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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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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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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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Yahoo News

Signs You May Have Diabetes and When to Seek Help

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateDecember 01, 2022

"Although COVID-19 is a pandemic, overweight/obesity is becoming the most common chronic disease 'pandemic' in the world," says Robert Eckel, professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus and immediate past president of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). “Obesity is the most important predictor of new onset type 2 diabetes.”

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Washington Post

8 tips to avoid getting your family sick during holiday travel

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention at UC Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] in Colorado, said this time of year often brings norovirus outbreaks as well. “People have been talking about the ‘tripledemic’” — referring to covid, flu and RSV, a common virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms — “I’m like no, this is just the season of grossness,” she said.

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Doctors who would like to defy abortion laws say it’s too risky

news outletNPR
Publish DateNovember 22, 2022

Another example: the Texas Policy Evaluation Project conducted a survey of clinicians operating under that state’s restrictions. It found that sometimes providers avoided doing D&Cs, opting instead for a surgical incision into the uterus because it might not be constructed as an abortion. “That’s just nuts.” Matthew Wynia directs the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. “Much more dangerous, much more risky. The woman may never have another pregnancy now because you’re trying to avoid being accused of having conducted an abortion.”

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Denver Gazette

Red flag laws are only as effective as the frequency with which they get used

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateNovember 22, 2022

Christopher Knoepke, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who has studied red flag laws both in Colorado and nationwide, worries the state law is a valuable tool that is being underutilized.

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