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COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

For Dan Caplin with Colorado Addiction Treatment Services, treating people addicted to opioids is complicated to say the least. “This is so multifactorial,” he said, before listing about 10 local...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Another record decline reported in U.S. cancer death rate

NEW YORK – Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they attribute to success against lung cancer. The overall cancer death rate has...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

GENEVA – The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Teams organize to begin vaccinations in La Plata County

A group of 400 medical volunteers is organizing to begin vaccinating residents of La Plata County who are 70 and older, hoping to hold their first event possibly in the second half of the month....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fauci: U.S. could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

The U.S. could soon be giving at least a million COVID-19 vaccinations a day despite the sluggish start, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday, even as he warned of a dangerous next few weeks as the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Explainer: Vaccine dosing debates add to public confusion

The first Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 are getting their second dose, while Britain has decided to postpone boosters and focus instead on giving more people a first shot – international...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

The autopsy, a fading practice, revealed secrets of COVID-19

NEW YORK – The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Scientists urge concern, not alarm over new virus strains

Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean that treatments and vaccines won’t work? Questions are multiplying as fast as new strains of the coronavirus, especially the one now moving...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, 2nd shot in arsenal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. experts debate: Who should be next in line for vaccine?

NEW YORK – The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination campaign has begun, and the few available doses are mostly going into the arms of health-care workers and nursing home residents. But what about in January,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

What to know about COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S.

NEW YORK – The first shots of COVID-19 vaccine are being delivered, but it will likely be months before doses are widely available for everyone at U.S. drugstores and doctor’s office. Details are...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. allows emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic

WASHINGTON – The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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