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Littleton man thanks medical team at Swedish for saving life after stroke
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LITTLETON, Colo. — Dennis Haynes, of Littleton, nearly lost his life six months ago after a stroke. “It’s a matter of life and death,” said Hayne’s wife, Joyce. “It’s a wonderful, miraculous recovery is what it is.” Wednesday morning, the couple visited Swedish Medical Center’s Southwest Emergency Room in Jefferson County to thank the medical […]

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Ohio teen gets vaccinated despite parents’ concerns
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NORWALK, Ohio — Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal. Now 18, the Ohio resident never got a flu shot or the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as a boy. He never had the experience of going to the pediatrician, getting pricked in the arm with a needle and then receiving […]

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Diet beverages linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks
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WASHINGTON — More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The risks were highest […]

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Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease in Colorado, other states could eventually spread to humans
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Experts are warning that a deadly disease affecting deer in 24 states — including Colorado — and two Canadian provinces could spread to humans. Last week, experts from the University of Minnesota told lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol about the dangers of chronic wasting disease, according to the Twin Cities […]

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New food code strives to better protect public from food poisoning
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Colorado restaurants are being held to a higher standard after changes to the state’s food rules and regulations. Last year,salmonella outbreaks sickened dozens of people at restaurants across Denver metro counties prompting Colorado’s Board of Health to adopt changes. Maria Montes says her daughter came painfully close to dying from salmonella poisoning.  “She […]

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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses
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Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella associated with raw turkey in 41 states and the District of Columbia as of December 21. Of those, […]

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CDC: This year’s flu shot is less than 50 percent effective in preventing infection
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ATLANTA — Don’t let your guard down: The U.S. flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s […]

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