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Colorado farmworkers could get easier access to medical care under new “bill of rights”

Agricultural workers living in employer-owned housing can have trouble getting health care. It’s a symptom of bigger gaps in worker protections that the pandemic spotlighted, say proponents of a newly passed Colorado bill for farmworker rights.

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People fly to Cortez for coronavirus vaccines, but some who live in southwest Colorado can’t reach a clinic

By the end of March about 43% of Coloradans who had received their first doses, and had addresses on file, got those shots outside of their home county. At least 60,000 of them traveled more than 50 miles for a shot.

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As demand for mental health care spikes in the West, budget ax is set to strike

Some cuts to Colorado's mental health budgets have been restored, but providers still are worried.

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One in 8 Americans lives in a community that has lost its local public health department leader during the pandemic.

181 public health employees, including at least 14 in Colorado, have left jobs as the typically invisible army charged with preventing the spread of infectious diseases has become a public punching bag.

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Contact tracing in Colorado immigrant communities is most effective with voices from within

Long-standing health care disparities, job insecurity, immigration status, language barriers and a profound distrust of government all complicate the already tricky task

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.

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Aspen, other ski towns thought coronavirus anitbody tests would help them reopen. Instead they caused confusion.

Now, amid concerns about their unreliability, many testing programs have been scaled back or put on hold

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Centura Health sets off national challenge to aid-in-dying laws after firing a Colorado doctor

A growing number of state aid-in-dying provisions are coming into conflict with faith-based hospitals, which oppose the practice on religious grounds

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