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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Helping Doctors Understand Cannabis

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

Some graduate schools are teaching health care workers about cannabis since many say they don’t feel prepared to answer patients' questions about it. That’s why University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy has started a program to address this. Interview with David Kroll with Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Heather Smith, who took the course.

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The New York Times

It’s Not Easy to Get a Coronavirus Test for a Child

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

“There is no good reason not to do it in kids,” said Sean O’Leary, a Colorado pediatrician who sits on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on infectious diseases. “It’s a matter of people not being comfortable with doing it.”

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The Denver Post

How Is In-Person Learning Going in Colorado? So Far, So Good, Parents and Experts Say

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

It’s an important distinction, said Sean O’Leary, professor and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Aurora. Since it’s early in the school year, he expects most positive cases “came in from the outside” rather than being contracted at school.

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The Colorado Sun

Months Before Its Arrival, Colorado Tries to Answer the Question: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

“You can’t even plan for all these things in advance because your allocation protocol might change based on all the circumstances,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, a bioethicist who leads the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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The Denver Post

COVID-19 Plasma Research Well Underway in Colorado as Trump Fast-Tracks Wider Use

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Dr. Kyle Annen is the medical director of transfusion services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, based on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Her team collected its first units of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients on March 31, four days after the FDA approved its experimental use in serious COVID-19 cases.

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TIME

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay

news outletTIME
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

“In February of 2020, before COVID-19 really hit our country, telepsychiatry was beginning to be widely available but only sporadically adopted,” says Dr. Jay Shore, a professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Telepsychiatry Committee. “Now it’s been a tsunami. At the University of Colorado maybe 10% to 20% of [mental health] visits were over video before. Now, outside of inpatient stuff, we’re at like 100%.”

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The Daily Beast

Your Dog Has Pandemic Anxiety, Too

news outletThe Daily Beast
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Cinnamon Dixon, associate professor of pediatrics at University of Colorado and an attending pediatrician at Children's Hospital Colorado, said that while the researchers didn’t have national data from this period, she doubted the findings would prove unique to Colorado. According to 2019 data shared by the United States Postal Service during their annual “Dog Bite Awareness Week” in June, the state doesn’t usually rank among even the top ten “dog bite states.”

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The New York Times

Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Dr. Maya Haasz, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said that for the past few years, every child over age 10 who comes to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she is an attending physician, is screened for suicide risk, using a questionnaire. “Somewhere between 5 and 10 percent of our patients presenting for nonmental health concerns screen positive,” she said — and this was true before the pandemic. 

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