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The Colorado Sun


The Colorado Sun

Colorado is set to ban vaping where smoking is already prohibited, following more than a dozen other states

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 27, 2019

Ashley Brooks-Russell, an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health studying adolescent substance use, called the policy an “essential update” to the state’s ban on indoor smoking, which was passed more than a decade ago. “If we allow e-cigarettes to be used in public places, it falsely communicates that products are different from cigarettes or other tobacco products,” said Brooks-Russell, who also directs the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey. “It reinforces the mistaken idea that these products are safe and acceptable for our youth to use.”

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A push to fix Colorado’s lowest-in-the-nation vaccine rates has an unexpected critic: Jared Polis

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2019

The state ranks at the bottom because the law allows parents to claim exemptions for medical, religious or personal reasons, which is “essentially the easiest exemption policy in the country,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, an associate professor in pediatrics and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We need to do something about it.”

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Colorado has the highest per-capita rate of skin cancer, thanks to sunshine and high elevation

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2019

“A good reason that Colorado does pretty well is that it’s a pretty healthy place,” said Dr. Myles Cockburn, co-leader of the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program, which released the Colorado cancer data.

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Nurses do. Lawyers do. But Colorado doctors don’t have to take continuing education courses

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 10, 2018

Dr. Brenda Bucklin, associate dean for CME and professional development at the University of Colorado Medical School, said she isn’t sure a minimum requirement would make a big difference in the state. “I think most people participate anyway,” Bucklin said. She said 27,000 physicians participated in CU’s continuing education program last year, although not all were from Colorado.

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