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Thu March 21, 2013

Colorado Adults Are Still Fit And Healthy, But What About The Children?

Todd Lappin Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado is continually heralded at the fittest state in the country – but behind that ranking stand a host of health measures that paint a different picture, placing the state mid-pack or worse in things such as infant mortality and binge drinking.

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Sun March 10, 2013
Gun Debate

In Colorado, Gun Violence Is Disproportionately Personal

Bill Bradford Flickr - Creative Commons

In the 12 years between Colorado’s worst mass shootings at Aurora and Columbine, Coloradans used guns to kill themselves about four times more frequently than they used them to kill each other.

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Mon February 18, 2013
Series: Losing Ground

Proposal At The Capitol To Create Commision On Racial And Ethnic Inequality

Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Denver and Rep. Angela Williams, D-Thorton, plan to introduce a measure which would create a commission to take a detailed look at specific areas where racial and ethnic minorities lag in Colorado
Joe Mahoney The I-News Network

Two Colorado lawmakers plan to push for a comprehensive examination of racial and ethnic inequality in the state as a precursor to future legislation aimed at closing some of the gaps that separate Latinos and African-Americans from whites.

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Tue February 12, 2013

Despite Strides, Dental Care Eludes Many Medicade-Eligible Youth

Torrie Smith, 3, left, holds an apple at their home in Denver on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Torrie's parents talked about their experience getting dental treatment through Medicaid for Torrie after she fell and broke four front teeth.
Joe Mahoney I-News

When she was 3, Torrie Smith tripped on an uneven sidewalk, fell face down onto some steps and broke four front teeth.

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Mon February 4, 2013

Confronting Challenges And Fairness In Minority Health

Dr. Carolyn Chen, a physician at Clinica Family Health Services in Adams County, Colo., examines six-month-old Isaac Cabanas-Saucedo as his mother, Sandra Saucedo, holds him
Joe Mahoney The iNews Network

Among the hurdles to attacking disparities in health between ethnic and racial minorities and whites is the confounding reality that some inequities have so far defied explanation and the differing views on what constitutes “fairness.”

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