Kentucky woman traveled 60 miles on horseback in 1809 to get the first ovariotomy in history
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Woman bitten by stray cat had to undergo painful rabies treatment to save her life
Beware of stray animals in the neighborhood, she warns. **This article is based on non-fiction accounts that I personally experienced with reputable medical sources cited within the story.
Scientists use Rats to Grow Human Brain Cells to Study Diseases
Human brain cells were transplanted into the brains of baby rats, where they grew and formed connections. It's part of an effort to better understand human brain development and diseases that affect this most complex of organs, which forms our personalities but have long been shrouded in mystery.
Colorado patients end-of-life medication use on the rise
Elderly man holding a photographPhoto by Kindel Media. Since the "Access to Medical Aid in Dying" law was passed in Colorado in 2016, there has been a demand for this medication from patients - rising 18% in 2021 alone.
Man recovering from monkeypox says virus is "way worse" than COVID
A man who contracted monkeypox is now sharing his ordeal about how it is like to recover from the virus. He is still in isolation but feels that despite being affected by Covid twice, this is far worse.
Despite pandemic, STDs increase in Colorado and nationwide
Tests in a lab.Photo by Karolina Grabowska / Pexels. (Denver, Colo.) Rates of sexually transmitted diseases increased during the pandemic in Colorado and nationally, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.