Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death

KUSA – Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose, sparking a medical debate over what killed an 11-month-old baby in Colorado two years ago. The case report was published in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine and is co-authored by a pair of doctors at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, which is housed at Denver Health. The doctors behind the case report, Doctors Thomas Nappe and Christopher Hoyte, worked on the baby’s care as part of their duties at the regional poison control center. They claim that damage to the child’s heart muscle, which was… Read More

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Ideas for improving America’s health insurance system (16 letters)

Thinkstock by Getty Images Editor’s note: The Denver Post asked readers to submit ideas about how America’s broken health insurance system could better serve the nation and what Congress should do to fix it. Here is a sampling of the letters we received. Health care is a basic human right. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other industrialized country, yet we have poorer outcomes. We are sicker and are more likely to die from preventable causes than citizens of other countries. Our health care costs add substantially to the national debt. Americans say we have the best health care in the world. That may be true if… Read More

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PERA reforms explained: What’s at stake in Colorado’s $32 billion pension problem

A rainbow appears after a brief rain Oct. 18, 2015 at the Colorado State Capitol Building. Rain moved into the Denver metro area around 5pm and it is going to remain cloudy for the rest of Sunday according to the National Weather Service. Seven years after state lawmakers approved sweeping austerity measures to put the state pension fund on a path to financial stability, the retirement system’s funding levels have deteriorated to the point that the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association is headed back to the state Capitol for another round of difficult reforms. The stakes are significant. PERA provides and manages retirement benefits to 566,000 current and former public… Read More

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Fly Fishing In Colorado

Colorado is a land of remarkable spots and natural attractions that are packed with beautiful valleys and forests, lofty dunes, mountain streams and rivers, impressive canyons, snow-topped peaks and undulating prairies. Tourists love Colorado for its exciting outdoor adventures, skiing, hunting, whitewater rafting and even fishing. Among the many attractions and sports offered by Colorado spectacular playground, fishing is one of the popular ones. The location is famed for trout fishing, and it has a lot of ideal fishing locations for the avid angler. Colorado has around 6000 miles of streams and rivers and over 2000 lakes and reservoirs. You can fish for both cold and warm water fish in… Read More

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100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Wendy Littlepage

Wendy Littlepage, director of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, poses with part of the collection. Westword: What (or who) is your creative muse? Wendy Littlepage: I’m a music person. If I need to get something done, if I need to re-center, if I need to get some instant energy, it all comes down to the music I’m listening to. I think I’ve written most of my SCFD grants to a combination of Matson Jones, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake and the Black Angels. Which three people, dead or alive, would you like to invite to your next party and why? I’m sentimental, so I would like to have… Read More

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Cherry Creek Village Greenwood Village Homes For Sale – Latest Stats

Our team has received a steady stream of calls and emails asking for more information on Greenwood Village Homes for sale. In such an active market, the latest numbers and statistics are constantly changing, and we want to do everything we can to make sure our clients have the most accurate data. We know the challenging market is creating a rough time for many buyers. We wanted to share some of the most recent statistics here. Here are some of the Market Highlights: There are 79 active Greenwood Village Homes on the market. Under contract Greenwood Village Homes on the market: 21. Average prices increased $109,507.00 over the last year… Read More

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Enjoy Your Time in Greenwood Village Colorado

Greenwood Village is a nice town in Colorado, not too far from Denver. While this area is popular for the snow, many people choose to visit this area year round for several different reasons. If this is an area of the country that you are interested in visiting, there are some tips that can make your time in Greenwood Village much more enjoyable. One of the things that you need to do is decide what you want to do while you are in the area. There are many factors that play into this, such as when you are traveling, who are you traveling with, and your budget. Luckily, there are… Read More

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Colorado Springs Switchbacks Grab Home Victory After Four Winless Games

Wet conditions at soaked Weidner Field were not about to stop the Switchbacks from a needed victory. As the final whistle blew Saturday, Colorado Springs players and coaches breathed a sigh of relief as the Switchbacks defeated the Seattle Sounders FC 2, 2-1. With that, Colorado Springs got back into the win column after a four-game skid (three losses and one tie). “The W is good,” coach Steve Trittschuh said. “It is just that the process of getting there was harder than it should have been. (The Switchbacks) controlled the first half and coming out during the second half we were flat.” During the 51st minute, Seattle’s Zach Mathers lined… Read More

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Robbers hit two 7-Eleven stores in Colorado Springs

CSPD says the first robbery happened at a 7-Eleven on the 2500 block of Delta Drive. 8-10 teenagers entered the store, threatened the clerk and stole various items. Then about 20 minutes later, the same group robbed a 7-Eleven on the 500 block of N. Union Blvd. Officers identified them through surveillance video from the first robbery. They say in a similar fashion, the group took items from the store, threatened the clerk and tried to get into the cash register. No one was hurt. The group got away and no arrests have been made, but police say the investigation is ongoing. Source Article

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