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FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller
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WASHINGTON — Despite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl. Dsuvia, made by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., is a tablet in a single-dose, prefilled applicator to be administered under the tongue by health care providers […]

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Rodents and roaches problems for restaurants getting Report Card ‘Fs’
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DENVER — Every week, FOX31 looks at health inspections at restaurants in metro Denver and along the Front Range. Bread Winners The Arvada restaurant scored nine critical health code violations in October. The issues included: Rodent droppings No food safety knowledge Handling ready to eat food with bare hands No thermometer The restaurant did not […]

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Colorado company brings flu treatment to patients’ homes
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DENVER – A Colorado company has a new idea with an old-school feel: bringing healthcare house calls back so sick patients can receive treatment for illnesses like the flu from home. DispatchHealth deploys a physician’s assistant and EMT team to a patient’s home. From there, patients receive the same treatments they can get in a […]

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Newborn goes into withdrawal after mother drank kratom tea while pregnant
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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. But her newborn son was in withdrawal: Jittery, screaming and requiring an infusion of morphine to stay alive. The […]

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DIY Cold & Flu Medicine
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Karen Falbo, Natural Grocers Director of Nutrition Education shows us how to make our own cough syrup. Ginger Lemon Shots  Yield: 4 servings  Prep time: ~5-10 minutes (The time will depend on whether you are using freshly juiced ginger versus prepared Ginger People Ginger Juice.)    Approximately 4-5 ounces fresh ginger root (peeled and trimmed […]

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Duncan Hines recalls some cake mixes because of salmonella concerns
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WASHINGTON — Duncan Hines has recalled certain cake mixes because of salmonella concerns. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website,  Conagra Brands is working with health officials after a positive finding of salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that might be linked to a salmonella outbreak under investigation by […]

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Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids
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WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. In a new policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, the pediatricians’ group recommends that adults caring for children use “healthy forms of discipline” — such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits and […]

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