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Sicknick death ruled 'natural' but experts say stress can set off strokes

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Publish DateApril 27, 2021

"Basil or artery occlusion is a specific type of stroke that happens in the posterior circulation. This is the blood flow that enters the brain and then in the backside of your head," said Dr. Robert Kowalski, a clinical instructor in neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who does stroke research. This area of the brain is critical for cardiac function. It regulates heartbeat and breathing. "These are a terrible type of stroke because the mortality rate is close to 90% when it's not treated," Kowalski said.

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One in five Colorado high school students say they have easy access to firearms

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Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Still, lead author Ashley Brooks-Russell, an assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, said the findings "highlight that it is relatively easy to access a handgun in Colorado for high school students. "It's clear from our findings that we need to raise awareness and improve efforts to reduce firearm access for youth in Colorado to prevent suicide and fatal injuries," said Brooks-Russell in a statement. "We hope our findings will help inform public health strategies, such as educating parents on the importance of secure home firearm storage, particularly if an adolescent is at risk for suicide."

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Black coffee can be good for your heart, studies show

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Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

"The association between caffeine and heart failure risk reduction was surprising," said senior author Dr. David Kao, medical director of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.

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Stone Age Venus figurines were totems of survival, not sex, study suggests

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Publish DateDecember 28, 2020

Fat is a form of stored energy, said study author Dr. Richard Johnson, Tomas Berl professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and that fat can be lifesaving when food is not available, especially to pregnant women. "Our studies suggest these figurines did not represent sexual totems, or a representation of male desire, but rather as a means for providing strength to motherhood even in the most adverse situations," Johnson said.

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Artificial Pancreas Helps Children as Young as 6 With Type 1 Diabetes Better Control Blood Sugar Levels, Study Finds

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Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

"The improvement in blood glucose control in this study was impressive, especially during the overnight hours, letting parents and caregivers sleep better at night knowing their kids are safer," Dr. Paul Wadwa, protocol chair and a pediatrics professor at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado, Aurora, said.

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A Newborn's Fat Mass is Associated with Obesity as a Preschooler

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Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

The new study is probably the first "that has shown a relationship between the proportion of fat mass at birth and later childhood obesity," said study senior author Dr. Dana Dabelea, a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver's Anschutz Medical Campus. "We know that the higher the birth weight of the baby, the higher the weight later in life," Dabelea added.

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Weed Is Not Good For Your Heart, Studies Say

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Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

Anyone planning to use marijuana should discuss possible risks with their health professional first, said Page, who is a professor in the department of clinical pharmacy and physical medicine/rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, Colorado. "If people choose to use cannabis for its medicinal or recreational effects, the oral and topical forms, for which doses can be measured, may reduce some of the potential harms," Page said in a statement.

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One-Third of Caregivers Say Alzheimer's Patients Have Access to Guns at Home, Study Finds

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Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

"Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia can cause changes in thinking and memory that could make someone unsafe to handle a gun, even if that person has a lifetime of experience," said lead researcher Dr. Emmy Betz, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in a statement.

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