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First Colorado case of tularemia in 2018 found in Jeffco

A rabbit found in the Golden/Lakewood area has died from tularemia, an uncommon, but serious, infectious disease, according to a news release from Jefferson County Public Health. This is the first … more

A career spent being at the forefront of mental health issues

When Harriet Hall says something needs attention, people listen. “She is bright, compassionate, inventive, practical and focused on what is right,” said Bob Dyer, the Chief Executive Officer at … more

Cultural emptiness feeds into recent tragedies

Third week of June: Four shot in the parking lot of a dentist office in Westminster following a traffic altercation. Second week of June: two celebrity suicides. Third week of May: mass shooting at … more

Every child made welcome at new Lakewood clinic location

Pediatrician Jenni Burns has been working with low income parents and their children for 20 years with Every Child Pediatrics. And in all that time and all those patients, there’s one thing she’s … more

Mental Health nonprofits go head-to-head in pitch competition

Six nonprofits battled it out Tuesday, June 5 at the Innovators Society Community Pitch Showdown in which following a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, audience members voted in real time to give away … more

Planning ahead essential when including the pooch on a hike

Colorado has so many amazing hiking trails that it’s no wonder we all want to take our furry friends out for some awesome adventures together, but it pays to plan ahead. Making sure you investigate … more

Emergency healthcare in the comfort of your home

West Metro Fire Rescue is now armed with an additional way to provide emergency medical care in the comfort of the patient's own home or workplace. Recently, the fire department partnered with … more

Hickenlooper signs health care bills at Lutheran

Gov. John Hickenlooper stopped by Wheat Ridge's Lutheran Medical Center on May 21 to sign into law three bills that aim to fight the opioid crises facing the state and those in need of mental health … more

Bill on mental health, guns stalls in Legislature

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others — people, he said, … more

Jeffco youth help inform county's efforts to become a community that cares

Youth today have a lot to deal with. They face the pressures of fitting in among their peers and the stressors of succeeding in academics and extracurricular activities. And all this at an age when … more

Capitol hosts proclamation to kick off Mental Health Month

Together with public and private health organizations around the United States, Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne officially proclaimed May as Mental Health Month at a ceremony May 1 at the Capitol. “I … more

St. Anthony has strokes on the mind

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Lakewood's St. Anthony Hospital kicked off the month by hosting its Stroke Aware Fair on May 4.  The event provided hospital staff and visitors the … more

Jefferson Center celebrates 60 years

Back when 75 percent of people diagnosed with a mental illness were sent to hospitals — or were kept in isolation in family homes as an embarrassing secret — three part-time administrators and … more

Jefferson Center opens new crisis center

There’s no way for a person to plan when and where they’re going to experience a crisis. Which means that those who are trained to help, like the staff of the Jefferson Center, have to go … more

‘All the Rage’ eyes pioneering pain treatment

Boulder physician Mark Strom remembers his time working with fellow physician John Sarno in New York City very clearly. “I almost couldn’t believe the patients he was seeing were getting … more

Finding common ground on issues of mental health

Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same Denver stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common … more

Community garden at North Arvada Middle comes to life

The community garden at North Arvada Middle School has been a goal for more than two years. Now, with the help of several grants and community volunteers, the garden will come to life in May for this … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Lakewood, Littleton hospitals at cutting edge of new stroke treatments

Steven Squires was reading the comics at his kitchen table on a Sunday in September when his wife Carol heard him emit a strange groan. His hands curled, his mouth hung open. Carol called 911 as … more

Denver area hospitals receive Healthgrades awards

Lutheran Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital have earned the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, placing them in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to a news … more
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