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Boulder Brands, Inc. Recalls Products Due to Possible Dairy Allergen Contamination

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Boulder Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. The products are being recalled as the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. Boulder Brands initiated the recall after being informed by consumers that the product may contain a dairy allergen.   People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Flu Vaccine Coverage Remains Low This Year

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Flu activity on the rise; CDC urges ongoing vaccination

As of early November, only about 2 out of 5 people in the United States reported having gotten this season's flu vaccine, yet flu vaccine offered substantial benefit last season by preventing an estimated 5 million flu illnesses and 71,000 flu hospitalizations. CDC is releasing this information during the 11th National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), an event to encourage ongoing flu vaccination into the holidays and beyond.

5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

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Your recipe for staying on track no matter what's cooking.

'Tis the season for family, festivity, and food--lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What's more, it all goes on for weeks.

How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are 5 tips that can help:

1. Holiday-Proof Your Plan

Southeastern Colorado Regional Nightingale Nurse Recognition

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The Colorado Nurses' Association and Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center are soliciting nominations for the annual Southeastern Colorado Regional Nightingale Nurse Recognition Event.  The event will be held March 31, 2017. Nominations are encouraged by community members and other health care professionals.  This event will recognize exceptional nurses who are working or retired from nursing in Southeastern Colorado.  Nominations can be made at:

Get Your Flu Vaccination in Time to Build Immunity Before the Holidays

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Thanksgiving is a little more than weeks away, and the December holidays are closing in. The state health department reminds Coloradans to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting a flu vaccination. It takes about two weeks after getting a vaccine for a person to build immunity against the flu.

Southeast Health Group welcomes Dr. K.S. Young, D.O.

Dr. K.S. Young, D.O. joined the primary care team at Southeast Health Group this fall, relocating from his most recent temporary assignment in Oklahoma.  "I have been a traveling doctor for almost three decades, licensed in eight different states, and worked all over the country.  I've seen a lot of different things and had a lot of different experiences," said Young.  "My wife and I like being near the mountains, and we were impressed that southeast Colorado had so much going for it and the people were so friendly."