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Boulder Weekly

‘Climate change is a health issue’

news outletBoulder Weekly
Publish DateDecember 01, 2022

When Dr. Jay Lemery gives presentations on climate and health, one of his slides has two pictures with an arrow between them: one with a polar bear and an iceberg, and another with a kid and an inhaler. “This is the transition we’re talking about,” he says. Lemery, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and co-founder of the university’s Climate & Health Program, sees the growing trend of climate change impacting human health.

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How to Cope If Family Gatherings Trigger Your Social Anxiety

news outletSelf
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

From stressful small talk to deep discussions, the conversations that go down at holiday soirees can feel particularly intense; not to mention they can act as a reminder that maybe you’re not exactly where you’d like to be at this stage in your life—or that you moved away from home for a reason. “It’s normal to feel like a broken record when you’re sharing the things you decide to disclose to family or friends,” Mandy Doria, MS, a licensed professional counselor and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, tells SELF.

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Fox 21

Hospitals becoming overwhelmed as cases of RSV continue to rise

news outletFox 21
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

“If any of the children are sick, they are the ones that are going to transmit it to the older adults and they should not go to nursing homes, they should not go to see their grandparents if they are sick and if they are they should be wearing masks,” Dr. Eric Simões, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus.

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VIDEO: ‘They’re back’ — fall outbreaks hail return of common infections

news outletHealio
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

In this video, Kevin Messacar, MD, PhD, a pediatric infectious disease consultant at Children's Hospital Colorado and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, discusses what this has meant for pediatric practices, hospitals and children in the United States. “After a brief pause during the pandemic, they’re back,” Messacar said.

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ABC News

How to help Colorado Springs mass shooting victims, families

news outletABC News
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

Additionally, people can donate at blood donation centers at Children's Hospital Colorado at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora or at UC Health Garth Englund Blood Center in Fort Collins, which helps support patients in northern Colorado.

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Science News

Pollution mucks up the lungs’ immune defenses over time

news outletScience News
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

“If the [lymph nodes] build up with so much material, then they can’t do their job,” says Elizabeth Kovacs, a cell biologist who studies inflammation and injury at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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The Colorado Sun

Opinion: To realize the promise of DNA-driven medicine, genetic libraries need to be more diverse

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

In Colorado, The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine, a partnership between UCHealth and University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus, has developed a Biobank of patients’ DNA and blood samples. This initiative has, so far, identified 60 patients who have genes identified with higher risks of diseases such as breast and other cancers, and heart failure.

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RSV Surge in Children Likely Caused by ‘Immunity Gap,’ Not COVID-19 Vaccine

news outletMSN
Publish DateNovember 23, 2022

“There was no typical winter surge in hospitalisations related to RSV among children in 2020,” a group of experts in infectious diseases from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and researchers from the ecology and evolutionary biology department at Princeton University wrote in a commentary published in the Lancet in July.

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