Why do South Asians have a higher risk of heart disease?
South Asians account for 60% of all heart disease cases worldwide. One of them was Sharad Acharya of Broomfield, who needed triple bypass surgery and seven stents to stay alive.
Rising insulin costs force 40% of Colorado diabetics to ration its use, AG’s report says
The study makes recommendations for quick action to ensure fewer cost burdens that keep patients from buying the lifesaving drug
Not pandemic-proof: Insulin copay caps fall short in Colorado and other states, fueling underground exchanges
Colorado’s cap does nothing for the majority of people with employer-sponsored plans or those without insurance coverage. According to the state chapter of Type 1 International, an insulin access advocacy group, only 3% of patients with Type 1 diabetes under 65 could benefit from the cap.
Opinion: Is your neighborhood raising your risk? Redlining set Denver communities up for more coronavirus danger
But what makes Denver's Valverde so attractive to its residents might also have raised its risks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The westside neighborhood had the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the city.
Meals on Wheels is still delivering in western Colorado — but without the side of conversation
About 400 people get Meals on Wheels delivered daily in Mesa County, its drivers serving as an extra pair of eyes for worried families. But COVID-19 has changed all the rules and clients now are missing the company they used to provide.
For diabetes patients, new health threats and cost concerns surface during coronavirus
Racial and income gaps in diabetes management and access to care are worse than ever in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.