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Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades
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For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV. The strain is a part of the Group M version of HIV-1, the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the research along with the University […]

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Earth Treks’ parent company buys Movement climbing gyms, combining memberships
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Hey climbers, you may want to come back down to the ground for this. Englewood-based El Cap, the parent company of Earth Treks, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Colorado’s Movement Climbing + Fitness, meaning a member of either gym will have access to both companies’ combined five gyms across Colorado starting Nov. 11. Outside […]

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Weight-loss surgery for teens gaining support in medical community
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DENVER — Weight-loss surgery for kids may sound controversial to some, but the American Academy of Pediatrics is now suggesting that it be considered a safe option for severely obese kids and that insurance companies should cover it. “This really liberates us to expand our resources to support them,” said Dr. Michael Snyder, the medical […]

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Estes Park may buy a mountain to save two climbing areas
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By Avery Martinez, Estes Park Trail-Gazette The Thumb and Needle, climbing areas on Prospect Mountain, could be opened to the public if the Town of Estes Park purchases a property that Travis Machalek, the town administrator, called the Thumb Open Space. However, there is a possibility that if the town does not purchase the land, access to […]

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More than 100 vegetable products recalled for listeria concerns
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WASHINGTON — The Mann Packaging Co. is voluntarily recalling more than 100 vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada for possible listeria contamination. The recall is in response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for a potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes. The packages have a […]

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Once fringe, “uphill skiing” is now one of the fastest-growing winter sports
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By Rachel Walker, Special To The Washington Post It’s mid-February in Snowmass and I awaken to dream conditions: billowing clouds and freezing temperatures dropping piles of fresh powder on the slopes. In record time, my husband and sons wolf down breakfast so they can get in line for the first chairlift of the day. I, meanwhile, don […]

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Denver Broncos team up for Monday blood drive
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HIGHLANDS RANCH — To help make up for some canceled blood drives last week, the Denver Broncos are teaming up with Vitalant on Monday. Last week’s snowstorm forced 12 blood drive cancellations at Vitalant’s locations (formerly Bonfills Blood Center). The blood center now has to make up for more than 300 units of blood. Monday’s […]

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