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Becker's Spine Review

10 spine surgeons to know

news outletBecker's Spine Review
Publish DateNovember 18, 2021

Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:Evalina Burger-Van der Walt, MD. University of Colorado Medicine (Aurora). Dr. Burger-Van der Walt treats adult patients and has a special interest in complex spine surgery, deformity and scoliosis. She also spends time as a mentor for orthopedic residents and spine fellows. 

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McKnights Long Term Care News

Only half of medical residents consistently complete SNF discharge summaries for patients

news outletMcKnights Long Term Care News
Publish DateNovember 18, 2021

Medical residents don’t appear to know as much about transitioning patients to post-acute care as they may think they do, a new survey has found. With discharges to post-acute care expected to rise exponentially, closing this knowledge gap is critical, the researchers say.

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The Colorado Sun

Will COVID patients who reject vaccines embrace monoclonal antibodies?

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 18, 2021

To Dr. Adit Ginde, it’s a now-familiar conundrum. Ginde is an emergency medicine physician with UCHealth. One of his responsibilities involves working with the clinics that provide monoclonal antibody treatments to people infected with the coronavirus. And many of the patients he sees in that role have not been vaccinated against the virus.

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Denver Gazette

Polis celebrates Colorado kids who participated in vaccine trial

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateNovember 18, 2021

In a rare moment of pandemic-related celebration, Gov. Jared Polis celebrated Monday the 252 Colorado kids who participated in one of the largest trials for the pediatric vaccine. 

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