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Hazards of Smoking and Home Oxygen Use

Wednesday, December 05, 2013 Kim Melchor Smoking when home oxygen is in use is a deadly combination. Normal air contains almost 21% oxygen. However, medical oxygen is 100% oxygen, and when used indoors it increases the oxygen levels of normal air. As a result, many items which would not normally burn in normal air will…

Handicapped Parking in Colorado

With the increasing number of disabled war veterans returning home, there has been a notable increase in disabled parking complaints. The Colorado Springs Police Department would like to remind everyone that a “Disabled Veteran” license plate does not entitle the driver to park in a designated disabled parking space. In the state of Colorado, the…

Hepatitis, Liver Failure in Persons Taking Diet Supplements

HEALTH — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is alerting local retailers and requesting the voluntary removal from sale of the product OxyElite Pro pending an ongoing investigation of cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis. DOH Food and Drug Branch today began notifying retailers and distributors to voluntarily suspend sales and remove the…

Homeless Veterans Need Your Help

At Crawford House we need a small volunteer force of about 20 people for a few hours who can help organize the pantry, clean a little, and or paint a room on January 19, 2013. Crawford House (415 S. Weber) is a program providing safe emergency housing for veterans who are homeless and receiving mental health…

Flu Season is Here

The flu season in Colorado officially began on October 7, 2012 and is widespread in many states. In Colorado there have been  506 hospitalizations with influenza A and B.  If you have the flu you should stay home from work or school to prevent spreading.   Source: FLU.govFlu symptoms include: •A 100°F or higher fever or feeling…

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Meets in Security

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a free monthly caregiver support group in Security, CO on the third of Saturday of each month at the old Holy Family Church/FUSION 331 Main St. in Security.  Meetings are from 10:00 am to 10 – 11:30 am. Enter through the lower level entrance ramp in the back of the church. Please call Melanie…

Got Drugs? Fountain Valley Prespription Drug Take Back Day is April 28th

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great time to safely dispose of unused  or unwanted prescription drugs.  Last year Americans turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications…

Four Children Hurt in Rollover

COLORADO STATE PATROL PRESS RELEASE Colorado State Troopers responded to single vehicle rollover crash southbound Interstate 25 just north of Ft. Collins today at approximately 8:17 A.M.. A 2001 Honda Odyssey minivan was traveling southbound Interstate 25 near mile marker 271, just north of Ft. Collins in Larimer County. The vehicle was traveling in the…

Dr. Alveda King to Speak in Colorado Springs

Dr. Alveda King niece of Dr. Martin Luther King is scheduled to speak June 18th at 7:00 pm at St. Dominic’s Church for Abortion Awareness Month and during the Colorado Springs Juneteenth celebration. Dr. King will speak at the Juneteenth Gospel Fest at 3:00 pm on June 19, 2011 at John Metcalfe Park in Fountain, Colorado.

Nature’s Pharmacy

Join local herbalist and member of the Pikes Peak Herb Association, Sharon Schulman, as she guides you through an armchair “slide show” herb walk. See different herbs & plants you might find while taking an herb walk along the Front Range and perhaps, even your own back yard! Learn the basics on how these herbs…