Wellness

Nursing students at new CU South Denver learn from a bunch of dummies

Nursing students at new CU South Denver learn from a bunch of dummies

Similar mannequins are already being unpacked University of Colorado South Denver campus, which will open Aug. 18. The satellite facility, located at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, will serve hundreds of students in fields from engineering to business. The College of Nursing will also offer classes to 36 students initially enrolled in the program there

Common language: Soldiers, vets, military members find catharsis, drama in retelling their stories

Common language: Soldiers, vets, military members find catharsis, drama in retelling their stories

“It’s really great to feel heard,” retired Marine Sergeant Jenn Calloway said. “I was afraid to talk about this stuff for so long, but sharing through this format is helping to change something deep for me.”

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

“The best thing would be if people did not travel when they were sick, but the problem is people won’t say when they’re sick.

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice

It’s the second time in two years that the influential group has recommended narrowing use of the drug, sold by MedImmune under the brand name Synagis (SIN’-uh-jis). MedImmune is fighting back with full-page newspaper ads that say the updated policy threatens “our most vulnerable babies.”

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

“I am the kind of person the Affordable Care Act was written for: older, with a pre-existing (condition) and my previous plan was being cancelled. I need it and I’m low income,” said Close, who has spent more than six months appealing her case.

Mesa County boy treated for hantavirus 

GRAND JUNCTION | Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is …

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Farrell was reassigned following an incident last month at an Atlanta lab that handles bioterrorism agents.

Agents get subsidized ‘Obamacare’ using fake IDs

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office told a House committee that its investigators were able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of 18 attempts — even after HealthCare.gov’s much maligned online system flagged some applications as problematic.

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH 

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH 

“It’s what you get when you combine aggressive promotion from for-profit companies with a vulnerable target — kids who want a quick fix and don’t care about health risk,” Tygart said in an interview. “It’s a very easy sell, unfortunately.”

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administration appeals the one adverse decision.