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The Denver Post

Alzheimer’s disease creeps from one generation to the next in this Colorado family

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2019

Whether a couple get the disease at the same time or one after another is “the luck of the draw,” says Dr. Jonathan Woodcock, clinical director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center at CU Anschutz. In the summer of 2016, a year after Tony, a doctor diagnosed Josie with Alzheimer’s disease. By then, Josie’s physical ailments already had landed her in a nursing home.

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KMGH Channel 7

Making the workplace a healthy environment

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2019

In Colorado, companies can assess their health and safety programs easily through the Colorado School of Public Health’s health links program. It offers low-cost options for organizations to assess their programs, work with an advisor, and become recognized as healthy workplaces. More companies are realizing that these programs can benefit their bottom line.

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9News

Cool School: Program at Bear Creek High School gives students hands-on medical experience

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2019

The school started the classes in 2011. Through the program, students have an opportunity to be mentored by health professionals from medical facilities like UCHealth and Anschutz Medical Center. “Having those connections can help, especially when you are going into college,” said senior Aaron Truong. “You can talk to them (and) they can help you out and those connections are really vital.”

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The Denver Post

Editorial: Caden McWilliams’ death should be treated as the preventable health crisis it is

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2019

That is the guiding force behind a massive undertaking from a Colorado pair united by fate: Dr. Richard Krugman and Lori Poland, founders of The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN). The two believe that the child abuse epidemic is an “under-addressed public health crisis” that can be treated. Krugman served as dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 25 years, headed the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect and, perhaps most noteworthy, was Lori

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9News

There’s currently a shortage of the shingles vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2019

Liza Claus, PharmD with the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy, appears on 9NEWS at 4 to explain the national shortage of the shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The CDC recommends getting the shingles vaccine at 50 years old or older.

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Medical Health News

CU Anschutz partners with Coursera to train next generation of health workers

news outletMedical Health News
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2019

Coursera, the global online learning leader, announced the launch of their health vertical -- a broad portfolio of health content from the world's top universities curated specifically to help address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry and meet the demands of a digital health economy. CU Anschutz Medical Campus is among the top-ranked partners in health partnering with Coursera to release 100 new courses, 30 new specializations, and two public health-focused master's degrees to provide learners with the skills they need to enter high demand jobs, mainly related to Health Informatics, Healthcare Management, and Public Health.

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Medical Health News

College of Nursing ranks among top online graduate programs

news outletMedical Health News
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2019

U.S. News announced the 2019 Best Online Programs in the country and the University of Colorado College of Nursing online master’s in nursing ranked as one of the top in the nation at No. 4. Only one other public university placed higher than CU. For the past three years, CU has ranked in the top 10 of online nursing programs (No. 4 in 2018 and No. 9 in 2017). Factors contributing to the rank included graduation rates, academic and career support services offered to students and admissions selectivity.

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The Atlantic

The doctors who invented a new way to help people die

news outletThe Atlantic
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2019

Without the support of the rest of the profession and much of society, aid-in-dying research methods don’t fit the model of good medical research, says Matthew Wynia, the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. There’s no standard protocol, no standardized data collection or independent group that monitors data and safety—all of which are intended to protect patients and help ensure the quality of the research.

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