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We’ve Known For Years That Most Women Don’t Need Pelvic Exams Before 21. So Why Are Millions A Year Still Getting Them?

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Publish DateJanuary 31, 2020

In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Maryam Guiahi, a researcher at the CU School of Medicine, looked at unnecessary pelvic exams. The research found that almost one-quarter, or 2.6 million, young women between the ages of 15 and 20 received a bimanual pelvic exam — during which a doctor places two fingers inside the patient’s vagina to check for abnormalities in the uterus or ovaries. More than half of those exams were potentially unnecessary.

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Most Health Care Workers In Colorado Are Required To Get Flu Shots, But Are They?

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Publish DateJanuary 16, 2020

Colorado became one of the early states to begin pushing for rules requiring health care workers get flu vaccines. And in general, the rules have been a success, according to Dr. Matt Wynia, the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus and an early supporter of the state regulations. “They found it to be extremely successful when you just tell people, 'Look you gotta do this,' then people do it,” Wynia said.

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Congress Is About To Give $25 Million To Research Gun Violence. Not Everyone Is Happy About It

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Publish DateJanuary 03, 2020

Dr. Emmy Betz is a professor at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. She recently worked with gun shop owners, firearms trainers and public health researchers to create a resource for safe gun storage. She said the new money is significant because it’s the first time in a long time funds have been dedicated to this kind of research. “People are dying and people are being hurt and we need science to figure out how to stop it,” Betz said. “And that's not about gun control. That's about saving people's lives.”

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Women Who Stop Smoking While Pregnant Not Only Benefit Their Babies, They Save Colorado Millions. This State Program Helps Them Quit

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Publish DateDecember 06, 2019

A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found that low-income mothers enrolled in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program in Colorado saw preterm births drop between 24 and 28 percent. For these mothers, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions also fell, between 25 and 55 percent.
 

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After Two Young Students Brought Weapons To A Colorado Springs School Within A Week, People Are Asking How To Keep Guns Away From Kids

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Publish DateOctober 07, 2019

Emmy Betz, an emergency physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who focuses on firearm injury prevention, said a central tenet of responsible firearm ownership is preventing access to that weapon to kids and other unauthorized people. “We know that kids are curious, kids are often impulsive, their brains are not fully formed,” Betz said. “As adults, one of the things we need to be doing is making sure that they don’t have access to dangerous things. “It can be with a trigger lock, a cable lock. There are lots of different ways to do that. But the main thing is it shouldn't just be hidden somewhere,” she said.

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Guns, hate and mental health: where do they intersect? And how should we move forward?

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Publish DateAugust 15, 2019

Emmy Betz is an emergency physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where her research focuses on preventing suicide by gun."Seventy-six percent of firearm deaths in Colorado are suicides," Betz said. We need to be talking about those." In the conversation, Betz discussed mental health stigmas; extreme risk protection orders (so-called 'Red Flag' laws), which allow judges to temporarily confiscate guns from those who pose an imminent risk; and hospitals' ability to combat mental illness. The question is, does the United States have a gun epidemic?

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CU Anschutz researchers found that choline can help expecting women protect the brains of their unborn children from problems caused by the flu and other viruses in the mother

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Publish DateMarch 14, 2019

CU Anschutz researchers found that choline can help expecting women protect the brains of their unborn children from problems caused by the flu and other viruses in the mother.

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The Lookout: New map helps would-be cyclists, all your recycling questions answered, I-70 traffic woes and more Colorado headlines

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Publish DateFebruary 25, 2019

Researchers at CU Anschutz have zeroed in on a chromosome location that might help explain the high rates of asthma in people of African descent.

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