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Colorado blood supplies approach critical levels as coronavirus-wary donors stay home

Blood banks and hospitals say supplies of platelets and certain blood types have dropped to critical levels in Colorado, while donation drives are being canceled amid fears of the new coronavirus. “Now that the president has come out and announced that gatherings of no more than 10 people are recommended, I expect that there will […]

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Colorado hospitals are postponing elective surgeries, reusing masks in preparation for a coronavirus surge

Some Colorado hospitals are postponing elective surgeries, imposing greater restrictions on visitors and telling staff to reuse protective respirator masks that are intended for one-time use. The moves come as health care systems in the state change their focus from testing for transmission of the new coronavirus, to trying to slow the spread of COVID-19 […]

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Northern Colorado hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19, prompts possible self-quarantine for colleagues

A health care professional who works at hospitals in Weld and Larimer counties has been identified as one of the nearly three dozen people who tested positive for the coronavirus in Colorado, The Colorado Sun has learned. People who came into prolonged, close contact with the woman in a Banner Health emergency room are being […]

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In Colorado, children of any age can get married. A former child bride thinks that should change.

Jamie Rouse, arguably Colorado’s most notorious teen bride, has a message: It’s time to end child marriage.   Rouse’s marriage at the age of 14 to a man 20 years her senior so outraged state lawmakers that in 2006 they banned minors from entering into common-law marriages. They didn’t, however, address the rules for ceremonial […]