Colorado wants more family doctors to be able to administer coronavirus vaccines
Gov. Jared Polis announced a new $60 million grant program that could enroll hundreds more primary care providers in the vaccination effort
Colorado’s program to stop patients from “doctor shopping” for opioids hasn’t been working, audit finds
Audit recommends legislation to require prescribers to use the database to track drug prescriptions — and add penalties if they don't
Park County’s only primary care doctor retired 8 years ago. A replacement still hasn’t been found.
It’s a stark example of the persistent difficulty in recruiting young talent for the daunting workloads facing Colorado’s most isolated medical outposts.
Colorado pediatricians, educators to Gov. Jared Polis: Act now to protect in-person school
“As community spread increases, in-person school will be less and less feasible," wrote members of the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Doctors are overwhelmed by coronavirus. So why did Colorado officials just end a 30-year contract with a peer health program?
The state Department of Regulatory Agencies approved a contract for a new program without telling the Colorado Medical Board, setting off a firestorm of complaints from doctors across the state.
Colorado anesthesiologists want paramedics to stop injecting people with ketamine during arrests
The Colorado health department last month announced a review of ketamine's use almost a year after Elijah McClain's death
Colorado doctors now have plenty of experience battling coronavirus — and they’re getting better at it
Doug Summerfield, a 75-year-old Arvada man, may have benefited from new treatment techniques that doctors are using to help COVID-19 patients, as well as a greater well of experience
Colorado unveils plan for how doctors will decide who receives life-saving coronavirus treatment — and who doesn’t
Crisis standards of care will only be implemented if needed to fight COVID-19. “This is completely uncharted territory,” one doctor says.
If it gets bad, Colorado doctors have a plan for who gets lifesaving coronavirus treatment — and who doesn’t
Colorado has not yet implemented its crisis standards of care, but one doctor says the state may be inching closer.
Terminally ill, a Colorado man wanted aid-in-dying. His Catholic hospital said no.
Even as an increasing number of U.S. states have legalized aid-in-dying laws, exercising that option is challenging for patients in a country where most large hospital systems have deep religious ties and the religious right is powerful
Colorado lawmakers will weigh in 2020 whether to ban flavored vaping products
One potential spoiler: Gov. Jared Polis, who has shown a libertarian streak on health issues
High-deductible plans jeopardize financial health of patients and rural hospitals in Colorado and beyond
In rural areas, where high-deductible plans are even more prevalent and incomes tend to be lower than in urban areas, patients often struggle to pay those deductibles
Denver’s Rose Medical Center, celebrating 70 years, created a culture that countered post-war discrimination
Rose became the first Denver hospital to grant privileges to a Black physician. Its emphasis on inclusivity endured through a contentious sale and shifting health care industry.
Colorado emergency rooms are trying something new to stem the opioid crisis: addiction treatment
An increasing number of Denver-area hospitals are offering patients medication in the emergency room to treat their dependencies in the hopes of nudging them into long-term care
Democrats in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race split on Medicare for All, as Bennet warns it’s “one sure way” to lose
The crowded field of Democrats running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner disagree on whether Medicare for All or a public health insurance option is the way to go
Colorado’s new U.S. attorney wants law enforcement to treat overdose deaths as homicides as he focuses on opioids
Jason Dunn, appointed by President Trump, laid out some of his office’s redoubled tactics in an interview with The Colorado Sun -- his most extensive remarks to the news media since taking office
Nurses do. Lawyers do. But Colorado doctors don’t have to take continuing education courses
Colorado is one of only four states that does not require any continuing medical education for physicians.