Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post

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The Denver Post

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Meg:

Colorado reports 13 cases of rare but serious mystery hepatitis in children

Colorado has reported 13 cases of unexplained hepatitis in children since November, with about half appearing in the last two months. → Read More

COVID’s rise over coming weeks could strain Colorado health system if too many workers get sick, officials warn

Colorado should expect COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations to keep rising for a few weeks, and while state officials aren’t expecting anything close to last winter’s surge, hospita… → Read More

Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations rising faster, though they’re still relatively low

The state health department recorded 10,040 cases in the week ending Sunday. The last time there were five-digit case numbers was the second week of February. The true number of infections is likely higher. → Read More

Colorado kidney donors can prioritize loved ones for future transplants through voucher program

Coloradans who are interested in donating a kidney but concerned it would leave them unable to help if a family member got sick later have an option to get a "voucher" to shorten a loved one's wait if they need a transplant in the future. → Read More

Colorado’s COVID cases keep rising. Now Durango’s public health agency is sounding the alarm.

Colorado’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and one public health agency warned its constituents that they should consider taking precautions again. → Read More

Flavored vapes, menthol cigarettes could soon be banned in Colorado

The nicotine landscape in Colorado is likely to change in the near future, but how much depends on what lawmakers do in the final days of this year’s session. → Read More

Colorado’s COVID picture looks manageable even as cases rise — but BA.2.12.1 is a wild card

An expert says trends still suggest a large COVID wave isn’t likely at this point in Colorado, but that could change as the BA.2.12.1 variant replaces BA.2. → Read More

Colorado’s COVID cases rise for a fourth week as BA.2 variant becomes dominant

Colorado's COVID-19 cases have been rising slowly for four weeks, but the level of disease is still relatively low and it's not clear how significant a wave the virus might be building up. → Read More

Couple sues Colorado Springs IVF clinic over “nightmare” of accidentally destroyed embryos

An out-of-state couple is suing a Colorado Springs fertility clinic after their embryos were accidentally destroyed, arguing the mistake amounted to negligence. → Read More

Couple sues Colorado Springs IVF clinic over “nightmare” of accidentally destroyed embryos

An out-of-state couple is suing a Colorado Springs fertility clinic after their embryos were accidentally destroyed, arguing the mistake amounted to negligence. → Read More

Colorado syphilis, gonorrhea rates shot up during first year of pandemic as STDs returned to 1990s levels nationally

The state health department urged people who might be at risk of a sexually transmitted infection to get tested, whether at their doctor's office, through a county health department, or by using a free at-home test kit. → Read More

Colorado closing 40 state-run COVID-19 testing sites in April

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Wednesday that 40 sites will close, with most listing April 30 as their last day. The remaining 80 sites have the capacity to offe… → Read More

Aurora site part of effort to diversify Alzheimer’s drug trials — but there’s a long way to go

A trial for an Alzheimer's disease drug is recruiting in Aurora to try to diversify its participant pool, but it's only a first step toward fixing the problem of studies that don't represent the whole population. → Read More

Lapse in federal COVID funding could spell trouble for Colorado clinics serving uninsured

Nobody wants to see another COVID-19 wave, but for health clinics serving low-income Coloradans, an increase in demand for testing and treatment at this point could be a financial disaster, as well as a humanitarian one. → Read More

CDC allows fourth COVID shots for people over 50. Should you get one?

Federal health officials said Tuesday that some people who want a fourth COVID-19 shot can now get one, setting up possible confusion and the potential for supply problems if the response is enthusiastic. → Read More

1 in 5 eligible Colorado hospitals penalized for infections, other harm

About one in five general hospitals in Colorado large enough to qualify will be penalized by the federal government this year because of infections and injuries that patients picked up while receiv… → Read More

1 in 5 eligible Colorado hospitals penalized for infections, other harm

About one in five general hospitals in Colorado large enough to qualify will be penalized by the federal government this year because of infections and injuries that patients picked up while receiving care during a six-month period before the pandemic. → Read More

Too early to tell if a new COVID wave is starting in Colorado, state epidemiologist says

The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is trending up in Colorado, but it’s not clear if that’s a fluke or the start of a wave. → Read More

Deaths in Colorado up 25% over pre-pandemic levels as COVID, drug overdoses fuel increased mortality

Deaths in Colorado rose again in 2021 over what already was an unusually high level of mortality the prior year, with COVID-19 and drug overdoses driving much of the increase. → Read More

Colorado’s COVID cases tick up for first time since January, hospitalizations appear to be falling more slowly

Colorado’s COVID-19 cases and the percentage of tests coming back positive both ticked up over the last week, though they remained near all-time lows. → Read More