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National Healthcare Decisions Day Highlights Importance of Advance Care Planning

One of life’s greatest certainties is its uncertainty – that the unexpected, unplanned, and unpredicted may happen and we do the best we can to handle it.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 16, 2023
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New Diploma Program Training Clinicians as Leaders in Climate Medicine

The impacts of climate change on human health are among the most profound and far-reaching issues in health care. Global ecosystems are under such stress that the effects of climate change on human health grow more widespread and damaging by the day.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 15, 2022
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White Coats for Black Lives Holds Annual Die-In to Emphasize Need for Action in Addressing Racism

The wind kicked up as soon as everyone “died,” cold and fierce around the dozens of students, faculty members, and staff members lying on the concrete and browning grass.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 27, 2021
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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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Brain-Protected TAVR Results in Fewer Real-World Disabling Strokes

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

This reduction in disabling stroke in the real world was supported by a secondary analysis using propensity score weighting (OR 0.79, 95% CI 0.70-0.90), reported Neel Butala, of Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, both in Aurora.

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Medscape

Rural Patients With Melanoma Fare Worse Than Urban Dwellers

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

Lucinda Kohn, assistant professor of dermatology [at CU School of Medicine] in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, who was asked to comment on the results, said the findings echo the results of a recent study which characterized melanoma rates among non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native individuals from 1999 to 2019

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9News

Denver Health turns to voters for help to pay for uncompensated care

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 05, 2024

Denver Health, Colorado's safety net hospital, said it's facing a financial crisis. The hospital is required by law to treat anyone who comes into the hospital for treatment, regardless of their financial status or where they're from. 

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Denverite

Denver Health has a funding crisis. Is a new sales tax the answer?

news outletDenverite
Publish DateJune 05, 2024

Denver Health came close to breaking even in 2023 after a few one-time grants came through. 

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