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Eight months ago I started microdosing shrooms to relieve crippling anxiety and depression. It’s working.

After limited progress with prescriptions and talk therapy, psilocybin dramatically sped up the healing decades after a sibling's suicide

Health

Lakewood residents at elevated risk of cancer cases from Terumo medical sterilization plant, EPA says

Toxic ethylene oxide has been released from the facility for years, and could cause cancers above normal rates, federal officials warn.

Environment

Former foster kids started a new Colorado nonprofit to help young people. TikTok is taking it nationwide.

The new group is using lived experience to connect. “We’re not professionals. We’re experts.”

Social Services

Food trucks are helping keep Grand Junction kids fed while school’s out for summer

About half the students in Mesa County Valley School District are eligible for free lunch. The Lunch Lizard food truck is helping make sure they get them in summer.

Equity

Officially, heat deaths are not very common in Colorado. The reality is more complicated.

Colorado sees only a handful of heat-related deaths per year, but the statistics don’t capture heat’s more pernicious effects

Health

Judge temporarily blocks Wyoming abortion ban on day it took effect

Four Wyoming women and two nonprofits sued Monday claiming the new trigger law violates several rights guaranteed by the state constitution

News

Volunteers fan out over Boulder to record time, temp and humidity for scientists tracking climate trends nationwide

Data collected by the annual heat mapping project, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helps communities combat extreme heat, which can have greater impact on economically and socially vulnerable people.

Climate

About 25 people age 14 and younger get abortions in Colorado each year

Those numbers are expected to rise as states surrounding Colorado enact further abortion restrictions

Health

Researchers at CU-Anschutz are trying to crack the code on long COVID by looking at T cells

A study suggests using an antiviral drug like Paxlovid may help those with lingering COVID symptoms

Coronavirus

Report that oil field methane emissions are down by half is wrong, Front Range cities with own pollution monitors say

Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie and Longmont are tracking air pollution with their own network of ground-level sensors

Environment

Colorado voters will decide in November whether to decriminalize magic mushrooms

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Thursday that the supporters of Initiative 58 had turned in enough signatures to qualify for the upcoming statewide ballot

Election 2022

Metro Denver’s homeless population grew by 12.8% in two years, survey finds

The point-in-time count, which captures homelessness on a single night, shows 784 more people became homeless regionally during the pandemic

Housing

Colorado has added nearly 500,000 people to its Medicaid rolls since 2020. What happens when the emergency order ends?

The department estimates that more than ​​455,000 people will lose coverage because they will no longer qualify when the public health emergency expires.

Health

Three-digit mental health crisis line goes live this weekend. But Colorado officials are still working on area code issues.

For those with Colorado area codes, calls to the new 988 hotline will get routed to the state’s crisis network. That won’t happen, though, for people with out-of-state area codes.

Health

Colorado mental health providers say they were “blindsided” again by Medicaid policies

New rules about the supervision of counselors working toward their licenses could worsen the workforce shortage, private practice therapists say

Health

Environmental group sues to get EPA to crack down on Colorado’s record ozone violations

Center for Biological Diversity argues the state can do much more to limit oil and gas drilling, and the feds approved weak solutions.

Environment

Colorado health insurance prices set to jump next year — at least for some

Premium rates could increase 11% on average statewide for people buying insurance on their own, but regulators say the Colorado Option will provide some relief

Health

Slow loss of obstetrics care forces rural Coloradans into long drives, or long stays, when babies arrive

Just 54% of rural Colorado counties have obstetric services available. This means people must drive long distances for prenatal care and to deliver their babies.

Health

New EPA guidelines on PFAS “forever chemicals” put Frisco far over drinking water limits

Radically lowered guidelines have state health officials searching for other cities with levels of the chemicals considered dangerous.

Environment

Colorado’s legislative efforts are not enough to solve its Front Range ozone problem

Laws dealing with diesel buses, emissions notifications and free public transit during months when ground-level ozone is worst won't do much to improve air quality, experts say

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