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67% of skiers and snowboarders in the country now wear helmets on the slopes, according to the National Ski Areas Association. That’s compared to 25% who wore helmets ten years ago. Rabah Kamal of Colorado Public News shares how helmets are preventing serious injury, but with limits.Continue Reading →
On January 15, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
A proposal to expand Medicaid to cover 160,000 more Coloradans will add roughly 12,000 jobs statewide, according to a rough estimate.Continue Reading →
On January 7, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
During the election, voters told pollsters that their number two worry was the high cost of healthcare. At the same time, Colorado hospitals are spending billions of dollars on new construction. Colorado Public News did a survey and found fifty hospital building projects across the state, either underway or completed in the last three years.Continue Reading →
On October 30, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
100,000 Coloradans have medical marijuana licenses now. Still, even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are UP by 7%.Continue Reading →
On October 15, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
The health care law now makes it more affordable for small businesses and nonprofits to provide health insurance for their employees. But only a small number of these employers are actually taking advantage of the opportunity.Continue Reading →
When you dial 911 in Colorado, the first responders who arrive to help usually show up in a fire truck. And, on interstates and highways connecting vast swaths of rural Colorado, they are likely to be volunteers – people whose day jobs range from lawyers to butchers to high school students.Continue Reading →
Rev. Michael O. Minor’s decision to ban fried chicken from his Baptist church was so radical that, eventually the White House heard about it.
And, says Minor, “People started tasting the home cooked flavor of [healthier] grilled and baked chicken and started doing it at home.”Continue Reading →
As the number of Americans tipping the obesity scale grows, another battle over the bulges has emerged: How much should public policy control the collective diet?Continue Reading →
On August 2, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
The goal of this year’s Colorado Health Symposium was to address issues related to equity in access to health care. Yesterday, we heard from Dr. Jeff Brenner, who pioneered so-called hotspot research and looked into the relationship between zip codes and health care. Today, we’ll hear a conversation between Carol McKinley of Continue Reading →
On August 1, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
The goal of this year’s Colorado Health Symposium was to address issues related to equity in access to health care. The conference was held last week in Keystone, and brought together hundreds of health care professionals and policy makers from Colorado and beyond. Colorado Public News was there, and this week we’re bringing you […]Continue Reading →
The goal of this year’s Colorado Health Symposium was to address issues related to equity in access to health care. The conference was held last week in Keystone, and brought together hundreds of health care professionals and policy makers from Colorado and beyond. Colorado Public News was there, and this week we’re […]Continue Reading →
Oil and gas wells have moved into urban and highly populated areas of Colorado – in some cases literally bumping up against residential back yards. Yet the number of permits being issued by the state actually has dropped in half over the past several years.Continue Reading →
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The Waldo Canyon Fire is 70% contained. This morning, Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown said that number is higher for the city.
I’m pleased to announce this morning that the city of Colorado Springs boundaries as they relate to the Waldo Canyon Fire are 100% contained, […]Continue Reading →
Secretary of State Scott Gessler says Teller County needs more help to ensure a fair election in next week’s primary…First lady Michelle Obama campaigned for her husband in front a crowd of 2,800 community members today at Arapahoe High School in Centennial before heading south to Pueblo.Continue Reading →
Another round of layoffs has hit prisons in southern Colorado, this time coming from the private company Corrections Corporation of America, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…and, the Supreme Court is set any day now to rule on the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health care legislation. Yet a poll shows about a third of Americans are worrying about a piece of the bill that isn’t even there.Continue Reading →
As the Supreme Court is about to rule on the constitutionality of the health care law, one-third of Americans are worrying about a part of the legislation that isn’t there…In Colorado, though, none of the state’s four Republicans in Congress say the law provides for a board of bureaucrats who would decide who will live or die.Continue Reading →
Prompted by 180,000 unnecessary deaths per year in U.S. hospitals, a new listing of hospital safety scores finds most of the 33 rated in Colorado don’t make the top grade.Continue Reading →
An increasing number of Coloradans are filing for bankruptcy in the wake of high medical costs. One Harvard study shows that medical-related problems contribute to as many as 60 percent of bankruptcies nationwide.Continue Reading →
The Colorado Health Access Survey finds more than 600,000 Coloradans have insurance they know won’t pay enough. When an unexpected illness hits, the coverage falls short. Carol McKinley of Colorado Public News found one health care advocate who has taken to the road to warn even more Americans to be sure they understand exactly what their policies won’t cover.Continue Reading →
Top dental associations are recommending babies have their first visit to the dentist’s office when they get their first tooth. Health experts say it can help stave off years of cavities and painful dental work. Carol McKinley of Colorado Public News visited the Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver and has this report.Continue Reading →
Hickenlooper signs assistance bill into law: Starting Aug. 8, Colorado hospitals will no longer be allowed to charge their highest prices to the poorest, uninsured patients. A bill banning the widespread practice was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper Monday afternoon.Continue Reading →
The Air Force says a proposed expansion of a flight training area in eastern Colorado and western Kansas would have no significant environmental impacts…The costs of health insurance have become so high in Colorado’s rural areas that the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says many farmers and ranchers carry policies that only cover them in case of a dire emergency. As a result, the organization is using a familiar business model and forming a healthcare co-op.Continue Reading →