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The latest fatal and nonfatal injury figures Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry Total recordable cases 4,085,400 in 2006 Cases involving days away from work 1,183,500 in 2006 Cases involving sprains, strains, tears 503,530 in 2005 Cases involving injuries to the back 270,890 in 2005 Cases involving falls 255,750 in 2005 Total fatalities (all sectors)… Continue Reading Workplace injuries drop to lowest rate in four years

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Memorial sells medical office bldg.

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Ventas Inc.of Louisville, Ky. has purchased Memorial Health System’s 223,000-square-foot medical office building at 175 S. Union Blvd. for $52 million. Hospital CFO Gary Flansburg said the transaction, which also included the sale of second building at 8890 N. Union Blvd. for more than $13.8 million, was completed Oct. 1, following negotiations that began during… Continue Reading Memorial sells medical office bldg.

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State lags in child health care

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Colorado’s Health Report Card: Healthy Beginnings C- Healthy Children C- Healthy Adolescents B Healthy Adults B Healthy Aging A- Colorado’s aging population is relatively healthy, but its children rank only average in health care needs and gains. That’s according to the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual report card. The state ranks average or below average on… Continue Reading State lags in child health care

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The USA National Karate-do Federation has relocated its national office to Colorado Springs from St. Albans, W.Va. “… We are extremely excited to be located here in … the amateur sports capital of the U.S., where we can continue to develop a close working relationship with the United States Olympic Committee and other Olympic and… Continue Reading Karate national governing body moves to Colorado Springs

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The only location options that the city is considering to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs are downtown, and proposals from developers not included in the city’s confidential request for information aren’t being considered. Colorado Springs developer Jannie Richardson said that she would have submitted a proposal, but was told by the city… Continue Reading City, mayor still unwilling to discuss USOC proposal details

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Tips for saving luggage from being lost

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As lost baggage claims skyrocket, a veteran of the airline industry has written a book to reduce the risk of losing luggage at the airport. Scott Mueller, author of The Empty Carousel: A Consumer’s Guide to Checked and Carry-on Luggage, said his book offers tips to stop what he says is a growing problem. More… Continue Reading Tips for saving luggage from being lost

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Penrose vascular center opens tomorrow

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Penrose Health Center will open its 22,000 square-foot vascular center tomorrow. The center is a joint venture between the Vascular Center of Colorado and the Penrose-St. Francis Heart Institute. It will provide for elective and emergent invasive cardiac needs, including angiography and emergency stent placement, ablations and the entire pacing spectrum, ranging from single-chamber pacing… Continue Reading Penrose vascular center opens tomorrow

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The City of Colorado Springs has opened its first Ethanol 85 fuel pump. The pump will provide fuel for 93 city and utilities flex-fuel vehicles, which can run on unleaded gasoline or a gasoline and ethanol combination. Since corn is the primary material for ethanol, E85 is expected to reduce dependency on petroleum and emit… Continue Reading E-85 fuel for city vehicles

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s administration has begun implementing recommendations from the Government Efficiency and Management Performance Review. The $750,000 study is expected to pay for itself many times over, thanks to savings that will be realized from hundreds of “common sense suggestions” that came from state employees. Among them: Provide the Department of Health Care Policy… Continue Reading State efficiency review suggestions to save $90 million

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Memorial, Penrose win organ donor award

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Memorial Health System and Penrose Health Center received an award for organ donation excellence from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Medal of Honor is given to hospitals that have been able to sustain a donation rate of 75 percent or more for at least a year and have had at least eight… Continue Reading Memorial, Penrose win organ donor award

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