Rebecca Yanes recently made repeated trips to the hospital emergency room. She exemplifies how one percent of the U.S. population eats up 30 percent of the money feeding the country’s healthcare system. It’s a trend some health professionals are working to eliminate
Beginning July 1, Colorado patients will start saving hundreds and even thousands of dollars on medical equipment because, after a 10-year delay, Medicare is switching to competitive bidding in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas.
Coloradans are four times more likely to die of suicide by gun than homicide by gun.
According to the state health department, Colorado recorded 571 firearms-related deaths in 2011. Of those, 442 were from suicide.
High alcohol consumption is dragging down health in many Colorado counties, from Denver to the mountains, according to the annual County Health Rankings produced by the nation’s largest public health foundation. In Colorado, Pitkin and Douglas counties ranked No. 1
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