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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...

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...

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...

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 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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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