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Testing for Blood Clotting Abnormalities Reveals Which Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Are at Risk for Thrombotic Events

When researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, used a combination of two specific blood-clotting tests, they found critically ill patients infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were at high risk for developing renal failure, venous blood clots, and other complications associated with blood clots, such as stroke.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 15, 2020
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Charles J. Blackwood - A True Pioneer

The University of Colorado School of Medicine was launched in 1883. The new medical school, despite the sentiments about co-ed medical education at the time, did offer medical school admission to “all persons of either sex.” There was no such provision for African Americans. Though the early female students may not have been welcomed with open arms, the first female graduated in 1891. However, it was over 4 more decades, 1947, before CU School of Medicine graduated the first African American student, Dr. Charles J. Blackwood. He was featured in the CU Alumnus magazine on stage with Dr. Florence Sabin with a caption that described him as the first “Negro” graduate.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 03, 2020
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School of Medicine In the News


Once-Blind Woman Gets Sight Back After 15 Years

news outletMSN
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2021

This woman went blind unexpectedly 15 years ago — watch the heartwarming moment she got her sight back. 

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Highlands Ranch Herald

RSV, child respiratory illness unseasonably high

news outletHighlands Ranch Herald
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2021
Dr. Eric Lung, chief medical officer at Sky Ridge Medical Center, says poor air quality and an increase in contagious respiratory cases are adding to parent stress as the new delta variant of COVID continues to spread.
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Denver hospital sees increase in trauma cases related to violent crime

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2021

During the pandemic, Denver Health has seen an increase in the number of violent trauma patients coming into the emergency department. These cases include gunshot wounds and stabbings.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado healthcare workers battle ‘compassion fatigue’ as COVID hospitalizations spike

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 31, 2021

It has been nearly 18 months since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Colorado.

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