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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

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

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

Flu season makes impact across Colorado

A record number of Coloradans have been hospitalized for the flu this year, and metro-area health officials are urging residents to get the vaccine for the contagious illness if they haven't already … more

St. Anthony celebrates 125 years of healing

For Darcy Copeland, a registered nurse science specialist at St. Anthony hospital, it almost felt like returning home when she started working at the hospital in 2010. It was, after all, where she … more

Alameda Gateway Community Association receives grant

A $1,000 Jefferson County Public Health 2018 Quick Win grant will help the Alameda Gateway Community Association purchase and install bike racks and/or lockers along west Alameda Avenue. Funding for … more

A day in the life in St. Anthony’s OR department

There’s a red line on the second floor of St. Anthony Hospital that most people don’t cross. Behind this line on the trauma center and operating rooms floor, doctors, surgeons, nurses, … more

Littleton, Lakewood 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

HHS gives initial approval to Fed Center plan

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a step closer to taking ownership of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) … more

The romantic habits of rattlesnakes and dinosaurs

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are some date ideas that have been done to death — fancy dinner, movie for two, going out dancing. While all fun, none of these are particularly unique. … more

Cheri Jahn, Independent, Senate District 20

  What have you been up to in the months since the last session? Although I work year-round in my business, during the out session it takes more hours catching up some of the details from … more
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