Blog & Commentary

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...

How Do Broken Bones Heal?

September 05, 2019
With summer now winding down – we can reflect on the memories of having fun: water slides at Elitch Gardens, basketball and kickball in the...

Back to School: Tips on How to Improve Kids Health

August 19, 2019
After a long summer of lazy days and not-so-strict bedtimes, no homework and not having to pack lunches, going back to school can be a stressful...

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,...

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

August 01, 2019
August is National Breastfeeding Month Did you know that each August, the world celebrates World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7, and that...

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...

Heat Rash, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Symptoms and Treatments

July 18, 2019
Blue skies and sunshine are standards of living in Denver. Biking down your favorite mountain or relaxing in one of the parks is a big perk of...

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 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...

From “The Favourite” - What is Gout and How to Treat It?

February 21, 2019
The Motion Picture Association of America nominated the movie “The Favourite” for an Academy Award for best picture. If you’ve...

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 staples...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 build...

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 Opposite of Burnout

April 23, 2018
by: Mark Reid
What Keeps Doctors Happy and Productive Everybody in medicine is talking about burnout. We all have our favorite hypotheses about what could be to...

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....

Improving Residency Education at Night Red Eye Rounds

March 27, 2018
By: Sansrita Nepal, M.D., Marisa Echaniz, M.D. and Joseph Walker Keach, M.D. The Night Shift – it’s a crucial part of a resident...

Speaking of the 2018 Oscars

March 04, 2018
How Actors Manipulate Their Voice, Speech and Language The 90th Academy Awards got me thinking about how actors and actresses can manipulate voice,...

A Cog in the Machine

February 12, 2018
I am a hospitalist at a safety-net hospital. Through my work I have come to understand how our daily decisions – filtered through our own...

Letter to Noelle, First Year Medical Student

January 03, 2018
Editor’s note: In 2017, the New England Journal of Medicine featured a piece entitled “Letter to a Young Female Physician,” in...

What Guppies Taught Me About Doctoring

December 07, 2017
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the December issue of the SGIM Forum. Mr. T* was back in the hospital for the...

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...

Can Buprenorphine Help Hospital-based Providers Treat the Opioid Crisis?

November 01, 2017
As a practicing hospitalist in a safety net hospital, I am on the front lines battling the opioid epidemic. In the past five years, I have seen an...

Heres How Hospitals and Physicians Can Help Solve the National Opioid Crisis

August 30, 2017
Pain management among hospitalized patients can be challenging. Patients may have unrealistic notions about how their pain should be controlled,...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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