Docs Slammed for Crass Comments

          A male patient reported for his routine colonoscopy, knowing that after the procedure he would probably be groggy at best. So he initiated his cellphone record function to be certain to capture the doctor’s report after the procedure. But as soon as he pressed play on his way home, he […]

June 23 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Dog Bites Are Preventable

          Last week was National Dog Bite Prevention Week, an annual event which highlights the efforts of U.S. Postal Service to increase public awareness of the problem. The USPS released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog attacks to letter carriers. Nationwide, 5,767 postal employees […]

June 23 / 2015

Veto for Speed Camera Prohibition

          Gov. John Hickenlooper this month vetoed two bills designed to restrict red-light and speed cameras. These were the first vetoes of his second term, but were expected after he outlined his objections to the conflicting measures before their passage. House Bill 1098 would have banned red-light cameras and photo-radar devices […]

June 18 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Mom Forces Policy Changes

          A Grand Junction mother was fired by the hair salon where she worked for pumping breast milk at work. Ashley Provino, a Grand Junction hairstylist, said she asked her boss at Big League Haircuts for a short break every four hours in the back room of the hair salon to […]

June 11 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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$100M Verdict for Mesh Victim

              Boston Scientific has been found liable for a sixth time. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, a Delaware State Court jury held that Boston Scientific Corporation must pay $100 million to 52-year-old Delaware resident, Deborah Barba, who claimed permanent injury resulting from the company’s vaginal mesh inserts. The award […]

June 04 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Private Space Industry Seeks Immunity

              The private space industry is just emerging from infancy, but it is sufficiently mature to seek immunity through Congressional action. A congressional bill was prepared by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology without even holding hearings. The bill is called the “Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and […]

June 02 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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