Category Archives: health

Native American Colorado Chef Turns To Indigenous Food Activism

Chef Karlos Baca, of Ignacio, grew up foraging for traditional, Native American ingredients in the San Juan Mountains. Later, he went on to learn classical European cooking and became the head chef at some posh restaurants. Now he tells Colorado … Continue reading

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What Would You Risk To Live Longer? Do Smokers Deserve Expensive Treatments? New Podcast Explores Tough Questions In Medicine

Hard Call Theater host Matthew Wynia talks with Jeff Zinn following a live performance at the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz medical campus in 2016.   (Courtesy of David Weil, University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities) Who decides … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Comment on Colorado Smelter Superfund Cleanup Plan in Pueblo

The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting public comment on a proposed interim plan to begin clean up in the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in south Pueblo. The clean up addresses toxic lead and arsenic left behind when the smelter closed … Continue reading

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Normal Toxin Levels at Two Parks in Colorado Smelter Superfund Area in Pueblo

Toxin levels at two south Pueblo parks within the Colorado Smelter Superfund area are normal, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Lead and arsenic were left behind when a south Pueblo smelter ceased operations in 1908. EPA toxicologist Charles Partridge … Continue reading

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FDA Tightens Rules On Antibiotics In Livestock Feed

Feedlots, ranchers and even 4-H kids sometimes give their animals feed and water laced with antibiotics. This practice is known to help promote growth, as well as prevent disease. But there’s growing concern about the increase in antibiotic-resistant germs. So … Continue reading

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For Some, Suicide May Be The Price Of Living In A Ski Town Paradise

Western ski towns have a higher suicide rate than other areas. It’s hard to pinpoint why this is happening but some experts believe the ski town culture, high altitude and economic inequality may be factors. Journalist Kelley McMillan recently looked … Continue reading

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19 Pueblo Homes Test Positive For Lead Contamination

A number of homes near Pueblo’s Colorado Smelter Superfund site have tested positive for lead contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. The EPA tested outdoor soil and indoor dust at 102 homes. Nineteen had high lead levels. Steve Wharton, … Continue reading

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Your Dog Could Be The Key To Curing Cancer

Our canine pals can get many of the same kinds of cancer that people do. Often they often respond well to human cancer treatments, so pet dogs with naturally occurring cancer can join clinical trials of new treatments that may … Continue reading

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