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Be careful how you smile around the office – it says a lot about your professionalism. Raise your eyebrows with a smile and your flirting. Curl up the edges of your mouth while your brow is furled and could be perceived as condescending. That’s what Patti Wood, self-proclaimed body language expert and author of Success… Continue Reading Is your smile sending the wrong message?

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The Colorado Trust has pledged $1 million to the state’s secondary schools to boost school-based health centers.
The grant will be awarded to communities through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The money will be used for direct services at the centers. An additional $250,000 will support a School Health Leadership Task Force to create a comprehensive plan to strengthen the system of integrated school health. Continue Reading Trust awards $1 million to expand school-based health centers

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All Colorado residents will be required to have insurance – with burdens placed on the insurance industry and employers as well as consumers – under a proposal recommended by the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. The package is similar to the fifth proposal that the commission developed. Yet the commission chose not to… Continue Reading Plan calls for mandatory health insurance

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The latest analysis released by the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform shows that streamlining administrative procedures could save the state nearly $170 million. The commission identified strategies for simplifying the administrative process: require all health plans to issue ID cards that conform to nationally accepted standards streamline the provider credentialing process simplify eligibility… Continue Reading Health care reform study: streamline to save $170 million

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Fewer employers offer health insurance coverage

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Employer-based health insurance coverage has declined for the sixth year in a row.
The Economic Policy Institute reports that about 59 percent of Americans were covered by employer-based insurance last year, nearly 2.3 million fewer than during 2000.
The percentage of children covered by employer-based insurance also was 59 percent, but 2.4 million fewer children were covered during 2006 than during 2000, and public health insurance programs no longer offset these losses. Continue Reading Fewer employers offer health insurance coverage

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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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