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Chipotle drops hormone from menu

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Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill said this week that it will drop items from its menu containing the growth hormone rBGH by year’s end. The hormone is used to stimulate milk production in dairy cattle. Chipotle began serving sour cream free of the growth hormone last year. Over the past few months, the company… Continue Reading Chipotle drops hormone from menu

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Does inner CEO have answers?

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Mounting mortgage despair? Looming legal issues? Reporting revenue declines? What’s an executive to do during these troubled times? Tap into your inner CEO. That’s what CEO consultant to the corporate stars Alan Cox says. He’s authored a new book, “Your Inner CEO,” in which he coaches CEO types on how to deal with difficult questions… Continue Reading Does inner CEO have answers?

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Mental health concerns can affect businesses and their profits because of lost productivity and increased absenteeism.
Mental Health America of the Pikes Peak Region is hosting a breakfast and workshop for business managers and supervisors from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at First Presbyterian Church’s Weber Street Center. Continue Reading Workplace mental health focus of business seminar

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Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Colorado held on to its ranking as the16th healthiest state, but the overall health of the nation has declined by 0.3 percent this year, according to United Health Foundation’s 18th annual America’s Health Rankings report released today. The report indicates that the nation’s health has slid because of increasing obesity and a higher number of… Continue Reading Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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Wine tasting, snacks, live music, and a celebrity autograph table will all be part of a Jeanne Taylor Parkinson’s Disease Support Group silent auction benefit next week. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7th at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Auction items include two roundtrip tickets to any… Continue Reading Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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As Colorado’s Commission on Health Care Reform continues to travel throughout the state discussing its proposals and preparing for a January deadline to report to the legislature, research shows that similar efforts in other states have significant “unintended consequences.”
A study by Milliman Inc. reveals that other states have had to repeal or change their health care initiatives because of these consequences. Continue Reading Report reviews states’ mistakes in health care reform

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Penrose Hospital’s Ruth Anne Panning Financial Center was the only Springs project that claimed a statewide industry merit award from the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2007 Design Awards. The project was one of 15 winners selected from 84 entries. The building, which won in the Interiors category, was designed by RTA… Continue Reading Springs design project wins statewide award

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Prairie dogs in southeast Colorado Springs have tested positive for plague. The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment collected plague-positive fleas from prairie dogs near Fontaine Boulevard and Goldfield Drive, south of the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected… Continue Reading Prairie dogs plague positive

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Memorial Health System ranks highest in Colorado for cardiac care, cardiology services, cardiac surgery and coronary interventional procedures, according to the HealthGrades report.
The study is the largest of its kind and analyzed patient outcomes at 5,000 hospitals during 2004, 2005 and 2006. The report ranked Memorial among the top 5 percent for cardiac care and gave it five stars for coronary bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures and treatment of heart attacks. Continue Reading Memorial Health earns ‘best cardiac care’ award

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Waiting tables a real drag for women

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There’s a good chance your waitress is depressed. Nearly 15 percent of women working in the food service industry report having experienced depression in the last year – nearly triple that of their male counterparts, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. And, depression among food workers is among… Continue Reading Waiting tables a real drag for women

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