Colorado Senator Mark Udall recently met with doctors and hospital leaders to talk about health reform. They met at a Greeley clinic that serves some of the very people reform is supposed to help – the poor and uninsured. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Representative Doug Lamborn is the latest member of Colorado’s congressional delegation to hold a town hall meeting on health care. Lamborn represents arguably the most conservative house district in the state, and only a handful of supporters of Democrats’ ideas for overhauling the heath care system came to the event. KCFR [...]

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Grand Junction became the focus of the national health care debate Saturday, when President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting at an area high school. The President sought to personalize his call for reform by arguing that his plan would benefit the majority of Americans who already have health insurance. And, he cited Grand [...]

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As America debates major changes to its health care system, people are looking for models of how to do it better. Lately, they’ve been looking at Grand Junction. The health system there is ranked by one widely accepted measure as among the most cost effective in the nation – that means people get high quality [...]

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Advocates of medical marijuana feared that a hearing last night would result in new regulations. But it turned into an expansion of patients and growers’ rights, and a rousing victory for activists. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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President Obama is engineering a government takeover of health care. That’s how it looks to Congressman Doug Lamborn, who represents Colorado’s fifth district. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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It’s the second deadliest form of cancer, but if caught early, it can be cured 95% of the time. But getting people to make an appointment for a colo-rectal screening remains a tough sell. Doctors in Denver are trying humor to get their point across. They’ve hired a local animator who worked on [...]

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The obesity epidemic in American children isn’t just a challenge for kids and their parents. Pediatricians are having to learn how to treat conditions that were once seen almost exclusively by adult doctors, things like heart disease and high blood pressure. A new study suggests that’s meant a big jump in the prescription of some [...]

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On June 26, 2009 By

The Army’s chief psychiatrist visits Ft. Carson…two fire departments consider consolidating…Governor Bill Ritter talks state budget, and more.

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Whooping cough is two- to three-times more common in Colorado than the rest of country. One reason may be the state’s relatively low vaccination rate. Researchers have just published a study linking the high number of whooping cough cases in Colorado to the number of parents who refuse the vaccine against it. KCFR [...]

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A big, new exhibit opened at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science over the weekend, and it’s all about you. “Expedition Health” takes your pulse, gives you a glimpse of your very own cells, and might even grow some bacteria off the bottom of your foot. It’s the first new permanent exhibit at the [...]

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A bill that aims to cut the number of uninsured in Colorado by 25% survived a vote by the full House yesterday. The measure would impose a new fee on hospitals, and use the money to extend Medicaid and other public programs to more poor Coloradans. Democratic sponsors say it will allow the [...]

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A bill making its way through the state legislature aims to help recruit doctors to Colorado, specifically to work in under-served areas. Today concludes a three-part series from KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney that takes a look at doctors in Colorado, efforts to recruit them, and the effects felt by residents [...]

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A bill making its way through the state legislature aims to help recruit doctors to Colorado, specifically to work in under-served areas. Today continues a three-part series from KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney that takes a look at doctors in Colorado, efforts to recruit them, and the effects felt by residents needing primary [...]

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A bill making its way through the state legislature aims to help recruit doctors to Colorado, specifically to work in under-served areas. Today we begin a three-part series from KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney that takes a look at doctors in Colorado, efforts to recruit them, and the effects felt by [...]

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The federal economic stimulus package includes extra Medicaid money for states. Colorado’s share is estimated to be more than three hundred million dollars over a three-year period. But it’s still too early to say whether that will be enough money to forestall cuts to Medicaid here. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney [...]

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On February 12, 2009 By

Colorado’s Medicaid program is set to gain funds, thanks to the federal stimulus package…and Representative Mike Coffman files suit.

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