Wellness

Doctors to parents: Start reading to kids early

The academy wants pediatricians to spread the message to parents of young children and to provide books to needy families.

Tobacco use still high in college ball, off field

Tobacco use still high in college ball, off field

“I enjoy the taste. It’s not like I’m addicted to it,” Sborz said.

Food safety a new frontier for legal pot

Food safety a new frontier for legal pot

The thriving edible marijuana industry In Colorado is preparing for new testing requirements — due to take in effect in October — to make sure the products are safe to eat and drink.

Specialists’ advice about concussions and sports

Safety gear is crucial for contact sports but there is no concussion-proof helmet.

New tests for helmets proposed in concussion fight

New tests for helmets proposed in concussion fight

“We’re plowing new ground here,” Mike Oliver, executive director of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, told The Associated Press.

Electronic cigarettes makers under fire in Senate

“The last thing anyone should want to do is encourage young people to start using a new nicotine delivery product,” Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said as he opened a hearing on the battery-powered devices and worries that e-cigarette makers aim to tempt young people to take up something that could prove addictive.

Lawmaker calls for over-the-counter access to pill

Udall aired an ad this week accusing Gardner of wanting to ban birth control because he backed a measure to give legal rights to fertilized eggs.

Children's Hospital prom offers patients a teenage rite of passage

Children’s Hospital prom offers patients a teenage rite of passage

DENVER | Children’s Hospital Colorado held its eighth annual prom for patients June 13, treating teens who may have missed their own high school proms to their own annual rite of passage. “A lot of our patients aren’t able to …

West Nile found in mosquitoes earlier than usual

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Thursday the virus has been found in mosquitoes in Adams, Boulder, Delta, Mesa and Weld counties.

Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances

“It’s a great honor,” Rajaram said.