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Patient Care    Cancer Center Shared    Cancer

Living to Live: Friends Face Off Cancer; Find Strength in Each Other

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 15, 2020
  • What you need to know: When two couples from Germany retired to Colorado, intent on continuing their active lifestyles minus the work, cancer was the furthest thing from their health-conscious minds. But it struck. Twice. Although the prognoses were grim, the friends said that a combination of their strong bonds and their expert medical care at UCHealth and the CU Cancer Center brought them out on top.

From “No Hair Don’t Care” to “Keep Calm and Colorado On,” four friends facing two grim diagnoses used humor and grit in their battles against cancer. All four contend that, without their outlook and a little fate, their crusade might have had a different ending.

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Research    Press Releases

CU Researchers Call for National Ethics Guidelines When Student Health Surveys Uncover Suicide-Risk “Hot Spots”

  • What you need to know: CU researchers are urging national public health and education associations to produce guidance that clarifies the ethical and legal duties owed to schools when surveillance activities identify high-risks of suicides. 

School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorJulia Milzer | Publish DateSeptember 18, 2020
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Press Releases    Community    Faculty

Military Veteran’s Community Resource Guide Compiled to Help Improve the Health of This Unique Population

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 17, 2020) – Knowing where to turn for help is challenging for anyone. For military veterans it can be even more difficult than for the general public. A new resource guide compiled with the help of the Veteran and Military Healthcare Area of Excellence at the University of Colorado College of Nursing will help.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorDana Brandorff | Publish DateSeptember 17, 2020
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Community    COVID-19    Students

Colleges Battle COVID-19 but Also the Budget Hit of Canceling Sports

  • What you need to know: COVID-19 protocols for collegiate athletics vary from canceled seasons to games with over 10,000 fans. The decision making has placed student-athletes in a difficult position: play it safe with the pandemic or pursue their life-long dreams.

In spite of a global pandemic, many colleges and universities across the United States are gearing up for the fall football season. While this slice of normalcy may be comforting, it could also come at an enormous cost – the well-being of the student athletes.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorBlair Ilsley | Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19

Dental Faculty to Reintroduce Oral Health Preventive Services to the Most Vulnerable

  • What you need to know: Drs. Deidre Callanan and Tamanna Tiwari, of the CU School of Dental Medicine, have a passion for community dentistry and population health. They will spend the next year consulting with the Colorado Association of School-Based Health Centers. They will work on reintegrating existing dental preventive practices that were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic and offer guidance on the next level of preventive dental care.

Marcus’s mouth was a mess.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorChris Casey | Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19    Faculty

‘Past the Pandemic’ Supports the Mental Health of Frontline Healthcare Workers

The past six months have affected everyone, but particularly the people working the front lines in healthcare. By doing their jobs of providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also at a high risk of feeling stressed and anxious, among many other emotions. It is critical that healthcare workers know where to go if they need help when feeling this way and have support at no charge to get them through this difficult time. 


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorKiley Kudrna | Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020
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Research    Faculty

Mallela partners with daughter to design artwork for muscular dystrophy research

Nimisha Mallela’s path as an artist has been on an upward trajectory ever since she started drawing at age seven. By 10, she completed some of her first full art pieces, and at 15, she began entering competitions. Her work has been published in student magazines and she even recently received first place in the Cherry Creek High School art competition with a painting of her grandmother.


School NameSchool of Pharmacy
AuthorSara Knuth | Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020
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CU Anschutz In the News

Fox 31 | Channel 2

Helping Doctors Understand Cannabis

Fox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

Some graduate schools are teaching health care workers about cannabis since many say they don’t feel prepared to answer patients' questions about it. That’s why University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy has started a program to address this. Interview with David Kroll with Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Heather Smith, who took the course.

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The New York Times

It’s Not Easy to Get a Coronavirus Test for a Child

The New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

“There is no good reason not to do it in kids,” said Sean O’Leary, a Colorado pediatrician who sits on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on infectious diseases. “It’s a matter of people not being comfortable with doing it.”

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The Denver Post

How Is In-Person Learning Going in Colorado? So Far, So Good, Parents and Experts Say

The Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

It’s an important distinction, said Sean O’Leary, professor and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Aurora. Since it’s early in the school year, he expects most positive cases “came in from the outside” rather than being contracted at school.

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The Colorado Sun

Months Before Its Arrival, Colorado Tries to Answer the Question: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

The Colorado Sun
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

“You can’t even plan for all these things in advance because your allocation protocol might change based on all the circumstances,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, a bioethicist who leads the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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