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Cases of whooping cough on the rise in Colorado

Colorado has just topped the 1,000 case mark for the number of pertussis cases in the state, reports the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough, and officially, the state has 1,026 cases of the disease, despite readily available vaccinations against it. “Whooping cough cases continue to mount in… Continue Reading Cases of whooping cough on the rise in Colorado

Calculating the cost of the Memorial Commission

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The Memorial Commission’s proposal about the future of Memorial Health System is in the hands of city council now. So what did it cost to get there? At least $331,479.31, according to Memorial’s accounting. The bulk of that went to the Bachman Group for public relations work and to Larry Singer, a Chicago-based health care… Continue Reading Calculating the cost of the Memorial Commission

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Colorado teenagers have the nation’s highest rate of immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its first report that examines state by state immunization rates, the CDC said that 63 percent of Colorado teenagers received the Tdap shot, compared with 40 percent nationwide. Other immunizations measured… Continue Reading Colorado teen vaccination rate better than national average

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