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March 10, 2010

Fighting Childhood Obesity with Happy Meals

The state health department announced a plan this week to fight childhood obesity on a new front, one that might be a little bit surprising. As KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney explains, it involves…Happy Meals.

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Filed under: Children & Youth,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:44 pm

March 4, 2010

Recruiting Health Care Professionals to Areas with Shortages

The state health department announced today that it’s giving doctors, nurses and other health professionals ten times as much money as it did last year to help them pay off their student loans. In return, recipients have to serve in places with inadequate health care for at least two years. As KCFR health reporter Eric Whitney explains, the big boost in funding doesn’t require any additional state tax money.

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Filed under: Education,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:45 pm

January 29, 2010

Colorado Medical Society Takes a Position on Medical Marijuana

The state’s largest doctors organization is taking a stand on marijuana. The Colorado Medical Society hasn’t had an official position on the drug since it was legalized statewide in 2001. On Thursday, that changed. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney spoke with Dr. Mark Laitos, president of the Society, about the issue.

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Filed under: Eric Whitney,Health,Interview,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:45 pm

January 22, 2010

Round-Up: Medicaid Numbers in CO on the Rise, and more

State economic forecasters expect the number of Medicaid recipients in Colorado to reach half-a-million this year. KCFR Health reporter Eric Whitney has more…The Army says human error is to blame for the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter on a Colorado mountain that killed all four Fort Campbell, KY crew members in August…and, federal and Colorado state forest managers say tree-killing beetles have infested another 500,000 acres of pines in the region.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Environment,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News,Military,Round-Up — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:35 pm

January 18, 2010

Colorado's Medical Marijuana Debate

In his last state of the state address delivered last week, Governor Bill Ritter touted his administration’s accomplishments and pledged to get the state’s economy back on track. Ritter also urged lawmakers to act quickly on the issue of medical marijuana. But where the governor sees chaos, many medical marijuana supporters see only constitutionally-protected freedom and healthy capitalism. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Filed under: Business,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:44 pm

January 7, 2010

Colorado Springs Considers Selling Memorial Hospital

Colorado Springs city officials are taking a look at potentially selling its city-owned hospital. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Filed under: Business,Colorado Springs,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:44 pm

December 10, 2009

Health Programs for the Poor

The economic downturn means Colorado’s government continues to cut the budgets of nearly every state agency. But one has grown substantially – health programs for the poor. That’s thanks in large part to 900-million dollars in assistance from the federal stimulus package. But health care providers say serving the growing number of poor remains a challenge. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Filed under: Economy,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:44 pm

November 26, 2009

Colorado's H1N1 Status

H1N1 or “swine” flu continues to decline in Colorado, and is now at the lowest level since stepped-up monitoring for the virus began in September. The state’s chief medical officer says the health care community here responded “very well” to the two-month surge in flu this fall. Dr. Ned Calonge spoke with KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney.

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Filed under: Colorado,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 7:36 am

November 12, 2009

Colorado Hospital Officials React to Health Overhaul Bill

Colorado hospital officials say the health overhaul bill passed by the House this past weekend is a good start toward reform. But there’s also parts of the bill they don’t like. At a policy summit in Denver Tuesday, the Colorado Hospital Association offered reviews of the legislation. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Filed under: Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:45 pm

November 10, 2009

H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Deal with Lower Volume

Mass vaccination clinics aimed at combating H1N1, or swine flu, have begun across Colorado. But the supply of vaccine here remains short, as it does nationwide. Far more people want the vaccine than can have it at this point. Health officials are struggling to get what vaccine they do have to people at highest risk, and asking the rest of the public to remain patient. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney went to some of the first mass vaccination clinics in the Denver metro area and has this story.

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Filed under: Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:45 pm

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