In 1971, 34-year-old Sue Miller had a great modeling career, a husband and three children -- and breast cancer. While shopping for a prosthetic, Miller was asked if she would model for a fashion show. Angry at first, she decided to take the job, and found other cancer survivors to join her on the r ... More >>
Should Medicaid payments for circumcision be cut off in Colorado? That's the argument of The Whole Network, a national organization that's encouraging its members to contact Colorado legislators who might be thinking about reinstating such funding. A network spokeswoman says the fight has taken pla ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Saving Jackson," follows the staggering array of medical challenges faced in his first year of life by Jackson Holbrook, a baby born with a serious heart defect. It's a journey most families will never have to contemplate, but one that's more common than you might think: Co ... More >>
Spirited Awasteland // Desperate Living
The Colorado Supreme Court has declined to hear a case in which Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives argued that it couldn't be held liable for the deaths of two unborn babies at one of its hospitals because fetuses are not people. The case was the focus of our recent cover story "The Meaning ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Meaning of Life," tells the story behind a seemingly contradictory legal argument being made by Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives: that a fetus is not a person. The court case in which it asserts that claim has now been appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court. ... More >>
Although Kristen Parker, the surgical tech who infected dozens of Rose Medical Center patients with the hepatitis C virus in 2008 and 2009, is now serving a thirty-year prison sentence, the fallout from her crimes continues to keep a scrum of attorneys busy. In recent court filings in a patient laws ... More >>
Mary Chadwick identifies days almost exclusively by number now. As in, Day 13 was when her daughter, Laura Triem, who was hit by a light rail downtown on November 4, woke up from her coma. Those thirteen days felt like months to Chadwick, and she thinks she's aged fifty years, but at least her daugh ... More >>
Next month, Alicia Vargo, the proprietress of Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie in Englewood, will open a new outpost of her much-lauded house of bras and panties with an unlikely address and a noble cause. The boutique, to be called Pampered Passions Care Wear, will cater to the needs of women who've ... More >>
Big pic below.We've been following the progress of Larry Shurtleff, who was finally able to undergo facial reconstruction surgery after being deemed cancer-free -- a diagnosis he largely credits to Phoenix Tears, a cannabis oil treatment. This weekend, he left Porter Hospital to continue his ... More >>
Larry Shurtleff.Update:Larry Shurtleff's facial reconstruction surgery -- a procedure that couldn't go forward until he was deemed cancer-free -- was a success, reports Timothy Tipton, his medical marijuana caretaker. An indication that doctors encountered fewer problems than anticipated: Th ... More >>
Flickr A week from today, Colorado is cutting -- pun intended -- Medicaid funding for circumcisions. According to the Associated Press, the state will join seventeen others in making the cost-saving move, which will likely please circumcision opponents, such as Paul Russo, the subject of a 19 ... More >>
Large photos below.Face lifts get a bad rap thanks to people like Kenny Rogers, who regularly appears on lists of horrific, shield-your-eyes worst plastic surgery disasters. But KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles emerged from the process as an extremely satisfied booster of the procedure. "I r ... More >>
I am not a dieter. I am not equipped with the willpower required to say no to delicious morsels like pork belly buns or triple creme brie or basically anything that's battered and fried. Likewise, I'm never going to forgo a particularly good bread basket; in fact, I'm going to slather that s ... More >>
Street treatment following an amputation in Port-au-Prince. Photo from despardes.comJust a few hours after touching down in Denver, after a week of performing emergency amputations in a makeshift operating room in Port-au-Prince, local surgeon Scott Burke was trying to catch up on his sleep a ... More >>
Update: Just received word from Live Nation that the entire show/tour has been postponed. No word on when it will be rescheduled, but tickets will be honored. Bad news if you had your heart set on being deafened by this wall of amps in a few weeks. The American Carnage tour, due at Magness A ... More >>
Tuesday, July 21, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
View Larger Map The Denver Police Department is investigating shootings at 12565 E. Albrook Drive, in an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Officers arrived at the scene around 1 a.m. to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds; on ... More >>
Saturday, June 6, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Chop, chop. Who isn't jumping on the Twitter bandwagon? Last week, we told you about the Boulder Police Department's new Twitter feed. Now, Channel 4 is boasting about Dr. Dave Hnida, the station's medical expert, Twittering the gallbladder surgery of a seven-year-old girl. This gimmick, which can ... More >>
Dr. Marc Philippon. Yesterday, baseball fans read plenty about Dr. Marc Philippon. He's the Vail-based hip expert who recently examined Yankees slugger (and admitted steroid user) Alex Rodriguez, determining that he's not only got a bizarre cyst -- wonder how that popped up? -- but also a torn labr ... More >>
The Battle of the Corporate Bands is all business.
Taking a whack at circumcision.
Maxfund Wellness Clinic
The Long Road (Roadrunner)
Post-Labor Day Pains
September 4, 2003
A boy's death gives snowboarder Chris Klug a second chance at life and the Olympics.
This book's a killer!
In Jefferson County, vasectomies are quick, cheap and cool.
No matter who wins a medical malpractice case, the verdict cuts both ways.
Dr. Stanley Biber has made 3,500 women--and 300 men.
BIGer isn't always better. Just ask Glen Rains.
Two guys take personal growth to the extreme in a quest to bring foreskins to the fore.
It's the most precious fluid on Earth -- and the most feared. Will your next transfusion be a stranger's blood or a solution called Optro?
A FAMILIAR INMATE LANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF YET ANOTHER PRISON SPAT.
TRANSPLANT CENTERS' BLOODY BATTLE OVER WHO GETS WHAT--AND FROM WHERE.
DOCTORS CLANDESTINELY OPERATED ON A COLLEAGUE. GUESS WHO GOT FIRED.
A COMPARISON OF TWO HOSPITAL BILLS SHOWS HOW COST-SHIFTING CAN KNEECAP CUSTOMERS.
ONE FAMILY LEARNS THE HARD LESSONS OF THE "NEW" HEALTH CARE.