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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

Colorado’s struggle to improve school vaccination rates shows the challenges ahead for a coronavirus vaccine

Before the pandemic hit, the state finally pushed its kindergarten vaccination rate above 90%, but access to health care and pockets of resistance are still issues

Coronavirus

2 Colorado deaths attributed to multi-system inflammatory syndrome, the child disorder linked to coronavirus

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed seven cases in the state

Coronavirus

Opinion: WHO cuts will lead to maternal and childhood deaths across the world

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Budget cuts create opportunities — child mental health and welfare should advance

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Here’s how we can keep kids healthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Opinion Columns

Coronavirus is triggering a range of emotions in Colorado kids

Kids from toddler-age on up are wrestling with unfamiliar stressors created by the coronavirus. Experts say the way adults behave can set an example that lasts a lifetime -- for better or for worse.

Health

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.

Health

Opinion: The coronavirus exploits vulnerabilities associated with inequality and health disparities

Opinion Columns

If you’ve recovered from coronavirus, Colorado hospitals want your blood. It might save another patient’s life.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is the third site in the nation to transfuse a critically ill person with plasma from someone who survived the infection

Coronavirus

Colorado blood supplies approach critical levels as coronavirus-wary donors stay home

Dozens of blood drives have been canceled, and donors are now being asked if they have been in countries beset by COVID-19

Coronavirus

Colorado opened one of the nation’s first drive-through testing sites for coronavirus. This is what it looked like.

Gov. Jared Polis said the state must “exponentially scale testing as immediately as we can.”

Coronavirus
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