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Associated Press

EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

A VAERS submission does not mean that the vaccine is responsible for any of the events reported. “For example, if you get a vaccine and then you get struck by lightning, you can report that to VAERS,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary.

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The New York Times

Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

Dr. Sean O’Leary predicted that just as adults had swarmed Covid vaccine providers during the initial weeks of distribution, parents and pent-up young teenagers would rush for it at the start, too.

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ABC News

Children make up 26% of new COVID-19 cases in Colorado

news outletABC News
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

Dr. Sean O'Leary said highly transmissible variants, the lack of vaccine for kids and loosened COVID-19 restrictions are contributing to the numbers.

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CNN

States ready plans to vaccinate 12-15 year-olds against COVID-19

news outletCNN
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

"I hear all the time from parents who are interested in getting their kids into studies, or they call and ask when these vaccines are going to be available down to age 12, so there is a lot of pent up demand," said Dr. Sean O'Leary.

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CBS News

Pfizer COVID vaccine could be authorized for adolescents by early next week

news outletCBS News
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

"We're coming into the summertime when many adolescents come into the office to get their routine vaccines. And so if we missed those then, we may not be able to catch them up in the near future," says Dr. Sean O'Leary.

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NPR

Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?

news outletNPR
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

ACCORDS investigator, Dr. Sean O'Leary, and the vice chair of the AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Campus and Children's Hospital Colorado, was recently interviewed by NPR about what's behind the rising proportion of cases in children.

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The Denver Post

“A huge, huge, huge help”: Children’s Hospital program for kids with severe asthma expands beyond Denver-area schools

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 02, 2021

Your blog post content heSo far, the hospital and school districts have essentially donated the staff time needed to coordinate kids’ asthma care, because they typically can’t bill insurance, said ACCORDS Investigator Dr. Stanley Szefler, and director of the pediatric asthma research program at the hospital’s Breathing Institute.

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NPR

Regulation Change Could Help Addiction Treatment In The West

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

Addiction specialists hailed the move, including Dr. Donald E. Nease, Jr. with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He thinks this is a great step toward acceptance of medications that help in addiction treatment.

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KKTV

COVID-19 case rates in Colorado children skyrocketing

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

Pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Sean O’Leary of Children’s Colorado said he believes that while transmission can happen at school, community spread is a bigger factor.

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New York Post

Michigan sees 311 percent spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations among children

news outletNew York Post
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

But infections in children are still a concern, said Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice chair of the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics. “We all know that it’s more severe in older adults, but it’s absolutely not correct to say that it’s benign in other people, and that’s true for kids, too,” he said of the coronavirus.

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NBC News

With vaccines open to 16- to 17-year-olds, high schools set up shop to give the shots

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

"Childhood cases really reflect what's going on in the surrounding community," said Dr. Sean O'Leary.

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Chemical Market Reports

A Study Finds Most Kids Diagnosed With Rare And Severe Inflammatory Disease Have Mild COVID19

news outletChemical Market Reports
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

Dr. Sean O’Leary, who is the vice-chairperson of the Pediatrics’ Academy’s Infectious Disease Committee, has said that inflammatory condition makes kids very ill quite faster. However, most of them respond to the treatment quite well and get better completely.

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Consumer Reports

Safe Summer Activities for Kids During the Pandemic

news outletConsumer Reports
Publish DateApril 20, 2021

“My best guess is that it’ll be better than last summer in terms of what we’re doing, but it won’t be back to what it was like in summer 2019,” says Dr. Sean O’Leary.

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WHTC

U.S. parents begin to ask: Should my child get a COVID-19 shot?

news outletWHTC
Publish DateApril 16, 2021

Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatrics professor at the University of Colorado, said vaccination will help children avoid hospitalizations, a rare inflammatory reaction or lasting symptoms known as long COVID.

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CPR

Already Got The Now-Paused Johnson & Johnson Vaccine? Here’s What You Should Know

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

The side effects reported by the CDC and FDA Tuesday morning are very rare and the vast majority of people who get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine won’t experience them, said Dr. Sean O’Leary.

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Douglas County News-Press

Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care system

news outletDouglas County News-Press
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

Dr. Larry Allen, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, said they saw a 40% decrease in heart patients at the peak of the pandemic.

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CPR

Colorado Puts Vaccine From Johnson & Johnson On Hold — Here’s What To Know As It’s Under Investigation

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

“These are two of the potentially really lifesaving vaccines for the world. The AstraZeneca in particular, because it's so cheap, it's so relatively easy to manufacture, and I think 3 billion doses are slated for the rest of the world and has the potential to save a ton of lives,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado.

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The Scientist

Most Kids with MIS-C Report Few or No COVID-19 Symptoms: Study

news outletThe Scientist
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

Sean O’Leary, the vice chairman of the infectious diseases committee for the AAP, tells the Associated Press that most children “respond very well to treatment and the vast majority get completely better.”

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Spectrum

Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID

news outletSpectrum
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice chairman of the pediatrics academy's infectious diseases committee, said the inflammatory condition typically causes children to become very sick very quickly, but that most ‘’respond very well to treatment and the vast majority get completely better.’’

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CPR

The Number Of Seniors Catching And Dying From COVID-19 Has Plummeted As Vaccines Take Hold

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

“I would agree completely,” said Dr. Sean O'Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado. “Vaccines work.”.

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PsyPost

Study explores the psychological profile of people who are susceptible to online health misinformation

news outletPsyPost
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

A recent study, by Laura Scherer, PhD, and colleagues Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, Larry Allen, MD, MSH, Christopher Knoepke, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Channing Tate, PhD(c), MPH, and Dan Matlock, MD, MPH, sheds light on the psychosocial attributes of people who fall victim to health misinformation on social media. The findings, published in the journal Health Psychology, suggest that these individuals are more likely to have lower education, reduced health literacy, a distrust in the health care system, and belief in alternative medicine.

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Health Day

He Watched His Hospitalized Son Battle COVID-Linked Illness

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

"It's not correct to say that COVID-19 is completely benign in children," said Dr. Sean O'Leary.

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WebMD

FAQ: What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids

news outletWebMD
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

"We know kids are not as affected, but it's inaccurate to say it's a benign condition in kids," says Dr. Sean O'Leary.

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Washington Post

Vaccinated adults may have more freedom. But for kids, ‘the rules haven’t changed.’

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

Such questions can be “really tough and almost unanswerable,” because they often require families not just to assess their individual risk tolerance but also predict the future, said Dr. Sean O’Leary.

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Washington Post

Vaccines and summer travel: What families need to know

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMarch 25, 2021

ACCORDS Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice chair of the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics, said, “It’s an evolving situation. By summer, the CDC may loosen its guidance.” 

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What to Expect

When Will Babies and Children Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

news outletWhat to Expect
Publish DateMarch 24, 2021

While it’s true that most children rarely get very sick from COVID-19 — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that COVID-19 hospitalization rates are 80 times higher among adults older than 85 than they are among children between the ages of 5 to 17 — many parents won’t (and shouldn’t) feel comfortable returning to life as normal until their children are fully vaccinated, too, says Sean O’Leary, M.D., M.P.H.

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Associated Press

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

"To me, having those kids in school with the mitigation measures in place is really, to me, it's almost a no brainer," said ACCORDS Dr. Sean O'Leary of the University of Colorado.

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Popular Science

COVID vaccine hesitancy is showing up in unexpected places

news outletPopular Science
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

“[Vaccine refusal] has been across the political spectrum,” says ACCORDS Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist who studies vaccine attitudes. “Those tend to be the extreme ends of both parties.”

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Report Door

Here’s what we know about traveling with unvaccinated kids

news outletReport Door
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

That doesn’t mean all travel has to be forbidden, said ACCORDS' Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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KUNC

Colorado Edition: How High Is Too High?

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

Podcast Interview. Today’s guests include: ACCORDS' Dr. Maya Bunik and Erica Wymore with Children’s Hospital Colorado and CU School of Medicine.

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NBC News

Kids will be the last to be vaccinated. When will it be safe to go on family vacations?

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

That doesn’t mean all travel has to be forbidden, said ACCORDS' Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado. “It’s really a personal decision, and depends on lots of different factors. Does the child have underlying health issues that may put them at higher risk?”

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Wall Street Journal

Moderna Is Testing Its Covid-19 Vaccine on Young Children

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

Sometimes children have more robust immune responses to a vaccine than adults, which could require different dose levels, said ACCORDS' Dr. Sean O’Leary, professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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5280

Vaccine-Hesitant Coloradans Could Prolong the COVID-19 Misery

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 15, 2021

“Vaccines are a victim of their own success because they work, and so parents don’t see these diseases anymore that historically killed thousands or millions of children and, in some cases, adults as well,” says Dr. Sean O’Leary.

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The Lund Report

Exclusive: COVID Sickens Bigger Proportion Of Young People

news outletThe Lund Report
Publish DateMarch 15, 2021

“It makes sense,” said ACCORDS' Dr. Sean O'Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Infectious Diseases. “We don't have any hard data saying that's what's happening, but it makes sense that we may see some shifting demographics” as a result of mass immunizations, he said. “We know the vaccine works.” 

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Health Day

Driven by Anti-Vaxxers, Measles Outbreaks Cost Everyone Money

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

ACCORDS Dr. Jessica Cataldi wrote an editorial published with the study March 12 in Pediatrics. She agreed it’s important to understand the economic fallout of measles outbreaks. “It really does reflect the shared impact in the community,” said Cataldi, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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U.S. News & World Report

THC From Pot Lingers in Breast Milk for Weeks: Study

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

THC in breast milk may have serious consequences for infants, Dr. Maya Bunik, part of ACCORDS in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

CU med students are helping older Coloradans get vaccine appointments

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

“We are very excited to spend time one by one, reaching out to our patients and we are using any means possible,” said Dr. Hillary Lum, a geriatrician at the clinic and part of ACCORDS.

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Medical News Today

Why do some people believe health misinformation?

news outletMedical News Today
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Lead study author, and part of ACCORDS, Laura D. Scherer, Ph.D., with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains the implications of these findings.

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U.S. News & World Report

She Barely Survived a Severe Form of COVID-19 Hitting Kids

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

"It simply reflects the growing epidemiology. We saw a huge surge in cases here in the U.S. in October, November, December, January, and so at the same time, we also saw a lot more cases of MIS-C," said Dr. Sean O'Leary, who specializes in pediatric infectious diseases at the hospital and is vice chair on the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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KMGH Channel 7

Children's Hospital Colorado expert Dr. Sean O'Leary discusses latest on COVID-19 and Colorado schools

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

ACCORDS Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, discusses the latest science on COVID-19 in schools as many students begin to head back to the classroom in coming weeks.

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Daily Mail

Don't be fooled! People who use homeopathy and alternative medicines are more likely to fall for Covid-19 conspiracy theories

news outletDaily Mail
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

'Inaccurate information is a barrier to good health care because it can discourage people from taking preventive measures to head off illness and make them hesitant to seek care when they get sick,' said lead author Dr. Laura Scherer from ACCORDS at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

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Medscape

Will You Get Your Kids Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

The American Academy of Pediatrics has been "really advocating to try and make these trials happen with the same urgency that they happen for adults," said Dr. Sean O'Leary, the vice chair of the organization's committee on infectious diseases.

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Washington Post

The youngest victims of a national calamity, and the people they left behind

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2021

Although relatively few children die of covid-19, “it's not fair to say it's a benign disease among children,” said Dr. Sean O'Leary.

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Health Day

Many Babies Acquire Oral HPV, Probably From Mom

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

The researchers also found persistent HPV infection in about 15% of the children during six years of follow-up, noted Dr. Sean O'Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases.

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ProPublica

Fauci: Vaccines for Kids as Young as First Graders Could Be Authorized by September

news outletProPublica
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

The American Academy of Pediatrics has been “really advocating to try and make these trials happen with the same urgency that they happen for adults,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, who is vice chair of its committee on infectious diseases.

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STAT

Large majority of doctors hold misconceptions about people with disabilities, survey finds

news outletSTAT
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

“You need to have that accessible environment, and then also address the provider’s biases, assumptions, knowledge, and how that might be influencing the care they’re providing,” said Dr. Megan Morris, who is also the director of the Learning Collaborative to Address Disability Equity in Healthcare. The equipment alone, she said, is not enough.

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HCP Live

Physicians Should Encourage Age-Appropriate Influenza Vaccination

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

A team, led by Jessica R. Cataldi, MD, MSCS, Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado, examined family physicians’ and general internal medicine physicians’ perceptions, knowledge, and practices for use of the 2 influenzas types during the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 influenza seasons.

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Children's Hospital Colorado

Data Supports Prioritizing the Re-opening of Childcare Facilities and Elementary Schools

news outletChildren's Hospital Colorado
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

A new study from Germany offers yet more data to show that childcare facilities and elementary schools should remain open or re-open to full-time, in-person learning as quickly as possible, according to an accompanying editorial by Children’s Colorado infectious disease specialist Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH. The study findings and editorial were published in the Jan. 22 edition of JAMA Pediatrics, a highly respected publication from the American Medical Association focused on child and adolescent health. 

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Rolling Stone Magazine

How Many Vaccine Shots Go To Waste

news outletRolling Stone Magazine
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

Data on wasted doses is routinely monitored in childhood immunizations in large part because it is required by the federal Vaccines For Children program, which provides inoculations to millions of children not covered by private health insurance, said Dr. Sean O’Leary.

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The New York Times

So You Think Your Kid Needs a Covid Test

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2021

“In my experience, everyone that is delivering health care now is being incredibly careful with infection control,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, the vice chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on infectious diseases. “The risk of going into a health care facility is probably pretty low relative to a lot of the other things people are currently engaging in in the U.S.”

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FOX News

Colorado Springs father gives son the gift of life, becomes live liver donor

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2021

According to Dr. Amy Feldman, MD MSCS with Children’s Hospital Colorado sadly one in ten babies and one in 20 children die before they can get a suitable liver.

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RepublicWorld.Com

COVID-19: US Records 25% Increase in Infections Among Children in Last 2 Weeks

news outletRepublicWorld.Com
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

According to the reports by AP, Dr. Sean O’Leary said that with other respiratory viruses, “young children are the germ factories. In this case, it’s different and we don’t really know why.”

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Colorado Politics

CU reports taking in $1.4 billion in research funding during last fiscal year

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

The University of Colorado awarded approximately $1.4 billion in federal, state, international and foundational research funding to its campuses during the 2019-2020 fiscal years, the fourth consecutive year in which grants exceeded $1 billion.

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UPI

More than one-third of U.S. pediatricians dismiss families for vaccine refusal

news outletUPI
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

Parental concerns about vaccines appear to be increasing, states JAMA study co-author, Dr. Allison Kempe.

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U.S. News & World Report

About 1 in 15 Parents 'Hesitant' About Child Vaccines: Survey

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJune 15, 2020

"The fact that one in eight parents are still concerned about vaccine safety for both childhood and influenza vaccinations is discouraging,” said lead author Dr. Allison Kempe, director of ACCORDS and professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Get a medical power of attorney, doctors say

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 12, 2020

Dr. Dan Matlock explains why it is important to document what you want for end-of-life medical care.

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