Articles By Michael Booth

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Coronavirus is already pressuring rural hospitals, even in counties where no cases have been confirmed

Preparations for the inevitable surge of COVID-19 cases have forced hospitals in Moffat and Lincoln counties to drop profitable surgical procedures. But one hospital is hoping noncritical patients will be sent to make room in metro wards for people who need acute care.

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Colorado wants to ensure coronavirus won’t affect low-income, minority communities disproportionately

Past research on pandemics show inequities by race, ethnicity and income groups in everything from the level of exposure to the pathogen, to health care outcomes

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Paging Dr. Algorithm: How AI and other new tech are changing care in Colorado hospitals

UCHealth and HealthONE use advanced algorithms, remote monitoring to chase disease and help keep hospital patients safe

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Colorado plans to abandon its battle against the emerald ash borer

The devastating pests detected in Broomfield and Westminster last month signal it’s time to lift the Boulder County quarantine and start planting a new urban forest

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In rural Colorado, emergency medical services struggle to keep money-losing ambulances rolling

High costs, low rates and scarce job applicants are forcing ambulance services to consolidate, take on new tasks and outsource

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“Whose dog is this?” and other odd questions fielded by Denver’s resourceful 311 agents

Denver's help line — and companion app — have reduced wait times from 8 minutes to 28 seconds since 2017

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GMO food labels are coming. But with most products already using modified ingredients, battle lines have shifted.

Food safety advocates still fight for tougher labeling rules, but Colorado farmers feel like they're on a public education campaign of their own