Colorado researchers are studying a disease that's led some parts of Central America to be called "Land of the Widows."
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- For the first time in decades, the number of children with asthma isn't increasing, federal scientists report. But cases continue to rise among African-American children and poor children.Read More
- Now that recreational use of marijuana is legal in four states, law enforcement officials are looking for quicker ways to test drivers for excessive pot use. Entrepreneurs are taking on the challenge.Read More
Fluoride in tap water helps many Coloradans strengthen their dental health. But what happens if you don't trust what's coming out of the tap?
A "Death with Dignity" bill is back under a new name: "End of Life Options."
- A Canadian researcher finds that taking antidepressants while pregnant may increase the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. But others say the real culprit may be depression itself.Read More
A $3-million gift to the medical campus aims to put a sustained effort to address comparatively high rates of diabetes, liver disease and other problems.
The holidays are here. So's that extra helping of stuffing -- at a time many people start to back off on their regular exercise.
- The study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics is the first government report that includes significant numbers of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Read More
- Guidelines say that patients with high blood sugar levels be referred to nutrition and exercise counseling. Under the health law, the services would be covered by insurance without cost sharing.Read More
- People still think that abuse of opioid painkillers is something that criminals do, a study of news media coverage finds. Options like expanded access to treatment are rarely mentioned.Read More
A growing number of marketplace plans leave consumers responsible for potentially unlimited out-of-network health care bills, despite expectations that there are caps in place.
Voters in Colorado made the state the first in the nation to legalize recreational pot. Next year, they could vote in another first.
Researchers mapped Denver's neighborhoods by life expectancy -- a metric that accounts for race, infant mortality, income.
While many GOP presidential hopefuls have denounced the attacks on Planned Parenthood, some push back on liberal critics who say heated anti-abortion rhetoric played a role in the rampage.