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Past articles by John:

400,000 Coloradans who buy their own health insurance are facing a big change this year

Silver loading is coming to Colorado, but what is it and why does it matter? We've got you covered. → Read More

A Colorado woman will soon need a liver transplant. Her husband wants to be a donor, but he’s about to be deported.

A Colorado woman says she will soon need a liver transplant, and her husband is willing to give her a portion of his -- if he's a match. But he's also about to be deported, causing her to make an extraordinary plea. → Read More

“It wasn’t his ashes”: Suspicions about Colorado funeral home’s body parts business grew amid lax state regulations

After the FBI raided a Montrose funeral home earlier this year, allegations emerged of bodies being sold for profit and cement mix being passed off as cremated remains. Why didn't Colorado's funeral home regulators catch Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors sooner? → Read More

Driller Anadarko shuts down natural gas gathering system in Colorado citing safety considerations

The system serves dozens of other, smaller energy producers in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Elbert counties, providing a crucial link between wells and buyers. → Read More

How much do gunshot wounds cost? For the Colorado health care system, a new report provides intriguing insight

Colorado health insurers and taxpayers spend millions of dollars every year to treat gunshot wounds -- just one way that health officials argue that gun violence is as much of a health problem as it is a criminal problem. → Read More

A billionaire is opening a new mental health center in Colorado to treat veterans and their families

At a clinic that is a collaboration between a billionaire and the University of Colorado, veterans and their family members or caregivers will be able to receive mental health treatment free or charge or for little cost. → Read More

Hepatitis C in Denver is booming, but a pill that tells doctors whether you’ve taken it could change that

As cases of hepatitis C rise across Colorado, three new Denver Health studies -- including one using a pill with a sensor that can tell doctors when a patient missed a dose -- aim to help doctors better guide patients from diagnosis to cure. → Read More

How should hospitals reduce opioid prescriptions? A major new VA study offers some clues.

A new study of the treatment of more than 1 million veterans in chronic pain -- conducted by a University of Colorado School of Medicine professor -- found that hospitals offering alternative treatments were less likely to start patients on long-term opioid therapy. → Read More

Could medical marijuana take the place of opioids for acute pain? Colorado may let doctors try it.

A bill in the Colorado legislature would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a treatment for any condition they might otherwise prescribe an opioid painkiller. → Read More

Colorado’s big idea for lowering health care prices is more transparency. Here’s why some think that won’t work.

Colorado lawmakers will consider a bill on Thursday requiring hospitals to disclose more information about their prices, but critics say the new information might not lower bills and might not be useful to consumers. → Read More

A Colorado funeral home owner also sold human body parts. A new bill would make that illegal.

Colorado could become one of the first states in the country to regulate brokers of human body parts, after ghastly accusations and an FBI raid at a Montrose funeral home. → Read More

Watch your paychecks: Colorado employers are pushing higher health care costs to workers, report says

Prices for employer-based health insurance -- the workhorse of the health coverage system -- are rising faster in Colorado than the national average, and that could signal a worrying trend. → Read More

To combat rising health care costs, should Colorado let people buy into Medicaid?

Health insurance costs are reaching crisis levels for many Colorado families, so state lawmakers want to study the idea of allowing anyone to buy into Medicaid. → Read More

Porter Adventist Hospital surgical infections: Bone fragment provided early clue to cleaning woes

A bone fragment left over from a previous surgery that was stuck to a surgical instrument provided a clue to Porter Adventist Hospital's faulty scrubbing of surgery tools, but the hospital said it has improved its processes. → Read More

Colorado Health Department confirms surgical infections at Porter, but link to sterilization flaws unclear

Colorado health officials say that "a number of patients" who underwent spine or orthopedic surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital were found to have acquired infections during a period where the hospital is accused of not properly cleaning its instruments. → Read More

Does living near an oil and gas well increase your risk of cancer? A new Colorado study says yes.

A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health found that people living next door to oil and gas wells are breathing air that exposes them to a greater risk of developing cancer in their lifetimes. → Read More

Colorado could allow people — including kids — with autism to use medical marijuana

A Colorado legislative committee gave initial approval to a bill that would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana to people with autism, after hours of emotionally wrenching testimony. → Read More

Uber is taking a larger role in transporting people to Colorado hospitals. Does that promote inequality?

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are playing a growing role in providing medical transportation to patients who cannot drive themselves. But the companies are also seen as providing solutions that currently work well only for a subset of patients -- continuing the disparity in access to health care. → Read More

New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners.

Jeff Sessions’ latest memo pushes prosecutors to seek the death penalty against big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners. → Read More

Colorado audit of substance abuse treatment program reveals gap in state’s data security practices

Colorado behavioral health officials collect personal data on thousands of patients receiving substance abuse treatment a year but don't follow all the policies designed to keep that data secure, according to a new audit that reveals a significant gap in the state's data-protection practices. → Read More