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Pearce Korb, MD, FAAN: He's a Stand-up Guy in Practice and on the Comedy Circuit

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2020

Neurologist and amateur comedian Pearce Korb, MD, FAAN, shares what makes him laugh, the times he has bombed on stage, and the value humor brings to battling burnout.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Local ophthalmologist sees spike in patients due to wildfire smoke

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

Smoke from wildfires across Colorado and the western United States is pushing more patients to seek help from an eye doctor, according to Dr. Richard Davidson, an Ophthalmologist with UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center.

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Biospace

New Artificial Pancreas Offers Hope for Children with Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes

news outletBiospace
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

Type 1 diabetes is a highly prevalent chronic illness diagnosed in childhood, occurring in approximately 1 in 400 to 600 children in the United States. While appropriate treatment is essential for ensuring optimal glucose control and reduced risks of future complications, nearly 80% of children with type 1 diabetes do not meet glycemic control goals as set forth by the American Diabetes Association.

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CBS4 Denver

Steroid Showing ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ Among Sickest Coronavirus Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

Doctors and researchers in Colorado said Tuesday they are seeing a similar result to a study in the United Kingdom from the use of steroids to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients. Dexamethasone helped improved survival from the coronavirus, according to a study also released on Tuesday by the University of Oxford.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Cancer patient hopes personal experience will inspire others to help fertility support group

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

A local cancer patient opened up about his fertility and the help he got to preserve it from a national nonprofit. The 24-year-old now has a shot of starting his own family even after undergoing months of chemo treatments.  

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Yahoo News

Mariners-Giants game postponed due to poor air quality amid wildfires

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

Major League Baseball has postponed Tuesday’s Seattle Mariners-San Francisco Giants game due to poor air quality in Seattle due to fires in Washington and Oregon.

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Health.com

Elle Fanning Reveals Her Eye Shadow Is Actually Eczema in Candid Viral Photos

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

It’s not unusual to see celebrities bringing the glam on their social media feeds, but Elle Fanning’s Monday makeup look was a little different than the norm. In fact, she didn’t have any makeup on at all, and the “eye shadow” she referenced was actually eczema

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Increasing in Dogs Biting Kids During the Pandemic

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

recent article showed that Children’s Hospital Colorado’s emergency department saw cases of dogs biting children surge during COVID-19, with nearly three times as many dog bite cases during the spring of 2020 compared to the same time period last year.  

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UPI

More than one-third of U.S. pediatricians dismiss families for vaccine refusal

news outletUPI
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

More than one-third of all U.S. pediatricians dismiss families from their practices when parents refuse to vaccinate their children, according to the findings of a survey published Tuesday by JAMA.

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U.S. News & World Report

More Than 1 in 3 U.S. Pediatricians Dismiss Vaccine-Refusing Families

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

Parents who choose to forgo or delay their children's vaccinations may quickly find themselves without a pediatrician.

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KMGH Channel 7

Denver Arts & Venues pivots to virtual exhibits

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

Denver Arts & Venues is finding a way to rebound from the pandemic through virtual exhibits.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Arapahoe County partners with CU Anschutz for new study

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

The Sun Bus will visit neighborhoods for new antibody testing. “We’re
going to go to different locations, county parks through Arapahoe
County and you can’t miss it,” Rosemary Rochford, professor of
immunology and microbiology at CU School of Medicine. “We’re going
to set up screens for people to come in and get tested for antibodies to
SARS-CoV-2. It’s giving us a snapshot to understand who’s been
infected within our own community.”

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Taiwan News

Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Biopharmaceutical Science Laureates to Decipher the Code of Body’s Inflammatory Responses

news outletTaiwan News
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

As COVID-19's global rampage continues, countries around the world are in a race to develop not only effective vaccines but also promising therapies. The 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science is jointly awarded to Dr. Charles Dinarello, university professor of the University of Colorado, Dr. Marc Feldmann, professor emeritus at the University of Oxford, and Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto, former president of Osaka University, for their groundbreaking discoveries about three cytokines critically involved in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases--interleukin-1(IL-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin-6 (IL-6). 

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Health Day

HPV Vaccination Rises Among U.S. Kids, But Many Still Unprotected

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

More U.S. kids are getting a recommended vaccine that protects against several cancers -- but there is still much room for improvement, a new study finds.

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Colorado Real Estate Journal

Pandemic Sparks Push for Safer Office Builds

news outletColorado Real Estate Journal
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

Colorado’s developers and architects normally design office buildings to be resilient in the face floods, fires and those seemingly ever-changing tenant tastes. And while the desire for office spaces that minimize germ/bacteria/virus transfer has been batted around in cli ent meetings for years, most of the practices rarely, if ever, made it into the final design.

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CPR

Colorado ‘COVID Long Haulers’ Suffer Coronavirus Symptoms Weeks, Or Even Months, Later

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

In the early hours of an April morning, at her home in Erie, Malea Anderson woke up with what felt like an explosion of ice water up her spine and into her head. She had a massive headache and tried to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, but her limbs wouldn’t cooperate. She feared she was having a stroke. 

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Live Science

The new coronavirus can infect brain cells, study finds

news outletLive Science
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2020

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes hijack brain cells, using the cells' internal machinery to copy itself, according to a new study.

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American Journal of Managed Care

Dr John Corboy on Research About Stopping DMTs for MS

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateSeptember 12, 2020

Do patients with multiple sclerosis who have been on disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for decades need to keep taking them? John R. Corboy, MD, professor of neurology, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, and co-director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center at Anschutz Medical Campus, explains what is known about this area.

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9News

Virtual breastfeeding classes offer support to new moms

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2020

Motherhood is not easy. Breastfeeding is not easy. With the pandemic, both have become even more challenging.

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U.S. News & World Report

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2020

A nearly 60% jump in suicides by young Americans since 2007 has experts alarmed and somewhat puzzled.

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Summit Daily News

The aging brain: Exploring the connection between neurology and elevation

news outletSummit Daily News
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

It isn’t noticeable at first. It starts with changes for which the brain can compensate, meaning no real impact on day-to-day functions or cognition. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

How will COVID-19 affect trick-or-treating in Colorado?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

There are many questions regarding how trick-or-treating will by impacted by the pandemic.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Masks for Kids Guidance

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

Many parents are asking for guidance around mask wearing and their children, especially as some schools return to in-person classes across the state.

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Denver 7

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

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

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

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CPR

Communities Of Color, Hit Hard By Coronavirus, Step In To Fill The Gaps In The Government’s Response

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

In April, Dr. Abbey Lara worked her first shift treating pulmonary and critical care patients in the COVID-19 section of the ICU ward at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. 

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Colorado Springs Independent

ACLU pressures Polis to release more inmates at risk for COVID-19

news outletColorado Springs Independent
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

Marsha Brewer’s fifth wheel has been sitting on her and her husband Jim’s ranch in Yoder for the last month, detailed and ready to quarantine him if he comes home from prison.

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U.S. News & World Report

Pandemic Unleashes 'Startling' Rise in Dog Bites

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

Lockdowns gave people lots to growl about. Their dogs may have felt a bit more aggressive, too.

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LADDERS

This is what happens when our minds are faced with a split-second decision

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

If possible, it’s always advisable to take one’s time with decisions, both big and small. Of course, not all situations afford us that luxury.

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9News

Q&A: Can the coronavirus trigger type 1 diabetes in kids?

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

Diabetes treatment centers saw a surge in type 1 diabetes patients that may correlate with the coronavirus pandemic.

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ABC News

Fast & Accurate: Homegrown COVID-19 Antibody Test

news outletABC News
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

A rush to get COVID-19 antibody tests out may have set us back in our efforts to accurately test for the virus. In March, the FDA allowed antibody tests to come into the U.S. without review. But too many false positives proved detrimental in helping to know who had COVID. It also slowed the government’s ability to accurately track the spread of the virus. Now, many universities and labs across the country are working to change that.

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Runner's World

Is It Bad to Wear Sweaty Workout Clothes All Day?

news outletRunner's World
Publish DateSeptember 08, 2020

It’s okay to admit it—you’re showering less than you used to. And while in the past you may have selected freshly washed clothes to meet up with your running group, these days, you might be grabbing clothes from the dirty pile for your solo runs to reduce laundry days. No one will get close enough to smell you anyway.

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9News

Cardiologist expects a busy week with Colorado's dramatic drop in temperature

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 08, 2020

The dramatic temperature drop Colorado experienced Tuesday could keep cardiologists on their toes. 

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The New York Times

It’s Not Easy to Get a Coronavirus Test for a Child

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 08, 2020

When Audrey Blute’s almost 2-year-old son, George, had a runny nose in July, she wanted to do what she felt was responsible: get him tested for coronavirus.

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CBS4 Denver

Former Denver Broncos Tyler Polumbus Honors Mother By Raising Money To Battle Ovarian Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2020

It was a dream come true for Tyler Polumbus. a local kid from Cherry Creek, who wrapped up his seven-year NFL career by winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos and he has the pictures to prove it.

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Science News

Moderate Cannabis Use Has Adverse Effects on Cognitive Functioning, Study Suggests

news outletScience News
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2020

Moderate adolescent cannabis use may have adverse effects on cognitive functioning, specifically verbal memory, that cannot be explained by familial factors, according to a study of siblings led by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Front Range air quality worsens, making breathing difficult

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2020

Current Front Range air quality is so bad that health experts warn it could have an even worse impact than smoking two cigarettes per day. Pulmonologists warn that people should stay indoors as much as possible.

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American Song Writer

Bringin’ it Backwards: Interview with Splitstep

news outletAmerican Song Writer
Publish DateSeptember 05, 2020

The Denver, CO-based acoustic, rock collective Splitstep deliver a bright sound with their melodic choruses, musical builds, and heartfelt lyrics. The band is currently completing work on their debut album Kaleidoscope.

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U.S. News & World Report

Asthma May Not Boost Odds of Severe COVID-19

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

New research may have people with asthma breathing a little easier: Doctors found the airway disease doesn't raise the risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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well+good

I’m a Urologist, and Seltzer Isn’t Doing Your Bladder Any Favors

news outletwell+good
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

Some things I just don’t want to know—like the fact that my favorite seltzer might not be the best option because it can irritate my bladder.

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Medical Research

Sibling study reveals impact of heavy cannibis use on memory

news outletMedical Research
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

We know that cannabis use is associated with many negative outcomes, but there could be many of reasons for that. For example, socioeconomic factors and peer influences both affect adolescent cannabis use and poorer cognitive functioning. To account for some of those risk factors, we studied nearly 600 sibling pairs with moderate to heavy cannabis use. We found that, as a person uses more cannabis than their sibling, they tend to have worse memory recall than their sibling.

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Denver 7

Researchers: Colon cancer rates are rising in young adults

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

In the days following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, doctors across the country are shedding light on the rising number of young adults who are diagnosed with the disease he died from — colon cancer.

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The Sentinel

New CU Anschutz student collective advocating for Black people on campus and in the medical field

news outletThe Sentinel
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

 As the nation wrestles with ongoing police shootings of Black people and a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic patients, a new group at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is working to make the campus more equitable for Black students.

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Wyoming News

Children’s Hospital Colorado has a few tips for kids wearing masks

news outletWyoming News
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

As Laramie County School District students went back to school this week, parents may be running into challenges when it comes to their kids wearing masks. An expert with Children’s Hospital Colorado has a few tips on how to encourage your kids to wear their masks.

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KOAA

Boy bitten by rattlesnake recovers using telehealth

news outletKOAA
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

A 10-year-old boy is teaching us all a thing or two, when he stayed calm after being bitten by a rattlesnake while working on his family's farm.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Infectious disease specialist says Colorado schools are ‘doing well’ minimizing spread of COVID-19

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

An infectious disease specialist said Colorado schools are doing well so far when it comes to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 their classrooms.

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Boulder Camera

How is in-person learning going in Colorado? So far, so good, parents and experts say

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

When Parker resident Dale Chu dropped off his daughter, Kellan, for her first day of kindergarten at Leman Academy of Excellence, the 5-year-old was so excited she barely made time to say goodbye before running into the building.

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Morning Consult

3 in 5 Adults Say They’d Get a COVID-19 Test if Exposed, Even if They Were Asymptomatic

news outletMorning Consult
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

A recent revision to federal COVID-19 testing guidelines sparked intense backlash from public health experts who fear it could lead to fewer infections being detected among asymptomatic people, but a new Morning Consult survey found that most of the public would still seek a coronavirus test if they thought they had been exposed to the virus, regardless of whether they exhibited symptoms.

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Wyoming Public Media

Fast-Tracking A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be A Double-Edged Sword

news outletWyoming Public Media
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has said it's open to making a COVID-19 vaccine available before phase 3 clinical trials are complete.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Could Soon Have 5 Different Color-Coded Levels Of COVID-19 Protection

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

 Colorado is working on a draft proposal that would mean five different levels of COVID-19 protection in counties around the state. The idea comes from a panel discussion of government and health care leaders working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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KUNC

Colorado Edition: Open And Shut

news outletKUNC
Publish DateSeptember 02, 2020

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll hear about why Colorado College is moving to online learning. Plus, how arts venues are adapting due to the pandemic, why your insurance premium might be lower this year, and how wildfire smoke impacts the lungs. Finally, we’ll learn about the biology of growing hemp.

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Real Simple

No, Halloween Isn’t Canceled This Year—Here’s How to Celebrate Safely

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2020

At this point, we’ve mastered the Zoom party, the socially distanced backyard soiree, and the safest way to host family and friends. Now we get to put our newfound safe socializing skills to the test with the first big event of the fall/winter holiday season: Halloween.

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9News

Frequently asked questions about kids and face masks

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2020

9NEWS took some frequently asked questions about kids and face coverings to Dr. Jessica Cataldi. She is a pediatrician and specialist in infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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Outbreak News Today

Chagas disease: Risk of developing cardiac disease doubles for asymptomatic infections

news outletOutbreak News Today
Publish DateAugust 31, 2020

People living with Chagas disease without symptoms or signs of cardiac injury are at high risk of developing cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease, and the risk more than doubled among patients with acute infections, according to a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Contagion Live

Comparing Asthma Complications in COVID-19 With Flu

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateAugust 31, 2020

A research letter published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society has challenged US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assumptions that those with asthma are at higher risk for severe SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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The Colorado Sun

Months before its arrival, Colorado tries to answer the question: Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first?

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 31, 2020

Imagine for a moment a headline from the perhaps not-too-distant future: The United States announced an approved vaccine targeting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that spike-protein-studded bastard that causes COVID-19.

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Boulder Camera

CU President Mark Kennedy: Campus changes we’re seeing reflect fundamental shift in higher education

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateAugust 27, 2020

As college students nationwide begin a fall semester like no other, it is tempting to label this an historic moment. This is much more than a moment in time, however. It is not merely a pause before we return to business as usual. It is a movement.

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TIME

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay

news outletTIME
Publish DateAugust 27, 2020

Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an office designed with the sort of tidy impersonality common to her field. 

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FOX News

Artificial pancreas maintained blood sugar levels in children with type 1 diabetes, study says

news outletFOX News
Publish DateAugust 27, 2020

An artificial pancreas system that can automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels in Type 1 diabetic children as young as 6 was found to be safe and effective, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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CBS4 Denver

Going Dropless After Cataract Surgery Thrills Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

Every year, three million Americans undergo cataract surgery, replacing the cloudy lens in their eye. Recovery is usually 2 to 6 weeks and it includes weeks of eye drops. Now, there is an FDA-approved, dropless alternative called Dextenza.

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CPR

Young Athlete's Breathing Problems Weren't Asthma. What Were They?

news outletCPR
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

The problems started when Reese Tempest entered sixth grade. She had always loved running, but now her track team training was triggering severe breathing difficulties. "I gutted it out and cried all the time. One race, I even passed out," Reese recalls.

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CBS4 Denver

Smoke Or COVID-19? Lung Experts Call On Coloradans To Pay Attention

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

 It seems every summer where fires ravage the mountains, Coloradans question if the smoke is making them feel uncomfortable.  However this year some are asking, could it be symptoms of COVID-19.

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The Denver Post

COVID-19 plasma research well underway in Colorado as Trump fast-tracks wider use

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

Five months before President Donald Trump fast-tracked its emergency authorization as a COVID-19 treatment, an infusion of convalescent plasma at a Colorado hospital may have helped save Ned Steffens’ life.

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OncLive

Dr. Schenk on the Evolving Treatment Landscape in Lung Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

Erin Schenk, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and medical oncology, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Cancer Center, discusses the rapidly evolving treatment landscape in lung cancer.

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Medical Dialogues

Non-Hormonal Treatment For Menopausal Symptoms Offers Hope Of Relief

news outletMedical Dialogues
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

A non-hormonal therapy to treat hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause was found to be effective in a recent clinical trial, according to a published study by a team of researchers including faculty from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

https://medicaldialogues.in/obstetrics-gynaecology/news/non-hormonal-treatment-for-menopausal-symptoms-offers-hope-of-relief-68920

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The Colorado Sun

Is your throat scratchy from Colorado’s wildfire smoke or coronavirus? Here’s how to tell.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

The haze that’s blocking out the mountains, blue sky and even the sun across much of Colorado is full of tiny particles that are about 1/30th the width of a human hair.

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KRDO

How to spot signs of stress because of COVID-19 as students return to school

news outletKRDO
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

The effects of COVID-19 may be weighing on kids and teens emotionally, and they could be dropping parents hints, but parents could be missing those clues unless they know what to look for.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth to enroll 100 people per week in Moderna’s Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

UCHealth is a few days into Phase 3 of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial. The health care system started enrolling people on Thursday. Over next three to four weeks, hundreds of Coloradans will be injected as America moves closer to a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado, Black Retiree Among First To Participate In COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

Researchers at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital have begun testing a promising COVID-19 vaccine on qualified participants. They say, if it works, the Moderna vaccine could be a game changer for the pandemic.

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Medscape

VA Out-of-System Access to PCI Linked to Higher Mortality

news outletMedscape
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

In an effort to expand access and decrease wait times, veterans can now have their elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) done at nonfederal facilities, with the government footing the bill.

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The New York Times

Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

Yes, these are hard times, and everyone is stressed, but new data suggest that young adults — both those who are going back to college and those who are not — may be suffering particularly hard when it comes to mental health.

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CBS4 Denver

Low-Income Housing Community Gets Geriatric Medicine Clinic On Site

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

Hundreds of older adults, who live in an affordable housing community in Denver, no longer have to worry about how to get to the doctor. University Of Colorado Geriatric Medicine has set up a clinic right on site. It is a new type of partnership bringing medical services directly to a low income community.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

No mask exemptions for kids with asthma from Children’s Hospital Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 23, 2020

As school is starting up again, many parents are asking doctors for mask exemptions for their kids, especially those who suffer from asthma. But, doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado are not providing them.

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Health Imaging

Vague language plagues radiology reporting, with chest and inpatient imaging the top offenders

news outletHealth Imaging
Publish DateAugust 21, 2020

Ideally, a radiologists’ report should be as clear as possible to help guide patient care. But new research has found substantial variation in how the specialty conveys its uncertainties in these documents, which may lead to negative downstream consequences.

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9News

What to do when your COVID-19 test results confuse you

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 21, 2020

It's been a puzzling couple of weeks for a Colorado family. In mid-July, Scott Janson said his wife started to feel sick. She was tested for COVID-19, and it came back positive. When that result came back, Janson and their daughter went for a COVID-19 test right away, but to their surprise their tests came back negative. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Starting Saturday restaurants can serve alcohol until 11 p.m.

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 21, 2020

Governor Jared Polis announced Friday that the last call order will be adjusted to allow restaurants to serve alcohol until 11 p.m., starting Saturday night. The decision comes one month after Polis announced a 30-day order banning the sale of alcohol at restaurants after 10 p.m.

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USA Today

'Sign me up': Why people of color are vital to getting a successful COVID-19 vaccine

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

Dianne Wilkerson wants Black Bostonians to volunteer for trials testing potential COVID-19 vaccines. She understands why they're hesitant. Black Americans have a long history of being treated poorly by the medical establishment; many faced discrimination in medical care themselves.

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Boulder Camera

CU System generated just under $14.2B for state economy, report says

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

An annual report commissioned by the University of Colorado Board of Regents says the educational and health care system provided $14.198 billion to the state’s economy in the 2019 fiscal year

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MedPage Today

Healthy People 2030: HHS Prioritizes Socioeconomic Disparities, Overall Well-Being

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

With the reveal of Healthy People 2030, national public health goals for the next 10 years now place greater emphasis on social determinants of health and quality of life.

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Tampa Bay Times

PolitiFact: Ron DeSantis says COVID-19 is a lower risk for school-aged kids than flu

news outletTampa Bay Times
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

Even as his state is a hotbed for COVID-19, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pushing schools to reopen so parents have the choice of sending children back to the classroom or keeping them home to learn virtually.

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The New York Times

An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

The coronavirus crept into Heartland Health Care Center, a nursing home in Moline, Ill., on the last day of July, when a member of the nursing staff tested positive.

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Aurora Sentinel

LETTER: CU medical students create plan for racial justice in curriculum and local community

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

EDITOR: As I was welcomed as a first-year medical student to the University of Colorado School of Medicine during our White Coat Ceremony last year, the words of one speech lingered long after the ceremony ended: “There will be dark days, but search for the light. Find it. Find it. There will be glimmers of it all around you … the more light you find, you will start reflecting it back.” 

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National Geographic

COVID-19 vaccines could become mandatory. Here’s how it might work

news outletNational Geographic
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

After a COVID-19 vaccine is available, you may need to get inoculated to go to the office, attend a sporting event, or even get a seat at a restaurant.

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Healio

‘Metabolic syndrome’ label imprecise, but cardiometabolic risk is real

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

The term “metabolic syndrome” has been used since the mid-1990s to describe a constellation of risk factors that predispose adults to develop diabetes, CVD or both.

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The Denver Post

Polio-like illness that paralyzes children’s limbs due to return, but will COVID-19 precautions hold it off?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

A rare syndrome that paralyzes children’s limbs would normally return this fall, but it’s still unknown whether precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 could keep it in check.

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OncLive

Dr. Bunn on Targeting HER3 in NSCLC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateAugust 18, 2020

Paul A. Bunn, Jr MD, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, discusses potentially targeting HER3 in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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FOX News

Colorado Springs medical school students step up to improve patient care and treatment for COVID-19

news outletFOX News
Publish DateAugust 18, 2020

Medical students like Danielle Davis is already making their mark in the medical field. “About every two weeks, I get a list from Dr. Becerra of patients to contact. And then we have a survey that has preset questions that we ask every single patient,” said Davis, a third-year medical student at the  University of Colorado School of Medicine in Colorado Springs.

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The Denver Post

Sen. Cory Gardner faces questions about Postal Service slowdowns during Aurora stop

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Yuma Republican up for re-election this fall, faced several questions from reporters Monday about slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service but gave few direct answers.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Lung defense in the face of wildfires and a pandemic

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

With no end in sight to smoky skies, the COVID-19 pandemic and the coming flu season, there’s never been a better time to pay attention to — and take extra care of — your lungs.

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ABC News

COVID-19 survivors talk about challenges to recovery months after contracting virus

news outletABC News
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

The families of Raul Pero and Titou Phommachahn are glad to have them back home after hard-fought battles against COVID-19. Yet, months after they began their recovery, both survivors are still grappling with the long road to recovery.

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KOAA

Local doctor explains rise in COVID-19 cases among children, tips for parents

news outletKOAA
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

As schools prepare to open their doors, new data released from the CDC shows the rate of coronavirus cases in children in the United States has been steadily increasing.

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The Colorado Sun

Denver doctors may have found the answer to a pandemic mystery: What happened to all the heart attacks?

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

When the new coronavirus first swept through Colorado earlier this year, baffling doctors with its myriad of symptoms and methods of spread, Dr. Brian Stauffer, the head of cardiology at Denver Health, soon began to notice a different kind of pandemic mystery. People, it seemed, had stopped having heart attacks.

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The Denver Post

Is it safe to exercise outdoors with all this wildfire smoke?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 15, 2020

If you’re healthy but the hazy air over the Front Range coming from Colorado wildfires has made your throat scratchy after going a run or a bike ride, should you be concerned?

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9News

Q&A: Work still needed before COVID-19 vaccine trial can begin in Colorado

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 15, 2020

In July, UCHealth and CU School of Medicine said researchers were looking to recruit 1,000 patients in the state for a study testing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

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International Business Times

Colorado Fires Damage Air Quality, May Threatens Recovery Of COVID-19 Survivors

news outletInternational Business Times
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

Denver residents with respiratory and lung illness may be used to restricting their outdoor activities during the summer months due to frequent Colorado wildfires, however, it appears coronavirus survivors in the area will now have to adapt to the same habit.

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KOAA

UCHealth COVID project follows patients after discharge

news outletKOAA
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

UCHealth and students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch have launched a research project that seeks to learn how COVID-19 patients are faring after leaving the hospital and identify how the health system can improve care for future patients. To date, more than 125 patients who were hospitalized at UCHealth in the Pikes Peak region have taken part in the continuing project.

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Patch

Worst Year For Overdose Deaths Feared As Fentanyl, COVID-19 Afflict Colorado

news outletPatch
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

The opioid epidemic would have presented an unprecedented challenge even if COVID-19 had never hit Colorado. In 2019, the state logged its highest-recorded number of fatal drug overdoses after a slight decrease in 2018 left some people feeling cautiously hopeful.

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CBS4 Denver

With 92% Latino Student Body, Compass Academy Does Special Outreach As Virtual School Gets Going

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

11-year-old Brandom is getting ready to go back to school in an unprecedented way. He, like many Colorado students, will hop on Zoom to start his 7th grade year. He has mixed feelings about this, saying “I’m excited and worried because like I can get to meet my new 7th grade teachers, but nervous because I don’t see my friends.”

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KRDO

UCHealth, CU School of Medicine launch COVID-19 project to follow up with hospitalized patients

news outletKRDO
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

UCHealth and students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch have launched a program that seeks to glean information on how COVID-19 patients are faring after they leave the hospital. The goal of the project is to improve care for patients while shaping how they treat and approach COVID-19 in the future.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

How parents can help their children with learning during COVID-19

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

A Children’s Hospital Colorado psychologist tells Problem Solvers there are ways for parents to help their children deal and cope with a COVID-19 inspired curriculum.

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Oncology Learning Network

Oral Apixaban Preferable for Preventing Postsurgery VTE in Patients With Gynecologic Cancer

news outletOncology Learning Network
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

Findings from a multi-center clinical trial of patients undergoing surgery for gynecologic cancer showed that oral apixaban was easier and less painful to administer than subcutaneous enoxaparin (JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3[6]:e207410).

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9News

Amputees find lasting solution to an old prosthesis problem at UCHealth

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

A cutting edge surgery called osseointegration has arrived at the University of Colorado Hospital, helping amputees walk pain free and with a gait closer to life before losing a limb.

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The Kansas City Star

Dogs are biting more children during the pandemic, doctors say. Here’s why

news outletThe Kansas City Star
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

With many families still quarantining in their homes to keep safe from the coronavirus, pets are enjoying the everlasting company of their owners like never before. But the constant attention, especially from youngsters, has a downside.

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CBS4 Denver

Clear Face Masks Eliminate Frustration For Deaf, Hard-Of-Hearing Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

Face masks are mandatory in public places in Colorado with a few exceptions. Gov. Jared Polis’ sign language translator is one of them. People who are deaf or hard of hearing need to see her face so she can communicate effectively.

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KPBS

At Least 97,000 Children Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Last 2 Weeks Of July

news outletKPBS
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

At least 97,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus during the last two weeks of July, according to a new review of state-level data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association. The increase represents a 40% surge in the nation's cumulative total of child cases.

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STAT

Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder

news outletSTAT
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

Early on, patients with both mild and severe Covid-19 say they can’t breathe. Now, after recovering from the infection, some of them say they can’t think.

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Fort Morgan Times

Dr. Morgan Hungenberg graduates from rural training track residency program

news outletFort Morgan Times
Publish DateAugust 11, 2020

Early this summer, Dr. Morgan Hungenberg completed a journey she began in summer 2017, which is when she committed to being in the first round of the Morgan County Family Medicine Residency Rural Training Track.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado’s struggle to improve school vaccination rates shows the challenges ahead for a coronavirus vaccine

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 11, 2020

When Dr. Jessica Cataldi, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a practicing pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, was doing infectious disease work in Africa years ago, she noticed a difference in how many parents there thought about vaccines.

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KDVR

Pediatrician offers tips on getting kids to keep masks on during school day

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 11, 2020

As some districts prepare for in-person learning and students prepare to wear masks during the school day, a pediatrician offers tips to help kids keep their masks on.

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The New York Times

When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

Last week, to write about the risks of summer — the recurring safety issues of children being out in the sun, or near the water, I talked to safety-minded pediatric emergency room doctors about what was worrying them, as they thought about the children they might be seeing during their shifts over the coming weeks, and I specified that I wasn’t asking about Covid-19 infection — I was asking about other dangers to children, in this summer shadowed by that virus.

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The Denver Post

Six children among nine shot at Denver park on Sunday

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

Two young girls took cover behind a car when a shooter opened fire on a family gathering in a Denver park Sunday afternoon.

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Washington Post

Study: Coronavirus cases in children rise sharply in the second half of July, with more than 97,000 infections

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

More than 97,000 U.S. children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, more than a quarter of the total number of children diagnosed nationwide since March, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.

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KUNC

How A Colorado Lab Is Stepping Up To Organize In The Fight Against COVID-19

news outletKUNC
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

Scientists are trying to answer a lot of questions to help in the fight against the new coronavirus. How does the immune system defend against COVID-19? And why does the virus impact people differently? One local lab is helping find those answers by gathering coronavirus patient samples for researchers to use.

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The New York Times

Ohio Governor Says His Flawed Virus Test Shouldn’t Undercut New, Rapid Methods

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 09, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for the coronavirus hours after a positive rapid-result test had prevented him from welcoming President Trump to Ohio on Thursday, a whiplash reversal that reflected the nation’s increasingly complex state of testing.

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Elite Daily

Gitanjali Rao Is Innovating Kindness Through Tech

news outletElite Daily
Publish DateAugust 07, 2020

Gitanjali Rao missed the first day of eighth grade in 2018. Instead, the entrepreneur from Lone Tree, Colorado, was in New York City demonstrating a device she created to detect lead in drinking water on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The producers took her on a tour of the prop room. “It was just so surreal,” she remembers. But Rao has one regret: “You’re in that dressing room, and you're like, that one couch is where all the icons sit. I told the producers, ‘I will sit on that couch before I leave.’ And I forgot to.”

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WMC5

Life changer for those with Down syndrome

news outletWMC5
Publish DateAugust 06, 2020

Each year 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States. These babies have an extra chromosome that can cause both mental and physical challenges, as well as autoimmune disorders that cause painful skin lesions, patchy bald spots and loss of skin color. Now, researchers are going beyond skin deep to help relieve some of these painful conditions.

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Medscape

Educating Providers on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

news outletMedscape
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

Although female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is outlawed in much of the world, it still occurs for cultural reasons despite having no medical benefit, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Becker's Hospital Review

Top hospitals for cardiology by state, ranked by US News

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateAugust 03, 2020

UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for cardiology.

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The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/well/family/children-summer-safety.html

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 03, 2020

I’m not sure whether to call this the good news or the bad news, but Covid-19 is not the only thing that parents need to think about right now.

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Healthline

The Safe and Unsafe Ways People Are Worshipping During COVID-19

news outletHealthline
Publish DateAugust 02, 2020

On Sundays, hugs and smiles are now being replaced by bursts of heart emoticons flying across a screen.

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5280

Is It Safe to Travel to See My Family?

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 02, 2020

I would love to visit my 94-year-old grandmother in Georgia. I also don't want to kill her. So I spoke with an infectious disease expert at UCHealth to see what I need to do to make that happen.

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The Denver Post

Is it wise for CU Buffs, CSU Rams to pursue football as COVID-19 rages? “The glory days of college athletics may be over.”

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 02, 2020

Paul Finebaum knows the analogy shows his age. But it fits. In fact, when it comes to college football in the age of COVID, the comparison’s probably never been more on the nose.

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5280

The First Wave: Inside Colorado’s Initial Response to COVID-19

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 01, 2020

By late January, Dr. Sam Dominguez sensed the world was about to change. The professor of infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine had spent his entire career studying emerging pathogens such as SARS, and the news coming out of China at the time, about a novel coronavirus with a high human-to-human transmission rate, led him to believe a pandemic was possible. “It seemed like there was a tidal wave coming,” says Dominguez, who is also a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, “and medical facilities needed to gear up.”

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Greeley Tribune

Colorado kindergarten vaccinations were up pre-pandemic

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateAugust 01, 2020

More kindergarteners in Colorado were vaccinated against measles and other contagious diseases during the school year that ended in June, but state officials are worried that progress could reverse as the pandemic continues.

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Becker's Hospital Review

Hospitals with the highest US News rating for orthopedics in each state

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for orthopedics

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Becker's Hospital Review

US News: The No. 1 hospital for cancer care by state

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for cancer care

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WAMU

COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies

news outletWAMU
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. The data would be more complete, transparent, and an improvement over the old platform run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administration officials said.

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KUNC

Rural Colorado Shows How Vaccination Messaging Is A Science In Itself

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

A vaccine against the virus behind COVID-19 offers the only certain return to normalcy. Even so, misinformation and conspiracy theories abound – and a vaccine hasn’t even been developed yet. It’s an issue people have been trying to combat for other vaccines that do exist. Colorado researchers are taking an interesting approach to bridge the gap.

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9News

'A nightmare scenario': Health experts prepare for flu season amid COVID-19

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

The state health department is set to launch a campaign to promote the flu vaccine as they prepare for a potential "nightmare scenario" this fall with both influenza and the novel coronavirus spreading among community members.

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The Seattle Times

Here are ways to get on the water safely in Seattle this summer — no matter your budget

news outletThe Seattle Times
Publish DateJuly 30, 2020

With this week bringing the first 90-degree day of the year, summer has finally arrived in Seattle. The continued spread of the novel coronavirus means that recreation options are much more limited this summer, and since our city is surrounded by water, it might be tempting to just find a swimming hole to cool off. But it’s important to remember that we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, so please be careful as you evaluate your options.

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The Coloradoan

'Part of something bigger': Partnership between CU, CSU welcomes first medical students

news outletThe Coloradoan
Publish DateJuly 30, 2020

The first medical students to benefit from a new partnership between Colorado State University and University of Colorado School of Medicine aren't having the year anyone expected when the program was announced last year.

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LADDERS

This is the molecular science behind why you are such a slob

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateJuly 30, 2020

Life can get messy, even on the molecular level. Thankfully, nature has a unique way of cleaning up and doing away with clutter. Named after famed tidying expert, bestselling author, and Netflix star Marie Kondo, researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a new protein in fruit fly embryos that destroys unneeded molecules and keeps embryos organized. 

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Medical Daily

Search for a Cannabis High Could Lead to Nausea, Vomiting

news outletMedical Daily
Publish DateJuly 28, 2020

When an otherwise healthy young person goes to the emergency room complaining of nausea, pain, and uncontrollable vomiting, doctors might assume the worst. But if these patients use cannabis, it may not be. They may be experiencing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a medical condition chronic marijuana use.

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Denver Business Journal

Nationally ranking Colorado hospitals mull long-term impacts of Covid-19 on health care

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateJuly 28, 2020

“I have been so humbled and blown away at the ingenuity at the creativity of our teams to figure out how to protect themselves and patients while providing therapy,” said Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, CEO of Craig Hospital.

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Named Best In Colorado For 9th Straight Year

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 28, 2020

The more things change, the more they stay the same for UCHealth. The University of Colorado Hospital at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora has been named the top hospital in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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OncLive

Dr. Bunn on Data With Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in HER2-Mutant NSCLC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

Paul A. Bunn, Jr, MD, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, highlights encouraging data with fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu) in HER2-mutant non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 

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LADDERS

Effective mentorship doesn’t have to be about seniority

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

Whenever a mentor-mentee relationship is mentioned, the same stereotypical image of an older, distinguished mentor imparting their wisdom to a younger, eager to learn pupil invariably comes to mind. But, does a mentorship have to be based on seniority and superiority to be successful?

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The Hospitalist

One-third of outpatients with COVID-19 are unwell weeks later

news outletThe Hospitalist
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

COVID-19 can mean weeks’ long illness, even in young adults and those without chronic conditions who have mild disease and are treated in outpatient settings, according to survey results in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Hill

Diabetes Caucus co-chairs say telehealth expansion to continue beyond pandemic

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateJuly 23, 2020

Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) said Thursday that Congress’ expansion of telemedicine during the coronavirus pandemic is likely to become permanent.

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Denver 7

Two deaths in Colorado linked to MIS-C, syndrome in children tied to coronavirus

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJuly 23, 2020

Two deaths in Colorado have been linked to multisystem inflammatory syndrome, the mystery syndrome popping up across the country – mostly among children – that is linked to the novel coronavirus.

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KUNC

Medics In Colorado Dosed 902 People With Ketamine For 'Excited Delirium' In 2.5 Years

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJuly 21, 2020

More than 100 agencies across Colorado have approval from the state to allow medics to use ketamine, an anesthetic, on people who show signs of what's often dubbed "excited delirium," a practice that is now drawing national criticism from anesthesiologists and psychiatrists. Yet emergency doctors across the country, including 25 in Colorado, are defending ketamine's use in cases where severely agitated people struggle against police, even when they are physically restrained.

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The New York Times

Your Kid Doesn’t Need to Be LeBron or Serena

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 21, 2020

The sound of the basketball repeatedly smacking the parquet floor echoed across the empty community center gymnasium as I attempted to teach my 5-year-old son how to dribble.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Your COVID-19 antibody testing samples can be used for genetic research

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 21, 2020

UCHealth patients may give consent for a sample from their COVID-19 antibody blood draw to be sent to the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) Biobank for genetic research of a number of diseases and conditions, including why some people might be more susceptible than others to contract and become ill from COVID-19.

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The Colorado Sun

How much do we know about marijuana’s medical capabilities after 163 years of claims? Just a little.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

It’s not so much the claims made about the magic qualities of cannabinoids that prick up the ears — curing tuberculosis, anxiety, chronic pain, liver disease. Pretty standard hype in a world of consumers slathering themselves inside and out with anything labeled CBD or THC.

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KHN

An Ickier Outbreak: Trench Fever Spread by Lice Is Found in Denver

news outletKHN
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

Dr. Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, received an unusual call last month from the microbiology lab: confirmation of the third case this year of trench fever, a rare condition transmitted by body lice that plagued soldiers during World War I.

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Reuters

Multiple vaccine candidates show early promise; inhaled interferon helps severe COVID-19 patients

news outletReuters
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

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KUNC

Colorado Edition: What Lies Ahead

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

Today on Colorado Edition: We explore the heath impacts of reopening schools. Plus, we hear about the uncertain future of the DACA program, and we learn how COVID-19 testing works. We’ll also hear about the second-homeowners in Gunnison County who are organizing to be heard politically.

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The Denver Post

Kids and COVID-19: What experts do (and do not) know about how the virus affects children

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

As the debate about reopening schools rages at the local, state and national levels, infectious disease and engineering experts are trying to keep up with the ever-evolving situation with the coronavirus pandemic so they can advise administrators considering — and reconsidering — whether and when to open facilities for the year.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado hospitals analyze change in COVID-19 hospitalization rates

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

Colorado is seeing a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. New data Monday shows 275 hospitalizations, 55 more than a week ago.

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Invision

Goggles No Longer Required for High School Field Hockey

news outletInvision
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

Goggles will no longer be required for players in high school field hockey, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced.

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KKTV

Coronavirus in Colorado: Case count hits 40,000 statewide

news outletKKTV
Publish DateJuly 19, 2020

Colorado has reached a new milestone in the coronavirus pandemic. There are now more than 40,000 confirmed cases statewide.

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News Review

Can a pay cut hurt your health?

news outletNews Review
Publish DateJuly 17, 2020

COVID-19 poses plenty of direct threats to Americans’ health. But with economic hardships mounting, the coronavirus also might be posing an indirect threat — through shrinking paychecks.

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Longmont News Journal

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): Why I Care with Dr. Kevin Messacar

news outletLongmont News Journal
Publish DateJuly 17, 2020

Dr. Kevin Messacar, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, discusses how families affected by AFM motivate him to find answers about the condition. Dr. Messacar is "looking forward to what we can accomplish together."

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Medscape

What Do We Know About Children and COVID-19?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJuly 17, 2020

As COVID-19 burns through Texas, districts and health departments across the state are wrestling with how to provide childcare and schooling to the state's 7 million-plus children. Jerri Barker, who runs a daycare in Waco, has watched warily as other facilities in the area began to report cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks

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PBS News Hour

How to Keep Kids Healthy as the Country Reopens

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateJuly 17, 2020

The political fight over children returning to school this fall continues to rage, and now the medical community is weighing in, with the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing its own guidance. Dr. Sean O’Leary is vice chair of the organization’s committee on infectious diseases. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain how children are affected by the virus and the challenges of reopening schools.

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CBS4 Denver

‘Alarming’: Experts Say Colorado’s Current Trend In Coronavirus Cases Isn’t Sustainable

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 17, 2020

Rising hospitalization numbers in Colorado are a raising concerns in hospitals that the trend is just gaining speed. The latest numbers from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show a 5.11% positivity rate in the 8,910 test results back on July 16.

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CBS4 Denver

July Is The Month With The Most Grill-Related Injuries

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 17, 2020

It’s been a busy time around the UCHealth Burn Center with a higher-than-average caseload from fireworks injuries combined with the normal increase in injuries around grills and fires.

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Denver Business Journal

Government & Regulations CU Anschutz Medical Campus gets controversial funding infusion in late-session bill

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateJuly 16, 2020

Gov. Polis argued in a letter to the General Assembly that both CU and CSU have “significant existing cash fund resources that would support the completion of their projects” without taxing general-fund resources.

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Doctors Lounge

Many Americans With Dementia Live in Homes With Guns

news outletDoctors Lounge
Publish DateJuly 16, 2020

Many people with dementia may have access to a gun in their home, yet few families have gotten advice from a doctor on how to handle the situation, a small new study finds.

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CBS4 Denver

Face Mask Mandates: The Science Backs Up Covering Up

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 16, 2020

As the U.S. notched a new record number of cases of COVID-19 Thursday, at over 71,000 according to data from Johns Hopkins University, Gov. Jared Polis joined states getting aggressive with a requirement of wearing masks indoors. Through the pandemic, evidence has been increasing that wearing masks are our best bet.

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CNN

One-third of caregivers say Alzheimer's patients have access to guns at home, study finds

news outletCNN
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

About a third of people with Alzheimer's disease have access to a firearm in their home, according to a newly published survey of caregivers.

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Study Finds

Dogs to blame for COVID-19? No way, says new study

news outletStudy Finds
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

Rest easy, dog lovers. Our beloved canine companions aren’t responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.

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9News

Why some pediatric doctors believe students should return to in-person learning

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

While Colorado has seen a slight uptick of COVID-19 cases, a group of pediatricians are optimistic schools could have in-person learning in the fall. 

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CPR

7 Medical Professionals Tell Us What It’s Like On Colorado’s Coronavirus Front Lines

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

Colorado health care workers have earned a lot of recognition since the first coronavirus cases were announced in mid-March.

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USA Today

Convention fight, Great White, isolation island: News from around our 50 states

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateJuly 14, 2020

Montgomery: The Republican leader of the state Senate said he used a poor choice of words when he suggested he wanted more people to get infected with the new coronavirus. “It was a poor choice of words on my end,” Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh told the Associated Press, saying he didn’t wish for anyone to become ill. Last week Marsh drew criticism after he suggested more infections meant the state was closer to herd immunity.

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Cardiology Today

Statin therapy less common in PAD than CHD, cerebrovascular disease

news outletCardiology Today
Publish DateJuly 13, 2020

Patients with peripheral artery disease were less likely to be treated with statin therapy compared with those with cerebrovascular disease or CHD despite having a high risk for atherosclerotic CVD events, researchers found.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis News

Scientists to Compete at Algorithms for Predicting Lung Decline in IPF

news outletPulmonary Fibrosis News
Publish DateJuly 13, 2020

The Open Source Imaging Consortium (OSIC), a nonprofit collaborative group focused on combatting lung diseases, has launched a competition aiming to create artificial intelligence (AI) programs that can help to predict lung function decline in people with pulmonary fibrosis.

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U.S. News & World Report

Does Medical Marijuana Help or Harm Kids With Cancer?

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJuly 13, 2020

 Parents are increasingly interested in whether medical marijuana can help their children with problems like cancer-related pain and nausea -- but there's concern about interactions with their medications and a general lack of research.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

DPS responds to board member concerns over in-person learning

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 13, 2020

Denver Public Schools appears to be on track to start in-person learning next month after one school board member raised public health concerns.

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Medical Research

ALARMING INCREASE IN PEDIATRIC DOG BITES SINCE COVID-19 STAY AT HOME ORDERS

news outletMedical Research
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

Dog bites are a long-standing public health problem. Each year there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites across the Unites States (US),1 and global estimates suggest tens of millions of these injuries worldwide.2 Children are the most vulnerable population with nearly 1 million annual dog bites in the US and more severe injury outcomes.1

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado COVID-19 hospitalizations, positive tests trend up, concerning medical community

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

 In the last two to three weeks, COVID-19 positive test results and hospitalizations have steadily increased in Colorado and are starting to cause concerns for doctors and public health experts.

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Denver 7

Pandemic inspires a new generation of health care workers

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

This year's pandemic could have a long-term impact on our country's healthcare system. The crisis is inspiring a new generation of health care professionals.

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CBS4 Denver

New COVID-19 Vaccine Trial In Colorado: UCHealth Recruiting 1,000 Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 09, 2020

 UCHealth and the CU School of Medicine are looking to recruit 1,000 people in Colorado for a study testing a promising COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine does not expose participants to the virus. Participants will be monitored for at least a year to determine the vaccine’s safety and whether they contract COVID-19.

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CBS4 Denver

Coronvirus In Colorado: Young Adults Seeing Higher Rate Of Infection

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 09, 2020

As Colorado’s COVID-19 cases increase, trends show that teens and young adults see higher rates of infections.

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9News

1,000 patients wanted for COVID-19 vaccine trial in Colorado

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 09, 2020

 Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are looking to recruit 1,000 patients in the state for a study testing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. 

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KDVR

2020 4th of July weekend was one of the busiest ever at UCHealth Burn Center

news outletKDVR
Publish DateJuly 08, 2020

Doctors at the UCHealth Burn Center say the 2020 Fourth of July Weekend was one of the busiest they have ever had.

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Denver Business Journal

Colorado health system in top 20 for hospitals ranked on care, civic leadership

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateJuly 07, 2020

The University of Colorado Hospital Authority, based in Aurora, ranks among the top 20 U.S. hospitals, according to the Lown Institute Hospitals Index.

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Becker's Hospital Review

CU Anschutz Medical Campus' innovation fund secures $50M

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJuly 07, 2020

CU Healthcare Innovation Fund secured $50 million in committed capital to invest in early stage healthcare companies.

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Gizmodo

A Paralyzing Childhood Disease Is Set to Surge This Summer, but Coronavirus Precautions Could Stop It

news outletGizmodo
Publish DateJuly 07, 2020

Outbreaks of an infectious, polio-like disease have popped up every other summer in the U.S. since 2012. This year, the viral illness would have been expected to surge yet again—but the widespread measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus may also prevent large spikes of the paralyzing condition it can cause, known as acute flaccid myelitis.

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The Gazette

Colorado’s Hispanics remain hardest hit by coronavirus

news outletThe Gazette
Publish DateJuly 07, 2020

Since state and county health departments first began reporting demographic information about coronavirus cases and deaths, the numbers have made clear that Black and Hispanic Coloradans have been disproportionately impacted by the deadly pandemic.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Pepsi Center COVID-19 testing site results could take up to 8 days

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 07, 2020

Testing at the Pepsi Center has closed for the day as of 1:30 p.m. City officials say they conducted 1,957 tests today before closing.

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New York Post

Study shows Gen Z is more concerned about their health than Boomers

news outletNew York Post
Publish DateJuly 07, 2020

Seven in 10 worry poor health will limit their life experiences- and Gen Z are more concerned than boomers, according to a new survey.

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Elemental Medium

Could Covid-19 Trigger Diabetes in Otherwise Healthy People?

news outletElemental Medium
Publish DateJuly 07, 2020

t’s well established that people who have diabetes are at a higher risk for serious complications from Covid-19, especially if the diabetes isn’t well managed. But researchers are now looking into another side of the connection between these two illnesses: whether infection with the novel coronavirus may trigger diabetes in people with no prior history of diabetes.

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KCWY

Children's Hospital Colorado helps Lander student with irregular heartbeat

news outletKCWY
Publish DateJuly 06, 2020

In 2018, Li Platz, a Lander High School student went in for her yearly physical to prepare for swim season. Platz's doctor ended up find something that was a bit off with her heartbeat. Further tests showed that she had arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Monday Medical: Pre-pregnancy care

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateJuly 06, 2020

Thinking about getting pregnant can be an exciting time. But for women who have certain health conditions or who have had a difficult pregnancy before, it can be downright scary. Preconception care can help.

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Livestrong

The Major Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder — and the 3-Step Treatment Process

news outletLivestrong
Publish DateJuly 05, 2020

You may have heard the terms "alcohol dependence" and "alcohol abuse." Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a single medical diagnosis that encompasses these formerly separate disorders.

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The Denver Post

Life after coronavirus: Prepare for a long, tiring recovery, some Colorado survivors say

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 05, 2020

More than two months after Martha Pearse first got sick with COVID-19, she’s still working her way back to normal.

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CBS4 Denver

New G4 Flu: UCHealth Warns ‘Really Horrific New Flu’ Could Come Through This Fall

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 03, 2020

 Just as Americans are fighting off another surge of COVID-19 cases, a new type of swine flu with the ability to trigger a pandemic is emerging in China. That’s according to a study published in the U.S. scientific journal PNAS.

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FOX News

Back to school prep: Guidelines from Children’s Hospital Colorado

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJuly 03, 2020

As schools prep to reopen for in-person learning in the fall, several organizations released guidelines to keep kids safe.

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Denver 7

As COVID-19 cases rise, a mental health epidemic among frontline healthcare workers may be growing as well

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJuly 03, 2020

For frontline healthcare workers battling COVID-19, the hospital can feel like a war room. Patients are in need of quick help. Some face life-threatening symptoms that need immediate care. Some cannot be saved.

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The Detroit News

Michigan reports largest single-day COVID-19 case count since May

news outletThe Detroit News
Publish DateJuly 02, 2020

Michigan was one of 40 states around the country that reported a hike in new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, with 543 confirmedcases representing the state's highest single-day count since May 29.

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ACP Hospitalist

Surviving COVID-19

news outletACP Hospitalist
Publish DateJuly 01, 2020

It can be difficult to imagine a crisis until you're in it. Whether it's shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) or too many codes being called to respond to them all, hospitalists are facing challenges that they may have never considered. But that's only natural, said hospitalist Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP, an ACP Well-being Champion who spent six weeks in 2015 treating Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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5280

Denver Has a Drinking Problem

news outlet5280
Publish DateJuly 01, 2020

It’s nearing midnight on a Saturday when a thirtysomething in a baseball cap bellies up to the bar at Washington Park West’s bustling Kentucky Inn. He catches the attention of the barkeep, who promptly lines up three shots of brown liquor in front of him. In less than 30 seconds, he downs the trio and walks out into the night. When asked how often she sees something like that, the bartender stops pulling a Juicy Banger IPA just long enough to say, “Every night.”

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Reuters

Blood cell damage may explain low oxygen levels; two vaccines show promise in early testing

news outletReuters
Publish DateJuly 01, 2020

The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

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Medscape

Novel Program Cuts Weight Retention After Gestational Diabetes

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 30, 2020

An online, lifestyle-based weight loss initiative known as the Balance After Baby (BAB) program is effective at reducing weight retention a year after birth among women with recent gestational diabetes.

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ABC News

What crisis care standards could mean for Valley patient care

news outletABC News
Publish DateJune 30, 2020

As ICU bed capacity sits at 88% across Arizona, hospitals are getting more leeway from the state with the use of crisis care standards if their facilities become overwhelmed.

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The New York Times

Why a Pediatric Group Is Pushing to Reopen Schools This Fall

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 30, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a reputation as conservative and cautious, which is what you would expect from an organization devoted to protecting children’s health. But this week, the academy made a splash with advice about reopening schools that appears to be somewhat at odds with what administrators are hearing from some federal and state health officials.

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Highlands Ranch Herald

UCHealth Highlands Ranch turns one

news outletHighlands Ranch Herald
Publish DateJune 30, 2020

When Diane Cookson set off to open up a hospital in Highlands Ranch, she had no idea of the year she had in store. Since its kick off in June 2019, the UCHealth Highlands Ranch campus has seen nearly 27,000 patients, 600 births and 55 COVID-19 patients.

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Nevada Current

For seniors, heat and Covid create ‘a perfect storm for bad things,’ researchers warn

news outletNevada Current
Publish DateJune 29, 2020

As summertime temperatures climb in Nevada and across the country, baby boomers— the generation born between 1946 and 1964— will be among the hardest hit by climate change, and Covid exacerbates the peril, according to a new Climate Central report.

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Medscape

Three Stages to COVID-19 Brain Damage, New Review Suggests

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 29, 2020

The extent of SARS-CoV-2 binding to the ACE2 receptors is limited to the nasal and gustatory epithelial cells, with the cytokine storm remaining "low and controlled." During this stage, patients may experience smell or taste impairments, but often recover without any interventions.

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Denver Business Journal

How Children's Hospital Colorado is advancing key research for Covid-19 in children

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateJune 29, 2020

One research project involves members of the Navajo Nation, which is getting hit extremely hard by the virus.

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Colorado Springs Gazette

El Paso County led state in suicides, including self-inflicted firearms deaths in 2019

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateJune 28, 2020

Of Colorado’s 64 counties, El Paso led the state last year with the highest number of suicide deaths as well as the highest number of suicide deaths using a firearm, recently released statistics show.

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CPR

Denver Doctor Starts A Portrait Series To Honor Black And Women of Color Physicians

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 27, 2020

After weeks of working nonstop, Dr. Sarah Rowan had a day off and an idea. 

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Business Insider

New research offers details about the mysterious 'COVID toes' symptom — but raises questions, too

news outletBusiness Insider
Publish DateJune 27, 2020

Dermatologists detected an usual symptom among coronavirus patients

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The Denver Post

Second lady Karen Pence meets with artsy veterans in Aurora

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 26, 2020

Second lady Karen Pence stopped in Aurora on Thursday to meet military veterans and hear about an art therapy program at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Media Wire News

First-line stereotactic radiosurgery an option for brain metastases in SCLC...

news outletMedia Wire News
Publish DateJune 26, 2020

Patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and brain metastases may benefit from first-line treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), suggest findings from the FIRE-SCLC study.

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The Colorado Sun

For diabetes patients, new health threats and cost concerns surface during coronavirus

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 26, 2020

Samantha Almeida was working at a furniture store the summer before her junior year at Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, when her bosses started noticing signs that Samantha might have diabetes before she did.

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5280

An Update on COVID-19 Treatments Being Researched in Colorado

news outlet5280
Publish DateJune 26, 2020

When COVID-19 arrived in the United States, researchers frantically began testing existing drugs to determine if any could be used in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Months later, we connected with experts from University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Centura Health, and Kaiser Permanente for an update on the treatments being researched in Colorado. What did we discover? That what normally takes years has been accomplished in a few months. 

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WDJB

COVID-19 could cause additional problems for seniors during extreme heat this summer

news outletWDJB
Publish DateJune 25, 2020

Summer is just starting to ramp up across the country with days of extreme heat likely ahead of us. Studies have shown that heat is likely the number one killer among all type of weather events—even worse than hurricanes and tornadoes.

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U.S. News & World Report

AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For 'Low T' In Aging Men

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJune 17, 2020

Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat and enhance libido. But hormone treatments – while medically necessary for some men – aren't meant to be a fountain of youth, and experts warn more research is needed to determine if such therapy could boost heart disease risks.

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Denver 7

Can you ask someone to put on a mask?

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJune 17, 2020

As more and more people are venturing out, some people might be taking a more relaxed stance on wearing masks. This is especially true now that we're months into the pandemic, and the weather is starting to heat up. But is it okay to ask someone to put on a mask who's not wearing one?

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U.S. News & World Report

Best Children's Hospitals 2020-21: Honor Roll and Overview

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJune 16, 2020

THE ANNUAL U.S. NEWS Best Children's Hospitals rankings, now in their 14th year, offer guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick child. The top 50 medical centers are ranked in 10 specialties, including pediatric cancerpediatric cardiology & heart surgery and pediatric orthopedics.

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Newsweek

Anti-Vax Survey Shows Quarter of Parents in U.S Are Unsure About Flu Vaccines

news outletNewsweek
Publish DateJune 16, 2020

Aquarter of U.S. parents are hesitant about getting their child vaccinated against the flu, a study has revealed.

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Everyday Health

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Copy Link MENOPAUSE 5 Promising Supplements for Menopausal Symptoms

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateJune 16, 2020

It’s no secret that for some women, the journey from perimenopause through menopause can be riddled with unpleasant symptoms. These include not only the infamous hot flashes and night sweats, but also mood swings, sleep difficulties, brain fog, and sexual problems.

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The New York Times

Coronavirus Cases Rise Sharply in Prisons Even as They Plateau Nationwide

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 16, 2020

Cases of the coronavirus in prisons and jails across the United States have soared in recent weeks, even as the overall daily infection rate in the nation has remained relatively flat.

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U.S. News & World Report

Overview of Children's Hospital Colorado

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJune 15, 2020

Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO is ranked No. 6 on the Best Children's Honor Roll. It is nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties. It is a children’s general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital.

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U.S. News & World Report

About 1 in 15 Parents 'Hesitant' About Child Vaccines: Survey

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJune 15, 2020

One-quarter of U.S. parents are hesitant about seasonal flu shots for their kids, and roughly 1 in 15 feel the same way about routine childhood vaccinations, a nationwide study finds.

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Medscape

USMLE Testing Chaos May Harm Current and Future Doctors

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 15, 2020

Somewhere near Kansas, 2 hours into a 17-hour drive on Interstate 70, Geoff Markowitz checked his email. He was on his way to a testing center in Nashville, Tennessee, to take his Step 1 exam the next morning. In his inbox was a message that said his test had been canceled. Again.

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CNBC

What Covid-19 antibody and viral testing can and can’t tell you about your health

news outletCNBC
Publish DateJune 13, 2020

With cheap at-home Covid-19 antigen tests in the works, a number of antibody tests quickly gaining approval for emergency use and Americans thinking about going back to work, you might be wondering if it’s time to get tested? The answer is complicated.

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Colorado Springs Business Journal

University of Colorado among top-20 schools for U.S. utility patents

news outletColorado Springs Business Journal
Publish DateJune 12, 2020

The University of Colorado has been recognized as a top-20 institution in a global ranking of universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2019.

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The Daily Beast

COVID Expert Denies Lobbying for Tesla in California Reopening Fight

news outletThe Daily Beast
Publish DateJune 12, 2020

The morning after Tesla CEO Elon Musk called stay-at-home orders “fascist” and tweeted “FREE AMERICA NOW” in April, a professor of occupational health at the University of California San Francisco inserted himself into the dispute over reopening the electric car company’s Fremont plant.

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CPR

Coronavirus Antibody Tests Deliver Peace Of Mind. They Don’t Say Anything About Immunity

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 12, 2020

For $100 and a quick stick of a needle, you can get a test that will tell you whether or not you have had COVID-19.

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CPR

What To Expect When You’re Expecting Results From A Coronavirus Test

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 11, 2020

It was day two of the Denver protests that followed in the national outcry over the death of George Floyd. It was the first time I had any meaningful face-to-face interaction with people who weren’t my family since March. 

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The New York Times

As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 11, 2020

The playground padlocks are starting to come off. Now that all 50 states have begun to reopen, children in some areas are once again zipping down slides and swinging from monkey bars after months of waiting.

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KOAA

Your Healthy Family: Talking to your kids about racism and social unrest

news outletKOAA
Publish DateJune 11, 2020

Trying to explain to our kids what’s happening in our society right now can be challenging to say the least. Racism, hatred, anger, can all be difficult and uncomfortable conversations with our kids.

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Medscape

Up-Front Stereotactic Radiosurgery an Option for SCLC Brain Mets

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 10, 2020

A new retrospective study provides some of the strongest support yet for considering first-line stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) over whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in carefully selected patients with brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), the researchers say.

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9News

Colorado fitness center helps to build up cancer survivors

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 10, 2020

Beat cancer and then pump some iron -- a program in Colorado is producing warriors like it's a factory.

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The New York Times

Exploring the Links Between Coronavirus and Vitamin D

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 10, 2020

In the past decade, studies have found that taking vitamin D can lower the odds of developing respiratory infections like the cold and the flu, especially among people who have documented deficiencies. Now scientists are trying to find out whether vitamin D might also help protect against Covid-19.

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KUNC

Practical Advice For Talking About Racism With Children

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJune 10, 2020

Protests against police brutality are continuing this week across Colorado. Dr. Brandi Freeman joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to give advice about how to talk with children about the protests, racism and police violence.

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Face2Face Africa

Meet Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West; from an orphan with an uncertain future to 44th Army Surgeon General

news outletFace2Face Africa
Publish DateJune 09, 2020

Once an orphan with an uncertain future, Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West transformed herself into a person willing to do whatever she could do – a model of confidence that made her one of the faces of black excellence.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth now testing every admitted patient for COVID-19

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 09, 2020

Every patient admitted to a UCHealth hospital will now automatically be tested for COVID-19, effective immediately. 

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Barbara Brody

Voltaren Available Over the Counter: 9 Questions and Answers for Arthritis Patients

news outletBarbara Brody
Publish DateJune 08, 2020

Move over Aspercreme and Icy Hot. A new topical pain reliever is headed to drugstore shelves, and this one contains a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is similar to ibuprofen. Voltaren Arthritis Pain (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1%), was just granted over the counter (OTC) status by the FDA. It was previously available by prescription only.

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Becker's Hospital Review

UCSF, U of Colorado develop 3D imaging tool that uses facial scans to diagnose genetic diseases

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJune 08, 2020

University of California San Francisco, University of Colorado and University of Calgary researchers teamed up to create a prototype tool that uses 3D facial imaging tech to help clinicians diagnose genetic syndromes.

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U.S. News & World Report

Not a Myth -- Contraceptives Can Cause Weight Gain

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJune 08, 2020

Genetics may explain why some women gain weight when using a popular method of birth control, researchers say.

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Health Central

Does the Immune System Play a Role in Parkinson’s Disease?

news outletHealth Central
Publish DateJune 08, 2020

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is widespread and well-studied, but its origins remain somewhat of an enigma to the medical establishment. Around 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year, and nearly a million people in the U.S. are living with the disorder.

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Denverite

Denver protests against racism and police violence, day 12

news outletDenverite
Publish DateJune 08, 2020

Protesters gathered at the State Capitol today for the twelfth day in a row to speak out against racism and police brutality. Several hundred people lined Lincoln Street in front of the State Capitol while holding signs and chanting around 5 p.m. Cars honked in support.

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CBS4 Denver

Antibody Tests Show UCHealth Workers Have Lower COVID-19 Infection Rates Than General Public

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

If you’re wondering if you’ve been exposed to or even had the coronavirus there is now a COVID-19 antibody test that will let you know. As of June 3 in Colorado there have been 12,438 of these tests performed with 466 positive results, which is an infection rate of 3.7 percent. But for staff and providers at UCHealth the infection rate was much lower at 2.3 percent.

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AAMC

Academic medical leaders and learners reflect on police brutality, racism, and the path forward

news outletAAMC
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in recent weeks have exposed deep wounds inflicted by the nation’s long legacy of racism. They have also triggered protests across the country against police brutality and long-standing policies and attitudes that have marginalized Black and other communities of color. 

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FOX News

Colorado Springs healthcare professionals took a knee for justice

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

A group of healthcare students, workers, healers, advocates, and allies in solidarity for racial justice and health equity participated in a national movement called “kneel for justice” on Friday.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘White Coats for Black Lives’; Medical professionals kneel in solidarity across Denver metro area

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

 Hundreds of health professionals in the Denver metro area gathered at East 17th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard Friday to protest racism and show support for George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

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CBS4 Denver

‘White Coats For Black Lives’: Health Care Workers And Students Kneel For George Floyd

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

A group of medical workers and students at the C.U. Anschutz Medical Campus knelt for 10 minutes outside Children’s Hospital Friday, in honor of George Floyd and other victims of excessive force.

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Consumer Reports

How to Find Affordable Mental Teletherapy Now

news outletConsumer Reports
Publish DateJune 04, 2020

I climbed into the driver’s seat of my parked car and let the late afternoon sun wash over me through the windshield. Sitting in my driveway, going nowhere, I took a deep breath and waited for my therapist to video-call me.

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Medscape

Lung Cancer in a Time of COVID-19

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 02, 2020

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the deadliest form, with a 5-year survival rate of just over 5%. Because lung cancer arises in the lining of the airway, close to the site where oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstream, cancer cells are easily transported to other parts of the body, aiding metastasis.

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MedPage Today

Potential New Standard for High-Risk, Pediatric B-Cell Lymphoma

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateJune 01, 2020

Adding rituximab (Rituxan) to standard lymphomes malins B (LMB) chemotherapy in children and adolescents with high-risk, mature B-cell lymphoma significantly improved event-free and overall survival, an international phase III trial showed.

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The Bump

Patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and brain metastases may benefit from first-line treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), suggest findings from the FIRE-SCLC study.

news outletThe Bump
Publish DateJune 01, 2020

With researchers and experts still looking to find immunization for COVID-19, vaccines have been at the forefront of conversations across the country. But, one national study is finding that many parents are still hesitant about routine childhood immunizations.

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Science Friday

Childhood Vaccinations Drop During COVID-19 Pandemic

news outletScience Friday
Publish DateMay 29, 2020

One unintended consequence of families sheltering at home is that children’s vaccination rates have gone way down. In New York City, for example, vaccine doses for kids older than two dropped by more than 90 percent. That could mean new outbreaks of measles and whooping cough, even while we’re struggling with COVID-19.

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9News

CU neurosurgery department chair discusses latest brain tumor treatments

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

Roughly 80,000 will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. Dr. Kevin Lillhei, chair of the CU Department of Neurosurgery discusses the latest treatment options.

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