Category Archives: health

FDA Tightens Rules On Antibiotics In Livestock Feed

Feedlots, ranchers and even 4-H kids sometimes give their animals feed and water laced with antibiotics. This practice is known to help promote growth, as well as prevent disease. But there’s growing concern about the increase in antibiotic-resistant germs. So … Continue reading

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For Some, Suicide May Be The Price Of Living In A Ski Town Paradise

Western ski towns have a higher suicide rate than other areas. It’s hard to pinpoint why this is happening but some experts believe the ski town culture, high altitude and economic inequality may be factors. Journalist Kelley McMillan recently looked … Continue reading

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19 Pueblo Homes Test Positive For Lead Contamination

A number of homes near Pueblo’s Colorado Smelter Superfund site have tested positive for lead contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. The EPA tested outdoor soil and indoor dust at 102 homes. Nineteen had high lead levels. Steve Wharton, … Continue reading

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Your Dog Could Be The Key To Curing Cancer

Our canine pals can get many of the same kinds of cancer that people do. Often they often respond well to human cancer treatments, so pet dogs with naturally occurring cancer can join clinical trials of new treatments that may … Continue reading

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