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What is a Community Health Center?

August 04, 2021
August 8-14 is National Health Center Week 2021, an annual celebration to raise awareness about the mission of Community Health Centers across...

Skin to Skin Contact Benefits Babies in the Age of COVID-19

May 26, 2021
Denver Health Kangaroo-a-Thon Still Going Strong For the second straight year during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Denver Health's...

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...

What is a Colorectal Cancer Screening?

February 25, 2021
Colon and Rectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer (which can also be known as colon...

Urgent versus Emergency Care

February 09, 2021
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...

Santa Pays a Visit to Denver Health NICU Babies

December 22, 2020
This holiday season, NICU nurses dressed up like Santa and Santa's elf to bring holiday cheer to the NICU department. See photos of the babies in...

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 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...

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 Prevent Diabetes

September 23, 2020
September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month and Denver Health is committed to helping all of our patients be a part of the most 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,...

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...

Identifying Signs of Heat Stroke & Other Heat Illness During COVID-19

July 17, 2020
This has been a hot summer so far in Denver, and in addition to taking precautions for heat when we work or play outside this year, we are all...

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 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...

How to Prime an Asthma Inhaler

February 26, 2020
The most common way to take asthma medicine is with an inhaler. The medicine from an inhaler is sprayed out and breathed deep into the lungs....

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...

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 Use an Inhaler With Spacer and Mouthpiece

January 31, 2020
The most common way to take asthma medicine is with an inhaler. The medicine from an inhaler is sprayed out and needs to be breathed deep into...

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...

How to Use an Inhaler With Spacer and Mask

December 12, 2019
The most common way to take asthma medicine is with an inhaler. The medicine from an inhaler is sprayed out and needs to be breathed deep into...

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 to Refill Your Prescriptions Online Using MyChart

December 02, 2019
MyChart makes it easy to manage your health care journey at Denver Health – including your prescriptions at Denver Health Pharmacies –...

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...

Health Concerns in the Hispanic Community

October 09, 2019
Within the Hispanic community, there are several health issues and some trends to be aware of to make sure that our patients are doing everything...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...
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