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CBS4 Denver

Sheridan School District’s Clinic Helps Students Beyond Health Care Needs

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 12, 2019

A partnership between the Sheridan School District and CU’s College of Nursing is improving access to health care for students. The reach of the medical staff goes far beyond those appointments. Integrating the clinic into the Sheridan School campus provides access that Superintendent Pat Sandos says is invaluable for his community. “We have 1,350 kids, about 85% are free and reduced in some form and then we have a homeless population that’s about one out of four kids,” he said.

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Marine Staff Sergeant, Air Force Second Lieutenant Become Patient, Doctor at Heroes Clinic

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 11, 2019

Dental students serve veterans at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. As a decorated Vietnam veteran on a fixed income, Berdeaux qualified to get discounted care from the dental students at the CU School of Dental Medicine through its Heroes Clinic on the Anschutz Medical Campus. “And then I found out he was in the military," Berdeaux said. "There’s an immediate bond between anyone that serves. It doesn’t matter where, what unit you are. There’s a bond that’s just there. That provided a trust that he didn’t have to earn it was just there." 

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With Dementia Comes Tough Decisions, Including What To Do About Guns. A New Website Could Help

news outletKUNC
Publish DateNovember 06, 2019

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers launched a website to help people make difficult decisions about living with dementia. An estimated 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. The new online resource, Safety in Dementia, is intended to help caregivers — or, if possible, people in the early stages of dementia — plan for the future before the illness progresses to the point where, for example, a person with Alzheimer’s disease mistakes their spouse for an intruder and reaches for a firearm.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Ghost Stories Haunt Halls of Former Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Aurora

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 01, 2019

The old Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, now part of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is one of the most iconic buildings in Colorado. Those who work in the former hospital believe ghosts are haunting its halls. The building opened in 1941. It was the largest building in Colorado at the time of its construction. Today, workers insist something strange is happening.

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Colorado School of Public Health Drops GRE Requirement

news outletWestword
Publish DateOctober 23, 2019

The Colorado School of Public Health, a coalition of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado that stands as the only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region, has dropped Graduate Record Examinations, popularly known as the GREs, from its admissions requirements. The move is part of a growing national trend against the use of standardized test scores as a prerequisite to college entry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado Abortion Rates Keep Declining. Free IUDs and Easier Access to the Pill are the Reason.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateOctober 21, 2019

Abortion rates have dropped again in Colorado, and health authorities are crediting increased access to birth control statewide. Another contributing factor: the so-called morning-after pill has been available over the counter at Colorado pharmacies since 2013. “The goal has always been access,” said Gina Moore, assistant dean for clinical and professional affairs at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. “We are just really pleased.”

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The Denver Post

Aurora, Home to Powerful Institutions, Wants to Harness its Diversity

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 14, 2019

Aurora’s giant employers: Aurora’s aspirations are not lost on Don Elliman, chancellor of CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus. The veteran magazine publisher and former state official said he recognizes that Aurora for years “bristled at being Denver’s poor neighbor." "And it’s still got plenty of issues,” he said. “We happen to be situated smack in the middle of three of the poorest zip codes in the state of Colorado, and we’re very mindful of that fact. We don’t want to be a house on the hill.” Elliman said CU Anschutz has a $2.4 billion annual budget and 2.1 million outpatient visits on campus each year, and it’s still growing on its 578-acre campus. It also has programs that hire people from surrounding neighborhoods and a community clinic provides free care.

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U.S. News & World Report

Cause of Paralyzing Illness in Kids Remains Elusive

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateOctober 08, 2019

There is still no clear cause for a mysterious paralytic condition that has been striking U.S. children over the past five years, government health officials report. The CDC researchers found more microbes when they looked at mucus and stool samples, but there was no clear single cause. "I think it's fair to say it's still the leading suspect in the biennial surges we're seeing," said Dr. Samuel Dominguez of Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Aurora. Dominguez wrote an editorial published with the study.

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