How to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression which can cause symptoms including general tiredness and oversleeping, feeling sluggish, losing interest in activities you typically enjoy and mood swings. December is Seasonal Affective Disorder awareness month and whether you are experiencing SAD or similar feelings this time of year, here’s some tips to keep your mood and motivation steady. 1. […]

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Colorado has “window of opportunity” to get COVID under control

Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases were stable or improving as of Monday, though it won’t be clear until later this week if the virus spread across Thanksgiving tables. As of Monday afternoon, 1,379 people were hospitalized statewide with confirmed COVID-19, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That’s a small uptick — 11 people — […]

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Colorado hunts for omicron variant of COVID-19

Colorado public health officials are expanding their search for the new omicron variant of the coronavirus — including by monitoring communities’ wastewater — and said Tuesday that it’s just a matter of time before the new strain is detected in the state. Omicron, which has not yet been confirmed in the U.S., was identified last week as having been discovered […]

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COVID-19 South Africa variant: What we know so far about the new variant

WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA? South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It’s unclear where the new variant actually arose, but it was first detected by scientists in South Africa and has […]

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Three metro Denver counties enact new mask mandates until COVID cases go back down

The boards of health for three metro Denver counties — Jefferson, Adams and Arapahoe — voted Monday evening to require almost everyone to once again wear masks in indoor public spaces, though businesses can be exempted if they require staff and customers to be vaccinated. The Jeffco public health order, adopted by a 4-1 vote, requires adults and most children to […]

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Colorado considers how to update “crisis standards” for health care rationing

Colorado hasn’t yet reached the point where hospitals are rationing care, but a group of experts advising the governor are planning how best to do that should the state’s COVID-19 situation continue to worsen. As of Wednesday, 82 beds were available in Colorado intensive-care units, and only 541 general beds were open statewide. If the current acceleration in COVID-19 hospitalizations […]

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All adults in Colorado eligible for booster shots, Gov. Jared Polis declares

Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Thursday declaring all of Colorado to be at high risk from COVID-19, thereby making all adults eligible to receive vaccine booster shots. This comes ahead of approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Pfizer and Moderna boosters for all fully vaccinated adults, following a six-month wait time. State public health […]

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