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To combat addiction, several Colorado hospitals tried a new approach to treating pain. Their use of opioids plummeted

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2018

Dr. Heidi Wald, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who helped run the study, said the results come with caveats. The project didn’t have a control group, so it did not measure whether opioid use also dipped at hospitals that did not participate in the program. The results presented Thursday also did not include measurements of patient satisfaction, which would reveal whether the alternatives controlled pain as well as opioids.

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Health study planned after firefighting foam tainted water near Colorado Springs

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 21, 2017

The new study is designed to look at large-scale impacts of the chemicals, but individual subjects will at least learn what their contamination levels are and can talk to their health care providers about it, said John Adgate, the principal investigator. “There’s keen interest in that,” said Adgate, who heads the Environmental and Occupational Health Department at the Colorado School of Public Health, part of the University of Colorado.

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Colorado Divide: In rural Colorado, doctors are retiring and dying — and no one is taking their place

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 10, 2017

Dr. Mark Deutchman, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, runs what is plainly called the school’s Rural Track. The program takes about 20 students per medical school class and prepares them to work in rural settings.

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Concussion laws work at lowering head injury risk for young athletes, CU study finds

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 14, 2017

Most of the new laws approved in the past decade — including in Colorado — require youth-sports coaches to remove athletes from play if they show signs of a concussion and to prevent the athletes from returning to play until they are cleared by a doctor. Dawn Comstock, a researcher at the CU School of Public Health and a co-author on the paper, said the study suggests that athletes who sit out until they fully recover from a concussion are less likely to suffer a new concussion when they return to competition.

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“Morning-after pill” is tougher to buy at Colorado pharmacies than the law allows, study finds

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 25, 2017

“Unfortunately, women can get caught in these situations feeling vulnerable, feeling pressured and feeling stigmatized,” said study author Dr. Carol Stamm, associate professor of medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus. “We would encourage women not to give up. If they face hurdles or obstacles, they should consider a different pharmacy.”

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CBD on the international stage: WHO committee delving into science, control status of cannabis compound

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2017

Closely watching the activity in Geneva this November will be American researchers who lament the restrictive barriers to studying cannabis and components such as CBD. The compound is on lockdown because of its Schedule I status, said Heike Newman, a senior regulatory manager at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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