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TCTMD

Low Bleeding Profile With Asundexian Seen in Pooled Analysis

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Cumulative safety data from three trials testing the reversible direct factor XIa inhibitor asundexian in patients at risk for stroke or recurrent cardiovascular events suggest a better bleeding profile compared with apixaban (Eliquis; Bristol Myers Squibb) in a variety of patient types.

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CBS News

Flu, COVID, RSV: Colorado doctor says 5% of hospitalized patients have two viruses at the same time

news outletCBS News
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Chances are you or someone you know has gotten sick over the past few weeks or months. 

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Cancer Center

Toby Keith’s Death Following Stomach Cancer Fight Brings Attention to a Less Common Cancer

news outletCancer Center
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2024

Colorado University Cancer Center member Sunnie Kim, MD, emphasizes knowing the risk factors and recognizing the symptoms.

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NPR

Debate simmers over when doctors should declare brain death

news outletNPR
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2024

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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Health Digest

Causes Of Stomach Cancer You Might Not Know About

news outletHealth Digest
Publish DateFebruary 06, 2024

When the topic of what causes stomach cancer comes up, what is often discussed are the risk factors that predispose someone to get the fifth most common type of cancer in the world — like age (being over 60), sex (male), and a family history of the disease.

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Everyday Health

U.S Supply of Weight Loss Drug Wegovy Should Increase This Year

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateFebruary 06, 2024

Patients who haven’t been able to start taking the weight loss drug Wegovy due to shortages may find it’s easier to access the medicine this year.

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Medscape

Are You Giving Your Patients With T2D the Meds They Want?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 05, 2024

Patients with type 2 diabetes and their clinicians may not share the same priorities when it comes to choosing a second-line drug after metformin, new research suggested.

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9News

Sunday is World Cancer Day

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2024

CU Anschutz oncologist Dr. Wells Messersmith said Colorado will see more than 29,000 cancer cases this year.

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OncLive

Camidge and Okuyama Sasaki Highlight How Safety Net Hospitals Widen the Scope of Cancer Care

news outletOncLive
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2024

How This Is Building Me, hosted by world-renowned oncologist D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, is a podcast focused on the highs and lows, ups and downs of all those involved with cancer, cancer medicine, and cancer science across the full spectrum of life’s experiences.

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Health Affairs

For Some Patients, Better Health Starts With Finding A Home

news outletHealth Affairs
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2024

Rashid Sayles, 53, unfurled his legs in the Denver Health hospital bed and stretched them—left and right, left and right.

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Politifact

COVID-19 vaccines’ effect on thyroid conditions requires more study

news outletPolitifact
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2024

If you’re a woman with a thyroid condition, could getting vaccinated against COVID-19 make it worse? 

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Scripps

Long COVID patients enduring symptoms, looking for answers

news outletScripps
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2024

In the time before COVID-19, Danielle Mortell was biking, hiking, and snowboarding her way through life.

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The Denver Post

Women, people under 40 need increasing share of alcohol-related liver transplants in Colorado

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2024

Typically, a patient with liver failure from alcohol use is an older man with a long history of heavy drinking, but in recent years, more women and people under 40 are showing up in need of transplants, said James Burton, [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] who takes care of patients before and after liver transplants at UCHealth in Aurora, but doesn’t perform the surgeries.

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HealthDay

Palliative Care Works, Even When Delivered By Phone

news outletHealthDay
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

Folks with life-threatening chronic illnesses can receive effective support over the telephone as they manage their condition day by day, a new clinical trial finds.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Cold weather may trigger respiratory and allergy issues

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2024

With the cold weather, allergies are not something you think of this time of year, but health experts say that allergies and other issues can affect your lungs when it’s cold and dry out.

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Greeley Tribune

‘Our lovely trifecta’: COVID, flu and RSV rule current winter cold season

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2024

Colds and illnesses are back in northern Colorado this year, and there’s a new player in the winter season mix, according to a UCHealth doctor: COVID.

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Washington Post

U.S. health care isn’t ready for a surge of seniors with disabilities

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2024

In survey results published in 2021, 82 percent of physicians admitted they believed people with significant disabilities have a worse quality of life than those without impairments. Only 57 percent said they welcomed disabled patients. “It’s shocking that so many physicians say they don’t want to care for these patients,” said Eric Campbell, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado.

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9News

Does it feel like everyone is getting sick? Flu, COVID and RSV are all circulating through Colorado

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2024

Fresh off the holidays, and now in the heart of winter, respiratory viruses are making their seasonal rounds through Colorado. And much like a lingering guest, the crud is sticking around longer than anyone wants.

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ACP Hospitalist

An academic time crunch

news outletACP Hospitalist
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2024

Academic hospital medicine was a different job back in the day.

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The Coloradoan

COVID, flu cases on the rise in Northern Colorado after holiday season

news outletThe Coloradoan
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2024

The holidays are behind us, but the aftermath just won't leave us be.

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KKTV

Respiratory illnesses still on the rise across Colorado

news outletKKTV
Publish DateJanuary 06, 2024

Some people 11 News spoke with say nearly their entire family was sick over the holiday season. Others say they went to the doctor right when they started feeling symptoms to try and stop the illness as soon as possible.

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Healio

CAR-T vs. bispecifics for lymphoma: Using the evidence to sequence treatments

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2024

Curative potential at a longer follow-up, logistics and patient risk and eligibility are all important considerations when sequencing bispecific antibodies and chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for advanced large B-cell lymphoma.

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HuffPost

The 4 New Year's Resolutions Cardiologists Always Make

news outletHuffPost
Publish DateJanuary 02, 2024

It’s the season when many people set New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead, and these goals are often related to physical health.

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HCP Live

STRONG-HF Analysis: More Rapid Uptitration of Heart Failure Therapies Confers Greater Benefit

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJanuary 01, 2024

A post hoc secondary analysis of the landmark STRONG-HF trial further underlines the safety and efficacy of rapid, uptitration of guideline-directed medical therapy among patients hospitalized for acute heart failure.

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Medscape

Who Is Helped by AI Use During Colonoscopy?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateDecember 29, 2023

The majority of randomized clinical trials of AI use conducted worldwide "clearly show an increase in the adenoma detection rate (ADR) during colonoscopy," Prateek Sharma, MD, a gastroenterologist at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, told Medscape Medical News. "But the real-world results have been quite varied; some show improvement, and others don't."

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NBC News

Have your cold or flu symptoms lingered this winter?

news outletNBC News
Publish DateDecember 23, 2023

It’s a common complaint this winter: After coming down with a respiratory illness, some people feel like they can’t shake a lingering cough or runny nose despite other symptoms going away. Or they start to recover then see symptoms return a week or two later.

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KMGH Channel 7

'Tripledemic' of COVID-19, flu and RSV threatens Colorado this holiday season

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 22, 2023

A triple threat of COVID-19, influenza, and RSV could ruin the holiday celebration for many Coloradans planning to be with family in the next couple of days.

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Wall Street Journal

A New Way to Treat Back Pain

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateDecember 21, 2023

What if the best way to treat your chronic back pain is by retraining your brain?

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KMGH Channel 7

'The gift of life': Donors ensure every child waiting for liver transplant will likely get one this year

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 20, 2023

In September, Children's Hospital Colorado asked healthy adults to consider donating part of their liver. An estimated 100 people responded, meaning the 10 children on the transplant waitlist will likely receive the life-saving gift.

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9News

CDC warns flu, COVID vaccination levels are low as hospitalizations for respiratory illnesses rise

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 19, 2023

Many people have been putting off their latest flu shot and COVID-19 booster. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm, warning vaccination levels are low.

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Black Press

Treating Cancer with Pills, Not Chemo

news outletBlack Press
Publish DateDecember 12, 2023

Dr. Tejas Patil, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, says biomarker testing opens the door to understanding your cancer and providing therapies that don’t require chemotherapy. 

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CPR

Tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Colorado, but it isn’t clear why

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 07, 2023

Cases of the respiratory disease tuberculosis are increasing in Colorado. 

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Medscape

Geriatricians, Look Out for Patients With Long COVID

news outletMedscape
Publish DateDecember 06, 2023

Long COVID, an often debilitating condition, has left doctors scrambling to find treatments and diagnostic tools. The problem is even more complicated for residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, many of whom are already experiencing a health decline.

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9News

Tuberculosis cases rise in Colorado, says UCHealth

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 05, 2023

Colorado is experiencing an increase in cases of the world's deadliest infectious disease – tuberculosis, or TB. According to UCHealth, the state has seen a nearly 60% increase in cases compared to last year. 

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11 News

Colorado doctors think flu season has not yet peaked, despite earlier predictions

news outlet11 News
Publish DateDecember 04, 2023

In September, , it was predicted the flu season may peak around Thanksgiving, instead of the usual Christmastime. UCHealth now predicts the flu to peak in a few more weeks.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s long COVID clinics can’t meet demand, so health leaders look to expand treatment

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 01, 2023

Three multidisciplinary clinics in the state see long COVID patients, at National Jewish Health in Denver, UCHealth in Aurora and Family Health West in Fruita. Together, they’ve treated about 10,000 people since mid-2020 — a significant number, but nowhere near everyone in need.

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Radiology Business

RSNA 2023: Panel spars over record-sharing provision in 21st Century Cures Act

news outletRadiology Business
Publish DateNovember 28, 2023

Is granting patients immediate access to their medical images a worthwhile practice? Experts debated both sides during a panel discussion Monday as RSNA 2023.

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Denverite

Denver weighs raising temperature threshold for opening warming centers and stopping sweeps

news outletDenverite
Publish DateNovember 27, 2023

Denver’s current threshold to open emergency warming shelters or stop encampment sweeps that boot people from the warmth of their tents onto the sidewalk is 20 degrees. That’s far below the 32-degree temperature that can trigger hypothermia or frostbite that can lead to lost limbs and even lost lives.

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PBS

New generation of research targets racial disparities in cystic fibrosis diagnosis and treatment

news outletPBS
Publish DateNovember 27, 2023

For decades, the conventional wisdom on cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the body’s passageways, held that it mostly affected white people. New research out of Colorado aims to address the racial disparities in diagnosing the disease and saving the lives of everyone who lives with it.

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The Denver Post

She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 22. This Coloradan wants young women to know their risk.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 26, 2023

Devon Brown knew not to ignore it when she found a lump in her breast that just didn’t seem quite right. “It felt very round and hard, so that was pretty abnormal,” she said.

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9News

Mead teen back on the football field after hospitalization for flu complications

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 20, 2023

In Mead, a junior varsity football game at 4 p.m. on a Monday fills the stands. Parents, grandparents and siblings stomp on the bleachers, making their presence known. It's an early November afternoon and the first cold game of the season. The team is losing, but everyone starts to smile as they watch #31, Beckett Reiff, take the field.

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Associated Press

No more Thanksgiving ‘food orgy’? New obesity medications change how users think of holiday meals

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateNovember 20, 2023

“It’s something that really changes a lot of things in their life,” says Daniel Bessesen, chief of endocrinology at Denver Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], who treats patients with obesity. “They go from food being a central focus to it’s just not.”

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CBS News

Future medical professionals in Colorado learn to communicate better with all patients at UCHealth

news outletCBS News
Publish DateNovember 17, 2023

Communication is key between a doctor or nurse and a patient when their health is on the line. Friday, medical students at the University of Colorado's Anschutz campus learned how to better communicate with all of their patients.

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KMGH Channel 7

200 medical students participate in diversity training at CU Anschutz

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateNovember 17, 2023

On Friday, the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) on the CU Anschutz campus held an immersive diversity training for 200 healthcare students.

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CU Connections

Five questions for Ron Sokol and Janine Higgins

news outletCU Connections
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded $54 million to the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The seven-year grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences will help power biomedical research and training, not just at CU Anschutz, but across the state.

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Greeley Tribune

Health care professionals urge ‘protect yourself and others’ as respiratory illnesses rise

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Health care experts recommend getting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations before traveling and gatherings for the holiday season.

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Today

New therapy aims to cure back pain without drugs, surgery

news outletToday
Publish DateNovember 09, 2023

More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain — but a new drug-free groundbreaking treatment, pain reprocessing therapy, is helping patients and offering new hope. NBC’s Jacob Soboroff reports for TODAY.

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Healthcare IT News

Denver Health integrates meaningful race, ethnicity and language data in its Epic EHR

news outletHealthcare IT News
Publish DateOctober 25, 2023

“We knew we had issues collecting this data, but we first needed to define the process of how to evaluate the quality of this data,” said Cory K. Hussain, associate chief medical information officer for health equity and clinical effectiveness at Denver Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].

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Healio

Abortions declined after COVID-19 pandemic despite regulatory waiver

news outletHealio
Publish DateOctober 25, 2023

In a related editorial, Jennifer L. Michener, an assistant professor of medicine and internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Mindy Sobota, an associate professor of medicine at Brown University, explained that as internal medicine physicians, “we should inquire about patients’ reproductive health needs and serve as a trusted resource for our patients seeking abortion.”

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MedPage Today

Drug-Coated Balloon Answers ‘Embarrassing’ Need for In-Stent Restenosis in U.S.

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateOctober 25, 2023

The 50% reductions in target lesion revascularization and target vessel myocardial infarction are “incredible” and suggest that patients may soon get “definitive therapy upfront ... reducing cost and improving care,” commented John Messenger, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.

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New York Post

This is why you’re fat – study finds possible major root cause of obesity

news outletNew York Post
Publish DateOctober 25, 2023

“Fructose is what triggers our metabolism to go into low power mode,” explained Richard Johnson, a researcher at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., explained in a news release.

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The New York Times

How Aid in Dying Became Medical, Not Moral

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateOctober 24, 2023

“There is a significant, a meaningful difference between someone seeking to end their life because they have a mental illness, and someone seeking to end their life who is going to die in the very near future anyway,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

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WebMD

Researchers Suggest Fructose Is Central Factor Causing Obesity

news outletWebMD
Publish DateOctober 20, 2023

“Essentially, these theories, which put a litany of metabolic and dietary drivers at the center of the obesity epidemic, are all pieces of a puzzle unified by one last piece: fructose,” said author Richard Johnson, a researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in a news release.

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The Denver Post

Can psilocybin help ease existential despair in patients with advanced cancer? CU researchers hope to find out.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 20, 2023

Stacy Fischer, co-leader of cancer prevention and control at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, said several small studies have found that psychedelic drugs may help patients who are experiencing demoralization or despair because of their impending mortality. The study CU is part of will have a larger and more diverse group of people, which hopefully will produce more conclusive evidence of whether there’s a benefit, she said. “There’s so much science that needs to be done in this space,” Fischer said.

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TCTMD

Innovation in Heart Donation, Preservation Set to Shake Up Allocation

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateOctober 18, 2023

Farr, along with Lauren Truby, (UT Southwestern Medical Center), and Prateeti Khazanie, (University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora), outlined some of the changes coming to the heart allocation system, and how DCD transplants are expected to influence them, in a commentary in JACC: Heart Failure. Farr and Khazanie also discussed some of these issues during a session at the recent Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) 2023 meeting.

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Everyday Health

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) Helped People Lose Over 60 Pounds in New Study

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateOctober 17, 2023

“The results seen with tirzepatide are the best seen so far with any anti-obesity medication and are similar to results seen at one year with bariatric surgery,” says Adam Gilden, an associate professor and the associate director of the weight management and wellness clinic at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, who wasn’t involved in the new study.

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Managed Health Care Executive

Diversity and Inclusion in Infectious Disease: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention | IDWeek 2023

news outletManaged Health Care Executive
Publish DateOctober 14, 2023

Shanta Zimmer, senior associate dean for Education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, discussed strategies for retention.

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Denver Gazette

Colorado’s low childhood vaccination rates stoke fears of outbreaks

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateOctober 12, 2023

“I think we have been lucky,” said Michelle Barron, senior director of infection prevention at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “I’ve been monitoring for it since the pandemic started.” Barron added: “This is what keeps me up at night.”

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USA Today

This National Coming Out Day, older LGBTQ+ women are sharing their stories

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateOctober 11, 2023

This National Coming Out Day, we are showcasing LGBTQ women featured in "Eye to Eye: Portraits of Pride, Strength, Beauty," a photography series from Carey Candrian, an internal medicine associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Healio

Cancer researchers form closer link to the ‘real world’ via rural advisory board

news outletHealio
Publish DateOctober 06, 2023

“What’s unique about the Rural Cancer Advisory Board is that it is entirely made up of and focused on the voices of community members,” Hillary Lum, associate professor of medicine-geriatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine and faculty leader of the board, told Healio.

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HealthCentral

How Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect the Lungs?

news outletHealthCentral
Publish DateOctober 06, 2023

At the root of RA is an overactive immune system that is causing an excess of inflammation in your body—primarily, your joints. That inflammation can show up in your lungs, too. “Rheumatoid arthritis can really affect any part of the lung,” says Joyce Lee, a pulmonary disease specialist at UCHealth’s Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic and associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO. “It can involve the airways, the lung tissue, the blood vessels, and the pleural surfaces [the membrane lining the lungs].”

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AAMC

Here's what happens when freedom to speak meets intolerance to listen

news outletAAMC
Publish DateOctober 05, 2023

In 2018, when an outspoken pro-life advocate was scheduled to speak at an event run by a Christian-based club at University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Anschutz campus (CU Anschutz), in Aurora, a group of pro-choice students argued that the speaker should not be allowed. “As a woman leader in medicine, how can you allow this to happen?” one student demanded of Shanta Zimmer, senior associate dean of medical education.
 
Pushing back on their refusal to discuss different points of view about medical matters, she told them, “That might be an option in your political life outside of school, but as a burgeoning physician, that’s not acceptable.”

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News5

Health care providers aim to reach Hispanic people in need of services

news outletNews5
Publish DateOctober 05, 2023

Hispanic Americans “take longer to be placed on the waiting list,” said Sixto Giusti, a kidney nephrologist at UCHealth [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine. “Until recently, once on the waiting list, they take even longer to get transplanted. They don’t feel like they’re going to be taken care of properly. They feel that they’re going to be taken advantage of. And culturally, it’s a big taboo to ask somebody for help, to ask somebody for a kidney.”

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Cancer Health

Neck Dissection Surgery Helped Ensure TV Newsman Danny New Remains Cancer-Free

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateOctober 05, 2023

When New moved to Denver in January 2022 to work for Channel 7, one of his first stops was the thyroid cancer multidisciplinary clinic at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, where he was seen in one day by a team that included Bryan Haugen, professor of medicine in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes in the CU School of Medicine, and Robert McIntyre, professor of surgery in GI, trauma and endocrine surgery, as well as other endocrine and surgery thyroid cancer specialists, advanced practice providers, pathologists, radiologists, and medical oncologists.

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Self

Why Does My Cold Feel So Much Worse at Night?

news outletSelf
Publish DateOctober 04, 2023

About a week ago, I spoke with Dan Pastula, chief of neuroinfectious diseases and global neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health, for this very assignment about why upper respiratory infection symptoms like a cough, sore throat, and runny nose, tend to ramp up while you’re trying to sleep. Pastula walked me through all the factors that join forces to make colds feel so much worse at night.

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Medical News Today

Training your mind may offer chronic back relief, study finds

news outletMedical News Today
Publish DateOctober 04, 2023

“For decades studies have tried to link back pain to back problems like bulging discs or bad posture,” Yoni Ashar, assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and first author of this study, told Medical News Today. “It turns out these sorts of things only cause relatively few cases of chronic back pain. Most cases of chronic back pain are caused primarily by brain changes, like the brain amplifying signals it receives from the back.”

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AMA

To prevent burnout among doctors in training, start at the top

news outletAMA
Publish DateOctober 03, 2023

About half of physicians reported experiencing burnout last year, and they are not alone. Between 50% and 60% of medical students and resident physicians live with high degrees of burnout, according to Lotte Dyrbye, chief well-being officer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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New Atlas

Scientists get fat cells to do the heavy lifting for weight loss

news outletNew Atlas
Publish DateOctober 02, 2023

Researchers from the University of Colorado (UC) School of Medicine believe their findings, demonstrated in mice and in fat tissue from obese patients that underwent bariatric surgery, may be just the key. “There’s a third type of fat called beige,” said Timothy McKinsey, of the UC School of Medicine. “It’s when you take white fat, which normally isn’t all that good, and turn it into something that looks more like brown fat. By inhibiting HDAC11, we are stimulating the beiging of white fat. HDAC11 inhibition is changing the phenotype of fat tissue in a favorable way.”

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USA Today

A diabetes disparity: Why Colorado’s healthy lifestyle brand isn’t shared by all

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateOctober 01, 2023

This second Colorado, said Jane Reusch, professor of endocrinology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, “doesn’t really look dissimilar to what’s found in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.”

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Healio

What other ID dogma should be reevaluated?

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2023

As experts raise awareness of the evidence supporting shorter antibiotic therapy for some conditions and the benefits of oral vs. IV-only therapy for others, we wanted to know: What is another ID dogma that should be reevaluated? We asked Joshua Barocas, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Public Health Committee.

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FOX News

For autoimmune disease sufferers, ginger may ‘play a critical role’ in controlling inflammation, study finds

news outletFOX News
Publish DateSeptember 27, 2023

Senior author Kristen Demoruelle, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, noted that with many diseases, neutrophils are abnormally overactive. “We found that ginger can help to restrain NETosis…It is a natural supplement that may be helpful to treat inflammation and symptoms for people with several different autoimmune diseases,” she said, according to the published study.

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HealthDay

Ginger May Ease Inflammation of Autoimmune Diseases

news outletHealthDay
Publish DateSeptember 25, 2023

“There are a lot of diseases where neutrophils are abnormally overactive,” senior co-author Kristen Demoruelle, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said in a university news release. “We found that ginger can help to restrain NETosis, and this is important because it is a natural supplement that may be helpful to treat inflammation and symptoms for people with several different autoimmune diseases.”

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Denver Gazette

National Institutes of Health awards $54 million to CU Anschutz

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2023

“I am honored to help lead the CCTSI as we prepare to train the next generation of clinicians and scholars who will lead discoveries and solve some of the thorniest problems in human health,” said Janine Higgins, a professor of medicine at the CU School of Medicine. “We are energized and excited to continue this challenging yet critical work.”

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CBS News

Doctor testifies about what happened in Elijah McClain’s final moments

news outletCBS News
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2023

Officers subdued McClain using a carotid hold that restricts blood flow to the brain. Paramedics injected him with the sedative ketamine. He was taken unconscious to University Hospital and Marc Moss was later one of his doctors. He told the court, “like all my patients I take care of I wanted the best outcome for Mr. McClain. I wanted him to survive.” But he testified when he saw McClain four days after the incident the 23-year-old could only breathe with a ventilator.

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Fortune

Fortune/PINC AI 100 Top Hospitals 2023: Teaching Hospitals

news outletFortune
Publish DateSeptember 21, 2023

Fortune partnered with PINC AI on the 2023 ranking of the 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. The top 40 teaching hospitals are presented below, broken into two categories: the 15 Top Major Teaching Hospitals and the 25 Top Teaching Hospitals.
 
9. UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital
Location: Aurora, Colo.
Clinical outcomes: ★★★★★
Operation efficiency: ★★★★
Patient experience: ★★★★
Financial health: ★★★★★
Community health survey performance: 100%
Total number of years on 100 Top list: 9

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CPR

Do you have long COVID? This Colorado research is trying to help identify just what it does and what to do about it

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 21, 2023

“There's still a lot of Coloradans with long COVID,” said Dr. Sarah Jolley, the medical director of the UCHealth Post-COVID ICU Clinic

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Denver 7

‘Long COVID’ is more common but vaccination lowers risk, research shows

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 18, 2023

“We’ve learned a lot over the last three years, and I think we’ve learned that Long COVID is not just one entity. It can present in many different ways,” said Sarah Jolley, director of the UCHealth Post-COVID Clinic [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].

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KFF Health News

As More Patients Email Doctors, Health Systems Start Charging Fees

news outletKFF Health News
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2023

“We see physicians working two to four hours every evening on their patient emails after their shift is over, and that’s not sustainable,” said CT Lin, the chief medical information officer at University of Colorado Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], which has not yet adopted billing for email visits. “But we worry that patients with complex disease will stop messaging us entirely because of this copay risk.”

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Cure Today

New Horizons for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

news outletCure Today
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2023

Manali Kamdar, a clinical researcher in the field of blood cancers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, describes the years 2022 and 2023 as “pivotal in terms of having more medications approved for patients with large-cell lymphoma.

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Denver Gazette

Infectious disease docs: Respiratory illness season this year unlikely to see COVID-19 spikes of the past

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateSeptember 12, 2023

“We certainly have come a long way,” said Heather Young, an infectious disease specialist at Denver Health [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “The illnesses that our patients are seeing is less severe with all of the advances.”

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Cure Today

‘Pivotal’ Time for DLBCL Treatment Options

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Publish DateSeptember 07, 2023

“I do believe things are looking really good for patients with DLBCL,” Manali Kamdar, a clinical researcher in the field of blood cancers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, tells us.

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US News

Mounjaro for Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

news outletUS News
Publish DateSeptember 05, 2023

“This agent is part of a completely new class of drugs,” says Cecilia Low Wang, an endocrinologist with UCHealth and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. “Its dual action not only promotes the release of insulin to help improve glucose control, but leads people to eat less, feel fuller and, therefore, lose weight.”

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The Coloradoan

Here’s what Northern Colorado health officials say about flu, COVID and RSV outlook

news outletThe Coloradoan
Publish DateSeptember 05, 2023

Flu and RSV, which typically peak in December, are expected to arrive in October and possibly peak in November based on models from the southern hemisphere, said Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].

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KKTV

Colorado doctors predict earlier flu season, recommend getting vaccine as soon as possible

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Publish DateSeptember 05, 2023

“The reason we pick Australia is because the data is available and they’re opposite us in terms of seasons. ... The seasonality of these viruses is not unique to the United States,” said Senior Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control Michelle Barron.

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The Denver Post

What to expect from flu, COVID and RSV this year? Virus season could start early in Colorado

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 05, 2023

Michelle Barron, senior director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said the system has seen sporadic flu cases in recent weeks, but the season doesn’t appear to be starting in earnest yet.

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CBS News

Former CBS News Colorado sportscaster details fight with incurable disease: “I didn’t ask for this”

news outletCBS News
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2023

As luck would have it, the former sports broadcaster was matched up with a hematologist-oncologist at UCHealth named Peter Forsberg, the same name as one of the Colorado Avalanche’s greatest players. When they first spoke, McIntosh made a joke about his name, which Forsberg says he gets a lot. “More often than not there’s a comment that comes up around the name,” said Forsberg [associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].

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Greeley Tribune

‘We know that vaccines work’: UCHealth experts warn of multiple viruses circulating in colder months

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2023

Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], predicts another concerning fall and winter seasons with the flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), circulating at the same time.

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9News

Doctors warn about 3 viruses circulating at the same time this fall

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Publish DateSeptember 03, 2023

“I’ll say as a mother of a 5-year-old who was admitted a few times with RSV, it was very scary, and so anything that we can do to protect those most vulnerable is really important,” Larissa Pisney, Medical Director for Infection Prevention [at UCHealth and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said.

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Medscape

Rise in Number of Unclaimed Dead Bodies Used in Medical Schools

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Publish DateAugust 31, 2023

Some people don't want to discuss the practice because it is controversial, said Matthew DeCamp. “But ‘sweeping it under the rug’ means we miss the opportunity for dialogues about respect, consent, social justice, and so on — as well as the opportunity to change policy.” DeCamp is associate professor at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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KDVR

Get ready: Doctors predict another difficult respiratory virus season

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Publish DateAugust 30, 2023

Michelle Barron, the senior medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said the predictions are based on the activity in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically Australia.

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Healio

Families of patients with COVID-19 suffer with anxiety, depression, PTSD

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 30, 2023

In a different cohort study, Timothy Amass, assistant professor of pulmonary sciences and critical care medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, and colleagues assessed 115 (mean age, 53.9 years; 68.7% women; 29.4% Hispanic) family members of patients with COVID-19 in the ICU across five states to understand how PTSD symptoms vary at different times points within 1 year of their relative entering the ICU.

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Daily Camera

Guest opinion: Carey Candrian: Having to hide – or convert – who you are is not a form of love

news outletDaily Camera
Publish DateAugust 29, 2023

“Shutting up is not a form of love. Having to hide — or convert — who you are is also not a form of love. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.” Guest opinion by Carey Candrian, is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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MedPage Today

Manali Kamdar, MD, on Practical Considerations for Using CAR T-Cells for DLBCL

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateAugust 29, 2023

A review in the ASCO Educational Book provided management considerations for patients with primary refractory and early relapsed DLBCL. One of the two authors, Manali Kamdar, clinical director of Lymphoma Services at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, answered questions about the most important points.

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U.S. News & World Report

Men, These Factors Could Lower Your Testosterone As You Age

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateAugust 29, 2023

Dr. Robert Eckel is past president of the American Heart Association, and past president of medicine and science with the American Diabetes Association and professor of medicine, emeritus, division of endocrinology, metabolism & diabetes, and division of cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. After reviewing the findings, he stressed that the continuously emerging picture of testosterone production dynamics “seems to be more complicated all the time.”

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KUNC

How to diversify Colorado’s behavioral health workforce? A new effort starts by training teens

news outletKUNC
Publish DateAugust 26, 2023

“I think historically there’s always been a lot of mistrust and discrimination that’s been faced by racial and ethnic minoritized individuals like Black patients, American Indian patients and Latino patients,” Lilia Cervantes, a program leader and associate professor in the department of medicine at CU Anschutz, said. “To reduce mistrust, to improve culturally responsive care, I think we need to diversify the health care workforce.”

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Very Well Health

What Does a COVID Sore Throat Feel Like?

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateAugust 24, 2023

“I don’t know how good these tests are yet against some of the newer subvariants that we’re seeing emerging,” said Connie Savor Price, chief medical officer at Denver Health and a professor specializing in infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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KRDO

Southern Colorado hospital sees ‘slight uptick’ in COVID-19 cases as kids return to class

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Publish DateAugust 22, 2023

Michelle Barron, Senior Director of Infection Prevention and Control for UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said it’s natural for viruses to circulate as kids head back and pack into classrooms. She said this year, COVID-19 will be in that mix.

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News Medical

Gut microbiome may play a role in DNA methylation during weight loss

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Publish DateAugust 18, 2023

Stanislawski collaborated with CU Department of Medicine associate professor Vicki Catenacci, who led a behavioral weight loss intervention study comparing the effects of two popular weight loss regimens – intermittent fasting and the more traditional approach of daily caloric restriction.

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Cancer Health

New Treatment Paradigm Helps Lung Cancer Patient Thrive at CU Cancer Center

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateAugust 18, 2023

“There is preclinical data that suggests this approach works better because, prior to surgery, the tumor cells still have antigens to attack,” says University of Colorado Cancer Center member Erin Schenk, Ballard’s medical oncologist.

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HealthCentral

How Do Crohn’s Disease Symptoms Affect Women?

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Publish DateAugust 17, 2023

Still, you can’t always assume these symptoms are being caused by IBD. “Symptoms of other conditions, such as endometriosis, can be difficult to tease apart from symptoms related to IBD,” says Benjamin Click, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.

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