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According to the Travel Channel, Denver is the fifth most healthy city in the U.S. Not only are we healthy, we’re leaders in the heath care industry. Founded in 1908, Denver Children’s Hospital is consistently one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country. In 2011, U.S. News Media Group ranked the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, Rose Medical Center of Denver, National Jewish Health of Denver, Porter Adventist Hospital, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital and St. Anthony Central Hospital among the country’s top hospitals. 

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The High Cost of Growing Cannabis

Cannabis cultivation uses as much as 10 percent of Denver's electricity, and there are no best practices for sustainable growing. A number of startup businesses and organizations are looking to change this.

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Colorado's hidden hunger story: The elderly

How can communities make sure their older citizens are fed? Amplify messages about available food services, and slay the stigma against asking for help.

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Healthy Kids: School food is changing, and Colorado is setting the pace

More Colorado students are eating fresh, whole foods at school thanks to a team of chefs on a mission.

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Farmers market season means access to better, and sometimes free, food for hungry Coloradans

In Denver and across Colorado, socially-astute farmers markets want to lure a more diverse crowd with live entertainment, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, and Spanish interpreters — and by accepting LiveWell Colorado's Double Up Food Bucks program.

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Denver trails behind in the race for people-powered transportation

Here’s why more people aren’t walking and cycling in the Mile High City.  
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New & Next: Finding Sustainable, Equitable Funding for Mobility Infrastructure Critical for Colorado

How will Colorado address transportation concerns in a way that serves citizens who get around by car, bike and foot?
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