The COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of health catastrophe that Dr. Michelle Barron has spent decades preparing for. It's "not something you hope for, but you always think about and plan for, and obviously your training goes into motion," she said.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of health catastrophe that Dr. Michelle Barron has spent decades preparing for. It's "not something you hope for, but you always think about and plan for, and obviously your training goes into motion," she said.
After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: young and middle-aged adults make up a growing share of the patients in COVID-19 hospital wards. It’s both a sign of the country’s success in protecting the elderly through vaccination and an urgent reminder that younger generations will pay a heavy price if the outbreak is allowed to simmer in communities across the country.
Children make up more than a quarter of new COVID-19 cases in Colorado, bolstered by the spread of more-contagious variants and in-person school activities.
Morgan Wolfe woke the morning of April 12 to a headache pounding harder than any she had ever experienced. The room spun. She could hardly get out of bed.
The state health department confirmed the first known case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant, known as P.1, in El Paso County last week.
The FDA is expected to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old sometime early next week. In Colorado, the logistical details are still being worked out, but in the past, once it is approved, it is almost immediately available.
These are heady times for parents in Colorado who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. A summer of possibility sprawls out ahead: travel, visits with family, ballgames with friends.
Nearly one in a half-million was Morgan Wolfe’s chances of developing blood clots after receiving the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
A patient at the University of Colorado Hospital has been successfully treated with an alternative thinner for a blood clot related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
UCHealth has a way to treat patients if they develop blood clots after getting the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Doctors recently published a case study of a Colorado woman who was successfully treated for the rare, but serious vaccine side effect.
Governor Polis loosened mask restrictions this weekend. While guidance for outdoor activities are clear – you don’t need them – when to wear masks indoors is raising some questions about enforcement and the safety of unmasking.
The number of children contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. is much lower than the record highs set at the start of the new year, but children now account for more than a fifth of new coronavirus cases in states that release data by age, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's a statistic that may surprise many: Just one year ago, child COVID-19 cases made up only around 3% of the U.S. total.
When Pauline Cruz’s son and daughter started school, they were missing class on a regular basis because their asthma symptoms put them in the emergency room.
Christian Hopfer, a psychiatry professor at the University of Colorado
and the medical director of a UCHealth imprint that focuses on
addiction, said the death toll was the worst he’s seen in his
career. “I’ve been doing it for 30 years,” he said. “I mean, the crack
epidemic was pretty bad, but there wasn’t as many deaths due to
One of the state’s top infectious disease experts is sharing her personal experience of heartache due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth, is not only armed with the knowledge to battle the virus, she is also filled with an experience that allows her to understand the emotional pain.
Severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had similar survival to hospital discharge and long-term outcomes as survivors treated with mechanical ventilation alone, results of a new, multicenter study suggest.
A recent study presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery 101st Annual Meeting has found that COVID-19 patients who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) showed similar outcomes as others who were treated with mechanical-ventilation.
Taira Foster is a registered nurse who loves traveling with her husband. If you met her you would have no idea that she donated two organs but she would probably be quick to tell you about it.
National Donate Life Month is wrapping up and one special recipient is sharing his story to help raise awareness. Three days after Stockton was born in Montrose, he was flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado where he spent three weeks in the NICU due to kidney and bladder issues. Health officials determined his kidneys were small and atypically formed as a result of a blockage at his bladder outlet. He was discharged home but due to declining kidney function needed to start peritoneal dialysis at several months of age. Eventually, Stockton would need a new kidney.
A man with stage 4 brain cancer is beating the odds. Bruce Stahlman has extended his life expectancy with a treatment at UCHealth: a portable, painless device.
For the past year, Dr. Michelle Barron has shared her expertise in the field of infectious disease.
Angie McKaig calls it “peri brain” out loud, in meetings. That’s when the 49-year-old has moments of perimenopause-related brain fog so intense that she will forget the point she is trying to make in the middle of a sentence. Sometimes it will happen when she’s presenting to her colleagues in digital marketing at Canada’s largest bank in Toronto. But it can happen anywhere — she has forgotten her own address. Twice.
India’s record-setting coronavirus surge is impacting families in Colorado who are trying to help their loved ones overseas.
When Kristen Smith’s then 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in March 2018, as heartbroken as she felt, Smith was not overwhelmed or afraid. That’s because she already had a son diagnosed with ASD a few years prior.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is easing restrictions on one of the most effective treatments for opioid addiction. That medication is buprenorphine, and the change makes it so healthcare professionals don’t have to get extra training to offer the medication to as many as 30 patients with opioid addiction.
As members of BIPOC communities still face barriers to getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, pop-up clinics and other efforts have sought to promote equality in the vaccine distribution process. One ongoing clinic in Aurora has been particularly effective in reaching these communities — having provided around 2,000 shots in two months. Notably, this project isn’t run by the government or a medical facility. It’s managed completely by a local couple and their friends.
Colorado’s major public universities will require their students, faculty and staff receive COVID-19 vaccinations before beginning the fall semester.
One of the worst possible nightmare scenarios for any parent – or any pediatrician, for that matter – is when a perfectly healthy baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Most parents know that babies should sleep “back to sleep,” or according to the “ABCs of Safe Sleep” (alone, (on their) back, (in the) crib), but we know that knowledge often doesn’t equate with actual practice.
Kate Redmond interviews two COVID 'long haulers' about coronavirus symptoms that they have had for months. She also speaks with Dr. Bill Cornwell of UCHealth in Aurora on the medical phenomena of patients who are not getting better long after their covid diagnosis.
Many of us can pinpoint the moment when we realized COVID-19 was going to change life as we knew it. For competitive dancer Ricci-Lee Hotz, that moment happened in a ballroom in Missouri in March of 2020.
On this day when we may learn that mask requirements are loosening across the United States as more and more people are vaccinated, we should recall that COVID still is spread widely. About 40,000 people are in the hospital in this country for COVID, and it's hitting young and middle age adults the hardest. Will Stone reports.
When Gary Springs and his wife, Sharon, were diagnosed with COVID, they did not feel well and did not know what to expect. But in December, the 81-year-old Lakewood man became the first patient at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital to receive monoclonal antibody treatment.
A new antibody treatment that was once administered to former President Donald Trump is now widely available to people coming down with COVID-19. However, there are requirements: a patient must be 65 and up, or someone with chronic medical conditions.
Research shows that newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients have the best results if they have access to monoclonal antibody treatment immediately to prevent severe illness and hospitalization, according to UCHealth.
Loss of MAP3K7 protein expression, seen in approximately 40% of prostate cancer patients, is a major driver of prostate tumor aggressiveness and should be considered for inclusion in management algorithms, researchers say.
Somewhere in Peter Maercklein’s heartbeat was an abnormality no one could find. He survived a stroke 15 years ago, but doctors never saw anything alarming on follow-up electrocardiograms. Then, one day last fall, an artificial intelligence algorithm read his EKGs and spotted something else: a ripple in the calm that indicated an elevated risk of atrial fibrillation.
Learning you have cancer is shocking and going through treatment is scary. At UCHealth, a team developed technology that allows patients to watch a favorite movie or show during radiation treatments.
A majority of unexpected deaths among young babies still involve soft bedding, despite decades of safe-sleep messaging targeting new parents, a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
Coloradans wanting the COVID-19 vaccine can now self-schedule an appointment with UC Health. Appointments are available to those 18 and older. Those eligible to receive the vaccine can schedule an appointment time through the UCHealth website, and choose a preferred location.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said five million Americans have missed an appointment for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose – which is about 8% of people who got their first shot.
Last week, Aurora City Council member Juan Marcano posted a message on Twitter that just a few weeks ago would have caused an online stampede among hoards of Coloradans desperately seeking a coronavirus vaccine.
Colorado is set to put the Janssen vaccine, also known as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, back into use after an advisory committee recommended to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration that it be re-authorized for use with label warning of the potential of blood clots. The clots, though rare among the over seven million doses of the Janssen vaccine given, have impacted 15 women, 13 of whom have been under the age of 50.
Bryan Raymond tested positive for the coronavirus in December 2020, and walked out of a Denver hospital with a newly transplanted pair of lungs in March 2021.
Three out of every five Coloradans hospitalized for COVID-19 since mid-March were younger than 60, with the vaccine protecting seniors and essentially flipping what the state’s hospitals saw during the virus’s deadly fall surge.
If your morning routine involves tossing down a handful of dietary supplements in vague hopes of boosting your energy or warding off illness this week or disease down the line, you might want to dial back and rethink your approach—especially if you’re of the mindset that you don’t need to discuss your supplements regimen with your doctor.
As younger Coloradans consider whether they get vaccinated, a study at the University of Colorado Boulder shows the potential for asymptomatic people to spread disease. PhD Kristin Bjorkman, COVID scientific director at CU, helped lead a study looking at viral load and its role in the spread of COVID-19.
State health officials say providers can resume use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted a ten-day pause on the vaccine as they investigated rare but severe blood clots in people who had taken the shot.
A group of volunteers waved signs telling people about a walk-up vaccine clinic on Friday afternoon. They stood outside the Park Church at 37th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. Drivers were encouraged to stop in for their instant COVID vaccine.
In 2018, 69% of Coloradans said “Yes” to organ donation on their drivers’ license. That makes Colorado number one in the nation for highest donor designation, but there are also people here willing to become living donors.
Federal health officials are leaning toward lifting their recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after finding only a limited number of additional cases of a rare blood clotting disorder among recipients.
A sign hung above Trinity and Bryan Raymond in their temporary home. "It says start each day with a grateful heart," Trinity stated with a short laugh. "Pretty fitting," she added as she thought about the last four months.
Study of a promising COVID-19 vaccine by Novavax is continuing in the U.S. and Mexico. Now, clinical trial participants, including me, are rolling up our sleeves for a third shot and then, three weeks later, a fourth.
Now that all states have expanded eligibility for Covid-19 vaccines to anyone ages 16 and up, older teenagers are lining up for the shots — often with the help of high schools.
Were the strokes that killed US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick after the January 6 insurrection really natural? Some neurologists don't think so.
Last summer, the pandemic saw many families hunkered down at home and avoiding gathering with anyone outside their household. This summer, COVID-19 vaccines will allow more freedom, but with that comes some confusion about how to navigate plans when some family members are fully vaccinated and others are not.
Some researchers are optimistic that vitamin D supplements may prove helpful in preventing COVID-19. Others are skeptical.
How will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic is over? As counties around Colorado lift restrictions or ease mandates, a fourth wave of new cases is causing the number of infections in Colorado to rise. But the metrics we've relied on throughout the pandemic to gauge how things are going are changing.
For elite sportsmen and women across the world the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed huge challenges as they have had to forego competition and strive to keep themselves mentally and physically prepared for the day when their events are restored.
"These findings suggest the digitally derived clock may have greater generalizability than many other traditional neuropsychological measures," the investigators write.
Changing middle and high school schedules can lead to significantly improved shut-eye for students, a new study found.
Tristen Sweeten, a 34-year-old nurse in Utah, hopes her three children will receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through its pediatric clinical trial. The sooner the better, she said, for their safety and the greater goal of ending the pandemic.
Recent research from the University of Colorado says the medical workforce is facing a crisis-level shortage in primary care doctors. The problem is particularly pronounced in rural areas, which have a difficult time recruiting and retaining doctors to practice.
Osteoarthritis affects the joints, but according to researcher Michael Zuscik, PhD, it may start in the gut.
Peer mentorship is a critical and more accessible option for professional and personal growth than traditional mentor-mentee relationships, according to a new paper from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reinforced a message we've heard a bunch during the pandemic: the importance of getting tested for COVID-19.
Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla told CBNC’s Bertha Coombs Thursday that people will “likely” need to get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccination within 12 months of being fully vaccinated.
UCHealth is already planning for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, after the CEO of Pfizer announced they’ll likely be needed within 12 months of being fully vaccinated.
Every day more and more Coloradans receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The state also continues to lift coronavirus-related restrictions. But the path to normalcy still appears like it will be bumpy and filled with uncertainty.
On December 14, nine months after the pandemic forced the nation into quarantine, an intensive care nurse named Sandra Lindsay made history. Lindsay, the director of critical care nursing at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, became the first person in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial.
The safety and efficacy of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor (ELX/TEZ/IVA) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis with at least one F508del-CFTR allele in children aged 6 to 11 years are consistent with the results reported for this combination in adolescents and adults, according to a study published online March 18 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Most cities experienced significant increases in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that paralleled spikes in local COVID-19 prevalence, researchers reported.
When the pandemic hit, many Americans turned to vitamins and supplements in hopes of boosting their immune systems. Scientists also raced to study them. Vitamin D, perhaps more than any other, captured the attention of researchers.
For National Jewish Health’s part, joining in this double-blind, placebocontrolled study meant addressing a major need of Covid-19. “There
aren’t really therapeutic options for patients with Covid-19,” said
Michael Wechsler, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health [and
professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] who is involved with
The NFL has instructed teams to arrange vaccination days for their personnel, and the Broncos have set theirs up.
State leaders say anyone who gets COVID-19 in Colorado right now has a pretty good chance of contracting a mutated version of the virus. “If you contract COVID-19 today, it’s is more likely that you are exposed and have contracted a variant strain,” said Governor Jared Polis during a press conference on Tuesday.
The pause in Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine could create more hesitancy among Americans who have not yet been vaccinated. Federal officials are reminding everyone that even while they review the J&J vaccine for six reports of a rare blood clot disorder, there are two safe and effective vaccines in wide distribution now.
“What if I’ve already gotten the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Should I be worried?” That’s what many Coloradans who have received the one-dose vaccine have been asking themselves since Tuesday morning, when the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a pause on the usage of the vaccine.
By the time Colorado resident Taira Foster turned 33, she’d already lived a lot of lives. The soft-spoken vegan was working as a massage therapist at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Fla., after careers in nursing, Planned Parenthood and a four-year stint performing as the princess in a dinner theater production of “Arabian Nights.”
Alessandra Bullis’ clinic sits on the corner of Cripple Creek, a small town of around 1,200 people about an hour drive west of Colorado Springs. A nurse practitioner, Bullis has been serving patients here for almost three years. “It’s primarily a casino town with an older population,” Bullis said.
“Although our data are preliminary, we did not find statistical
differences in the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in people with
type 1 diabetes and the general population,” Liping Yu, an associate
research professor of pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for
Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and
Delayed care for major health conditions in 2020 is leading specialists through the Denver metro area to worry that it could take more than a decade to recover from the emotional, financial and societal price.
It's National Licorice Day, but the traditional candy may be harmful to older Americans’ health. In September, doctors in Boston reported the case of a Massachusetts construction worker whose love of black licorice cost him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors said.
Low oxygen levels may be due to blood cell damage. Damage done by the coronavirus to the membranes of red blood cells that carry oxygen may explain why many COVID-19 patients have alarmingly low oxygen levels, according to new research.
Loss of smell, loss of taste, shortness of breath, and fatigue are the four most common symptoms that people reported 8 months after a mild case of COVID-19, according to a new study.
A week before she would have become eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, Madden Brewster agreed to forgo a shot for months to help scientists answer one of the most pressing questions of the pandemic: When can we all stop wearing our masks?
Flu season in Colorado and around the country has been nearly nonexistent this year. Doctors say the same steps taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have helped stop influenza from spreading.
Erin C. Cobry, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Barbara
Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz
Medical Campus, and colleagues observed no significant differences
in hypoglycemia fear, diabetes-related stress and other self-reported
outcomes for trial participants using a t:slim X2 insulin pump with
Control-IQ technology (Tandem Diabetes Care) compared with
participants using their own insulin pump or a provided t:slim X2
insulin pump with predictive low-glucose suspend feature.
Holly Baier laid awake in bed, her mind spinning on just one of many long, dark pandemic nights. Her young music students had no instruments. Performances were no more. How would she teach them through a computer? Would her students, as young as 6, be able to log on? If she played them music, would they hear it? She’d never tried to play music through a computer before.
New research on the mental health effects of COVID-19 resonates with some Colorado survivors that battled severe cases of the disease. "I'm in that 30%," Clarence Troutman said.
Loss of smell, loss of taste, dyspnea, and fatigue are the four most common symptoms that healthcare professionals in Sweden report 8 months after mild COVID-19 illness, new evidence reveals.
As of the end of March 2021, more than 128 million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus. In the United States alone, more than 30 million Americans have been infected. A majority of those people get better, but some are still recovering even months after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
As many focus on the race to get Coloradans vaccinated against COVID-19, doctors and scientists continue to work to improve treatments for those who contract the virus.
With more than 100 million people in the U.S. suffering from hypertension, the smartphone-based blood pressure monitor could help millions.
Oncologists may soon find another option in treating melanoma or other cancer types. A research team from the University of Colorado Cancer Center released study findings in the journal PNAS last month. They detailed their studies on NLRP3, an intracellular complex found to participate in melanoma-mediated inflammation that leads to tumor growth and progression.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said there is no cause for concern after 11 people suffered adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park site on Wednesday.
Could what’s going on inside a child’s stomach determine whether or not they develop autism? A new study finds a link between the gut microbiome and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Colorado researchers reveal bacterial changes in the stomach predicted behavioral fluctuations among patients.
As millions of Americans continue to get vaccinated every day, the process of how we got here is nothing short of a big step in innovation in the eyes of health experts.
Some hospital systems in Colorado have been getting more calls from people looking for a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, even when they didn't receive the first dose from that hospital system.
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) relaxed the county's mask order on Monday so that masks are no longer required in outdoor public spaces.
For more than a year, Dr. Marilyn Dougherty has donned goggles, a face shield and gloves to prepare for each new day as an ophthalmologist during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Data released by Pfizer and BioNTech suggests their COVID-19 vaccine is effective in children between the ages of 12 and 15.
New COVID-19 infections in Colorado rose for the second straight week and hospitalizations for the virus increased Monday, though it’s too early to know whether that’s the beginning of an upward trend that’s trailing the recent rise in cases.
For many, the announcement that the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will have a capacity crowd was an eyebrow raising moment and a sign restrictions on public life could ease in the coming weeks.
Now that everyone in Colorado age 16 and older is eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, appointments are as hard to get as courtside seats at the Nuggets.
A researcher at the University of Colorado Denver received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the link between the gut microbiome and osteoarthritis.
Rosalinda Guzman was inside a bathroom stall at school when something begged for attention. It was on the door, where the school posts announcements. “That little tiny piece of paper was just so different from everything else that it really caught my eye,” said the 18-year-old student from Kersey who attends Windsor Charter Academy.
Dr. Michelle Barron, an expert with UCHealth, says Colorado's in a race between vaccines and a fourth wave. Either way, a fourth wave will look different.
Researchers helping the COVID-19 vaccine become a reality as quickly as possible say that was their plan all along because it was essential to fighting this virus long after it had started a pandemic. They argue there are multiple factors unique to the response over the past year that allowed a safe and effective vaccine to arrive in less than a year.
There are more than a dozen passport initiatives underway, according
to The Washington Post, which creates an issue of coordination. “One
problem we may bump into pretty quick here is if there are competing
private sector initiatives and they have different levels of privacy
protection, different levels of accessibility, different levels of opt-out,”
said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and
Humanities at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
More than a year after her initial COVID-19 symptoms appeared, Harper Powell is still fighting lingering effects that impact her daily life.
Rural hospitals have struggled with financial troubles for years. Over the past decade, more than 130 have closed, forcing residents to drive farther or delay needed care. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has many of them wondering whether rural health care systems will survive.
Earlier this week, new phase 2 data showed investigative therapy sotatercept was beneficial in improving pulmonary vascular resistance and six-minute walking test (6MWT) outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at 24 weeks.
Last year, the Parkinson’s and scientific communities were surprised to learn that at least three people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, had exhibited Parkinson’s-like symptoms after infection.
Easter egg hunts and family gatherings are Easter Sunday traditions for many people. This year, some families will finally be able to get together for the holiday after the CDC issued new guidance for group gatherings.
Over the past year, scientists and patients have found that COVID-19 symptoms can persist long after the virus itself has resolved. Those symptoms can include (but are not limited to) fatigue, muscle aches, shortness of breath and loss of sense of smell. Although wine lovers may be quick to raise a glass in these tough times, experts suggest making sure symptoms are at bay before incorporating moderate alcohol consumption into daily life.
For the first time in 550 days, fans will be welcomed back at Coors Field to cheer on the Rockies during Thursday’s home opener.
Sotatercept, a novel, first-in-class fusion protein therapy, significantly improved pulmonary-vascular, cardiovascular, and exercise-related outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at 24 weeks, according to findings from the PULSAR trial.
As the medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Denver Health, Dr. Ivor Douglas knows better than most how devastating a toll COVID-19 has taken. “We’ve lost 400,000 people, which is as many Americans as were lost in the Second World War,” he says. (The number topped 520,000 in early March.) “And we’ve done it in a year.”
When the only doctor who could possibly cure her son wouldn’t return her messages, Amber Freed sent daily snack deliveries to his office. That earned her a call—but a brief one: Dr. Steven Gray, a Dallas physician who specializes in gene therapy, couldn’t talk long because he was on his way out the door to a conference in Atlanta.
Lung cancer is the deadliest form of the disease, though radiologists can help catch this concern with proper screening using low-dose CT. Only 46% of patients actually stick to their annual exam schedule, however, with a few factors proving predictive, experts detailed on Tuesday.
A primary care toolkit for brain health assessment and dementia diagnosis has gotten a much-needed update as more research points to the potential for better outcomes with earlier diagnoses, says the Gerontological Society of America.
Colorado researchers are recruiting study participants to test whether a locally-made BioSticker can spot COVID-19 infection before a person is contagious or symptomatic.
When a person has scoliosis, it means they have a curve in their spine. “If you are looking at someone [from the back], instead of their spine appearing totally straight, there is an S-shaped curvature to it,” says spine surgeon James Lin, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
The only person in Colorado to receive a lung transplant due to COVID is now recovering at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
If you’ve been a reader of Sprudge for any reasonable amount of time, you’ve no doubt by now ready multiple articles about how coffee is potentially beneficial for some particular facet of your health. The stories generally go like this: “a study finds drinking coffee is associated with a X% decrease in [bad health outcome]” followed shortly by “the study is observational and does not prove causation.”
It has been shown that physicians with higher levels of cognitive workload have increased rates of burnout. This means that even a small drop in task load can cut the odds of physician burnout. By evaluating the effort and time demand required to complete tasks—and considering ways to decrease or distribute both—physician practices and health systems can cut cognitive workload and rates of doctor burnout.
She heard the screams first.
Bryan Raymond's journey started late last year.
Dr. Brian Stauffer, director of the cardiovascular disease core curriculum at the Anschutz Medical Campus will help oversee a study on the CU Boulder campus to determine whether the Moderna vaccine can prevent transmission of COVID-19. Courtesy Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado
As more adults across the country get vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers are turning their attention to studying the vaccine in children and teens. Trials are now underway in the U.S. in children as young as 6 months.
Kimberly Alderfer remembers the first time she entered a coronavirus patient’s room last spring, the fear she had that she too would end up hooked to a ventilator and struggling to breathe, just for being there. The patient was her age, after all.
Questions about the COVID 19 vaccine are answered by three experts. Featuring Dr. Ross M. Kedl, Professor of Immunology & Microbiology; Dr. Kweku Hazel, MD, BS, Surgical Fellow at the CU School of Medicine; and Dr. Rosemary Rochford, PhD, Professor at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Hosted by Sonia Gutierrez, a Journalist with Rocky Mountain PBS.
The best medical schools for primary care offer quality training in
preventive medicine and public health for those looking to become a
primary care physician or family doctor. This kind of physician’s job is
to diagnose and treat patients for various medical issues. Students will
gain skills in patient advocacy, motivational interviewing, how to form
doctor-patient relationships and other tools relevant to a physician.
University of Colorado School of Medicine ranks No. 6.
The best medical schools for research are one step ahead of the pack,
propelled by funding, cutting-edge technology and the research done
by students and faculty. These schools are prime for those who want
to make their mark in the medical field through discovery. University of
Colorado School of Medicine ranks No. 27.
Hospital employees who have worked through traumatic experiences in Colorado and elsewhere may be reliving past traumas after the mass shooting in Boulder.
More than 169 million Americans have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite high vaccination numbers, Colorado is one of 30 states reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases this week.
In many ways, Jennifer Ivan’s household has been preserved in time – April of 2020, to be exact. Her Fort Collins family of four is still isolating like it’s the first weeks of the pandemic lockdown. Ivan still has her groceries delivered. The self-described extrovert hardly leaves the house. Her family hasn’t gone to church or eaten in a restaurant for more than a year.
Orange. Eucalyptus. Lavender. Peppermint.
Should you drink coffee? If so, how much? These seem like questions that a society able to create vaccines for a new respiratory virus within a year should have no trouble answering.
Dr. Erica Wymore of Children’s Hospital Colorado authored a study that found THC, the chemical that gets cannabis users high, can linger in breast milk for 6 weeks or more after a mother stops using the drug. The impact on newborns is still hard to study.
School District of Lancaster (SDoL) parents are complaining about what they call a last minute decision for secondary students to go virtual. To that, Superintendent Dr. Damaris Rau is apologizing.
Dr. Katherine Green, director of the Sleep Center at UCHealth, explains some of the science behind sleeping and offers advice on improving the quality of your rest.
As we get further into the vaccine rollout in Colorado, we started asking about doses that have gone unused throughout the process.
Colorado hospitals are working to keep up with the increased demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, as 2.5 million more Coloradans became eligible under group 1B.4 Friday.
Despite the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Latinx patients avoid or delay seeking medical care due to financial constraints, misinformation, and fears about immigration implications, according to a new report.
More than 20 percent of Americans now live in a state in which physician hastened death (PHD) is legal, but the practice remains controversial among physicians. That worries some neurologists because individuals with neurologic illness are, after people with cancer, the second largest group of patients to consider physician-aid-in-dying, according to Compassion & Choices, an advocacy organization that has summarized data from nine jurisdictions that issue reports about the practice.
It’s a symptom that has become synonymous with COVID-19: the loss of taste and smell. Studies show more than half of adult cases of COVID-19 involve a loss of these senses. And in some cases, adult patients haven't recovered these senses even after recovering from the virus.
Precision medicine that incorporates pharmacogenomics—matching medication to personal genetics—can improve an individual’s response to certain medications and help facilitate treatment.
Picture it: You just got your COVID-19 vaccine—first dose, second dose, or only dose—and you're feeling motivated to keep the whole "being proactive about your health" ball rolling. So you change into your workout clothes to get in some exercise too. But should you really get your sweat on after the jab, or should you sit this one out?
Vaccination group 1B.4 will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, expanding the potential pool of recipients by millions of Coloradans.
It's officially National Sleep Awareness Week, and Children’s Hospital Colorado is hosting a virtual talk on World Sleep Day on Friday for parents addressing why kids are probably not getting enough sleep – and how to fix that.
At the dead end of 52nd Place in Commerce City, Trent Crippen lived in a tent and used propane tanks, paid for by his stimulus checks, to keep warm.
The excitement around getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has to do with what life looks like afterward.
If my doctor saw my posture right now, she would be disappointed in me. No matter how hard I try to adjust, I find myself slouched over, straining my neck and shoulders while working on my laptop. Like many Coloradans, about 8 percent of the population, I have been working from home since last spring—staring at a screen for a regrettable 10-plus hours a day (sometimes longer depending on what new documentary is released that week).
More than a year into the pandemic, many families who have been stuck at home are itching to go on a vacation. But don’t pack your bags quite yet, experts say.
As Colorado gets ready for the next phase of vaccine distribution, the state is waiting on more COVID-19 vaccines. State-run mass vaccination sites could be popping up around the state as soon as next week, according to Gov. Jared Polis.
Moderna Inc. has begun studying its Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 6 months to 11 years in the U.S. and Canada, the latest effort to widen the mass-vaccination campaign beyond adults.
“With the increasing utilization of marijuana in society as a whole, we
are seeing more mothers who use marijuana during pregnancy,” said
researcher Erica Wymore [assistant professor of pediatrics at CU
School of Medicine]. “However, given the lack of scientific data
regarding how long THC persists in breast milk, it was challenging to
provide mothers with a definitive answer regarding the safety of using
marijuana while breastfeeding and simply ‘pumping and dumping’ until
THC was no longer detectable in their milk.”
A study of people discharged from March through September last year
from UCHealth Memorial Hospital’s Central and North locations found
that about one-third of respondents still had symptoms up to six weeks
later, according to Robert Lam, an assistant professor at the
University of Colorado School of Medicine who helped lead the study
Donna Poss and her husband, Dave, were both diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-December.
A single measles outbreak cost one U.S. county $3.4 million, a new government study estimates, underscoring the societal burden of inadequate vaccination rates.
About 100 Americans on average die each year because of snow-removal exertion with another 11,500 injuries requiring a trip to the emergency room, a study over a 16-year period found, but taking time to stretch before heading out and other precautions can help make sure you finish the job safely.
Thousands of Coloradans are rescheduling the vaccination appointments as the incoming winter storm cancels vaccine events across the Front Range.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments for thousands of Coloradans are being rescheduled due to the winter storm this weekend, but doctors say not to worry. According to Centers for Disease Control guidelines, there is a 42-day window between doses for the two-dose vaccines to be most effective.
UCHealth reports an increase of patients coming into its emergency rooms after a significant snow storm, with muscular and skeletal injuries being are the most common complaint.
Deepa Bhojwani recalled feeling lucky her 2-year-old cancer patient with covid-19 bounced back quickly after being seen for a fever in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. But in the months that followed, an unnerving thing happened.
As Colorado continues its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the state is inching—and in some cases, bounding—toward normalcy.
“Is our general advice to [patients with obesity or overweight] to
exercise and lose weight wrong?” Anthony D. Elias, professor of
medicine and medical oncology at University of Colorado Anschutz
Medical Campus and member of the NCCN Clinical Practice
Guidelines Panel for Breast Cancer, who was not involved with the
study, said in the release.
East Grand School District’s 1,305 students have been forced to cope with an immeasurable amount of stress this year, first in the form of a pandemic, followed by a wildfire racing through their community, burning more than 100,000 acres within hours.
Kelly Marcilliat realized something was terribly wrong with his thinking on a drive last summer.
n the fight against COVID-19, vaccines remain top of the headlines, but it’s also important to remember that they are not the only tools being used in health care to fight the virus. In a series of stories last week, we focused on monoclonal antibody drugs that are keeping high-risk people who contract COVID-19 from having to be hospitalized.
As more and more people become available for the COVID-19 vaccine, many health experts are speaking out about disparities in underserved communities. In Aurora, some health leaders are taking action to combat those disparities head-on.
The CDC issued new guidance Monday for fully vaccinated Americans. The new recommendations say people who are fully vaccinated can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physically distancing.
Katharine Dunn got really worried about her son Nolan even as his doctors told her she shouldn't -- the 13-year-old's fever was "just a virus."
In hopes of making this very confusing time just a little less so, each week Bloomberg Prognosis is picking one question sent in by readers and putting it to an expert in the field. This week's question comes to us from Thomas in Havana, Cuba. Thomas is a senior in good health living in a nation that has developed its own vaccine. He asks:
I can get a vaccine here in Cuba, but it doesn't use messenger RNA technology like Pfizer and Moderna. I would like to get that shot and then get one from Pfizer or Moderna later. Is there any risk?
Health officials hope the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine will accelerate progress in vaccinating rural and homebound residents in the Mountain West. But there’s some unnecessary confusion over the shot’s efficacy.
The pandemic gave us a whole new vocabulary: almost everyone is ready to Zoom, social distancing is welcome, and N95s are a popular accessory. But, there’s an old concept that’s gotten new life in the face of COVID-19.
What should you do to prepare? What medicine can you take and when? And what should you expect afterwards? While you've likely heard tons about what not to do before you get vaccinated, you might not be as well aware of what can help ensure your vaccination goes as smoothly as possible.
Health experts are trying to determine how effective the COVID-19 vaccine is at stopping the spread of the virus.
Older and underserved Coloradans are getting help making COVID-19 vaccine appointments, thanks to medical students at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
In the United States, breast cancer mortality rates dropped every year for women across all age groups between 1989 and 2010, but after that, the trend stalled for those younger than 40 years.
Cardiovascular and metabolic derangements observed among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and obesity parallel those of youths with type 2 diabetes, suggesting a critical need for lifestyle management, data show.
Most patients who become comatose after experiencing moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) recover consciousness in the short term — and nearly half regain functional independence, new research suggests.
Social media sites are platforms for people to share ideas and stay connected with families and professionals. However, they can also be a haven for inaccurate information. Some of this information is health-related, which can misinform those looking to make health decisions.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there have now been roughly 115 million cases of COVID-19 globally.
Like many people this past year, teenager Tyona Montgomery began experiencing a sore throat and a loss of sense of smell and taste in November that suggested she might have COVID-19.
Public health officials know people have questions about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Meet the third group of DBJ's 2021 40 Under 40 winners. They'll show off their secret talents at a virtual awards program on May 4.
American Indians have the highest risk for nonhemorrhagic stroke, in the presence or absence of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online March 2 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
In Hugo, population 707, where the dominant view is of the water tower, hospital officials with empty beds during the pandemic offered their place as a high-quality respite for city folks on the long road back from the devastating coronavirus.
A panel of experts at the virtual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting highlighted current evidence on allergic reactions to available COVID-19 vaccines and how to assess patients who have had a reaction.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently moved Type 1 diabetics up into the 1B.3 vaccination group. That means that anyone who is between the ages of 16 and 64, with Type 1 diabetes and another high risk condition will be eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine as early as March 5.
While medical experts expect continue to wear masks through 2022, some education and travel experts think we could see continued mask wearing to ward off other illnesses.
THERE'S A LOT of bad info out there about how to lower your cholesterol with supplements. Have you heard the one about fish oil? Truth is, there are no shortcuts to staving off heart disease. It's all about making smart lifestyle changes and seeking doctor-directed treatment when needed. Here are the four biggest myths about using supplements to lower your cholesterol, and what you should be doing instead.
A baby girl, born with multiple heart defects, is thriving. In December, at just 5 months old, Eila Brown had a heart transplant at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Scientists and doctors who study infectious disease in children largely agreed, in a recent New York Times survey about school openings, that elementary school students should be able to attend in-person school now. With safety measures like masking and opening windows, the benefits outweigh the risks, the majority of the 175 respondents said.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is recommending Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot, adenovirus-vectored vaccine for use in patients 18 years of age and older.
An Estes Park woman tested positive on Feb. 25 for COVID-19, just two days prior to her second Moderna vaccine appointment.
In the weeks ahead, Colorado is going to be in a different place on COVID vaccines. This month, the state is expecting 850,000 Pfizer and Moderna doses and 400,000 Johnson & Johnson doses adding the new vaccine to an arms race with the coronavirus.
Gov. Jared Polis told Coloradans he’s confident that this summer will be “very close to normal” during a news conference Tuesday. Institutions that have been closed for nearly a year are finalizing reopening plans and submitting them to the state. The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is starting to peek through, but doctors say it’s still too early to give up the fight.
One of the buildings at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora has a sign out front that says The Marcus Institute For Brain Health. It's easy to miss but what they do in that building is not. They change lives.
Recently the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine announced the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund, named after a Trinidad native, to support Black and other underrepresented medical students.
Increased coffee intake was linked to a reduced risk of developing heart failure and stroke later in life, according to an analysis of 3 large epidemiologic studies published in Circulation: Heart Failure.1 In one of those studies – the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) – each extra cup of coffee per day reduced the risk of heart failure by 5% and stroke by 6%.1
Middle-aged and older men who worry that falling testosterone levels might raise their risk of cardiovascular disease may want to consider kicking up their workouts a notch instead of turning to testosterone supplements. Not only does exercise help increase testosterone levels, it also appears to improve artery health in ways that don’t happen with supplements, according to a study published in February 2021 in Hypertension.
It’s been almost a year since Pam Pierce tested positive for COVID-19, and she was very interested to know if she still had antibodies.
Maria McLain Cox deals in uncertainty.
As the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. appears to be turning a corner, another health crisis is brewing: Covid-19 survivors struggling to bounce back to their former selves.
February has been the busiest month for children presenting with COVID at National Jewish Health (NJH) in Denver. Particularly, children and teenagers suffering long term effects of the virus.
On Friday, it will be one year since just about everyone’s world drastically changed. That’s when Colorado confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
In a year when it felt as though an avalanche of information overcame us every day, December 14, 2020, managed to stand apart. News alerts announced the first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were being administered locally and across the country. Within the same 24-hour period, phones everywhere pinged with the heartbreaking news that the United States had surpassed 300,000 coronavirus-related deaths, more than any other nation.
A Colorado doctor was center stage Sunday night as he joined celebrities at the Golden Globes. Dr. Fernando Holguin has spent the last year treating COVID-19 patients – but on Sunday, Hollywood took a minute to honor health-care workers like him.
Late-breaking data presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) 2021 Virtual Sessions showed an inconsistent—and even seasonally-influenced—pattern of pediatric patient adherence to controller therapy for severe asthma.
The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is on the brink of emergency use approval. Scientists and people eligible to get a shot are looking at the vaccine and its data.
Ty Godwin has felt like he has COVID-19, shortness of breath, malaise, fevers, headaches and fatigue — for the last year. He’s a long hauler, part of a growing number of people who experience what’s known as long COVID or post-acute COVID-19 syndrome.
Diane Huntress, 74, lives in Denver and says trying to get a COVID shot for her and her husband David is like applying for a job.
A third COVID-19 vaccine might soon be available for use in the U.S. A report from the Food and Drug Administration says the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine provides good protection against COVID-19. Final approval could come later this week.
“I’ve never seen flu this low,” said Larissa Pisney, medical director of
infection prevention and control for UCHealth University of Colorado
Hospital [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of
Medicine]. “This is certainly unprecedented.”
On Wednesday the FDA said Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. This could help pave the way for its approval for emergency use after a meeting on Friday.
Persisting symptoms in recovered COVID-19 patients continue to baffle doctors nearly a year after some of the affected people first became sick.
Behind the recent drop in Colorado's COVID-19 case numbers is a persistent growth in the number of viral variant cases detected that have the potential to mess with everything from in-person school to the re-opening of the economy.
Children born to mothers in poor cardiovascular health during pregnancy had an almost eight times higher risk for landing in the poorest cardiovascular health category in early adolescence than children born to mothers who had ideal cardiovascular health during pregnancy.
Testosterone levels tend to fall in older men, but a new study shows that exercise -- and not supplemental testosterone -- is the way to rejuvenate the aging male heart.
In an increasingly divided world, coffee is one of the few things people seem to agree on. Seeing an old friend? Grab a cappuccino. Work meeting? Let’s convene at the cafe. Need a first date idea? OK, you get the idea.
"Low vitamin D levels have been linked to so many things...It's either the most important vitamin in the world or it's a stand-in for some other important thing," he writes. "When we've tested all of these intriguing links via randomized trials, giving some people vitamin D and some placebo, they almost always showed no effect."
New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall in Colorado, suggesting the state might get out of the pandemic without another wave of death if people can keep up precautions for a little longer.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine announced Monday the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund to support Black and other underrepresented medical students.
The University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) announced it has provided more than 215,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in Colorado on Monday.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is stepping up for under-represented members of the health profession, announcing on Monday the Charles J. Blackwood, MD, Endowed Memorial Scholarship
In an effort to increase diversity among medical school students, the University of Colorado School of Medicine is celebrating a new scholarship fund. Organizers chose to name it after Dr. Charles J. Blackwood who became the first African American to graduate from the school in 1947 and was in the top 10 of his class.
We spend so much energy and time instilling a healthy sleep foundation for our little ones. When you finally think you have figured out your child and have a solid bedtime routine, BAM!—a change occurs. Be it a sleep regression, a change in family dynamic—such as a new sibling or a new pet—or Daylight Saving Time, it seems like we are always playing catch up.
Ashley Kisicki is a student at Central High School and loves to rodeo. In 2018 she went in for her routine sports physical, when her doctor encouraged her to get checked for scoliosis.
While quarantined in her bedroom with the coronavirus, 16-year-old Ellie Jotte stuck her nose in her sweetest-smelling candles, bottles of perfume and all kinds of fruit- and flower-scented lotions.
Partnerships with schools and community groups plus more supports for children and families are needed to help youths impacted by the pandemic that has stretched on for a year. Those were among recommendations of experts who took part in a recent AAP virtual town hall panel discussion.
The University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine has established an endowment fund for Black students and other underrepresented students in honor of Dr. Charles Blackwood, the school’s first Black graduate.
The young Black woman doctor came to Denver eager to practice medicine in 1902, but authorities refused to recognize Dr. Justina Ford or give her privileges at the city’s hospital.
A respected Colorado physician is asking people to choose compassion over prejudice.
Carl Hart is a Columbia University professor of psychology and neuroscience. He chairs the psych department and has a fondness for heroin – not only as a subject of scholarly pursuit but also as a substance for personal use.
A 5% weight loss over 2 years in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive early breast cancer was associated with worse outcomes, according to new research that investigated the body mass index (BMI) data of these patients.
Millions of people in the United States have contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID 19, with many returning to full health within weeks of falling ill. But for some patients, the after-effects of the disease can cause long-term health issues.
While thousands in Colorado and millions across the country continue to fight for their place in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, there are also people refusing to be vaccinated for reasons ranging from religious beliefs to personal health concerns.
They were lined up through the parking lot and back onto Kipling Street on Friday afternoon. Hundreds of people came to the Stride Community Health clinic for their second rounds of the COVID vaccine.
Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers continue to trend in the right direction, but one of UCHealth’s top doctors says declining cases is not a reason to stop practicing basic mitigation strategies like mask-wearing and social distancing.
9NEWS talked to Dr. Ross Kedl, a professor with the CU Anschutz School of Medicine
A large analysis looked at hundreds of factors that may influence the risk of heart failure and found one dietary factor in particular that was associated with a lower risk: drinking coffee.
Despite increased attention and efforts focused on diversifying the U.S. health care workforce, little progress has been made over the past 2 decades. Blind hiring practices, successfully used in other industries, could be adapted to increase diversity in the health care workforce pipeline. Such practices would be expected to address two persistent barriers to health care workforce diversity: implicit bias and systemic bias.
In the hospital room of a very sick patient, or down the hall in a bustling ICU, medical personnel are constantly reaching out impatiently to switch off an alarm they find irrelevant or annoying.
In a finding that suggests heart health starts in the womb, a new study shows that the state of a woman's heart during pregnancy may predict her kids' health by the time they reach adolescence.
According to The Institute of Medicine, racial and ethnic minorities often receive lower quality of care than non-minority patients. The Center for Advancing Professional Excellence hosted a Health Equity Through Cultural Sensitivity Simulation at CU Anschutz Medical Campus for future healthcare providers.
On Wednesday, a group of 20 Denver Health emergency medicine residents from the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine participated in their very first Health Equity Through Cultural Sensitivity Simulation Day.
Emergency medicine has played a critical role during the ongoing pandemic as doctors work to provide care for some of the most critical COVID-19 patients.
Dan Jones, 44, nursed a sore arm after his first COVID-19 vaccine, but other than that, he felt fine.
Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. have accelerated digital transformation efforts in order to maintain communication and relationships with their patients while promoting safety from COVID-19.
Actor Gary Sinise is expanding his philanthropic work and that means more help for Colorado veterans with brain injuries. His new network will give money to the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
In an accompanying editorial, Stephen Daniels, of the University of
Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, said that these findings
support the idea that a mother’s cardiovascular health may have
longstanding effects on that of their children.
In 2020, COVID-19 ravaged the state's nursing homes, forcing an end to visitation by family and friends and lockdowns of residents. That in turn appears to have contributed to a hidden toll from the disease for some Colorado seniors.
When consumed in excess, coffee can be extremely harmful to our digestive system and sleep cycle. In moderation, however, it can yield a wide array of benefits. Among these, according to a new study conducted by the American Heart Association, concerns cardiovascular health.
Higher intake of caffeinated coffee was found to be associated with reduced risk of heart failure in three large, well-known heart disease studies: the FHS (Framingham Heart Study), CHS (Cardiovascular Heart Study), and ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities).
During the coronavirus pandemic, another major health crisis is gaining attention.
A record number of people at one time are being treated for frostbite at UCHealth's Burn and Frostbite Center.
A record-breaking number of patients with frostbite are currently at the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center on the Anschutz Campus, the health care provider said Monday.
UCHealth is treating a record number of frostbite patients after temperatures dipped below zero over the weekend. As of Monday, there are 26 patients at the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center on the Anschutz Campus in Aurora, more than the hospital has ever had at one time.
Most people with diabetes who used continuous glucose monitoring during the first 8 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic improved their time in range, although the benefits varied by region and socioeconomic status, according to study data.
It’s never easy finding out your young child has cancer, let alone dealing with that in the middle of a pandemic, but it’s a challenge Erin Eckert and her family are more than willing to overcome.
At first, the rapid test came up negative for Denver Chef Frank Bonanno after he’d been exposed to COVID-19 through an employee at one of his restaurants. Then, two weeks later, as he put on his deodorant he couldn’t smell it.
Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of Feb. 12, and are likely wondering what they can safely do.
Despite tundra-like temperatures Saturday across the Denver metro area, thousands of Colorado's teachers and elderly population braved the cold to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
At a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic, Dr. Fernando Holguin offered a stark message for those unsure about whether to get their shots.
Hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery systems have revolutionized care and lessened disease burden for people living with type 1 diabetes, and next-generation devices promise even more improvement.
After catching the coronavirus last March, Dana Gosnell figured she’d be feeling better by now, not worse. Instead, she said she finds herself still facing a confusing and scary array of symptoms.
It's been almost a year since we've all lived with the novel coronavirus in one way or another. Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it has come in the form of a vaccine.
The novel coronavirus can rapidly mutate inside of compromised patients and give way to new and more dangerous variants, according to new research from a University of Colorado School of Medicine scientist. Matt Mauro reports.
Statin use is associated with a lower risk for postoperative adhesion-related complications (ARCs) after intra-abdominal surgery, a new observational study suggests.
New research puts more weight on the value coffee has on reducing cardiovascular risks.
There’s new research showing you might be able to predict whether someone is susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease later on in life based off of their writing style.
Many of the common preconditions to opening schools — including vaccines for teachers or students, and low rates of infection in the community — are not necessary to safely teach children in person, a consensus of pediatric infectious disease experts said in a new survey.
It's another home run for coffee consumption -- as long as it's black and caffeinated, that is. Drinking one or more cups of plain, leaded coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure, according to a review of diet data from three major studies using analytic tools from the American Heart Association.
Elements of Colorado’s vaccine distribution are inherently unfair. But giving up your spot in line won’t solve inequities, ethicists say. Here’s why—and what you can do instead.
In a survey of 714 practicing U.S. physicians nationwide, only 40.7% said they were very confident about their ability to provide the same quality of care to patients with a disability as they do to nondisabled patients.
As of Feb. 3, more than 485,000 people in Colorado have gotten their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. About 3% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Natalia Vergara, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been awarded a 3D ROC prize by the National Eye Institute (NEI) for her research team's work to create better models to accelerate the development of new therapies for retinal diseases.
In the emergency department at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Vaughn Browne sees the worst of the pandemic every single day. CBS4’s Conor McCue spoke with him and other doctors as part of CBS4’s Elevating Black Voices series which highlights community members during Black History Month.
As recently as December, the vaccine maker Novavax appeared to once again be on the brink of failure.
Data from studies done in the United Kingdom show the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax is roughly 90% effective. That’s great news as the Phase 3 clinical trial of that vaccine in the United States is underway.
Colorado will start vaccinating teachers and people in their late 60s Monday, frustrating older residents who are still trying to get an appointment and essential workers who wonder when their turn will come.
A modified version of an FDA-approved close-loop insulin delivery system may be effective for children aged 2 to 5 years with type 1 diabetes, according to study data published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
COVID made your home the hot vacation destination for 2020. Whether you opted for a full-on staycation, or slipped away to a rental a few hours away, few people weren't adventuring too far away from home.
Psychiatrists, as well as the overall mental health field, may play an
important role in mitigating the effects of the trend toward increasing
polarization, according to Steven Berkowitz, professor in the
department of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado
[School of Medicine] Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as director of
the Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research and Treatment Centers.
When microbiologist Breck Duerkop started his postdoc in 2009, he figured he’d be focusing on bacteria. After all, he’d joined the lab of microbiome researcher Lora Hooper at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to study host-pathogen interactions in the mammalian gut and was particularly interested in what causes some strains of normally harmless commensal bacteria, such as Enterococcus faecalis, to become dangerous, gut-dominating pathogens.
In a matter of days, a lifelong dream could become reality for a Colorado frontline healthcare worker.
Anew survey of U.S. doctors finds that more than 80% believe people with a significant disability have a worse quality of life than those who are not disabled, underscoring how physicians’ perceptions across specialties could negatively influence the care of the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
UCHealth said it plans to share its “playbook” on how to successfully run a mass vaccination site after vaccinating 10,000 people at a site near Coors Field over the weekend.
Yvette Hunt’s reaction to getting the COVID-19 vaccine this past Sunday can best be described as pure elation. “Oh, thank you Black Jesus. And the other Jesus. And God and all his angels,” said the 75-year-old from southeast Denver. “My daughter didn’t get to have her wedding this year. My son and his friend have a house in Fort Collins that I haven’t been able to see except for online. I hope this means we are closer to being able to get out.”
A team of nurses, doctors and pharmacists from UCHealth inoculated 10,000 residents over the weekend during what officials called the state’s largest COVID-19 vaccine operation to date. Good weather and data from a small trial run a week before helped the two-day clinic at Coors Field run smoothly, according to organizers.
The state’s largest mass vaccination event to date kicked off Saturday in the parking lots north of Coors Field. The drive thru event, which follows a trial run last weekend, is being put on through a partnership between UCHealth, the Colorado Rockies and state, as well as the City and County of Denver.
Shots that went into nearly 10,000 arms over the weekend in a parking lot outside Coors Field will save lives, UCHealth said Sunday.
Longmont resident Jack Taylor woke up Saturday knowing he was going to be headed to an exciting day at Coors Field.
Colorado’s health systems are turning to mass drive-up clinics to get more older people inoculated against the novel coronavirus, but efforts to ramp up vaccine distribution remain stymied by a national shortage of the shots.
For patients discharged after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), the risk for stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is reduced for those with psoriasis or other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have lived through a lifetime of discrimination, social stigma, prejudice, and marginalization. Is the care that we are giving them in later life changing any of that or are we pushing them back into the closet?
Two professional endocrine societies are formally opposing legislative efforts to block transgender people from accessing gender-affirming medical and surgical care, after dozens of state bills threatened to criminalize such therapies.
If you're still rocking gaiters or cloth masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, you may want to consider stepping up your mask game. With cases of the more contagious variants of the virus cropping up throughout the country, infectious disease experts are recommending you double up on your masks when you're out in public.
Dr. Sean T. O'Leary with Children's Hospital Colorado said the consequences of closing schools again greatly outweighs the side-effects that COVID-19 has on children.
An outreach effort focuses on the safety and effectiveness of the Novavax vaccine.
There are several different types of vaccines used in adults for influenza in the US, including high-dose inactivated vaccines (HD-IIV) and live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIV).
On Jan. 26, a Biden administration executive order went into effect requiring a negative coronavirus test result before entry into the United States, creating a significant change in how Americans travel during the pandemic.
University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) is geared up for the state's largest mass vaccination site to date.
Preparations are underway for this weekend’s mass vaccination drive thru event outside Coors Field, which will be the largest vaccination clinic yet in Colorado.
It’s expected to be another busy weekend at Coors Field as thousands of older Coloradans prepare to be vaccinated at UCHealth’s second mass vaccination drive-thru event.
The Nazis’ efforts to eliminate anyone who didn’t fit into their vision of racial purity were enabled by medical professionals and medical programs in Germany—and, long before, in the U.S.
New research from the journal Neurology shows hypertension during pregnancy could lead to cognitive decline in women later on in life.
The weekend’s vaccination of 1,000 people in a parking lot north of Coors Field was getting a positive review by the people who set it up.
Sherri Harper is honored to have spent a day under blankets with aching joints, chills and fever, courtesy of her second dose of the COVID 19 vaccine.
Colorado health experts are giving credit to Coloradans as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to go down.
Rural hospitals have struggled with financial troubles for years. Over the past decade, more than 130 have closed, forcing residents to drive farther or delay needed care. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has many of them wondering whether rural health care systems will survive.
CBD PRODUCTS—MADE FROM a chemical found in the cannabis plant called cannabidiol—are all the rage right now. You can buy them online, in drugstores, and even at local gas stations, not to mention at medical marijuana dispensaries. While companies make some broad claims about what CBD can do, the truth is that there just isn’t a lot of definitive scientific evidence on this yet. Here’s the current body of knowledge on CBD’s side effects and how effective it is in treating things like chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep problems.
Small changes can make a big difference, especially for people battling Type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 crisis.
University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) is unblinding its COVID-19 Moderna vaccine trial, allowing participants like Charles Wynn to know if they received the placebo or actual vaccine months ago. If they received the placebo, they get the real thing now.
A bevy of gray-haired drivers navigated through orange traffic cones, past red signs and through a white tent Sunday to receive COVID-19 vaccinations without ever leaving their cars.
A healthy endurance athlete and thriving college student, Harper Powell’s life was drastically changed by COVID-19 nearly a year ago.
On one of her many days in the hospital in 2017, Cathy asked her partner not to tell the nursing staff they were married. She’d been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, and Cathy feared the care she got would suffer if the staff knew she was a lesbian.
Dr. Justina Ford, Denver’s first licensed Black female doctor, was honored for her accomplishments Friday. Governor Jared Polis declared January 22, Dr. Justina Ford Day. The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center celebrated Ford with a virtual event joined by former patients.
When the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Denver in mid-December, state and local leaders let out a collective sigh of relief. The vaccines, which are more than 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 infections, were a step closer to ending the pandemic, Gov. Jared Polis said at the time.
Applications to the University of Colorado School of Medicine increased significantly this year, and the pandemic may explain part of the reasoning.
As reports emerge across the country of health facilities throwing out unused and spoiled Covid-19 vaccines, some state governments are failing to track the wastage as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaving officials coordinating immunization efforts blind to exactly how many of the precious, limited doses are going into the trash and why.
As the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) tries to address slow vaccination rates for communities of color, two local medical experts are giving their suggestions for effectively addressing racial equity for vaccine distribution.
In requests for extreme risk protection orders filed last year, petitioners described individuals who have threatened suicide, intimate partner violence, and shootings at schools and workplaces, according to preliminary data analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado.
It is clear 2020 was a challenging year for everyone in health care, including those in nephrology.
Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday said second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine should be available to Coloradans on time whether the state gets a boost in supply of the vaccine or not.
It’s a pervasive problem in Colorado. Scammers seem to be taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by filing fake unemployment claims using stolen identities. And now, those fraudsters are creating even more headaches as victims try to file their 2020 tax returns.
About 40,000 older Coloradans will get their first COVID-19 shot a few weeks earlier than initially planned after the state on Monday ordered providers to stop holding back second doses.
With more and more neurologists now having been vaccinated, several scenarios have arisen for which there is no clear guidance and for which policies have varied across institutions. We asked experts in neurovirology and neuroimmunology to consider those situations based on real-life questions from our readers.
The vaccine’s arrival in Colorado last month was rightly celebrated by the governor and others.
Operation Warp Speed has hit another speed bump: Now that the vaccines are rolling out, how are we supposed to get everyone to their vaccination appointments, twice?
Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine.
Learn sun safety tips and resources at COMelanoma.org and find out how you can reduce your risk of skin cancer.
As COVID-19 cases surged in Colorado in the late fall, the rare illness that impacts children followed suit at the end of the year.
My 4-year-old daughter is pretty tough when it comes to medical procedures. The flu shot? Not even a flinch. Stitches in her forehead? No big deal. Years earlier, she calmly watched as a nurse pricked her finger and squeezed the blood, drop by drop, into a tiny vial to test it for lead.
Colorado’s long-term care facility administrators are concerned about the alarming number of their staff who are refusing the coronavirus vaccine, reigniting a debate over whether workers can be required to get the shot.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine was an obvious move for surgery fellow Dr. Kweku Hazel.
A Southern Colorado father gives his son the gift of life a second time with an organ donation.
“We haven’t had any specimen positive for [enterovirus] D68 … at our
site in Colorado since July, and my colleagues around the country also
saw very little,” said Kevin Messacar, a pediatric infectious-disease
physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado [and associate professor of
pediatrics at CU School of Medicine]. “We also have not seen
significant influenza or RSV on our wards in Colorado. All the most
common childhood infections that land children in the hospital —
influenza, croup, bronchiolitis — we are not seeing.”
The biggest obstacle to getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to everyone who wants one in Colorado is the supply chain from the federal government according to Gov. Jared Polis and hospital leaders.
Mass screening identified a high prevalence of celiac disease among children, according to study results.
Back in the spring, the pleas for donated plasma from coronavirus survivors were desperate. Doctors hoped then that the antibodies from survivors’ blood could save the sickest patients from succumbing to the virus.
You couldn't see Edgar Redondo's smile because he was wearing a mask.
Researchers announced Monday they are recruiting potential study participants for another COVID-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial.
Health experts are weighing in on what pregnant and nursing mothers or women trying to conceive should consider when getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
A push to get the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved Colorado communities will see a direct impact later this week in Aurora.
A Colorado woman who is believed to be one of the youngest women in the U.S. to ever develop ovarian cancer has lost her fight. Peyton Linafelter was diagnosed at age 16. She died Nov. 24, 2020, at age 20.
Traveling has always come with complications, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it more challenging than ever. Our By The Way Concierge column will take your travel dilemmas to the experts to help you navigate the new normal. Want to see your question answered? Submit it here.
Many hospitals are not yet distributing vaccines to those 70 and over nearly a week after the governor announced the age group was eligible.
As schools shifted to distance learning and extracurricular activities were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, many kids lost vital resources for maintaining their mental health.
U.S. college football players don’t accurately estimate their risk of concussion or injury, according to a recently released report.
After months of meetings with an advisory panel, the administration of Gov. Jared Polis developed a strategy for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and a gradual rollout to ensure that health care workers and Coloradans living and working in eldercare facilities were the first to be protected.
Talks about how to mass vaccinate the public with the COVID-19 vaccine are well underway in Colorado, with hospital systems like UCHealth remaining confident they have the staff to meet the eventual demand.
Mothers who drink cow's milk while breastfeeding may reduce their child's risk of developing food allergies, a new Swedish study suggests.
College football players may underestimate their risk of injury and concussion, according to a recent study out of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Lately, conversations during family dinner in Erika Cardenas’ home are focused on how everyone got sick with COVID-19.
In March, doctors at hospitals around the world tried anything that seemed like it might work against a new virus that was killing their patients.
An easier-to-spread variant of Covid-19 detected in the U.S. could intensify the virus’s surge, if it hasn’t already, boosting the urgency for a speedier, more effective vaccine push.
The idea that the vaccine has been developed too fast has flooded many corners of the internet. Some insist one year is nowhere near enough time to vet a drug to be taken by the masses.
UCHealth is now offering COVID vaccinations to current patients over the age of 70. Eligible patients are chosen through a lottery system and notified through the patient portal notification system.
“It gives them information on the locations, times that they can
potentially come and it’s still by appointment only. People should not
be showing up hoping that they’ll get a vaccine,” said Michelle
Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention with UCHealth [and
professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
First came the outcry in a Denver newspaper op-ed, arguing that Colorado’s coronavirus vaccination plan would bring relief to a man who fatally shot four people before it protected the author’s law-abiding, 78-year-old father.
For Alec Grimes, the month of December is a reminder of how fast life can change.
"At the drop of a hat, everything can change. I was in a burn ICU one day and I never thought I would’ve been," the 25-year-old said.
Thousands of Coloradans who are eager to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations are learning the process isn’t going to be as simple as calling and setting up an appointment at their own convenience. Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that all residents over the age of 70 are now allowed to receive their vaccinations.
Lung scarring, fatigue, chest and muscle pain and intermittent fever are among the long-term side effects that could be caused by COVID-19, particularly in seniors.
The medical community in Colorado is weighing in on B.1.1.7, the new COVID-19 variant discovered in the state this week. A 20-year-old man in Elbert County has the first confirmed case in the U.S. He is in isolation and has no history of travel to the United Kingdom, where the variant was first discovered.
Colorado’s major health care systems are working to keep up with the state’s changing plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Denver-area hospitals say we could know in the next few weeks whether Colorado will experience any sort of baby boom as a result of the pandemic.
Global health technology leader Royal Philips and continuous health monitoring company BioIntelliSense will receive nearly $2.8 million from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to validate BioIntelliSense’s FDA-cleared BioSticker wearable device for early COVID-19 symptom detection.
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is one step closer to opening up their vaccination clinics to existing patients over the age of 75. Over the weekend, the hospital vaccinated a small group of those patients through a pilot program.
Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers continue to trend in the right direction at the tail-end of the holiday season, despite preparations for a potential surge.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow, accounts for almost 20,000 new cases of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Denise Wood lives alone in Denver, and that's how she’s spending Christmas this year — alone.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, medical residents at the CU School of Medicine have been working with COVID-19 patients. As the hospitals they work at started to get Pfizer vaccines for frontline health care workers this month, residents were excited and relieved. But, in the first week of vaccine distribution they said they were treated as less of a priority than other medical professionals working with COVID-19 patients.
As of Tuesday, more than 38,000 Coloradans had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
A Colorado doctor says the latest order of 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which will come by July of next year, could help end the COVID-19 pandemic in a matter of weeks.
Proper hand hygiene is essential to reduce COVID-19 transmission and preserve skin barrier integrity, according to a review published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is relatively simple in Colorado. Frontline healthcare workers get the shot at their hospitals and nursing home residents at their homes. Future phases present many logistical challenges, many of which are still being sorted through.
In the spring of 2020, praising front-line health-care workers was all the rage. Many of these too-often-underpaid heroes were putting in daunting hours, quarantining from their children and loved ones and, in some cases, dying from the very pandemic they were trying to stop; praising them was the least we could do.
Now that the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the “getting shots in arms” phase of the rollout is underway, it’s raising questions about what a society with a safe and effective vaccine will look like.
On Nov. 30, at the Colorado legislature’s special session legislative session regarding COVID-19 relief, state Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, was photographed wearing a mask over his head for over 10 minutes and greeting his colleagues with no facial covering on.
Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of heart problems in obese teens with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.
By now, it's largely taken as gospel that overconsumption of sugar is one of the most prevalent and insidious causes of weight gain.
Americans have spent much of the Covid-19 pandemic blaming one another for the coronavirus’s spread.
Jeff Wittenauer started feeling sick at the end of November, and by Dec. 1, he tested positive for COVID-19.
More than 30,000 Americans volunteered for Stage 3 of the Moderna vaccine clinical trial. More than 200 of them are in Colorado.
Over 12,000 newly approved Moderna vaccine doses are headed to a dozen facilities in the state.
Medical schools around the country have seen a surge in applications this year, that some have dubbed the “Fauci effect,” after the country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
As medical workers begin to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a local hospital system is deploying a wearable device made by a Golden company to monitor their health.
More than nine months into the pandemic, the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Colorado this week — and within hours hospitals began injecting doses into the arms of staffers who work most closely with virus-stricken patients.
Tens of thousands of healthcare workers in Colorado are now officially finished with their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
I went on a blind date. OKCupid, I think.
Among the groups at high risk of dying from COVID-19, people with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, stand out: If infected, they are five times more likely to be hospitalized and 10 times more likely to die than ordinary people, according to a large study published by U.K. researchers in October. Other recent studies back up this high risk, finding that people with Down syndrome are more likely to get severely ill in the hospital—and that their risk of dying from COVID-19 climbs alarmingly once they hit 40 years old.
A fraction of recovered COVID-19 patients are struggling with a long-lasting side effect that prevents them from enjoying common foods.
Dr. Matthew Salzberg was out doing some errands at holiday time a few hours after getting his COVID-19 vaccine shot.
While current trends related to the COVID-19 data are moving downward, Denver leaders stressed Thursday that letting up even a small amount could lead to numbers trending upward once again.
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, there is some promising health news when it comes to the flu. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says they are seeing a lower number of cases than usual for this time of year.
Colorado’s second allocation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will contain nearly 30% fewer doses than originally expected, state officials confirmed Friday.
Before dawn Thursday morning, Montana Nash finished another 12-hour shift as a nurse in the intensive care unit at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood and hurried to her next appointment.
Telehealth is nothing new for Children’s Hospital Colorado, but since the pandemic began its services have skyrocketed in the region.
The coronavirus pandemic has officially lasted as long as most pregnancies, but with the first doses of the vaccine now administered, the end is officially in sight. But, what if you actually are pregnant? Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for you and your baby?
UCHealth began vaccinations for health care workers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Thursday. Some high-risk recipients are being monitored with a BioButton medical grade device, a remote vital sign monitor that allows doctors to keep track of the patient.
As vaccine distribution begins across Colorado, health experts are optimistic the end to the pandemic may be just months away. But some are already gearing up for what will happen next.
As COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward and vaccinations begin in Denver, city officials are urging residents to remain diligent and continue to follow public health orders.
Within a week of one another, two major pharmaceutical companies have announced positive early results from their COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Arctic ground squirrels can survive harsh winters with below-freezing temps by holing up for some eight months without eating. These hibernators “live at the most extreme edge of existence, just barely hovering over death, and we don’t fully understand how this works,” says Sarah Rice, a biochemist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza) as a treatment for adolescents who are obese. The medicine adds a third option for adolescents who want to try medication to treat obesity.
Did you know that eating soup could prevent obesity, and consuming grapes and blueberries may improve college students’ cognitive function? These two findings come from some of the latest research on nutrition science. But the results are also from a subset of studies backed by food manufacturers. A paper published December 16 in PLOS ONE reports that more than 13 percent of peer-reviewed studies in 10 of the top nutrition science journals had connections to the food industry—and of those, more than half reported findings favorable to business interests.
When Charles Wynn received the email to participate in the clinical trial for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, he almost deleted it.
As of Wednesday, roughly 860 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Colorado and state health officials said health care workers are looking forward to being inoculated.
Prenatal vitamins are essential for pregnant women. Studies show more than 120,000 babies will be born with birth defects in the United States this year. The March of Dimes says up to seven in ten could be prevented if expectant mothers took a prenatal vitamin. Folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D are all essential for your unborn baby. And now, another nutrient is being added to the list to not only help the babies brain development, but also, protect them from COVID-19. Ivanhoe has the details.
It’s well-known that human beings have a handful of fundamental needs that sustain life. Depending on who you ask, the five most basic requirements are usually food, clean water and air, shelter, and sleep. While fulfilling all of these everyday demands can be challenging for vulnerable populations in the United States, the need that is often most perplexingly difficult to meet, regardless of life circumstance, is sleep. In fact, roughly one-third of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven-hour allotment of nightly Zs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the tumult of 2020 hasn’t exactly served as an effective lullaby.
Vaccines won’t end this pandemic. Vaccination will.
Coloradans who have had COVID-19 will get equal access to vaccines, according to Gov. Jared Polis.
According to a study presented at the 2020 Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting, radiation therapy may provide some benefit for patients with high-risk non–muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), though the quality of evidence in this current setting is low.
The reaction from women was swift over the weekend after a controversial op-ed in The Wall Street Journal called on future United States first lady Dr. Jill Biden to drop the "Dr." from her title.
Erin Kuhlman's backyard is covered in fruit trees. Apple, peach and pear trees are mostly bare now, leaves scattered on the ground. Her dog, Bear, barks on and off at the birds foraging for food. In front of her are the La Plata Mountains, and to the south are mesa tops that form a long range.
Serious neurologic complications in patients with COVID-19 are not limited to the severely ill, new research confirms.
Colorado researchers have played a role in everything from COVID-19 vaccine trials to studying the most effective way to distribute early doses.
UCHealth has been preparing for the arrival of the vaccine. Part of the
plans have included finding rooms to administer the shots — a feat
made trickier by the fact that the facilities need to be large enough for
people to follow public health guidelines and stay at least 6 feet apart,
said Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention
[and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. UCHealth also
has ordered more ultra-cold freezers to help store and redistribute
Pfizer’s vaccine. “We know that we will be the keeper, but it’s not all
ours,” Barron said.
On the eve of the first doses arriving in Colorado, hospital staff are prepared to become some of the first people in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Michelle Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention at UCHealth
[and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], says they
weren’t entirely sure how many doses they would receive until the
official announcement from the state. “We had no idea what to
anticipate. We were just hopeful we were going to and we were hoping
that we would have enough for what is now the 1A grouping,” Barron
William R. Hiatt, MD, a pioneer in the field of clinical vascular medicine and cardiovascular research, died December 8, 2020. He was 70 years old.
In Philadelphia, public health officials think block captains may be more effective than football stars in persuading people to get coronavirus vaccines.
Sean T. O’Leary, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado’s Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, and colleagues reported on the number of vaccinations that were administered to children aged 0 to 2 years, 3 to 9 years and 10 to 17 years from Jan. 5 — before the COVID-19 pandemic — through May 2.
If you ask Dr. Ben Usatch how many COVID-19 patients he’s treated in the past nine months, the answer is too many to count.
Gov. Jared Polis warned Friday that even with thousands of doses of the first COVID-19 vaccine just days away from Colorado, masks and distancing will remain the best way to control the virus for months to come.
Prenatal vitamins are essential for pregnant women. Studies show more than 120,000 babies will be born with birth defects in the United States this year. The March of Dimes says up to seven in 10 could be prevented if expectant mothers took a prenatal vitamin.
The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy a delicious cookie platter. However, there is one type you may want to avoid if you have food allergies. Fox reports that a holiday cookie platter sold at Publix stores is being recalled because it might contain pecans, which aren't listed in the ingredients.
With the help of infectious disease specialists from UCHealth and Denver Health, we explored what life could look like after people start getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee on Thursday voted to recommend emergency approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. While a final decision from the FDA isn't expected for the next several days, the vaccination campaign - if approved - will mark a major step that could finally conquer the outbreak.
DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado hospitals are busy finalizing distribution plans for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine days before the shipments could arrive in the state.
An Aurora doctor is helping lead a push to allow more gay and bisexual men to donate corneas and other tissues after death.
Denver police officers are among the 217 participants of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine trial at UCHealth. Moderna, whose vaccine is currently in phase 3 of a clinical trial, may seek emergency approval from the federal government as soon as next week.
As the Food and Drug Administration is set to meet Thursday to possibly approve the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, public health leaders are prepared to confront vaccine hesitancy.
After two healthcare workers experienced an allergic reaction from the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Britain regulators are warning individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions against receiving the vaccine.
After Dr. Anthony Fauci said the average person in Colorado could start to get vaccinated by mid- to late April, it appears that timeline has already taken a step back in a matter of just a week.
Ben Carson, Chris Christie and Donald J. Trump are not the sturdiest candidates to conquer the coronavirus: older, in some cases overweight, male and not particularly fit. Yet all seem to have gotten through Covid-19, and all have gotten an antibody treatment in such short supply that some hospitals and states are doling it out by lottery.
Menopause, like menstruation, is often talked about in whispers. We don’t shout about reaching the period of life when we’re no longer fertile, perhaps because many of the symptoms of menopause are intensely personal: Hot flashes. Night sweats. Weight gain. Mood swings. Painful sex. Insomnia.
People around the world saw light at the end of the coronavirus pandemic tunnel Tuesday, after a woman in the United Kingdom received the first vaccination for COVID-19. Americans could start receiving the coronavirus vaccine later this month, but research shows a large number of minorities aren’t interested.
UCHealth is preparing for COVID-19 vaccines to arrive, which could come in the next few weeks.
Britain on Tuesday became the first country in the world to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE , initially making the shot available at 50 hospitals.
Marlon Reis, the partner of Gov. Jared Polis, was released from the hospital Tuesday after contracting coronavirus 10 days ago and checking into the hospital for treatment over the weekend.
D.C. maternal health startup Babyscripts has raised millions of dollars in fresh funding from a group of health systems and organizations amid heightened demand fueled by a pandemic-era surge in telemedicine.
Here’s a simple question for a pandemic where nothing is ever as simple as it seems: When should college students living in dorms get the coronavirus vaccine?
Americans have made no secret of their skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines, with fears of political interference and a "warp speed" timeline blunting confidence in the shots. As recently as September, nearly half of U.S. adults said they didn't intend to be inoculated.
Hospitals and long-term care facilities in Colorado are trying to figure out how to vaccinate front-line medical workers and people most at risk as COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans get refined.
For the first time in two months, the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in Colorado dramatically dropped last week.
It was an exciting weekend for a Denver singer who is recovering from thyroid cancer.
Health care workers across the country and in Colorado are bracing for an anticipated post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Delaware County announced on Friday its highest daily case count of COVID-19 since the pandemic began and a concern for the hospital system being overrun.
Infectious diseases ran rampant during World War I, with ailments ranging from influenza to trench fever, meningitis and pneumonia plaguing soldiers stationed on the frontlines. Scientists once thought that trench fever, a condition transmitted by body lice, originated during the war, but new research published in the journal PLOS One suggests that it actually dates back to ancient times.
A recent study out of Spain shows that COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital with high blood glucose (sugar) independent of diabetes have an increased risk of mechanical ventilation use, ICU placement, and death.
A report from the Centers for Diseases Control released Friday highlights possible reasons why COVID-19 has disproportionally affected Latinos in Denver, who have the highest rates of infections and hospitalizations in the city.
The sworn members of the Denver Police Department (DPD) have all taken an oath to uphold the constitution of the U.S. and faithfully perform the duties of a police officer.
Will Stanton is heading back to work as a photographer. Only a few weeks ago he was plenty worried about COVID19.
Narrative Expressive Writing, a program out of CU Anschutz, is helping healthcare workers deal with the extreme stresses of work during the pandemic. The anonymous narratives are a window in the the trauma these individuals face daily. The writing program, created by Dr. Meredith Mealer, operates locally and nationally. Participants say they finally feel heard...
As health care workers learn more about how the COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out in Colorado, some are reminded of the challenges they faced during the H1N1 flu pandemic more than a decade earlier.
Many Colorado hospitals are busier than they have been at any point since the pandemic began.
"What’s going to happen to me?" is a question Ravi Turman asked herself over and over after being diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year. Months later, she's still asking the same question.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced Wednesday that it has identified 16 locations statewide with ultra-cold freezers that can store a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
According to a new theory, Venus figurines, one of the world's earliest examples of art, weren't symbols of beauty or fertility, as has been previously suggested.
During a virtual news conference with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Dr. Anthony Fauci said front line workers and at-risk populations will get the vaccine first, but the average person in Colorado could start to get vaccinated by mid- to late April.
Health care workers are expected to be first in line to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available.
It is always a bit politically charged because different people have
different motivations,” said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for
Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. “But it has
played out in spades with the COVID pandemic because there is such
a lot of political motivation to say, ‘Oh, it’s not that many people. It’s
not so dangerous
Women weighed in on Twitter, in response to Silver's tweet to
#WomenInMedicine: “If you are thinking of leaving #medicine & need
a reason to stay: we value you & need you”. In reply, Emmy Betz,
associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of
Colorado School of Medicine, said via Twitter, “I’ve had lots of
conversations with women considering leaving medicine.”
There have been many questions about what a surge on top of another surge could mean for Colorado.
“When I first started to think about the focus of this address, I could never have imagined this year. We have all been affected by COVID-19," he said. "It's redefined our lives, and the efforts of the medical community have been distinguished."
Health experts say some COVID-19 patients are developing blood clots, including a 26-year-old Colorado Springs woman who says she was diagnosed with blood clots while recovering from virus.
Rob Janson said it was a simple decision to sign up for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine trial in August He got the injections through UCHealth.
Frankie Jeney, a third-year University of Colorado medical student,
asked Carlin about his health, too. He took a brief medical history,
found out what medications Carlin is on and made arrangements to fill
In October 2020, the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science elected 489 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology during the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting.
Infectious disease experts say a surge in COVID-19 cases are likely around the corner, following Thanksgiving gatherings and travel. Hospital officials tell CBS4 they’re prepared.
Although the incidence of stroke is increasing steadily among young adults, the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains stable, a new analysis suggests.
The holiday season may be the perfect—or the worst!—time to broach the topic of exercise. We all know physical movement is good for us, but which workouts are best for people aging with HIV?
Coloradans who once scrambled to find any sort of cleaning supplies to scrub down the surfaces of their homes and offices are now turning to other supplies to help combat COVID.
The COVID-19 vaccine is expected at Denver Health in just a few weeks. This comes on the same day that Colorado successfully completed a simulation to help prepare for the arrival of the coronavirus vaccine.
Children’s Hospital in Aurora is seeking platelet donors who could
make the difference between “a child bleeding to death or living to see
Christmas,” according to its doctor in charge of transfusions. “That’s
really blunt, but it’s the truth,” said Kyle Annen, medical director for
transfusion service at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Anschutz Medical
Campus [and assistant professor of pathology at CU School of
A lot has happened on the COVID-19 vaccine front over the course of the past week. Pfizer and BioNTech have asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization for their vaccine. Modern and AstraZeneca, who each released vaccine efficacy data, are also preparing to request FDA emergency use authorization (EUA).
Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, Colorado doctors and scientists have a growing study sample: tens of thousands of people in the state who have survived COVID-19.
Actress Melissa Gilbert was all smiles after her "wildly successful" spinal surgery.
At a recent visit to the Veterans Affairs clinic in the Bronx, Barry, a decorated Vietnam veteran, learned that he belonged to a very exclusive club. According to a new A.I.-assisted algorithm, he was one of several hundred V.A. patients nationwide, of six million total, deemed at imminent risk of suicide.
Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. But why?
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may not have an increased risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but their risks and outcomes are the targets of ongoing investigation, explained John 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
In 2020, telemedicine truly, finally hit the mainstream in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic essentially forced healthcare provider organizations, the government and payers to embrace telehealth as an essential way to enable physicians to see patients.
College roommates are usually the essence of close contact.
Suicide among veterans set record highs last year statewide and in El Paso County, with more than one dying by suicide every week.
The line of cars waiting for a COVID-19 test in the Water World parking is as long as it’s ever been.
Alexa Huesgen Hobbs is tired of listening to some people about COVID-19.
It’s difficult to put into words how hard COVID-19 is hitting rural America’s hospitals. North Dakota has so many cases, it’s allowing asymptomatic COVID-19-positive nurses to continue caring for patients to keep the hospitals staffed. Iowa and South Dakota have teetered on the edge of running out of hospital capacity.
Like other hospitals around the state taking in more and more pandemic patients, Denver Health, the region’s go-to hospital for people with little or no insurance, faces a dual-threat: a shortage of workers and a rise in coronavirus cases that could spike after Thanksgiving.
The combination of an investigational cell therapy using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and pembrolizumab induced responses among a small cohort of patients with metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, study results showed.
Extra self-care education and outpatient check-ins weren't enough to prevent events for long among heart failure (HF) patients who visited the emergency department (ED) without hospitalization, a randomized trial found.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that many pregnant Black Americans have low levels of choline, an essential nutrient that aids in prenatal brain development. Stress caused by institutional racism may play a role.
Infections and hospitalizations around the country from COVID-19 are rising quickly, as the United States just surpassed 250,000 deaths from COVID-19. The country is also setting records for the number of positive coronavirus cases. It has forced states to consider similar shutdown measures to the ones we saw in spring.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has surpassed surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) as the procedure of choice for aortic valve replacement in the United States, a new report of registry data shows.
Does squeezing and turning the cap on the prescription drug bottle seem a little tougher lately? How about opening that jar of tomato sauce? Are you struggling to close the buttons on your favorite shirt? Trouble with gripping, grabbing, pinching and holding things can happen at any age, but “it's around age 60 when we commonly see symptoms of hand-strength loss and loss of dexterity,” says Kia Washington, M.D., associate professor of surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Across the UCHealth system, the mortality rate, length of hospital stay and need for ventilators for COVID-19 patients has decreased by about 50% from the spring, said Soniya Fidler, president of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Pfizer announced in a tweet on Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate met all primary efficacy endpoints in a phase 3 clinical trial, and that it planned to file for emergency use authorization “within days.”
A UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital doctor in Aurora says rapid testing for the novel coronavirus should not be trusted.
A second coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., that was tested on Colorado volunteers, is proving to be highly effective in the trials. Both participants and doctors at UCHealth are optimistic about the results shared on Monday. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective according to preliminary data from the company.
Dr. Jenna Glover says that encouraging kids to share their ideas for family gatherings could help them accept the changes. She adds that parents should also emphasize that smaller gatherings are still worth celebrating.
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is one of 99 sites across the US that is participating in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial.
It's an urgent plea from hospitals and health officials coping with a surge in COVID-19 patients: They say Colorado is at "a pivotal juncture," and that "everyone needs to step up and fully participate in mitigation tactics to ensure the state's health care system doesn't get overloaded."
But an arrest is not the only action that can help prevent future
violence, said Emmy Betz, director of the Firearm Prevention Initiative
at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. “It’s not just
punitive criminal justice, though that’s important in many cases, but it’s
about the factors that led to it and trying to stop the violence there,”
she said. “You need larger community programs and policies that are
addressing those underlying issues as well.”
Despite the pandemic — or maybe, because of it — early season skiing is attracting a good crowd.
You’re probably gearing up for a very different Thanksgiving than years past during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some traditions, like baking the perfect pumpkin pie, aren’t in jeopardy, but with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautioning against large indoor gatherings, you might be wondering if it’s safe to host Friendsgiving in 2020. If you’re already planning a guest list, curating a menu, and crafting individualized place settings, you may be getting ahead of yourself.
Pfizer and BioNTech announced this week that their vaccine was 90 percent effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in clinical trials.
Some hospitals in Colorado, both urban and rural, are issuing clear warning signs about the months to come.
Veterans have fought for our freedom, and some never stopped serving, finding themselves on the frontline of this pandemic.
About a month into the pandemic, Dr. Michelle Barron, professor at the CU School of Medicine specializing in infectious diseases, took the advice she had been giving others for years and sought the help of a therapist.
For most slopes in America, November signals the start of ski and snowboard season. Millions of travelers make their way to the mountains every winter dreaming of fresh powder.
As college students prepare to go home for Thanksgiving, families and universities are taking steps to try and curb the spread of COVID over the holidays
If you get a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result, you may think you’re in the clear. But according to health officials, testing negative could actually give you a false sense of security.
Colorado hit a record with more than 40,000 COVID-19 tests administered in a single day. Coronavirus cases continue to soar throughout the state and more people are lining up to get tested. Colorado has dozens of testing locations, but the increased demand is draining supply.
There are now 1,304 hospitalized COVID patients in Colorado, surpassing a record set in April and marking a grim low point in this latest spike.
New tools and fewer deaths are silver linings in the COVID-19 storm, but specialists still worry Colorado’s third wave will outpace even the pandemic’s early days.
As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations due to the virus reach record heights in Colorado, there is one metric so far resisting the same kind of upward pull.
We are emergency physicians practicing on the frontlines of the pandemic, witnessing firsthand the consequences of a public health response in disarray as COVID-19 continues to flare throughout the country.
Some people may have antibodies after catching the common cold that could also offer some level of protection against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), a preliminary new study has found. And that seems to be particularly true for kids.
Researchers in Colorado and across the country are recruiting participants for a study that is looking into whether Regeneron’s experimental coronavirus antibody cocktail can not only be used as a treatment, but also a way to prevent COVID-19 infection.
It's only the beginning of winter in Colorado, but intensive care units (ICUs) are already filling up and local hospitals are preparing for COVID-19 to get much worse.
The Colorado Hospital Association is sounding the alarm given the number of hospitalizations the state is seeing right now. There are more than 1,100 people in Colorado hospitals suffering from coronavirus — the most the state has seen since the pandemic started.
As COVID-19 enters another week of its third wave, Colorado’s medical staff increasingly feel the their own version of the pandemic fatigue gripping Colorado. Nationally, healthcare workers suffer spikes in depression, anxiety and general burn-out. Colorado is no different.
Drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. announced Monday that its vaccine is 90% effective against COVID-19. If those results hold steady on a larger scale and the vaccine continues to prove safe, this could end the pandemic. But it won't turn off with the flip of a switch.
Iam a proud member of the research community here in Colorado, having been a professor of immunology at the University of Colorado for the last 16 years. During these difficult times, we at the CU-Anschutz Medical Campus have done much to alter our normal research programs to address the pandemic and its impact on Coloradans.
Every time Donna Thornburg attached her artificial leg, it was an equal measure of necessity and pain. After a car accident led to her leg amputation in 2017, she spent weekends only doing things like playing bingo. But even that hurt, because prolonged sitting twisted the leg …
As Denver’s “Home by 10” regulation goes into effect, local hospitals prepare for more COVID-19 cases.
Categorizing patients into eosinophilic and noneosinophilic subtypes enables better targeted treatment, emphasized Anne Reihman, MD, third-year pulmonary and critical care fellow, University of Colorado, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine.
The second I woke up this morning, I picked up my phone and checked my email before catching up on Instagram and Twitter. I spent the next eight or so hours switching between browser tabs for Gmail, Zoom, and Google Docs to work.
A COALITION INCLUDING doctors and gun shop owners is seeking new ways to save lives in a Western state where three-quarters of all gun deaths are suicides.
Colorado hasn’t turned the tide on its rising coronavirus spread, according to new data released by the state.
Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have reached an all-time in Colorado, surpassing the peak from April, Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) said during an update Thursday afternoon about the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and new modeling.
If you feel absolutely awful on the eve of the election, take comfort in this: You’re not alone.
The numbers and graphs that fill the state’s COVID-19 data portal are determining how Coloradans live and what restrictions are in place to slow the spread of the virus.
Bart Bartholomew noticed the changes in his wife soon after the coronavirus pandemic began.
As a scientist, Ankita Arora, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of
Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, said she has been alarmed by
the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, in
particular the president’s spreading of misinformation. Likewise, she is
disturbed by the administration’s attitude toward climate change,
which the president has called a “hoax.” “This is American politics,”
Arora, who is from India, said, “but it affects the whole world.”
Patients with focal nonmotor seizures experienced a delay from first seizure to diagnosis that was 10 times longer than patients with motor seizures at the time of onset, according to findings published in Epilepsia.
Criticism was swift following Denver Public Schools’ decision to scale back in-person classes and extend remote learning to more grades and for longer periods of time. Much of it echoed a complaint The Denver Post has heard from parents since the summer: The district isn’t prioritizing what’s best for students.
Wednesday marked one of the largest jumps in COVID-19 hospitalizations Colorado has seen during the pandemic. Cases are also on the rise, but the data also shows our hospitals have become much better at treating people with the virus.
As wildfires raged up and down the Pacific Coast last month, families across California and Oregon lived in – and breathed in — smoky, toxic air for weeks. Many days, the region's air quality ranked among the worst in the world.
The pandemic is pushing more people away from getting their routine health exams and checkups and doctors are concerned it could lead to an epidemic of its own.
When adults with Down syndrome contract COVID-19, their risk of dying is much higher than the norm, a large, new study finds.
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is looking for people to participate in a clinical trial targeting COVID prevention.
Feeding babies the right healthy foods during a critical window of time may help set them up for better health as adults, emerging research suggests.
As COVID-19 spreads through rural America, new infection numbers are rising to peaks not seen during this pandemic and pushing hospitals to their limits. Many towns are experiencing their first major outbreaks, but that doesn’t mean rural communities had previously been spared the devastating impacts of the pandemic.
During the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aurora Contract Detention Facility, which houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, saw a few staffers test positive for the coronavirus. It wasn't until mid-May that a handful of detainees at the facility, which is run by private-prison company GEO Group through a contract with ICE, tested positive for the virus.
“It’s only available through clinical trials so we have a chance to really
evaluate if it works,” said Brian Montague, an infectious disease
physician [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of
Medicine], who is leading one of those clinical trials.
High sugar intake has always been associated with obesity and diabetes. A recent research has discovered that excessive sugar consumption may also worsen the condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome (ADHD) and bipolar disorder.
For people experiencing homelessness, having a pet can provide valuable companionship, mental health benefits, security and opportunities for responsibility and self-redemption.
Pediatric neurologists and other specialists who work with children with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders discuss the challenges of transitioning them to adult neurology care. And they offer strategies for managing sometimes difficult to manage behaviors as these children grow into their teen and young adult years.
Access to and knowledge of rapid respiratory pathogen (RRP) testing capability in pediatric emergency department (ED) settings is actually associated with an increased likelihood of antibiotic prescribing, according to surprising new findings presented at IDWeek 2020.
AristaMD is a telehealth company providing an electronic consultation
platform for primary care providers. The platform includes clinical
workup checklists and is designed to integrate with clinical workflows.
In recent months, AristaMD partnered with the University of Colorado
School of Medicine to expand its virtual consultations platform and
added Ascension Ventures as an investing company to complete a
$24 million Series B funding round.
Teen vaping is a critical public health problem in America. It is worse in Colorado — and worse still in Mesa County, where a staggering 51% of Mesa County high schoolers have used vaping products, including 32% of students who currently vape.
Much ink has been spilled over the coming presidential election, which will be historic in many ways, not least of which is the fact that it's being conducted during a global pandemic.
State leaders warn of a rapid rise in the number of Coloradans in hospitals with COVID-19. At least 417 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases in the state. That’s the most since May 23. If the trend holds, health officials worry the numbers could go higher.
Focal epilepsy patients with hard-to-detect, subtle seizures experienced long delays to diagnoses and treatment, and those delays were tied to a high occurrence of motor vehicle accidents, a cross-sectional study showed.
What makes someone healthy? Is it the numbers measured in blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and body weight? Or is it the wellbeing of the body, mind and spirit?
As COVID cases continue to surge, many people are wondering if they need to cancel their Thanksgiving plans.
COVID-19 vaccine development (so far) unfazed by virus mutations
The holidays are typically the busiest time of year for travel. According to AAA, a record 115.6 million Americans were expected to travel in the 2019 holiday season.
Doctors: Testing is key to tracking COVID-19, but how and when makes a big difference
Colorado’s hospitals have some advantages now they didn’t have this spring, even if the third wave of COVID-19 cases continues to grow. But what will happen if the flu hits at the same time is anyone’s guess.
Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check.
A popular scrubs company offended DOs and women in medicine alike with a video that appeared to mock doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs, and women health care professionals.
We know that obesity prevalence continues to increase, that metabolic syndrome follows and a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes is now before us.
Diets high in sugar may increase a person's risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder and aggressive behaviors, according to a report published Friday by the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.
A huge, global study of potential medications to treat Covid-19 suggests remdesivir — one of the few available drugs for the virus — may offer no real benefit to the sickest patients. But doctors on the front lines of treating severe cases advise caution when interpreting the findings.
Gov. Jared Polis and state health officials outlined their distribution plan for a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, explaining that whenever doses become available, there will not be enough for the state. The Colorado plan releases doses in three phases prioritizing those most in need and most likely to be exposed to the coronavirus.
Last month, not long after President Donald Trump said the U.S. military will help distribute millions of doses of a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine, a conspiracy theory quickly went viral. Stories falsely claiming that the government “plans to force a vaccine on everyone” were quickly debunked by fact-checking websites, but the idea took hold in some of the more paranoid corners of Facebook and YouTube.
Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms has come a long way in the past decade, but some low risks remain, particularly for certain groups of women. But new naturally occurring estrogens are on the horizon and may provide safer options with similar efficacy for treating hot flashes and other symptoms, researchers report.
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) among youth who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be lower than previously reported, new research suggests.
It has now been seven months since the pandemic began, and there are still a lot of questions about the best ways to treat patients with COVID-19.
Some COVID-19 patients are still dealing with lingering problems months after they were discharged, and many are getting help at the Post COVID Clinic at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.
“Collaborations like this are crucial in moving research forward and
advancing and expanding clinical testing to as many members of our
community as possible,” Kathleen Barnes, professor and director of
CCPM at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said
in a statement.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans will be needed to test a handful of COVID-19 vaccines in large scale clinical trials.
When it comes to cat allergy, there’s only one sure way to avoid symptoms – stay away from cats. But many cat lovers with allergies would rather live with the sniffling, sneezing and wheezing than live without their beloved pet.
You are driving down the highway listening to music and thinking about a beach vacation in Hawaii when you realize your exit is sooner than you thought. Do you quickly change lanes to try to make your turn or do you keep going and take the next exit?
Fitzsimons Innovation Community is continuing to grow, and despite the setback of one prominent company pausing its expansion, the biotech hub’s newest building is 70% occupied.
There aren’t any perfect options for somebody like Imani Strong, who’s living with a disease that sends her to the hospital multiple times each year, but would face a one-in-20 chance of dying from the only known cure.
Radiology is the most mentally demanding physician specialty and addressing its heavy workload could help to reduce burnout, experts reported recently.
Halloween night might look more frightening than normal this year as uncertainty swirls around what can and can’t be done safely amid COVID-19.
Since ancient times, humankind has sought to understand the guts inside us. Ancient Egyptians handled human organs as they removed them for embalming. Medical manuscripts found in an ancient Chinese tomb may be the earliest-known anatomical writing about the human body. Thousands of years later, do we know how many organs are in the human body?
Some Coloradans are asking if they can receive the same COVID-19 treatment as President Trump.
Along with voting on reducing the state income tax rate and the way property tax rates are assessed, on Nov. 3, Colorado voters will be asked about whether they want to raise the nicotine tax.
Immunopathology changes with age, so older individuals with multiple sclerosis need medications that focus on effects inside the nervous system, explained John 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.
Julie Netzky, an intensive care unit nurse in Denver, can’t get away from work, even when she’s off duty.
Gov. Jared Polis' (D-Colorado) medical advisory group has released a preliminary plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, when it becomes available.
Jose Esparza feared the worst when the chest pains started.
An antibody treatment taken by President Donald Trump after his COVID-19 diagnosis is the focus of clinical trials at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
The University of Colorado awarded approximately $1.4 billion in federal, state, international and foundational research funding to its campuses during the 2019-2020 fiscal years, the fourth consecutive year in which grants exceeded $1 billion.
Giuliana Day says the 22nd week of a woman’s pregnancy is an important milestone.
Young people have suffered less under the COVID-19 virus than older people medically, but experts say the gap has narrowed, and so-called superspreading among the young is a factor.
Coronavirus "antibody cocktails" are experimental right now, and typically only patients participating in a clinical trial can get them.
Half of older gun owners have a plan for transferring gun ownership after death and even fewer have a plan for transferring ownership in the case of impairment, according to a research letter published online Oct. 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Olfactory sensory neurons are nasal neurons that make use of hundreds of different types of odorant receptors to analyze odorous chemicals in our external world and send that information to our brain. These neurons have the unusual ability to undergo turnover throughout life—a process understood to happen due to the special vulnerability of these neurons to environmental insults, such as viruses.
Michigan is among eight states nationally that have not released details about the number of children who've died from novel coronavirus since the pandemic began.
President Donald Trump is touting the success of an experimental antibody cocktail he received to fight COVID-19. The treatment is still being studied. Some Coloradans are participating in the trial.
No matter the age, radiation treatment can be tough on any cancer patient. That’s why UCHealth helped develop a special piece of technology to help reduce anxiety and stress associated with it.
A new group of nonhormonal drugs currently in clinical trials shows strong promise for treating menopausal hot flashes as effectively as hormones, researchers told attendees at the virtual North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2020 Annual Meeting.
Marijuana users appear to need more anesthesia than nonusers, and also more opioids to relieve their pain after surgery, a new, preliminary study reports.
UCHealth is marking a milestone in the fight against coronavirus: 2,000 patients recovering from COVID-19 have now been discharged across the state.
In the early days of the pandemic, President Trump made headlines when he reportedly tried to secure rights to a vaccine from German developer CureVac on behalf of the US government—a move that stirred questions about equity and justice. Should the United States get priority access to the Covid vaccine just because we are the world’s wealthiest nation? Shouldn’t the most vulnerable—no matter their nationality or salary—get vaccinated first?
According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
It’s a never-ending pain, sometimes dull, sometimes sharp, accompanied by stiffness and loss of mobility. Fourteen million people suffer from arthritis in the knee. New numbers show that one out of 12 adults over the age of 25 will have a knee replacement sometime during their lifetime. But one new treatment is hoping to delay a replacement and take the pain away.
This is because it is both costly and invasive, and although the associated risk of bleeding and infection is low, he noted that the consequences are significant.
According to the researchers, amidst the COVID-19 crisis we must look forward to longstanding and good care facilities for palliative care in hospitals. Advice for families is that families should prepare themselves for potential palliative or hospice care for a loved one.
University of Colorado Hospital is conducting clinical trials on an experimental antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the same drug combo given to President Donald Trump under a “compassionate use” request.
The experimental infusion doctors have given to President Trump seeks to counter a problem affecting many older Covid-19 patients: an ineffective immune response.
While the COVID-19 death rate remains small, under 7% according to the CDC, there are still many patients worldwide that experience lasting symptoms after beating the virus.
Throughout its 208-year history, The New England Journal of Medicine has remained staunchly nonpartisan. The world’s most prestigious medical journal has never supported or condemned a political candidate.
The Denver Health and Hospital Authority signed a $3 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to demonstrate the effectiveness of a Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS).
The coronavirus pandemic has hit disproportionately hard in Black and Hispanic communities, where infection rates and death rates have reached staggering levels.
Ketamine is a potent sedative and general anesthetic that has been under scrutiny ever since Aurora paramedics injected Elijah McClain with a heavy dose last year before his death in police custody.
When Julianna Marrone made the difficult decision with her family to place her father, Jay, in long-term care for his dementia, she knew they were in for a long, hard haul.
As several Colorado cities and towns look to cost-cutting measures to offset the devastating impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the state of Colorado continues to shell out millions in tax dollars for a field hospital that has never been used.
Colorado health officials urged people to get a flu vaccination as the state moves toward the influenza season with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still taking place, and announced it has secured thousands of additional vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adults at children.
Health officials in Colorado have ordered thousands of extra doses of the flu vaccine to prepare for the possibility of two serious respiratory viruses — influenza and COVID-19 — hitting the state at the same time.
When I got my flu shot a few days ago, the Walmart pharmacist told me he’s given three times the number of flu shots so far this season compared to past years.
For months, Brent Godfrey worried about what might happen if he contracted COVID-19.
The American Thoracic Society recently convened an expert panel to discuss the latest in COVID-19 news from the front line, including case control, testing and the need for communities to adhere to prevention strategies.
An FDA policy that automatically disqualifies men who have had sex with men in the preceding 5 years from donating corneas cost eye banks an estimated 1,600 donated corneas in 2018.
U.S. and Canadian restrictions on cornea donations from gay and bisexual men prevent thousands of vision-restoring transplants and need to be changed, researchers say.
Smoke from wildfires around the state have been plaguing Denver air for weeks. Sore throats, coughs and stinging eyes are symptoms many people have noticed on hazy days, but the impacts of long term exposure are a mystery.
A Massachusetts construction worker's love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man's heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.
As the United States’ covid-19 death toll moves relentlessly beyond 200,000, data shows that only about 100 children and teenagers have died of the disease, a fatality rate that is drawing wonder from clinicians and increasing interest among researchers hoping to understand why.
Earphones and headphones can be used for all manner of things, from music to podcasts and more, but depending on how solid your sleeping patterns are, you might also be relying on a pair to send you to slumber town. A pair of very small in-ears can last anywhere between three and nine hours of life, and that might just be enough to get you to sleep, provided you’re playing something calming, or even some white noise or the sounds of rain.
The UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver and CU Sports Medicine envisioned a place where individuals could overcome physical and mental challenges to live their best lives. Continuing existing momentum with groundbreaking procedures, the program is designed to maximize performance and injury prevention for athletes, non-athletes and weekend warriors.
For the nearly 80% of Colorado high schools choosing to play fall football, practice officially starts Thursday, with the first games scheduled about two weeks later. Injuries typically come with the sport, but this season there’s some added concern because of what’s happening at the pro level.
Clarence Troutman survived a two-month hospital stay with Covid-19, and then went home in early June. But he's far from over the disease, still suffering from limited endurance, shortness of breath and hands that can be stiff and swollen.
Denver Health Medical Center has discovered at least four people who appear to have been reinfected with the coronavirus, more than four months after contracting the respiratory disease the first time.
ose has announced the new Sleepbuds II, its latest offering designed to help users get better sleep. The company said the new device features technologies that are proven to work, letting people sleep faster than they would without it.
New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.
A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.
With flu season beginning earlier than normal and the COVID-19 pandemic still prevalent, medical experts say everyone should get a flu shot this year. But this doesn't mean it's required to do so for the general public. But what about health care workers?
Michelle Vargas of Granite City, Illinois, has always vaccinated her 10-year-old daughter, Madison. They both typically get flu shots. But when a vaccine for the coronavirus eventually comes out, Vargas will not be giving it to her daughter — even if Madison's school district requires it.
Long-term treatment with dupilumab shows sustained improvement in lung function and reduction in severe exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe asthma, according to new results from a phase 3, open-label extension trial.
AristaMD, an innovative telehealth platform that delivers primary care providers (PCPs) timely and documented specialist insight through eConsults, has partnered with the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU) to expand eConsults to a network of community providers. The partnership begins with Salud Family Health Center, which has 13 clinic locations and serves communities in northeast and southeast Colorado.
Nineteen-year-old Katie Kingston suffered with back pain for seven years. When it caused her to walk with a limp, the teenager from Loveland consulted an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
As Colorado kids sit down at the computer this morning to log on with their teachers, some are doing it without any parental supervision.
NBC News medical contributor Dr. John Torres pulls back the curtain on the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine and gives an in-depth look into the vaccine development process. He also talks about how the CDC’s shifting guidance is causing confusion for the public.
When a baseball player is up to bat and needs to make a split-second decision about whether "to swing, or not to swing" at an unpredictable curveball, there isn't enough time for intellectual or cerebral decision-making. Therefore, pro ball players inadvertently train their "little brain" to automatically make go/no-go decisions through lots of practice, practice, practice—which encodes trial-and-error associative learning.
Know the symptoms. That’s the message a 23-year-old from Parker is hoping to spread for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Some people who survived COVID-19 still aren’t feeling like their old selves. Doctors are seeing more people coming to them with post-COVID-19 symptoms months after they recovered from the initial illness.
Among patients with diabetes and stable CAD, ticagrelor plus aspirin reduced ischemic limb events compared with aspirin alone, according to new data from the THEMIS randomized controlled trial.
On their best days, as they work together to orchestrate and deliver tele-ICU care from different places, bedside and remote teams might feel akin to a symphony, says Dr. Sarah Pletcher, vice president and executive medical director of virtual care at Houston Methodist.
Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests.
Wildfire smoke wasn’t invited to Katya Thronweber and Hannah Bergeman’s wedding. Like any careful party crasher, it snuck in quietly.
Many factors come into play when women enter menopause, making each woman’s experience unique. However, results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) show that women of color tend to enter perimenopause and menopause at earlier ages than their white peers, have longer transition periods, and experience more intense hot flashes and vaginal symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
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.
Parents who choose to forgo or delay their children's vaccinations may quickly find themselves without a pediatrician.
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes hijack brain cells, using the cells' internal machinery to copy itself, according to a new study.
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.
Motherhood is not easy. Breastfeeding is not easy. With the pandemic, both have become even more challenging.
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.
There are many questions regarding how trick-or-treating will by impacted by the pandemic.
After a more than 50 year partnership, Douglas County has announced its intentions to separate from the Tri-County Health Department.
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.
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.
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.
Diabetes treatment centers saw a surge in type 1 diabetes patients that may correlate with the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
The dramatic temperature drop Colorado experienced Tuesday could keep cardiologists on their toes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An infectious disease specialist said Colorado schools are doing well so far when it comes to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 their classrooms.
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.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration has said it's open to making a COVID-19 vaccine available before phase 3 clinical trials are complete.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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:e207410).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two young girls took cover behind a car when a shooter opened fire on a family gathering in a Denver park Sunday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for cardiology.
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.
On Sundays, hugs and smiles are now being replaced by bursts of heart emoticons flying across a screen.
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.
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.”
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.
UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for orthopedics
UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for cancer care
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado is seeing a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. New data Monday shows 275 hospitalizations, 55 more than a week ago.
Goggles will no longer be required for players in high school field hockey, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced.