Physicians who say otherwise deserve to be marked as “unprofessional”
Opinion: Psychologists are not qualified to prescribe medication
They are highly educated, but not in medicines and the human body. A proposed law allowing them to prescribe drugs should be defeated.
Opinion: Importing medicines from Canada is no guarantee of lower drug prices
A lot of things have to go right — but probably won’t — for Coloradans to achieve even modest savings.
Opinion: To realize the promise of DNA-driven medicine, genetic libraries need to be more diverse
Otherwise, we will miss disease predictors for entire racial and ethnic groups
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Opinion: My patients are suffering from climate change
Mr. A came to our appointment with a laundry list of issues he wanted to address in our 20 minutes together, including typical primary-care complaints like high blood pressure and lower back pain. As our visit progressed, he revealed that he recently moved to Denver from Syria and was seeking asylum. He had run out […]
As more people turn to extreme sports, Colorado doctors are rethinking how they treat athletes
Doctors took a look at Ian Mitchard’s body four years ago and assumed his career was over. That’s why Steph Davis brought him along to a talk she gave to doctors: She wanted them to see what was possible. To be fair, it’s probably the conclusion many would reach after Mitchard crashed while paragliding alone. […]
Opinion: Colorado’s medical residencies are less welcoming to international graduates than the rest of the U.S.
Recently, tens of thousands of medical school graduates got career-defining, life-altering news. Every March on “Match Day,” medical school graduates learn about their U.S. residency placements, in-depth postgraduate training programs, where they’ll hone clinical skills and focus on a medical specialty. It’s a celebratory time for many, but for others, including me, it’s a heartbreaking […]
Opinion: Some doctors might not consider marijuana to be medicine, but Coloradans do
In the nine years since Colorado became the first state in the country to legalize adult-use marijuana, three things have become clear: the vast majority of Coloradans support legalization and consider cannabis as medicine (Opinion: After 20 years, it’s clear that marijuana is not ‘medicine’, Colorado Sun, Jan. 4). They also believe kids should not […]
Nicolais: I can see clearly now — finally — without glasses
For the first time ever, I wrote this column unaided by glasses or contacts. It is actually the first time I have written anything substantive without visual aids since the fourth grade. After decades of acute myopia — nearsightedness — I had corrective surgery a week ago. And I can see clearly now. Mostly. As […]