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One Organ, Two Lives Saved

August 4, 2016

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LOS ANGELES, UCLA Medical Center – There’s a photo of Denverite Paula Severseike standing on top of a 14,000-foot mountain for her 50th birthday, a sweeping view of green, brown and blue in the background as the courageous climber’s hands are raised in the air, poised in victory. It’s a special picture for anyone to […]

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A College Perspective on Obesity

November 7, 2015

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DENVER— The movie “Fast Food Nation” (’06) and “Super Size Me” (’04) has one thing common — obesity. Obesity is a complex condition containing an unnecessary amount of body fat with a high-body mass index (BMI). According to the website ProCon.org, the United States is the second most obese developed country in the world. A report in […]

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Sweet Tooth Anyone?

May 8, 2015

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DENVER — Sweet tooth anyone? One of the widely popular tastes among children and adults is sugar. “Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages are the primary source of added sugars in Americans’ diets,” says World Health Organization’s Olivia Lawe Davies. “A single can of sugar-sweetened soda contains up to 40 grams (around 10 teaspoons) of […]

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Denver Hospitals Taking Precautionary Measures Against Ebola

December 1, 2014

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DENVER – Several Denver hospitals have jumped on the preparedness bandwagon are taking necessary precautionary measures to combat the Ebola virus should any cases arise in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has designated three hospitals to treat any patients displaying Ebola symptoms: Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital and […]

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Auraria bans the use of electronic cigarettes

March 18, 2014

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Auraria bans the use of electronic cigarettes

DENVER, Auraria Campus — Auraria officials banned the use of electronic cigarettes indoors on Feb. 26, making e-cigs and vaporizers illegal in or within 25-feet of any building on campus. This move was prompted by complaints of students smoking marijuana concentrates in the e-cigarettes during school, because the vaporizers make it odor and smokeless. However, […]

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State Mandate Threatens Health Care Worker’s Jobs

February 6, 2014

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State Mandate Threatens Health Care Worker’s Jobs

DENVER– In early 2012, a mandate was passed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requiring all medical employees to be vaccinated for influenza. The intent of this mandate is to bring up influenza vaccination rates among medical employees as close to 100-percent as possible. CDPHE says, “The rule [mandated influenza vaccination] applies […]

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Taekwondo at Auraria Campus

November 19, 2013

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DENVER, Auraria campus —  Nearly 50 years ago, Taekwondo- a form of Martial Arts, grappled its way onto the Auraria campus. Master of Taekwondo, Bill Pottle, a 6th Dan black belt, has dedicated his life to teaching others the gift of self-defense on Auraria for 10 years. Auraria campus provides students with the opportunity to […]

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ObamaCare slashing hours and forcing double employment

November 6, 2013

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DENVER, Auraria Campus — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010 to reform the health care industry by President Barack Obama. This is widely known as ObamaCare. Everyone has objections towards ObamaCare, but not many actually know what ObamaCare’s goal is for the U.S. ObamaCare’s goal is […]

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Struggle for Senior Citizens

October 31, 2013

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DENVER-Citizens work every day in hopes of retiring and spending their “golden years” traveling or relaxing. In today’s society senior citizens are struggling to get by, and have to work as they get older.  Many seniors are having a tough time living comfortably and freely as they age. Most people have the belief that when […]

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Electronic cigarettes, a healthier new alternative to quit smoking?

April 24, 2013

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The first time people saw electronic cigarettes they probably thought they were a joke or a marketing scheme. However, for today’s cigarette smokers, it is a new alternative to help people with the challenge to quit smoking. The biggest question for smokers is, “are they a healthier and cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes?” Creators and […]

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