Most experts seem to think it’s a combination of factors -- economics, ease of access, and even that there’s just less to do in southeast Colorado.
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So far this year, the number of cases in Colorado is much higher than last year and researchers are trying to figure out why.
Hispanics are less likely to get cancer than non-Hispanic whites, but they're more susceptible to gallbladder, liver and stomach cancer. And country of origin affects cancer risk, too.
- A huge federal study was halted early when a preliminary analysis of the results found clear evidence that lowering blood pressure can slash heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and deaths.Read More
Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen is working to put the anti-overdose medication naloxone into the hands of as many heroin users as possible. But the price of the antidote has nearly doubled.
It's not just recent wildfire smoke that's caused dozens of air pollutant advisories so far this year.
Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.
Despite major improvements in the uninsured numbers, many with insurance find it's not affordable.
Boulder researchers say the illegal drug, which has been abused by recreational users, appears to have long-term benefits for those suffering from highly traumatic experiences.
Just 6.7 percent of Colorado residents remain uninsured. In 2013 that number was 14.3 percent.
- While the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says most women should get screening mammograms every two years, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds women think they should go every year.Read More
- Garbage has become an unlikely battleground in the abortion debate, as anti-abortion groups seek evidence of privacy violations in clinics' dumpsters.Read More
More than 12 organizations are pledging nearly $2 million to keep a contraception program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates going.