Further coverage from Colorado Public News. CPN focuses on uncovering significant information not being reported by anyone else in Colorado.
Dentists are warning pregnant women to take care of their teeth, for the sake of their babies.
Colorado is promoting its relatively healthy residents to lure new businesses to the state, arguing that able-bodied people are more productive and may cost less to insure.
Rita Beam was a young nurse working in the mother-baby unit at Denver's Rose Medical Center three decades ago when she noticed a disturbing disparity, which would forever define her career.
Colorado hospitals charge their highest prices to the poorest, uninsured patients. That practice is now likely to end by late summer.
Most Colorado hospitals reported strong profits to the federal government for 2010, as consolidation has given them clout to demand more money from insurance companies.