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Rx for politics

Rx for politics

0 / May 28, 2012 8:00 AM

Last year, state Sen. Irene Aguilar got to know her fellow lawmakers up close. She checked their blood pressures. Then she cautioned them about the dangers of hypertension. After all, what group of professionals has the potential for higher blood pressure than politicians at the capitol? And, after all, Aguilar is a doctor

Colorado’s poorest die younger

Colorado’s poorest die younger

5 / July 24, 2011 4:50 PM

Life expectancy is lowest in Colorado counties with the most poverty. That doesn’t surprise experts, who see low-income families choosing between medical care and basics, like food

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