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COVID-19    COVID-19 Podcasts

Dr. Sean O’Leary Beat Coronavirus But Symptoms Linger On

Author Kelsea Pieters and David Kelly | Publish Date November 24, 2020

When the pandemic struck last winter, it upended our lives in ways few could have imagined. Many of us work from home now, our kids go to school online, we wear masks and avoid our elderly or sick relatives for fear of passing along a potentially deadly illness. Meanwhile, lockdowns and isolation have spawned a mental health crisis that we are only now beginning to fully grasp.

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Patient Care    Community    Publications

Changes Needed to Address Financial Hardship from Cancer

Until you or a loved one are facing treatment for a cancer diagnosis, you may not realize the cost associated with treatment and doctor visits. Unfortunately, the cost is continuing to rise as new treatments are discovered and patients are responsible for more of those costs, even if they have health insurance coverage.


School NameCU Cancer Center
AuthorCancer Center | Publish DateNovember 24, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Election Day Is Over: How Will the Next Administration Approach Worker Health and Safety?

The third installment of a CU Anschutz webinar series on the ethical dilemmas surrounding work and play focused on the impact of a new president and steps the new government needs to take to protect workers, specifically from COVID.


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Campus Life    Education

Carol Rumack and Wendy Kohrt, Faculty Members in the CU School of Medicine, Named Distinguished Professors

Two faculty members from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been given the title Distinguished Professor. They were nominated for the honor – the highest honor that CU bestows on its own faculty members – by colleagues at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateNovember 24, 2020
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COVID-19    COVID-19 Podcasts

COVID-19 Has Moved Bioethics From the Classroom Into Everyday Life

When the pandemic struck last winter, it upended our lives in ways few could have imagined. Many of us work from home now, our kids go to school online, we wear masks and avoid our elderly or sick relatives for fear of passing along a potentially deadly illness. Meanwhile, lockdowns and isolation have spawned a mental health crisis that we are only now beginning to fully grasp.


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Campus Life    Education    Students

Empathy Turns Anesthesiology Into Passion for December Graduate

The inner workings of the human body fascinate Fabienne Haas. But also top of mind for Haas, who graduates from the University of Colorado Anesthesiologist Assistant Program in December, are the emotions swirling inside patients as they are about to undergo surgery.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorChris Casey | Publish DateNovember 23, 2020
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Research    Women's Health

Women’s Health Research Event: Happiness ‘More Important Now Than Ever’

With COVID-19 cases surging around the world and a race for life-saving vaccines at the top of most people’s minds, focusing on happiness during the pandemic might seem petty. But it’s actually more important now than ever, said Laurie Santos, PhD, keynote speaker at the Nov. 11 Center for Women’s Health Research Annual Community Event.


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CU Anschutz In the News

U.S. News & World Report

AHA News: Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women – and What to Do About It

U.S. News & World Report
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

"Hopefully, this information can be used to help us eliminate the biases that people may have," said Shelby Shelton, a professional research assistant at the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine and one of the investigators.

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The Denver Post

Not just sore throats and scraped knees: School nurses play pivotal role in containing COVID-19 in Colorado

The Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

That’s been an adjustment for Lexi Barrere, an instructor at the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing and nurse practitioner at a school-based health clinic serving families in Sheridan School District No. 2. Barrere and her colleagues would traditionally go into schools to provide services such as sports physicals and mental, dental or behavioral health care, but now they rely on connecting with patients virtually, which is limiting families’ access to care, she said.

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New York Post

Doctors fear COVID-19 worst for college basketball: ‘Horrible idea’

New York Post
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

“My thoughts are that it’s a horrible idea to play,” Comstock, an epidemiology professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and a sports injury expert, said with an uneasy laugh, “but I have no doubt that colleges are going to go through with it anyway.

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Colorado Politics

Foundation started after Sandy Hook shooting to study violence prevention to merge with CU Anschutz Medical Campus center

Colorado Politics
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

A foundation started by the parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim is closing and being reborn as a program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Folding the Avielle Foundation into the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the university’s main medical training and services campus will make the work of the center more robust and lead to a broader impact, said Matt Vogl, the center's executive director. “We are not currently able to focus attention specifically on violence prevention, building compassion and the associated brain science behind those things,” he said in an email. “Now we can.”

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