Blog & Commentary

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...

How COVID19 Affected the Future of Mental Health Treatment

May 13, 2021
This Mental Health Awareness Month, Denver Health Director of Integrated Behavioral Health Jennifer Grote, PhD, explains how the expansion of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Should I Tell People I Have COVID-19?

April 22, 2020
Struggling Through The Stigma of Getting the Novel Coronavirus and Recovering We are now several weeks into the reality of COVID-19 being here in...

Maintaining Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing a lot of stress. It is disrupting our finances, health, social interactions and much more....

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...

Signs of Suicide and Suicide Prevention

September 10, 2019
September is Suicide Awareness Month and today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is an especially relevant topic in Colorado, which is the...

Using Mindfulness for Relaxation

August 15, 2019
“Relax!” “Calm down!” “Chill out!” When you are stressed out, and you hear these words from co-workers,...

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...

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

May 15, 2019
By now most of us are aware that we need to protect our skin from the sun. However, while sunscreen is commonly seen by the pool or at the beach,...

Advice for Parents and Students After a School Shooting

May 08, 2019
The shooting on May 8 at STEM School Highlands Ranch that killed one student and injured eight others has some parents and students feeling...

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...

What is Superhero Therapy?

April 25, 2019
Calling all Superheroes! This Sunday, April 28 is National Superhero Day which was created in 1995 by Marvel Comics employees in order to recognize...

Why Do I Have These Brown Spots on My Face?

April 18, 2019
I get a lot of questions in the Denver Health Dermatology clinic about brown spots appearing on skin and more importantly how to get rid of them....

What To Expect During a Sexual Assault Exam

April 15, 2019
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in recognition of that, I want to talk about the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program at Denver...

Beyond the Marie Kondo Method: The Psychology behind Tidying-up

March 12, 2019
Debuting in January 2019, the popular Netflix show “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” promised to help families decrease chaos and...

Home Remedies for a Cold

March 05, 2019
Home Treatments for the Common Cold and Cough from a Medical Perspective It’s cold and flu season, and almost everyone has a family or "home...

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...

Winter Dehydration: Is It Real?

February 11, 2019
Dehydration Facts: Can You Really Get Dehydrated in Winter? Anyone who has lived through a Colorado winter comes to know that they need two...

Take Note of this Unique Therapy at Denver Health

January 23, 2019
The Post-it Note, or sticky note. It's small, simple, circumspect and found by the multi-pack in every office supply closet in the country. These...

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...

Breaking Down Language Barriers in Health Care

January 08, 2019
One day, I was walking down 6th Avenue and a woman shouted in Spanish, "Are you an interpreter?” I said, "yes, I am, do you need...

Why I Belong at Denver Health

October 22, 2018
by: Mark Reid
“Thank you very much but I’m afraid I must decline your kind offer.” A good long time ago I was frustrated. Frustrated about the...

Looking at Suicide Differently

August 28, 2018
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand this, too, was a gift.” -Mary Oliver Suicide is a major...

Inpatient vs Outpatient

June 05, 2018
By: Chi Zheng, M.D., Patrick Ryan, M.D. and Marisa Echaniz, M.D. How Providers Are Working Together to Bridge the Divide As hospitalists, we...

Taking Care of Our Caregivers

May 17, 2018
The Role for Structured Debriefing After Adverse Patient Outcomes Clinical work can take an emotional toll on health care providers. Especially,...

Better Speech and Hearing Month

May 16, 2018
Awareness is the key to improving communication The month of May is packed with celebrations like ‘May the 4th be with you’ and Cinco...

The Opioid Epidemic and Adolescents

March 28, 2018
We've all been hearing about the opioid epidemic. According to the CDC, in 2014, there were more drug overdose deaths in the U.S. than ever before....

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...
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