Articles By Michael Booth

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For diabetes patients, new health threats and cost concerns surface during coronavirus

Racial and income gaps in diabetes management and access to care are worse than ever in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why planting tenacious tamarisk seemed like a good idea until it wasn’t, and other harrowing tales of Colorado’s invasive species

For scientists, preserving nature’s balance can mean love-hate-love relationships with everything from Dalmatian toadflax to horny beetles and jumping carp.

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Anxieties familiar and new persist for Coloradans living with disabilities during coronavirus

The economic shutdown related to COVID-19 has complicated the lives of Colorado people with disabilities, who find their routines upset, their jobs at risk and their quest for affordable, accessible housing more difficult.

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With Colorado’s budget in tatters, advocates worry the public safety net will further fray

Gov. Jared Polis hit human services hard with his emergency budget cuts last week. Advocates for vulnerable populations say the coming coronavirus-related overhaul contains brutal reductions in spending

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Colorado’s already low childhood vaccination rates plummet as parents put off doctor visits

Colorado families are avoiding vaccination appointments for fear of exposure to the coronavirus and doctors worry risk of a different disease outbreak is rising.

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What happens to school-based health care in Colorado when schools close because of coronavirus?

Colorado’s system of 52 school-based health centers has grown into a crucial element of overall population health, delivering more than 100,000 visits last school year.

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When coronavirus eases up in Colorado, 450,000 renters could face eviction, study says

Some local jurisdictions in Colorado have informal, temporary bans on evictions through actions putting off any non-emergency court hearings or sheriff’s enforcement of orders

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Coronavirus panic has fueled the telehealth revolution in Colorado — and we won’t go back

“We’ve made three years of progress in about three weeks,” UCHealth’s medical director for virtual health says.

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5 weeks into Colorado’s coronavirus crisis, state health officials begin to request patient demographic details

Missing such data means lost opportunity to direct resources, alter treatment guidelines where inequities appear, and design control and prevention strategies, advocates say.