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CU Doctor Helps Long COVID Patients by Expanding Care, Research

Although the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, a pressing health care crisis has emerged in its wake that many refer to as “long COVID” — a condition in which millions of Americans are experiencing negative symptoms weeks, sometimes even years, after a COVID infection.  

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 17, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19    Infectious disease

CU Doctor Describes Service on NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020 and left millions of people with unanswered questions, a panel of experts from across the country assembled to try to find answers, including the University of Colorado Department of Medicine’s own Steven Johnson, MD. 

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date March 19, 2024
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COVID-19    Infectious disease    Influenza

Is It Time to Wear a Mask Again?

With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly in the rear-view mirror, most of us have thrown away our paper masks, or stuffed them in our back pocket. These days, it’s common to see only one or two people wearing a mask at the supermarket or riding the light rail.

But just as we’ve gotten used to going unmasked in public, storm clouds have been gathering to give us second thoughts.

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 21, 2023
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Brain-Protected TAVR Results in Fewer Real-World Disabling Strokes

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateJune 05, 2024

This reduction in disabling stroke in the real world was supported by a secondary analysis using propensity score weighting (OR 0.79, 95% CI 0.70-0.90), reported Neel Butala, of Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, both in Aurora.

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News Medical

STew: A new method for unveiling the spatial fingerprint of diseases

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

In disease research, it's important to know gene expression and where in a tissue the expression is happening, but marrying the two sets of information can be challenging.

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Everyday Health

Statins Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Adults Age 75 and Up

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

For decades, doctors have prescribed statins as an effective, safe, and low-cost medication for lowering cholesterol and decreasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening heart problems.

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Black Enterprise

National Cancer Survivors Day

news outletBlack Enterprise
Publish DateJune 03, 2024

NCSD was first celebrated on June 5, 1988. It was established by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation to honor those who have survived cancer, inspire those recently diagnosed, and provide support to families and caregivers.

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