Public Health

What You Need to Know About HPV and the HPV Vaccine

June 23, 2022
The human papillomavirus (commonly known as HPV) is one of the most common viruses circulating right now, because it is transmitted through...

June is National Home Safety Awareness Month

June 08, 2022
National Home Safety Awareness Month, part of National Safety Month, is celebrated in June when people focus on how they can keep their homes safe...

What Does Pride Mean?

June 01, 2022
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time to recognize and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary individuals, as well as any...

COVID-19 Variants: Omicron (What You Need to Know)

January 13, 2022
The highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant is rapidly increasing the proportion of positive COVID-19 cases. Denver Health is committed to...

The Meaning of Overdose Awareness Day 2021

August 25, 2021
by: Josh Blum
The past year was a year of profound loss. Taken from so many of us were lives and livelihoods, loves and loved ones. Even facts and universal...

COVID-19 Variants: What You Need to Know

August 18, 2021
For weeks now, a big topic of conversation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been the variants of the original virus that...

National Immunization Awareness Month: Why Vaccines are So Important

August 02, 2021
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a good time to talk about vaccines and why they are so important not just now but throughout...

Why COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe and Effective

December 17, 2020
(Updated) Vaccinations are available to everyone age 5 and over. Denver Health will continue to vaccinate patients according to the latest state...

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 20, 2020
Update 11/20/2020: Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Colorado and nationwide, Denver Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Real Stories of the Frontline Workers of Denver Health

November 12, 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 Vaccine Update from Denver Health's Chief Medical Officer

November 09, 2020
Update: Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration, Denver Health will resume...

How to Trick-or-Treat Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 26, 2020
Is There Trick-or-Treating in 2020? Or Has COVID Canceled It? Halloween is coming up on Saturday and as with most anything else this year, because...

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...

Should I Get a Flu Shot During COVID-19?

October 05, 2020
Every year Denver Health recommends that our patients get a vaccine to protect against the flu (influenza) during the fall and winter seasons. But...

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 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...

Black History is More Than Just a Month

February 12, 2020
As part of Denver Health's celebration of Black History Month, we asked a few of our employees to introduce themselves, tell us why diversity is...

The Teen Vaping Crisis

December 10, 2019
About two and a half years ago in a small rural town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an 18-year-old girl had just started using her first electronic...

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...

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...

Denver Health Supports Bill to Increase Vaccination Rates

May 01, 2019
A Denver Health Physician's Perspective More than 700 cases of measles have been recorded across the country since January. But only 89 percent 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bullying

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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