The Denver MS bike ride this weekend
AURORA, Colo. (June 25, 2010) - On an early and damp Fort Collins morning last June I couldn't help notice my butt was feeling sore - evidence that for this MS bike ride I hadn't trained as diligently as I did in years past.
The urgency of health care reform
AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 20, 2010) - People are understandably confused by the complexity of the health care reform bills which have passed the House and Senate.
Too much health care vs. too little
AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2009) - Colorado citizens may wonder about new cancer prevention guidelines mixed in with efforts by Congress to reform American health care.
Colorado prepares its teachers
DENVER (Dec. 3, 2009) - As states compete for federal Race to the Top funding, by at least one measure Colorado leads the pack.
Health Care in London
AURORA, Colo. (September 9, 2009) - I was in London four weeks ago when around 11 p.m., I felt a sharp pain. I feel for a point on my body - a third of the distance from the right hip bone to the belly button.
Designing a useful teacher identifier
DENVER (August 12, 2009) - At a speech in Vail last June, Gov. Bill Ritter outlined the straightforward goal for the teacher identifier enacted by the Legislature this year.
Wal-Mart redefines “green business”
DENVER (July 24, 2009) - Last week Wal-Mart’s CEO Mike Duke stunned critics by announcing the company is developing sustainability labels for all of its products. Professor John Byrd of UC Denver's Business School weighs in.
Killing for Coal
DENVER (June 24, 2009) – Look at present-day Colorado and it is almost impossible not to note some of the far-reaching impacts of fossil-fuel production and consumption on our state.
Violence and Mental Illness
DENVER (May 27, 2009)– The recent killing of a Denver convenience store clerk by a mentally ill patient raised issues of violence risk and the ability of psychiatrists and psychologists to predict and prevent such acts.
Hard Times, Easy Choices for Colorado’s Tobacco Tax
AURORA, Colo. (April 13, 2009) - In 2004 Colorado voters overwhelmingly supported amending our state’s constitution by increasing the excise tax on tobacco by 60 cents per pack, dedicating the new funds for preventive health programs and services.
Death penalty puts undue strain on justice system
DENVER (March 23, 2009) - In 1993, Nathan Dunlap, with extreme indifference toward human life, entered an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant and murdered four employees and attempted to kill another.
A Tribute to Saul David Alinsky
DENVER (March 10, 2009) - The fountainhead of community organizing in the United States is the work and teachings of Saul David Alinsky. Last month, the 100th anniversary of his birth was celebrated at the University of Chicago's...
Tending to the Dying in Hospitals
AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2009) - By definition, most doctors focus on making people well and keeping them that way. The notion of palliative and end-of-life care can rub against the grain of that life-saving, life-preserving concept.
Keeping Doctors in Rural Areas
DENVER (Jan. 30, 2009) - A Sunday Denver Post article about the town of Wellington losing its only doctor serves as a reminder of Colorado's increasing crisis in rural health care. This is an important issue that the state must address... [more]