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Bird Flu in Cows? What is H5N1, and What Is All the Fuss About?

Although bird flu (H5N1) has circulated among wild and domestic flocks for 30 years, it has surprised public health experts in the past two years with the longest, largest and deadliest outbreak in history. Either through infection or preventive culling, the avian flu virus has affected a record 90 million domestic birds since January 2022 in the United States alone.

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Patient Care    Dental Medicine   

Why Are 'Veneer Technicians' Dangerous?

Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date June 05, 2024

A trend circulating on TikTok has dentists worried patients are putting their teeth and health at risk.

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Research    Students    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

U.S. Census Bureau Director Visits CU Anschutz Medical Campus

As a little boy growing up in a drafty wooden bungalow in San Antonio, Texas, Robert Santos had a night visitor that traumatized the “probably 6” year old so much, he refused to sleep or return to his bed.


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Community    Community Health    Substance Use Disorders

Parenting While in Recovery

According to the Maternal Mortality in Colorado report, the number one cause of pregnancy-associated deaths (deaths that happen during pregnancy or within one year after the end of pregnancy) in the state were suicide and unintentional overdoses.


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Community    Faculty    Community and Practice    ColoradoSPH at UNC    Community Health    Global Health

Patti Valverde’s Influential Public Health Career Began at a Tiny Hospital in Northern Mexico

Patti Valverde’s education and work credentials might lead one to believe a career in public health was inevitable. Not so. 
Yes, Valverde has spent nearly three decades in the field. She earned a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1996. She went on to become a leading figure in training community health workers and patient navigators and a powerful advocate for improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities. She also completed a PhD in Health Services Research from Colorado School of Public Health in 2014.


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Community    Climate Health

'State of the Air’ Report Reveals Dire Pollution Statistics

Just under 40% of Americans — 131.2 million people — live in places with failing grades for unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution.


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Patient Care    Clinical Affairs

How to Cope When Patients Exhibit Difficult Behavior

It’s an unfortunate fact of health care for those who work in the medical profession — sometimes the very patients you are trying to help can turn angry, hostile, or even violent.


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Community    Clinical Affairs

Health Fair Unites Aurora Wellness Community and Local Residents

A health fair led by the Aurora Wellness Community (AWC) this spring drove home what AWC staff and volunteers have known for years: There is a real need for free, accessible health care resources in the Aurora community.


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CU Anschutz In the News

Healio

Surgeons dissect the changing face of ACL treatment

Healio
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

According to Rachel M. Frank, MD, associate professor in the department of orthopedic surgery and the director of the Joint Preservation Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, “recent interest is namely due to the fact that we have recognized which tear patterns are most appropriate for repair, and we have narrowed down how to do the repair from a technical and biologic aspect.”

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Medscape

Asynchronous Primary Care Offers Challenges, Opportunities

Medscape
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

Asynchronous care holds promise in extending care beyond traditional constraints, according to Stephen Fuest, MD, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, and a co-moderator of the workshop. "By capitalizing on our experiences in designing and implementing systems for portal communication, we can find ways to optimize productivity and alleviate burnout," Fuest said.

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Becker's Health IT

CU Anschutz digs into quantum computing

Becker's Health IT
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

CU Anschutz and researchers have started to explore Atom's quantum computing hardware and worked with the company to examine healthcare applications. The two organizations are developing a "roadmap" to enable quantum computing for "tangible value for healthcare," according to CU Anschutz's press release.

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CPR

Coloradans’ injuries from guns have cost $8.4 million in health care in six-year span

CPR
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

Colorado has been trying to track numbers, treating firearm injuries and deaths as a public health emergency. As part of a concerted prevention push from the state, including a resource hub, that data can be found on a new online dashboard. The push comes from a partnership between the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Injury and Violence Prevention Center in the Colorado School of Public Health.

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