No one wants to get the flu and local health experts say the best way to prevent that from happening is by getting the flu shot.
El Paso County Public Health has received a grant to better educate physicians and dentists on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers.
Over the previous month more than a dozen cases of the mumps have been reported in the Denver area. It prompted an alert by the State Health Department, which many schools in southern Colorado are taking seriously?
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The only concern El Paso County residents need to have about the Zika virus is if traveling to an infected country.Tuesday, the El Paso County health department gave county commissioners an update about the Zika virus. Health officials stressed that the mosquito that carries the virus cannot live in Colorado because of the altitude and temperature.
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The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is concerning chemical contaminants, but bacteria can pose a threat too. Bacteriological water potability test kits are available at the El Paso County Public Health Lab for $21.
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Colorado health officials are asking hospitals across the state to watch out for cases of the mumps. Six people in Denver have come down with the disease so far in 2016, and officials are calling it an outbreak.
Fox 21 News Online
El Paso County health officials said there’s no better time to get the HPV vaccine than right now. They offer the vaccine to children as early as 9 years old. You can receive the HPV vaccine up until the age of 26. If you’re 26 years old right now, you can still start the dosage and continue on from there.
Residents in Security-Widefield who have private wells near Fountain Creek should check their water for excess chemicals, federal officials said.
Colorado Springs Independent
Colorado has the seventh highest suicide rate in the US. In El Paso County between 2012 and 2014, the county recorded 24 youth suicides (ages 10 to 18) for a rate of 9.39 deaths per 100,000 youths, while the state had 140 youth suicides, for a rate of 7.41 deaths per 100,000 youths.
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El Paso County Public Health is hosting low-cost flu shot walk-in clinics today and next Tuesday.The clinic accepts Medicaid for adults and children and will give low-cost vaccines to those with no insurance or whose insurance doesn't cover vaccines. It will also work with patients who have difficulty paying.