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Rachel Sauer

Education    Community    Advocacy

Climate Fellow Working to Support Physicians in Becoming Climate Advocates

It began with a three-week plastic-free challenge that changed the course of Bhargavi Chekuri’s medical career path. The challenge was to go three weeks without the ease and convenience of plastic bags, plastic wrapping, and all the other plastics that make their way into daily life. 

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 23, 2021
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Research    Community    COVID-19   

COVID-19 Pandemic Presented Unique Challenges to Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Families

Of all the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, one that parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing didn’t plan for was hearing aids getting tossed in the dog’s water dish.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 13, 2021
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Physicians On COVID Crisis Standards In Idaho And Elsewhere: ‘Enormous Amount Of Anger’

news outletNPR
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

The very idea of rationing health care is something usually reserved for battlefields, or massive disasters such as earthquakes or typhoons. But indeed, such rationing is a grim reality as caregivers in north and north central Idaho consider “triage protocols” in the shadow of a new surge of COVID-19.

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CBS4 Denver

Data From Colorado Hospitals Part Of New Study That Shows Moderna Vaccine Is Slightly Better Against Delta Variant

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective against the delta variant. 

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Denver hospitals are seeing ICU beds fill up

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

Colorado has nearly 900 people in the hospital with COVID-19; 83% of them are unvaccinated. 

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Why You May Feel Like You Need More Sleep When You Feel Sick

news outletwell+good
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2021

Sleep and the workings of the immune system are inextricably intertwined: When you’re chronically sleep-deprived, your immune response is weaker, which can increase your likelihood of getting sick from whatever virus or bacteria is floating in your airspace.

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