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CU Pediatrics Faculty Member on Advisory Board for Michelle Obama’s Company Developing Healthy Food for Kids

Former first lady Michelle Obama is the co-founder of PLEZi Nutrition, a new company developing a line of healthy foods and beverages aimed at children. The company recently rolled out its first product, a line of drinks with significantly less sugar and more fiber than soda or other juice drinks.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 06, 2023
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Research    Pediatrics

New Product Offers New Hope for Toddlers With Peanut Allergies 

It was the news heard around the world for the parents of children with peanut allergies: the development of a small patch, placed between the shoulder blades, that delivers a small dose of peanut protein that is carried through the bloodstream and helps children to better tolerate peanuts. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 31, 2023
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Community    Child & Adolescent    Pediatrics

Screening for Anxiety Now Recommended in Children 8 and Older

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, anxiety disorders were one of the most common mental health concerns among children. Pre-pandemic, health care providers and caregivers could expect a third of children to meet the criteria for anxiety disorders by the time they were through adolescence.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 29, 2022
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Research    Community    Pediatrics

Program Working with Hispanic and Latino Community Partners to Lessen Impact of Childhood Obesity

Researchers and clinicians in the University of Colorado School of Medicine are partnering with members of Hispanic communities across Colorado to support children and families in cultivating healthy lifestyle habits and with an overall goal to reduce obesity-related health disparities.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 01, 2022
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Community    Pediatrics    Infectious disease

Cold and Flu Season Off to a Fierce Start, with Surge in RSV Cases Among Children

If it seems like many of your friends and family are sick right now, they’re not alone. Cold and flu season is off to a roaring start, and is on track to be especially fierce as respiratory viruses surge among children and older populations.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 28, 2022
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Research    Community    Child & Adolescent    Pediatrics

Research Shows Care from an Allergist Results in Lower Health Care Costs for Children with Peanut Allergy

Care from an allergist is associated with a reduction in total health care costs for U.S. children with peanut allergy, new research finds.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 24, 2022
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Research    Diabetes    Pediatrics

CU School of Medicine Researcher Brews Up Study on Coffee’s Effects on Acute Kidney Injury

Can drinking coffee help stave off acute kidney injury? Potentially, says Kalie Tommerdahl, MD.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 23, 2022
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Research    Community    Pediatrics

CU Faculty Members Contribute to WHO Guidance on Newborn Hearing Screening 

Newly released World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on maternal and newborn care include a variety of crucial areas to be addressed in the first six weeks after birth, including vaccinations, breastfeeding, and screening for postnatal maternal depression and anxiety.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 20, 2022
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Research    Community    Pediatrics

Reducing Subsequent Injuries After A Concussion 

As assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, David Howell, PhD, understands the relationship between concussions and subsequent injury in athletes — namely, that after suffering a concussion, athletes at all levels are more likely to sustain another injury within the next year. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 09, 2022
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Scientists Reveal 6 Foods You Should Be Eating During Pregnancy

news outletNewsweek
Publish DateSeptember 28, 2023

Knowing what to eat during pregnancy can be confusing at the best of times. Factor in morning sickness, cravings and everything else that comes with growing a tiny human inside you, it can be difficult to know what to eat to support yourself and your baby.

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For autoimmune disease sufferers, ginger may 'play a critical role' in controlling inflammation, study finds

news outletFOX News
Publish DateSeptember 27, 2023

Ginger could play a critical role in controlling inflammation for people living with autoimmune diseases, according to a new study.

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The Denver Post

Anna Sie, prominent philanthropist and champion of Down syndrome research, dies at 78

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 27, 2023

Together, for 56 years, she and her husband, John J. Sie, both immigrants to the U.S., built a family in Colorado during his successful career in cable television.

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Robots Are Taking Over Your Surgery (and You Should Be Excited)

news outletWebMD
Publish DateSeptember 26, 2023

On her flight to Atlanta, Robin Pollack nibbled gummy bears and sipped a cranberry juice cocktail. 

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