The center is funded by a $20 million gift from Paul M. and Katy O. Rady
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Experts say vaccines, behavior changes worked as Colorado’s monkeypox cases decline
After more than two years of the COVID pandemic, it’s a bit of good news for the public health system
Officially, heat deaths are not very common in Colorado. The reality is more complicated.
Missy Anderson stepped out of the shade and into the building heat of another day in one of Denver’s hottest summers on record. Anderson is an injury prevention coordinator at Denver Health, meaning she works to deter the kinds of accidents and events that often land people in the hospital. On this July day, that […]
When will COVID vaccines be approved for young Colorado kids? Here’s what we know.
In his practice as a pediatrician, Dr. Sean O’Leary gets a lot of calls from worried parents. And, lately, one kind of call has begun to stand out. “The parents I hear from are the ones who are reaching out to me desperately because they want their kids to have a COVID vaccine,” he said. […]
Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-COVID vaccinations
By Kate Ruder, KHN WESTMINSTER — Melissa Blatzer was determined to get her three children caught up on their routine immunizations on a recent Saturday morning at a walk-in clinic in this Denver suburb. It had been about a year since the kids’ last shots, a delay Blatzer chalked up to the pandemic. Two-year-old Lincoln Blatzer, […]
A Colorado lawsuit is testing the boundaries of religious exemptions to COVID vaccines
This is a true story about heroes and villains in the age of coronavirus and how no one can agree on who is which. The doctor, one of the protagonists of this story, is a pediatric intensive care specialist in Colorado Springs working with some of the sickest children in the state. She’s unvaccinated against […]
Opinion: The world is on fire from COVID-19. If we work together, we can put out the flames.
The concept of global health addresses health care issues and concerns that transcend national boundaries and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions. The understanding of this concept has never been as important in human history as today with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are engaged in a global effort as we mobilize the resources […]
Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, public health agencies must convince Coloradans to take it
Vaccines won’t end this pandemic. Vaccination will. Scrambling five letters at the end of a word is far more than semantics, say experts like Immunize Colorado’s Stephanie Wasserman. The seemingly magical public health power of a highly effective vaccine dissipates immediately if too many people refuse to actually take the vaccine. Colorado needs to get […]
How much do we know about marijuana’s medical capabilities after 163 years of claims? Just a little.
It’s not so much the claims made about the magic qualities of cannabinoids that prick up the ears — curing tuberculosis, anxiety, chronic pain, liver disease. Pretty standard hype in a world of consumers slathering themselves inside and out with anything labeled CBD or THC. It’s the year. The advertising hype about miraculous treatment of […]
For diabetes patients, new health threats and cost concerns surface during coronavirus
Samantha Almeida was working at a furniture store the summer before her junior year at Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, when her bosses started noticing signs that Samantha might have diabetes before she did. Almeida would ask for extra bathroom breaks from her cashier’s station because she was drinking so much water. She seemed tired […]