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TikTok and Ozempic: CU Doctors Discuss Risks, Benefits of Advertising

As social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram have risen in popularity, so have direct-to-consumer advertisements for drugs like Ozempic, whether it be pop-up advertisements or social media influencers promoting products to their followers. Now, more and more people are asking their doctors to prescribe them drugs they have seen in advertisements, prompting three chief medical residents — Lynne Rosenberg, MD, Samantha Thielen, MD, and Evan Zehr, MD — in the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program to deliberate: Is this a beneficial or harmful occurrence?   


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 03, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Community    Training    Internal Medicine

Project to Integrate Spanish Interpreter Wins Shark Tank Competition

Amid intense competition and tough questions from a panel of “sharks,” a team of medical residents at the University of Colorado Department of Medicine emerged victorious on Wednesday during this year’s 8th Annual Department of Medicine Shark Tank Competition.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 30, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Medicine    Infectious disease    HIV

Injectable HIV Medication is Superior to Oral Medication for Patients Who Frequently Miss Doses, Study Finds

When a person is diagnosed with HIV, they are placed on a lifelong HIV treatment regimen, called antiretroviral therapy, to keep the virus under control. But for many people, having to take medicine every day can be a struggle for a variety of reasons, resulting in missed doses that could potentially lead to a decline in their health.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 14, 2024
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    Education    Community    Students    Academia

More Than 150 Attend CU Department of Medicine’s Annual Research Day

Surrounded by a sea of research posters in a conference center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Jordan Nelson, a third-year medical student at the CU School of Medicine, eagerly awaited the opportunity to discuss her research with others.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 24, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Pediatrics    Community Health    Health Policy

3 Tips on Building a Successful Research Career

Whether it’s inspiring health care policy changes or increasing the accessibility of medical devices, faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have proven the ability of research to enact positive — and even life-saving — change.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 22, 2024
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Patient Care    Medicine    Community Health

You’re Probably Not Allergic to Penicillin — Even If You Think You Are

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have a penicillin allergy listed on your medical record, research suggests it’s highly likely that this label is inaccurate.


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

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    Palliative care

How a CU Biostatistician is Helping Improve Palliative Care Research

If a person is diagnosed with a serious illness like dementia, heart failure, or cancer, they may begin to receive a specialized type of medical care called palliative care, which focuses on improving the quality of life of both patients and their caregivers. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 03, 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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Patient Care    Hospital Medicine

Q&A: CU Department of Medicine Doctor Discusses Unintended Consequences of Patients Having Immediate Access to Test Results

In a fast-paced digital age where patients can open their test results as soon as they are available, what happens when a patient reads through complicated results without a physician there to help them understand what it all means? And what happens when a patient misinterprets bad news as good news, or vice versa?


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date March 18, 2024
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Patient Care    Medical Oncology    Internal Medicine    Primary Care

‘She Cares’: A CU Department of Medicine Doctor Celebrates a Patient’s 100th Birthday

It’s common for doctors to develop close connections with longtime patients – connections built on trust, caring, and common humanity. It’s not common for a patient to invite his doctors to his birthday party. And it’s even less common when it’s the patient’s 100th birthday party.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 15, 2024
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Patient Care    Sarcoma    Cancer

Trusting the Patient: A CU Department of Medicine Leader’s Transformational Encounter

It was a quarter-century ago, but Mark Earnest, MD, PhD, still vividly recalls an “odd request” from a patient.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Education    This Week with Vineet    DOM Newsletter

Reaching New Heights: 2022 Annual Report

Our future is brighter and better than it has ever been. The Department of Medicine’s journey towards Reaching New Heights has just begun. 
 
Our focus on advancing human health tells a compelling story. Here are some highlights from our annual report:


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 12, 2023
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Patient Care    Education

7th Annual DOM Shark Tank Competition

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 31, 2023 Grand Rounds: 7th Annual Department of Medicine Shark Tank Competition promoting high value care projects to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs of healthcare.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 31, 2023
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Tate, McIlvennan Among Cambia Health Foundation's 2022 Sojourns Scholars

The scholars represent the next generation of palliative care leaders and demonstrate the Foundation’s commitment to whole-person care for people with serious illness

The Cambia Health Foundation has announced the selection of 12 emerging palliative care leaders for its Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program. In its ninth year, this program identifies, cultivates and advances the next generation of palliative care leaders.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 12, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Education

State of the Department 2022

Watch the Department of Medicine's State of the Department 2022, presented by Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Education

Department of Medicine Celebrates Its Best and Brightest

The Department of Medicine enjoyed an evening of celebration and togetherness as they gathered in the Donald M. Elliman Conference Center to recognize some of the department's best and brightest contributors at the 2022 Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Event. After some long-overdue in-person mingling, Dr. Chopra, Robert W. Schrier Chair in Medicine, began the event by congratulating deserving individuals who have earned various awards in 2022.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 03, 2022
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Research    Patient Care

Does Nature Want Us to Be Fat?

After nearly 40 years of research, Richard Johnson, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, presents compelling evidence on the discovery of a fructose-powered “survival switch” in his newly published book, “Nature Wants Us to Be Fat.”


Author Holli Keyser | Publish Date April 27, 2022
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Patient Care    Education

Post-Pandemic Silver Linings: Opportunities for Improving U.S. Healthcare Delivery

Watch Medicine Grand Rounds from March 23, 2022—Post-Pandemic Silver Linings: Opportunities for Improving U.S. Healthcare Delivery featuring Vin Gupta, MD, MSt, MPA, affiliate assistant professor, Evans School, University of Washington; Chief Medical Officer, Amazon Devices; NBC and MSNBC Medical Analyst; Major, U.S. Air Force Reserves Medical Corps.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 24, 2022
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TCTMD

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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