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What is parechovirus? Signs, symptoms and risk factors of the virus infecting babies across the country

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Publish DateJuly 26, 2022

“We noticed a few months ago reports starting to pop up throughout the country and now it appears that there’s widespread circulation of parechoviruses throughout the country,” said Dr. Kevin Messacar, a pediatric infectious disease physician and researcher at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado [School of Medicine].

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States that legalized marijuana now researching mental health risks of high-potency cannabis

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Publish DateMay 13, 2022

The review team met this week. Dr. Jon Samet, the dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, is overseeing the effort. He said the studies aren’t uniform in their methods or results and that it will be challenging to characterize the “messy data,” but he said he anticipates creating a public database of research that will be kept up to date.

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Pfizer antiviral pills may be risky with other medications

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Publish DateJanuary 14, 2022

“Some of these potential interactions are not trivial, and some pairings have to be avoided altogether,” said Peter Anderson, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “Some are probably easily managed. But some we’re going to have to be very careful about.”

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Routine childhood vaccinations lag as experts push to catch up

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Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“We’re still not back to where we need to be,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Routine immunizations protect children against 16 infectious diseases, including measles, diphtheria and chickenpox, and inhibit transmission to the community. The rollout of Covid shots for younger kids is an opportunity to catch up on routine vaccinations, O’Leary said, adding that children can get the vaccines together. 

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How monoclonal antibody treatment can protect high risk Covid patients

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Publish DateSeptember 17, 2021

Dr. Adit Ginde, who’s researching monoclonal antibodies at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, says awareness is a major problem. “Patients in the general public haven’t generally heard of this treatment.”

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Remote therapy was a mental health lifeline during the pandemic. What happens now?

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Publish DateMay 28, 2021

“We are in a mental health crisis right now, so more people are struggling and may be more open to accessing services,” said psychologist Allison Dempsey, associate professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. “It’s much easier to connect from your living room.”

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With vaccines open to 16- to 17-year-olds, high schools set up shop to give the shots

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Publish DateApril 27, 2021

"Childhood cases really reflect what's going on in the surrounding community," said Dr. Sean O'Leary, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children's Hospital Colorado. Indeed, the seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases overall is up slightly from the previous week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Kids will be the last to be vaccinated. When will it be safe to go on family vacations?

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Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

That doesn’t mean all travel has to be forbidden, said Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado. “It’s really a personal decision, and depends on lots of different factors. Does the child have underlying health issues that may put them at higher risk?” he said, referring to conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cystic fibrosis and asthma.

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