Suffering from the flu? As soon as you can hold a book or tablet without your hand shaking, find a copy of Katherine Ann Porter's "Pale Horse, Pale Rider," and remember this: It could be much, much worse. And in Denver in 1918, it was.
This week's cover story, "A Hard Line," looks deeper into complaints against a Westminster charter school called the Ricardo Flores Magon Academy. One former teacher is now suing the school, claiming she was discriminated against and then fired in 2009 after she called in sick with the swine ... 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 >>
Oh, glorious flu season, that wonderful time of year when just glancing at a stranger on the bus can shock your body into shiver mode. Add the mix of holiday parties and alcohol-themed socializing to the mix -- the kind where you accidentally sip from the same wine glass as the guy who just got back ... More >>
â€‹Billy Joel and Elton John's Face 2 Face show originally scheduled for Sunday, November 22 at the Pepsi Center has been pushed back to February 22. Any tickets purchased for this Sunday's show will be valid for the rescheduled date, and refunds are available at point of purchase. The two have have ... More >>
The number of swine flu cases reported in Colorado last week fell for the third week in a row, as can be seen on this handy-dandy chart courtesy of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. But a decline in H1N1 didn't stop the department from making a handy-dandy PSA, which attemp ... 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 >>
Put this on.Having to utter the words "emergency room" is almost never good. And when the sentence also involves your kid, it's even worse. Such was the case for me recently when I took my seven-year-old kid to the ER at Rose Medical Center after the fever he'd had for two days spiked to 103 ... More >>
The virus at work.In a Tuesday blog, the Colorado Department of Health's Margaret Huffman reassured the public that the H1N1/swine-flu vaccine was safe and said concerns about it weren't dominating calls received on the state's CoHELP info line. If so, that flies in the face of a new Associat ... More >>
The virus.Plenty of parents are terrified to vaccinate their children these days, fearing side effects that are worse than what the vaccine was intended to prevent in the first place. Such concerns are magnified in the case of H1N1, aka the swine flu. After all, as noted in Joel Warner's blog ... More >>
Take a hit of this, H1N1 sufferers.Does cannabis contain the magic ingredient that will keep swine flu from sweeping the planet? A Colorado Springs company has (yes, you knew it was coming) high hopes. Cannabis Science, Inc. is announcing today that it's "made key progress with mapping out i ... More >>
Tuesday, June 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Forget the Swine Flu epidemic. The Swine Flu hypedemic is far more contagious...
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 >>
Earlier this morning I posted some musings on swine flu and eating as many hogs as I could hold. Mostly, I talked about how business was at The Berkshire -- Denver's most porkerific restaurant -- and what the restaurant's chef, Woodie Thomas, thought about pigs getting a bad rap. Soon after t ... More >>
As the swine flu scare spreads across the country, people are desperate for answers. They're looking for experts to give them direction, context and reassurance about this strange new terror gripping the globe. Turns out I'm exactly who they're looking for. Google search "swine flu" and, as of M ... More >>
Peter Boyles. As even occasional listeners to KHOW's morning-drive program understand, host Peter Boyles is capable of using virtually any current event to argue in favor of stricter immigration policies -- and the public-health emergency regarding a possible swine flu epidemic in this country prov ... More >>
This state campaign seems headed for disaster.
Denver readies itself for a bio-bomb — but is the federal program behind this exercise a dud?
The unexpected positions of the Weird Lovemakers.