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CPR

Colorado led the nation in West Nile virus deaths last year. Here’s how to protect yourself this summer

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 18, 2024

Last year, Colorado got hit hard by West Nile virus, leading the nation in deaths with 51, its highest number in more than two decades.

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CPR

Colorado’s ‘Red Flag’ gun safety law used inconsistently; JoFoKe bares her soul on stage through music

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 18, 2024

When it comes to Colorado's so-called "Red Flag" gun violence prevention law, where you live often dictates when it's used, if it's used at all.

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Healio

Oncologists pleased with new treatments for lymphoma, lung cancer, urothelial cancer

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 14, 2024

An analysis of the online conversations of more than 1,000 health care professionals worldwide through May revealed positive reactions to the approval of three key treatment options for patients with cancer.

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CPR

For many, COVID is in the rearview mirror. Here’s what to keep in mind

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 14, 2024

Given the slight uptick in concentrations of COVID-19 in local wastewater, we thought it would be a good time to check in with Dr. Anuj Mehta, a critical care physician at National Jewish Medical Center who advised the state on its COVID-19 response.

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The New York Times

F.D.A. Warns Against ‘Microdosing’ Mushroom Chocolate Bars

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

At least 12 people in eight states have fallen ill after eating Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars and other mushroom edibles, including several who had seizures or lost consciousness and needed to be placed on ventilators. People also developed high blood pressure and abnormal heart rates.

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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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The New York Times

Alzheimer’s Takes a Financial Toll Long Before Diagnosis, Study Finds

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 31, 2024

Long before people develop dementia, they often begin falling behind on mortgage payments, credit card bills and other financial obligations, new research shows.

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Healio

Sleep, mood disorders may negatively impact asthma control

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 29, 2024

People with asthma that also have underlying insomnia, depression and obstructive sleep apnea see a negative impact in asthma control, according to a study published in Journal of Asthma.

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The New York Times

For Some Families of Color, a Painful Fight for a Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 29, 2024

By the time Rena Barrow-Wells gave birth to her fourth baby in 2020, she was well-versed in caring for a child with cystic fibrosis.

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9News

Colorado braces for another bad mosquito season

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 28, 2024

Colorado is bracing for another bad mosquito season. The CDC reports Colorado had the worst West Nile virus outbreak in the U.S. in 2023 with 626 infections and 50 deaths, making it one of the deadliest years on record for the state.

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Medscape

Advisory Panel Votes Against Once-Weekly Insulin for Type 1 Diabetes

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 25, 2024

In a 7 to 4 vote, an advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that the potential benefits of the investigational once-weekly basal insulin analog icodec (Novo Nordisk) don't outweigh the increased risk for hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes

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Medscape

Asynchronous Primary Care Offers Challenges, Opportunities

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

Asynchronous care holds promise in extending care beyond traditional constraints, according to Stephen Fuest, MD, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, and a co-moderator of the workshop. "By capitalizing on our experiences in designing and implementing systems for portal communication, we can find ways to optimize productivity and alleviate burnout," Fuest said.

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CPR

How Colorado law shapes advanced care planning; Former Broncos players help children cope with grief

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 14, 2024

Did you know that If you're critically ill and can't make decisions for yourself, your family can't automatically step into help?

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Healio

Behavioral tactics for CLABSI prevention should be emphasized, survey shows

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 10, 2024

A nationally representative survey showed high use of evidence-based technical interventions to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in recent years; however, gaps remain in use of behavioral interventions.

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News Medical

Study sheds light on challenges faced by caregivers of children with genetic conditions

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateMay 10, 2024

When it comes to improving the lives of children with genetic conditions, medical research often focuses solely on the children.

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PBS

Colorado’s legal drug conundrum

news outletPBS
Publish DateMay 09, 2024

The scene felt like something from a movie. Thick, skunky clouds of marijuana rose over Civic Center Park as thousands celebrated during Denver’s legal 4/20 celebration. 

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Healio

Q&A: Providers need to shift course with diabetes medications, technology during pregnancy

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 09, 2024

During a presentation at the American College of Clinical Endocrinology annual meeting, Linda A. Barbour, professor in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes and maternal-fetal medicine at University of Colorado, …reviewed the latest data and clinical recommendations for managing diabetes during pregnancy.

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NBC News

Colon cancer rates have been rising for decades in younger people, study find

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Colorectal cancer rates have been rising for decades among people too young for routine screening, new research finds.

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Healio

Deployment exposures contribute to abnormal lung function in veterans

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Following military deployment, veterans who served in Southwest Asia and Afghanistan had poorer lung function if they experienced more intense inhalation exposures, according to results published in Respiratory Medicine.

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CPR

‘Black Men in White Coats’ hopes to inspire more Black doctors

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Kayden Riley, a fifth grader at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Park Hill, loves basketball and, therefore, the Denver Nuggets of course — baseball cap and all.

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News Medical

New research investigates whether adequate sleep can help prevent osteoporosis

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateMay 07, 2024

As part of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine's annual Research Day, held on April 23, faculty member Christine Swanson, MD, MCR, described her National Institutes of Health-funded clinical research on whether adequate sleep can help prevent osteoporosis. 

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Everyday Health

Wegovy and Zepbound Shortages Will Last Until Summer

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateApril 30, 2024

Shortages of the popular injected weight-loss medicines Wegovy (semaglutide) and Zepbound (tirzepatide) aren’t going to end any time soon, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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CPR

Does anybody care about COVID-19 anymore?

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 29, 2024

A year ago, the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency officially ended, and with it came the phasing out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s authorization to collect certain types of public health data.

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The Colorado Sun

The lucky ones: Former world champion’s life was saved by a clinical trial. Now she wants others to get the chance

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 26, 2024

At her sickest, maybe on a day she puked 70 times or when walking down a hospital hallway felt like the brutal training that made her a world champion triathlete, Siri Lindley visualized running up her favorite mountain trail in Lyons. 

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Healio

Nearly 25% of patients with chronic kidney disease meet gout criteria

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 23, 2024

“Better recognition and improved management of patients with the coincidence of gout and chronic kidney disease is essential to improve patient outcomes,” Richard J. Johnson, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and study co-author, told Healio.

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Los Angeles Blade

New study: LGBT adults face more discrimination in health care

news outletLos Angeles Blade
Publish DateApril 23, 2024

A recent study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a nonpartisan health policy research organization, reveals that LGBTQ+ patients face discrimination at higher rates than non-LGBT patients.

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The Colorado Sun

Rural Coloradans need greater access to opioid addiction treatment and a new federal bill would help

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 22, 2024

Imagine your doctor diagnoses you or one of your family members with a significant health condition that if left untreated results in a sixfold higher risk of death and results in debilitating mental and physical health symptoms.

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CPR

Despite improvements, Hispanic Coloradans are still more likely to face significant health disparities

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 21, 2024

Gaping disparities in health care leaves Hispanic Coloradans experiencing the lowest health system performance when compared with other racial and ethnic groups in the state.

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HCP Live

Cognitive Function Scores in Patients with CKD Vary by Sex, Disease Severity

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateApril 15, 2024

Findings from a recent study are calling attention to notable deficits in fluid cognition, dexterity, and total cognition among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), further detailing differences in cognitive function scores based on sex and CKD stage.

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Los Angeles Times

‘Miracle’ weight-loss drugs could have reduced health disparities. Instead they got worse

news outletLos Angeles Times
Publish DateApril 15, 2024
The American Heart Assn. calls them “game changers.” Oprah Winfrey says they’re “a gift.”
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Weather Underground

'Storm Doctor' Captures Incredible Photos

news outletWeather Underground
Publish DateApril 13, 2024

At work, he’s Dr. Jason Persoff. In his off-time, some people call him Storm Doctor.

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Healio

National Comprehensive Cancer Network appoints board of directors chair, vice chair

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 13, 2024

Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP, has been elected chair of National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s board of directors.

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CBS News

Bill requiring Colorado insurers to cover weight loss drugs clears first hurdle despite analysis showing significant costs

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 11, 2024

Weight loss medications like Ozempic and Wegovy have been hailed as miracle drugs for people struggling with obesity, and under a bill at the state Capitol, insurers would be required to cover them.

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9News

Early Win for Preemptive Stents on Vulnerable Coronary Plaque

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 08, 2024

The concept of using stents to seal off non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques, before they have a chance to rupture, worked out in the first major trial testing this provocative idea.

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KKTV

‘It’s definitely something that’s on our radar’: Colorado doctors warning of rise in measles cases nationwide, as flu season ends

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

As the flu season ends, Colorado doctors are keeping an eye on the rise of measles cases nationwide.

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Precision Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Prepping for Three Cardiomyopathy Gene Therapy Trials This Year

news outletPrecision Medicine
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

The University of Colorado is preparing to begin testing gene therapies for ...

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9News

Study: Red flag petitions to take guns less likely to be approved in 2nd Amendment 'sanctuary' counties

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

During the first three years Colorado’s “red flag” law was in effect, judges approved more than two-thirds of the petitions seeking the removal of guns from people believed to be dangerous, according to a study released Monday.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Does Colorado’s high elevation impact allergies?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

Denver’s weather has been nice lately, and naturally, Coloradans are getting outside. But sunshine and temperatures in the 60s mean allergy season has arrived.

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KMGH Channel 7

New AI tool at UCHealth improves polyp detection rate during colonoscopies

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 31, 2024

Sarah Wartell first started noticing the signs in 2020. “I went to the ER a couple times, you know, being told it was food poisoning or, you know, a stomach bug,” said Wartell.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Princess Kate's cancer diagnosis raises screening awareness

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

A Denver Health oncologist spoke with FOX31 about the importance of cancer screening and treatment after Princess Kate announced she has cancer.

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HealthCentral

What Is Considered a Low-Dose Statin?

news outletHealthCentral
Publish DateMarch 19, 2024

If you’re diagnosed with high cholesterol, exercise and eating a healthy diet are generally the first line of attack.

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HealthCentral

Are Swollen Lymph Nodes a Sign of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

news outletHealthCentral
Publish DateMarch 19, 2024

Like many parts of the body, the lymph nodes are invisible laborers: We tend not to appreciate the work they do until they start acting up. Located throughout the body, these small, bean-shaped glands belong to the lymphatic system, a network of fluid-filled channels that are part of the immune system, according to the National Library of Medicine

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The Denver Post

Colon cancer is increasing in younger Coloradans even as death rate drops for people over 55

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 19, 2024

Kris Koehler could tell something was wrong in the summer of 2013, when he started suffering unexplained abdominal pain and his bowels behaved differently.

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Daily Montanan

‘Fourth wave’ of opioid epidemic crashes ashore, propelled by fentanyl and meth

news outletDaily Montanan
Publish DateMarch 17, 2024

The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic’s “fourth wave,” which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation’s drug problem.

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Nature

Why are so many young people getting cancer? What the data say

news outletNature
Publish DateMarch 13, 2024

Of the many young people whom Cathy Eng has treated for cancer, the person who stood out the most was a young woman with a 65-year-old’s disease. 

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MedPage Today

Three Trials Examine Dupilumab in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateMarch 12, 2024

In this first of four exclusive episodes, MedPage Today brought together three expert leaders in the field -- moderator Michael Wechsler of National Jewish Health in Denver [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], is joined by Flavia Hoyte, also of National Jewish Health [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], and Leonard Bacharie of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee -- for a virtual roundtable discussion on the encouraging new data from these dupilumab studies.

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MedPage Today

Public Health Experts Concerned About Rise in Measles Cases

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateMarch 12, 2024

Joshua Barocas, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, urged parents to vaccinate their children if they had not yet done so. “If you are a parent who’s been on the fence, now is the time, given the outbreak potential and the outbreaks that we see, and I would also encourage healthcare workers to welcome people with open, non-judgmental arms,” he said.

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HealthDay

Benralizumab Noninferior to Mepolizumab for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

news outletHealthDay
Publish DateMarch 08, 2024

For patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) receiving standard care, benralizumab is noninferior to mepolizumab, according to a study published in the March 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Colorado Politics

Colorado House Democrats kill proposal pushing for tougher approach to fentanyl crisis

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateMarch 07, 2024

Michael Fiore, the outreach coordinator for Voices for Awareness and Project Facing Fentanyl, remembered selling drugs to support his addiction and skating through the system before getting clean — after serving a prison term in New York.

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KMGH Channel 7

CU geriatrics expert shares insight as age questions swirl this election cycle

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 06, 2024

Age has been called into question ahead of the 2024 presidential election. We took those questions to a geriatrics expert at the University of Colorado to see how — or if — a candidate's age can impact their ability.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colon cancer is now a top cancer killer for young people: Colorado doctors

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 04, 2024

 Surprising new data shows that of all the cancer deaths in people under age 55, colorectal cancer is now a top killer.

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KMGH Channel 7

Report: More than 700,000 Coloradans believed to have developed long COVID

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 02, 2024

The Office of Saving People Money on Health Care’s Annual Report for Long COVID was just released – and as it turns out, it’s affecting more Coloradans than expected.

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The Hospitalist

How Can Hospitalists Help Reduce Harmful In-hospital Patient Falls?

news outletThe Hospitalist
Publish DateMarch 01, 2024

An estimated 700,000 to 1,000,000 falls occur in hospitalized patients in this country every year, with one-quarter to one-third of the falls leading to injuries.

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The Hospitalist

Hospitalists Play a Leading Role in Responding to Mass-Casualty Incidents

news outletThe Hospitalist
Publish DateMarch 01, 2024

Mass shootings. Bioterror attacks. Natural disasters. Wars. There’s seemingly no shortage of potential mass-casualty incidents (MCIs) that can lead health care professionals, including hospitalists, into response roles. 

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American Heart Association

Can people with an irregular heartbeat drink coffee?

news outletAmerican Heart Association
Publish DateMarch 01, 2024

When Dr. David Kao tells patients they have atrial fibrillation – an irregular and often rapid heart rhythm that can lead to stroke, blood clots or other health issues – their first question is usually "Do I have to give up coffee?"

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HealthDay

Resident Burnout Scores Improved With 4 + 4 Block Schedule

news outletHealthDay
Publish DateFebruary 28, 2024

A 4 + 4 block schedule (four inpatient weeks plus four outpatient weeks) is associated with improved resident burnout scores, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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Medscape

Is Metformin a 'Drug for All Diseases'?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 27, 2024

 Gregory G. Schwartz, MD, PhD, chief of the cardiology section at Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, is leading the VA-IMPACT trial. Despite metformin's long history and widespread use, he said his study is the first placebo-controlled cardiovascular outcomes trial of the drug.

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Newsweek

They Wrote it Off as School Stress. I Hid the Truth Out of Terror

news outletNewsweek
Publish DateFebruary 26, 2024

Iwas 28 years old when I came out to my mom. When I told her I was a lesbian, she cried. Hard. As her tears kept falling, I said: "Can you please tell me why you're crying?"

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The Colorado Sun

For some people, their genes and their cancer drugs don’t mix. A Colorado center is trying to fix that.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 26, 2024

You have, right now inside you, a gene known as UGT1A1. But that’s so formal. Let’s just call it Eugene.

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HCP Live

MANDARA: Benralizumab Proves Noninferiority to Mepolizumab for EGPA

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2024

The publication of full trial results from the MANDARA trial further underlines the potential of benralizumab (Fasenra) in the ability to help adult patients achieve remission of relapsing or refractory eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

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Hospice News

How Palliative Care Could Help Break the SNF-to-Hospital Cycle

news outletHospice News
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

A dearth of coordination or integration between rehab teams and palliative care teams routinely forces some patients into a cycle between the hospital and the nursing home in their last year of life.

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Brain Tomorrow

Chronic Back Pain? Treat Your Brain, Not Your Back

news outletBrain Tomorrow
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

An important new study indicates that for some sufferers of chronic back pain, retraining the brain’s perception of pain may yield greater relief than treating the back only as the site of the pain.

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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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