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Kaiser Health News

‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

news outletKaiser Health News
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

“Arguably, I think that the federal government is simply trying to stay ahead of the curve,” said Dr. Joshua Barocas, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado [School of Medicine]. But, he said, “I have not seen robust data yet to suggest that it is better to boost Americans who have gotten two vaccines than invest resources and time in getting unvaccinated people across the world vaccinated.”

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NPR

Many Kids Have Missed Routine Vaccines, Worrying Doctors As School Starts

news outletNPR
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

"I've been trying to shout it from the rooftops," to get parents to take their kids in for routine vaccines, says Dr. Sean O'Leary, professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and vice chair of the Committee on Infectious Diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many parents worry about COVID-19 and when they can vaccinate their kids against it, O'Leary notes. But he says, "Frankly, a lot of the diseases that we vaccinate kids for are more severe in children than COVID, and so the last thing we want as we reenter the school year is outbreaks of these other vaccine-preventable diseases."

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID-19 cases at highest level since April

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

Normal activities will become safe again when the vaccination rate is high and the number of new infections is low, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. “We need to rely on more than just vaccines,” she said, noting that while they’re highly effective at preventing severe illness and death, breakthrough infections will increase when the rate of transmission is high like it is now.

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The New York Times

Seeking Early Signals of Dementia in Driving and Credit Scores

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

“We were motivated by anecdotes in which family members discover a relative’s dementia through a catastrophic financial event, like a home being seized,” said Lauren Nicholas, the lead author and a health economist at the University of Colorado School of Public Health. “This could be a way to identify patients at risk.”

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Washington Post

In the early 1990s, heat waves battered Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities. The lessons learned are helping today.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

“It’s very different when you’re on oxygen or you’re on a diuretic or heart medicine or, you know, you’re a smoker or have existing heart disease,” said Jay Lemery, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “At that point, you know, that physiological stressor is just enough to put you over into crisis.”

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Westword

How Much Info Will New THC Concentrate Warnings Include?

news outletWestword
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

"I think the first step of the question is determining what that recommended serving size dose is going to be, because that visual representation will likely differ by product and by route of administration," Dr. Jesse Hinkley, a psychiatry professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said during a MED rulemaking session on August 11.

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Healio

Rivaroxaban reduces limb events after revascularization in patients with renal impairment

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

“Rivaroxaban was clearly beneficial in patients with chronic kidney disease and was particularly effective at reducing the risk of limb events in patients — that is, acute limb ischemia and above-the-knee amputation,” Judith Hsia, MD, with the department of medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, told Healio.

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9News

State health department adopts CDC guidance to minimize school quarantines

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

Professor of immunology at CU Anschutz Medical Campus Dr. Ross Kedl said children remain at low risk for severe cases of COVID-19 and he is not concerned about new emerging variants in the younger school aged children. "It’s different in influenza or something like that where flu really does spread much more rapidly and has much more severe consequences in kids that are much younger," he said.

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