In 2011, a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe grown at Colorado's Jensen Farms caused 33 deaths and 147 hospitalizations. Now, the better part of three years later, Jensen Farm operators Eric and Ryan Jensen have been sentenced to five years' probation and six-months home detention following th ... More >>
As you know, real marijuana is now legal for 21-and-over adults in Colorado, at least in small amounts. But smokable "synthetic marijuana" remains illegal -- and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows why. In August, use of synthetic marijuana was linked to 221 ... More >>
If there's area of life in which teenagers excel, it's mobile technology. But they may not be as adept at navigating the thorny world of sex, which includes talking with parents, using contraceptives and making responsible decisions regarding sexual health. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains ... More >>
In a blog post written several months after a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe grown at Colorado's Jensen Farms caused 33 deaths and 147 hospitalizations, attorney Bill Marler, who represents 46 families in the case, wrote that criminal indictments after such incidents are as "rare as hen ... More >>
Our post about the killing of two Colorado Springs kids, allegedly by Ethan Courrau, described by his mother as bipolar, noted that the fatal weapon was a knife. This fact caused our commenters to morph into a lively gun-related debate. Here's a prime example.
Colorado ranked lowest on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2012 obesity rate study, but don't grab for the funnel cakes in celebration just yet: Over the past fifteen years, the obesity rate has doubled or almost doubled in 38 states, and even Colorado's has increased substantially. ... More >>
Those summer bike rides to the local farmers' market have apparently paid off. Once again, Colorado ranks lowest on the state-by-state adult obesity rate analysis conducted by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Maybe it's because there are so many appealing outd ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about a study showing no link between medical marijuana legalization and teen pot use. The co-author of that study, University of Colorado Denver professor Daniel Rees, sees the findings as directly contradicting attempts to link MMJ and marijuana usage among young people tha ... More >>
At this writing, the second-most-viewed item on the Boulder Daily Camera website is a letter to the editor -- but not just any letter. The missive, published under the heading "Gays are a Threat to Public Health," has had an explosive impact on readers, coming at the outset of a special session insp ... More >>
When you think of healthy restaurants in Denver, one of the healthiest cities in the country, a couple of spots whose menus are rife with the terms "organic," "sustainable" and "local" come to mind: WaterCourse Foods and Root Down, for example. You won't find them on Healthy Dining Finder -- ... More >>
Last week, No On 300 announced the release of the first television spot focusing on the Denver Paid Sick Leave Initiative. The video stars Mayor Michael Hancock and directs attention to the toll the ordinance could have on the city's budget. In contrast, the clip from pro-300 Campaign For a H ... More >>
U.S. Representative Diana DeGette didn't just fall off the turnip truck. She's been concerned about food safety throughout her tenure in Congress, and yesterday, she and California Representative Henry Waxman sent a letter demanding a full investigation into the listeria contamination that's already ... More >>
If you've ever wondered how Colorado knows, say, that its youth are more likely to smoke on school campuses than the average U.S. student, the answer is that it asks them. Every other year since 1991, the Center for Disease Control has administered the Youth Risk Behavior Survey at a national level ... More >>
Beware the killer cantaloupes! It sounds like a horror-flick spoof, but for Jensen Farms in Holly, it's all too real. In September, the Colorado farm recalled all of its potential globes of death, approximately 300,000 cases. Nonetheless, the case of the listeria-carrying melons already ranks as the ... More >>
Is there really a good way to tell someone you may have given them an STD? Maybe not, but there are certainly some ways that are less embarrassing and/or horrifying than others. Sending an e-card isn't one of them, according to a recent study conducted at the Denver Metro Health Clinic.
Facebook is starting to make me itch, what with its infestation of high heels and sneaker spam, not to mention the scantily clad women advertising scattered-ass to and fro across the home page. Rather than your favorite social media hangout, it's turning into the easiest place to catch a digi ... More >>
This morning, Peter Boyles spent part of his KHOW morning show wondering if we should be taking potassium iodide to protect ourselves against radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. And at this writing, the main story on the CBS4 home page asks, "Could Japan's Radi ... More >>
FlickrThe folks at the Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition wants you to get a flu shot -- and to encourage people to volunteer for jabbing, they've created the "Enough is Enough" contest, with those who upload photos of themselves being injected to a Facebook page automatically eligible to ... More >>
Sergei Berenjoi.On Saturday, Sergei Berejnoi was apparently upset that he arrived late at his DIA gate. So he allegedly said there was a bomb in his already checked luggage -- and was promptly busted. Of course, we've come to expect this kind of lunacy from passengers who land in Colorado. He ... More >>
Cold and flu season has arrived, and while there are vaccines and a multitude of drugs out there that will be used to combat these illnesses, doctors remain constant on one remedy: chicken soup. According to WebMD, doctors prefer milder, natural alternatives to treat cold and flu cases, with ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe Air Force Academy has punched swine flu in the snout. We've all been told that the H1N1 virus, aka swine flu, is no longer contagious 24 hours after a person's fever has broken. But hold up a minute. A new study overseen by Air Force Academy doctor Catherine Witkop and publi ... More >>
Lori MidsonIn the midst of all this swine flu hysteria, there's just one thing to do: Eat more pork! The H1N1 influenza outbreak is not transmitted in any way, shape or form by anything with a snout, curly tail or hooves, as Jason Sheehan reported last week. And if you don't believe him, just ask th ... More >>
A Flickr photo"Ah-choo!" My wife has a cold -- a regular, standard, garden-variety cold. No fever. No blinding headaches. No agonizing joint pain. A cold. The kind that causes sneezing. And this Saturday, as we watched two very long baseball games starring our nephew in conditions that ranged from ... More >>
Seriously, people? You're getting weird about eating pork now? I understand that all this talk about the swine flu is freaky. I realize that we're kinda on the edge of a panic now, and that the Centers for Disease Control have just announced that a worldwide pandemic is imminent. I get that we ... More >>
Andrew Speaker, Denver's accidental tourist, has some sense of timing. Speaker, the focus of our last international health-scare when he went on the lam, and in the air, after being diagnosed with tuberculosis and warned not to fly, this week filed suit against the Centers for Disease Control for ... More >>
The nifty ads are hard not to notice, boldly proclaiming: The Cigarette is Dead. They've popped up alongside buildings, buses and billboards, directing people to www.QuitDoingIt.com, where smokers can find tools to help them quit. Commissioned by the State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnershi ... More >>
This state campaign seems headed for disaster.
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A HEPATITIS C SUFFERER FORMS A SUPPORT GROUP THROUGH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.
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