Nicole Chesser, a certified nurse midwife, explains the birthing process to an expectant mother during a consultation at the University of Colorado College of Nursing’s Center for Midwifery on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.
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Looking for a new career after a devastating recession? The hottest jobs are in health care.
A new Colorado website will allow consumers to compare prices for a multitude of health procedures, like having babies, heart surgeries, knee replacements, cancer treatments, MRIs and mammograms.
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Want to know how much it costs to have a baby? How about replacing that blown-out knee, or clearing up your vision with laser surgery? Want to know which facility in your community charges the most – and the least?
It costs about the same amount of money for a year at Harvard as it does to treat an autistic child. Last summer, a new Colorado law took effect that shifts that high cost from parents to health insurers. Colorado Public News checks in on what it’s meant for one Aurora family.
An estimated 25% of Colorado's prison population is mentally ill, and nearly all suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction. Once they are in the system, most find themselves in a revolving door of crime, conviction and prison. But in 17 months of existence, nonviolent felons in the Arapahoe County Mental Health Court have a zero percent recidivism rate.