An omicron curveball: At two Colorado hospital systems, most COVID patients aren’t there for COVID
Denver Health and UCHealth report that 60% or more of their patients who are COVID positive are there for other reasons, a change from previous coronavirus waves that comes amid the more contagious omicron variant
A Native-inclusive safe campsite has opened in Denver. But some lament loss of community.
Indigenous people account for an outsized percentage of homeless people in Denver. Sweeping their camps repeats the historical harms of forced displacement, advocates say.
What is driving Colorado’s COVID surge? Not even the experts are sure.
In addition to coronavirus cases, delayed health care during the pandemic has come back to haunt Colorado hospitals
More video visits and more doctor burnout: How the pandemic has changed health care in Colorado
Highlights from The Colorado Sun’s panel discussion on the future of health care
Are Colorado’s latest efforts to get more people vaccinated working?
$100 Walmart gift cards are increasing participation at pop-up vaccination sites by threefold. And Denver Health navigators have called 10,000 refugees and immigrants.
Two more hospital systems in Colorado will require workers to get vaccinated against coronavirus
The move by UCHealth and Denver Health increases the number of hospitals with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to nearly 20 in Colorado
Almost everyone in Colorado who eagerly wanted a coronavirus vaccine has gotten one. Now comes the hard part.
Persuading the vaccine hesitant requires trust and dialogue, and that means reaching herd immunity for COVID-19 will take time
In the Denver Health emergency department, patients and caregivers are scarred by a brutal year
Patients’ wounds hinted at links to the pandemic. So did the emotional damage to workers.
Opinion: It’s time to admit failure on equality. Let’s use that as our starting point.
We have all heard the expressions of commitment to equality, to a world free of racism and discrimination. Yet the evidence around us clearly shows that we do not live in that world.
Opinion: Hard lessons from a year in the COVID-19 ward
“Am I going to die?” I try to reassure the patient, but the truth is, we don’t know.
Opinion: Freeway expansion is the wrong way to spend Colorado’s COVID-19 relief dollars
When the pandemic is behind us, will we want ever-wider highways, more air pollution and increasing greenhouse gas emissions?
Fentanyl overdoses are surging in Colorado as the powerful opioid is disguised as other drugs
The number of people who died of fentanyl overdoses in Denver jumped to 119 last year, up from 17 just two years before. Statewide, overdoses involving fentanyl more than doubled.
In Denver, getting the coronavirus vaccine may depend on where you live
The vaccine disparity is statewide, with a higher proportion of whites getting vaccinated. Here’s what public health workers and equity task forces are doing about it.
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.
Nicolais: A Colorado Supreme Court justice put principle over personal preference in two recent cases
By choosing to write dissents in two anti-discrimination cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, Marquez showed exceptional judicial restraint
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
On Edge: A coronavirus survivor in Denver finds her footing amid her fears
Elizabeth Torres lost her grandfather to COVID-19. Soon after his death, she began to feel that she was losing herself.
Denver doctors may have found the answer to a pandemic mystery: What happened to all the heart attacks?
A new study looks at the number of cardiac arrest deaths occurring at home in the time of coronavirus, comparing the stay-at-home period to prior months
Medics in Colorado dosed 902 people with ketamine for “excited delirium” in 2.5 years, including Elijah McClain
101 fire and rescue agencies in Colorado are allowed to administer ketamine. In 17% of the instances when they used the drug for "excited delirium" serious complications arose.
An increasing number of Colorado coronavirus patients are surviving, and fewer need ventilators
The state's coronavirus mortality rate for hospitalized patients dropped to 10.5% compared to 15.1% in March, according to data shared by major hospital systems in Colorado