Colorado behind only Michigan in new COVID-19 cases per capita, but recent decline offers hope

Colorado is one of the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots, but a recent decline in new cases offers some hope that the state may not stay near the top for long. As of Monday, Colorado averaged 29 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 people each day for the last two weeks, according to The New York Times’ COVID tracker. Only Michigan was higher, […]

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Low-value health care drops only marginally despite effort to curb practices

Spending on low-value health care among fee-for-service Medicare recipients dropped only marginally from 2014 to 2018, despite both a national campaign to better educate clinicians and increasing use of payment revisions that discourage wasteful care, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Three items accounted for two-thirds of the low-value care. Among these, prescribing opioids for acute back pain increased […]

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What happened when the only ER doctor in a rural Colorado town got COVID-19 – The Denver Post

By John Daley, Colorado Public Radio via Kaiser Health News Kurt Papenfus, a doctor in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, started to feel sick around Halloween. He developed a scary cough, intestinal symptoms and a headache. In the midst of a pandemic, the news that he had COVID-19 wasn’t surprising, but Papenfus’ illness would have repercussions far beyond his own health. Papenfus […]

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Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail […]

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The Only Reason We Can Watch Kelly Ripa's Sweet Photo Shoot With Her Daughter

Here’s something that happens to many of us: We post a photo of ourselves or our kids to social media, then a well-meaning aunt or one of our parents grabs the photo and reposts it to their own Facebook accounts. As much as that annoys me, I must admit I’d be tempted to do the same once my own kid […]

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Only about half of elderly newly diagnosed with ALL receive Tx

(HealthDay)—Almost half of elderly patients newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) do not receive treatment, according to a study recently published in Leukemia & Lymphoma. Christopher Kim, M.P.H., Ph.D., from Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, and colleagues analyzed Medicare ALL data from 2007 to 2015 to describe patient characteristics and treatment patterns among elderly patients (≥66 years) newly […]

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10 things to know for those who going to fill their first tattoo

Today, tattooing is making a huge number of people. For some this is a way of expression, for others it’s a protest and a challenge to society, third is art and beauty. In each of these cases, it is important to understand that it’s not an easy cosmetic procedure. So, what you need to know before you visit a tattoo […]

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11 signs of an incompetent doctor, from whom better to stay away

If any of the following and you will hear, look for another specialist.Shouldn’t you got hurt! Pain need to give a warning signal: “Hey, here disorder, pay attention!”. If it were not for pain we would climb into the fire and suffered burns, broken limbs, and not paying attention, would run on — no pain. With the words of the […]

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