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Meth-fentanyl use causing irreversible overdoses

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Publish DateOctober 06, 2022

Dr. Joseph Sakai is an associate psychiatry professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and specializes in substance dependence. Although the drug and opioid crisis is a national public health emergency, Sakai said Colorado is seeing a big increase in meth overdoses and addiction.

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How you can find affordable therapy

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Publish DateApril 19, 2022

Dr. Liz Chamberlain, a licensed psychologist with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness, is one of many forced to put patients on a waitlist. “The numbers are so telling that people continue to need mental health help and continue to seek it. There’s so much loss that people have had of just normal events, and life is hard to navigate anyway,” said Chamberlain.

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March 2022 Remarkable Women nominee: Josina O’Connell

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Publish DateMarch 24, 2022

“I was driving him to symphony practice- he said, ‘I don’t want to go. Can I not go tonight?’ ‘No, you’re going they count on you.’ ‘Why do you push me so hard?’ ‘Because you will never know to which heights you can go unless I push you along’ and he said, ‘that’s great coming from you who never became a doctor!’ That was my wakeup call at age 40,” said O’Connell. At the age of 44, she was granted admission to the CU Anschutz school of medicine.

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Colorado COVID-19 vaccine trial includes infants as young as 6 months

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Publish DateNovember 05, 2021

“It is amazing. We continue to see the rapid success of vaccines for all ages. These vaccines are safe, effective and critical to keeping children healthy, while also helping end the pandemic,” said Dr. Myron Levin, a professor of pediatrics and medicine, and an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Mental health providers can’t keep up with growing demand

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Publish DateOctober 15, 2021

Mental health providers are working to keep up with the growing demand. Dr. Neill Epperson, chair of psychiatry at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, said the department is actively hiring across positions. “We need more psychiatrists. We need more licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers or professional counselors,” Epperson said. Epperson said the department was growing rapidly before the pandemic began, but their patient volume has increased 65% in just the past year.

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COVID-19 mental health impacts could linger post-pandemic

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Publish DateApril 27, 2021

Dr. Liz Chamberlain, a licensed psychologist at CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, said while many are optimistic about this turning point, it could cause more stress and anxiety. “We’ve really become accustomed to being more isolated, keeping our distance, working from home and being in Zoom meetings. I think it’s going to be a difficult transition to get back to however we’re going to be next,” said Chamberlain.

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Colorado COVID-19 cases spike 30% in first week of January

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Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

Other members of the Colorado healthcare community said they are aware of the trend and tracking it closely. “It’s definitely something we’re keeping a close eye on,” said Dr. Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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Helping Doctors Understand Cannabis

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Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

Some graduate schools are teaching health care workers about cannabis since many say they don’t feel prepared to answer patients' questions about it. That’s why University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy has started a program to address this. Interview with David Kroll with Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Heather Smith, who took the course.

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