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Antibiotics losing war to bacteria

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It’s the biggest threat facing health care in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a problem that increases the severity of diseases, causes longer hospital stays and drives up health care costs.
“It” is antibiotic resistance. Continue Reading Antibiotics losing war to bacteria

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The current health status of Pikes Peak region residents is the focus of a report issued by the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment.
“Life, Death and Disease in El Paso County, Colorado: 2006 Report to the Community” provides the first county-specific data and analysis of health in 14 categories. Continue Reading El Paso County life, death, disease report available

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Social responsibility just makes business sense

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Wells Fargo, Nuveen Investments and Hewlett-Packard all make the list as socially responsible corporations — meaning that the companies are concerned about workers, the environment and business ethics.
But businesses do not have to be large, multinational corporations to become socially responsible, said David Stangis, director of corporate responsibility for Intel. Stangis was in Colorado Springs this week to meet with the Rocky Mountain Socially Responsible Investors group at The Broadmoor. Continue Reading Social responsibility just makes business sense

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Displays offer window into businesses’ worlds

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The window display at Terra Verde is covered with black cloth, yet beckons passers-by to look inside — “if they dare.”
The display — which features Terra Verde’s fall line in a “gruesome” Halloween genre — is just one of many along Tejon Street that allow window shoppers to catch a glimpse of the wares inside. Continue Reading Displays offer window into businesses’ worlds

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This flu season, vaccine appears to be plentiful

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The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the El Paso County Flu Coalition, is encouraging residents of the Pikes Peak region to get flu shots to safeguard against the seasonal illness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 100 million doses of influenza vaccine will be distributed nationwide in preparation for the 2006-07 flu season. Flu shots can be obtained at designated clinics, doctors’ offices, grocery stores and some pharmacies. A comprehensive list of local flu vaccination clinics, locations and dates can be found on the Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition Web site, www.immunizecolorado.com. Continue Reading This flu season, vaccine appears to be plentiful

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Rita Burns

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Rita Burns believes in working as a team, creating partnerships. But people who know her say it’s her drive and ability that gets things accomplished.
“Rita is a woman of influence, working quietly to get it done,” said C.J. Moore, public affairs director for Kaiser Permanente. “Making sure that the hospital is well taken care of. She gives so much time in addition to her very busy job to so many organizations. She has been a quiet champion of health care for those who cannot afford it. She has worked to help others, and mentored those below her. She is such an asset.” Continue Reading Rita Burns

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June Chan

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June Chan’s health care career started in one of the nation’s first neonatal intensive care units, and now she administers Colorado Springs’ only fully accredited children’s hospital.
Chan has worked at Memorial Health System for seven years, and spearheaded the movement for the Children’s Hospital, which is affiliated with Denver’s Children’s Hospital. She also launched the hospitals’ Memorial Star Transportation, a helicopter transport system that brings adults, mothers, children and high-risk premature babies to Colorado Springs for treatment. Continue Reading June Chan

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Master Sgt. Kristin A. Clark

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Master Sgt. Kristin Clark helps guide young airmen, helping them decide which direction their military careers should take.
After 13 years as a member of the Air Force security forces — the service’s law enforcement branch — Clark now works at Peterson Air Force Base as a career assistance adviser.
“I love helping people figure out their futures,” she said. “That’s the most rewarding thing I do.” Continue Reading Master Sgt. Kristin A. Clark

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Go Red luncheon focuses on women, heart disease

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In an effort to educate Colorado Springs about the risk of heart disease in women, the American Heart Association is hosting its fourth annual Go Red for Women Education Day, presented by Memorial Health System.
The event and luncheon will be held Nov. 3. The goal is to provide women with the knowledge they need combat cancer, as well as to provide them with resources about protecting their health. Continue Reading Go Red luncheon focuses on women, heart disease

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Celebrate Tech awards innovation, technology

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The Celebrate Technology awards showcased the best in Colorado technology by giving 12 awards for innovation, emerging venture, venture capital, breakthrough technology and manufacturing.
The ceremony was held earlier this month at the Pikes Peak Center, and roughly 300 people turned out for the event.
IP Commerce of Denver won for Colorado innovation. The software company allows banks and service providers to deliver payment services seamlessly to any business. The software can be used for hosting payments networks, connecting services, devices and applications, and breaking down the traditional barriers between financial institutions, payment service providers and business. Continue Reading Celebrate Tech awards innovation, technology

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