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Torres column: Use power instead of force

November 10, 2019

I recently got two puppies, and I was potty training them. I am not an expert in the subject, and therefore my puppies had a lot of accidents in the house. I used the two...



Tobacco taxes pass in Glenwood Springs and New Castle

November 5, 2019

Voters in Glenwood Springs and New Castle approved separate tobacco and nicotine tax questions in Tuesday’s election.  Glenwood Springs Shortly after 8 p.m. over 60% of voters supported Ballot Issue 2A, whereas under 40% opposed...







What you should know about the 2020 census

October 27, 2019

The first census in the United States took place in 1790, and next year’s 2020 Census will be the 23rd in our nation’s history. The information gathered is used to draw congressional and state legislative...


Doctor’s Tip: “Undo It,” by Dean Ornish, M.D.

October 27, 2019

Dean Ornish, M.D., is a famous physician-researcher who proved over 25 years ago that severe heart disease can be reversed by lifestyle changes — more recently he proved that early prostate cancer can be reversed...



Colorado investigating its first potential vaping death

October 25, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities have started an investigation into what could be the first vaping-related death in the state. The Denver Post reported Thursday that the Colorado Department of Health is expecting autopsy results to...



Rabid bat discovered in Breckenridge

October 21, 2019

Summit County Public Health announced Friday that a rabid bat was found inside a home in the Peak 7 Neighborhood of Breckenridge. After the bat was removed and positively tested for rabies, the home’s occupants...



Doctor’s Tip: Get your flu shot

October 20, 2019

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a flu shot by the end of October for everyone over the age of 6 months. Children under the age of 6 months should not receive flu shots,...




Doctor’s Tip: Meat is heat

October 13, 2019

Physicians need to speak out about climate change, which is the biggest health threat of the 21st century. Heat causes illness and death — an estimated 40,000 people died as a result of the heat...