Colorado Public News

12:23pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Health

44% Of Coloradans Use ER For Non-Emergencies

Stephen Swofford

A survey of 10,000 Coloradans has found that 44 percent of visits to the emergency room are for ailments that could be treated by a regular doctor.

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6:49am

Wed October 24, 2012
Health

Salt: The Tasty Killer

Lain Watson Flickr - Creative Commons
  • Carol McKinley reports for Colorado Public News

Not many people would pour a teaspoon of salt over their plates at dinner. Yet with so much hidden salt in processed foods, that’s what most Coloradans are eating.

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7:38am

Sun October 7, 2012
Health

Few Colorado Businesses Use Health Insurance Tax Credit

John Crandall, owner of the Old Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs, advises customer Gayle Allen. Crandall found taking the tax credit for health insurance for his employees easy, but he’s in the minority among other business owners across Colorado.
Ann Imse Colorado Public News
  • Carol McKinley reports for Colorado Public News

When small-business owner John Crandall learned two years ago that his Colorado Springs bike shop qualified for a new health care tax credit, he jumped to take advantage of it.

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5:00am

Mon October 1, 2012
Health

Inflated Drug Prices Widespread In Colorado

range for the generic drug Plavix, a widely-used blood thinner, ranges from $19.35 to as much as $175 per prescription in Colorado pharmacies.
Cara DeGette Colorado Public News

A Colorado Public News survey of cash prescription prices across Colorado has found consumers may be overpaying, as some drug prices turned out to be 30 to 35 times wholesale cost.

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7:02am

Mon September 10, 2012
Health

Colorado Lives Depend On Volunteers With Varied Training

The Deputy Chief's fire helmet sits outside of Station 1 of the Clear Creek Fire Authority in Dumont, Colo. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2012
Tristan Spinski Colorado Public News
  • Carol McKinley reporting for Colorado Public News

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