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Addressing Health Inequities in the Black Community

In the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of MedicineKamal Henderson, MD, is working to understand why marginalized communities shoulder a disproportionate burden of cardiovascular disease. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 21, 2024
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Research    Orthopedics    Pediatrics

More Intense Exercise Reduces Post-Concussion Anxiety in Teens, Study Finds

Returning to moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) after a concussion may play a vital role in helping teens feel less anxious while recovering from the injury, according to a new study from researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Patient Care    Community    Mental Health    Pediatrics    Firearm Injury Prevention    Gun Violence Prevention

CU Psychiatry Researchers Develop Framework to Aid Pediatricians Addressing Trauma from Mass Shootings

Most pediatricians don’t provide direct care for a physical injury following a mass shooting, but they often see the effects of those traumatic events land in their office.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 12, 2024
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Community    Pediatrics

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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The Wheel Thing: Too Old To Drive? How To Tell

news outletLAist
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2024

For several decades, highway safety efforts have been focused primarily on teen drivers. They are much more likely to be involved in accidents, and also more likely to die in car crashes.

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‘Fourth Wave’ of Opioid Epidemic Crashes Ashore, Propelled by Fentanyl and Meth

news outletKFF Health News
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic’s “fourth wave,” which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation’s drug problem.

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How Palliative Care Could Help Break the SNF-to-Hospital Cycle

news outletHospice News
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

A dearth of coordination or integration between rehab teams and palliative care teams routinely forces some patients into a cycle between the hospital and the nursing home in their last year of life.

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Chronic Back Pain? Treat Your Brain, Not Your Back

news outletBrain Tomorrow
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

An important new study indicates that for some sufferers of chronic back pain, retraining the brain’s perception of pain may yield greater relief than treating the back only as the site of the pain.

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