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Disruption turned into destruction: Colorado kids are acting out in classrooms while struggling to cope

Prolonged school closures, adults clashing over political debates and families suffering job loss or the death of a loved one have all contributed to students misbehaving in school

Education

Debating whether to vaccinate your kids against COVID? Here are some things to know.

The risk of myocarditis from a coronavirus infection is much greater than it is from the COVID vaccine, according to research.

Coronavirus

Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-COVID vaccinations

Only 41% of Black children who were 18 months old were up to date on vaccinations in fall of 2020, compared with 57% of all children of that age.

Health

Colorado’s governor funds new programs to add more youth psychiatric beds amid mental health crisis

$12 million in emergency funding follows an onslaught of criticism aimed at the state Department of Human Services and is expected to create 45 additional youth treatment beds

Health

A Colorado program introduces students from diverse backgrounds to the medical field. It’s more important than ever.

Children’s Hospital of Colorado’s Medical Career Collaborative is now in its 22nd year. It has helped hundreds of students.

Education

The story of the historic COVID vaccine trial for kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado

A small army of clinical research nurses who organized and ran the trial called it their Super Bowl, operating under an energy not lost on the 252 kids who were enrolled

Coronavirus

Colorado county leaders blast state officials over mental health, claim 69 foster kids are missing

In a letter to state officials, county human services directors say their caseworkers have had to sleep in office buildings with children because they can’t find them a bed.

Health

Class-action lawsuit alleges Colorado is failing at children’s mental health care

A similar lawsuit in Illinois forced that state to improve its mental health system for kids who qualify for Medicaid.

Health

Opinion: Universal masking is vital to keeping children safe, and schools open

Virus transmission closes schools. Masks block transmission, says the chief medical officer of Children’s Hospital Colorado

Opinion Columns

More Colorado health leaders are urging mask, coronavirus vaccine mandates

Children’s Hospital Colorado and SCL Health became the latest hospital systems in the state to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Coronavirus

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.

Health

Opinion: The world is on fire from COVID-19. If we work together, we can put out the flames.

No country will be safe from the pandemic until the rapid spread is stopped everywhere, especially in large countries living in poverty.

Opinion Columns

Youth mental health was front and center in Colorado’s legislative session. But the work is only a “down payment.”

Lawmakers set aside at least $30 million specifically for youth mental health, an amount that increased in the 11th hour of the lawmaking term after Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a state of emergency

Health

Coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases are rare in Colorado. Here’s everything we know about them.

State health officials say there aren’t a lot of patterns in the numbers so far

Coronavirus

Opinion: The mental-health emergency facing Colorado’s children demands an emergency response

The mental health infrastructure in our nation and in Colorado is woefully underfunded and tragically underbuilt.

Opinion Columns

Children’s Hospital Colorado declares mental health state of emergency as suicide attempts rise

Suicide attempts are rising and emergency room visits for mental health crises were up 90% last month. Mental health experts are asking for help.

Health

More and more Colorado parents are vaccinated, but their kids mostly aren’t. So what about those summer travel plans?

While kids are less likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, a Children’s Hospital Colorado doctor says parents still need to be cautious

Coronavirus

Opinion: A emergency pediatrician on why a law on safe storage of guns would save young lives

If a child comes to my ER having swallowed a bottle of Tylenol, I can give them medicine to help undo the harm. I couldn’t undo the bullet sitting in my 13-year-old patient's brain.

Opinion Columns

New Centennial Hospital fills southeast Denver gap, while other areas wait for specialty care

HealthONE/HCA, flush with 2020 profits even as the pandemic hit, opens a new facility at Arapahoe and Parker, following the trend to fast suburban growth for new hospitals

Health

Coronavirus is straining Colorado kids’ mental health. The state hopes free counseling sessions will help.

Two plans have been floated to address increased instances of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts among school-age children and, in some cases, their teachers.

Education
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