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ADHD Medication Shortage Continues as Diagnoses Surge

The continuing shortage of controlled stimulants, such as Adderall and Ritalin, has created a frustrating “yo-yo scenario” of providers and patients trying to find the right medications when they’re needed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The crisis has no clear end in sight.

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Cooking and Nutrition

The Great Milk Debate of 2024: Which Milk Is Healthier?

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date April 15, 2024

Milk. A wave of plant-based options has transformed a simple, cow-derived nutritional drink into a worldwide debate. Just going to a coffee shop or the grocery store can set off anxiety about the myriad milk options. Social media is rife with influencers promoting one kind of milk over another, leading to “udder” confusion.

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Research    Innovation    Education    Graduate Program

CU Anschutz Moves Up in This Year’s U.S. News & World Report Rankings

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus schools, colleges and programs again rank among the best in the country in the 2024-2025 U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) annual ranking of higher education programs. Here are the highlights:


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AuthorStaff | Publish DateApril 16, 2024
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Community    Faculty

How the Pandemic Traumatized K-12 Educators

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked degrees of havoc on everyone’s lives, with parents and students being especially hard hit as they navigated changing dynamics at work, home and school. However, a group often overlooked were the educators on the front lines: Teachers reported feeling burned out and overwhelmed.


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Patient Care    Alumni

Mouthguards Protect Your Mouth—and Potentially Your Brain—from Sports-Related Injuries

Matthew Mauck, DDS ’11, says it’s funny that he’s a dentist. Back when he played professional football, he thought wearing a mouthguard was annoying. Now the former NFL and MLB player spends his days encouraging athletes of all ages to protect their heads and faces by wearing a mouthguard.


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Research    Education    Students    Mental Health    Global Health

Research Shows Value of Mental Health Training for Teachers in India

Could offering just three days of child mental health training to primary school teachers in a rural area of India help improve teachers’ mental health literacy and address students’ mental health needs?     


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorTayler Shaw | Publish DateApril 16, 2024
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Research    Student and Alumni    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    Climate Health    Worker Health

Research Symposium Highlights Sweeping Efforts to Improve Workplace Health and Safety

The many challenges and opportunities for improving health and safety for workers were in the spotlight April 4 at the 2024 Research Day Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Health, Work & Environment (CHWE) in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.


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Education    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Recognized with State Future Health Professionals Award

Each year more than 1500 high school students from across the state of Colorado gather for the annual HOSA State Leadership Conference. HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, and several federal and state agencies. HOSA’s mission is to empower its members to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. The competitive events at the HOSA Conference are always a student highlight. In activities ranging from emergency preparedness to biotechnology, sports medicine to behavioral health, student competitors flex their healthcare knowledge and skills to move on to the national HOSA Conference and Competition in Washington, D.C.


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CU Anschutz In the News

Kaiser Health News

Overdosing on Chemo: A Common Gene Test Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year

Kaiser Health News
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

In its latest guidelines on colon cancer, the Cancer Network panel noted that not everyone with a risky gene variant gets sick from the drug, and that lower dosing for patients carrying such a variant could rob them of a cure or remission. Many doctors on the panel, including the University of Colorado School of Medicine oncologist Wells Messersmith, have said they have never witnessed a 5-FU death.

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Colorado Public Radio

What’s it like to retire at altitude? Colorado seniors weigh in

Colorado Public Radio
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

Dr. Benjamin Honigman is a retired University of Colorado School of Medicine who has spent his career studying the impacts of altitude on the human body. He’s currently the chair of an advisory group with the High Altitude Research Center at the CommonSpirit St. Anthony Summit Hospital in Frisco. “[The] High Altitude Research Center is involved in a project that we call the Healthy Summit Project, and what we're trying to do is determine what the impact of living at eight to 10,000 feet in Summit County is on common diseases. Diseases such as heart disease or lung disease, diabetes, sleep disorders, those sorts of things,” he said.

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Mashable

California paid millions to access a mental health app. It wasn't safe for users.

Mashable
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

Dr. Matt Mishkind, a researcher who studies technological innovation in behavioral health as deputy director of the University of Colorado's Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, said the failure to disclose issues or negative outcomes in a project like California's may lead to further user harm, if consumers are never informed of the possible risks of using a platform. Mishkind was not involved in Tech Suite or familiar with it prior to speaking to Mashable. 

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Associated Press

Young adults with migraine, other nontraditional risk factors may have higher stroke risk

Associated Press
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

“We wanted to understand which risk factors were the top contributors to stroke risk among young adults,” said study lead author Michelle Leppert, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., FAHA, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado.

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