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Community    Awareness    Internal Medicine

CU Faculty Member Joins a Medical Journal’s First-Ever Digital Media Team

Social media has become a primary channel for information, and now, medical journals are strategizing how to best use these platforms to promote important research, inquiries, and discoveries.  

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 12, 2024
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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

Infectious Disease

Are New, Popular Weight-Loss Drugs Safe for People With HIV?

news outletInfectious Disease
Publish DateJune 12, 2024

Although today’s antiretroviral therapy (ART) allows people with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, they are at risk for metabolic side effects associated with increases in adipose tissue, including diabetes, hyperlipidemia and fatty livers.

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Colorado doctors warning of West Nile virus, after state saw biggest outbreak in the country last year

news outletKKTV
Publish DateJune 12, 2024

Coloradans, be aware of mosquitos! Colorado doctors are warning of the West Nile virus, after the state saw the biggest outbreak in the country last year.

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Cancer Network

Public Health Policies May Impact Cancer Care Outcomes

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateJune 11, 2024

Determining policies and studying trends in the public health space is important to create positive outcomes for patients with cancer.

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Colorado doctor has treated Celine Dion's stiff person syndrome for 2 years

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 11, 2024

In the more than two years since she was diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, Celine Dion has worked with a Colorado doctor and her team to overcome the rare and chronic disease.

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