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Washington Post

A mystery illness stole their kids’ personalities. These moms fought for answers

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

Scientists who study Down syndrome say people with the condition live rich and fulfilling lives, but they also experience “a very atypical form of aging,” said Joaquin Espinosa, executive director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. For researchers, “that could be super-rich to understand aging in general.”

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Kaiser Health News

Overdosing on Chemo: A Common Gene Test Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year

news outletKaiser Health News
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

In its latest guidelines on colon cancer, the Cancer Network panel noted that not everyone with a risky gene variant gets sick from the drug, and that lower dosing for patients carrying such a variant could rob them of a cure or remission. Many doctors on the panel, including the University of Colorado School of Medicine oncologist Wells Messersmith, have said they have never witnessed a 5-FU death.

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Colorado Public Radio

What’s it like to retire at altitude? Colorado seniors weigh in

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

Dr. Benjamin Honigman is a retired University of Colorado School of Medicine who has spent his career studying the impacts of altitude on the human body. He’s currently the chair of an advisory group with the High Altitude Research Center at the CommonSpirit St. Anthony Summit Hospital in Frisco. “[The] High Altitude Research Center is involved in a project that we call the Healthy Summit Project, and what we're trying to do is determine what the impact of living at eight to 10,000 feet in Summit County is on common diseases. Diseases such as heart disease or lung disease, diabetes, sleep disorders, those sorts of things,” he said.

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California paid millions to access a mental health app. It wasn't safe for users.

news outletMashable
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

Dr. Matt Mishkind, a researcher who studies technological innovation in behavioral health as deputy director of the University of Colorado's Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, said the failure to disclose issues or negative outcomes in a project like California's may lead to further user harm, if consumers are never informed of the possible risks of using a platform. Mishkind was not involved in Tech Suite or familiar with it prior to speaking to Mashable. 

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Associated Press

Young adults with migraine, other nontraditional risk factors may have higher stroke risk

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

“We wanted to understand which risk factors were the top contributors to stroke risk among young adults,” said study lead author Michelle Leppert, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., FAHA, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado.

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Denver 7

An over-the-counter birth control pill is now available at pharmacies. What it means for Colorado patients

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

“In the past, to obtain a prescription for birth control pills, you needed to have a provider visit or prescription, go to your pharmacy pick up the medication. So, it just eliminates a lot of those barriers that currently have existed in the past,” said Jessica Anderson, director of midwifery services for the University of Colorado College of Nursing.

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Yahoo News

Should You Get a Measles Booster?

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

You are likely to save time and money, however, by just getting the vaccine if you aren’t sure of your status. It is safe to do so even if you were ultimately vaccinated at a younger age and don’t remember, Joshua Barocas, MD, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, told Verywell.

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How to Make Tuesdays Suck a Tiny Bit Less

news outletSelf
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

 “The longer you leave patients on these medications, the more likely they are to develop cardiomyopathy, but the risk of that is very low,” said study lead author Pauline Gerard. She's a second-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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