Bob Semro

Opinion: Misleading political ads on ACA coming to a TV near you

By Bob Semro

Now that the Affordable Care Act has exceeded its enrollment goals and reduced the number of uninsured Americans, we can have some peace and quiet. Right? Not hardly. Midterm elections are seven months away, but we’re already seeing political ads targeting the Affordable Care Act and legislators who supported it. Americans for Prosperity, an organization that opposes the ACA, is running one such ad in a number of states, including Colorado.

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Reversing the allergy epidemic: ‘Let them eat dirt’ and maybe peanuts too

By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon

An allergy epidemic has sent rates of food allergies, eczema, asthma and seasonal sniffles through the roof in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries since the 1950s. But causes remain elusive. Could antibiotics or Tylenol be to blame? What about folate that pregnant women now routinely take? Or air pollution, cigarette smoking and climate change that has extended allergy seasons? Are we too clean and too careful? Should we be feeding our babies peanuts, eggs and milk much earlier than doctors have advised? And should we emulate the Amish, who have exceptionally low allergy rates and live in close proximity to cows and their manure?