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Are Glucose Monitors for Those Without Diabetes a Good Idea?

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Publish DateDecember 15, 2023

“If you look across history, there’s been many instances where large volumes of people have followed something that ended up not being correct,” said Tamara Oser, MD, director of the primary care diabetes lab at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine in Aurora.

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Soaring Use of Ketamine Creates a Health Care 'Wild West'.

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Publish DateDecember 01, 2023

Many statements about the treatment were misleading, said Michael J. DiStefano, PhD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora and a study co-author.  “We found one case of a straight-up, false statement, saying that ketamine is FDA-approved to treat depression,” DiStefano said. He hopes to expand the research nationally. 

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RSV and Flu Return With a Vengeance, and Keep an Eye on COVID

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Publish DateNovember 18, 2022

CDC data shows RSV is causing more hospitalizations and that they are happening earlier than in any previously recorded season, says Kevin Messacar, MD, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

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Rebirth: Cancer Reshapes Nurse's Life, Outlook, and Career

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Publish DateOctober 20, 2022

“There are several patients exactly like Tawny who are on their way to living when they are hit with this deal-breaker,” says Manali Kamdar, MD, clinical director of lymphoma services for University of Colorado Medicine. The diagnosis creates “a huge break in what happens in living a normal life.”

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What We Know About Long COVID So Far

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Publish DateOctober 07, 2022

In May, Brent Palmer, PhD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and colleagues found people with long COVID had persistent activation of immune cells known as T-cells that were specific for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Chronic Marijuana Use Linked to Recurring Stroke

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Publish DateMarch 04, 2022

A CUD diagnosis provides "specific criteria" with regard to chronicity of use and reflects "more of a physical and psychological dependence upon cannabis," says Robert L. Page II, PharmD, professor, departments of clinical pharmacy and physical medicine/rehabilitation, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora.

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How to Make Sense of Omicron and Changing COVID Protocols

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Publish DateJanuary 14, 2022

"The most likely time that you're going to be infectious is those 5 to 6 days. We ask that you mask afterwards, we ask that you remain diligent." "We have to be somewhat realistic about what people are willing and able to do," said Barocas, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Opioid Use By Teens a Red Flag for Other Dangers

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Publish DateJanuary 10, 2020

Teenagers who've experimented with opioid painkillers are likely to be taking other health risks, a new study finds. It's important for doctors and parents to know these behaviors commonly go hand-in-hand, said lead researcher Dr. Devika Bhatia at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. So when teenage patients display other serious risk-taking, doctors might ask them whether they've ever abused opioids, according to Bhatia.

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