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Colorado Public Radio

This CU physician says climate change disproportionately affects women’s health

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateJanuary 17, 2019

Increased natural disasters like wildfire and famine are all symptoms of climate change. One CU Anschutz physician is studying whether those symptoms have a disproportionate impact on women worldwide. Dr. Cecilia Sorensen travels to Syria, Ghana and other countries to provide medical care--she also researches the impacts of climate change on women. Sorensen talked to Colorado Matters about her work. When climate refugees flee home because of drought and scarcity, women are put at risk of sex trafficking and disease in order to survive. "We know that when women are forced to migrate, they become incredibly vulnerable to all different types of circumstances, including sex trafficking, including violence against them," Sorensen said.

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What’s it like being immortalized as a digital corpse

news outletKCRW
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2019

Susan Potter wanted to donate her body to science after she died. She learned about the the Visible Human Project in Colorado, which creates detailed photographs of the entire body for research and teaching. Potter would be the third person to participate. Her body would be frozen at -15 degrees, then sliced 27,000 times and photographed. Generations of medical students would be able to learn from her. The project was spearheaded by Victor M. Spitzer, Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Simulation at University of Colorado School of Medicine. He knew Susan Potter for the last 15 years of her life. She died four years ago. Their story is now being told in the current issue of National Geographic.

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Pot revenue could fund new education and law enforcement programs

news outletWestword
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2019

In 2017, the General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 17-074, which created a two-year medication-assisted treatment (MAT) expansion pilot program, administered by the University of Colorado College of Nursing, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to opioid-dependent patients in Pueblo and Routt counties. The 2017 act directs the General Assembly to appropriate $500,000 per year for the 2017-’18 and 2018-’19 fiscal years from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund to the University of Colorado board of regents, for allocation to the College of Nursing to implement the pilot program. The pilot program repeals on June 30

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KSAT San Antonio

Can an old drug prevent type 1 diabetes?

news outletKSAT San Antonio
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2019

Lisa Meyers wears an insulin pump and checks her blood sugar several times a day to keep her type 1 diabetes in check. Meyers said, “It’s a 24/7 thing. It’s just a constant thought about blood sugar and how it relates to what I’m gonna do.” She’s a diabetes educator and helps patients navigate the disease. It’s a job she wishes she didn’t have. “If other people could be prevented from having to live this … that, to me, is a joy,” Meyers said. Aaron Michels, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Frieda and George S. Eisenbarth Clinical Immunology Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says doctors are better than ever at predicting who will develop type 1 diabetes. “If a disease can be predicted, it really should be prevented,” Michels said.

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Medical Xpress

Researchers raise bar for successful management of severe atopic dermatitis

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2019

A team of investigators from the University of Colorado College of Nursing at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health has identified comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema.

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The Science Times

New immune system understanding may lead to safer nanomedicines

news outletThe Science Times
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2019

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology describes an important step in the activation of the immune system against nanoparticles. The finding may allow researchers and eventually doctors to cloak nanoparticles against the immune system, allowing these particles to go about their therapeutic business.

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Good Housekeeping

Yes, it’s trendy right now — but what exactly is self-care?

news outletGood Housekeeping
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2019

"Self-care is one’s action is around our physical, emotional, relational, perhaps professional, educational, and, for some people, spiritual well-being that reflects the way that we take care of ourselves on the most fundamental levels," says Helen L. Coons, PhD, a clinical health psychologist at the specializing in women’s behavioral health and wellness at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in Aurora, Colorado.

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‘Something from a good heart:’ A little cookie kindness in Denver

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2019

Moving to a new city on your own is a tough situation. It’s something Morkos Henen has done many times. “I am originally Egyptian, but I have been everywhere in the world,” Morkos said. “I did my PhD in Vienna, Austria. Then I moved for a post-doc in France. Then I came to the United States: San Antonio, Pittsburgh and then from Pittsburgh to here.” Morkos has lived in Denver for about a year and a half. He’s a staff scientist at CU Anschutz Medical Campus doing research in molecular genetics. It’s an incredibly demanding job which keeps Morkos busy most of the time. He loves his work, and the people he works with, but on New Year’s Eve he took some time for himself to check out the Blossoms of Light display at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

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