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Research    COVID-19    Vaccine

Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Change Parents’ Attitudes About Vaccines? 

COVID-19 vaccines for children received a good deal of scrutiny when they first became available in 2021. Chatter online and elsewhere indicated that parents were becoming less likely to vaccinate their children due to growing misinformation around the COVID-19 vaccines. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 06, 2023
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Community    COVID-19    Vaccine

The New COVID-19 Booster is Rolling Out, Here’s What You Should Know

As new COVID-19 booster shots hit pharmacies and doctor offices this month, health care professionals say it’s as important as ever to keep up with the vaccine that can prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from the coronavirus.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 28, 2023
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Research    Community    COVID-19    Vaccinations

How to Protect Yourself From the Fall ‘Tripledemic’ of RSV, COVID, and Influenza 

As a longtime researcher of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Eric Simões, MD, was gratified in August when clinical trials he led at the University of Colorado School of Medicine received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval for Pfizer’s new RSV vaccine for use during late pregnancy.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 05, 2023
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CU School of Medicine Researcher Identifies Potential Cause of ‘Long COVID’ 

Even though the COVID-19 public health emergency classification will expire this spring, the lingering effects of the pandemic remain. A constant puzzle to solve since the first year of the pandemic has been “long COVID,” a condition in which those infected with the virus have symptoms that linger months or even years after they have cleared the initial infection. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 10, 2023
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Research    Community    COVID-19    COVID-19 Feature

Amending Drug Pricing Program Would Support Continued Response to COVID-19

The halting of funding for two federal programs that provided financial support during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic for underinsured or uninsured populations has created significant gaps in the health care safety net, according to a commentary published Monday in Health Affairs Forefront.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 16, 2022
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Research    Community    COVID-19   

Health Care Workers Reported High Rates of Childcare Stress During Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic

Much of the work of health care happens because of a strong support base – the childcare, household labor, and other jobs that allow health care providers to show up every day at the clinic or hospital.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 25, 2022
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Research    Community    COVID-19

CU School of Medicine Among Research Sites That Find Metformin is a Promising Treatment to Prevent Severe COVID-19 

Patients treated by physicians who are faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine were part of a multi-site clinical trial that may result in better prevention of severe forms of COVID-19. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 25, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases    COVID-19   

CU Study Reviews COVID-Related Hospital Visitation Limits and Family Stress

Efforts by hospitals to protect people from COVID-19 by restricting them from visiting family members in ICUs may have contributed to a significant increase in stress-related disorders, according to a study led by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19   

CU School of Medicine Faculty Members Help Draft COVID-19 Guidance for Cardiologists 

Two faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are key contributors to a set of COVID-19 guidance for cardiologists released today by the American College of Cardiology. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 16, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Community    COVID-19   

CU Clinic Helps Patients Recover From Post-COVID Symptoms 

For health care workers, one of the most troubling aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is people who get and recover from the virus, only to have additional — often more severe — symptoms arise weeks or even months later. Known in medical journals by names like “post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC)” or “long-haul COVID,” the condition can have debilitating effects even among the previously young and healthy. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Research    Community    COVID-19    Child & Adolescent    CU Medicine Today

How the Pandemic Changed Children’s Relationships With Social Media

Responding to concerns over increased screen time for teenagers during the pandemic and the potential negative effects of social media use, CU School of Medicine psychology faculty members Jenna Glover, PhD, Sandra Fritsch, MD, and Merlin Ariefdjohan, PhD, reviewed recent studies on children and digital technology, synthesizing their findings in a paper published this month in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 17, 2022
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Research    Community    COVID-19

Colorado Children Currently Participating in Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial for Ages 6 Months to 5 Years

A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher is guiding Colorado’s participation in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial for children ages 6 months to 5 years.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date December 02, 2021
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Community    COVID-19   

How Worried Should We Be About the Omicron Variant?

A troubling new variant of the COVID-19 virus first observed by South African scientists has now been found in other parts of the world, including Portugal, Botswana, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It has been found in several U.S. states as well, including Colorado, New York, Hawaii, and Minnesota. Researchers are concerned, as the new variant — dubbed the Omicron variant by the World Health Organization — shows signs of being more contagious than previous variants. It may also be less susceptible to current COVID-19 vaccines.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 29, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    CU Medicine Today   

Addressing COVID-19 Disparities

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities of color have been hit hardest by the worst public health crisis in the past 100 years.  


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date October 14, 2021
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COVID-19 Pandemic Presented Unique Challenges to Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Families

Of all the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, one that parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing didn’t plan for was hearing aids getting tossed in the dog’s water dish.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 13, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19   

What Does the FDA’s Approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older. The approval provides the FDA’s strongest endorsement to the Pfizer vaccine, which previously had been approved under an emergency use authorization.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 25, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

An Underused Lifesaver for COVID-19 Patients

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to lurk in many communities, aided by vaccine hesitancy and the emergence of disease mutations like the Delta variant, physicians are still looking for effective ways to treat those who test positive for the virus.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 20, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Diversity

School of Medicine Doctor Focusing on Denver’s Latino Community During COVID-19

As a doctor on the front lines in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilia Cervantes, MD, quickly saw the disproportionate toll the virus was taking on Denver’s Latino community.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 04, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Doctor Working to Get COVID-19 Supplies to India

After seeing the tragic COVID-19 crisis unfolding in India, Saketh Guntupalli, MD, associate professor of gynecologic oncology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, decided to do something about it.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 19, 2021
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Patient Care    COVID-19    Vaccinations   

CU School of Medicine Experts on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Reactions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday recommended a nationwide pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because six women who received the vaccine have experienced a rare type of blood clot.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 16, 2021
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Community    COVID-19

Spreading Truth, Combating Misinformation 

As a scientist and medical researcher, Emily Bates, PhD, was relieved and grateful to be able to take a COVID-19 vaccine. But when she began talking to others who didn’t work in medicine, she was surprised to find skepticism and resistance to the vaccines that can end the pandemic. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 29, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Students    Vaccinations

CU Medical Student Helps Streamline COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Events

When COVID-19 struck during his first year of medical school in 2020, Michael Skaggs was still a few years away from being able to provide clinical care to patients. But he was right on time to put his skills as a former engineer and whitewater rafting company manager to work.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 23, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    Transplant Center   

Increased Alcohol Consumption During COVID-19 Pandemic Could Lead to  Uptick in Liver Disease 

James Burton, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of liver transplantation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, says he and his colleagues are already starting to see the effect pandemic drinking is having on patients.  


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date February 15, 2021
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COVID-19

Women of Color on the Front Lines

Sarah Rowan, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Denver Health and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine, paints portraits to relax and take a break from the grind of work, but in the midst of the pandemic, her hobby took on newfound importance.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date October 12, 2020
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Community    COVID-19   

Getting Back to School Safely During a Pandemic

Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, has been on the School of Medicine faculty since 2010. He trained in the CU residency program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, practiced as a general pediatrician in Fort Collins for eight years, before returning to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007 to do his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date October 12, 2020
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Press Coverage    COVID-19

Doctor's warning to Douglas County: Now is not the time to leave Tri-County Health

After a more than 50 year partnership, Douglas County has announced its intentions to separate from the Tri-County Health Department.


Author Denver 7 | Publish Date September 10, 2020
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9News

Early Win for Preemptive Stents on Vulnerable Coronary Plaque

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

The concept of using stents to seal off non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques, before they have a chance to rupture, worked out in the first major trial testing this provocative idea.

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Healio

Pregnant women report increased COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy during omicron wave

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

“As of July 29, 2023, Vaccine Safety Datalink surveillance found just 16.2% of pregnant people aged 18 to 49 years had received a COVID-19 booster vaccine, with only 8.3% of Black pregnant people and 9.6% of Latino pregnant people vaccinated during pregnancy,” Joshua T. B. Williams, assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Ambulatory Care Services at Denver Health and Hospitals, and colleagues wrote.

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CBS News

Doctors take on dental duties to reach low-income and uninsured patients

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

Pediatrician Patricia Braun and her team saw roughly 100 children at a community health clinic on a recent Monday. They gave flu shots and treatments for illnesses like ear infections.

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U.S. News & World Report

Best Physical Therapy Programs

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

To become a physical therapist, students must first master areas of science such as biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise physiology and anatomy. These are the top schools to train physical therapists at the doctorate level (DPT). The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Physical Therapy Program is ranked #11.

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