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Patient Care    Community    Awareness

How to Prioritize Preventative Health Care This Year

The beginning of the year often elevates health-focused resolutions, but one of the most beneficial goals may be one that keeps eluding your calendar: an annual check-up.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 04, 2024
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Community    Awareness

How Much Caffeine is Too Much Caffeine?

A little boost from a morning cup of coffee may be a welcome stimulant on a busy day and even offer health benefits for some people, but how much caffeine is too much?

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date November 27, 2023
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Community    Awareness    Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Week Helps to Break the Stigma Around Mental Health

As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, suicide has likely touched the lives of many people in some way. For nearly 50 years, National Suicide Prevention Week has served to raise awareness of this critical issue, increase empathy and knowledge, and break the stigma around mental health.

Author Mara Kalinoski | Publish Date September 11, 2023
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Community    Awareness    Mental Health

Social Media Growth Gives Rise to Mental Health Self-Diagnoses

In many ways, the increased awareness that social media have brought to mental health is positive – people are more willing to name and discuss feelings and experiences that had long been locked away in silence and, sometimes, shame.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 09, 2023
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Research    Community    Awareness    Mental Health   

Creative Arts Therapy May Reduce Stress and Turnover Among Health Care Professionals

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many health care professionals admit they felt tired. Despite doing work they love, the days could be long or frustrating or very, very disheartening.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 28, 2022
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Research    Community    Awareness    Child & Adolescent

Non-Judgmental, Patient-Centered Care Is Most Effective when Talking with Families about Firearm Safety

In 2020, firearm injuries were the leading cause of death in U.S. children 18 and younger, accounting for 3,230 children’s deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 13, 2022
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Research    Education    Community    Awareness    COMBAT

CU Summit Focuses on Strategies for Addressing Suicide by Firearm Among Active-Duty Military Servicemembers

An important step in addressing the growing crisis of suicide by firearm among active-duty military servicemembers involves asking not only why these deaths are happening, but how.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 09, 2022
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Education    Community    Awareness    Climate Science

Effects of Climate Change Envisioned in Science Fiction Draw Deeply from Reality

The very near future begins with a stark observation: “It was getting hotter.”

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 09, 2022
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Research    Community    Awareness

Research Works to Understand the Risks and Rewards of Football for Its Players and Fans

When the L.A. Rams and Cincinnati Bengals face off Sunday evening in Super Bowl LVI, the tens of millions of fans expected to tune in may be thinking about a lot of things ­– the matchup, the coaching, the quality of the guacamole and the ads. It’s less likely that they’ll consider the players’ potential for concussion.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 09, 2022
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Community    Awareness    Blood

National Blood Donor Month Highlights Ongoing Need for Regular Blood Donation

The American Red Cross recently made headlines when it announced that anyone who donates blood between January 1–31 will automatically be entered to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI February 13 in Los Angeles.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 25, 2022
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School of Medicine In the News


Colorado doctors warning of skyrocketing alcohol use post-pandemic as liver transplants among younger people increase

news outletKKTV
Publish DateFebruary 14, 2024

Colorado doctors say they are concerned about alcohol use after the pandemic, as liver transplants among younger people increase.

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Neurology Live

The Evolving Landscape of Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis in 2024: Enrique Alvarez, MD, PhD

news outletNeurology Live
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

As the landscape of care evolves in multiple sclerosis (MS), clinicians continue their efforts in optimizing therapeutic approaches for patients. Investigating de-escalation of therapies, which involves transitioning patients from high or moderate efficacy disease-modifying therapies to lower efficacy ones to lower risk of adverse effects, has been a topic of interest.

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Low Bleeding Profile With Asundexian Seen in Pooled Analysis

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Cumulative safety data from three trials testing the reversible direct factor XIa inhibitor asundexian in patients at risk for stroke or recurrent cardiovascular events suggest a better bleeding profile compared with apixaban (Eliquis; Bristol Myers Squibb) in a variety of patient types.

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CBS News

Flu, COVID, RSV: Colorado doctor says 5% of hospitalized patients have two viruses at the same time

news outletCBS News
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Chances are you or someone you know has gotten sick over the past few weeks or months. 

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