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“Absolutely historic”: First doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine arrive in Colorado, are administered

Colorado received its first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine Monday morning, launching a months-long inoculation process that health officials hope will start to have meaningful effects on limiting transmission of the disease in the state by late spring. A FedEx van delivered 975 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine to the Colorado Department of Public Health and […]

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RVs are housing health care workers worried about giving their families coronavirus. But some Colorado cities, HOAs put up roadblocks.

Boulder Community Hospital nurse Ernest Illo and his wife grew anxious that the COVID-19 outbreak would soon creep from Illo’s work into their Gunbarrel condo and infect their 5-year-old son. When the virus started spreading across the country, many medical front-line workers moved out of their homes to shelter in motels, or at the homes […]

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How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis to keep themselves safe

Taylor Taylor (her first name is the same as her last) doesn’t consider herself a “germaphobe.” But when the first cases of the novel coronavirus emerged in Colorado early in March, the 27-year-old Thornton resident significantly upped her hygiene practices. She started carrying disinfectant wipes in her purse; she instituted a “no hugging, no personal […]

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Paging Dr. Algorithm: How AI and other new tech are changing care in Colorado hospitals

A wobbly leg emerges from under a blanket and makes a tentative search for the polished floor below. The movement catches the eye of Lupita Rodriguez, who’s responsible for keeping this patient safe. Rodriguez leans forward to talk to her patient, who immediately stops at the sound of the authoritative voice. “Mrs. Smith? Please call […]

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Opinion: Closure of midwife practices could escalate opportunity gaps for Colorado children

A safe, peaceful birth is a priority for everyone involved in the birth of a baby. From the parents to the providers, all want the first moments of a baby’s life to be healthy. We also know that starts with a healthy mother who has access to affordable and quality maternity and obstetric care — […]

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“An ugly scenario:” For-profit health corporation to shut down midwifery practices in Denver, Aurora

Two Denver-area midwifery practices that have delivered thousands of babies in the past two decades, many born to low-income, inner-city mothers and refugee families, are closing their doors. Midwives, social workers and other employees at the practices linked to Rose Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center were informed Friday by the for-profit parent company of […]