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By the Numbers: Exactly How Common Are Abortions In Colorado?

With the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, you might be wondering exactly how common abortion is in Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the number of abortions performed in Colorado has been on the rise over the last 5 years. In 2016, there were 8,333 abortions performed in the state, which was the lowest number since 2002. In 2021, there were a reported 11,598 abortions in Colorado.
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Study: After getting hospitalized for COVID, some unvaccinated Latino patients went on to advocate for vaccinations

A new study finds some unvaccinated Latino patients hospitalized for COVID-19 were motivated to encourage vaccination after their illness. A team of Colorado researchers interviewed 25 unvaccinated hospitalized with the coronavirus and survived. Dr. Lilia Cervantes, one of the researchers, said before they got sick many felt COVID didn't exist or they didn't trust information about the virus.
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Colorado 4th-healthiest U.S. state

Colorado is the fourth-healthiest state in the U.S., according to a recent study that measures behavior, fitness infrastructure and health status factors. It has the lowest obesity levels in the country, with just 24.2% of residents considered obese, according to the study by fitness advice platform BarBend, which used the latest U.S. Census and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create the Healthiest States Index.
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Sky Ridge Medical Center opens Colorado's 1st robotic surgery center

Lone Tree, Colo.-based Sky Ridge Medical Center is opening the state's first fully robotics-dedicated surgery center. The 26,000-square-foot center includes four operating rooms, six recovery rooms and eight preoperative bays, the hospital said June 23. It was built with a $22 million investment. The center will offer surgical services including...
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Polis extends disaster declarations for avian flu, wildfire

Gov. Jared Polis issued two executive orders Sunday to assist the state in responding to the avian flu and the aftermath of a wildfire in southern Colorado. The first executive order extended the declaration of the avian flu as a state of disaster emergency. The avian flu, also known as the bird flu or the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, is a disease that spreads rapidly among birds with a mortality rate of over 90%.
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State encourages Coloradans to use free services on National HIV Testing Day

DENVER, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) encourages Coloradans to get HIV tested on National HIV Testing Day. According to the CDPHE, June 27 is recognized as National HIV Testing Day. This was first recognized in 1995. The theme of this year's National HIV Testing Day is “HIV Testing The post State encourages Coloradans to use free services on National HIV Testing Day appeared first on KRDO.
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Voice of the consumer: How to get your child vaccinated

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The final age group waiting for approval is now able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said it supports the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all children ages 6 months and older to get the vaccine.
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State offering free KN95 masks at select locations

PIKES PEAK REGION — Colorado is offering free KN95 and surgical-grade masks at participating locations, says the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Anyone who wishes to wear a mask to lower their risk of getting COVID-19 is encouraged to do so, especially in areas with higher COVID-19 levels. You can receive five […]
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Coloradans have access to free HIV and STI testing on National HIV Testing Day

DENVER (CBS4) – Coloradans get a free HIV test across the state thanks to multiple programs and initiatives through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The push comes on National HIV Testing Day which was first observed on June 27, 1995. This year, the CDPHE, Walgreens and the Greater Than AIDS initiative are encouraging Coloradans to get tested by using the theme “HIV Testing is Self-Care.” Individuals can order a free at-home test online which can test for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Walgreens and Greater Than Aids is also offering free testing services on Monday. In an effort to curb rising cases of sexually transmitted infections in Clear Creek County, officials are holding an education and testing-based fair on Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Organizers will be outside of the new Health and Wellness Center on Miner Street in Idaho Springs.
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Abortion Takes Central Focus in First Post-Roe Primaries

The midterm primary season enters a new, more volatile phase on Tuesday as voters participate in the first elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision revoking a woman's constitutional right to an abortion jolted the nation's politics. In Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate primary, voters are choosing between businessman Joe O'Dea...
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