Tag Archives: Health officials

State Launches Diabetes Awareness Campaign

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health care program for low-income residents. The state Department of Public Health and Environment said yesterday the program aims to reduce diabetes rates and health care costs by teaching people how to Continue reading

Health Officials Urge Coloradans to get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300State health officials urge Coloradans to protect themselves and their families by getting a flu vaccination. Last year, there were 1,759 hospitalizations caused by the flu in Colorado. Health officials say the single best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting vaccinated. It takes about two weeks after getting the vaccination to build the antibodies needed to protect you from the flu. The CDC recommends Continue reading

State Health Officials Violate Medical Privacy Rules

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado health officials say they accidentally violated the medical privacy of about 15,000 people in a recent postcard mailing. The postcards were mailed as part of a survey sent to people receiving behavioral health services through Medicaid or the Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health. The breach Continue reading

Another Colorado Child Suffers Muscle Weakness After Illness

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Health officials are now investigating 10 cases of muscle weakness in Colorado children and whether the culprit is a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent doctors an alert about the “polio-like cases.” The germ – enterovirus 68 – was detected in four of Continue reading

Health Officials Investigating Child Illness

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit is a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases. The germ – enterovirus 68 – was detected in Continue reading

Hantavirus Claims Eagle County Man

hantavirus-300Eagle County health officials identified a man yesterday who died from exposure to the hantavirus.  The Eagle County Coroner identified the victim as 41-year-old Continue reading

Mesa County Boy Contracts Hantavirus

hantavirus-300Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus.  The Mesa County Health Department said yesterday the boy, whose name and age Continue reading