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CU Medical Student Wins $250,000 Scholarship

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 18, 2020

For more than a decade, Kumar Thurimella watched helplessly as his father battled ulcerative colitis. Failed treatments and seemingly endless hospital trips ultimately led to pre-colonic cancer and a total colectomy. 

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Despite Burdens Most Pediatricians Very Supportive of National Vaccination Program

Despite bureaucratic hurdles, the vast majority of pediatricians want to keep participating in a national program that provides vaccinations at no cost to children who are on Medicaid, uninsured, or who are American Indian/Alaska Native, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish DateFebruary 21, 2020
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Changes to Title X Mean Contraception Access for Teens Could Worsen Nationwide, Study Shows

Many teens lost access to confidential family planning services in Texas due to family planning budget cuts and loss of Title X funds, says a new study led by the University of Colorado College of Nursing just published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Lack of clarity around parental consent laws, confusion among staff, and funding uncertainty made it more difficult for organizations to provide confidential, low-cost, and quality services to teens. This research suggests that contraception access for teens throughout the nation could worsen as new changes to Title X are implemented.


Author Dana Brandorff | Publish DateFebruary 19, 2020
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Journalist Launches ‘Back From Broken’, a Recovery Podcast

Vic Vela is intimately familiar with demons. He’s spent much of his life wrestling with depression and addiction. He sabotaged himself for years with drugs, alcohol and other self-destructive behavior. He once begged for mercy when confronted by an angry, gun-wielding drug dealer.


Author Chris Casey | Publish DateFebruary 18, 2020
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Parenting Elective Lets Physicians Spend More Time With Their Babies

A novel, four-week parenting rotation designed for pediatric residents has dramatically increased the amount of time resident parents can spend at home with their babies, according to a study by researchers at the  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish DateFebruary 18, 2020
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AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke Severity

U.S. News & World Report
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2020

Bleeding strokes are the deadliest type of stroke and the hardest to treat. What might make matters worse is having both diabetes and Alzheimer's disease versus either condition alone, new research shows. Not knowing if the people included in the study had high or uncontrolled blood pressure "makes it difficult to assess the overall health of the patients and determine whether it was having both Alzheimer's disease and diabetes that put them at higher risk for a severe stroke," said Dr. Robert H. Eckel, a professor emeritus of medicine and a diabetes specialist at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine in Denver.

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Novel Parenting Elective Allows Pediatric Residents to Spend More Time with Their Babies

NewsMedical
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2020

The elective, created in 2010 by physicians at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was set up to address the lack of maternity leave for doctors in residency programs, a time when many get pregnant. "When we first created this elective, our residents had to take vacation days, about four weeks, if they wanted time off with their newborns. Some took unpaid Family and Medical Leave combined with vacation time. For some, this meant not being able to pay back student loans. Others faced career setbacks," says Dr. Melanie Cree-Green, pediatric endocrinologist and assistant professor at the CU School of Medicine.

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9News

Colorado History: President Dwight Eisenhower's 1955 Heart Attack in Denver

9News
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2020

During a trip to Denver in September 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower played a round at Cherry Hills Golf Club. That night, he felt ill. An electrocardiogram determined the president had suffered a massive heart attack. He was rushed to the Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Aurora, which closed in the 1990s. The building is now part of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Chicago Tribune

Religious Exemption for Vaccines Would be Dropped for Kids in Illinois Schools Under Proposed Law. 2nd Bill Would Require HPV Shots.

Chicago Tribune
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2020

For the HPV vaccine, specifically, some parents don’t understand that the vaccine is not only safe, but most effective when given early, even if that’s long before a child is sexually active, said Dr. Sean O’Leary, associate professor of pediatrics and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “If you think about that argument as you think about other vaccines and prevention, you do preventive measures way before it’ll be an issue,” he said. “When do you have (kids) put their bike helmet on? Before they get on the bike or when they’re about to get into a wreck?”

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