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New Donation Rules Begin Taking Effect in U.S. Blood Banks

Revised blood donation rules that do away with a rule that defers men who have sex with men (MSM) to abstain from sex for three months prior to donating blood are beginning to be implemented into blood banks throughout the country.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 18, 2023
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CU Researcher Receives First-Time Award to Support Ophthalmic Database Development

Jennifer Patnaik, PhD, researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received the first-ever Philip and Elaine Ellis New Investigator in Ophthalmology Research Award. The gift provides independent research funding to new ophthalmic investigators.

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date November 23, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Names New Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases

Scott Oliver, MD, chief of the Retina Service and director of the Eye Cancer Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural Vitale-Schlessman Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, effective Nov. 1, 2021. 

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date November 16, 2021
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Dr Jeffrey Sippel: The Impact of Insurance Denials for Patients With ALS

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Due to the frequent rejection of claims for noninvasive ventilators (NIVs) by Medicare Advantage plans, individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are experiencing disproportionately high rates of hospital admissions for inpatient care.

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Blood test for antibody clumps may support MS diagnosis

news outletMultiple Sclerosis News Today
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Measuring the amount of specific antibody clumps in the blood helped distinguish people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from healthy individuals and people with other conditions with an accuracy of at least 90%, a new study has found.

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Efficacy of Nonhormonal Treatment for Patients With VMS Considered Unsuitable, Unwilling to Take Hormone Therapy

news outletConsultant360
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

In this video, Nanette Santoro, MD, discusses the efficacy of nonhormonal treatment for patients with vasomotor symptoms (VMS), also called hot flashes or night sweats, in subgroups of patients considered unsuitable for or unwilling to take hormone therapy based on hormonal therapy history, the efficacy of the nonhormonal treatment for patients with VMS in menopause according to time of day, and pooled safety data over 52 weeks of the nonhormonal treatment for patients with VMS in menopause.

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U.S. News & World Report

How Hospitals and Health Systems Are Battling Burnout in Health Care

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Some 46% of health care workers reported experiencing burnout in 2022, according to a recent report released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, up from 32% in 2018. Some estimates have even placed the cost of burnout to the U.S. health system at $4.6 billion annually.

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