Boulder County Public Health set to reinstate indoor mask mandate – The Denver Post

Due to high levels of transmission of coronavirus in Boulder County, people will soon be required to wear masks indoors. Boulder County Public Health also is working to develop a new program that incentivizes businesses to instate vaccine policies by allowing them to obtain exemptions from the mask mandate if a vaccination policy is in place. The new public health […]

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Drug combination could make curative surgery possible for some liver cancer patients

A combination of the kinase-inhibitor drug cabozantinib and the immunotherapy drug nivolumab can make curative surgery possible in some liver cancer patients who would normally not be considered surgery candidates. Results published July 29 in the journal Nature Cancer by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center describe the benefits of this drug combination. Among 15 people with hepatocellular […]

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Sadie Robertson Shares 'Scary' Birth Story, Reveals Daughter Got 'Stuck'

Mom’s miracle! Sadie Robertson described her daughter Honey’s “chaotic” birth nearly two months after the infant’s arrival. Sadie Robertson, Christian Huff’s Daughter Honey’s Baby Album: Family Photos When the Duck Dynasty alum, 24, was told by her doctor that she had “one more push” left before welcoming her baby girl, “everything [got] crazy,” the former reality star said on the […]

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UCHealth nurses say hospital still short-staffed; hospital says union trying to “expand their business” – The Denver Post

Nurses at UCHealth rallied Friday over what they said is a continuing pattern of understaffing and intimidation of employees considering joining a union. A group of UCHealth nurses announced they were forming a union over staffing concerns in December. Denver Health employees had said they would unionize about seven months earlier. Staff at both Denver-area hospitals are considered quasi-public employees, […]

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Big jump in COVID-19 vaccine supply is coming soon, drug executives say – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month after a rocky start to inoculations, and the companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans by summer. By the end of March, Pfizer and Moderna expect to have provided the U.S. government […]

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Elijah McClain case leads to scrutiny of ketamine’s use during arrests

DENVER — Police stopped Elijah McClain on the street in suburban Denver last year after deeming the young Black man suspicious. He was thrown into a chokehold, threatened with a dog and stun gun, then subjected to another law enforcement tool before he died: a drug called ketamine. Paramedics inject it into people like McClain as a sedative, often at […]

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China hid coronavirus’ severity to hoard supplies, DHS report says – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show. Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world in early January, according to a four-page Department of Homeland Security intelligence […]

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