby. “I was definitely very close to not making it,” Monette said. It all started on Feb. 7. Monette says she felt pain in her chest and numbness in her hands. The symptoms […]

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Local teen shares her story
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DENVER — Eating disorders (EDs) have the highest mortality rate of any mental problem, especially for children under the age of 18. FOX31’s focus on Eating Disorder Awareness Week sheds light on a teenager who has come a long way after being hospitalized for her struggles with food. “In 7th and 8th grade is when […]

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Denver Department of Public Health reports large spike in kratom-related calls to poison control
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DENVER — The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment says kratom-related calls to the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center have doubled annually over the past few years: 2017: 15 calls 2018: 35 calls 2019: seven calls since January “We’re not in any position to rule out the therapeutic potential of kratom,” said Danica Lee, […]

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A 15-minute colonoscopy could save your life
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One of the easiest cancers to detect and prevent is also one many people just don’t like having checked. At Sky Ridge Medical Center, Dr. Allen Schreiber can tell you a thing or two about colon cancer, “It’s a very serious problem,” he says. It’s also the third leading cause of cancer in the United […]

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Anxiety, depression top Pew report of teen problems
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DENVER — More teens say their peers are suffering from anxiety and depression, according to experts. That stress is topping the list of a Pew Research Center report published Wednesday. Depression and anxiety rank higher than other teen issues such as bullying, drug addiction, alcohol and poverty. “I’ll spend, sometimes, ridiculous amounts of time on […]

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