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Posted: Dec 15, 2017
Cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction are two treatments for chronic low back pain that are more cost-effective than usual care alone, according to a study in the journal Spine.
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
Patients often can't help but wonder what doctors and nurses are doing while they're sedated. Some suspect trash talking. Others are wary of racially charged comments. On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors'... Read More
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
Crisis Text Line is upending the suicide hotline, modernizing it for today’s teenagers, one text at a time.
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
My diagnosis won’t keep me away from the city streets and the sweet energy that’s found there, even if someday I “walk” by dint of wheels.
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
People who buy health insurance on their own in Colorado have until the end of the day Friday to buy a plan if they want coverage to kick in Jan. 1. But, unlike in states that use the federal health insurance exchange, Coloradans will have a little longer to buy coverage if they... Read More
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can cause infertility, is on the rise in metro Denver, and many of the new cases are showing stubborn resistance to the traditional antibiotic treatment. Since 2012, gonorrhea cases and rates have roughly doubled in... Read More
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
A pharmacy services unit of the Denver-based dialysis provider DaVita Inc. will pay $63.7 million to resolve allegations it improperly billed federal health care programs and paid illegal financial inducements to patients, the U.S. Department of Justice reported Thursday. The... Read More
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
In the past couple years, the number of homeless deaths soared. In the first five years studied, the highest yearly count was 56. That was in 2012. But 2015 and 2016 both saw 80 deaths.
Posted: Dec 14, 2017
The issue of fluoridating water has come up repeatedly in Portland, the largest U.S. city without fluoride in its water. While small amounts of fluoride prevent cavities, excessive amounts do carry health risks.

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