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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

The first of 3 gun-safety bills moves ahead in Colorado statehouse debate

Children's Hospital Colorado doctors testify that suicide attempts by teens and young adults are "disproportionately lethal." Opponents argue a bill requiring firearms to be stored safely would make it harder for people to defend their homes.

Politics and Government

Coronavirus has stolen some kids’ sense of smell, and it stinks

A new Children’s Hospital Colorado clinic will ask children and teens to smell four essential oils twice per day for three months. But can a 5-year-old identify eucalyptus?

Coronavirus

Some school staff are eligible for coronavirus vaccine in Colorado right now, but not teachers

Only about 1,600 employees of Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. The district employs 15,000 people.

Coronavirus

Convalescent plasma isn’t quite the coronavirus miracle treatment it was supposed to be. What happened?

Demand for plasma from COVID-19 survivors is low in Colorado, and Denver Health quit using it to treat patients. Now researchers suspect it could help people when they first get sick.

Coronavirus

Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, public health agencies must convince Coloradans to take it

At least 70% of Coloradans must get the shot to achieve herd immunity, but it will take more than a $1 million marketing budget to build credibility

Health

You need a flu shot this year. Here’s a guide to help you find one in Colorado.

Health officials are urging everyone to get a flu vaccine this year to limit the strain on hospitals from a potential flu-coronavirus double whammy

Health
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