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The Gazette

Wildfire smoke exacerbates health conditions, contributes to more deaths, and it's getting worse

news outletThe Gazette
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

Jon Samet, the dean of the Colorado School of Public Health who co-authored a recent study on wildfire smoke, said people should consult with their doctors to get a sense of their potential exposure and risk. But people with co-morbidities — like asthma or COPD — are at higher risk.

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The Atlantic

A Hole in the Heart

news outletThe Atlantic
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

“Having a PFO is not a risk factor for stroke in general,” John Carroll, a cardiologist and a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, told me. “In most people,” he said, “it’s an innocent remnant of the fetal circulation. You could close a quarter of the U.S. population and probably bring benefit to a very small number of those people.”

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Colorado Public Radio

A Respected Denver Doctor Ends Her Practice, But She’s Not Done Serving Her Community

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

“She's such a pioneer and a beacon for truth and she truly had a love for community,” said Hunt, an associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion at the Colorado School of Public health at the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus.

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The New York Times

N.F.L. Vaccine Holdouts Face Training Camp Scrutiny

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

Last season, Dr. Michelle Barron, the senior medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth [and CU School of Medicine faculty], advised the franchise on Covid-related issues. As the vaccine became widely available this spring, she led informational sessions with the team and privately with players’ families if requested. She also helped coordinate a vaccine clinic in April at the Broncos’ facility. Their vaccination rate did not surprise her, she said.

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What COVID-19 models show for the fall

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

The Colorado School of Public Health has been modeling COVID-19 data since the start of the pandemic. Thursday, we talked with associate professor Elizabeth Carlton about what modeling shows for Colorado in the next few months. Professor Carlton said there are projections that put Colorado in a scenario where we could see another peak in hospitalizations akin to what happened in December 2020.

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CBS4 Denver

COVID Vaccinations Dwindling In El Paso County As Hospitalizations Increase

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

“We are in a spike directly caused by the unvaccinated,” said Dr. Richard Zane, Chief Innovation Officer for UCHealth and Chair of Emergency Medicine for the CU School of Medicine. “Those patients are almost all in the areas with the lowest vaccination rates.”

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U.S. labor revival in doubt as Delta raises worries about 'back to school'

news outletReuters
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

“That is absolutely a concern as we move into this coming school year that we have this more contagious variant, and this is a group of individuals who won’t be eligible for vaccination yet,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases.

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Washington Post

Could my child’s clumsiness be a sign of a coordination disorder?

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Even more concerning, childhood clumsiness is associated with long-haul issues such as social isolation and anxiety. “Repeated frustration with motor tasks can lead to poor academic performance, low self-esteem, behavior problems and depression,” says Lisa Dannemiller, an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Studies suggest kids with DCD are two to three times as likely to show signs of clinical depression as neurotypical kids.

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