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How Does Social Media Affect Our Mental Health?

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 08, 2021

A compulsive need to know. The fear of missing out. Mindlessness or numbing out. The freedom to say hateful things under cover of anonymity.

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U.S. News Ranks Children’s Hospital Colorado Among the Nation’s Best

U.S. News and World Report released its 2021–22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this week. Children’s Hospital Colorado ranked number 6 nationally and placed seven pediatric specialties in the top 10, including a number-one ranking for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. Children’s Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Together, the institutions are a national center for clinical care and medical research.


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Patient Care    Clinical Research

Newly-Approved Alzheimer’s Drug Spurs Hope and Controversy

As controversy swirls around the first disease-modifying Alzheimer’s drug ever approved, top experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus see the move – for the most part – as a step forward.


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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

This Is Breakthrough: Dr. Kia Washington

“To give someone their senses back feels really satisfying,” says Kia Washington, MD, director of research and professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “To restore form and function in the hand, or restore someone’s vision, appeals to me because you can really change people’s lives. You can change the way they see the world.”


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Press Releases    Faculty

Three Doctoral Nursing Students Selected as Jonas Veteran Scholars

AURORA, CO, 6/14/2021– The University of Colorado College of Nursing is proud to announce it has been awarded a new grant of $45,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education. Matched by $45,000 of its own monies, the grant will fund the scholarship of three University of Colorado College of Nursing doctoral nursing students in 2021.


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Research    Patient Care

Could Yogurt in Diet Help Diagnose Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Future?

The mucosal surface in the gastrointestinal tract is a vast and complex area of human anatomy, a microenvironment that’s highly susceptible to inflammation and other disorders that are, at minimum, a pain in the gut, but may also presage more serious illness.


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Press Releases    Faculty

"I Quit!"

AURORA, Colo. (June 14, 2021) – Even before patients overwhelmed emergency rooms with the novel coronavirus, nurses reported high levels of stress and depression, leading them to make more medical errors. In fact, a JAMA study reveals one-third of nurses who quit their jobs in 2018 cited burnout and a lack of good management and leadership as their reasons for leaving.


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CU Anschutz In the News

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Denver looks for solutions after increase in overdose deaths

9News
Publish DateJune 10, 2021

Data says that 2020 was also a time of increased substance use in Colorado. "I worry about what's going to happen in five, eight, ten years from now with all these people [who] for the first time misused a substance this past year," said Robert Valuck, Director of the Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention at the University of Colorado.

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The Denver Post

Nearly 9,000 more Coloradans died in 2020 than normal as fatalities jumped 23.5% during pandemic

The Denver Post
Publish DateJune 10, 2021

“We’ve known since early on that the full impact was not only deaths due to this virus,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, adding, “People want to understand this better.”

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Bloomberg News

Sunscreen With Leukemia-Causing Benzene Is Latest Summer Worry

Bloomberg News
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

Benzene is often used as an industrial solvent. Although hand sanitizer and sunscreen manufacturers may not be knowingly purchasing and using benzene, they could be using solvents contaminated with the carcinogen, said Daniel Teitelbaum, an adjunct professor of occupational and environmental health at the Colorado School of Public Health who’s an expert on benzene exposure.

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What You Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Publish DateMay 28, 2021

To help respond to some of the most common queries, we enlisted the help of Dr. Sean O’Leary, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the vice chair for the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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