Colorado Questions About Flu Season And Coronavirus, Answered

This year, the possibility of a flu and COVID-19 outbreak in the fall worries health care professionals because of the stress it could place on hospitals. “If you get sick and you're the one that needs an ICU bed, we want to make sure that you've got one,” said Emily Cheshire, doctor of nursing practice at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus. In the 2017-2018 flu season, 61,000 people died from the flu and more than 810,000 people ended up in the hospital,

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Colorado ‘COVID Long Haulers’ Suffer Coronavirus Symptoms Weeks, Or Even Months, Later

In the early hours of an April morning, at her home in Erie, Malea Anderson woke up with what felt like an explosion of ice water up her spine and into her head. She had a massive headache and tried to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, but her limbs wouldn’t cooperate. She feared she was having a stroke. Her partner, Randy, took her to the emergency room. The doctor suspected she had COVID-19, but she couldn’t get a test. At the hospital, the 53-year-old had a brain scan that came back norm

What It’s Like On Colorado’s Coronavirus Front Lines

CPR News continues to speak with experts, doctors, researchers and people who’ve recovered. We want to bring you the stories of people who are caring for COVID-19 patients in their own words. Why do they do what they do? What do they remember about seeing their first coronavirus patient? And...what do they hope we take away from this pandemic. Here’s what seven medical professionals had to say. There’s a song that plays over the public address speakers at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Jun

Denver Doctor Starts A Portrait Series To Honor Black And Women f Color Physicians

After weeks of working nonstop, Dr. Sarah Rowan had a day off and an idea. “I was just taking a day off and looking at the New Yorker magazines that I had mounted up on my counter, and there were a couple of beautiful covers of health care workers,” she said. “I was also thinking about some images in Denver — murals that are also health care workers that are just fantastic pieces of artwork, but I was noticing a pattern that women of color were not depicted as health care workers.” So she reac

Focusing on the Lasers from the Last Two Physics Nobel Prizes

Focusing on the Lasers from the Last Two Physics Nobel Prizes Innovations in laser methods and technology won Nobel Prizes in 2017 and 2018, but not all lasers are the same. (Inside Science) -- The Nobel Prizes in physics for the last two years honored advances and innovations in lasers. While lasers are plentiful today in laboratories, commercial production facilities and many homes around the world, they aren’t to be taken for granted. Lasers are used to cut diamonds or slice thick metal. Th

Babies born exposed to opioids grew fivefold in ten years in Arizona

For women who are pregnant and addicted, MAT offers stability and better outcomes because the treatment is medically controlled, avoids the up-and-down cycle of using street drugs and eliminates other risks associated with illicit drug use. While methadone was the standard replacement drug for pregnant women, studies have shown buprenorphine is safer and more effective for pregnant women. Women who get into an MAT program, then wean off the replacement drug, or find a dosage that will work long

Colorado mother struggles to bring her son’s body home from Syria

Day after day, Susan Shirley sits at the round, wooden table in her Arvada kitchen, her blue eyes intensely scanning e-mails or Facebook messages on her laptop and then, eventually, wandering past the window into the yard where her son once played. She refocuses on the spiral notebook before her and logs another entry in a minute-by-minute to-do list of grief: 10:30: …request info costs embalming etc…. The notes go on for pages, chronicling a mother’s complex quest to bring home her son, 24-ye