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USA Today

A new plague case is a reminder: The 'Black Death' lingers in the US

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

“Humans are really accidental hosts,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, senior medical director for the UCHealth Infection Prevention and Control and a professor of medicine and adviser to the Colorado School of Public Health. “It's when you come into contact with the animals, or the fleas that are associated with the animals, that they then end up infected.”

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The Denver Post

Colorado sees summer COVID bump as new FLiRT variants keep virus from settling into seasonal pattern

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

Four years ago, at the beginning of the pandemic, scientists expected the virus would be well on its way to settling into a seasonal pattern by now, said Talia Quandelacy, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. Now, they’re less sure whether COVID-19 will eventually do that, or if it can keep churning out new variants fast enough to remain active year-round, she said. “That’s one of the big questions in the field,” she said.

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Healio

One in five pregnant women report using CBD-only products

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

“Prenatal cannabis use (use of products containing THC and CBD during pregnancy) is concerning due to the risk of adverse consequences for offspring. Significantly less is known about prenatal use of CBD-only products,” Devika Bhatia, MD, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “However, because CBD product sales have increased dramatically in recent years, and CBD is perceived as safer than other substances, CBD use during pregnancy may occur at significant rates.”

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado now has the worst outbreak of bird flu among dairy cattle in the country

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

Elizabeth Carlton, an epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health, agreed that the risk to the general public right now is low. Systems designed to detect upticks in flu infections through hospital data and wastewater testing have not sounded any alarms. Pasteurized milk — what is sold in grocery stores — is safe to drink, though raw milk may not be. “Where we need to ramp up the level of concern in the population is when we see those dairy farm workers get infected and spread it to their families,” she said.

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KMGH Channel 7

Former Team USA Skier spreading awareness about eating disorders in sports

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

Emily Hemendinger, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explained in a 2023 article that society needs to move away from focusing on appearance as a measure of fitness and health. "We live in a culture that really promotes thinness as 'healthy' and 'fitness," she explained in the article. "That's really unhelpful and unhealthy for anyone, especially athletes. Also, our culture for athletes really gives this message of 'no excuses, no off days,' especially around working out. Taking those two ideas combined, it’s easy to see how we celebrate disordered eating: Excessive exercise or overexertion means someone's highly disciplined and therefore successful and not weak."

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CPR

Heat stress, heat stroke, and rethinking neighborhoods to stay cool

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

“Heat is a great stressor to the human body,” said Dr. Jay Lemery, professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also the director of the climate and health program at CU. “The first thing to do is to be aware that heat is a risk,” said Dr. Lemery. “And of course the times of the day to avoid the heat start in the late morning and go into the early evening.”

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MSN

Public health researchers detail a post-pandemic way forward

news outletMSN
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. public health system must focus on critical questions of accountability, politicization and updating data systems if it is to do its job well and maintain the trust of the American people, according to a new report from the Colorado School of Public Health.

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USA Today

What is THC? Answering the questions you were too embarrassed to ask

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

"This is the big challenge with cannabis: How do we facilitate the beneficial medical applications, allow for what society has determined is acceptable recreational use and also guard against the very real harms?" Gregory Tung, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, tells USA TODAY. "This is difficult and will likely require a mix of policy, rules, regulations and education."

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