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CNN

The pandemic has pushed children’s mental health and access to care to a ‘crisis point’

news outletCNN
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

“We really have never seen anything like this rapid growth in kids presenting with mental health problems and the severity of those problems. I’ve never seen this in my entire career,” said Jenna Glover, the director of psychology training at Children's Hospital Colorado [and associate professor of psychiatry at CU School of Medicine].

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NPR

Sunscreen And Aloe Products Recalled For Containing Carcinogenic Chemical

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Well, benzene is a known carcinogen. No level of exposure is considered safe. That said, the levels found in sunscreens were relatively low. So by themselves, they don't pose a big risk. That's according to Dr. Daniel Teitelbaum of the Colorado School of Public Health. He spent decades studying benzene exposure. But he says the problem is that we are exposed to low levels of benzene from various sources all the time, in the air we breathe from things like petrochemical refining and vehicle exhaust. “And that, of course, adds up. And that's why low levels of any single product used repeatedly combined with all of our background exposures increases the rates of cancer in the population.”

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The Denver Post

Clock ticking on getting more Colorado teens vaccinated against COVID-19 before school starts

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Children under 12 are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, which both leaves them vulnerable to the virus and means there still will be outbreaks this upcoming school year, said Beth Carlton, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Since it is possible the virus will be circulating in schools, other measures to reduce transmission — masking, physical distancing and adequate ventilation — will likely still be needed, she said.

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Healio

More youths with type 1 diabetes meet time-in-range goal with hybrid closed-loop system

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“The Control-IQ system can significantly improve time in range between 70 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL, bringing it closer to the [American Diabetes Association] goal of 70%,” Laurel H. Messer, PhD, RN, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, told Healio. “This is a huge win for children and adolescents, who particularly struggle with glycemic control.”

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Bloomberg News

Covid Booster Shots Can Wait Even as Variants Spread, Scientists Say

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“Right now there doesn’t seem a reason to need a booster,” said Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado [School of Medicine]. “There are legitimate concerns about the motivations about Pfizer’s statement, given it’s in their financial interest to promote this concept. That doesn’t mean to say they’re wrong, but we need to follow the science.”

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The New York Times

Promising to Love, Honor and Remain Quirky

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“We were introduced by email, so we just continued emailing,” said Dr. Grossman, who specializes in emergency medicine. She is currently the medical director of the UCHealth Integrative Medicine Center, and a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, both in Denver.

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NPR

Fútbol, Flags And Fun: Getting Creative To Reach Unvaccinated Latinos In Colorado

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

All this portends a more uneven pandemic, says Dr. Fernando Holguin, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor at the Latino Research and Policy Center at the Colorado School of Public Health. He worries cases, hospitalizations and deaths will keep flaring up in less-vaccinated communities, especially predominantly Hispanic communities in parts of Colorado or other states where overall vaccination rates are poor. "They're at risk, especially moving into the fall of seeing increasing waves of infections. I think it is really critical that people really become vaccinated," Holguin said.

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The Denver Post

Denver children aren’t tested enough for blood lead levels, state health officials say

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

The tests can also be a good way to catch underlying problems in infrastructure or water supplies — like in Flint, Mich., where for years nearly 30,000 schoolchildren were exposed to water contaminated with lead after city officials began drawing water from the Flint River in 2014, according to Glenn Patterson, a professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.

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