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Black coffee can be good for your heart, studies show

news outletCNN
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

"The association between caffeine and heart failure risk reduction was surprising," said senior author Dr. David Kao, medical director of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.

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Live Science

Coronavirus may infect key brain cells, causing neurons to die

news outletLive Science
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

Given the stark differences between each arm of the study, "I think it is difficult to compare the mild disease portion of the study to the severe disease cohort," said Dr. Maria Nagel, a professor of neurology and ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study. In other words, brain changes seen in mild infection may not be driven by the same mechanisms as those seen in tissue from people who died of COVID-19, she told Live Science in an email.

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The New York Times

How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

Laura Anthony, a child psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said that one common mistake that even she sometimes makes is trying to solve a child’s problems. “What I need to do is just listen,” she said.

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Fauci: Vaccines for Kids as Young as First Graders Could Be Authorized by September

news outletProPublica
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

So while the “preponderance of data” points to children being less likely to infect people when compared with adults, “they certainly do,” said O’Leary, who is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “So, if you’ve got vulnerable people in the household and your 7-year-old comes home with COVID, it’s not to say they can’t give it to anybody else. They absolutely can. It’s just a bit less likely.”

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Vaccine Guilt is Real. Here’s How to Deal, According to Local Ethicists

news outlet5280
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

There is not any data on the prevalence of vaccine guilt, but Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at University of Colorado’s Anschutz campus, surmises that many people who have already received the COVID-19 vaccine probably feel like their doses could have gone to someone more deserving. “I think it’s a really common phenomenon,” he says. Wynia would know: He too experienced guilt when he got vaccinated in December, an opportunity afforded by chance.

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The Denver Post

Colorado taking first step in COVID-19 exit strategy by loosening restrictions on restaurants, gyms and offices

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

“The question of whether it’s the right time — well, that’s how much risk we want to take,” said Jon Samet, dean at The Colorado School of Public Health and a state advisor on pandemic modeling. “With the pandemic going down in the state, and vaccinations going up, it’s not the wrong time. I’ll put it that way.”

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U.S. News & World Report

After Long Decline, Breast Cancers in Young U.S. Women Are On the Rise

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

"Our hope is that these findings focus more attention and research on breast cancer in younger women and what is behind this rapid increase in late-stage cancers," said lead author R. Edward Hendrick. He's a clinical professor of radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Aurora.

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Q&A: Psychiatry may play key role in mitigating ongoing political polarization, unrest

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2021

Psychiatrists, as well as the overall mental health field, may play an important role in mitigating the effects of the trend toward increasing polarization, according to Steven Berkowitz, MD, professor in the department of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as director of the Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research and Treatment Center. Berkowitz spoke with Healio Psychiatry about the link between mental health and political unrest, how psychiatrists can approach treatment in an age of heightened division and whether psychiatrists can address radicalization at the ends of the political spectrum.

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