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A giant step forward for users of artificial legs

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Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

Her walk was assessed by a surgeon, Dr. Jason Stoneback, at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. He showed Petersen a computer analysis of Thornburg's walk: "You can see her upper torso is sort of shifting over the right side, so that she can maintain her balance through her gait."

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Storing loaded gun at home raised soldiers’ risk of death by suicide, study finds

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Publish DateJune 07, 2019

Dr. Joseph Simonetti, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, also emphasized that the study’s methodology was rigorous. And the findings from the study overall, he said, were straightforward: The easier it is to get to a gun, the higher the risk that a soldier may die by suicide. “The reality is that removing a firearm from a home is likely to be the safest thing someone can do to prevent suicide,” Simonetti said, “but [the study] provides some support that for those only willing to make safety changes within the home, such as locking their guns and leaving them unloaded, that can also reduce their suicide risk.”

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Fact check: Can you overdose from fentanyl left on shopping carts?

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Publish DateNovember 09, 2017

Dr. Christopher Hoyte, associate medical director for the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center and faculty member for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said he can't say it's "impossible," but instead calls it "very improbable." "I never say never, but it is highly, highly, highly, unlikely someone could become that systemically ill just from having fentanyl touch their skin," Hoyte told CBS News. "It's not absorbed just touching it."

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