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A perfect matcha 15.4.2015 Durango Herald
LOS ANGELES – More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into hot water with a bamboo whisk, then sharing the tea from a single cup.Today, matcha in the U.S. is considerably less monastic. It’s being blended into lattes, dusted...
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USAA leads tops among large workplaces, employees cite bosses' stories 10.4.2015 Denver Post: Business
USAA's 1,700 employees in Colorado have to admit their boss understands what it's like in the trenches.
Guest Commentary: Criminal justice reform doesn't mean being soft on crime 9.4.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The facts are clear: The United States has 5 percent of the world's population but almost 25 percent of the world's prisoners.
White House announces plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs 28.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON — The White House announced a five-year plan Friday to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs 27.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
Monday Medical: Building better bones 15.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Far from being hard and brittle, the bones in our bodies are living, growing tissue. The denser and stronger bones are, the less likely they are to fracture and break. In a place like Steamboat, where active lifestyles are common, it’s important to build and maintain healthy bones — especially for women. “Living here and being on a mountain bike or on a horse or on a ski mountain leads to more falls,” said Dr. Diane E.B. Petersen, a Steamboat Springs OB/GYN. “Women need to have strong bones because an active lifestyle leads to falls.” Bone turnover is natural and is happening all the time: a little bone is lost, and a little more is made. Children and teenagers grow much more bone than they lose, while adults can lose more than they make. Both women and men are at risk for osteoporosis, a condition in which new bone production doesn’t keep up with bone loss, weakening the bone. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. One in two women, ...
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Former Rep. Amy Stephens joins prominent Denver law firm 19.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Former House Majority Leader Amy Stephens, a Monument Republican. (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)Former House Majority Leader Amy Stephens has joined one of Denver's leading law firms and
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Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine 9.2.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.
Guest Commentary: Fracking and traveling the high road of corporate responsibility 29.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The practice of "fracking" of oil/gas wells will continue in Colorado despite reasonable concerns regarding the short- and long-term health of residents and the environment.
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Terminally ill offered ‘Death with Dignity’ 28.1.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – With tears in her eyes, Julie Selsberg offered a simple message to lawmakers Tuesday: “Please show mercy on the truly ill.”After watching her father suffer a losing battle to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Selsberg said it is time for the Legislature to...
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Full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address 21.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The full text of the State of the Union Address, as prepared for delivery.
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Elusive virus still lead suspect in children's paralysis cases 18.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Full recovery has eluded almost all of the children stricken by polio-like paralysis during last year's outbreak of serious viral respiratory illness in Colorado and across the country.
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Vonn shows improvement – with her health and times 10.1.2015 Durango Herald
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, AustriaLindsey Vonn posted the fastest legal time in a final training run for a women’s World Cup downhill, improving from being over five seconds off the lead in the first session Friday.The third-place American trailed Daniela Merighetti by 1.25 seconds and Viktoria Rebensburg by 0.71 in third, but...
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Monday Medical: Is a good night’s sleep on your Christmas list? 8.12.2014 Steamboat Pilot
This holiday season, many will find themselves worn down, tired and stressed out. This often is the result of racing around trying to make those perfect holiday memories, but for others, the feeling lasts throughout the year. Annually, about 60 million Americans struggle with some form of insomnia or the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night. The causes of insomnia are numerous and range from lifestyle habits to underlying health conditions. While underlying health conditions can lead to more dangerous issues, the consequence of any lack of sleep is familiar to us all: daytime sleepiness resulting in a loss of productivity during the day. Michelle Watters-Yackey, lead sleep technologist with Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Sleep Study Center, has seen numerous causes for sleep disorders. She recommends a better understanding of sleep hygiene to those struggling to get some ZZZs. Sleep hygiene refers to the different practices and habits that are necessary to have normal, quality ...
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Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks 3.12.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide.
Meyer: Effects of early toxic stress are lifelong 22.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has a dream that years from now it will be common knowledge that early childhood trauma is as damaging to a person's lifelong well-being as smoking and exposure to lead paint.
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Researchers assess emissions from Colorado oil and gas fields 16.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
The shale drilling boom that is sweeping across the country and unlocking vast oil and gas reserves also has unleashed a wave of air ...
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Colorado leads the way in support of oral health 13.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
It's not every day that you hear a person rave about the work of a dental hygienist. But that's exactly how Paul, a 40-year old roofer, described the hygienist he met at the recent Mission of Mercy free health care clinic in Henderson.
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Health-care leaders aim to sway uninsured 10.11.2014 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama’s health-insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public.But more than possible computer woes lurk as HealthCare.gov’s second open enrollment season begins Saturday.The risks include an...
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The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem 4.11.2014 High Country News Most Recent
Can officials greenlight booming development and clean up the air at the same time?
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