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Fox 21 News

Germs run rampant this time of year and in Colorado Springs a bad bug is infecting a lot of people. The good news is there are ways to prevent getting it.

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KOAA Channel 5 News Online

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and El Paso County Public Health is offering free radon test kits this month.

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The Gazette

The announcement comes as local, state and national health officials grapple with an epidemic of opioid overdoses, due to rising heroin use and use of powerfully addictive prescription drugs, such as Oxycodone or Fentanyl.

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KOAA Channel 5 News Online

El Paso County Public Health encourages residents over six months of age to get vaccinated as soon as possible for protection against the illness.

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KKTV 11 News Online

Health officials are urging anyone six months or older to get the flu vaccination. Other preventative measures include, washing your hands frequently, coughing or sneezing into a tissue, and staying home if you are sick with flu symptoms.

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KRDO News Channel 13

El Paso County Public Health encourages people six months of age and older to receive the flu vaccine.

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Fox 21 News

Each year in November the American Cancer Society holds an event to help those trying to quit smoking.

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KOAA Channel 5 News Online

With the cooler wet weather it finally feels like flu season, which officially started this month. El Paso County Public Health said they're giving out flu vaccines to anyone who wants one, whether you can pay or not.

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KOAA Channel 5 News Online

Flu season begins in October and lasts through May. Some 340 people in El Paso County were hospitalized with the virus in the last season. Six children in Colorado died from the flu last season."The main thrust of the effort every year is to prevent serious illness of the type that puts people in the hospital," explained Dr. Bill Letson, Medical Officer for El Paso County Public Health

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The Gazette

Colorado public health officials say the time is now to be immunized against the virus, a year after hospitalizations in Colorado spiked to their highest levels in at least a decade. In doing so, they expressed guarded optimism that this year's vaccine will be better matched to the most prevalent flu strains that are expected to circulate.