Articles By Kaiser Health News

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Doctors fear for their families as they battle coronavirus with not enough protection

There's a growing chorus of American health care workers who say they’re battling the virus with far too little armor as shortages force them to reuse personal protective equipment, known as PPE, or rely on homemade substitutes. Sometimes they must even go without protection altogether.

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Does everyone over 60 need to take coronavirus precautions? In Colorado, that group has accounted for the most hospitalizations, deaths

The majority of Colorado's coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths have been among people above 60 years old

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Millions of older Americans live in counties with no ICU beds as coronavirus spread intensifies

There are ICU beds in only 19 of Colorado's 64 counties, according to the Kaiser Health News analysis

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A view from a California hospital on the front lines of the coronavirus battle

The account could provide a look at what's to come for Colorado hospitals as they gear up for a surge of patients with the virus

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As coronavirus testing gears up, specialized swabs are running out

The swabs have to be long and skinny enough to get to the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat, behind the nose. They must be made of synthetic fiber and cannot have a wooden shaft.

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Tampons, pads and politics mesh in new push for access to menstrual supplies in Colorado, other states

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia do not tax menstrual supplies, and five states do not have a sales tax at all. But Colorado isn’t among them — yet.

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While Colorado has planned well, states’ patchwork of crisis strategies could mean uneven care in a pandemic

In worst-case scenarios, the health care system likely will not be able to provide the same quality of care as in calmer times

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Colorado is forging ahead on new health care models while the nation waits

Colorado has emerged as a potential model for revamping health care in other states — and provided a glimpse of what a sweeping Democratic victory in November might mean for Americans

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Terminally ill, a Colorado man wanted aid-in-dying. His Catholic hospital said no.

Even as an increasing number of U.S. states have legalized aid-in-dying laws, exercising that option is challenging for patients in a country where most large hospital systems have deep religious ties and the religious right is powerful