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Suicide Rate Remains High in El Paso County

Suicide rate remains high in El Paso County

Updated statistics show that 151 people committed suicide in El Paso County last year, continuing a disturbing trend that has lasted for several years.

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Breast cancer risk may increase with an IUD

Modern contraceptives have radically changed women's lives, but they are not risk free.

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Boy raises $50K for sick friend with lemonade stand

A 7-year-old raises more than $50,000 for his sick friend through a lemonade stand and the help of his parents and social media.


Forgotten vials of smallpox virus found

You never know what you're going to find in an unused storage room. Employees at the National Institutes of Health, for example, recently discovered some old vials of variola.

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Postpartum depression: One mom's mission

As many as one in seven women in the United States, or nearly 15 percent of new moms, is believed to suffer from some form of mental illness during or after pregnancy, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Colorado raises estimate for health care drops

Colorado's health insurance exchange has doubled its estimate of how many will drop their policies.

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11 African nations OK plan to tackle Ebola

The World Health Organization says the current Ebola "epidemic trend shows a mixed picture," in Africa according to a statement released early Tuesday.

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He lost 153 pounds, won his first triathlon

The presents had been opened; the wrapping paper was stuffed in the trash bin. Watching his 2-year-old daughter Cadence playing with her brand new Christmas toys, Kerry Hoffman was suddenly struck by a thought:

"I need to be here to walk her down the aisle."

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Nearly 1 in 5 high school seniors use hookah

The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up. But if you ask young Americans about smoking tobacco through a hookah, also called a waterpipe or shisha, there's a good chance you won't…

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Judge gives NFL concussion deal preliminary approval

A federal judge approved Monday a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by thousands of former NFL players against the National Football League.


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