The use of marijuana for PTSD has gained national attention in the past few years as thousands of traumatized veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan have asked the federal government to give them access to the drug. Marijuana's active ingredient has been shown to calm the brain's fear circuits. Of course, there are drawbacks and side effects to contend with.
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The White House says the Dec. 23 midnight deadline for coverage starting Jan. 1 has been extended to accommodate people in different time zones.
The state directed millions of dollars to improve mental health services a year ago, but new programs have been delayed.
In the wake of last week's shooting at Arapahoe High School, a trauma expert who's child was a student at Columbine during the shooting in 1999 offers advice and guidance.
With Dec. 23 deadline looming, advocates fan out across the state to reach potential customers on the telephone or in public places like grocery stores and pharmacies.
Health care and wellness is already a $40 billion-a-year industry in Colorado. Economic development leaders see huge potential in that.
With demand for primary care rising, one physicians group says the state needs to proactively recruit and train more doctors in the field. But the major changes happening in health care make it hard to know just how many doctors the state needs.