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Health Care In The Borderlands of Southern Colorado

Visit southern Colorado and you’ll find a blend of cultures. That’s partly because the region belonged to Mexico up until 1848. When the border moved south people from many backgrounds intermingled, melding their traditions. A new exhibit at the Trinidad … Continue reading

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A Growing Number Of Coloradans Asked For Medical Aid In Dying Prescriptions Last Year

Emergency room doctor Harry Calvino’s wife Antje was among the 125 Coloradans who got prescriptions for drugs to help them die last year. That’s up some 74 percent from from the previous year, according to a recent state report. Most … Continue reading

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Colorado Gears Up For Another Flu Season In The Shadow Of 1918 Influenza Pandemic

After a nasty flu season in 2017 and another one brewing this year, doctors are again calling for anyone 6 months or older to get vaccinated. The good news is, Colorado’s tangle with the flu in 2018 is unlikely be worse than it … 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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Efforts to eliminate tuberculosis continue In Colorado

Every year dozens of Coloradans are diagnosed with tuberculosis. Many have no idea they’re infected and often their doctors don’t either. Take the case of Hilda, who asked that we not use her last name because of the stigma associated … Continue reading

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Colorado physician says it’s time to improve the end of life in America

The end of life is a time often filled with grief and may be made even more difficult by the system that’s supposed to help. A new report by the Institute of Medicine called “Dying in America,” says it’s time … Continue reading

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Can Disney Get Kids To Eat Better?

There’s a new voice in the campaign to slim down America’s kids: Mickey Mouse. The Walt Disney Company is putting the kibosh on junk food ads during its shows. This is welcome news, according to Dr. Reggie Washington, Chief Medical … Continue reading

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Making Healthy Living More Fun

If you tell people to eat things they don’t like and give up what they do like, there’s a good chance they’ll never lose weight and stay healthy. Happiness has to be part of the equation when it comes to … Continue reading

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