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2:16pm

Mon March 5, 2012
Health

Most Colorado Hospitals Report Strong Profits In 2010

Children’s Hospital Colorado has strong income, especially when donations and grants are added.
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Most Colorado hospitals reported strong profits to the federal government for 2010, as consolidation has given them clout to demand more money from insurance companies.

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2:10pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Health

‘Cooking Cardiologist’ Is On A Mission To Save Hearts

Dr. Richard Collins, also known as "The Cooking Cardiologist" teaches patients how to prepare healthy meals.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

One in three Americans die from heart disease or strokes. That amounts to 2,200 deaths every day. Colorado cardiologist Dr. Richard Collins believes a way to fight this trend is to tackle the illness before it starts, simply by teaching people how to eat better.

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9:29am

Tue February 21, 2012
Health

Medicare Online: A Frustrating Way To Find A Doctor

The government's database for finding a doctor who takes Medicare is riddled with errors.
Robert. D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

On the surface, the government’s official Medicare website looks helpful if you’re looking for a doctor. 

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7:24am

Mon February 20, 2012
Health

Two-thirds Of Colorado Doctors Refuse Or Limit Basic Medicare Patients

Dr. Barry Martin of Metro Community Provider Network treats Medicare patient Thelma McCaskell. They are in the Potomac Street Health Clinic in Aurora.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

A survey of Colorado primary care doctors found most are reluctant to take a new patient on basic Medicare, the government health insurance for people 65 and over.

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7:58am

Sun February 5, 2012
Health

Vest-style Defib Jumpstarts The Heart

Larry and Sally Wagner credit the defibrillator vest with saving his life in October, after it detected his heart had stopped beating.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

For thousands of Coloradans at serious risk for a sudden heart attack, some doctors and patients say a high-tech vest that literally jumpstarts the heart can be the difference between life and death.

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