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Some hospitals resorted to crisis triage during the pandemic. A Colorado doctor says more should have.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateOctober 15, 2021

But Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, says the standards should have been used more widely during the pandemic. … The Sun spoke with Wynia to hear how crisis standards of care have worked during the pandemic and what he has learned to make them better in the future. The following Q&A has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

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A federal deadline for Colorado to redesign its child welfare system has arrived

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateOctober 05, 2021

The program has existed in Colorado for years, but with inadequate funding, said Suzanne Kerns at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

“The risks are small, but you have to be concerned about apparently small risks, because millions of people are exposed across the United States,” said Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health.

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Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus variants circulating in Colorado

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Publish DateMay 07, 2021

So, for experts such as Elizabeth Carlton, an epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health, the message is clear: The dents that the variants can inflict in the vaccines’ armor are relatively small. “You are far better off vaccinated if those variants are circulating than if you are unvaccinated,” Carlton said.

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Where did they get the guns? A comprehensive look at Colorado’s history of public gun violence.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

One in five Colorado high school students believe they could easily get a handgun, according to a University of Colorado study published in March. The study, from the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Public Health, examined data from more than 46,000 students. “There is not a lot of data out there to compare this to, but just from a gut-check standpoint, it seems like a lot of teens at least perceive they have access to a handgun,” said lead author Ashley Brooks-Russell, an assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health.

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Stress threatens Colorado search and rescue teams as calls for help climb during coronavirus

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Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

Search and rescue team members can be the overlooked patients in a traumatic mission, said Laura McGladrey.  She’s with CU Anschutz Medical School’s Stress Trauma Adversity Research and Treatment Center, working with cops, emergency service providers, search-and-rescue teams as well as guide services and ski patrols. Stress accumulation from exposure to traumatic missions can build up like a snowpack, McGladrey said. It starts gradually and following a big event, people can break in an avalanche of anguish.

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Pitkin County has the worst coronavirus rate in Colorado. And experts aren’t sure why.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2021

Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, agreed that the high rate of testing could be part of the reason why Pitkin County is posting higher infection rates than its neighbors. “In that region, Pitkin is doing far more testing than anyone else,” she said. “That’s good news, to be absolutely clear. The more you look for the virus, the more likely you are to find it. If you can find the virus, you’re much better equipped to try and contain it.”

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Drool for school: Colorado schools add saliva testing to slow spread of coronavirus in the classroom

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Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

“I think it’s one ingredient to be used in combination with other strategies,” said Dr. Glen Mays, chairman of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health. “It certainly could be helpful in helping to keep rates of transmission low overall.”

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