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Research    Community    Vaccinations    Pediatrics   

Most Parents Choose to Vaccinate Their Children, Say ACCORDS Researchers

Despite some media narratives that focus on vaccine hesitancy becoming more commonplace, ACCORDS faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine say the opposite is true. Most parents in the United States still support vaccinating their children.

Author Melissa Santorelli | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Research    Mental Health    Child & Adolescent    Pediatrics

Pediatrician partners with ACCORDS research team to study mental health supports for children with medical complexity

Clinicians and researchers from ACCORDS at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado have completed the first phase of a two-part study on the behavioral and mental health needs of children with severe chronic medical conditions.

Author Laura Veith | Publish Date October 21, 2022
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ACCORDS In the News


Nontraditional Risk Factors Play an Outsized Role in Young Adult Stroke Risk

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 11, 2024

"The younger they are at the time of stroke, the more likely their stroke is due to a nontraditional risk factor," lead author Michelle Leppert, MD, said in a news release.

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The New England Journal of Medicine

The Risks of Normalizing Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

news outletThe New England Journal of Medicine
Publish DateApril 11, 2024

"Most parents in the United States don’t hesitate to have their children receive routine childhood vaccines. Suggesting otherwise is potentially harmful," says David M. Higgins, MD, MPH, and Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH.

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Denver 7

Westminster woman’s liver donation intended for sister saves life of stranger

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 11, 2024

“We are the leader in the country for pediatric living donor liver transplant," said Amy Feldman, MD. “Because we offer living donations, we're able to bring our waitlist times way down. So for children, the national average for a liver is to wait about eight months. Here at Children's Hospital Colorado, our average wait time is two months.”

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The Denver Post

Opinion: Measles is back. Coloradans should be concerned.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2024

David M. Higgins, MD, MPH, MS, Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH, and Joshua T.B. Williams, MD, discuss concerns with a declining vaccination rate and a return of measles in our state.

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