I am a pediatrician who has seen, first-hand, the threat COVID-19 poses to kids. I am also a parent who has seen, first-hand, the detrimental impacts of interrupted learning. To protect our children from the physical risks of the virus and the mental and emotional risks of isolation, I am calling on officials, school leaders […]
What’d I Miss?: History poses a hurdle to trust in medicine
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | More cartoons from The Colorado Sun
Colorado paramedic honored upon his return after dying of coronavirus while serving in NYC
A retired Colorado paramedic who died from coronavirus after volunteering to help combat the pandemic in New York City was honored Sunday as his body was returned to Denver. Paul Cary, 66, who worked 32 years as a firefighter paramedic in the Denver suburbs, died April 30, a month after he began working in New […]
Terminally ill, a Colorado man wanted aid-in-dying. His Catholic hospital said no.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News The call came the last week of September, when Neil Mahoney could still stagger from his bed to the porch of his mobile home to let out his boisterous yellow Lab, Ryder. Rodney Diffendaffer, a clinical pharmacist in Longmont, 45 miles away, had left a message. Your prescription is […]
High-deductible plans jeopardize financial health of patients and rural hospitals in Colorado and beyond
By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Kristie Flowers had been sick with the flu for four or five days in July before the 52-year-old registered nurse from Genoa, Colo., acknowledged she needed to go to the ER. At Lincoln Community Hospital, about 10 miles from her home on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, doctors quickly diagnosed […]
What would happen if the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — went away?
By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Any day now, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could rule the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. At least it seemed that two of the three appeals court judges were leaning that way during oral arguments in the case, State of Texas v. USA, in July. Trump administration health officials […]