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Reuters

Insurers are slow to approve pricey new cholesterol drugs

news outletReuters
Publish DateOctober 04, 2017

Dr. Robert Eckel, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver and former president of the American Heart Association, told Reuters Health that when he prescribes PCSK9 inhibitors, he often hears back from an insurance company with an approval within half an hour. “I know the indications of the drug, how to assess its risk and when I need to push hard,” he said. “I often also explain to my patients upfront that I’m the prescribing physician and not in a position to discuss copays.”

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Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Poet’s Brain To Be Used To Study Down Syndrome-Alzheimer’s Link

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateOctober 04, 2017

Her family recently donated her brain to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Huntington Potter, who discovered that the chromosomal abnormality seen in Down Syndrome is also found in people with Alzheimer's disease, told Colorado Matters host Andrea Dukakis that Josephson's brain will be used to help develop treatments for people with Alzheimer's.

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MedPage Today

Calls Grow for CDC to Resume Gun Violence Research

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateOctober 03, 2017

There are very few avenues for researchers to study the effects of firearm violence, and one of them was quietly discontinued last month. Eric Sigel, MD, chair, violence prevention subcommittee of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), and professor, pediatrics, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, was working with a collaborative group from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on the effects of firearm safety in children, only to be informed 4 days later that the NIH was no longer going to fund firearm research.

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Denver 7

CU survey: Law enforcement, gun shops often willing to store firearms during mental health crises

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2017

According to a recent survey from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, you could take that firearm to a nearby law enforcement agency or gun store and chances are, they’d be willing to hold it temporarily. Epidemiology professor Carol Runyan and her colleagues at the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz contacted hundreds of law enforcement agencies and gun retailers in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming to gauge their willingness to store guns in a crisis situation.

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Denver 7

Denver woman donates kidney to complete stranger, saves 6 lives

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 27, 2017

"An altruistic donor can spike a big chain reaction," said Dr. Monica Grafales with the University of Colorado's Live Donor program, who said altruistic, or angel, donors are rare and badly needed. "The majority of people we put in the kidney transplant waitlist, many of them die while waiting, because there are just not enough donors. "

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Women's Health

The Weird Thing You Should Be Eating During Your Endurance Workout

news outletWomen's Health
Publish DateSeptember 26, 2017

"We know the problem is huge and we need to consider all options," said Robert Valuck with the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

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Westword

Matt Vogl’s Mental Breakthrough: From Suicide to a New Center

news outletWestword
Publish DateSeptember 26, 2017

But instead of ending his career, Vogl’s raw honesty opened a new chapter. Four years later, he heads the National Mental Health Innovation Center, an Anschutz Foundation-backed, $10 million startup of his own design.

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Reuters

Too little sleep tied to weight gain in kids

news outletReuters
Publish DateSeptember 26, 2017

Parents can help children get more sleep by enforcing a regular sleep schedule even on weekends and holidays, creating a calming bedtime routine, and removing electronics from the bedroom, said Stacey Simon, a pediatric sleep psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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