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Increase in Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Cases

Click to listen to a child with whooping coughAccording to recent statistics from Denver Public Health,Pertussis, or Whooping Cough, is still up in Denver and Colorado. In 2013, 159 people in Denver were diagnosed with Pertussis - more than three times as many as an average year! In 2012, there were 219 cases. Most cases are seen in infants and young children who often experience the most severe illness.

Adults should get a booster shot against Pertussis. If you are not sure if you've had it, contact your doctor or visit the Denver Public Health Immunization Clinic to get your vaccine today! Learn what Pertussis sounds like and how you can protect yourself and your children.


The Affordable Care Act Provides More Options for Health Insurance

The marquee changes under the new health care law are here. Medicaid is expanding to cover more adults and the new health insurance marketplace will provide many more affordable health insurance plans to Coloradoans. You can enroll today for coverage that will begin January 1,2014 and Denver Health has staff who can help you.


Get Your Flu Vaccine

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, like the common cold, the flu can cause severe and even life-threatening complications in many people. The Influenza Vaccine is the single most essential step you can take to protect yourself and others against infection.


Denver Health Now Offers Water Birth

Denver Health is the first hospital in Denver to offer water birth. Denver Health’s OB/GYN Department works with every new mom for as natural a birth as possible with minimal intervention. Water birth is one more extension of that. Water birth can help ease the discomfort of childbirth by providing buoyancy, relaxing muscles, decreasing pain sensation and providing a calm environment for labor and birth. Find out more.


New Website Design

Denver Health is proud to announce the launch of our redesigned website, an enhancement aimed at improving the user experience for you, our patients and visitors.

We hope you enjoy the new colors, clean uncluttered design, rotating images and featured content, all making it easier to access the information you need, any time of day.