Health

Rape Kits Can be Hard to Find for College Students

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The sexual assault forensic exam is a key tool leading to the conviction of rapists, and in ensuring the physical well-being of survivors. But the so-called SANE exam, or rape kit, isn’t offered at CU, or anywhere in Boulder County, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has found. The same is true of CSU and Fort Collins.

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Colo. Senate Advances Bill To Strengthen Colleges’ Rape Kit Rules

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Colorado colleges and universities must designate a nearby medical facility where their students can receive Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exams, under proposed legislation passed by a Senate committee Monday.

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Rural areas of Colorado hit hard by opioid epidemic

Last Updated by Luke Runyon, Harvest Public Media on

Jack Westfall, a family physician and researcher at the University of Colorado works with a network of rural clinics and hospitals in the state and says doctors on the plains are feeling frantic.

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How safe is super-concentrated marijuana?

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Now legal in eight states, there are unanswered questions about the impact of recreational marijuana on public health. To maximize potency, pot can be purified for maximum THC, its psychoactive ingredient. But a lack of research and restrictions on these very high concentrations is raising concerns.

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Taxpayers spending millions on homeless arrests

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

During a recent span of five years, taxpayers spent nearly half a million dollars on jail and court costs on Denver’s ten most arrested people, all of whom were homeless or transient.

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Unintended consequences explored in ‘Colorado: The State of High’

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Dabbing gives the rush of an instant high. And in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, there are no limits on THC concentration.

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Insects attack food waste and complete a missing link in the food chain

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Recycling food waste back into the system and keeping it out of landfills could address more than one issue in sustainability.

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Water quality issues facing farmers, town officials and scientists in the U.S.

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“Watching our Water” is a production of Harvest Public Media at NET in Nebraska, with production partners KCPT in Kansas City and Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. It is produced with support from CPB, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Study says legalized marijuana could lead to more ingestion accidents among children

Last Updated by Steve Mort on

Increased availability of marijuana in Colorado could lead to more children accidentally ingesting the drug, according to a new study conducted in the state. Voters last fall in Colorado and in Washington state legalized sales of pot for recreational use to anyone 21 and older.

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Teens using marijuana face higher risk of addiction, changes to brain

Last Updated by Katie Kerwin McCrimmon on

He’s 16 but his baby face makes him look a little older than 10, his age when he first tried marijuana.

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