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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

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New U.S. coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

LOS ANGELES – A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the U.S. that has no known connection to travel abroad or another known case, a possible sign the virus is spreading in a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

80 is not the new 70: Age may bias heart care, study finds

People are more likely to buy things when prices end in 99 cents rather than rounded up to the next dollar, or cars with mileage under 1,000 instead of past that mark. Now researchers say something...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

In rough U.S. flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so far

NEW YORK – It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK. The vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Immunization bill has bipartisan support, but remains controversial

After three siblings were diagnosed with measles at Children’s Hospital Colorado in December, public health officials began tracking down 258 other patients who visited the emergency department...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

NEW YORK – A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

BEIJING – China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spread of the contagion...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA crackdown on vaping flavors has blind spot: disposables

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government on Thursday began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes aimed at curbing underage vaping. But some teenagers may be one step ahead of the rules....

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Drugs fail to slow decline in inherited Alzheimer’s disease

Two experimental drugs failed to prevent or slow mental decline in a study of people who are virtually destined to develop Alzheimer’s disease at a relatively young age because they inherited rare...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

WASHINGTON – The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

More Americans escaping China virus zone quarantined in U.S.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Two jets carrying about 350 Americans fleeing the virus zone in China arrived Wednesday at an Air Force base in Northern California. Officials said 178 of them will be...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

UN health agency tackles misinformation over virus outbreak

GENEVA – The World Health Organization chief has traveled a dozen times to monitor the Ebola response in Congo . But when he planned to visit China’s capital last week over a new viral outbreak...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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