In a pilot program, doctors at emergency facilities are experimenting to see if they can reduce opioid prescriptions.
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“Opioids ought to be drugs of last resort, not drugs of first choice,” one expert says.
Eight patient care areas of the hospital showed cleanliness problems including dirty floors and kitchens.
The late Gretchen Josephson had Down Syndrome and eventually developed Alzheimer's Disease. Her family recently donated her brain to the University of Colorado School of Medicine so researchers can study the link between the two conditions.
Former House Majority Leader Amy Stephens sponsored the bill that created Colorado's health exchange.
Each week in Boulder, people who hear voices get together. Hearing voices isn't rare, and doesn't necessarily signal severe psychosis.
In Colorado, the number of teens taking their own lives has increased dramatically in recent years, nearly doubling between 2006 and 2016.
Roger Pielke, who directs CU’s Sports Governance Center, has published an analysis of the numbers and whether health risks and concussions are driving the trend.
There is no legal requirement for proof of ID to purchase the drug, but 56 percent of Colorado pharmacies asked for it.
In Colorado, the number of seniors who hold medical marijuana cards has been slowly rising.
In his monthly conversation with Colorado Matters John Hickenlooper also spoke about immigration and the state's effort to land a new Amazon headquarters.
Colorado's insured rate remains steady in 2017 at 93 percent.
As they prepare for an international tournament, women discover an athletic fountain of youth at the ballpark.
In a record-breaking year, 912 people in Colorado died from overdoses in 2016. Of those, 300 died from an opioid overdose and heroin claimed another 228 lives.