Watch for Kids – School’s In Session

By now, schools across Colorado are in full swing, which means lots of young students marching their way to the classroom. That also means more car-pedestrian accidents. And its not the elementary school crowd that is most at risk – teens have a death rate twice that of younger children and have accounted for half […]

September 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Labels May be Required for GMO’s

Signatures have been verified for a ballot initiative which would require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms by the Colorado Secretary of State. Proposition 105 will go before voters in this year’s elections. Prop 105 asks voters if foods modified or treated with genetically modified materials should be labeled “Produced With Genetic Engineering.” […]

September 15 / 2014

Denver on Low End of Insurance Premiums

The Denver metropolitan area has the sixth least expensive car insurance in the nation, according to a report released Thursday by InsuranceQuotes.com. The group is one of the most visited insurance comparison sites online, providing resources and guidance for consumers on the best ways to save, shop, and choose the right insurance policy. Nationally, the […]

September 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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Boston Scientific’s Mesh Found to be Faulty by Jury

On Monday evening, a Texas jury ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay $73 million to a woman who said a defectively designed vaginal-mesh implant left her in constant pain, in the first award against the device maker over its incontinence slings. The case was filed by plaintiff Martha Salazar in the 95th Judicial District Court […]

September 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Double Mastectomy May Not Be Needed

A major new study looked at the outcome for nearly 200,000 California women treated for cancer in one breast and followed for several years. Surprisingly, the ten-year survival rates were nearly identical — roughly 82 percent — for women who had lumpectomies plus radiation and for those who had double mastectomies. And women who had […]

September 04 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Bean Bags Pose Danger

Those favorite recliners of young and old alike may have hidden dangers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La., have announced the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children. A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a […]

September 02 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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