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CSU board seeks volunteers to study Drake decommission

Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors – essentially City Council in a different role – is seeking 10 Springs residents to be part of a task force charged with developing and evaluating requests for proposals regarding a study to decommission and remove the Martin Drake power plant, located in the downtown corridor. Residents should be… Continue Reading CSU board seeks volunteers to study Drake decommission

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is among the top 5 percent in the nation for excellence in women’s healthcare, according to a new study by Healthgrades.   The study evaluated 16 women’s medicine, cardiovascular, and bone and joint health treatments during 2008, 2009 and 2010, using data from the federal Medicare program. It’s the only hospital… Continue Reading Penrose wins Healthgrades award for women’s medicine

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Defense cuts could equal 1 million jobs lost

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More than 1 million American jobs could be lost as a result of defense budget cuts if the deficit reduction committee fails to reach agreement on alternative balanced budget solutions, and total cuts to defense reach $1 trillion. The study, done by Stephen Fuller, director of regional analysis at George Mason University and Economic Modeling… Continue Reading Defense cuts could equal 1 million jobs lost

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Expanding the earned income tax credit might be a better way to curb poverty than increasing minimum wages. A study by professors from the University of Alabama and East Carolina University claims that expanding the tax credit – currently available to low-income workers – would keep more than twice the number of people out of poverty… Continue Reading Earned income tax credit the way out of poverty?

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Buying mail-order medications may encourage patients to stick to their doctor-prescribed medication regimen, new research suggests. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. found that patients with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol who ordered their medications by mail were… Continue Reading People more likely to use mail-order prescriptions correctly

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