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Trench Fever, a Rare Condition, Found Among Denver Homeless

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Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

Dr. Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine], received an unusual call last month from the microbiology lab: Confirmation of the third case this year of trench fever, a rare condition transmitted by body lice that plagued soldiers during World War I. Barron’s epidemiological training kicked in. “Two is always an outbreak, and then when we found a third — OK, we clearly have something going on,” Barron recalled thinking.

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Colorado Unveils Coronavirus Modeling Tool for Public

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Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“The goal is to put into the hands of Coloradans the tools that we use to project where the epidemic may go and to allow people to look and see how what they do can affect the course of the epidemic,” said Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Opioid Crisis in Colorado Could Get Worse Amid Pandemic

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Publish DateJuly 01, 2020

It’s always been easier for people in a behavioral health crisis to get access to alcohol and drugs than to a therapist, said Tanya Sorrell, a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner and associate professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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Colorado: Keep Virus Measures in Mind Over Holiday Weekend

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Publish DateMay 22, 2020

The state has allowed 14 counties to adopt more liberal restrictions than state standards and is considering more requests, Ryan said. The Colorado School of Public Health estimates nearly 3% of the state’s population has had the virus, she added.

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2007 mass shooting survivor copes with 300 pellets of lead

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Publish DateAugust 09, 2019

Retained lead bullets or fragments can cause elevated lead levels in the blood and make people with higher amounts of lead feel sick, said Michael J. Kosnett, a medical toxicologist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. But even those who don't feel symptoms because levels are lower could be at risk of long-term health effects, he said.

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US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years

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Publish DateJuly 13, 2019

“We want to study what our patients are using,” said University of Colorado Assistant Professor Emily Lindley, who is investigating marijuana with high THC as an alternative to opioids for chronic back pain.
Lindley and other researchers want others besides the University of Mississippi to get federal authorization to grow research pot.

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A boy fights kidney cancer with the help of his family

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Publish DateJanuary 12, 2019

The worst part of Joshua’s treatment was over, but he still had a course of radiation to go before the family would learn whether his cancer had been driven into remission. On Sept. 24, he sat on a hospital bed at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus oncology center, in Aurora, waiting for it to begin. A month out from the end of chemo, his skull was shadowed with new hair, and his eyebrows and lashes had started to grow back.“He’s my little peach,” says Joseph, scrubbing his son’s head playfully. The radiation is intended as a second line of attack against any cancer tissue that remains. If the disease can be forced into remission, and stays that way for more than a few years, odds are it won’t recur, says Joshua’s radiation oncologist, Dr. Brian Kavanagh.

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Texas Requires Large High Schools to Report Player Concussions

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Publish DateOctober 24, 2018

Dawn Comstock, a professor of epidemiology with the Colorado School of Public Health, credits the move by the UIL but said it tracks concussions after they occur and doesn't prevent them in the first place. She draws a distinction between primary prevention — keep a concussion from happening — and secondary prevention — helping an athlete recover once an initial concussion occurs.

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