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Work-related deaths in Colorado decline in 2013

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released preliminary data from the 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. According to preliminary figures, there were 65 work-related deaths in 2013, 17 fewer than in 2012. The census is a cooperative effort of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Department of Labor… Continue Reading Work-related deaths in Colorado decline in 2013

More Coloradans died by suicide in 2012 than ever before, says the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment. The state’s suicide death toll has been climbing in the past decade, giving Colorado one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. In 2012, 1,053 people in the state completed suicide, representing a rate of… Continue Reading Colorado’s suicide rate reaches record numbers in 2012

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

Nearly a year after voters approved leasing Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health, followed by months of new hires and additional equipment, the hospital announced its biggest project yet. Memorial will seek Level One trauma certification, a designation given only to four hospitals in the state so far, none of them outside Denver.… Continue Reading Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has received an award of $400,000 from the federal government to make “fundamental changes” in health departments around the state. The grant comes from the Affordable Care Act and is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is to create an effective public health… Continue Reading Health department receives federal grant for improvements

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Dissolvable tobacco products are being test-marketed in Colorado, and the state Board of Health wants to know what the public thinks about the products. The board is holding a public hearing to listen to concerns about disolvable tobacco, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the board’s Denver offices. Dissolvable tobacco represents the newest… Continue Reading Colo. Health Department holds tobacco public hearing

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Heart Check America fined $3.2 million

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The X-Ray Certification Unit of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has order Heart Check America to pay nearly $3.2 million for alleged violations of the Colorado Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Radiation Control. The company closed its Denver office in May after state inspectors confirmed it was conducting computed tomography scans on… Continue Reading Heart Check America fined $3.2 million

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched an electronic tracking system for health care providers to retrieve and store immunization records. The project has been in the works for nearly a year and allows doctors to put all immunization records on a statewide exchange. Doctors say the new system will make it… Continue Reading Colo. starts electronic vaccine registry

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment might reduce its medical marijuana registration fee. The department is considering dropping the fee from $90 to $35, a move that would more accurately reflect the direct and indirect costs associated with managing the registry. In summary, the department assumes that 120,000 people will apply to the… Continue Reading State might reduce marijuana patient-registration fee

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The trauma center at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was verified as a level II center by the American College of Surgeons. The ACS verification doesn’t certify trauma centers, but provides confirmation that the centers provide high-quality care. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is responsible for trauma center designations. Level II centers must… Continue Reading Penrose trauma center verified by American College of Surgeons

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Four Colorado Springs organizations will be recognized for their combined health care efforts to treat refugees relocating to Colorado Springs. The Peak Vista Health Centers’ Myron-Stratton Family Health Center, Lutheran Family Services, the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment and AspenPointe all will receive the award from the Colorado Department of Public Health… Continue Reading State health department recognizes Springs refugee program

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