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9:20am

Thu July 28, 2011
Health Care

Colorado Lawmakers Agree: Health Care Still Top Focus

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Eight Colorado legislators from both major parties agreed on one thing at the Colorado Health Symposium Wednesday – health care is costing their constituents a fortune, and they do need to do something about it.

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6:00am

Mon July 25, 2011
Health and Environment

New Study Affirms Colorado’s Poorest Populations Die Younger

Residents participate in organized daily exercises at a retirement community. A new study shows a direct correlation between wealth and longevity in Colorado.
Flip Schulke/The National Archives

Colorado’s lowest life expectancies often occur in the counties with the highest poverty rates, according to a recent study by the University of Washington and U.S. Census data.

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6:00am

Mon July 11, 2011
Kids Health

With Child Hunger on the rise, Summer Lunch Programs Ramp Up

Jesus Lazano collects chocolate milk as part of his free lunch from the Lunchbox Express bus in Englewood.
Photo by Chris Swain, Colorado Public News

According to the Colorado Children’s Campaign – child poverty has risen so sharply that 20% of the state’s children don’t know if they will get regular meals.

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6:00am

Sat July 2, 2011
Health Care

Expected Tighter Spending on Health Care is Driving Hospitals to Partnerships

Bruce Schroffel, president of the University of Colorado Hospital, is looking to expand the new health care network that UCH is forming with Poudre Valley Health System.
Photo courtesy of University of Colorado Hospital.

The Aurora-based University of Colorado Hospital will look to expand its network in other parts of the state after it nails down its just-announced deal in northern Colorado.

To the south, Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs hopes to expand its network beyond the state’s second largest city, if it can modify its limitations as a city-owned facility.

Those are just two of the ways in which Colorado hospitals are dealing with massive changes in the health care industry.

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4:47am

Tue June 28, 2011
Healthcare

Shortage of Family Doctors in Colorado Intensifies

Primary care physician Dr. Ozzie Grenardo travels from Parker to Rocky Ford and Ordway once a week to see patients in southeastern Colorado, where family doctors are scarce.
Carol McKinley, Colorado Public News

Colorado doesn’t have enough primary care physicians. And the shortage is expected to worsen in coming years.

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