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Antibiotic Awareness Week 2021

November 19, 2021
Antibiotic Safety Through Education and Awareness Denver Health is joining with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to advise...

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...

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...

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...

Pharmacy Robot Helps Denver Health Patients Get Medications Faster

July 28, 2021
With the 2021 opening of the Outpatient Medical Center Pharmacy at Denver Health, patients who fill their prescriptions at the new state-of-the-art...

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...

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...

The Benefits of Using Mail Order Pharmacy

November 04, 2020
How Getting Your Prescriptions Through the Mail Might Make You Healthier When Denver Health expanded Pharmacy by Mail earlier this year in response...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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