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1:31pm

Mon March 18, 2013
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Doctors: Bench Athletes At First Concussion Sign

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:34 am

Robert Monges, a coach for James Lick High School, checks tight end Dominic Brewster for a concussion during a football game played in Morgan Hill, Calif., in 2006.
Patrick Tehan San Jose Mercury News/MCT/Landov

Figuring out whether a child who might have a concussion should stay in the game just got easier, thanks to this one-word answer from the nation's neurologists: No.

Today the American Academy of Neurology chucked 15-year-old rules that confused pretty much everybody, from parents and coaches to kids and doctors.

Instead of talking about various symptoms and concussion grades, the neurologists now say that the best offense is defense.

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1:30pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Health

No Easy Solutions For Colorado's Behavioral Health Situation

Governor John Hickenlooper wants to increase funding for mental health care in the state
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11:29am

Mon March 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

Worried Parents Balk At HPV Vaccine For Daughters

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 8:35 am

Lauren Fant winces as she receives her third and final shot of HPV vaccine from nurse Stephanie Pearson in Marietta, Ga., in 2007.
John Amis AP

More parents are worried about getting their daughters vaccinated against cervical cancer, despite more doctors saying the shots are a good idea.

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7:04am

Mon March 18, 2013
Health

Decades Of Cuts Puts Colorado In Mental Health Crisis

Coloradans in the midst of a mental health crisis often currently end up at hospital emergency rooms -- only to learn there's little treatment to be had there
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Nearly every day in Colorado, someone having a mental health crisis tries to seek help at a hospital emergency room. There’s only one problem: ER doctors are able to diagnose and treat a broken foot, but they generally don’t have the training to fix a broken mind.

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1:22am

Mon March 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

To Control Asthma, Start With The Home Instead Of The Child

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 8:36 am

Maria Texeira-Gomes holds a photo of her 5-year-old son, Matheo, who has struggled with asthma nearly all his life.
Richard Knox NPR

Nothing sends more kids to the hospital than asthma.

So when doctors at Children's Hospital in Boston noticed they kept seeing an unusually high number of asthmatic kids from certain low-income neighborhoods, they wondered if they could do something about the environment these kids were living in.

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