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“This is groundbreaking”: Canine clinical trial for potential cancer prevention vaccine underway at CSU 7.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Fraser's tail thwacked the wood floors of Colorado State University's veterinary teaching hospital and his eyebrows, graying from seven years on duty as Stephanie Foster's best furry friend, wiggled while a vet technician checked his vitals. The chocolate lab's enthusiasm -- likely attributed to imminent treats -- was fitting, nonetheless, for being among the first dogs to participate in a canine clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a new cancer prevention vaccine.
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CVS suspends sale of Zantac and store-brand heartburn medication amid FDA investigation 30.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Coloradans who take ranitidine under the brand name Zantac or CVS Heath's generic equivalents for heartburn relief are going to have to find alternative medications as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates the possible presence of the carcinogen nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA.
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Flu season is here: What you need to know as 60 cases reported in Colorado since June 29.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
While influenza cases can happen any time of the year, the flu season officially started Sunday. In Colorado, 60 cases have been confirmed since June.
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Coloradans send drinking water to Florida as Hurricane Dorian nears coast 31.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida a trio of Colorado companies, and a local foundation, combined forces to send canned drinking water to the storm threatened state.
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Plague concerns cancel camping for Phish takeover of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 20.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Thousands of people who planned to camp during the three days of Phish concerts at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City over Labor Day weekend will no longer be able to do so because of concerns about the plague, a Phish promoter said Tuesday.
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Some plague-affected prairie dog areas in Commerce City to remain closed through Labor Day 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Sites in Commerce City with plague-affected prairie dogs will remain closed through Labor Day, unaffected areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife refuge will reopen [cq comment="cq August 17"]Saturday.
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No evidence of carcinogens in Metro State University office where 4 ill employees worked 12.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Two independent scientific reviews have determined that a Metro State University office where four employees worked when they were diagnosed with cancer does not contain carcinogens that would have caused them to become ill.
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Open space near DIA closed due to proximity to plague-infested prairie dogs 9.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed First Creek at DEN open space near Denver International Airport because of its proximity to prairie dog colonies infected with plague in Commerce City.
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Rapids’ post-game fireworks canceled because of flea infestation 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Plague-infested fleas in prairie dog colonies around Dick's Sporting Goods Park force Rapids to cancel post-game fireworks show.
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Plague confirmed in Commerce City prairie dogs; Rocky Mountain Arsenal closes 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Confirmed cases of plague in Commerce City prairie dog colonies has shutdown the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, through the weekend, as well as municipal open space areas and unpaved parking lots in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. 
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Nanda: WHO, Rotary Clubs have made the world a healthier place 28.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
We shudder at the enormous loss of life caused throughout the ages by malaria, tuberculosis, polio, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika, and other deadly communicable diseases, as well as cancer and heart disease, which are noncommunicable. How to eradicate and combat them remains a major challenge to humanity. Of course, coordination and collaboration are essential to mount a successful worldwide campaign against them. This is the task undertaken by a U.N. specialized agency, the World Health Organization (WHO).
Letters: Anti-vaccination is an epidemic and we can stop it; What to do with asylum seekers? (4/19/19) 18.4.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Anti-vaccination is an epidemic, and we can stop it
Third child flu death reported in Colorado this season 27.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State health officials reported Tuesday that another Colorado child has died from influenza, making this the third pediatric flu death in Colorado during the 2018-2019 season.
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Ask Amy: To protect the herd, nurse urges all to immunize 22.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Dear Readers: I've stepped away from the Ask Amy column for two weeks to work on a new writing project. I hope you enjoy these edited "best of" columns in my absence. All of these questions and answers were first published 10 years ago. Today's topic is: Wellness.
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A second Colorado child has died from the flu this season, health officials report 14.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A month after state health officials reported Colorado's first childhood death from flu this season, a second youth has died from the respiratory illness.
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Colorado House OKs bill on medical marijuana use for autism 7.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's House has passed a bill allowing medical marijuana use to treat autism spectrum disorders.
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Treatment of under vaccinated Colorado children with diseases costs $55.5 million, report says 6.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
An estimated $55.5 million was billed to Colorado patients and insurers in 2017 for the treatment of more than 9,400 children for diseases that could have been prevented by a vaccine, according to a new report by Children's Hospital Colorado.
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Colorado health exchange sees 2 percent increase in signups during 2019 open enrollment 17.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 169,000 individuals have signed up for health coverage for 2019 via the state's health exchange, a 2 percent jump from the previous open enrollment period, officials with Connect for Health Colorado said Wednesday.
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U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline 8.1.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.
For a happier 2019, stop focusing on happiness, CU Boulder professor says 7.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
To make 2019 your best year yet, one University of Colorado professor offers a contradictory piece of advice: Stop striving to be happy.
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