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Wall Street Journal

Teen Girls’ Poor Diets Are Worrying Doctors

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

Part of the risk is behavioral: Children pick up eating habits from their parents. Also, being exposed to deficits of some nutrients and excess calories in utero—particularly from fats and carbohydrates—can cause changes in gene expression that “trigger all sorts of pathogenic pathways including promoting obesity,” says Dana Dabelea, a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus. These epigenetic changes can affect the development of children’s fat tissue and when they feel full, she says.

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The Colorado Sun

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus variants circulating in Colorado

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

So, for experts such as Elizabeth Carlton, an epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health, the message is clear: The dents that the variants can inflict in the vaccines’ armor are relatively small. “You are far better off vaccinated if those variants are circulating than if you are unvaccinated,” Carlton said.

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Medscape

Air Supply: Targeting Eosinophils in Severe Asthma

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

In this series, recognized experts from the University of Colorado's Severe Asthma Clinic and Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program explain the implications of recently approved monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma. They explain the value of recognizing the heterogeneity of asthma and the need for correct diagnosis of this troubling subtype as early as possible. Although new and emerging therapies show a promising reduction in disease burden, specialists say that equity and access issues still thwart their efforts to provide these benefits to every patient.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Woman Treated For Rare Blood Clots Related To Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

“We were able to determine that she had the triggers in her bloodstream that would suggest that it comes from the vaccine,” said Dr. R. Todd Clark, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Clark knew the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had warned against standard blood clot medicine to treat the side effect, but no alternative was clear. “We made the call for Bivalirudin based off of the best available evidence,” Dr. Clark said.

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NPR

Children Now Account For 22% of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?

news outletNPR
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

To get a sense of what's behind the rising proportion of cases in children, we spoke to Dr. Sean O'Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Infectious Diseases. O'Leary is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Campus and Children's Hospital Colorado.

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9News

Patient treated at UCHealth for vaccine-related blood clot with alternative blood thinner

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

“Our experience shows us that these clot reactions are very rare, and they can be treated,” said R. Todd Clark, MD, MBA, lead co-author and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “People can feel comfortable getting vaccinated with any of the authorized vaccines, including the J&J vaccine. Getting vaccinated is a critical step in combatting this pandemic so we can return to our normal lives.”

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Healthline

How Do You Manage Autism and Type 1 Diabetes?

news outletHealthline
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

That said, the idea of a link is still being studied, according to Dr. Tamara Oser, associate professor and director of High Plains Research Network Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “The data so far is mixed,” she tells DiabetesMine. “One study says ‘yes’ (there is a link), but another says ‘no.’ We’re still learning, and it’s a growing field.”

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The Denver Post

Two weeks after Colorado’s COVID-19 dial ended, counties show mixed results on cases

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

It’s still a bit early to assess the impact of repealing the dial, though trends are starting to emerge, said Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Cases already were rising before the state left restrictions up to the counties, and it’s not surprising they’ve kept going up, he said. “We were certainly in a general upswing,” he said.

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