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E-Cigarette makers target Colorado

July 14, 2013

The arrival of electronic cigarettes has raised a red flag for health officials and others who worry the activity of “vaping” nicotine will hook young people into a new addiction that could last a lifetime. This month, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds began selling its new e-cigarettes in Colorado

Living the dream in Second Life

July 4, 2013

Using her avatar, Alice Krueger moves around a spacious living room filled with her friends. A man and woman relax on a gray couch, chatting. Others mingle about. These animated friends – all avatars – are talking about their their real lives, with disabilities. And about their online lives, where they can literally fly if they like

Stand up or face the consequences

May 19, 2013

People who sit for hours at a stretch are far more likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast and colon cancer. Colorado workers – and their bosses – are embracing a new concept: Stand up and work.

Highway death toll rises as Colorado State Patrol enforcement drops

April 14, 2013

The Colorado State Patrol reduced enforcement of highway safety in 2011 and 2012. During those years, traffic-related deaths on state highways spiked, reversing a dramatic 9-year decline in highway deaths. In January, the 42-year old chief of the state patrol was paid $90,000 to retire

Coloradans increasingly taking their toothaches to the E.R.

December 16, 2012

Nineteen-year-old Vesha Gilbert’s toothache had become so unbearable, she ended up where no one wants to be: Sitting in a dentist’s chair, cringing at the thought of having her decayed back molar pulled. “I’m scared, but I’m glad I’m here,” [&hellip

Lawyer by day, first responder by night

September 10, 2012

When you dial 911 in Colorado, first responders on interstates and in rural parts of the state usually show up in a fire truck. And, they are likely to be volunteers – people whose day jobs range from lawyers to butchers to high school students

Surfing and cycling with Stage 4 lung cancer

July 15, 2012

Physicians at the University of Colorado Hospital are finding startling success with medications that are made to match the genes of a particular lung cancer

Some docs have little black bag, will travel

June 25, 2012

The notion of a kindly doctor at your doorstep, black bag in hand and ready to treat your sore throat, seems as old-fashioned as a Model T. But for patients who are too sick or frail to make it to the doctor’s office, patient house calls are making a comeback in Colorado

Childhood tooth decay on the rise

May 7, 2012

The nation is in the midst of a resurgence in childhood tooth decay. So the top U.S. dental associations now recommend a first visit when a child has just one tooth. That can be as young as six months

More Coloradans find health insurance not worth the price

April 2, 2012

Kelli Rose is 46 and healthy, with never a day in the hospital. But still, the only health insurance available to her has a $15,000 deductible and would cost up to $500 a month. Asked if she has $15,000 in [&hellip

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    E-cigarettes in Colorado
  • E-Cigarette makers target Colorado
  • Second Life: Second chance
  • Living the dream in Second Life
  • Stand up for health
  • Stand up or face the consequences
  • Hwy death toll rising
  • Highway death toll rises as Colorado State Patrol enforcement drops
  • Colorado dental emergencies
  • Coloradans increasingly taking their toothaches to the E.R.
  • Volunteers as first responders
  • Lawyer by day, first responder by night
  • Surfing with Stage 4 cancer
  • Surfing and cycling with Stage 4 lung cancer
  • Some docs have bag, will travel
  • Some docs have little black bag, will travel
  • Child cavities on the rise
  • Childhood tooth decay on the rise
  • Health care too costly
  • More Coloradans find health insurance not worth the price
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