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‘Every 30 seconds another alarm is going off’: Neonatal ICUs can take their toll on parents

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Publish DateFebruary 25, 2019

The disruption in the attachment process can add to the psychological distress of parents, according to Susan Niermeyer, a neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Colorado and a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. "Attachment is fundamental to survival. To really thrive, babies need the interaction of a consistent caregiver. It's important not only for a child's neurodevelopment but also for the emotional health of the whole family," Niermeyer says.

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Sorry, ER patients. People with elective procedures get the hospital beds first

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Publish DateFebruary 24, 2019

At the institutions where we work, the University of Colorado improved efficiency by decreasing unnecessary admissions by 20 percent, despite a 53 percent increase in ED volume. And, Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center implemented a number of techniques to speed patient flow through the system: bedside registration, electronic dashboard that displays bed status throughout the hospital, physical expansion of the ED, and a paging protocol to notify senior leadership of impending capacity issues, writes Richard Klasco, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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New treatments for peanut allergies sound promising, but questions remain

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Publish DateJanuary 06, 2019

“There’s excitement, there’s caution and a lot of unanswered questions,” warned Erwin Gelfand, a pediatrics and immunology professor at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. But all this means that anyone who has gone through Aimmune’s regimen would still want to carry epinephrine, and try to avoid peanuts. “Not everybody responds well,” Gelfand said.

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‘What if someone was shooting?’

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Publish DateDecember 31, 2018

“There was once a time where we could say schools are the safest place for a child to be, and they would agree,” said Steven Berkowitz, a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who has worked with kids for 25 years. “They wouldn’t now, even though it’s still true. The perception of safety is no longer there.”

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Pat yourself on the back, America. Your cholesterol levels are holding steady, CDC says.

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Publish DateOctober 25, 2017

Without more data, it’s difficult to pin that HDL improvement on a single factor, said Robert Eckel, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and a former president of the American Heart Association. “It can’t be because we’re losing weight, because that’s still going up, but it could be statin use. It could be a result of the decline in smoking. Or a combination of factors,” Eckel said. “Regardless, the message here is a good one. And it reflects other things we’re seeing, like the number of heart attacks which have gone down, too.

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Does breast-feeding really decrease my cancer risk?

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Publish DateOctober 15, 2017

Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer risk in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia Borges, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s young women’s breast cancer program, “it gets complicated from here.” Nursing a baby changes the structure of the breast. Even after breast-feeding ends, microscopic changes in the milk-delivery system protect the breast against precancerous cells, Borges says. This effect is more common among women who have nursed more children or for longer periods than others.

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