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On Colorado’s Front Range, your neighborhood may determine your risk of catching COVID-19

A new report from the Colorado Health Institute tracks coronavirus’ disparate toll, with people living in diverse, low-income neighborhoods in the crosshairs

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Behind Wyoming and Colorado’s anomalous twin COVID-19 spikes despite their political differences

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A newborn-screening program is saving Colorado babies with a rare and deadly genetic disease

In a joint project with Wyoming, 13 infants have been diagnosed early with spinal muscular atrophy. Now they have new hope.

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10-year-old girl was killed by plague in southwest Colorado

4-H leaders in La Plata County sent a letter advising that one of the club's members had died of suspected plague. Where the Durango 4th grader contracted the disease is still unknown.

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Colorado governor ends health emergency orders, rescinding many of his executive actions

The move is the latest sign that Colorado is moving past the pandemic, even as the economic effects of the health crisis linger and the dangerous Delta variant rages in the western part of the state

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Delta variant surges in western Colorado as the Country Jam bands — and people — play on

“COVID is over in Colorado,” said a college student from Durango at Country Jam. He wasn't the only one to think so.

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A person may have died from plague in Colorado for the first time in six years

San Juan Basin Public Health was notified July 7 of the potential case of plague, which is transmitted by infected fleas.

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Colorado would get at least $50 million under proposed settlement of national opioid lawsuits against Purdue Pharma

The deal comes after Colorado and 14 other states late Wednesday agreed to drop their opposition to a bankruptcy plan filed by Purdue, the maker of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin

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Colorado is inching toward coronavirus herd immunity – but not just due to the vaccine

The state’s uneven vaccination rates mean the pandemic has splintered into “a series of epidemics,” one top epidemiologist says

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Rural ambulance services in mountain communities are in jeopardy as volunteers age and expenses mount

In rural America, it’s increasingly difficult for ambulance services to respond to emergencies. One factor is that emergency medical services are struggling to find young volunteers to replace retiring EMTs

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Colorado meets 70% coronavirus vaccination goal — but not evenly

While the more contagious delta variant has become the dominant strain in Colorado, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is down

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Douglas County proceeds with its pursuit of a new health department after pandemic battles with Tri-County

The county started considering forming a new public health department several months into the COVID-19 pandemic

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How a rural Colorado town without a pharmacy is crowdsourcing to get meds

With no local access to prescription drugs, Walden residents are taking advantage of anyone’s trip to bigger cities to pick up medications for the rest of the town

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“We are going to be cleaning up for a long time”: Colorado faces a lingering mental health crisis from coronavirus

In June, Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a crisis

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What to know about vaccine-related heart issues and other insights on the coronavirus vaccine and kids

Colorado doctors answered reader questions about side effects, efficacy, the Delta variant, and how to keep kids safe before they can get vaccinated

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WATCH: Kids and the COVID vaccine Q&A

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A Colorado hospital charged $722.50 to push medicine through an IV. Twice.

In Colorado, the average charge for the code corresponding to pushing drugs into an IV has nearly tripled since 2014, and the dollars hospitals actually get for it has doubled. In Colorado Springs specifically, the cost for IV pushes rose even more sharply than it did statewide.

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Colorado farmworker rights and wages bills signed into law, along with other measures aiding immigrants

The farm labor rule was part of a raft of bills passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature to boost immigrant rights.

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Public transit is just as gross as you thought and that’s why microbiologists love it

Colorado post-docs and undergrads endure the swabbing of seats and handrails in the name of science, part of a worldwide effort to “map the human biome” and sort good germs from bad.

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Colorado’s program to stop patients from “doctor shopping” for opioids hasn’t been working, audit finds

Audit recommends legislation to require prescribers to use the database to track drug prescriptions — and add penalties if they don't

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