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Three Important Drugs in the News

August 16th, 2019

Science has given us so many tools to make our lives better and healthier.  Information about how we address health issues now and how we can address them better in the future is all over the news right now.  Here are three important news stories that are influencing the conversation about major health issues. New treatment for antibiotic resistant bacteria With antibiotic resistant bacteria on the rise, scientists have been searching for new ways to treat bacterial infections.  One promising drug is bithionol. Previously used to treat parasitic infections in horses, bithionol is now being... Read More

Three Reasons Why Life Expectancy Has Declined in the U.S.

February 15th, 2018

As one of the richest nation’s in the world, we should have a very high life expectancy.  For the second year in a row, however, life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen.  A study released last week in the British Medical Journal details the United States’ decline from the world leader in life expectancy rates, in the 1960s, to now 1.5 years below the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) average. The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine set out to study why America’s new life expectancy, 78.7 years, falls so far below the OECD average of 80.3. The... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Nancy

November 9th, 2017

This is Nancy, from California. Nancy made her way from deep slopes in the west to Colorado where she could begin a new life. In California Nancy had been fighting with drug addiction and and as she puts it, she was losing. Determined not to give up she decided that the next best step would be to bike out to Colorado where she could start fresh. And she did just that. Three years later and she’s drug free. Now Nancy works at a call center now, helping guide people out of the position she was in when she lived in California. Keep on keeping on, Nancy!    Read More