Alexa Liacko, 23ABC News

Alexa Liacko

23ABC News

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Alexa:

Men and women given differing advice to treat heart disease

Researchers found that men being more likely to be prescribed medications while women are more likely to be encouraged to diet and exercise when being treated for heart disease. → Read More

Infrastructure money paying for thousands of homeowners' lead pipe replacements

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is helping cities across the country remove dangerous lead pipes from neighborhoods at no cost to homeowners. → Read More

Why gifting unique experiences can bring everyone more joy

Unique experiences give both the gift giver and the gift recipient more joy than material items, and this year, more shoppers are joining the trend of purchasing experiential gifts. → Read More

Brain cancer patient given months to live shares how he finds hope

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who have experienced loss, but one terminal patient shares how he finds hope in the darkest times. → Read More

Club Q survivor shares message of hope in healing from trauma

Ed Sanders, who survived the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, shared the symptoms of long-term trauma he is dealing with and how he hopes we can all work to heal our minds from trauma. → Read More

These neighborhoods proved you can reduce poverty without major gentrification

Gentrification is usually the first step in improving the wealth of a neighborhood, but there are nearly 200 communities across the country that have reduced poverty without a major exodus. → Read More

International teachers help fill staffing shortages and bring culture to the classroom

Schools across the country are now looking to hire international teachers to fill staffing shortages. These teachers are also bringing culture and new perspectives to their classrooms. → Read More

Recovery from Hurricane Ian is an emotional and complicated process

For this family and so many others, it’s going to take a lot longer than two months for life to feel normal again. → Read More

3D technology setting the stage for faster, more efficient theatre costume design

3D technology is being introduced to the theatre world, and it's allowing designers to make costumes and accessories faster and more efficiently without sacrificing quality. → Read More

Push for mobile voting ignited in wake of Hurricane Ian

In the wake of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, advocates push to expand mobile voting to help both natural disaster victims and those with disabilities participate in future elections. → Read More

Hurricane recovery through the eyes of children

As communities across Florida rebuild, we asked young children how they're doing mentally after witnessing and experiencing the trauma of a hurricane. → Read More

U.S. worker productivity down to levels seen in 1947

After a huge burst in productivity growth at the beginning of the pandemic, productivity among U.S. workers in the non-farming sector took its deepest plunge in 48 years this year. → Read More

Hybrid homeschooling lets students craft their own curriculum

The Heartland Academy is part of a growing movement of microschools that are redefining the traditional models of education across the country. → Read More

Being disconnected can hurt teen self-esteem more than heavy internet use

Researchers have found teens with little internet access suffer from worse self-esteem than teens who are more connected. → Read More

Record number of students enrolling to go into funeral service industry

As the funeral service industry faces an aging workforce, there is also a spike in enrollment in mortuary science degree programs nationwide. → Read More

What's needed to fight increasing suicide rates among Hispanic adults

Professor Jagdish Khubchandani, of New Mexico State University, documented the 70% increase in suicide for Hispanic adults between 2010 and 2020 in a new study. → Read More

Our children's mental health is impacting the workforce

More than half of working parents are very concerned for their child's mental health, and it often takes time away from work. → Read More

Boys are being left behind in education

In every state in the country, more women have college degrees than men, and more girls graduate high school on time than boys. → Read More

Student loan forgiveness could help first time homebuyers

The student loan forgiveness program could help 43 million Americans lower their debt, and with less debt, that means more Americans could buy their first home. → Read More

Children's books about trauma and grief in high demand

Children's books talking about violence, trauma, and grief have skyrocketed in demand in the last several years. → Read More