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Denver Health Recognized for Low C-Section Rate

Consumer Reports has recognized Denver Health Maternity Services for having one of the lowest C-section rates in the country at 7.9%, avoiding unnecessary health risks to both mom and baby that can result from C-sections. The low rate of C-sections can be attributed to Denver Health’s policies, as well as the partnership between OB/GYN physicians and midwives.



The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Do you know the dangers of E-Cigarettes? Learn about the toxic stimulant, liquid nicotine, and the potentially fatal risks, especially for children, in this Dr. Oz show TV interview with Dr. Eric Lavonas, Associate Director of Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center (RMPDC).

RMPDC, a division of Denver Health, offers a variety of poison control services, including providing public health information like this.


Communities Throughout Colorado & Wyoming Proclaim April As Donate Life Month

In an effort to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation, local governments work with Donor Alliance and residents touched by donation to celebrate the cause.

These efforts are in support of the nationwide observance, National Donate Life Month, which honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorates all transplant recipients in the United States throughout the month of April.


Effexor Recall

A nationwide voluntary recall on the medication Effexor XR® 150 mg has been issued, affecting lot numbers V130142 and V130140. The recall was issued as a result of a pharmacist finding Tikosyn®, a heart medication, in a bottle of Effexor XR.

Although we have not noticed any problems at Denver Health, we are informing our patients of the recall to keep you safe. Tikosyn is bright yellow. Effexor XR is red. If you have an Effexor XR prescription, please check the bottle and return to the pharmacy if you find any yellow capsules. You may contact the Denver Health Pharmacy 1-866-347-3345 for more information.


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.