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Bush’s Beans Recalled Over Potential Can Defect

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Bush Brothers & Company, which produces a variety of canned baked bean products, has issued a voluntary nation-wide recall of three products due to what the company calls a potentially defective side seam on the cans.

Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans in 28 ounce cans are subject to the recall. All have a best by date of June 2019.

Treating a Lightning Victim – What You Need to Know

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Colorado Lightning Safety Awareness Week continues through tomorrow. Today we discuss lightning medical issues for survivors.

The facts about lightning strike victims:

In Colorado, nearly a half million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes are documented each year. With millions of visitors and extensive outdoor activities, it is not surprising that, each year on average, three people are killed by lightning in the state of Colorado while 13 are injured. Last year, two people were killed by lightning in the Centennial State while seven were injured.

5 Tips for Shopping at Farmers Markets

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Shopping at farmers markets is one way to get delicious and fresh produce you can enjoy at home.

"Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables helps families live healthier lives and reduces the likelihood of chronic disease," said Elaine Auld, CEO of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).  "Lack of nutritious foods puts people at high risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity."

Not everyone may be familiar with shopping at farmers markets. Auld offered the following tips to help people make the most of bringing the best of the farm to their family.

Kiowa County RE-1 Achieves State’s Only 100% Vaccination Rate

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Kiowa County School District RE-1, covering Eads Elementary, Middle and High Schools, is the only district in Colorado to achieve a 100% vaccination rate. Only 14 individual schools in the state achieve the perfect score - with the schools in Eads representing three of the 14.

Kiowa County Hospital District Official Minutes - April 25, 2017: 

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The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on April 25, 2017 at 6:34 p.m. at the Bransgrove Building Meeting Room. 

District Board members present were: Robert Woods, Mary Eikner, Priscilla Waggoner and Cathryn Anderson. Absent: Sylvia Shields (called) 

County Board members present were: Lori Shalberg, Kim Harris, John Negley and Dennis Pearson. Absent: Craig Kerfoot (called). 

Others present: Shannon Dixon, Char Korrell, Mary Ellen Engelhardt, Gloria Trosper, Cindy McLoud, Joe Zinger and Kevin Siefkas. 

55 Percent Increase in Alzheimer's Disease Deaths

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Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of Alzheimer's deaths at home also increased during the same period, from 14 percent to 25 percent, suggesting an increase in the number of caregivers that would benefit from support, including education and case management services.

Mental Health and Coping with Disasters

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Everyone copes with disasters and traumatic events differently.  Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience.  It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake.