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Is It Safe to Travel to See My Family?

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Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

In search of what I might call a more humanistic view on air travel in the time of COVID-19, I reached out to an unlikely source: an infectious disease specialist. Dr. Michelle Barron is the medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. Talking with Barron about the risks of contracting and spreading COVID-19 while traveling was a little like talking to Alex Honnold about the perils of rock climbing.

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The First Wave: Inside Colorado’s Initial Response to COVID-19

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Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

By late January, Dr. Sam Dominguez sensed the world was about to change. The professor of infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine had spent his entire career studying emerging pathogens such as SARS, and the news coming out of China at the time, about a novel coronavirus with a high human-to-human transmission rate, led him to believe a pandemic was possible. “It seemed like there was a tidal wave coming,” says Dominguez, who is also a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, “and medical facilities needed to gear up.”

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This CU Professor’s Research Could Hold a Clue to Treating COVID-19

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Publish DateApril 27, 2020

By the time Dr. Mercedes Rincon sits down at her computer at 11:30 p.m., she’s already counseled her 93-year-old father, who lives alone in Madrid, about how to stay safe and stave off loneliness amidst the lockdown. She’s already met remotely with graduate students and lab techs overseeing a number of projects at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. And she’s already participated in a virtual conference about arthritis research.

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Explore the Science Behind Extreme Sports at This New Exhibit

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Publish DateSeptember 17, 2019

Athletes—including 15 from Colorado—are highlighted throughout the exhibit, and their sensation-seeking scores are displayed so visitors can see how their own scores compare. Dr. Omer Mei-Dan, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who participates in a slew of outdoor sports, including wingsuit flying and whitewater kayaking, is featured toward the beginning of the exhibit with his sensation-seeking score of 38 out of 40 (for scale, this non-skiing CrossFitter scored 18).

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Inside Colorado’s wonderful world of wellness

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Publish DateFebruary 25, 2019

To people like Monika Nuffer, a clinical pharmacist and herbal specialist at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Center, that means it’s time for medical providers to learn more about complementary approaches. This past fall she launched an integrative health and medicine graduate certificate, which focuses on herbs and supplements, for pharmacists in the University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We caught up with her this winter to talk about complementary modalities in other cultures and why patients aren’t always honest with their docs about exactly what they’re taking.

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What I wish I’d known about the “fourth trimester”

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Publish DateJanuary 02, 2019

Change, however, could be coming. “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [ACOG] has begun to recognize that the postpartum course of evaluation after women give birth has been inadequate for most women,” says Dr. Julie Scott, a clinical associate professor of maternal fetal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We’ve thought of pregnancy as three trimesters and focused all our care on getting a mom safely through pregnancy with a healthy newborn. [Now] they’ve realized that a lot of problems occur during the postpartum period.”

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