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Colorado moving to electronic-only prescriptions

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Publish DateJuly 12, 2019

"They do get out," said Robert Valuck, a University of Colorado pharmaceutical professor. "It could be someone in the office took one, it could be a patient that sees a pad laying around and takes the prescription pad."

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Near-death experience inspires climber to become a nurse

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Publish DateJune 25, 2019

Ian Overton, 34, attempted to summit Nanga Parbat a couple of years ago, but fell ill along the way. That experience inspired Overton to go back to school. In fact, he graduated from University of Colorado College of Nursing this past May and is currently working as a nurse in the burn unit at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

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D-Day group from Denver pays tribute to Ike, a war hero with Colorado ties

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Publish DateJune 01, 2019

The hospital room, on the eighth floor of the old Fitzsimons Army Medical Center on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora has been restored to look just as it did in 1955, when then-President Eisenhower was being treated there for seven weeks after a heart attack. Everything from his presidential dinnerware to the hospital's old medical equipment has been meticulously restored.

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Local nurse’s aide accused of stealing dying patients’ meds loses license, gets convicted

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Publish DateFebruary 27, 2019

“For someone to highjack, that is obviously terrible!” noted Rob Valluck, a University of Colorado pharmacy professor and director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Abuse Prevention during a FOX31 television interview. Valluck told us at-risk patients are easy (although relatively rare) targets for unscrupulous medical professionals like Martinek. “It’s a huge concern because that person may be receiving this medication for severe pain – could be an end-of-life issue or cancer and we don’t want to be denied the pain medication that they need and deserve and have legally obtained,” Valluck said.

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Man’s terminal cancer disappears one month after treatment

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Publish DateDecember 19, 2018

CAR-T uses the patient’s own immune system cells to attack and kill cancer cells. “We remove T-cells or immune cells from the patients and we genetically modify them so we reeducate them to see the tumor and then we reinfuse those cells back into patients,” said Dr. Terry Fry, Director of Cancer Immunotherapy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. … UCHealth is one of only a handful of hospitals nationwide using CAR-T cell therapy. The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is also one of only a handful of facilities capable of manufacturing the modified cells.

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In death, a Colorado woman became a virtual cadaver

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Publish DateDecember 17, 2018

Susan Potter wanted to make a difference in life and in death. “That was my last will and testament: to leave something behind that would have an impact on the whole human race,” she said in a video for the CU School of Medicine. So, she decided to donate her body to science. She had seen a newspaper article about the Visible Human Project. After their death, a man and woman were frozen, sectioned and photographed for the world to see and learn from on the internet. Susan decided she wanted to do that, too, so she tracked down the man in charge at the CU School of Medicine. Vic Spitzer, PhD, eventually agreed to take her on. “She just persisted,” he said.

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People deliberately harm pets to get prescriptions for opioids

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Publish DateAugust 09, 2018

It’s an all-time low for people trying to get high. Some are deliberately and intentionally harming their pets in order to get a prescription for opioids. According to a study by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, people addicted to opioids are injuring their own pets, or even dogs not belonging to them, to satiate their opioid obsession. In response, CU Anschutz has created an online course for veterinarians to detect such cases.

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Colorado researchers develop virtual reality training to help first responders cope with mental illness

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Publish DateApril 03, 2018

“Only about half of the people who do this actually get out of the elevator,” said Matt Vogle, executive director at the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The exercise is part of a virtual reality simulation designed to induce stress. “For most people, fight or flight kicks in and even though people know they’re on the floor, their brain says no way, you’re not safe so I’m not going to let you go out there,” he said.

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