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James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 at an Aurora movie theater, was seeing a psychiatrist at the time of the July 20 attack. If he’d been in Colorado Springs, chances are he wouldn’t have gotten even that much help. That’s because mental-health experts say healthy communities should have one… Continue Reading Mental Illness: It’s the elephant in our room

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Fast-growing nonprofit helps doctors innovate

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America’s health-care system is broken — and physicians are in a unique position to help repair it. That’s the mission behind an 18-month-old nonprofit, the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, which wants to turn doctors into innovators. The nonprofit went from 50 people in a meeting room at the University of Colorado in Denver to more… Continue Reading Fast-growing nonprofit helps doctors innovate

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UCH lease brings early rewards, thanks to stability

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University of Colorado Health hasn’t officially started running Memorial Health System, but Memorial already is benefiting from the association. After downgrading Memorial’s outlook to negative in March, Moody’s Investors Service is giving the three-hospital group an upgraded A3 bond rating and a stable outlook. University of Colorado Health has an A3 rating with a positive… Continue Reading UCH lease brings early rewards, thanks to stability

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UCH makes right move with Memorial

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As the moment nears when Colorado Springs officially gives up control over Memorial Health System, with University of Colorado Health taking over at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, the city has much reason to feel encouraged — and relieved. So many times in the past few years, the future of Memorial appeared shaky at best,… Continue Reading UCH makes right move with Memorial

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It seems like Washington can’t agree on anything these days, except maybe one point: Small business. It seems everyone in Washington loves small business — or they pretend they do. If you watch the news or listen to the ads, you’ll hear candidates on both sides of the aisle vow to help small businesses grow… Continue Reading Why small business has become big politics

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The Federal Reserve’s decision to start an open-ended program of money printing is not only dangerous, but wrong as well. The European Central Bank, the Chinese government and our own Fed announced similar programs within one week of each other. This indicates that the global economic situation is deteriorating, while the United States is slipping… Continue Reading Get the economy right or we’ll suffer consequences

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Tax plans not a sure bet heading into 2013

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Financial planning this year feels more like betting a wild card than a sure thing. Continue Reading Tax plans not a sure bet heading into 2013

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Economy divided among good and bad indicators

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El Paso County’s economy has reached a standoff between good and bad forces — and those in the business of making predictions cannot say which will win the showdown. Continue Reading Economy divided among good and bad indicators

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Aspen Valley Ranch provides cultural renaissance

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Gordon Jackson was looking to the future when he preserved the past. Continue Reading Aspen Valley Ranch provides cultural renaissance

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Steel-cased doors lead to a series of windowless vaults, which were enlarged and updated during the FAC’s 2007 renovation/expansion. They’re big, quiet spaces, as full of treasure as King Tut’s tomb. Continue Reading Museums sit atop storehouses of local treasures

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