Rae Ellen Bichell appears in the following:
Thursday, September 08, 2022
The health care industry is obsessed with consumer satisfaction. But national patient surveys still don't get at an important question: Are hospitals delivering culturally competent care?
Thursday, November 18, 2021
With kids back in school, business is picking back up for professional delousers. But how are kids getting head lice if they're physically distancing in the classroom?
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Obstetrical emergency departments are a new aspect of some hospitals that can inflate medical bills for even the easiest, healthiest births. Just ask baby Gus' parents about their $2,755 ER charge.
Thursday, July 08, 2021
The CDC sent in a team to investigate a delta variant hotspot in Mesa County, Colo. That didn't stop tens of thousands of people from flocking to the state's largest country music festival.
Monday, June 28, 2021
A college student never learned the cause of intense pain that drove her to an ER, but her bill totaled $18,735.93. She and her mom, a nurse practitioner, were outraged after dissecting the charges.
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Some of the first people to get vaccines — many of whom are in nursing homes — are seeing their lives get closer to the lives they led pre-pandemic. They say initial steps to normalcy feel great.
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Two Colorado counties are feuding as one has lax virus prevention rules which the other says are a problem because it has the hospitals that serve both populations.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Billy Barr has lived alone in a cabin in a Colorado mountain ghost town for almost 50 years. He offers advice on how to find and maintain happiness in isolation.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Scores of counties across the U.S. have no local newspaper, and some that do say they're not being well-served by them. Longmont, Colo., is considering one possible solution: newsrooms in libraries.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Scores of counties across the U.S. have no local newspaper. Even some that do say they're not being well-served by them. Longmont, Colo., is looking at one possibility: newsrooms in libraries.
Monday, August 19, 2019
The Mountain West has some of the highest rates of depression and suicide. Researchers think the mountains, with a lack of oxygen at high altitude, could be interfering with people's mental health.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
From pre-Incan to Viking-inspired to a George Washington porter, these beer scientists devote their resources toward re-creating age-old flavors. And sometimes that leads to some sticky situations.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Chronic wasting disease is an illness that's spreading in deer, elk and moose and there are at least three bills being considered at the national level to provide funds to research and fight it.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
The ancient disease is still around — and killed a couple in Mongolia just this month. Here's a look at the history — and persistence — of the plague.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
When firefighting teams are sent out to wildfires, they are often accompanied by an incident meteorologist who watches weather conditions. We profile one such meteorologist out of Pueblo, Colo.
Friday, April 20, 2018
How do we accurately forecast the amount of water that will be available any given year? It's not easy. But some Colorado scientists think they're onto a possible solution — inspired by Pokemon.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Public records show a 2016 report on climate change and sea level rise by a University of Colorado researcher has been heavily edited to remove all references to human-induced climate change.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Coloradans can get arrested for driving while stoned. But with no good roadside tools, officers' determinations are more subjective than for alcohol DUIs. Scientists hope to find chemical markers.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The words "strong" and "inspiring" are not usually assigned to garden slugs. But slug slime inspired materials scientists to invent a new kind of adhesive that could one day help heal human wounds.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
NASA plans to send people to the Red Planet in the 2030s. In the meantime, a remote location in southern Utah serves as a non-NASA training ground for the Mars-minded.