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In the early 1990s, heat waves battered Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities. The lessons learned are helping today.

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Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

“It’s very different when you’re on oxygen or you’re on a diuretic or heart medicine or, you know, you’re a smoker or have existing heart disease,” said Jay Lemery, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “At that point, you know, that physiological stressor is just enough to put you over into crisis.”

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Could my child’s clumsiness be a sign of a coordination disorder?

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Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Even more concerning, childhood clumsiness is associated with long-haul issues such as social isolation and anxiety. “Repeated frustration with motor tasks can lead to poor academic performance, low self-esteem, behavior problems and depression,” says Lisa Dannemiller, an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Studies suggest kids with DCD are two to three times as likely to show signs of clinical depression as neurotypical kids.

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Through pain and controversy, the ‘Iron Cowboy’ chases 100 triathlons in 100 days

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Publish DateJune 18, 2021

Iñigo San Millán, coach of 2020 Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar and assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, agreed. Conquer 100 is “an aggression and a torture to the body that may have lifetime consequences,” he said. But from a performance standpoint, he doesn’t believe IVs make a difference. “The amount of calories and a good digestive system would,” he noted.

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9 questions about traveling with kids, answered by infectious-disease experts

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Publish DateMay 28, 2021

“Outdoors is better than indoors if you’re going to be around other people,” said Sean O’Leary, vice chair of the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “Less contact is better.”

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‘An accelerated cauldron of evolution’: Covid-19 patients with cancer, HIV, may play a role in emergence of variants

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Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

“The evidence points to these immunocompromised patients as an accelerated cauldron of evolution,” said David Pollock, a professor of genomics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Early vaccination in prisons, a public health priority, proves politically charged

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Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

“It’s a very stigmatized population, and there are people who say, ‘They’re in prison, they must have done something terrible, and they don’t deserve a place in line,’ ” said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado [Anschutz Medical Campus] and a member of the state’s medical advisory group. But viewing the priorities in terms of who deserves to be inoculated, he said, “might end up prolonging the pandemic and killing more people.”

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A pastor’s life depends on a coronavirus vaccine. Now he faces skeptics in his church.

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Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

Josh Williams, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, did several listening sessions in 2019 and early 2020 with faith communities in Colorado to hear their attitudes about vaccines. He found the vast majority of people he spoke with didn’t have theological concerns about vaccines. Instead, they voiced the same concerns as the general population over whether vaccines are safe and effective. This suggests faith leaders can play a role in reassuring the public they are safe.

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Study: Coronavirus Cases in Children Rise Sharply in the Second Half of July, With More Than 97,000 Infections

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Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

“It will be a little hard to sort out the degree to which a lot more kids are getting infected and the degree to which our testing capacity has gone up,” said Sean O’Leary, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado. “What we can say is that it’s not particularly surprising given the large increase in cases we’ve seen nationally overall.”

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