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The New York Times

Experts Say We Have the Tools to Fight Addiction. So Why Are More Americans Overdosing Than Ever?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

In late 2019, she crossed paths with Dr. Paula Riggs, a child, adolescent and addiction psychiatrist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who seemed to know exactly what that something was. Dr. Riggs has spent her career mapping the intersection of mental illness and addiction in teenagers and young adults.

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STAT

Lattes and gummies: Food science inspires a new approach to treating gut and liver injury

news outletSTAT
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Producing adequate amounts of the foam for humans and ensuring it meets the Food and Drug Administration’s safety standards will take some more work, said Joseph Onyiah, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who was not involved with the study.

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Colorado Public Radio

Colorado sees a drop in life expectancy not seen since WWII, driven by COVID and overdose deaths

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Dr. Lilia Cervantes, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said she wasn’t surprised by the new numbers. “The Latino community makes up the majority of the essential workforce,” said Cervantes, who is a member of the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce. “During COVID, they've been the least protected. They've not been able to avoid public transportation. They've had to continue working sometimes even while ill and are the least likely to have healthcare coverage.”

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CNN

Some sheriffs who condemned red flag laws are putting them to use

news outletCNN
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Another analysis, by researchers with the Injury & Violence Prevention Center at the Colorado School of Public Health, found that in the first year of the Colorado red flag law, 85% of protection orders granted by judges had been filed by law enforcement. “A lot of that is because the law enforcement petitions may have been more complete,” said Dr. Marian Betz, an epidemiologist and deputy director of the center. “They had the information that judges needed to move forward with it.”

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The Colorado Sun

How the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect abortion-access in Colorado

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Those are the people for whom it is “hardest to get out of state and get an abortion,” Kate Coleman-Minahan, a University of Colorado College of Nursing professor who has researched abortion issues, previously told The Colorado Sun. “They may not actually be able to.”

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9News

CU Anschutz study aims to help doctors prescribe exercise

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Exercise is good for all parts of a person's body, but doctors don't know how cells in the body actually respond. Dr. Wendy Kohrt, a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at CU Anschutz, is hoping to help change that.

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The Atlantic

How to Think About Personal Risk When COVID Case Data Can’t Be Trusted

news outletThe Atlantic
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, suggests starting with the CDC’s community-levels map, which assigns counties colors using a combination of three metrics (one of which is cases). Green is low, yellow is medium, and red is high. If your county is in the red, then “no more data-sleuthing needed,”she wrote in an email—start wearing a mask indoors.

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Denver 7

Fentanyl is everywhere and treatment needs to be just as prevalent, experts say

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

"If you're using drugs right now, you don't know what you're getting. We have a completely unregulated supply. And so that's what makes this so dangerous on top of the fact that it's more potent," said Josh Barocas, an infectious disease physician and addiction researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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