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Cracking Colorado’s rural healthcare conundrum

On the eastern plains, patients outnumber their doctors 5,000 to one. That is about the same ratio at which patients out number doctors in Afghanistan. In Denver that ratio is just over 1,300 to one. The Health Institute estimates that a single primary care doctor working full time can reasonably serve only 1,900 patients.

Text Message Services Offer Health Info To Go

Health advice, support and information are now available on-the-go via text messaging services cropping up across the country, including one in Denver. Medical providers...