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Medicaid, Schools, Pregnancy, Opioids: Here’s Where Colorado’s Cuts May Hurt

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Publish DateJune 26, 2020

The state will suspend or cut funding for drug abuse prevention and treatment programs created by six recent laws, totaling about $26 million in reductions, according to Rob Valuck, director for the Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy. It could affect everything from public health campaigns to syringe exchange programs. “We know if there aren’t as many harm reduction services, people will invariably have to reuse equipment, they’ll be reusing needles, at increased risk of spreading disease like HIV and hepatitis C,” Valuck said.

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Advice For A New Nurse From A Veteran On Colorado’s Coronavirus Front Lines

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Publish DateMay 15, 2020

You might say nursing is the family business. Gordon-Norby’s father and grandmother were nurses. The graduate of the University of Colorado College of Nursing has already had several job interviews. “The thought of joining correctional nursing right now, during a pandemic, I guess it's terrifying. Because everyone is in such close quarters and so that's scary. But then also I would be proud to be able to jump into that response,” she added.

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End-Of-Life Planning Conversations Are Hard, But We Can’t Avoid Them Now That Coronavirus Is Here

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Publish DateApril 07, 2020

Dr. Hillary Lum, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said people should make decisions based on their perception of the quality of life. “The questions about a do not resuscitate order are emotional and important to have accurate information,” Lum said. “Thinking about whether someone wants a do-not-resuscitate or not should be related to what is the likelihood of that procedure being beneficial to a person who restarts their heart and lungs but also return to a life that they value.”

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Colorado Plans 12,000 Temporary Beds For Coronavirus Surge

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Publish DateApril 03, 2020

“They appear during what are called mass casualty events when there are large-scale hazards that cause larger than normal numbers of patients to need intensive care,” said Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center.

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Lower Your Expectations, And Other Parenting Advice For The Era Of COVID-19

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Publish DateMarch 31, 2020

Dr. Scott Cypers is seeing four different types of more significant anxiety responses to COVID-19 in his practice. He directs stress and anxiety programs at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. The first group are people who are typically highly anxious and now, they’re actually feeling relieved, “like, ‘Oh my God, now you know how I feel all day long.’”

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These Colorado Labs Could Produce A COVID-19 Vaccine

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Publish DateMarch 19, 2020

"You always want to go ahead and make a vaccine to a virus that is this deadly because guaranteed, we are going to see it again on this planet," said David Kroll, PhD and professor of pharmacology, at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. "

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Emergency Declarations Being Issued Across US Due To Coronavirus Vary Widely in Scope

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Publish DateMarch 12, 2020

“With these powers also come costs and the possibility of raising concerns among interest groups and the public,” Glen Mays, professor of health policy Colorado School of Public Health. He doesn’t fault Polis for moving relatively slowly. “That may be a factor: is just to kind of proceed with caution based on what we know.”

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‘We Are In Pandemic Territory’: All Hands On Deck As Hospitals Prep For Coronavirus Surge

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Publish DateMarch 11, 2020

Dr. Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital, pointed to other disease outbreaks as a demonstration of what can happen. She described how the SARS virus exploded in Toronto in 2003, with early transmission of the disease to a number of people leading to many others getting sick. “It can have that domino effect,” she said.

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