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Oil users facing crude awakening

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The world has enough oil to meet demand for the next decade — but only if oil-producing countries invest in new fields.
And after the next decade? Oil analysts and experts have differing opinions about how soon the oil resource will peak, and then begin to decline. Continue Reading Oil users facing crude awakening

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Pikes Peak health group earns JCAHO approval

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The Pikes Peak Mental Health Group has earned the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Organization’s gold seal of approval, marking the 31st year that the group has maintained accreditation.
“We seek accreditation for Pikes Peak Mental Health because we want to provide our community with the best possible care and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence,” said Morris L. Roth, president and CEO of Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group. Continue Reading Pikes Peak health group earns JCAHO approval

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Another side of immigration

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Satish “Sam” Kumar came to the United States to earn a master’s degree in engineering. He stayed, first getting a job at an electronics company in Phoenix. After three years, he decided that working for corporate America wasn’t for him — and he started a company in Denver.
Nearly two decades later, the Indian-born CEO of Microtech-tel said he expects profits of $10 million during the next quarter. Continue Reading Another side of immigration

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Groups unite to address fatal lung disease COPD

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A statewide group is working to create a plan to fight chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the fourth leading cause of death in Colorado.
The Colorado COPD Coalition — made up of medical professionals, research scientists, industry representatives and patients — was formed by the American Lung Association of Colorado, and is sponsored by the cancer, cardiovascular disease and pulmonary disease grants program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. Continue Reading Groups unite to address fatal lung disease COPD

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Best and brightest shun becoming U.S. citizens

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The global marketplace has created yet another commodity: people.
According to a study in Social Science Quarterly, immigrants with high earning capacity and high levels of education are less likely to become U.S. citizens — and are less likely to be satisfied with life in the United States. Continue Reading Best and brightest shun becoming U.S. citizens

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Suicide prevention office receives federal money

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A program that trains people to work with adolescents who are at risk for suicide has received a $400,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Known as Project Safety Net, the three-year program is operated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Continue Reading Suicide prevention office receives federal money

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Television for handheld devices gaining traction

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Technology that allows folks to watch television on a mobile device is generating millions of dollars in revenue, according to Frost and Sullivan research.
The market revenues for digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVD-H) technology totaled $60 million in 2006 and could reach $2.04 billion by 2010. Continue Reading Television for handheld devices gaining traction

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Ranchers face 7-figure losses

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Colorado’s ranchers could face financial losses of $10 million or more because of last month’s winter storms.
Because snow drifts are still hindering efforts to locate all the animals, estimates are all that is available, said Terry Frankhaufer, executive vice president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. But, so far, losses are expected to remain well below the 30,000 head of cattle lost during the 1997 blizzard. Continue Reading Ranchers face 7-figure losses

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Legislation increases HSA flexibility

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Opening a health savings account will be easier in 2007, thanks to a bill signed by President Bush in December.
The law, known as the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, makes “very positive changes,” to health savings accounts, said Tom Voakes, president of Effective Choices, a Colorado Springs-based benefits team that is part of Strategic Financial Partners. Continue Reading Legislation increases HSA flexibility

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Uninsured Colorado residents can determine whether they are eligible for public or low-cost private health insurance through a free, online reference guide, Colorado Health Care Options Matrix, provided by the Foundation for Health Coverage Education.
The brochure, available at www.coverageforall.org, also is useful for social workers or health care professionals who are trying to find insurance for their clients, or for small business owners who want to help employees find insurance options. The guide can be viewed, downloaded and printed, free of charge. Continue Reading Matrix offers ways to find insurance for uninsured

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