LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health officials on Tuesday recommended blood tests for about 100 young patients of a dentist who sedated them with drugs possibly contaminated with infectious material. Screenings for dozens of patients of the now deceased Dr. William Jarrod Stewart will include tests for hepatitis B,... more »
DENVER (AP) - Angeline Chilton says she can't drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman uses medical marijuana to ease multiple sclerosis symptoms and says she'd never get behind the wheel right after smoking. But her case underscores a problem that no one's sure how to solve: How... more »
DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering making welfare recipients take a drug test before receiving benefits.
The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg is getting its first hearing in a House committee Thursday. House Bill 1046 would require applicants of the Colorado Works Temporary Assistance for Needy... more »
A critical safety net for babies - that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn in the U.S. - is facing an ethics attack.
After those tiny blood spots are tested for a list of devastating diseases, some states are storing them for years. Scientists consider the leftover samples... more »
82 DUI tests in Colorado Springs were recorded wrong. Those tests show higher blood-alcohol levels than the suspects really had.
In mid November, the Metro Crime Lab in Colorado Springs discovered the mistake while going through blood tests used for DUI cases. They began retesting a thousand blood samples... more »
Doctors typically order a gamut of tests to determine their patients' risk for heart disease and stroke, now a new study shows a simple blood test may be all that's needed.
Researchers in the UK analyzed the medical records of over 300 thousand adults. All had various forms of... more »
Strokes are typically caused when blood vessels are blocked. Doctors often order a gamut of tests to determine their patients' risk for heart disease and stroke. Now a new study shows a simple blood test may be all that's needed.
Researchers in the UK analyzed the medical records of... more »
September is prostate cancer awareness month and a time when health care providers are encouraging men to get screened for the disease. That process begins with a PSA test.
Dr. Jacques Ganem is on the front line of treating one of the most common cancers in men worldwide.
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