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Will the COVID-19 pandemic change our perception on employees staying home when they are sick?

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Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

There are potential economic benefits for businesses that allow employees to call out sick, according to Glen Mays, a professor of public health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. “We know from strong evidence that taking sick days significantly reduces the likelihood of transmission in the work settings,” Mays said.

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Pitkin County announces COVID-19 testing will be required for visitors

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Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

Still, Dr. Glen Mays, a professor of health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health, says this strategy could work for Pitkin County. “It’s got a sound logic behind it because the main goal is to help people who may have the virus,” Mays said.

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Colorado could receive COVID-19 vaccines in a few weeks; here's what health experts have to say

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Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

Medical professionals like Emily Cheshire, a family nurse practitioner and a University of Colorado College of Nursing assistant professor, said they’re fielding a lot of questions from patients wanting to know more about the safety of the vaccine. “I get questions around the safety because it came out so quickly,” Cheshire said. “I would say a wide variety [of questions], and I think they’re all very valid.”

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COVID-19 vaccine could cost about 500,000 sharks their lives, experts say

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Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

“One research team has tried to make in yeast so you could grow cultures of yeasts similar to fermenting beer,” said David Kroll, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. He says finding a cure for coronavirus will be the biggest vaccine undertaking in recent medical history.

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Colorado health officials: Flu vaccine is the best way to reduce dual impact of COVID-19, influenza

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Publish DateOctober 02, 2020

Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Sean O’Leary with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus/Children’s Hospital Colorado said he recommends the flu shot to anybody older than 6 months. He noted recent data that showed 71% of children 6 months old through 17 years old were vaccinated and 51% of people older than 18 were vaccinated. He said there's room for improvement for both age groups.

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Older adults are reluctant to discuss marijuana use with doctors

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Publish DateJune 11, 2019

Dr. Hillary Lum of the CU School of Medicine says more older Americans are using cannabis for health reasons yet their doctors are often ill-equipped to offer them guidance.

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‘Sun Bus’ touring Colorado offering skin cancer screenings and education

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Publish DateMay 29, 2019

While the best prevention is to stay out of the sun, Coloradans love for the outdoors makes that impractical. Dr. Neil Box, a skin cancer researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and one of the founders of the Colorado Melanoma Foundation, says the key is to cover up your exposed skin when you’re outside either with clothing or sunscreen.

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7Everyday Hero Bill Lajoie cares for unsung heroes of Children’s Hospital Colorado

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Publish DateMarch 07, 2019

"He is a rockstar," said Christi Ana Smith. "Amazing," said nurse Alana Dauman. One word can't possibly describe Lajoie's magnetic personality that's been lighting up the halls of Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for the past 19 years. "We look forward to seeing him," Ana Smith said.

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