Wellness

Vote looms on hiking tobacco age to 21

DENVER  | Colorado lawmakers are set to vote on a proposal that would raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21. The House Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on the proposal on Wednesday. The bill would have to clear …

Texas makes final push for insurance enrollment

Texas makes final push for insurance enrollment

"It's the law, but I'm not interested," the 27-year-old says, explaining that she attended the presentation only because her GED teacher is making her write an essay.

Yoga by Numbers works to bring poses to the people

Yoga by Numbers works to bring poses to the people

"I was thinking about a paint-by-number kit where you don't need to be Picasso or van Gogh, you just follow what they tell you and you'll come out with something," she said. "I just wanted something that felt really accessible and doable for people.

Neighbor to neighbor: Campus staff welcome residents to explore Anschutz

Neighbor to neighbor: Campus staff welcome residents to explore Anschutz

The campus offers health care opportunities and jobs like nowhere else in the metro area, but instead of being out of reach, officials on the campus are reaching out to northwest Aurora residents so they know they’re welcome, and in some cases, needed

Study to test 'chocolate' pills for heart health

Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

People eat chocolate because they enjoy it," not because they think it's good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's ingredients minus the sugar and fat, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

Making the rounds: School clinic connecting needy students with needed health care

Making the rounds: School clinic connecting needy students with needed health care

The clinic offers routine physicals, treatment of chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes, immunizations and other basic services, all of which have a strong link to students’ academic lives

Drug access by terminally ill under review

DENVER  | Colorado is the latest state considering real-life “Dallas Buyers Club” legislation. A House committee starts work Thursday on a proposal to allow terminally ill people access to drugs that are still completing clinical trials and haven’t been approved …

Anschutz Campus beacons for nearby patients, workers and curious

Anschutz Campus beacons for nearby patients, workers and curious

“This is a real partnership. Years ago, residents in the neighborhood had the feeling we couldn't go on campus, that we were not welcome. That’s not the case any longer” — Councilwoman Sally Mournier

E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

"I think both of us have poured in probably a little over a thousand" dollars, Gallagher said of their equipment. "

Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited

Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited

Among blacks, the uninsured rate was down by 2.6 percentage points. It declined by 1 percentage point among whites. But Latinos saw a drop of just eight-tenths of a percentage point