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Your constitutional right to abortion could end next June

For almost 50 years — since the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade — abortion has been a constitutional right in this...

HIV/AIDS vaccine: Why don’t we have one after 37 years, when...

"HIV/AIDS vaccine: Why don’t we have one after 37 years, when we have several for COVID-19 after a few months?" originally appeared at The...

Ketamine bill restricting use by first responders advances in Colorado Legislature

During last summer's widespread demonstrations for racial justice, one name that protesters chanted among those of Black people killed by police became a rallying...

Mental health exam mandates back on the table after 2020 bill...

Last year, soon after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Jared Polis warned legislators he'd veto future bills requiring health insurance companies to...

Riding herd on mental health in Colorado ranching country

"Riding herd on mental health in Colorado ranching country" first appeared at khn.org. (Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is in a crisis,...

Federal probe of drug middlemen urged

"Federal probe of drug middlemen urged," first appeared in the Ohio Capital Journal. After years of accusations in Ohio and elsewhere, a bipartisan group in...

Pandemic forces cohousing communities to examine shared values and relationships

How do communities with dozens of members decide what to do during a public health crisis when members have varying tolerance for risk and...

Democratic lawmakers amend major health care bill, remove public option provisions

State lawmakers on a House committee approved a major rewrite Tuesday of one of the most controversial bills of the 2021 legislative session. Originally, House...

Colorado’s 2-1-1 hotline would ramp up mental health, substance use referrals...

By dialing 2-1-1, Coloradans can get connected with food assistance, emergency shelter services, COVID-19 testing sites and more. Now, some state legislators want call...

Behavioral Health Administration forming amid rising suicides, overdose deaths

Colorado spends more than a billion dollars a year on mental health and substance use care, but many of those who need help have...

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