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Colorado losing facilities to treat mental illness
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DENVER — School shootings are something most say they hope to never see again. However, it’s a nightmare that seems to be stuck on repeat. Columbine, Sandy Hook and now Florida are just a few of the school shootings perpetrated by gunmen with histories of mental illness. Heidi Baskfield is among the many health professionals […]

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New app tracks flu, other sicknesses by ZIP code
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DENVER — A mobile app and website called Doctors Report Illness Tracker shows users how prevalent a sickness is in a certain ZIP code. It tracks 15 illnesses with information from the past week. That information comes from diagnosis codes used at nearly 1 million doctors’ offices across the country. The information then allows users […]

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Jefferson County is temporarily closing a few public spaces — including parts of trails and climbing routes — to protect several animal species
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In an annual effort to protect several animal species, including nesting raptors and calving elk, Jefferson County Open Space rangers temporarily closed three public spaces — including parts of trails and climbing routes — this month. Two more areas will temporarily close March 1. Visitor services manager Mary Ann Bonnell said the closures affect only […]

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‘We’re survivors’: Models hit the runway to raise awareness for heart disease
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DENVER — A sea of red filled Denver’s Wellshire Event Center Saturday afternoon as models hit the runway donning red shirts, dresses, pants and shoes. But these weren’t professional models; instead, women with a close connection to heart disease. That includes Saundra Beaird, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while sitting at her office desk eight […]

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10-year-old released from hospital after fighting the flu
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AURORA, Colo. – “A walking miracle,” that’s what one Aurora family now calls their 10-year-old daughter. FOX31 first shared the story of Keyona Richardson when she was on life support after complications with the flu and pneumonia. Now, she’s home, happy and healthy. On February 1, Richardson was diagnosed with both the flu and pneumonia. […]

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White House wants to deliver food to the poor, Blue Apron-style, in place of some food stamps
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WASHINGTON — Think of it as Blue Apron for food stamp recipients. That’s how Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described the Trump administration’s proposal to replace nearly half of poor Americans’ monthly cash benefits with a box of food. It would affect households that receive at least $90 a month in food stamps, or roughly 38 […]

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Working out more? Here are some ways to get the protein your body needs — without the meat
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I made an ambitious goal this new year — arguably too ambitious (if you ask my mother). I joined the Run the Year challenge. That means I’m aiming to run 2,018 miles in 2018. Considering that my runs typically tap out at two miles, this is a sizeable jump in mileage, which is worrisome for […]

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