Denver Health

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Real Stories of the Frontline Workers of Denver Health

October 22, 2020
Why These Heroes Still Love Their Jobs Through the COVID-19 Pandemic Ask any of our amazing frontline workers at Denver Health – from the...

Coronavirus vs. Flu and Why You Should Get a Flu Shot During The Coronavirus Pandemic

October 19, 2020
With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise in Denver for three consecutive weeks and new orders now in place to wear masks outside and limit...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

October 07, 2020
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Denver Health wants to make sure you know your risk and take the proper steps to keep yourself healthy...

A Note to New and Expecting Parents: Five Tips for Car Seat Safety

September 21, 2020
Whether you're a new parent or expecting a baby in the near future – congratulations! Welcoming a new baby is one of the most exciting,...

How to Use NARCAN

August 18, 2020
Why Arming Yourself With NARCAN is More Important Than Ever During a Pandemic Opioid drug overdose deaths in Colorado are on a steep rise since the...

Why It's Important to Get Your Child Vaccinated During COVID-19

July 20, 2020
This is normally the time of year when Denver Health doctors, nurses and other providers remind parents to get their children up to date on their...

How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Responsibly During COVID-19

July 02, 2020
We know that celebrating the Fourth of July during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is going to look a lot different than it normally...

How Health Care Became a Right in Denver in the 1960s

June 08, 2020
The Story of the Health Warriors Who Made Denver Health What It Is Today This is the latest in a series of articles reflecting on and celebrating...

How to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus at the Grocery Store

June 04, 2020
As "stay at home" and "safer at home" orders are lifted around Colorado, we cannot forget that the COVID-19 pandemic has not gone away. The key to...

Outpouring of Love and Support for Health Care Workers During COVID-19

May 14, 2020
Denver Health has received dozens of thank you letters from school children across the Denver metro area. Their drawings and messages of thanks to...

April 17-18: COVID-19 Behind the Scenes

May 08, 2020
Week four of Denver Health's photo journal during the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

Mindfulness Exercises For Stress Relief

May 07, 2020
How to Best Manage Your Stress During COVID-19 & Beyond May is Mental Health Month and many of us are experiencing heightened stress and...

How to Select and Wear a Mask for Coronavirus Protection

May 01, 2020
Update October 16, 2020: Face coverings are now required for everyone both inside Denver Health facilities as well as outdoors, including on all...

Stopping the Spread of COVID 19 In Any Language

April 29, 2020
Denver Health is proud to provide care for all in our community, especially at this time when we are experiencing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)...

How to Make a Telehealth Appointment With Your Doctor

April 21, 2020
Phone and Video Doctor's Appointments During COVID-19 and Beyond A lot of things have changed during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but...

April 10-April 14: COVID-19 Behind the Scenes

April 17, 2020
Week three of Denver Health's photo journal during the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

1918 Pandemic Flu versus Novel Coronavirus: Part 2

April 16, 2020
This is our second of two blogs comparing the 1918 pandemic flu to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In this blog, we focus on a second wave of...

Sense of Duty Keeps Denver Health Paramedics Going In the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15, 2020
When we talk about front line workers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the top of that list are the heroes who, in many cases, come in...

1918 Pandemic Flu versus Novel Coronavirus: Similarities and Differences

April 09, 2020
It's been more than 100 years since the world has seen a pandemic on the scale of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 102 years ago, the world was...

April 3-April 7: COVID-19 Behind the Scenes

April 09, 2020
Week two of Denver Health's photo journal during the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

April 06, 2020
Update April 6, 2020: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends everyone wear a homemade, non-medical grade face mask or cloth...

Why Should I Practice Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

April 03, 2020
For several weeks now, we've been hearing the advice to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Denver...

March 26-March 31: COVID-19 Behind the Scenes

April 02, 2020
Week one of Denver Health's photo journal during the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

How to Identify People Infected with Coronavirus

March 30, 2020
Denver Health has and will continue to see patients infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our staff is vigilant about identifying those...

What is the Difference Between the Novel coronavirus and Flu?

March 24, 2020
You've heard a lot about how the symptoms of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are similar to the flu or influenza. The main symptoms...

Who Gets Tested for Novel Coronavirus

March 20, 2020
Anyone who has symptoms of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, or believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 is encouraged to...

Cold Weather Coronavirus Myths

March 19, 2020
Think the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can't survive cold weather? Think again! With the snow and cold weather we're seeing for the next couple...

How to Send a Message to Your Doctor Using MyChart

February 11, 2020
We recently asked some of the team members at Denver Health's nine family health centers to give us a list of the most common reasons patients call...

Urgent Care For Kids

February 05, 2020
When your child gets sick or injured and you cannot get an appointment with their pediatrician right away, taking them to urgent care is a good...

How to Get Your Test Results Online Using MyChart

January 27, 2020
According to a survey at Denver Health's nine Family Health Centers, one of the biggest questions patients have is how to get their lab and test...

Urgent versus Emergency Care

January 21, 2020
When it comes to getting care when you suddenly get sick or injured, it's important to know the difference between urgent vs. emergency care and...

How Do I Know if I Have the Flu vs. A Cold?

November 18, 2019
It's flu season once again and we have already seen the virus surface here in Denver. While it's a little early to talk about how severe the flu...

Is My Child at Risk for Diabetes?

November 14, 2019
Information for Parents on World Diabetes Day At Denver Health, we are proud to care for adolescents at multiple facilities throughout our system:...

Life-Changing Weight Loss Journey For Denver Health Nurse

October 30, 2019
From time to time, we come across interesting and inspiring stories about our more than 7,000 Denver Health team members. Nurse manager Tina Van...

Study: Bariatric Surgery Can Prevent Heart Disease, Early Death

October 02, 2019
Weight-loss surgery, medically known as bariatric surgery, has been proven as an effective way to help patients find a new lease on life. It is...

Five Things You May Not Be Doing in MyChart

July 24, 2019
This is MyChart Week at Denver Health, and all week long, we are helping our patients (with free giveaways) sign up for the free, easy-to-use...

When to go to Urgent Care vs. the Emergency Room (ER)

July 17, 2019
When you or a loved one is suddenly injured or feeling very sick, there's a critical decision to make – do you need to go to urgent care or...

Four Health Tips for Women

July 09, 2019
Denver Health would like to congratulate the USA Women's National Soccer Team for securing their fourth Women's World Cup title on Sunday! In honor...

New Career at Denver Health for One-Time Addict

July 02, 2019
More than 15 million American adults struggle with alcohol abuse, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It can be...

Cómo encontrar a un médico que hable español en Denver Health? (How to Find a Spanish-Speaking Doctor or Caregiver at Denver Health)

June 27, 2019
Denver Health se enorgullece en brindar atención médica de la más alta calidad para todos, sin importar quién eres o de...

Why Do I March in Pride?

June 14, 2019
Denver Health is proud to provide affirming and sensitive health care for the LGBTQ community at all of our locations from a network of...

How Presidents Died & How We Would Treat Them Now

February 15, 2019
Throughout the history of the United States of America, there have been 43 presidents who have governed our nation (45 presidential terms because...

How Bad Is the Flu This Year

January 16, 2019
With a high number of reported flu cases in Colorado this season and plenty of people calling in sick to school and work, we wanted to answer a...

What is a Nurse Practitioner

November 16, 2018
M. Juliana Hopman, FNP is a Nurse Practitioner at Denver Health. She has worked at Denver Health for 13 years. When she first started her career,...

Sports Injuries & Concussions

June 26, 2018
Concussions in sports, whether mild or serious, must all be taken seriously. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a...

Firework Safety Tips

June 26, 2018
Fireworks during the 4th of July are part of the American tradition. Unfortunately, thousands of people (mostly children and teens) are injured...

Then & Now: Ambulances

November 01, 2017
For more than 150 years, Denver Health has served the Denver metro community – with integrated services and a team-based approach to your...

Auto Pedestrian Safety - Back to School

January 01, 2017
About 100 children in the United States are killed every year while walking to or from school; another 25,000 children are injured as a result of...

Drug and Alcohol Problems

January 01, 2017
If you are concerned that alcohol or drug use may have been a part of the cause of an injury or illness in your life, learn more about how to know...

Rabies Prevention Tips

January 01, 2017
Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. It is transmitted in the saliva through the bite of infected animals....

Snow Skiing Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Winter Sports Injury: Snow Skiing According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 144,000 snow skiing-related...

Snow Sledding Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Sledding Safety Sledding down a snowy hill has long been a favorite winter activity. While the bumpy ride can be thrilling, it can also be...

Snow Removal Injury Prevention

January 01, 2017
For most people, snow removal is an expected chore. But, for some, the risk of a heart attack or back injury is a reality. If you are not in good...

Snowmobiling Safety

January 01, 2017
Winter Sports Injury Prevention Tips: Snowmobiling More than 1.5 million snowmobiles in the United States will venture into the back country each...

Suicide Prevention

January 01, 2017
A completed suicide occurs when an individual ends their own life. It is a serious public health issue that can have a huge impact on a family, an...

Zumba Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Zumba! It’s a high energy aerobic workout that uses dance steps borrowed from the merengue, salsa and other dances. The Zumba exercise craze...

Domestic Violence

January 01, 2017
What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is abuse by a spouse or partner. It can be physical or emotional. Things like hitting, constant put...

Information About HIV

January 01, 2017
What Is HIV? HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. In the U.S., about 1.2 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Of those people, about 250,000...

What are Condoms and How do Condoms Work?

January 01, 2017
Condoms are sheaths of thin latex or plastic worn on the penis during sex. Condoms collect semen ("cum") before, during and after a man ejaculates...

Snow Thrower Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Snow Thrower Safety Snow throwers are wonderful devices for helping us clear away the heavy Colorado snow. However, they can also cause serious...

Window Falls Prevention & Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Each year we hear the unfortunate news of a toddler being injured or killed after falling from a window. A study cited by Safe Kids Worldwide says...

Trampoline Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Trampoline jumping is a common backyard sport and recreational activity. It is now experiencing a resurgence of popularity in commercial recreation...

Winter Fall Prevention & Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Winter Fall Prevention When winter snowflakes fall, so do people. One of the most threatening winter hazards is the potential to slip and fall on...

Winter Sports Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Winter Sports Injury Prevention Winter means cold temperatures, snowstorms, and fun winter sports for millions of people. For most winter sports,...

Rattlesnake Bite Prevention

January 01, 2017
You can prevent snake bites by being aware, safe, and cautious. Rattlesnakes are venomous snakes commonly found in Colorado. Be Rattlesnake...

He Made Me Do It

January 01, 2017
What to do when your partner says YES and you want to say NO Sexual activity can be a positive experience that makes couples feel closer to each...

Healthy Weight...Healthy You

January 01, 2017
What are the key steps to a healthy weight? Make Wise Food Choices Follow the Food Guide Pyramid to make wise food choices, including the...

Substance Treatment Resources

January 01, 2017
If you are experience a drug or alcohol problem, you may seek help with the following substance abuse resources: Private Insurance: Contact your...

Contraceptive Methods

January 01, 2017
Learn more about various contraceptive methods. Type Typical Use Perfect Use How Does it Work? Advantages ...

Distracted Driving & Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Take the Pledge with Denver Health. The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive distraction-free...

Backpack Safety

January 01, 2017
Backpacks are wonderful ways to carry our school supplies. But, as helpful as they might be, they can strain muscles and joints and cause back pain...

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane)...

Car Heatstroke Safety

January 01, 2017
It only takes a few minutes to save a life. In today’s world of technology and multi-tasking, it is easy to lose track of time or make a...

Frostbite Prevention & Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Winter Sports Injury Prevention Tips: Frostbite It only takes a few minutes for exposed skin to become frostbitten if the temperature is below 20...

Child Safety Tips – Stranger Danger

January 01, 2017
Providing a safe environment when our children are away from home is a parent’s responsibility. One of the best things you can do for your...

Halloween Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Keep your family safe this Halloween with these simple suggestions. Treats Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully...

Heat, Sun & UV Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Beat the heat with these tips from Denver Health. Beating the heat can be challenging when temperatures approach 100º F. Stay inside...

Home Heating Safety

January 01, 2017
Using your fireplace, wood stove or other fuel-fired devices can be a great way to provide heat and comfort during the cold winter months. Before...

Ice Skating Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Winter Sports Injury Prevention Tips: Skating Ice skating is a fun winter activity, and also a great exercise! The National Safety Council offers...

Lawnmower Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Risk for Injury More than 235,000 adults and 17,000 children in the U.S. were injured by lawn mowers in 2010, according to the US Consumer Product...

Lead Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
What is Lead? Lead is a naturally occurring metal found in the environment. It does not have a particular taste or smell. Human bodies do not need...

Helmet Fit and Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Wear A Helmet! The best way to reduce injury from bicycle crashes and outdoor recreation is by wearing a helmet. Children should always wear a...

Playground Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Playgrounds can be wonderful places for families to exercise and play. They are also the source of hundreds of thousands of emergency visits to the...

Older Adult Fall Prevention

January 01, 2017
Falling down is not just part of getting older. It is serious problem and one that impacts 33% of adults, age 65 and older. Falls are the leading...

Toy Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Each year in the United States, an estimated 3 billion toys and games are sold. In 2009, an estimated 185,900 children ages 14 and under were...

Water Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Keep your family safe around water this summer. Always supervise children near water in a pool, tub, bucket or ocean. Designate a “Water...

Sick of Smoking

January 01, 2017
Sick of smoking and trying to quit? Call the Colorado QuitLine for free support from a Quit Coach and free nicotine patches. Free Support and Quit...

Bike Safety Tips

January 01, 2017
Ensure Proper Bike Fit and Always Wear a Properly Fitting Helmet Bring your child when shopping for a bicycle to make sure it's the right size for...

Bullying

January 01, 2017
Bullying is unwanted often aggressive behaviors, in which someone intentionally and potentially repeatedly causes another person physical or...

Button Battery & Magnet Safety

January 01, 2017
Button Batteries Small, coin-sized batteries can be found in products in nearly every home in America. From the flashlight sitting on the table, to...

Folic Acid

January 01, 2017
What is Folic Acid Folic acid is a B vitamin found in multivitamin supplements Folate is the form of folic acid found naturally in foods Who...

My Mom Would Kill Me

January 01, 2017
Talking with Your Parents about Your Sexual Decisions The decisions you are making about your sexual behavior are an important part of becoming an...
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