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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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Infection leads to Phoenix girl's autoimmune disorder 21.10.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Autoimmune disorder PANDAS gaining attention in medical ...
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Community Connections: Routt County United Way serves as backbone of health and human services 19.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Mission statement: Routt County United Way inspires, leads and unites people, ideas and resources to advance community impact in education, income stability and health. Supporting more than 30 local health and human service agencies and programs, Routt County United Way is working on lasting solutions focused on empowering healthy lives, building strong foundations and strengthening families by helping them become self-sufficient. “We know that quality of life relies on three building blocks: education, income and health,” said Kate Nowak, executive director of Routt County United Way. “These are the building blocks of our lives and of our community, and all three are critical. Remove any one, and the other two topple. Build them up, and we provide a strong foundation for collective success.” Routt County United Way thinks empowering people to lead healthy lives affects our whole community. Health encompasses many things in Routt County: crisis intervention in mental health and domestic emergencies; ...
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Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response 17.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.
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Daily Digest: Beauprez still leads in new poll but Hickenlooper closes gap, and 9 other stories 15.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about today, Wednesday, ...
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Study: Red Arrow is safe 3.10.2014 Durango Herald
MANCOS – Twenty Mancos community members attended a presentation on the cleanup and health impacts of an illegal gold mill shut down in town last year.The 91-page report, released by the U.S. and Colorado Departments of Health, documents heavy-metal contamination at the unpermitted Red Arrow Gold Mill in Mancos, and at a company...
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