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Sun April 14, 2013

Jazz In The Cafeteria: Kids Learn To Listen While They Chomp

Originally published on Sun April 14, 2013 4:44 pm

Saxophonist Harold Rapp plays during lunchtime at Alice Terry Elementary School in Sheridan, Colo.
Jenny Brundin for NPR

School lunch is often synonymous with loud noise. Studies have shown the decibel level in some cafeterias is as high as a lawn mower.

Every so often, though, students at Alice Terry Elementary School, southwest of Denver, are asked not to make any noise.

When the music teacher told students here they'd occasionally have a "silent" lunch break, this was kindergartner Alyssa Norquette's reaction: "Why do we need a silent lunch? Is it because we're too loud or something?"

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Wed April 10, 2013
Shots - Health News

Companies On The Move Look For Healthy Workers

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 7:04 am

A Denver man runs in the snow near Washington Park after a winter storm moved through town in late January.
Ed Andrieski AP

It may cost less to do business in places where there's what some people call a culture of health. And that's put Colorado, which has the lowest rates of adult obesity in the country, on the map for companies looking to relocate or expand.

Kelly Brough is making the most of it. She runs the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and she's creative about luring businesses to relocate to Colorado. She runs a "Colorado loves California" campaign, for instance.

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Tue February 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why The Hospital Wants The Pharmacist To Be Your Coach

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 7:41 am

Walgreens is one of several pharmacies that have partnered with hospitals to help manage patients after they've returned home.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

About 1 in 5 Medicare patients who leave the hospital come back within 30 days. Those return trips cost U.S. taxpayers a lot of money — more than $17 billion a year.

In October, the federal government started cracking down on hospitals, penalizing them if too many of their patients bounce back.

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Mon October 15, 2012

In Fear Of The Health Care Law

Ann Imse Colorado Public News

Voters at a recent rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney cited not just disagreement, but outright fear of the new health care law.

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Fri July 6, 2012

Wildfires on the Mind of Governor Hickenlooper

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

To be governor of Colorado right now means to think a lot about wildfires. For Governor John Hickenlooper, it also means traveling to the scene of these disasters and reviewing fire policy.

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