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What You Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Publish DateMay 28, 2021

To help respond to some of the most common queries, we enlisted the help of Dr. Sean O’Leary, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the vice chair for the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Colorado Pharmacists Face the Threat of Burnout

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Publish DateMay 19, 2021

“The pandemic has been a tale of two realities for us,” says Emily Zadvorny, a clinical pharmacist and the executive director of the Colorado Pharmacists Society. (She also teaches at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy.) Although pharmacists were busy during the early days of the pandemic—especially since they were often the only health care provider open—Zadvorny says the industry has experienced its own “surge” over the past three to four months during the vaccination rollout.

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It’s Been One Year Since Students Started Widespread Distance Learning

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Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“Our children have been hurt in many ways,” says Dr. Steven Berkowitz, a medical doctor and a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he studies child stress, trauma, and resilience. “School has been among the most significant pressure points.”

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Vaccine Guilt is Real. Here’s How to Deal, According to Local Ethicists

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Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

There is not any data on the prevalence of vaccine guilt, but Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at University of Colorado’s Anschutz campus, surmises that many people who have already received the COVID-19 vaccine probably feel like their doses could have gone to someone more deserving. “I think it’s a really common phenomenon,” he says. Wynia would know: He too experienced guilt when he got vaccinated in December, an opportunity afforded by chance.

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What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines in Colorado

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Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

While the vaccines have undoubtedly brought hope that the end of the pandemic and a return to normalcy is coming, there’s been confusion on how the distribution process will roll out locally. Some Coloradans are also still concerned about possible side effects. As Colorado moves into phase 1B of the distribution plan, we spoke to Dr. Richard Zane, chief innovation officer for UCHealth and chair of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, to understand more about how the vaccines work and when Coloradans can expect to receive them.

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Eat This, Not That: 5 Easy Food Swaps

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Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

That’s where the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus comes in: The interdisciplinary center offers all kinds of programs (fitness, weight loss, mind-body therapy, and even a series of dietician-led virtual cooking classes for $6 per lesson) for patients, people in the community, and medical professionals at Anschutz. But it’s up to registered dietician and manager of campus and community initiatives Lisa Wingrove to use the latest research about nutrition to inform easy-to-execute meals and recipes.

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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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