Position: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado’s new trash problem: Vape pods

Kristen Lewis keeps a brown cardboard box in her office at Boulder High School. It’s filled with vape pens like JUULs, the leading brand of e-cigarettes, dozens of the pods that carry nicotine...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What’s more dangerous: Skiing or hiking?

Denverite Kacie Peters and her family, like many in the Mile High City, frequently head to the hills. It’s an outdoor state after all, with a serious love of the lifestyle. But as the mother of a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ever have an unexpectedly costly medical bill? State lawmakers want to prevent that

Lawmakers are introducing a bipartisan measure to protect patients from surprise medical bills. They propose new legislation that would end the practice of what’s called “balance billing,” which...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ahead of action by FDA, Juul pulls flavors and social media

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs will stop some selling some sweet flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores and quit promotion via social media. The statement from CEO Kevin Burns said that as the...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

With teen vaping exploding, Colorado’s QuitLine will now help users as young as 12

When smokers dial (800) QUIT-NOW, they can work with a coach, over the phone, to understand triggers, manage cravings and grapple with relapse. The eligibility age for the Colorado QuitLine was 15....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Western wildfires keep burning, air quality gets worse, and health warnings grow

As Western wildfires continue to burn, the health impact of all that smoke is a growing concern – especially with smoke advisories becoming as regular as a weather report. The number of large fires...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A surge in meth use in Colorado complicates opioid recovery

Huddled at a computer screen at the Denver Recovery Group, counselor Melissa McConnell looks at the latest urinalysis results for her client, Sara Florence. Last fall, it lit up like a Christmas...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Want To Tackle A Pro 14er Like Capitol? Just Remember, ‘YouTube Is Not Your Mentor’

Colorado’s celebrated 14ers, the 58 notable peaks that stand more than 14,000 feet tall, claimed a record 10 lives in 2017. Mountain safety experts say a combination of factors explain that death...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado campaign seeks to squelch addiction shame

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s $1.8 million Lift the Label campaign is all about challenging the perceptions of people with opioid addiction and encouraging them to get help. The campaign leverages a...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

By changing approach to pain, hospitals can cut into opioid epidemic

One of the most common reasons for finding yourself in the emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or a Tylenol. If that wasn’t effective, the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coloradans sign up for health care in growing numbers

From the day President Donald Trump took office a year ago, he’s sharply criticized the Affordable Care Act as “a complete and total disaster.” But the Republican drive to “repeal and replace” the...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aid in dying group releases early numbers on life-ending prescriptions for 2017

An advocacy group estimates that about 50 terminally ill adults in Colorado requested life-ending prescriptions this year, the first year doctors could assist patients under the state’s Aid in...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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