Carol McKinley

Position: Colorado Public News

Freezing boosts in-vitro success

In-vitro fertilization babies who are conceived from frozen, rather than fresh, embryos have a remarkably better chance of survival than from the method most used in the past, according to a new...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Health

No flu shot? You may be playing ‘Russian roulette’

Influenza killed five children in Colorado last year, and sent 1,530 others to the hospital. And, overall, less than 50 percent of the state’s residents were immunized against the multiple flu...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

E-cigarette maker targets Colorado

The arrival of electronic cigarettes has raised a red flag for health officials and others who worry the activity of “vaping” nicotine will hook young people into a new addiction that could last a...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stand up or face consequences

Evidence suggests that people who sit for hours at a time have an increased potential of developing life-shortening diseases. In an era when students and professionals are increasingly hunkering...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Health

Toothaches are leading to pricey Colo. ER visits

Nineteen-year-old Vesha Gilbert’s toothache had become so unbearable, she ended up where no one wants to be: Sitting in a dentist’s chair, cringing at the thought of having her decayed back molar...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Some doctors still toting around black bag

The notion of a kindly doctor at your doorstep, black bag in hand and ready to treat your sore throat, seems as old-fashioned as a Model T. But for patients who are too sick or frail to make it to...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Do babies need to see a dentist?

Gabriel Sanchez is screaming at the top of his tiny lungs.But he’s not hurt. At 13 months old, he’s just objecting to the stranger’s hands in his mouth. He’s having his nine baby teeth brushed,...

DATE: May 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Hold that beat, vest defibrillator comes to rescue of heart patients

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

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

‘Cooking Cardiologist’ on a mission to save hearts

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...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Number of Medicaid patients on the rise

Five years of high unemployment have driven another 216,000 Coloradans into such dire straits that they qualify for Medicaid, the government health-insurance program for the poor.That jump – to a...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Cholesterol drug price expected to plummet

Many of the 1 million Coloradans with high cholesterol are about to save more than $100 a month because the price is plummeting on the world’s best-selling drug.Many of these people are spending...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Military accused of slacking on brain treatment

Two years after assuring Congress it would immediately begin researching a promising treatment for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, the military is just getting started.The tests – including...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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