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MET Amplification Drives Some Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

news outletTechnology Networks
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

A study led by D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, director of thoracic oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and CU Cancer Center member, has helped to define MET amplification as a rare but potentially actionable driver for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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MIT Tech Review

It took a pandemic, but the US finally has (some) centralized medical data

news outletMIT Tech Review
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Covid exposed the fragmented reality of US health records. Now an effort to bring together data from millions of patients is starting to show results.

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Longmont Leader

Ozone Season is upon us, understanding it and how to protect yourself

news outletLongmont Leader
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

Mid-July, the dog days of summer, also marks the midpoint of Colorado’s “ozone season.”

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NBC News

Viruses are landing kids in the ICU this summer, but it's not all Covid

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

An unseasonal surge of winter viruses is landing children in the hospital in the middle of summer.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Loveland woman tests positive for COVID-19 over a month after getting vaccinated

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

 A Loveland woman got quite the surprise after testing positive for COVID-19 more than a month after getting her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. 

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CBS4 Denver

Nearly 148,000 Coloradans Missed Second Dose Of COVID Vaccine

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

There’s still a lot of vaccine hesitancy across the U.S., but millions of people nationwide aren’t getting their second COVID-19 shot either. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, nearly 148,000 Coloradans are late for their second dose.

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OncLive

Dr. Pollyea on Indications for Anti-CD33 Therapy in AML

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine/hematology, and the clinical director of Leukemia Services at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, discusses indications for anti-CD33 therapy in the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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Discover Magazine

How Do Dogs Sniff Out Diseases?

news outletDiscover Magazine
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

With names like BellaDuke and Darwin, detection dogs make headlines on a regular basis for the new sniffing tasks they can accomplish. Dogs that have been trained to pick out bumblebees and COVID-19 infections have both debuted in the past year. And if there’s a limit to what our favorite companions can pick up on, it hasn’t been found yet.

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Today

Woman's 'widowmaker' artery found blocked after smartwatch shows heart rate spike

news outletToday
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

Diane Feenstra wasn’t too terribly alarmed when she felt a little tightness in her chest this spring. Still, she decided to glance at her smartwatch — a birthday present from her husband — to check her pulse.

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Today

New fever guidelines for infants: What parents should know

news outletToday
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

For decades, the care of infants with a fever who were between eight and 60 days old has varied wildly, with some being observed for a just a few hours in the emergency room and others getting a full workup, including a lumbar puncture and other invasive tests and hospitalization that could potentially go on for as long as five days.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Want your kid vaxxed in time for school? Deadline is here

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

Families are running out of time to get their kids ages 12-17 fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in time for the start of the new school year.

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The Gazette

Colorado Springs-area group releases video promoting safe firearms storage to help reduce suicide deaths

news outletThe Gazette
Publish DateJuly 18, 2021

After researching, discussing, strategizing and revising for more than a year on how to correctly convey that storing personal guns safely can help prevent deaths by suicide, a new video from the El Paso County Firearm Safety Workgroup aims to hit the mark in persuading gun owners to voluntarily do so.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘To Those Who Think COVID Is A Hoax, You’re Crazy’: Denver Radio Host Steffan Tubbs Recovering After Being Hospitalized

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 16, 2021

Herd immunity to stop COVID-19 seems like wishful thinking in the U.S. right now. Instead, what is taking place is what some are calling “de-herding.” The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise at an alarming rate despite the availability of the vaccine.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

The more unvaccinated, the more dangerous variants

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 16, 2021

A recent increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide is causing concern in communities, especially those with large percentages of unvaccinated people.

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Healio

More youths with type 1 diabetes meet time-in-range goal with hybrid closed-loop system

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

The percentage of youths with type 1 diabetes spending at least 70% time in range more than doubled after 3 months of using a hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system, according to a study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

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Healio

Movie ‘distraction therapy’ improves children’s experience of radiation

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

In the 2016 animated film “Moana,” the title character bravely battled a volcanic demon and saved her people.

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CBS4 Denver

Did MLB All-Star Game Drive Up COVID Numbers In Colorado?

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

When it comes to COVID-19 outbreaks, health experts say we’re not out of the woods yet. And with tens of thousands of people gathering in Denver over the past week for MLB All-Star Game festivities, there could be increased risk.

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Bloomberg News

Covid Booster Shots Can Wait Even as Variants Spread, Scientists Say

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

Most vaccinated Americans are unlikely to need Covid-19 booster shots for months, or even years, despite the rise of highly infectious variants and the continued spread of the virus, according to top scientists.

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NBC News

Can vaccinated people get long Covid? Doctors say risk is 'very, very small'

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

Coronavirus infections leading to long-haul Covid-19 in fully vaccinated people are probably very rare, experts say.

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FOX News

Demand for youth mental health services sharply increased during pandemic

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

Bailey Shelden is a high school teenager willing to share her story of how she coped with isolation during the pandemic.

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CPR

COVID-19 Hit Hardest In The Front Range Neighborhoods Where The Most People Of Color Live

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

All along the Front Range during the pandemic, demographics drew lines between sickness and health.  

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9News

How does natural COVID immunity compare to the vaccine?

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

We received questions about how natural immunity after having COVID compares to the protection from the vaccine. 

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KAKE

Don't fall into the nuclear family 'parent trap': What kids need most is love

news outletKAKE
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

Kids need stability, security, emotional support and role models,
according to Harley Rotbart, a parenting expert and vice chair
emeritus of pediatrics at [CU School of Medicine and] Children’s
Hospital Colorado. Of note, none of these qualities has anything to do
with the number of parents or caregivers a child has, nor what the
sexual or gender identity might be. Indeed, parents and caregivers
come in all shapes and creeds.

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9News

The unexpected trend with asthma during the pandemic

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

When COVID, a respiratory virus, showed up, doctors were worried about people living with asthma. Respiratory viruses and breathing problems are not a great combination.

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Bloomberg Law

U.S. Needs Cooperation From Abroad to Beat Future Pandemics

news outletBloomberg Law
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

The U.S. health system is far from capable of quickly identifying and controlling an infectious disease outbreak because it relies on voluntary international cooperation.

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Homeland Preparedness News

Congress launches probe into Covid-19 origins

news outletHomeland Preparedness News
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

A congressional panel began the formal process of investigating the origins of Covid-19 Wednesday amid recriminations over allegations of researchers being intentionally misled by the Chinese government and American media and politicians.

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CBS4 Denver

Coloradans, Doctors Weigh In On Need For COVID Booster As Pfizer Pushes For Federal Approval

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

Colorado doctors are weighing in on whether vaccinated people might need a booster shot to protect against variants, like the Delta variant. Rene Kesteren has received the COVID vaccine and wouldn’t hesitate to get the booster.

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CBS4 Denver

COVID Delta Variant Is Spreading In Colorado’s Low-Vaccinated Areas

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

There are growing concerns about the delta variant of COVID-19 in Colorado. The highly contagious strain of Covid-19 is surging in the western part of the state. Mesa County has reported more than 600 of cases of the Delta variant so far — with more than 560 new cases in just the last two weeks.

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CBS4 Denver

COVID Delta Variant Is Spreading In Colorado’s Low-Vaccinated Areas

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

There are growing concerns about the delta variant of COVID-19 in Colorado. The highly contagious strain of Covid-19 is surging in the western part of the state. Mesa County has reported more than 600 of cases of the Delta variant so far — with more than 560 new cases in just the last two weeks.

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Newsweek

FDA Could Make Decision on COVID-19 Vaccine for 6-Month-Olds by End of Year

news outletNewsweek
Publish DateJuly 13, 2021

Officials could have data on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines on children as young as 6-months-old by the end of the year, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. However, it will be up to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recommend whether they should be inoculated.

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Real Simple

Why You're Always So Tired—and What You Can Do About It

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

When people return to work after a vacation, there's a good chance they'll hear one comment multiple times throughout the day: "You look so well-rested!" Whether or not that's actually the case (have you tried traveling with kids and/or a partner who constantly complains?), it's become our go-to response to someone who's recently taken some time off. 

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The Denver Post

Denver children aren’t tested enough for blood lead levels, state health officials say

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

Doctors test only a fraction of Denver children for levels of lead in their blood each year, even though federal law requires the tests for thousands of them.

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The Colorado Sun

A newborn-screening program is saving Colorado babies with a rare and deadly genetic disease

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

When the phone call came five days after their daughter’s birth, Erin and Jason Schill had already forgotten that a nurse had come into their hospital room to take their hours-old newborn for a routine blood test.

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NPR

COVID-19 vaccines are just the beginning for mRNA innovations

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines were developed at a dizzying speed. Chinese researchers shared the genetic sequence of the virus on Jan. 11, 2020. Just 48 hours later, Moderna had a vaccine ready to test. Pfizer wasn’t far behind.

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CPR

Disparities In Life Expectancy; Exhibit Breaks Down Indigenous Stereotypes

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

Life expectancy fell dramatically last year in Colorado and that hit people of color especially hard. We talk through the reasons and look toward solutions. Then, improving the response to drought and wildfires. Plus, "Merciless Indian Savages" works to break down Indigenous stereotypes using those very caricatures. And, banking on All-Star business.

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NBC News

High potency weed linked to psychotic episodes, mysterious vomiting illness in young users

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJuly 11, 2021

One day in fall 2018, Bo Gribbon began to vomit and couldn’t stop. He threw up multiple times an hour from morning to night before his mother drove him to the hospital near their home here.

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NPR

Fútbol, Flags And Fun: Getting Creative To Reach Unvaccinated Latinos In Colorado

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 10, 2021

Horns blared, and drums pounded a constant beat as fans of the Mexican national soccer team gathered recently at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver for a high-profile, international tournament.

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VeloNews

Tadej Pogacar’s coach hits back at doubters, says rivals have yet to push him

news outletVeloNews
Publish DateJuly 10, 2021

Much of the talk at this year’s Tour de France has been about Tadej Pogačar’s dominance of the battle for the yellow jersey.

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KKTV

Home health care continues to grow as pandemic winds down

news outletKKTV
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

At-home health care exploded during the pandemic, and experts say the growth is expected to last.

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Craig Press

Vaccines work well against COVID-19 Delta variant

news outletCraig Press
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

Perhaps you’ve had COVID-19 already. Perhaps you’ve had one of the two vaccine doses but heard that you may feel under the weather the day after that second shot and are putting it off. Perhaps you figure you’re young and healthy and aren’t going to get all that sick even if you do catch the coronavirus. Or perhaps something else is keeping you from being vaccinated.

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News Medical

Opioid prescribing preferences, practices among surgical residents and faculty differ

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

Opioid prescribing preferences and practices among surgical residents and faculty differ, according to a new study published in the journal Surgery.

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News Medical

Changes to COVID-19 vaccination strategy could speed up herd immunity

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

Researchers in the United States have proposed changes to the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination strategy that they say would increase the likelihood of herd immunity being achieved in the most timely and cost-effective manner.

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La Voz

Skin Cancer Awareness

news outletLa Voz
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

Now that summer has officially arrived, thoughts might be turning to a new seasonal look. But, before that, it might be wise to think about another look, one that results from spending too much time in the sun. Sunburn is not just an uncomfortable condition, it could be a precursor to skin cancer, the most common and potentially fatal cancer in the United States.

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Health Central

9 Ways to Fight Back Against RA Fatigue

news outletHealth Central
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

Rheumatoic arthritis warriors often say the lay-you-flat fatigue that comes with this disease is worse than the pain itself. Up to 80% of people with RA complain of tiredness, and more than 50% have high levels of fatigue, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

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The Nephrology Times

Addressing Disparities in Transplant Access among Spanish-Speaking Patients

news outletThe Nephrology Times
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

Compared with non-Hispanic White Americans, Hispanic Americans receive disproportionally fewer organ transplants. In 2018, the Hispanic Transplant Clinic was established at the University of Colorado. Madhura Pande and colleagues at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, conducted a study to examine the efficacy of the program in reducing this disparity.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Children responsible for 24% of new weekly COVID-19 cases

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

As the Delta variant quickly makes its way across Colorado, there’s a new push to get kids in the state vaccinated.

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KMGH Channel 7

Arvada couple tests positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

A few months after receiving their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, an Arvada couple says they believe they caught the virus at Country Jam in Grand Junction.

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KMGH Channel 7

Return of alcohol service up in the air for some as airlines see spike in unruly passengers

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

Air travel is hitting pre-pandemic levels, but not everything is back to normal. In the midst of the busy summer travel season, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines all recently announced they would limit or postpone bringing back alcohol service on most flights. Southwest blamed unruly passenger behavior, including an assault on one of its flight attendants.

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Wired

Covid Protections Kept Other Viruses at Bay. Now They’re Back

news outletWired
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

In the middle of June, staffers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a bulletin to state health departments and health care providers, something they call a Health Advisory—meaning, more or less, that it contains information that’s important but not urgent enough to require immediate action. (”Health Alerts” are the urgent ones.)

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The New York Times

Virus cases are surging at crowded immigration detention centers in the U.S.

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

As their populations swell nearly to prepandemic levels, U.S. immigration detention centers are reporting major surges in coronavirus infections among detainees.

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9News

Colorado has the 4th highest COVID death rate

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

Recent data shows Colorado has one of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the country, although the state is ahead of others when it comes to vaccinations. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

July 4th brought a large number of firework, campfire and grill injuries to hospitals

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 05, 2021

This long holiday weekend, doctors at the UCHealth Burn Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus are seeing an increase in the number of fireworks, campfire and grill injuries.

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Canon City Daily Record

Kids in Colorado’s juvenile detention centers don’t always get needed medication

news outletCanon City Daily Record
Publish DateJuly 04, 2021

When Angelina Burke entered the Platte Valley Youth Services Center in Greeley last month, she had been steadily taking a litany of psychiatric medications.

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The Denver Post

As pandemic wanes, will burnout fuel exodus of Colorado health care workers?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 03, 2021

Dr. Amy Olson spent much of 2020 in a state of fight-or-flight. First, she feared working without enough proactive gear. Then, her sick coworkers struggled to get tested for COVID-19. Amid all that, she grieved over losing patients, some she’d treated for years, to an unyielding disease.

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Infectious Disease

Did Plague Push Immune System Evolution?

news outletInfectious Disease
Publish DateJuly 02, 2021

Scientists examining the remains of 36 bubonic plague victims from a 16th-century mass grave found evidence that evolutionary adaptive processes—driven by the organism—may have conferred immunity on later generations of people (Mol Biol Evol 2021 May 18. doi:10.1093/molbev/msab147).

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CGTN

Testing children for the COVID-19 vaccine

news outletCGTN
Publish DateJuly 02, 2021

For more than six months now, people have rolled up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 180 million Americans have received at least one dose, but one group has not been part of the effort: young children.

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ABC News

Why some kids are waiting days in the ER for psychiatric ward beds

news outletABC News
Publish DateJuly 01, 2021

When Carly Birmingham, a 7th grader from Massachusetts who identifies as nonbinary, was depressed and experiencing suicidal thoughts last fall, their mother drove to a local hospital emergency department at 2 a.m. hoping for immediate help.

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AARP

Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

news outletAARP
Publish DateJune 30, 2021

Drugstore shelves are overflowing with options for pain relief. There are packages of pills, patches, creams and liquids — all designed to alleviate everyday aches and injuries.

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The Colorado Sun

What to know about vaccine-related heart issues

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 30, 2021

These are trying times for Colorado’s parents. The coronavirus pandemic still rages for those who are not vaccinated, now driven by the most transmissible form of the virus the state has ever seen. Vaccination rates are ticking up across the state. But vaccines are not available for kids under the age of 12, and, for the parents of older children, concerns about the safety of the vaccines abound.

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KMGH Channel 7

Excitement for All-Star Week grows as well as concern for the delta variant's spread

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 30, 2021

The excitement and anticipation is growing for Denver to be in the spotlight during the MLB All-Star Week, but concern is also growing around the possible spread of the delta variant.

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Healio

Passion for Pediatric Diabetes

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 29, 2021

Pediatric diabetes research is an area that hits close to home for
Kristen Nadeau, professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University
of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. A member of the Prairie Band
of Potawatomi, Nadeau worked on two Native American reservations
in medical school and observed a rising medical problem within the
population.

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AAMC

For providers with PTSD, the trauma of COVID-19 isn’t over

news outletAAMC
Publish DateJune 29, 2021

When COVID-19 hit Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital in March 2020, Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD, shifted from training in trauma and surgical critical care to working 80-hour weeks in a COVID-19 intensive care unit. “We were offering the best we had, but patients just kept dying anyway — and then more would come,” she recalls.

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Patient Engagement HIT

How to Write Open Clinical Notes for a Good Patient Experience

news outletPatient Engagement HIT
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

There is a new compliance mandate in healthcare, one that despite all of its good intentions for patients is leaving some providers worried about the healthcare experience. Requirements for open notes and patient access to clinical notes, as spelled out in the 21st Century Cures Act, are a new spin on an on old philosophy leaving healthcare providers balancing clinical documentation with a good patient experience.

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New Country

Coloradans Are Catching Colds Again

news outletNew Country
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

It may've been a while since you've had a common cold, but cases are starting to return, The Denver Channel reported. Now that most of us have un-masked and are starting to mix and mingle in public again, that means non-COVID respiratory viruses are spreading, even though it's off season. 

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Douglas County News-Press

Mental health crisis lingers from pandemic

news outletDouglas County News-Press
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

Before the 2020 pandemic, Kelly Blike described the behavioral health situation for both adolescents and adults in Colorado as a boiling pot of water, filled to the rim. Now, that pot is spilling over with no containment in site.

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The New York Times

The Mental Health Crisis Is Getting Younger

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

When Marie, 11, called a suicide prevention hotline in October, nobody saw it coming. Not even Marie herself, who had been bottling up feelings of loneliness and sadness for months without telling anyone.

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HCP Live

COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Distress in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Population

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in consequences on morbidity and mortality, with diabetes considered a significant contributor to complications related to infection of the virus.

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Healio

Neurologist navigate "challenging" delivery of care during COVID-19

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

Taken together, the COVID-19 pandemic and “pandemic politics”
resulted in an environment “that made care provision challenging for
community neurologists,” Roman Ayele, a research scientist at
Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation, Rocky Mountain Regional VA
Medical Center in Colorado and assistant professor adjunct at
University of Colorado and colleagues wrote.

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Boulder Camera

Editorial: A trusted messenger

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateJune 26, 2021

Something remarkable has been happening in a pocket of rural Southwestern Colorado. While our public health agencies, medical practitioners and politicians valiantly try to assuage vaccine hesitancy with government-led campaigns, academic studies and updated online science, one fire chief in La Plata County has found a proven method that’s as simple as knowing your neighbors.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Early birds may have an edge over night owls when it comes to depression

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

Brand new research indicates people who go to bed early and wake up early are at lower risk for depression, compared to those who stay up late and get fewer hours of sleep.

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Axios

Gun injury research gains steam

news outletAxios
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

A little more than a year after federal funding became available for gun injury research, scientists and advocates say they've seen flood of interest. The recipients of this new federal funding say their research will be critical start to understanding gun violence and injuries in the U.S.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘You are not doing your societal duty’: Local doctors send strong message to unvaccinated Coloradans

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

As the delta variant continues to spread throughout the country, the World Health Organization is asking vaccinated people to still wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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CPR

Life Expectancy In Colorado Fell Sharply During The Pandemic, Especially For People Of Color

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

So many Coloradans died of COVID-19 and related causes, including drug overdoses, that life expectancy statistics fell dramatically this past year. 

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MedPage Today

Hold Off on Approving Anal Cancer Drug, Advisors Tell FDA

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateJune 24, 2021

FDA advisors told the agency to wait on more data before approving an investigational immunotherapy for squamous carcinoma of the anal canal (SCAC), largely due to questions over the drug's activity.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Consider air quality index, individual health to determine time spent outdoors

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateJune 24, 2021

Air quality across the area Wednesday morning wavered from warning level orange to unhealthy level red due to wildfire smoke, particularly from the Muddy Slide Fire in South Routt County. Because of this, health officials have advised local residents to pay attention and gauge their personal health conditions and tolerances to air pollution.

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Healio

Long-term dupilumab treatment of OCS-dependent asthma reduced OCS use

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

Long-term treatment with dupilumab helped patients with oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma wean their oral corticosteroid use and also reduced exacerbations and improved lung function.

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Nature

Confronting gender bias in Nature’s journalism

news outletNature
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

A consistent finding of researchers studying the news media is that women are quoted much less often than men. The Gender Gap Tracker (GGT), an automated system created by a team at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, has tracked seven Canadian news sites since October 2018 and found that 71% of interviewees quoted in articles were men (F. T. Asr et al. PLoS ONE 16, e0245533; 2021).

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado doctors praise plan to develop COVID-19 antiviral pill

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

A new federally funded $3.2 billion program is helping support the development of an antiviral pill to help treat COVID-19.

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Associated Press

CDC considers link between rare cases of heart inflammation, COVID-19 vaccines

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

A possible link between some COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation bears close monitoring, but it’s no reason for parents or their teenage children to avoid vaccination.

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CPR

He Caught COVID. Now, He’s Had Colorado’s First COVID-Related Lung Transplant

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

It was March 6, 2021. Bryan Raymond lay in an ICU at UCHealth in Aurora, sustained by two forms of life support. A surgeon walked into the room and delivered good news: the donor’s lungs looked good. The transplant was on.

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Healio

Sotagliflozin reduces deaths, time spent in hospital for some patients with diabetes

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

Sotagliflozin increased the number of days alive and out of the hospital compared with placebo among patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk for intermittent hospitalization due to worsening heart failure, data show.

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Health Day

Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

 In a finding that confirms what many suspect, a new study shows that teens who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack in their 30s and 40s.

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KRON

Could your medication raise your risk for heat-related illness?

news outletKRON
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

Amid scorching temperatures, doctors are cautioning anyone taking certain medications to take extra steps to keep cool.

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Medical Xpress

Should rare cases of heart inflammation put your COVID-19 vaccine plans on hold?

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

A possible link between some COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation bears close monitoring, but it's no reason for parents or their teenage children to avoid vaccination.

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Grist

The search for the Dr. Fauci of climate change

news outletGrist
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

Researchers believe mRNA technology, which was used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, could permanently change the way vaccines are developed. 

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Denver Gazette

Should Colorado be holding vaccine sweepstakes?

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJune 20, 2021

I’m not usually a fan of lotteries — they’re a tax on people who are bad at math, my math teacher once joked. But unlike a lottery, which requires buying a ticket, entry into the COVID-19 vaccination sweepstakes is automatic and free for everyone who gets the vaccine.

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CPR

For Kids With Mental Health Issues The Pandemic Was ‘Fuel To The Fire.’

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 19, 2021

Twelve-year-old Kate Hartman, of Denver, experienced anxiety even before she started Kindergarten. It escalated in third grade when she said she was bullied by classmates. 

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News Medical

Two CU Cancer Center studies provide insights into the link between inflammation and leukemia

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 19, 2021

Two recent collaborative publications by CU Cancer Center members provide insights into how chronic inflammation can serve as a key factor in the development of leukemia and other blood cancers.

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KMGH Channel 7

After a high-risk pregnancy amid the pandemic, one family finally spending Father's Day together

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

For many, spending holidays with family is something special. For one Nevada family, this Father’s Day marks a big milestone.

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The Denver Post

Common colds return as fewer Coloradans wear masks and socially distance

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

As more Coloradans remove their masks and begin socializing again, there is another aspect of pre-pandemic life that is remerging: common colds.

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NPR

Bariatric Surgery Works, But Isn't Offered To Most Teens Who Have Severe Obesity

news outletNPR
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

By kindergarten, Kayla Northam's body had become a battleground. She and her mother fought daily over what she should eat and how much.

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Neurology Today

Neurologists See Few Risks, Many Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines for Younger Adolescents

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

The US FDA has expanded emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 through 15. Pediatric neurologists said the vaccines should be safe for most children with neurologic disorders, but they would adjust the timing of certain therapies and vaccination schedules for younger children with autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis.

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CPR

More Kids In Juvenile Courts Are There For Violent Crimes

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

Since the pandemic, some Denver-area juvenile courts are seeing fewer kids in courtrooms, but a troubling new trend has risen instead — the courts are seeing more kids charged with violent crimes like aggravated assault or robbery. They’re also seeing spikes in domestic violence among youth, and gang activity.

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KOAA

Colorado Springs family inspiring hope after life-changing surgery

news outletKOAA
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

A Colorado Springs family is sharing their story of resilience after life-changing surgery.

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CPR

CU Regents Vote Down An Effort To Make COVID-19 Vaccines Optional On University Campuses

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

The University of Colorado's board of regents Thursday voted down a resolution that would have made COVID-19 vaccinations optional on campuses. 

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth doctor organizes medical supply drive for India

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

Personal protective equipment like gloves and gowns were in short supply at Dr. Sriram Damaraju's hospital in Hyderabad, India. He said they were beginning to resterilize and reuse gloves when a shipment arrived from his cousin who is a doctor at UCHealth.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Boozing to beat the heat? Remember to hydrate, doctor urges

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

 With a second, consecutive 100-degree day, medical experts caution against consuming too much booze.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘I started feeling a stomach ache’: Highlands Ranch mother’s difficult cancer journey

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

A Highlands Ranch forty-year-old mother of four was diagnosed with stage four cancer 10 months ago. The problem was, at the time, doctors did not know where exactly the cancer was in her body.

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U.S. News & World Report

Best Children's Hospitals 2021-22: Honor Roll and Overview

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

The annual U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings, now in their 15th year, offer guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick child. The top 50 medical centers are ranked in 10 specialties, including pediatric cancerpediatric cardiology & heart surgery and pediatric orthopedics.

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Best Life

Drinking This Much Coffee Every Day Adds Years to Your Life

news outletBest Life
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

A morning cup of coffee can be just the thing to shake off your sleepiness and give you the energy to take on the day. But it turns out that your daily java ritual might be doing more for you than helping you wake up. 

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SciTech Daily

Drinking More Coffee Linked With Decreased Heart Failure Risk

news outletSciTech Daily
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

Dietary information from three large, well-known heart disease studies suggests drinking one or more cups of caffeinated coffee may reduce heart failure risk, according to research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.

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CPR

The New Goal Is Meeting The Unvaccinated Where They Are

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

Outside, the horns were blaring, and drums were pounding out a constant beat as fans of the Mexican national soccer team gathered recently at Empower Field for the international CONCACAF Nations League tournament.

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Bloomberg News

Astra’s Antibody Cocktail Fails to Stop Covid-19 in Study

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

AstraZeneca Plc’s antibody cocktail was only 33% effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in people who had been exposed to the virus, failing a study that was key to the drugmaker’s pandemic push.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

44% of vaccinated Coloradans will avoid unvaccinated friends, co-workers

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

 There’s new research out highlighting Coloradans’ comfort levels when it comes to friends and colleagues who are vaccinated and those who are not.

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American Journal of Managed Care

Dr Fernando Holguin Highlights the Need for More Research on Pulmonary Diseases, Metabolic Syndrome

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateJune 14, 2021

I hope the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on obese individuals will help spur more research on the interaction between metabolic syndrome and pulmonary disease, said Fernando Holguin, MD, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

For transplant patients, the pandemic isn't over

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 14, 2021

It’s an issue many Coloradans are currently facing and it’s called ‘Coronasomnia’. According to local experts, it’s messing with people’s sleep patterns in dangerous ways.

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9News

One vaccine clinic aimed at Hispanics, Latinos continues efforts

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

Despite the decrease in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, community organizations continue to effort to get more vaccines into arms. Throughout the pandemic, Adelante Community Development has worked to share COVID-19 related resources and information with the Hispanic and Latino community. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Could your medication raise your risk for heat-related illness?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

With scorching temperatures across the Front Range this week, doctors are cautioning anyone taking certain medications to take extra steps to keep cool.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

CDC looking into possible link between heart inflammation and COVID vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention will hold an emergency meeting this week to discuss recent data showing higher than usual rates of heart inflammation after people received their COVID-19 vaccine.

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9News

Some Colorado counties ramping down COVID testing sites

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

The testing site at the Boulder County Fairgrounds shut down on June 9. St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center will end operations on June 18 and Stazio Ballfields will close on September 30.

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Healio

Later school start times linked to fewer car crashes involving teens

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

Delaying school start times by slightly more than an hour led to fewer instances of teenagers driving while drowsy and fewer motor vehicle accidents involving younger drivers, researchers reported at SLEEP.

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AARP

Why Are Women More at Risk for Depression?

news outletAARP
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

Ask most mental health professionals about the gender mix of their patients with depression and they're likely to report that most are women — who are almost twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with the condition, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

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KUNC

Colorado Offered Prison Staff $500 To Boost COVID Vaccinations

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

Corrections officers were among the second group to get early access to coronavirus vaccines late last year. Sgt. Eric Olsen jumped at the opportunity.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Yes, your child can get the COVID-19 vaccine on top of other vaccines

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

It’s a question on the minds of many Colorado parents: if my kid is approved for the COVID-19 vaccine, can they also receive other vaccinations at the same time?

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NBC News

Virtually all hospitalized Covid patients have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

There are only three Covid-19 patients at Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital, on Long Island, New York — a far cry from when the hospital, which is part of Northwell Health, had as many as 600 patients during the peak of the pandemic.

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Contagion Live

Is Rapid Respiratory Virus Testing Fast Enough to Affect Antibiotic Prescribing?

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateJune 10, 2021

Implementing rapid respiratory virus testing for children in an emergency department (ED) did not reduce the high rate of antibiotic prescribing for “influenza-like" illness (ILI), despite that reduction hypothesized by study investigators.

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KMGH Channel 7

What you need to know about the FDA-approved drug for Alzheimer's

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

It's the first FDA-approved drug for Alzheimer's in nearly 20 years. "Usually FDA-approved drugs are covered by insurance and Medicare and Medicaid," said Dr. Huntington Potter, the director of the University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctor uses virtual reality to show cancer patients their tumors

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

 A doctor at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is now using virtual reality to help cancer patients see their tumors in 3D form.

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Fox 21

Children’s Hospital Colorado takes part in pediatric trials for COVID vaccine

news outletFox 21
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine for children 11-years-old or younger has yet to be approved, but vaccine trials have begun at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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The Colorado Sun

Coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases are rare in Colorado

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

Fewer than 2% of Colorado’s coronavirus cases since mid-January have occurred in people who are fully immunized against the virus — another sign the vaccines are offering strong protection against COVID-19 in the state.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado COVID cases the lowest they’ve been since the pandemic began

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

Colorado’s COVID-19 pandemic has nearly winked out of existence, according to data from the state health department.

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Women's Health

How Bad Is It to Stay in Your Sweaty Gym Gear All Day?

news outletWomen's Health
Publish DateJune 07, 2021

It’s okay to admit it— if you are still working from home, then you’re likely showering less than you used to, in the Before Times. And while in the past you may have selected freshly washed clothes to meet up with a friend post-workout, these days, you might be grabbing clothes from the dirty pile for your at-home HIIT to reduce laundry days. Easily done.

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The Colorado Sun

Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 07, 2021

When it comes to oxygen, the Front Range sometimes has too much of a good thing. On many sunny, summer days the region has not only O2 in the air but also O3 – oxygen with an extra atom that transforms it into a corrosive gas — ozone.

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PBS News Hour

A Brief But Spectacular take on breaking the script in healthcare

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateJune 07, 2021

Carey Candrian is a Colorado-based social scientist who has spent much of her career investigating how healthcare can be compromised if an open discussion with patients is avoided.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Soccer tournament sells out at Empower Field, 1st large capacity event since pandemic

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 06, 2021

An international soccer tournament at Empower Field sold out to about 35,000 fans Sunday, which marks the first large capacity event since the pandemic began.

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HCP Live

Cystic Fibrosis Crash Course with Jordana Hoppe, MD

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJune 05, 2021

In recognition of May’s Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, HCPLive® invited pediatric pulmonologist Jordana Hoppe, MD, of Children’s Hospital Colorado, on the Rare Disease Report to discuss in depth the condition’s cause and physiology, prevalence, and impact on individuals.

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American Academy of Pediatricts AAP

Report details 7 cases of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination

news outletAmerican Academy of Pediatricts AAP
Publish DateJune 04, 2021

A new report takes a close look at seven teen boys who developed myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, each of whom had similar symptoms, timing and outcomes.

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CNN

Covid-19 cases are falling, but experts say kids should still get a vaccine

news outletCNN
Publish DateJune 04, 2021

As a pediatric infectious disease specialist, Dr. Amy Edwards has fielded a lot of questions from worried parents during the pandemic. As case numbers drop -- among children, Covid-19 cases have fallen to levels not seen since October -- the question she's getting is: Do younger children really need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 when a shot becomes available?

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9News

After what scientists learned from COVID vaccines, a look at the future of mRNA technology

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 02, 2021

Researchers believe mRNA technology, which was used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, could permanently change the way vaccines are developed. 

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The Denver Post

Todd Saliman, CU’s chief financial officer, named interim university president

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

Todd Saliman, the University of Colorado’s chief financial officer, was named interim president of the four-campus, multibillion-dollar CU system Tuesday ahead of the looming departure of President Mark Kennedy.

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Eat This, Not That!

What Happens To Your Heart When You Drink Coffee

news outletEat This, Not That!
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

This may be music to your sleep-deprived ears: new research convincingly shows that, for most people, enjoying coffee on a regular basis may actually be good for your heart.

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Medscape

Novel rRNA Assay Pinpoints Drugs That Shorten Time to TB Cure

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

A novel, non-culture-based assay called the ribosomal RNA synthesis (RS) ratio provides a molecular metric to assess the effects of candidate tuberculosis (TB) drugs, potentially accelerating the development of treatments that can cure TB faster, researchers say.

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9News

Health experts weigh in on life after being fully vaccinated

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

After a year of mask wearing and social distancing, some may be hesitant about easing their COVID-19 prevention measures, even after being fully vaccinated.

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9News

You got COVID. You got the vaccine. How immune are you?

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

Jodi wanted to know if she has "extra immunity" for getting the vaccine, since she already had COVID. We asked UCHealth's Dr. Michelle Barron.

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Medscape

Hospital Medicine Leaders Offer Tips for Gender Equity

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

When Marisha Burden, MD, division head of hospital medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Aurora, Colorado, would go to medical conferences, it seemed as if very few women were giving talks. Could she be wrong? she wondered.

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The Hill

More mass shootings spark outrage — but don't forget the daily deaths, either

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

Another community was in shock and grieving on May 26, after a shooting at a railyard in San Jose, California left at least nine dead, including the suspect.

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Healio

Survey results report a knowledge gap regarding early-onset CRC screening among PCPs

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

Primary care practitioners need increased education and recommendations for early-onset colorectal cancer screening practices, according to a presentation at Digestive Disease Week.

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HCP Live

The Rare Disease Report Podcast: Cystic Fibrosis

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) places the US prevalence of cystic fibrosis, or CF, at roughly 35,000.

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KUNC

Will Paying People To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Work?

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMay 27, 2021

You may be familiar with the TV show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Colorado has launched its own version, and all residents who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible to win. 

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth Looks Ahead To Potential For COVID Vaccine Boosters In Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 27, 2021

As Colorado’s COVID vaccination rate increases, many people are wondering if they will need a booster, and when. The focus right now is getting more people vaccinated in this round. At least 43% of Coloradans are fully vaccinated, and 53% have received at least one dose. On Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci testified during a Senate hearing. Fauci says months of research has led him to believe boosters will be needed.

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CBS4 Denver

‘My Life Was Definitely On The Line’: UCHealth Saves Mom And Baby

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

A young mother was faced with a life-threatening pregnancy complication. She had a severe condition that could cause her to hemorrhage. She credits a team of specialists at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital with saving her life.

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NPR

Black Lawmaker In Denver Tries To Limit Suspects' Involuntary Sedation

news outletNPR
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

Two years ago, somebody called the police on a young Black man named Elijah McClain, who was walking down the street in Aurora, Colo. Police tackled and handcuffed McClain, and then paramedics gave him a sedative. He went into cardiac arrest and later died. Now a lawmaker in Denver wants to rein in the use of involuntary sedation. Here's Michael de Yoanna from member station KUNC.

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Real Simple

How to Help Your Body Recover From Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

Now that we're more than a year into the COVID-19 global pandemic, chances are you know at least one person who has had the viral infection. Maybe you've even had it yourself. And while an estimated one-third of those who get COVID never experience symptoms, that leaves a lot of people who have to deal with—and recover from—cases ranging from mild to severe. 

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The Colorado Sun

Children’s Hospital Colorado declares mental health state of emergency as suicide attempts rise

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

Colorado children are attempting suicide and arriving in emergency rooms in psychiatric crisis at levels never seen in this state, while abuse of alcohol and drugs to cope with mental health struggles is also on the rise.

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The New York Times

Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective in Adolescents, Company Says

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

Moderna said on Tuesday that its coronavirus vaccine, authorized only for use in adults, was powerfully effective in 12- to 17-year-olds. In a clinical trial of the vaccine in adolescents, there were no cases of symptomatic Covid-19 among fully vaccinated teens, the company reported in a news release.

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The New York Times

‘Delayed Prescribing’ May Help Cut Down on Antibiotic Use

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

Should you take antibiotics for a simple respiratory infection? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that health care personnel prescribe antibiotics sparingly, for many reasons. First, the overuse of the drugs leads to the development of resistant strains of bacteria, a growing problem that is reducing the effectiveness of all antibiotics. The drugs can also have serious side effects, ranging from mild rashes or diarrhea to less common and severe allergic reactions.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado law to force insurance to cover infertility treatment, still thousands without coverage

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

When state lawmakers passed the Colorado Building Families Act, it was supposed to force all insurance companies to cover costly infertility treatment starting next year, but a new federal ruling will leave thousands of Colorado families without the coverage they were promised.

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KUNC

Bill To Limit Ketamine Sedations In Police Presence Passes First Hurdle In Colorado Senate

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

A year ago, as Black Lives Matter supporters rallied outside Colorado’s Capitol building, lawmakers passed a sweeping police accountability law. It bans officers from using deadly force on suspects of minor crimes. It bans chokeholds. Now, a group of lawmakers wants to rein in paramedics’ use of drugs to sedate people in the presence of police.

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Rocky Mountain PBS

Migrant children share stories about life at detention facilities on the southern border

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

The history between Mexico and the United States stretches back centuries, and the current challenges of immigration on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border is a hot topic for both countries.

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Physician's Weekly

Antiviral Cocktail Highly Effective in At-Risk Covid Patients

news outletPhysician's Weekly
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

Treatment with Regeneron’s two-drug antibody cocktail of casirivimab and imdevimab was associated with a roughly 70% reduction in the risk for hospitalization or death among outpatients with Covid-19 at increased risk for developing severe disease.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Opioid treatment in COVID long-haulers sparks concern

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

 Health experts have expressed concerns over using opioids to treat symptoms in COVID-19 long-haulers.

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Washington Post

9 questions about traveling with kids, answered by infectious-disease experts

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

Across the country, life is returning to normal. People are gathering again without masks, local coronavirus restrictions are dropping and travel is on the rise.

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Free Think

These Glowing Bacteria Can Diagnose Gut Problems

news outletFree Think
Publish DateMay 23, 2021

Researchers at Rice University and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have designed and tested modified E. coli bacteria that can detect signs of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in mice.

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Rocky Mountain PBS

Senate Judiciary Committee holds gun violence hearing focusing on safe storage

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateMay 23, 2021

The Senate Judiciary Committee discussed the issue of safely storing firearms on Tuesday.

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NBC News

Remote therapy was a mental health lifeline during the pandemic. What happens now?

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMay 23, 2021

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced behavioral health providers to stop seeing patients in person and instead hold therapy sessions remotely, the switch produced an unintended, positive consequence: Fewer patients skipped appointments.

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9News

Doctors warn of red flags for eating disorders in children, teens

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

During the pandemic, the need for mental health resources increased as millions of people faced different levels of uncertainty, children included.

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CBS4 Denver

Estimated 2,100 New Cases Of Colon Cancer Each Year Among Coloradans

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently lowered its recommended age to begin screening for colon cancer from 50 to 45. It’s the third most common cancer in America, and in Colorado, there are an estimated 2,100 new cases each year.

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The Healthy

What Is Brain Fog? 9 Causes and Solutions

news outletThe Healthy
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

“It’s funny you’re calling me for this interview late on a Monday night, after a long day at work, because I’m feeling some brain fog and mental exhaustion myself at the moment,” says Scott Kaiser, MD, the director of cognitive health at the Brain Health Center at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, California.

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9News

How grieving Coloradans are helping those in India during the nation's COVID surge

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

As COVID-19 cases slowly start to drop in India, the deaths continue to impact families in Colorado during what some doctors are calling the world's worst outbreak.  

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Explica.co

Future generations could be immune to COVID-19

news outletExplica.co
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

They have been suffering and fighting COVID-19 for more than fifteen months, one of the harshest pandemics that human beings have suffered. But not the only one.

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Livestrong

The Surprising Symptoms of GERD You Should Know

news outletLivestrong
Publish DateMay 20, 2021

Chances are good that you've had heartburn, aka acid reflux, at one point or another in your life. Maybe it was a pregnancy symptom or just a particular bowl of spicy chili that didn't agree with you, but many of us have firsthand experience.

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9News

If vaccines have an expiration date, will masks come back?

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 20, 2021

Dr. Michelle Barron with UCHealth says there's no definite answer, but it probably has a lot to do with COVID infection rates staying low.

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Colorado Newsline

As more young people are hospitalized, Gov. Polis urges Coloradans of all ages to get vaccine

news outletColorado Newsline
Publish DateMay 20, 2021

As Colorado begins to administer the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 following an expanded emergency-use authorization from the federal government last week, state officials are emphasizing that while COVID-19 has hit older Americans hardest, the risks to children are real.

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CBS4 Denver

EPIC Conferences Opens Conversation On Diabetes Care

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

The Children’s Diabetes Foundation is holding its annual EPIC Conference with a focus on connectivity. EPIC stands for Empowering Patients for Individualized Care, and the conference is designed to be an open conversation between experts in the field of diabetes, and people living with the disease and their caregivers.

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Medscape

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Children May Be Overcounted

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

The researchers analyzed COVID-19 data from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford between May 10, 2020, when the hospital started testing all inpatients for COVID-19, and February 10, 2021.

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CBS4 Denver

Denver Siblings Take A Shot At The Study Of A COVID Vaccine By Novavax

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

Three Denver siblings are the first children in Colorado to join the clinical trial for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax. The company is expanding its final step of the research to include children, ages 12 to 17.

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Healio

Tezepelumab reduces exacerbations in broad population of patients with severe asthma

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

A presenter at the American Thoracic Society International Conference provided an update on the latest clinical evidence from phase 3 studies of tezepelumab in a broad population of patients with severe asthma.

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Health Day

Two-Fifths of Americans With COPD Live Far From Lung Rehab

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

Pulmonary rehab can improve the quality of life for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but as many as 40% of U.S. seniors with COPD lack access to these programs, largely because there are none nearby.

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The Denver Post

As doctors the choice is easy. We’ll vaccinate our children, and you should too.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 18, 2021

“As both doctors and fathers, we’re encouraging parents to get their
children ages 12 to 15 vaccinated as soon as possible. Doing so will
not only protect more children and teens from COVID-19, but will also
mean more freedom for them to be with friends, get back to school
and participate in other activities that are important to their
development and overall well-being.”

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The Healthy

15 Migraine Triggers You Need to Know About

news outletThe Healthy
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

If you're one of the 39 million people in the United States who experience migraines, you know how much agony they can bring to your day. One moment you're totally fine, and the next you're on your back in a dark room begging your brain to stop thundering against your eye sockets.

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American Journal of Managed Care

Dr Fernando Holguin Describes How Metabolic Syndrome Impacts Risk of Pulmonary Disease

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

There are likely to be multiple mechanisms accounting for the relationship between these 2 conditions, said Fernando Holguin, MD, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Holguin discussed these topics at this year's American Thoracic Society (ATS) meeting.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Heart transplant patient receives generous gift, warns others not to ignore symptoms of heart attack

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

Nigel Richardson received quite a surprise on Monday. The UCHealth heart transplant recipient received a check for $110,000 from the Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation.

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The Denver Post

Honeymooning Denver couple forced to quarantine in Seychelles as WHO investigates island’s COVID test data

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

A year after the pandemic canceled their honeymoon, a Denver couple hoped to finally celebrate with a trip to the Seychelles and South Africa. They got to enjoy about half of it before being ordered into isolation because of COVID-19.

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9News

Wary of the vaccine, people find trust, comfort at small community clinics

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

he way people are getting their vaccines is changing. The lines are shorter outside the big mass vaccination sites, but inside the small community clinics, a steady stream of people are still eager to get the shot.

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KMGH Channel 7

Will the CDC’s latest guidance on masks encourage more Coloradans to get vaccinated?

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week said fully vaccinated people can now ditch the masks in most settings and can stop socially distancing, hoping that incentivizing people with less restrictions will create an uptick in vaccinations, which have seen a decrease over the past month.

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The New York Times

Why Is Covid Killing So Many Young Children in Brazil?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 16, 2021

Fretting over a fever in her toddler that wouldn’t break, the mother took the young girl, Letícia, to a hospital. Doctors had worrisome news: It was Covid-19.

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CPR

If You’re Vaccinated, You Don’t Need To Wear A Mask,” Polis Says

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 14, 2021

After a nudge from federal health officials, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Friday dropped the remaining mask requirements in the state, even as COVID-19 case numbers here remain among the highest in the nation.

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CBS4 Denver

Doctor Says Understanding Risks Is Key As More People Will Be Without Masks

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 14, 2021

Colorado waited Thursday night as Gov. Jared Polis worked out the details of his plan to eliminate the mask mandate for people who are fully vaccinated. The governor’s office confirmed with CBS4’s Shaun Boyd that the change was coming. It follows CDC recommendations to peel back the mandate with exceptions for health care and public transportation settings as well as close congregate settings like prisons. People with compromised immune systems may want to check with their doctors says the CDC.

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Very Well Health

How Doctors Successfully Treated a Johnson & Johnson Vaccine-Related Blood Clot

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

The rare blood clotting problem linked to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine presents a unique challenge for doctors: Common blood-thinning medication makes it worse.

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KOAA

Infectious disease expert addresses parents concerns about COVID vaccine for kids

news outletKOAA
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

I recently got a question from a viewer about COVID-19 vaccine dosing. She asked me why a 103-pound woman gets the same dose of vaccine as a 300-pound man. Also, with the Pfizer COVID vaccine now approved for children 12 and older in the United States, parents perhaps might have the same question. I spoke with Dr. Michelle Barron, the senior medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth, to get the answer.

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Chalkbeat Colorado

How Colorado schools are helping teenagers — and their families — get the COVID vaccine

news outletChalkbeat Colorado
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

When the Social Justice Club at Aurora’s Rangeview High School held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for fellow students earlier this month, half of the 422 people who lined up for shots were teenagers taking advantage of their new eligibility and hoping to get back a portion of their normal lives.

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KOAA

Children's Hospital Colorado registering children 12-15 to get vaccinated

news outletKOAA
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

Some children are now able to get vaccinated in Colorado since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously voted to recommend the Pfizer for children ages 12-15. The Federal Drug Administration approved the use of this vaccine for children 12-15 after data indicated the Pfizer vaccine is 100 percent effective for this age group.

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NBC News

Pediatricians primed to lead Covid vaccination efforts as kids become eligible

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

Now that both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have green-lighted Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in kids ages 12 to 15, pediatricians will soon find themselves on the front lines of the country's vaccination efforts, playing an essential role in communicating to parents the safety and importance of getting their kids the shot.

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TCTMD

Many Resuscitated Arrests Don’t Have an Underlying Cardiac Cause

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

Though they’re called resuscitated sudden cardiac arrests, many such events do not, in fact, have an underlying cardiac cause, which has implications for both patient care and clinical research, investigators have found.

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Denver Gazette

Public Health Experts Pitch Vaccine

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

“We all hate coronavirus. That’s our common enemy,” Emily Bates,
an associate professor at the University of Colorado’s School of
Medicine, said at the town hall hosted jointly by the Gazette and
9News. “We are on the same team, as humans. We want to be done
with this pandemic, we want to lose the masks, and each of us can
make a difference on whether or not that happens.”

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Denverite

Denver’s Spanish-speaking doctors are fighting COVID-19 with their language skills. Their care goes beyond words

news outletDenverite
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

Dr. Gaby Frank was in Argentina in December 2019 when she first got reports about a new respiratory infection in China.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

With Pfizer COVID vaccine approved for kids, it’s now decision time for parents

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

Now that the Pfizer vaccine will be available for children 12 and older, it’s decision time for parents. Michelle Garcia of Castle Pines is weighing the options for her son. Garcia is a nurse who has worked in the COVID ICU for the past 14 months.

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The Denver Post

When and where can Colorado kids can get COVID-19 vaccines

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an emergency use authorization to administer Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents aged 12 to 15.

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CBS4 Denver

Pediatricians Prepare To Administer Pfizer COVID Vaccine For Ages 12-15

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will likely approve the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization for children ages 12-15 to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. As this moves forward, naturally, parents have questions about how the vaccines will work.

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News Medical

New tool may safely block gene linked to factors that cause heart disease

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

Looking to safely block a gene linked to factors known to cause heart disease, scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus may have found a new tool - light.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado women in their 20s getting preventive Botox in record numbers

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

There’s a growing trend among women in their 20s and 30s in Colorado who are looking to get preventive Botox.

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HuffPost

6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Booking An International Trip

news outletHuffPost
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

With vaccinations on the rise in the U.S., people who’ve been cooped up for more than a year are ready to scratch that travel itch.

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Healio

DKA common among children with type 1 diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

Most children with type 1 diabetes who test positive for COVID-19 do not require hospitalization, although most hospitalized children had diabetic ketoacidosis at admission, according to study findings.

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The New York Times

To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

The race is on to vaccinate the nation’s nearly 17 million 12- to 15-year-olds against Covid-19. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for younger adolescents presents a new opportunity in the push for broad immunity against the coronavirus in the United States. But the challenges of getting them vaccinated are more complicated than for adults and older teenagers.

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The Denver Post

CU President Mark Kennedy announces he will step down in “coming months”

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy has begun discussions about leaving his post as leader of the four-campus system, he announced Monday, two weeks after Boulder faculty voted to censure him over his handling of diversity issues.

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CPR

University Of Colorado President Mark Kennedy Will Step Down

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy is leaving after just two years on the job. Kennedy and the university's Board of Regents announced that they were entering into discussions "regarding an orderly transition of the presidency in the coming months."

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Bizwest

Food delivery by robot wins health-care innovation challenge

news outletBizwest
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

A student-designed autonomous robot to deliver meals to hospital rooms won the Hospital Room of the Future challenge in the St. Vrain Valley School District Friday last week.

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9News

UCHealth wraps up Phase 3 of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

While the United States already has three approved COVID-19 vaccines, UCHealth and CU Anschutz are wrapping up Phase 3 of their trial for a fourth one.

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth Virologist explains efficacy of COVID-19 booster shots

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

Dr. Thomas Campbell, a University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth virologist and infectious-disease specialist, spoke with Denver7 about the future of booster shots and their efficacy with COVID-19 variants

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KMGH Channel 7

Health care experts share insight on Pfizer vaccine for adolescents as young as 12

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

On Monday, the FDA granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Pfizer for its COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to children ages 12 and up.

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The Denver Post

Mass shootings spur new gun policies

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 08, 2021

Colorado Democrats were unanimous in mission last week: They had to take action after the Boulder King Soopers mass shooting in March, and three new guns bills were the result.

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CBS4 Denver

Dad Calls Colorado Baby Born With Rare Birth Defect ‘A Little Rock Star’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

A baby born with some of her organs protruding from her body is now home with her parents in Frederick. Isabella Rhea Beach spent her first month of life in Children’s Hospital Colorado where she had five surgeries to repair the rare birth defect.

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Vox

How the world missed more than half of all Covid-19 deaths

news outletVox
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

The world may have undercounted Covid-19 deaths by a staggering margin, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The actual count may actually be 6.9 million deaths, more than double official tolls.

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The Denver Post

UCHealth sending supplies to India

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

The more he saw and heard about the ongoing carnage COVID-19 was unleashing in India, the more upset Dr. Saketh Guntupalli became.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coronavirus variant from India found for the first time in Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

new coronavirus variant has been identified in five people in Mesa County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Thursday.

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KMGH Channel 7

Denver Public Schools plans for a return to normal with help from $200M in stimulus money

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

Denver Public Schools leaders announced plans for a return to full in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. While a remote option will also be available, the district is hoping most students, especially young learners, will have an experience similar to pre-pandemic schooling.

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth staff coordinates medical supply drive for India

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

Dr. Saketh Guntupalli watched horrific images of India's COVID-19 crisis on TV, and he heard from his family in the health care industry battling it on the ground.

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Eat This, Not That!

If You're This Age, Be Worried About COVID Right Now

news outletEat This, Not That!
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

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.

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9News

What happens if herd immunity isn't achieved in Colorado?

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

Thursday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said while more people are being vaccinated in Colorado, the demand for shots has decreased. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado experiencing decline in COVID vaccine appointments

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

Fernando Holguin, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist at
UCHealth [and CU School of Medicine], said right now only half of
Colorado residents have been either vaccinated with one dose or both
doses of a COVID vaccine. “We are starting to see for the first time
there are more slots available than people demanding the vaccine,”
Holguin said.

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CBS4 Denver

Summer Could See Big Decline In Cases

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

Modeling of COVID-19 cases shows a strong potential of a big drop coming, especially in places with higher vaccination rates. States like Colorado, which are doing better than many others have a greater chance for a drop.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

What will school look like this fall?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

 What will the upcoming school year look like? It’s a question parents across the world have and on Thursday, leaders from Denver Public Schools did what they could to answer it.

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Rocky Mountain PBS

The fight against COVID-19 turned very personal for a top Colorado medical expert

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

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.

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Yahoo News

‘We’re really in the early days’ of understanding neurological issues with COVID-19

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

The long-term effects of COVID-19 are still not clear, and recent research indicates that many patients could face neurological or psychiatric issues down the line.

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Bakersfield.com

COVID-19 ‘doesn’t discriminate by age’: Serious cases on the rise in younger adults

news outletBakersfield.com
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

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.

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ABC News

Children make up 26% of new COVID-19 cases in Colorado

news outletABC News
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

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.

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The Colorado Sun

A Colorado woman developed rare blood clots from a coronavirus vaccine

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

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.

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AAMC

Doctors with long COVID-19 share their struggles

news outletAAMC
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

For Sunita Sharma, MD, COVID-19 started out simple. In September, a week after working in an intensive care unit, the pulmonologist developed muscle aches and a low-grade fever for a couple of days.

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Highly contagious Brazilian COVID variant confirmed in El Paso County

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado doctor urges kids 12 to 15 get COVID vaccine once available

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

 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.

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The Colorado Sun

More and more Colorado parents are vaccinated, but their kids mostly aren’t

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

New treatment used to care for Denver woman who developed blood clots after J&J vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

Nearly one in a half-million was Morgan Wolfe’s chances of developing blood clots after receiving the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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Aurora Sentinel

University of Colorado Hospital treats patient with Johnson & Johnson-related blood clot

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Woman Treated For Rare Blood Clots Related To Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doctor says data allowed leeway on face covering guidance

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

 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.

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FOX News

Herd immunity: An explanation

news outletFOX News
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

 Pennsylvania is moving towards its goal of vaccinating 80% of the population against COVID-19 with first doses administered to 50.3% of the population, according to the CDC.

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NPR

Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases

news outletNPR
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

Children’s Hospital program for kids with severe asthma expands beyond Denver-area schools

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 02, 2021

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.

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Denver Gazette

Under cover of COVID, fentanyl and isolation fuel spiraling overdose crisis

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateMay 02, 2021

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
overdose.”

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doctor shares personal pandemic heartache

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 02, 2021

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.

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Colorado Parent

What to Expect When You’re Expecting in a Pandemic

news outletColorado Parent
Publish DateMay 01, 2021

In early March of 2020, my husband and I watched our baby, no bigger than a sweet potato, kick and roll on the ultrasound monitor. I was 19 weeks pregnant, and seeing our first child’s toes, her spine, even the four chambers of her heart was miraculous. “You’re entering your second trimester,” my doctor told me. “Enjoy this special time!” I felt like nothing could shake my joy. COVID-19 changed everything.

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Medscape

COVID Outcomes Similar With ECMO or Mechanical Ventilation

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 01, 2021

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.

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Contagion Live

Similar Outcomes Seen in ECMO and Mechanically-Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateMay 01, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado living organ donor gives gift of life twice

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Mom Donates Kidney To Son, Hopes To Inspire Others

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

 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.

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CBS4 Denver

Optune Device Extends Life Expectancy Of Littleton Man With Brain Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

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.

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9News

Doctor shares her story of COVID-19 loss to inspire Coloradans to get the vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

For the past year, Dr. Michelle Barron has shared her expertise in the field of infectious disease.

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Rocky Mountain PBS

A Denver woman goes 2 rounds with the disease

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

Finding out you have COVID-19 would be a nightmare for anyone. Cindy Schulz of Denver faced that nightmare twice. And her second fight with the disease put her in the hospital.

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The New York Times

Why Is Perimenopause Still Such a Mystery?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateApril 29, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

India’s COVID-19 crisis has impact on Colorado families

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 29, 2021

 India’s record-setting coronavirus surge is impacting families in Colorado who are trying to help their loved ones overseas.

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Healthline

How Do You Manage Autism and Type 1 Diabetes?

news outletHealthline
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

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.

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NPR

Regulation Change Could Help Addiction Treatment In The West

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

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.

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303 Magazine

These Aurora Doctors Are Fighting Racial Inequities in Vaccine Distribution

news outlet303 Magazine
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s major public universities will require COVID-19 vaccines for students, faculty and staff

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

Colorado’s major public universities will require their students, faculty and staff receive COVID-19 vaccinations before beginning the fall semester.

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Journals Blog

“Soft” Does Not Equal “Safe,” at Least for Sleeping Babies

news outletJournals Blog
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

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.

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KVNF

COVID 'Long Haulers'

news outletKVNF
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

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.

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Journal-Advocate

Some COVID-19 long haulers find relief from vaccine, but many still struggle

news outletJournal-Advocate
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

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.

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NPR

More Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Are Young Adults

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doctors urge recently diagnosed COVID patients to consider monoclonal antibody treatment

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Antibody Treatment Now Available To Colorado Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

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.

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9News

Antibody treatment can prevent hospitalization in COVID-19 patients

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

 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.

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Medscape

Loss of MAP3K7 and CHD1 Expression Drive Recurrence, Resistance in Prostate Cancer

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

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.

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STAT

AI caught a hidden problem in one patient’s heart. Can it work for others?

news outletSTAT
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

CU Cancer Center Technology Is A ‘Game Changer’ For Kids Undergoing Radiation

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

 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.

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NBC News

CDC finds unsafe bedding remains a leading cause of unexpected infant deaths

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

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.

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KKTV

Second COVID Shot: Common questions answered

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

A lot of people are getting vaccinated in Colorado now that anyone 16 and up is eligible. And, a lot of people have questions about their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna shot.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coloradans can self-schedule vaccine appointments with UCHealth

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

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.

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9News

62,000 Coloradans have missed their second COVID-19 vaccine appointment

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

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. 

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The Colorado Sun

Almost everyone in Colorado who eagerly wanted a coronavirus vaccine has gotten one

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Problems Reported In 15 Out Of 7 Million Doses

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 25, 2021

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.

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Billings Gazette

Malta man becomes Colorado's first COVID-19 patient to undergo double lung transplant

news outletBillings Gazette
Publish DateApril 24, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

Three out of five Coloradans hospitalized for COVID-19 during fourth wave are under 60

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 24, 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.

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Self

5 Things You Need to Consider Before Taking Any Supplement

news outletSelf
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

CU Boulder Study Shows How Asymptomatic People Spread Disease

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado resumes use of single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

State health officials hoping for larger response to walk-up vaccine clinics

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

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.  

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CBS4 Denver

Selfless Colorado Woman Donates Both A Kidney & Part Of Her Liver To Strangers

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 22, 2021

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.

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The New York Times

With Few New Clotting Cases, Johnson & Johnson Pause Could Be Lifted Soon

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateApril 22, 2021

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.

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9News

UCHealth says they have performed Colorado's first COVID-related lung transplant

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

U.S Study Of Novavax COVID Vaccine Continues With 2 More Shots For Volunteers

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

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.

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NBC News

With vaccines open to 16- to 17-year-olds, high schools set up shop to give the shots

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

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.

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CNN

Sicknick death ruled 'natural' but experts say stress can set off strokes

news outletCNN
Publish DateApril 20, 2021

Were the strokes that killed US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick after the January 6 insurrection really natural? Some neurologists don't think so.

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Consumer Reports

Safe Summer Activities for Kids During the Pandemic

news outletConsumer Reports
Publish DateApril 20, 2021

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.  

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NPR

A Year In, Here's What We Know About Vitamin D For Preventing COVID

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 19, 2021

Some researchers are optimistic that vitamin D supplements may prove helpful in preventing COVID-19. Others are skeptical.

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9News

Which metrics will tell health experts that the COVID-19 pandemic is over?

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 19, 2021

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. 

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Inside the Games

Athletes on the front foot in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

news outletInside the Games
Publish DateApril 18, 2021

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.

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Greeley Tribune

The time to get vaccinated is now

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateApril 17, 2021

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to get bogged down with anxiety. We are consumed by thoughts that because a virus and its treatment is novel, it’s like nothing humans have ever experienced before.

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Medscape

Five-Minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 16, 2021

"These findings suggest the digitally derived clock may have greater generalizability than many other traditional neuropsychological measures," the investigators write.

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CNN

Teens slept 45 minutes more a night when their school district tried a new scheduling strategy

news outletCNN
Publish DateApril 16, 2021

Changing middle and high school schedules can lead to significantly improved shut-eye for students, a new study found.

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WHBL

U.S. parents begin to ask: Should my child get a COVID-19 shot?

news outletWHBL
Publish DateApril 16, 2021

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.

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CPR

Attracting Doctors To Rural Colorado Is A Big Problem. This CU Anschutz Researcher Has A Few Ideas

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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.

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News Medical

CU researcher receives NIH grant to analyze the link between gut microbiome and osteoarthritis

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

Osteoarthritis affects the joints, but according to researcher Michael Zuscik, PhD, it may start in the gut.

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Vet Candy

Peer mentorship can be more effective, accessible than traditional mentorship in academic medicine

news outletVet Candy
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

Colorado Tested More Prisoners for COVID-19

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

Colorado was near the top when it came to testing its prison inmates for COVID-19, but it’s not clear that helped reduce deaths behind bars.

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9News

Why COVID-19 testing is important even as the number of vaccinations increase

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

3rd COVID-19 vaccine booster likely needed within 12 months

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth Plans For Possibility Of 3rd Dose Needed Within A Year

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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.

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5280

Your Questions About Life After Vaccination, Answered

news outlet5280
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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.

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Health.com

How the COVID-19 Vaccines Were Made So Quickly

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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.

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Health Day

Three-Drug Regimen Treats Cystic Fibrosis in Younger Children

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

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.

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Healio

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests rose when local COVID-19 prevalence high

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

Most cities experienced significant increases in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that paralleled spikes in local COVID-19 prevalence, researchers reported.

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NPR

A Year In, Here's What We Know About Vitamin D For Preventing COVID

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

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.

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Denver Business Journal

Biotech company partners with National Jewish Health to test potential Covid-19 therapy

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

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 study.

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NBC News

Broncos schedule vaccination day for players, coaches, staff, families

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

The NFL has instructed teams to arrange vaccination days for their personnel, and the Broncos have set theirs up.

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9News

Variant cases now make up more than half of new Colorado COVID-19 cases

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

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.

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CBS News

Pause In Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Shot Could Create More Hesitancy Among Unvaccinated Americans

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

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.

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CPR

Already Got The Now-Paused Johnson & Johnson Vaccine? Here’s What You Should Know

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

“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.

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The News Station

‘Wonder Woman’ Gives Back by Donating Two Organs to Two Strangers

news outletThe News Station
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

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.”

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Colorado Trust

New Program Aims to Teach Rural Providers About Transgender Care

news outletColorado Trust
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

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.

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Castle Rock News-Press

Telehealth has been problem-solver

news outletCastle Rock News-Press
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the state government, the public was warned to stay home starting last March when cases of COVID started spreading in the U.S.

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Healio

Diabetes and COVID-19

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

“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
colleagues wrote.

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Castle Rock News-Press

Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care system

news outletCastle Rock News-Press
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

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.

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Columbus Dispatch

Enjoy black licorice only in moderation, doctors warn

news outletColumbus Dispatch
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

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.

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Fintech Zoom

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

news outletFintech Zoom
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

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.

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WebMD

The Most Common Lingering Symptoms After Mild COVID

news outletWebMD
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

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.

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Washington Post

A vaccine study in college students will help determine when it’s safe to take masks off

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

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?

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9News

Colorado saw a nearly 'nonexistent influenza season' this year thanks to COVID-19 safety measures

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 11, 2021

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.

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Healio

Hybrid Closed Loop System and Type 1 Diabetes

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

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.

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CPR

Teachers Gear Up For The Final Push Even After This Pandemic Year Took A Massive Mental Health Toll

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

COVID-19 long hauler shares journey with psychological impacts

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

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.

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Medscape

Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

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.

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KKTV

Anxiety, fatigue, headaches: COVID long haul symptoms linger for some Coloradans

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctor wants more Coloradans to take advantage of ‘highly effective’ COVID-19 treatment

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

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.

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Denver Business Journal

UCHealth partners with Siri co-founder, scientist to develop mobile blood-pressure tool

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateApril 08, 2021

With more than 100 million people in the U.S. suffering from hypertension, the smartphone-based blood pressure monitor could help millions.

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The Hill

Data on gun violence would save lives — just like it has for car crashes

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateApril 08, 2021
In 2010, total U.S. traffic deaths fell to their lowest level since the 1950s – due in part to more motorists buying into “buckling up and embracing safety innovations.” Motor vehicle death rates have remained roughly steady since that time despite more people driving.
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The Science Times

Inhibitor Drug Could Stop Tumor Growth, Possible Cure for Cancer

news outletThe Science Times
Publish DateApril 08, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

State confident nothing to worry about at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park site

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 08, 2021

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.

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Study Finds

Changes in gut microbiome play a role in autism development, study reveals

news outletStudy Finds
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

The COVID-19 vaccine trial process was one of the fastest and most innovative, here's why

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

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.

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9News

People who got first vaccine dose away from home look for new providers for second shot

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

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.

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9News

Face masks no longer required outside in 5 metro Denver counties

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) relaxed the county's mask order on Monday so that masks are no longer required in outdoor public spaces.

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Longmont Times-Call

Boulder County ophthalmologist keeps focus on patients, despite challenges of pandemic

news outletLongmont Times-Call
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

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.

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Douglas County News-Press

Finding cancer care during COVID

news outletDouglas County News-Press
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

While the rest of the world was being told to stay home and delay medical care in the spring of 2020, Littleton-area resident Suzi McCumber was searching for a place to perform a recommended biopsy.

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KOAA

Data Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Effective in Adolescents

news outletKOAA
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

Data released by Pfizer and BioNTech suggests their COVID-19 vaccine is effective in children between the ages of 12 and 15.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID-19 cases are rising again, but hospitalization trajectory still unclear

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Coloradans Urged To Maintain COVID Safety Measures Ahead Of All-Star Game

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

 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.

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The Colorado Sun

What is and isn’t allowed in Colorado when it comes to compelling people to get a coronavirus vaccine

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

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.

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Becker's Spine Review

Researcher studying role of gut microbiome on osteoarthritis gets $3M grant

news outletBecker's Spine Review
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

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.

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CPR

‘All Kinds Of Trauma’: Students Are Returning To School, But Are We Ready To Help Them Cope?

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

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

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9News

If Colorado has a fourth COVID wave, it will look different than the first three

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Researcher Offers Answers For Those With Vaccine Hesitancies

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

Vaccine Passports

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 04, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Early data shows vaccine could help some COVID-19 ‘long haulers’

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 04, 2021

More than a year after her initial COVID-19 symptoms appeared, Harper Powell is still fighting lingering effects that impact her daily life.

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East Oregonian

Rural health is in crisis – 5 creative ways the Biden administration can help it thrive

news outletEast Oregonian
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

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.

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HCP Live

What Experts Are Learning About Sotatercept for PAH

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

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.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal

To defeat a foe like Parkinson’s, we must expose its secrets

news outletGrand Rapids Business Journal
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

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.

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Telluride Daily Planet

A race between the vaccines and the variants

news outletTelluride Daily Planet
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is rapidly accelerating. At press time Friday, more than 56.1 million people — about 17 percent of the U.S. population — had been fully vaccinated. 

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CBS4 Denver

CDC Announces New COVID-19 Guidance For Gatherings, Travel Ahead Of Easter Sunday

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

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.

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Wine Spectator

I recently recovered from COVID-19, and I still suffer from fatigue and muscle aches.

news outletWine Spectator
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

New COVID-19 safety guidelines in place for fans at Coors Field

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

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.

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HCP Live

Sotatercept Could Be a Promising Novel Agent for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

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.

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5280

How COVID-19 Will Help Denver Doctors Revolutionize Health Care

news outlet5280
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

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.”

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5280

A Colorado Mom’s Mission to Find a Cure for a Rare Genetic Disorder—And Save Her Son

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

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.

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Radiology Business

Claims data reveal key clues to why patients may miss lung cancer screening exams

news outletRadiology Business
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

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.

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McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

Dementia toolkit for clinicians underscores urgency of early diagnosis

news outletMcKnight’s Long-Term Care News
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

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.

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9News

Colorado researchers testing 'BioSticker' to predict COVID-19 infections among military, general public

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Vaccinated people unlikely to spread coronavirus

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that people who are fully vaccinated are unlikely to transmit the coronavirus to others.

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The Healthy

What Is Mild Scoliosis? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

news outletThe Healthy
Publish DateMarch 30, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Father of four becomes Colorado’s first lung transplant patient due to COVID

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 30, 2021

 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.

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Sprudge

Is Machine Learning The Future Of Coffee Health Research?

news outletSprudge
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

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.”

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American Medical Association

4 approaches to cut physicians’ mental workload—and burnout

news outletAmerican Medical Association
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

COVID-19 updates for March 29-April 4, 2021

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

More than 458,000 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and 25,351 have been hospitalized as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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KMGH Channel 7

COVID-19 patient receives first COVID-related lung transplant in Colorado

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

Bryan Raymond's journey started late last year.

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Bizwest

CU study to help determine whether vaccinated people can spread COVID

news outletBizwest
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

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

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WebMD

FAQ: What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids

news outletWebMD
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

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.

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Brush News Tribune

Colorado health care workers grapple with burnout, trauma as pandemic stretches into a second year

news outletBrush News Tribune
Publish DateMarch 28, 2021

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.

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PBS News Hour

COVID 19: Let's Talk About the Vaccine

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateMarch 28, 2021

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.

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U.S. News & World Report

2022 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateMarch 28, 2021

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.

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U.S. News & World Report

2022 Best Medical Schools: Research

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateMarch 28, 2021

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.

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9News

UCHealth provides resources for employees dealing with past traumas

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

Hospital employees who have worked through traumatic experiences in Colorado and elsewhere may be reliving past traumas after the mass shooting in Boulder.

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CBS4 Denver

Jefferson County Narrowly Avoids Moving Back To Level Yellow

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

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.

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KUNC

Light At The End Of The Pandemic Tunnel Still Dim For Families Of Immunocompromised Children

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMarch 25, 2021

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.

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FOX News

Talking to kids about tragedies

news outletFOX News
Publish DateMarch 24, 2021

After disturbing incidents like terrorist attacks, riots, violence, and natural disasters, Children’s Hospital Colorado said feelings of panic and fear may increase.

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U.S. News & World Report

Nosing In on Kids Who Had COVID-19 and Lost Their Sense of Smell

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateMarch 24, 2021

Orange. Eucalyptus. Lavender. Peppermint.

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The New York Times

Is Coffee Good for Us? Maybe Machine Learning Can Help Figure It Out.

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 24, 2021

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.

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NBC News

Why This Doctor Recommends Moms Stay Weed-Free While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 23, 2021

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.

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WNEP

'Large number of staff absences' after COVID-19 vaccination prompts flexible learning day for some School District of Lancaster students

news outletWNEP
Publish DateMarch 22, 2021

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.

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9News

Doctor gives advice on getting better rest on World Sleep Day

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

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.

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9News

How many COVID vaccine doses in Colorado have gone to waste?

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

As we get further into the vaccine rollout in Colorado, we started asking about doses that have gone unused throughout the process. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado hospitals work to keep up with latest vaccine phase

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

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.

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Contagion Live

In Latinx Communities, Economic Insecurity, Immigration Fears, and Misinformation Fuel COVID-19 Disparities

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

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.

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Neurology Today

A Dearth of Protocols to Address Lawful Physician-Hastened Death

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Children's Hospital Colorado studying children who've lost sense of smell after COVID-19

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

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.

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American Medical Association

How pharmacogenomics enables precision approach to care

news outletAmerican Medical Association
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

Precision medicine that incorporates pharmacogenomics—matching medication to personal genetics—can improve an individual’s response to certain medications and help facilitate treatment.

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Deseret News

Does the COVID-19 vaccine really stop ‘long-COVID’?

news outletDeseret News
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

Many COVID-19 survivors who suffer symptoms months after are reporting feeling better after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, The New York Times reports.

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Health.com

Can You Exercise After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What Experts Say

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

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?

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KMGH Channel 7

1B.4 vaccination group begins Friday, includes all Coloradans 50 and up to get the vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

Vaccination group 1B.4 will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, expanding the potential pool of recipients by millions of Coloradans.

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KUNC

How High Is Too High?

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

Today on Colorado Edition: We speak with researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado, who recently published a study looking at how marijuana use in breastfeeding parents can affect breastmilk.

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KRDO

Doctor to address why kids aren’t getting enough sleep

news outletKRDO
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

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. 

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9News

Man used his stimulus checks to buy propane tanks for warmth, and one nearly killed him

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

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. 

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Radio World

Health Officials Deploy TIS for Vaccinations

news outletRadio World
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

Traffic Information Stations, also known as Highway Advisory Radio systems, have been a fixture on American roads since the FCC authorized the 10 watt AM systems in 1977.

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9News

A deeper look at our understanding of COVID vaccines and transmission

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

The excitement around getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has to do with what life looks like afterward. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver’s Most Remarkable Women: Meet Maureen Shul

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

March is Women’s History Month and we’re taking the whole month to honor remarkable women right here in Denver.

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5280

The Pandemic Is Wrecking Our Bodies

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

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). 

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NBC News

Kids will be the last to be vaccinated. When will it be safe to go on family vacations?

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Mass Vaccination Sites Are The Goal As Next Vaccine Phase Approaches

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

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.

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Wall Street Journal

Moderna Is Testing Its Covid-19 Vaccine on Young Children

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

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.

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Consumer Affairs

THC is detectable in breast milk for up to six weeks

news outletConsumer Affairs
Publish DateMarch 15, 2021

“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.”

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Denver Gazette

The Longest Year

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateMarch 14, 2021

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

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Pueblo Chieftan

'Like you're not all there': Long-haul COVID-19 patients can't seem to bounce back

news outletPueblo Chieftan
Publish DateMarch 14, 2021

Donna Poss and her husband, Dave, were both diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-December.

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Health Day

Driven by Anti-Vaxxers, Measles Outbreaks Cost Everyone Money

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

 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.

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The Denver Post

Shoveling snow: How to clear heavy, wet snow safely

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Winter storm delays vaccination appointments, causes confusion

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

Thousands of Coloradans are rescheduling the vaccination appointments as the incoming winter storm cancels vaccine events across the Front Range.

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CBS4 Denver

Delay In 2nd COVID Vaccine Dose Due To Winter Storm Will Not Affect Efficacy

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

How to avoid injuries when clearing snow from your driveway

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

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.

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Washington Post

‘An accelerated cauldron of evolution’: Covid-19 patients with cancer, HIV, may play a role in emergence of variants

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

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.

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5280

Are Colorado’s COVID-19 Restrictions Easing Too Soon?

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

As Colorado continues its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the state is inching—and in some cases, bounding—toward normalcy.

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Health Day

THC From Pot Lingers in Breast Milk for Weeks

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, remains in breast milk for up to six weeks and may be harmful to infants, a new study warns.

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Healio

Weight loss linked to poorer survival outcomes in HER2-positive early breast cancer

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

“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.

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The Colorado Sun

Coronavirus is straining Colorado kids’ mental health. The state hopes free counseling sessions will help

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

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.

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NBC News

Long-haul Covid patients can experience 'waves of symptoms,' early research suggests

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 10, 2021

Kelly Marcilliat realized something was terribly wrong with his thinking on a drive last summer.

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KOAA

Recovered COVID patient meets his convalescent plasma donors

news outletKOAA
Publish DateMarch 10, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Vaccine clinics in Aurora seek to combat disparities for underrepresented communities

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 09, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coloradans excited about new CDC guidelines

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 08, 2021

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.

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CNN

Some children's hospitals see a surge in rare Covid-19 complication MIS-C

news outletCNN
Publish DateMarch 08, 2021

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."

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Bloomberg News

Covid Q&A: Is It OK to mix different vaccines?

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateMarch 07, 2021

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?

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NPR

Scientist Stresses J&J Vaccine's Efficacy In Preventing Severe COVID-19

news outletNPR
Publish DateMarch 07, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Denver hospital uses telehealth to keep COVID-19 patients out of ICU

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

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.

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Best Life

Doctors Say Do These 2 Things the Morning of Your Vaccine Appointment

news outletBest Life
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

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. 

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Oklahoma News 4

Can you spread coronavirus after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

news outletOklahoma News 4
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

Health experts are trying to determine how effective the COVID-19 vaccine is at stopping the spread of the virus.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

CU med students are helping older Coloradans get vaccine appointments

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

Older and underserved Coloradans are getting help making COVID-19 vaccine appointments, thanks to medical students at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Medscape

Breast Cancer Mortality in Under 40s Resparks Screening Debate

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

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.

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Healio

Obesity drives higher CV, renal risks for adolescents with type 1 diabetes

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

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.

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Medscape

Time to Rethink Prognosis After Prolonged Unconsciousness?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

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.

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Medical News Today

Why do some people believe health misinformation?

news outletMedical News Today
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

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.

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CGTN

U.S. initiative to understand long-hauler COVID-19 syndrome

news outletCGTN
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have now been roughly 115 million cases of COVID-19 globally.

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U.S. News & World Report

She Barely Survived a Severe Form of COVID-19 Hitting Kids

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

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.

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9News

Dispelling myths about the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Public health officials know people have questions about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Denver Business Journal

DBJ's 40 Under 40 class of 2021, Part 3 revealed: Denver's got talent

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

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.

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Health Day

American Indians Have Highest Risk for Nonhemorrhagic Stroke

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

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.

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The Colorado Sun

When coronavirus attacked Colorado’s health, it changed the state’s health system forever

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

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. 

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Healio

Allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines rare, but ‘a lot of uncertainty’ remains

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Type 1 Diabetics Move Up For Vaccination Eligibility

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Schools, travel industry say continued mask wearing possible in wake of pandemic

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

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.

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CPR

Gun Storage Bill Advances At Colorado Legislature

news outletCPR
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

A bill to require Colorado gun owners who share their homes with children to securely store their weapons passed its first committee Monday on a party line vote.

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Health Central

Should You Take Supplements to Reduce Cholesterol?

news outletHealth Central
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Baby Born With Abnormal Heart Now Thriving After Heart Transplant

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

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.

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MSN

Children's Hospital Colorado expert Dr. Sean O'Leary discusses latest on COVID-19 and Colorado schools

news outletMSN
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021
“Vaccines are a victim of their own success because they work, and
so parents don’t see these diseases anymore that historically killed
thousands or millions of children and, in some cases, adults as well,”
says Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist with
Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of
Medicine. “We need to do everything we can to stop [this pandemic],
and a vaccine is probably our best way for this to end.”
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The New York Times

Why Health Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

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.

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Physician's Weekly

With ACIP Vote, J & J Covid-19 Vaccine Is Ready to Roll

news outletPhysician's Weekly
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Estes Park woman tests positive for COVID-19 days before her 2nd Moderna vaccine dose

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

An Estes Park woman tested positive on Feb. 25 for COVID-19, just two days prior to her second Moderna vaccine appointment.

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CBS News

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Adds To Arsenal In Coronavirus Battle

news outletCBS News
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

 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.

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CBS4 Denver

Gov. Jared Polis Envisions A ‘Very Close To Normal’ Summer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

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.

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9News

Treatment center helps veterans, first responders with traumatic brain injuries

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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. 

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The Chronicle News

Trinidad native son, first Black doctor to graduate medical school at CU honored with endowed scholarship

news outletThe Chronicle News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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.

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Clinical Advisor

Coffee: A Cup a Day Keeps Heart Failure Away

news outletClinical Advisor
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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 

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Everyday Health

Exercise, Not Testosterone Therapy, Improves Artery Health in Middle-Aged and Older Men

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Couple who had COVID last spring gets tested for antibodies and the results are surprising

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

 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.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado’s “last responders” are exhausted after a year of coronavirus goodbyes

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

Maria McLain Cox deals in uncertainty. 

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NBC News

How specialized centers are trying to treat long-haulers

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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.

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9News

Local children, teens suffer long-term effects of COVID

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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.

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Bizwest

There’s COVID. And ‘Long COVID’

news outletBizwest
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

had Wittenmyer’s long, red beard has grown unmanaged since March, seemingly at the same rate as his pain.

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Deseret News

Can the COVID-19 vaccine end long-term symptoms?

news outletDeseret News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine continues to make its way into the arms of Americans. And, according to some researchers, the vaccine might help those who once had long-term COVID-19 symptoms.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

A year of COVID-19 in Colorado through the eyes of 2 doctors

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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.

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5280

Vaccine-Hesitant Coloradans Could Prolong the COVID-19 Misery

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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.

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9News

Colorado doctor featured on Golden Globes with actress Carey Mulligan

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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.

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HCP Live

Pediatric Adherence to Drugs Treating Severe Asthma is About 57%

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateFebruary 27, 2021

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.

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FOX News

A researcher compares Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine to Pfizer, Moderna

news outletFOX News
Publish DateFebruary 26, 2021

 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.

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CPR

1 Year Later, Doctors Are Still Trying To Understand COVID-19’s Long Term Physical And Emotional Effects

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

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.

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Wyoming Public Media

Going The Distance For Vaccines In The Mountain West

news outletWyoming Public Media
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctor Calls Johnson & Johnson Vaccine News ‘Very Exciting’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

 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.

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The Denver Post

Drop in Flu During Pandemic

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

“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.”

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado professor says he wishes he had the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctors say COVID-19 vaccine is safe for ‘long haulers’ despite lack of hard data

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

 Persisting symptoms in recovered COVID-19 patients continue to baffle doctors nearly a year after some of the affected people first became sick.

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CPR

It’s A Race Between COVID-19 Variants And The COVID Vaccine

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

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.

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Medscape

Heart Health in Pregnancy Tied to CV Risk in Adolescent Offspring

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

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.

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Health Day

Guys, Exercise Will Boost Your Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

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.

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Men's Health

Why Drinking More Coffee Could Reduce The Risk Of Heart Failure

news outletMen's Health
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

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. 

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Medscape

Scientists Say 'Health Warning' Needed on Vit D/COVID-19 Preprint

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

"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."

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Medscape

Loss of Smell Lingers Post COVID

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

More than 50% of healthcare workers infected with SARS-CoV-2 report that their sense of smell has not returned to normal an average of 5 months post infection, new research shows.

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9News

Vaccine impact on transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

While much is known about the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, researchers are still studying their impact on transmissibility. 

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The Denver Post

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are still dropping. Can Colorado keep it up until enough are vaccinated?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

CU School of Medicine launches endowed scholarship to support Black, underrepresented students in medical field

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

The University of Colorado School of Medicine announced Monday the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund to support Black and other underrepresented medical students.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth has administered over 215,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

The University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) announced it has provided more than 215,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in Colorado on Monday.

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Colorado Politics

University of Colorado creates medical scholarships for Black students

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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 

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CBS4 Denver

New CU School Of Medicine Scholarship Honors Black History & Dr. Charles Blackwood

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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.

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NY Metro Parents

Daylight Saving Time Tips for Parents

news outletNY Metro Parents
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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. 

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Wyoming News

Local teen able to hop back on the saddle six weeks after spine surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado

news outletWyoming News
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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.

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The Colorado Sun

Coronavirus has stolen some kids’ sense of smell, and it stinks

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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. 

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American Academy of Pediatricts AAP

Experts weigh in on top pediatric concerns a year into pandemic

news outletAmerican Academy of Pediatricts AAP
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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.

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Aurora Sentinel

CU Anschutz School of Medicine creates new scholarship for Black students

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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.

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Colorado Times-Reporter

Barred From Denver Hospitals, Black Woman Doc Practiced Medicine at Home and Delivered 7,000 Babies

news outletColorado Times-Reporter
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Dr. Deb Saint-Phard Asks All To Choose Compassion Over Prejudice

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

A respected Colorado physician is asking people to choose compassion over prejudice.

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New York Post

Columbia professor: I do heroin regularly for ‘work-life balance’

news outletNew York Post
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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.

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Pharmacy Times

Weight Loss After HER2-positive Early Breast Cancer Diagnosis Associated With Worse Outcomes

news outletPharmacy Times
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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.

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News Review

Coffee may help reduce risk for heart failure

news outletNews Review
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

Drinking one or more cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of heart failure, according to new research. But only if it’s caffeinated.

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Healthline

Heart Damage Seen in 50% of People Hospitalized With COVID-19

news outletHealthline
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Should employers mandate a COVID vaccine?

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

As COVID-19 Evolves, Vaccines May Need To Be Retooled

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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.

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FOX News

‘We’re not there yet’: UCHealth doc says now is not the time to let our guard down

news outletFOX News
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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.

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9News

An expert answers our questions about the science behind creating a COVID-19 vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

9NEWS talked to Dr. Ross Kedl, a professor with the CU Anschutz School of Medicine

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The New York Times

Coffee Drinking Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 18, 2021

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.

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Healio

Could blind hiring improve diversity in the endocrine workforce?

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 18, 2021

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.

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MedPage Today

Vitamin D Flops in Moderate-Severe COVID

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateFebruary 18, 2021

Among patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, there was no difference in length of hospital stay in those given a single 200,000-IU dose of vitamin D3 versus those given placebo in a randomized trial in Brazil.

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The Colorado Sun

Combatting alarm fatigue at Colorado hospitals saves lives of UCHealth sepsis patients

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

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. 

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The Independent

Why there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment for asthma

news outletThe Independent
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

Asthma may be a disease with one name, but experts say that unbeknown to most people who have it, it is not just one condition, nor is there a “one-size-fits-all” treatment for it.

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U.S. News & World Report

Mom's Heart Health While Pregnant Could Influence Her Child's Health for Years

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

 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.

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CBS4 Denver

‘Treating People The Right Way’: CU Medical Residents Take Course In Health Equity

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Denver Health medicine residents participate in cultural sensitivity training

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth emergency medicine physician seeks to bridge the divide in health care

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

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.

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CPR

What Side Effects To Expect From The COVID Vaccine

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

Dan Jones, 44, nursed a sore arm after his first COVID-19 vaccine, but other than that, he felt fine. 

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Becker's Hospital Review

How 9 hospital innovation chiefs want health IT to further adapt to the pandemic

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Actor Gary Sinise Expands Philanthropic Work To Help More Colorado Veterans Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

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.

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MedPage Today

Heart Health in Pregnancy Tied to Kids' Later CV Risk

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

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.

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CPR

From Starvation To Overdose, Coronavirus’ Hidden Toll Emerges In Colorado’s Death Data

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

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.

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LADDERS

Drinking this many cups of coffee per day reduces heart attack risk by a third

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

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. 

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Science News

Coffee Consumption Reduces Incident Heart Failure Risk, New Research Suggests

news outletScience News
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

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).

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KMGH Channel 7

Young Coloradans discuss mental health and suicide in new MTV documentary

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, another major health crisis is gaining attention.

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9News

Record 26 people being treated for frostbite at UCHealth

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

A record number of people at one time are being treated for frostbite at UCHealth's Burn and Frostbite Center.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Record number of frostbite patients in UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Frostbite Injuries Soar After Freezing Weekend In Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

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.

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Healio

CGM users see more time in range during early weeks of COVID-19 pandemic

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Dr. Fauci predicts vaccines could be authorized for young kids this fall

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 14, 2021

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.

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CPR

Coronavirus Stole Chef Bonanno’s Taste And Smell. Science Is Working On Why

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

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. 

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The Denver Post

Are you vaccinated? You still need to wear a mask and social distance, experts advise

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of Feb. 12, and are likely wondering what they can safely do.

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Denver Gazette

Coloradans flock to clinics across Denver metro to receive COVID-19 vaccine despite bitter cold

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

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. 

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PBS News Hour

An Aurora clinic brings COVID-19 vaccine to communities at heightened risk

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

At a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic, Dr. Fernando Holguin offered a stark message for those unsure about whether to get their shots.

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Healio

Artificial pancreas ‘dashboard’ could ease diabetes data burden for patients, providers

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

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.

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Vail Daily

After COVID-19 infections, some struggle with prolonged recoveries

news outletVail Daily
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado's top infectious disease expert answers your COVID-19 vaccine questions

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

 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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

More needs to be done to find and fight COVID-19 variants, says Colorado researcher

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

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.

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Medscape

Statins Linked to Reduced Postop Adhesions, Bowel Obstruction

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

Statin use is associated with a lower risk for postoperative adhesion-related complications (ARCs) after intra-abdominal surgery, a new observational study suggests.

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HCP Live

Coffee Consumption Linked to Decrease in Cardiovascular Risk

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

New research puts more weight on the value coffee has on reducing cardiovascular risks.

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Health Day

Many Babies Acquire Oral HPV, Probably From Mom

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

Cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is considered a sexually transmitted infection, but a new study shows that many babies are born carrying the virus in their mouths.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Writing styles linked to Alzheimer’s development later in life

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

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.

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The New York Times

We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

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.

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CNN

Black coffee can be good for your heart, studies show

news outletCNN
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2021

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.

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5280

Vaccine Guilt is Real. Here’s How to Deal, According to Local Ethicists

news outlet5280
Publish DateFebruary 08, 2021

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.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Doctors’ negative views of disabled patients affect quality of care

news outletAtlanta Journal Constitution
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2021

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.

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9News

The science behind why 'normal' can't start again right now

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2021

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.

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News Medical

CU researchers awarded NEI's 3D ROC prize to accelerate development of new therapies

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctors Stress Importance Of Diversity In Medical Field

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

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.

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Denver Gazette

How should you talk to vaccine-skeptical family?

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

As more and more vaccine becomes available, Gov. Jared Polis has repeatedly touted distribution as the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But that's only true if people actually get vaccinated.

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The New York Times

After a Rocky Start, Novavax Vaccine Could Be Here by Summer

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

As recently as December, the vaccine maker Novavax appeared to once again be on the brink of failure.

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CBS4 Denver

Second Shot In Clinical Trial Of Novavax COVID Vaccine Comes With A Dose Of Confidence

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

As state prepares to vaccinate teachers, older Coloradans and essential workers frustrated by lack of appointments

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

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.

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Healio

Artificial pancreas may be safe for young children with type 1 diabetes

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2021

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.

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Real Simple

What Your Summer Vacation Might Look Like This Year

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2021

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.

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KKTV

Should you wear two masks? What experts say

news outletKKTV
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2021

 Should you wear two masks?

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Working together to end homelessness

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

Over seven days ending on Jan. 2, Mike Coffman, the Mayor of Aurora, lived on the streets of Denver and Aurora to gain a different perspective on how to address the “problem of homelessness.”

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Healio

Psychiatry may play key role in mitigating ongoing political polarization, unrest

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

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.

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The Scientist

Are Phages Overlooked Mediators of Health and Disease?

news outletThe Scientist
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth paramedic dreams big with Super Bowl pre-game concert

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

In a matter of days, a lifelong dream could become reality for a Colorado frontline healthcare worker.

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STAT

Large majority of doctors hold misconceptions about people with disabilities

news outletSTAT
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth to share ‘playbook’ after successfully vaccinating 10,000 at mass vaccination site

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

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.

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5280

Inside One of the Country’s Largest Mass Vaccination Clinics

news outlet5280
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

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.” 

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KUNC

UCHealth Vaccinates 10,000 In Mass Weekend Clinic At Coors Field

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJanuary 31, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Large, Drive-thru Event Aims To Vaccinate 10,000 This Weekend

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 31, 2021

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.

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9News

We hit it out of the park': Nearly 10,000 vaccinated at UCHealth clinic

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 31, 2021

Shots that went into nearly 10,000 arms over the weekend in a parking lot outside Coors Field will save lives, UCHealth said Sunday.

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Denver Gazette

Coors Field mass COVID vaccination gives thousands of seniors reason to celebrate

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJanuary 30, 2021

Longmont resident Jack Taylor woke up Saturday knowing he was going to be headed to an exciting day at Coors Field. 

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The Denver Post

Thousands to be vaccinated in Denver this weekend as Colorado eyes more mass-inoculation events

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 29, 2021

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.

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Health Day

Some Inflammatory Diseases Linked to Stroke-Associated Pneumonia

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

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.

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GeriPal

LGBT Care for Older Adults and Serious Illness

news outletGeriPal
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

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?

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Healio

Evidence-based policies needed to support transgender health care access

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

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.

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Real Simple

Experts Now Recommend Double Masking to Prevent the Spread of COVID

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

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.

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KRDO

Doctor says school closures due to pandemic may have lasting impacts on children

news outletKRDO
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

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.

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9News

UCHealth hopes to recruit more people of color for vaccine trial

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

An outreach effort focuses on the safety and effectiveness of the Novavax vaccine.

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HCP Live

Physicians Should Encourage Age-Appropriate Influenza Vaccination

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

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).

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Washington Post

What Americans need to know about finding a coronavirus test abroad

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

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.

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9News

UCHealth starts vaccinating 10,000 people at drive-through clinic

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) is geared up for the state's largest mass vaccination site to date.

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth Preparing to Vaccinate 10,000 At Second Drive-thru Event

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth prepares for second mass vaccination event at Coors Field

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

 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.

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American Medical Association

Why future doctors must learn Holocaust’s awful lessons

news outletAmerican Medical Association
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado women experiencing hypertension during pregnancy could have cognitive issues later in life

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

New research from the journal Neurology shows hypertension during pregnancy could lead to cognitive decline in women later on in life.

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth Working With What’s Being Given, But Aims To Vaccinate More Coloradans On Large Scale Soon

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

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.

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Denver Gazette

While ill effects of 2nd COVID shot are stronger, front-line workers say it’s better than the alternative

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

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. 

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CBS4 Denver

Coloradans ‘Should Be Proud’ Of Declining COVID Cases, Hospitalizations

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

Colorado health experts are giving credit to Coloradans as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to go down.

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The Conversation

Rural health care is in crisis – here are 5 innovative ways Biden can help it transform

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

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.

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Health Central

What You Need to Know About CBD Side Effects

news outletHealth Central
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

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.

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WTKR

Diabetes prevention program saving lives during COVID-19 crisis

news outletWTKR
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

Small changes can make a big difference, especially for people battling Type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 crisis.

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CBS4 Denver

First Mass Vaccination Event Held at Coors Field

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

One thousand Coloradans, aged 70 and over, received their COVID-19 vaccinations Sunday at drive thru event in the parking lot at Coors Field.

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9News

UCHealth tells Moderna COVID-19 trial participants if they were vaccinated

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

UCHealth vaccinates 1,000 seniors at Coors Field, plans for 10,000 next weekend

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2021

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.

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Sify

Placental function can illuminate future disease

news outletSify
Publish DateJanuary 23, 2021

Researchers have discovered a direct association between placental function in pregnant women and future metabolic disorders in children and adults.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

22-year-old COVID ‘long hauler’ fights symptoms 11 months after infection

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 23, 2021

A healthy endurance athlete and thriving college student, Harper Powell’s life was drastically changed by COVID-19 nearly a year ago.

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CPR

Many LGBTQ Seniors Don’t Get The Health And End-Of-Life Care They Need

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Doctors, Patients Reflect On Dr. Justina Ford Day, Honoring Denver’s First Licensed Black Female Doctor

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

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.

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Denverite

Wealthier and whiter neighborhoods in Denver have higher vaccinations rates

news outletDenverite
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

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.

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Aurora Sentinel

CU Anschutz medical school sees 35% increase in applications from last year

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

Applications to the University of Colorado School of Medicine increased significantly this year, and the pandemic may explain part of the reasoning. 

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Rolling Stone Magazine

How Many Vaccine Shots Go to Waste?

news outletRolling Stone Magazine
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado husband and wife, who are medical experts, encourage Black community to get coronavirus vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

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.

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Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Jason Dragoo operates on Nuggets' Greg Whittington

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJanuary 20, 2021

Jason Dragoo, MD, performed a knee arthroscopy on Denver Nuggets forward Greg Whittington, the team reported Jan. 19.

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KUNC

'Probably All Of These Cases Have To Do With Mental Health,' Says Researcher Analyzing Colorado's Extreme Risk Law

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJanuary 20, 2021

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. 

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Healio

Expanded editorial board provides a wider lens on important issues in nephrology

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2021

It is clear 2020 was a challenging year for everyone in health care, including those in nephrology.

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9News

Gov. Polis assures second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be available on schedule

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2021

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.

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CPR

How Colorado Dodged A Holiday Coronavirus Tsunami

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2021

For weeks, Dr. Abbey Lara has been watching COVID-19 patients in the intensive care beds in her Aurora hospital, wondering when the next crush of the extremely sick would arrive.

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KMGH Channel 7

State still grappling with fake unemployment claims

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2021

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.

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The Denver Post

Colorado orders hospitals to use second doses of COVID-19 vaccine now

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2021

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.

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Pasadena Now

The Strength of Soap against the Virus

news outletPasadena Now
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2021

Have you ever wanted to learn exactly how soap is so effective against certain viruses?

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Neurology Today

How Long After a COVID Diagnosis Should I Get Vaccinated?

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2021

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.  

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Colorado Springs Business Journal

COVID-19 propels health care into virtual future

news outletColorado Springs Business Journal
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

Before COVID-19, telemedicine was practiced by many health systems, but seeing patients in person was still the norm.

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KMGH Channel 7

Experts debate the effectiveness of a single dose versus a double dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

The vaccine’s arrival in Colorado last month was rightly celebrated by the governor and others.

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NBC News

Lyft and Uber want to take you to your vaccination appointment

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

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?

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FOX News

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine.

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9News

Colorado Melanoma Foundation - Dr. Neil BoxLearn sun safety tips and resources at COMelanoma.org and find out how you can reduce your risk of skin cancer.

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2021

Learn sun safety tips and resources at COMelanoma.org and find out how you can reduce your risk of skin cancer.

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FOX News

Colorado hits record level of COVID-related illness in children

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2021

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.

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The New York Times

So You Think Your Kid Needs a Covid Test

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2021

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.

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Colorado Politics

Long-term care facilities express concern over 'vaccine hesitancy' among staff

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2021

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.

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9News

Doctor inspires communities of color by sharing his COVID-19 vaccine photo

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2021

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine was an obvious move for surgery fellow Dr. Kweku Hazel.

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FOX News

Colorado Springs father gives son the gift of life, becomes live liver donor

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2021

A Southern Colorado father gives his son the gift of life a second time with an organ donation.

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Washington Post

COVID-19 Has Quashed Nearly All Other Viruses

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2021

“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.”

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9News

Denver drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine site could open later this month

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2021

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.

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Healio

Mass screening program finds high prevalence of undiagnosed pediatric celiac disease

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

Mass screening identified a high prevalence of celiac disease among children, according to study results.

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The Colorado Sun

Convalescent plasma isn’t quite the coronavirus miracle treatment it was supposed to be

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

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. 

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CPR

Denver Public Schools Restarts In-Person Learning, But Some Remain Nervous

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

You couldn't see Edgar Redondo's smile because he was wearing a mask.

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9News

New COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial opens in Colorado

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

Researchers announced Monday they are recruiting potential study participants for another COVID-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

New COVID-19 vaccine trial opens in Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

UCHealth and the University of Colorado School of Medicine are now recruiting people for a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant or a nursing mother?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2021

Health experts are weighing in on what pregnant and nursing mothers or women trying to conceive should consider when getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to Aurora this week

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2021

A push to get the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved Colorado communities will see a direct impact later this week in Aurora.

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CBS4 Denver

One Of The Youngest Ovarian Cancer Victims Remembered: ‘She Never Stopped Fighting’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

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.

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Washington Post

Can we meet my elderly parents for our annual ski trip?

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 07, 2021

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

If you are next in line for a COVID vaccine, be prepared to wait

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 07, 2021

Many hospitals are not yet distributing vaccines to those 70 and over nearly a week after the governor announced the age group was eligible.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Children’s hospitals see more cases of depression, suicidal thoughts

news outletAtlanta Journal Constitution
Publish DateJanuary 07, 2021

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.

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Diverse

College Football Players Underestimate Risk of Concussion and Injury

news outletDiverse
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2021

U.S. college football players don’t accurately estimate their risk of concussion or injury, according to a recently released report.

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CPR

Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Creates Confusion For Most, Competition For Some

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2021

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.

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9News

Colorado hospital systems get ready for mass vaccinations

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2021

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.

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Health Day

Fewer Food Allergies in Kids If Mom Drinks Milk While Breastfeeding: Study

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

Mothers who drink cow's milk while breastfeeding may reduce their child's risk of developing food allergies, a new Swedish study suggests.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

College football players underestimate risk of concussion

news outletAtlanta Journal Constitution
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

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.

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KUNC

Persistent Economic Factors Drive Higher COVID-19 Infection Rate In Weld County's Latinos

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

Lately, conversations during family dinner in Erika Cardenas’ home are focused on how everyone got sick with COVID-19.

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The Denver Post

Denver hospitals can better help COVID-19 patients thanks to “unprecedented” advances in care

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

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.

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Bloomberg News

Easy-to-Spread Covid Variant in U.S. Amps Up Vaccine Urgency

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

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.

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9News

Speed at which vaccine developed shouldn’t be a concern

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth patients over 70 start getting vaccinated

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Eligible patients still looking for answers on COVID-19 vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 03, 2021

“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].

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Washington Post

Early vaccination in prisons, a public health priority, proves politically charged

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 02, 2021

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.

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Denver 7

Everyday Hero turns near-tragedy into an opportunity to protect the homeless from the cold

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateDecember 31, 2020

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Despite Vaccines Available For 70+, Getting The Shot May Be Challenging

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 31, 2020

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.

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9News

A look at the long-term impacts of COVID-19 for seniors

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 30, 2020

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.

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9News

Colorado Doctor Says New Strain Of COVID-19 Shouldn’t Cause Alarm

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 30, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doctor urges patience as state enters next vaccine phase

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 30, 2020

Colorado’s major health care systems are working to keep up with the state’s changing plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Nine months into the pandemic, will Colorado experience a baby boom or baby bust?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 29, 2020

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.

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MHealthIntelligence

DoD Funds Study For Early COVID-19 Symptom Detection Wearable

news outletMHealthIntelligence
Publish DateDecember 28, 2020

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.  

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth pilot program delivers COVID vaccine to lucky patients

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 28, 2020

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. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doc ‘cautiously optimistic’ about COVID-19 trends at the end of holiday season

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 26, 2020

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.

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Cure Today

Understanding Treatment Options for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

news outletCure Today
Publish DateDecember 24, 2020

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.

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CPR

Older Coloradans Are Making New Holiday Traditions As Coronavirus Keeps Them Isolated

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

Denise Wood lives alone in Denver, and that's how she’s spending Christmas this year — alone. 

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CPR

Frontline Health Workers Are First Up For Vaccines. But Medical Residents Say They’ve Fallen Through The Cracks

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

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. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Initial vaccine dose offers some protection, but not enough for 95% efficacy

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

 As of Tuesday, more than 38,000 Coloradans had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Additional Pfizer vaccines could quickly end pandemic by summer 2021

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

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.

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Healio

Proper hand hygiene important to reduce COVID-19 transmission, protect skin barrier

news outletHealio
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

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.

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9News

Health officials urge public's patience in the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

 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.

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Westword

Denver Artists Celebrated Medical Workers Through 2020

news outletWestword
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

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.

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9News

9 months after his son died from COVID-19, father receives vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020
Tuesday was bittersweet for Kevin Lyster, a sergeant with the University of Colorado Police Department and father of Cody Lyster, a 21-year-old college student who died from COVID-19 in April.
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Rolling Stone Magazine

Could Venues and Airlines Require Covid-19 Vaccinations for Entry?

news outletRolling Stone Magazine
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

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. 

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado legislators should model COVID-19 safety guidelines

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

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. 

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Health Day

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Long-Term Heart Risks for Diabetic Teens

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of heart problems in obese teens with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

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Eat This, Not That!

Alarming New Side Effects of Eating Too Much Sugar, Says Study

news outletEat This, Not That!
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

By now, it's largely taken as gospel that overconsumption of sugar is one of the most prevalent and insidious causes of weight gain

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Vox

Why America can’t rely solely on individuals to stop Covid-19

news outletVox
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

Americans have spent much of the Covid-19 pandemic blaming one another for the coronavirus’s spread.

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9News

Fort Collins man sees positive results from experimental treatmen

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

Jeff Wittenauer started feeling sick at the end of November, and by Dec. 1, he tested positive for COVID-19.

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CBS4 Denver

West Metro Firefighters In Moderna Vaccine Trial Anxious to Get The ‘Real Deal’ If They Were Given The Placebo

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

More than 30,000 Americans volunteered for Stage 3 of the Moderna vaccine clinical trial. More than 200 of them are in Colorado.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Thousands of Moderna COVID vaccine doses headed to locations across Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

 Over 12,000 newly approved Moderna vaccine doses are headed to a dozen facilities in the state.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado medical and law schools see surge in applications

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 20, 2020

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.

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9News

This small device helps health workers detect potential effects of COVID-19 vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 20, 2020

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.

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The Denver Post

FAQ: What Coloradans need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 19, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado hospitals immunize thousands on frontline, share post-vaccine feelings

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 19, 2020

Tens of thousands of healthcare workers in Colorado are now officially finished with their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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WHYY

How my mom saved my life after doctors missed my brain bleed

news outletWHYY
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

I went on a blind date. OKCupid, I think.

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Science

People with Down syndrome face high risk from coronavirus

news outletScience
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

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. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Lasting COVID-19 side effects force patients to change their diets, lifestyles

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

A fraction of recovered COVID-19 patients are struggling with a long-lasting side effect that prevents them from enjoying common foods.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctor Wears ‘BioButton’ To Track Reaction To COVID Vaccination

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

Dr. Matthew Salzberg was out doing some errands at holiday time a few hours after getting his COVID-19 vaccine shot.

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9News

'We need to stay the course': Denver leaders urge caution as COVID-19 numbers decline

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Masks, Social Distancing For COVID Prevention Contribute To Fewer Flu Cases In Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

 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.

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The Denver Post

Colorado to see 30% reduction in second shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

Colorado’s second allocation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will contain nearly 30% fewer doses than originally expected, state officials confirmed Friday.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado hospitals are rapidly vaccinating their staff against coronavirus

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

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.

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Wyoming News

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s telehealth program to “exceed 100,000″ visits in 2020

news outletWyoming News
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

Telehealth is nothing new for Children’s Hospital Colorado, but since the pandemic began its services have skyrocketed in the region.

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Romper

Is The Covid Vaccine Safe For Pregnant People?

news outletRomper
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

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?

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth using monitor to track high-risk vaccine recipients’ health

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

 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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver health care officials warn of coming mental health crisis

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

 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. 

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KMGH Channel 7

Officials urge residents to continue safety precautions

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

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.

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Highlands Ranch Herald

‘It feels like a turning point’

news outletHighlands Ranch Herald
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

Kiley Markle had just finished a busy, 12-hour shift as a nurse in the intensive care unit at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital when she arrived at her Dec. 17 appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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KMGH Channel 7

Two vaccine trials show promising results, but there's still a long way to go

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

Within a week of one another, two major pharmaceutical companies have announced positive early results from their COVID-19 vaccine trials.

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Science News

These Arctic squirrels recycle bits of their own bodies to survive winter

news outletScience News
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

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.

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Very Well Health

FDA Clears Diabetes Medication for Obesity in Adolescents

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

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.

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Scientific American

Food Industry-Backed Research Gives Results Funders Want, New Analysis Shows

news outletScientific American
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

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.

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9News

Some Colorado hospitals using lottery system to pick patients for experimental COVID-19 treatment

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020
With a limited supply of Bamlanivimab, or "Bam Bam," an experimental COVID-19 treatment, Colorado hospitals are using a lottery system to decide who will get a dose.
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CPR

What’s It Like To Be In A COVID-19 Vaccine Trial? This Colorado Couple Shares Their Experience

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

When Charles Wynn received the email to participate in the clinical trial for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, he almost deleted it.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado health officials, providers discuss first few days of administering COVID vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

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.

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9News

State health leaders excited over COVID vaccines

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

State health leaders on Wednesday shared the latest on Colorado's COVID-19 vaccination process and expressed excitement over the latest developments, calling it a light at the end of the tunnel.

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General Surgery News

Should Surgical Residents Unionize?

news outletGeneral Surgery News
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

Is resident unionization the strongest form of advocacy for a vulnerable population, or is it an inappropriate mode of self-protection with an erosive effect on the medical profession?

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ABC News

Another nutrient pregnant moms may want to take

news outletABC News
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

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.

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5280

How 2020 Has Affected the Way We Sleep

news outlet5280
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

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.

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The Colorado Sun

Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, public health agencies must convince Coloradans to take it

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

Vaccines won’t end this pandemic. Vaccination will. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Should you skip the vaccine if you’ve had COVID-19?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

Coloradans who have had COVID-19 will get equal access to vaccines, according to Gov. Jared Polis.

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Cancer Network

Radiation Therapy May Provide Some Benefit to Patients with High-Risk NMIBC

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

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.

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ABC News

Women rally around Jill Biden after controversial op-ed calls for future first lady to drop 'Dr.'

news outletABC News
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

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.

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KRCC

For Farmers And Ranchers, Coronavirus Made An Already Complicated Mental Health Picture Even Harder

news outletKRCC
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

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. 

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Medscape

COVID-19 Neurologic Fallout Not Limited to the Severely Ill

news outletMedscape
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

Serious neurologic complications in patients with COVID-19 are not limited to the severely ill, new research confirms.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado researchers contribute to the fight against COVID-19

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

Colorado researchers have played a role in everything from COVID-19 vaccine trials to studying the most effective way to distribute early doses.

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The Denver Post

Colorado administers first COVID-19 vaccines to frontline health care workers

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

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.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Routt County is ready for the first vaccines

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateDecember 13, 2020

On Sunday, the first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines left Michigan, with the first injections in the U.S. anticipated to begin Monday for high-risk health care workers.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

How does Moderna’s vaccine compare to Pfizer’s?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 13, 2020

Most people like to have options, especially when it comes to health care. But when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, Coloradans have limited options for the time being. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘I’m ready for it’: Colorado hospital staff on the brink of becoming first group to get COVID-19 vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 13, 2020

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. 

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FOX News

HEALTH CARE TECHPublished December 12 COVID-19 vaccine makers turn to testing children

news outletFOX News
Publish DateDecember 12, 2020

Pharmaceutical companies and health officials are homing in on a key sector of the population that has been largely left out of planning for Covid-19 vaccines: children.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado to receive thousands fewer COVID-19 vaccines than expected on Friday

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 12, 2020

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
said.

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TCTMD

William R. Hiatt, Giant of Vascular Medicine, Dies at 70

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

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.

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Washington Post

Now that there’s a coronavirus vaccine, how do you persuade people to take it?

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

In Philadelphia, public health officials think block captains may be more effective than football stars in persuading people to get coronavirus vaccines.

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Healio

Decrease in pediatric vaccinations in Colorado reflects wider problem during pandemic

news outletHealio
Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

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.

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9News

UCHealth doctor one of the first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

 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.

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CPR

Polis Warns Colorado To Be ‘Very, Very Careful This Christmas’

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

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.

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news4jax

Pregnant during COVID? Protect yourself and your baby

news outletnews4jax
Publish DateDecember 10, 2020

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.

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Mashed

Publix is recalling its holiday cookie platter. Here's why

news outletMashed
Publish DateDecember 10, 2020

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.

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9News

What will life look like after a COVID-19 vaccine?

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 10, 2020

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Here are your answers to questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 10, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado hospitals race to narrow down first round of COVID-19 vaccine recipients

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 10, 2020

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.

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The Denver Post

Aurora doctor is leading the push to change cornea donation restrictions for gay, bisexual men

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 09, 2020

An Aurora doctor is helping lead a push to allow more gay and bisexual men to donate corneas and other tissues after death.

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CBS4 Denver

Denver Officers Among 217 Participants In UCHealth Moderna Vaccine Trial

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 09, 2020

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.

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KKTV

Public health experts work to gain public trust and reduce vaccine hesitancy

news outletKKTV
Publish DateDecember 09, 2020

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.

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9News

Colorado physicians urge against panic after 2 people in the UK report allergic reaction to vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 09, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Supply chain will have major impact on vaccine timelines

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 09, 2020

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.

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The New York Times

Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateDecember 09, 2020

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.

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Outside

The Athlete's Guide to Menopause

news outletOutside
Publish DateDecember 08, 2020

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. 

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CBS4 Denver

Research Shows Many Minorities Are Hesitant of Coronavirus Vaccine

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 08, 2020

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.

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KKTV

UCHealth has freezers, coolers on standby for COVID-19 vaccines

news outletKKTV
Publish DateDecember 08, 2020

UCHealth is preparing for COVID-19 vaccines to arrive, which could come in the next few weeks.

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Reuters

Explainer-I just got a COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?

news outletReuters
Publish DateDecember 08, 2020

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.

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The Colorado Sun

First gentleman released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 08, 2020

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. 

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Washington Business Journal

Babyscripts nabs $4M from network of health system investors

news outletWashington Business Journal
Publish DateDecember 08, 2020

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.

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The Colorado Sun

Which Coloradans should receive the coronavirus vaccine first?

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 07, 2020

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?

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NBC News

Demand for Covid vaccines expected to get heated — and fast

news outletNBC News
Publish DateDecember 07, 2020

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Tough Decisions Being Made As Colorado COVID Vaccine Distribution Set To Begin Possibly By Week’s End

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 07, 2020

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.

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9News

Colorado sees dramatic decrease in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 07, 2020

 For the first time in two months, the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in Colorado dramatically dropped last week.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Singer performs for the first time since cancer diagnosis

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 06, 2020

It was an exciting weekend for a Denver singer who is recovering from thyroid cancer.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Health care workers brace for anticipated post-holiday COVID-19 surge

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 06, 2020

Health care workers across the country and in Colorado are bracing for an anticipated post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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ABC News

COVID-19 cases reach highest spike in Delaware County since pandemic began

news outletABC News
Publish DateDecember 05, 2020

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.

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Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Feans clearing path to nature

news outletSanta Fe New Mexican
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

When Henry and Tina Lanman began dating, they didn’t do the traditional dinner and a movie.

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Smithsonian

Before WWI, Trench Fever Plagued the Ancient Romans and Napoleonic Soldiers

news outletSmithsonian
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

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.

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Very Well Health

High Blood Sugar Can Increase COVID-19 Risk, Even Without Diabetes

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

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.

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Denverite

CDC report highlights COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Latinos in Denver

news outletDenverite
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

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.

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9News

Denver officers, police chief enroll in COVID vaccine trial

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

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.  

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CBS4 Denver

New COVID Treatment Bamlanivimab Could Help Death, Hospitalization Rates

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

Will Stanton is heading back to work as a photographer. Only a few weeks ago he was plenty worried about COVID19.

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PBS News Hour

Frontline Resilience, and Being Heard

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

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...

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID-19 vaccine challenges resemble what health care workers faced with H1N1 pandemic

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 03, 2020

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.

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CPR

Both Beds And Staff Are Running Low As Colorado’s Hospitals Fill Up

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 03, 2020

Many Colorado hospitals are busier than they have been at any point since the pandemic began.

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KMGH Channel 7

COVID-19 survivor at risk of being homeless in less than a week

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 03, 2020

"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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

State health department names 16 places with ultra-cold freezers to store COVID-19 vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 02, 2020

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.

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UPI

Venus figurines offered a model for surviving climate change, new theory says

news outletUPI
Publish DateDecember 01, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Here is when the average healthy Coloradan could get vaccinated

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 01, 2020

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.

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NPR

Some Health Care Workers Are Wary Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

news outletNPR
Publish DateDecember 01, 2020

Health care workers are expected to be first in line to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available.

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The Denver Post

COVID-19 deaths in Colorado are shooting up. Here’s how officials track the numbers

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 01, 2020

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

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Medscape

Are More Women Physicians Leaving Medicine as Pandemic Surges?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateNovember 30, 2020

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.”

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

The effects of COVID surge-on-surge expected sooner than later

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 30, 2020

 There have been many questions about what a surge on top of another surge could mean for Colorado. 

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DotMed

RSNA president shares four tips for equalizing care opportunities

news outletDotMed
Publish DateNovember 29, 2020

“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."

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

26-year-old Colorado Springs woman diagnosed with blood clots after COVID-19

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 29, 2020

 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.

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9News

This Coloradan was involved in Moderna's COVID vaccine trial

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 28, 2020

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.

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The Coloradoan

Homeless Get Care, and their Pets Too

news outletThe Coloradoan
Publish DateNovember 27, 2020

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
the prescriptions.

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Science

2020 AAAS Fellows approved by the AAAS Council

news outletScience
Publish DateNovember 27, 2020

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. 

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Hospitals Brace For Surge In COVID-19 Cases Following Thanksgiving Festivities

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 27, 2020

 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.

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Medscape

Incidence of Stroke, But Not MI, Increasing in Young People

news outletMedscape
Publish DateNovember 26, 2020

Although the incidence of stroke is increasing steadily among young adults, the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains stable, a new analysis suggests.

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POZ

What’s the Best Exercise for People With HIV Over 50?

news outletPOZ
Publish DateNovember 26, 2020

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?

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coloradans turning to air purifiers as COVID fighting tool

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 26, 2020

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.

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MyNorthwest

Washington ski resorts opening with COVID rules

news outletMyNorthwest
Publish DateNovember 26, 2020

Thanksgiving weekend means only one thing for many outdoors enthusiasts: skiing!

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9News

Working this holiday, on the frontlines of COVID

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 26, 2020

It’s part of the job when you work in a hospital or as a first responder.

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CBS4 Denver

‘Very Excited’: COVID Vaccines Will Arrive At Denver Health In A Few Weeks

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 26, 2020

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.

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Children's Hospital in Aurora struggling to keep platelets in stock

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateNovember 25, 2020

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
Medicine].

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Very Well Health

The Safeguards Behind COVID-19 Vaccines

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

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).

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado researchers are gathering data on coronavirus survivors.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

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. 

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ABC News

TV star Melissa Gilbert shares big smile after successful spinal surgery

news outletABC News
Publish DateNovember 23, 2020

Actress Melissa Gilbert was all smiles after her "wildly successful" spinal surgery.

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The New York Times

Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateNovember 23, 2020

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.

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U.S. News & World Report

Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women – and What to Do About It

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateNovember 23, 2020

Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. But why?

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American Journal of Managed Care

The Jury Is Still Out on COVID-19 Risk for Patients With MS

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateNovember 23, 2020

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

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Healthcare IT News

Telehealth managers get pushed to the max

news outletHealthcare IT News
Publish DateNovember 23, 2020

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Too close for comfort? Why contact tracing sidelined UCLA QB but not his roommate

news outletLos Angeles Times
Publish DateNovember 23, 2020

College roommates are usually the essence of close contact.

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Veteran suicides in Colorado 'significantly higher' than national averages

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateNovember 21, 2020

Suicide among veterans set record highs last year statewide and in El Paso County, with more than one dying by suicide every week.

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9News

Negative COVID tests don't guarantee health ahead of Thanksgiving

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 21, 2020

The line of cars waiting for a COVID-19 test in the Water World parking is as long as it’s ever been.

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CBS4 Denver

Young Colorado Woman Pleads With Others To Take COVID-19 Seriously

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 21, 2020

Alexa Huesgen Hobbs is tired of listening to some people about COVID-19.

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The Conversation

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateNovember 20, 2020

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.

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Denverite

Denver Health preps for more coronavirus patients

news outletDenverite
Publish DateNovember 20, 2020

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.

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Healio

Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes plus pembrolizumab active in metastatic HNSCC

news outletHealio
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

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.

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MedPage Today

Self-Care Intervention May Only Temporize HF Patients Discharged From ED

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

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.

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Medical Dialogues

Low Levels Of Choline In Pregnant Black American Women Tied To Higher Stress Levels

news outletMedical Dialogues
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Critical care nurses: COVID-19's first surge has prepared us for this current one

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID-19 vaccine could make you say, ‘ouch!’

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

With at least two potential COVID-19 vaccines showing promise already, plenty of Coloradans are anxiously awaiting its widespread distribution.

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Medscape

TAVR Surpasses SAVR in US, Outcomes Continue to Improve

news outletMedscape
Publish DateNovember 18, 2020

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.

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AARP

Holding on to Hand Strength

news outletAARP
Publish DateNovember 18, 2020

 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. 

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

COVID-19 numbers are up, but hospital is better equipped

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateNovember 18, 2020

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.

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FOX News

Pfizer to request coronavirus vaccine emergency use authorization ‘within days’

news outletFOX News
Publish DateNovember 18, 2020

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.”

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WROC

UCHealth doctor questions reliability of rapid COVID-19 testing

news outletWROC
Publish DateNovember 17, 2020

A UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital doctor in Aurora says rapid testing for the novel coronavirus should not be trusted.

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Westword

64 GEO Group Employees in Aurora Test Positive

news outletWestword
Publish DateNovember 17, 2020

Sixty-four GEO Group employees who work at the Aurora ICE detention facility currently have COVID-19.

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CBS4 Denver

Denver Moderna COVID Vaccine Trial Participant Talks About Effective Rate

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 17, 2020

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.

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Conde Nast

How to Travel Safely During the Holiday Season

news outletConde Nast
Publish DateNovember 16, 2020

It’s the big question on everyone’s mind (and in every family group text) right now: Is it safe—or responsible—to travel during the holiday season this year?

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KTVFR

How to talk to your kids about pandemic-related changes to the holidays

news outletKTVFR
Publish DateNovember 16, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Hundreds of people from Colorado are participating in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 16, 2020

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is one of 99 sites across the US that is participating in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado hospitals team up to cope with COVID-19 surge, CDPHE issues plea to step up mitigation tactics

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateNovember 16, 2020

 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."

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9News

'It's physically and mentally exhausting'

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 15, 2020

Fresh off the frontlines, Dr. Marc Moss took the podium from Governor Jared Polis during a COVID-19 press conference on March 30.

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The Denver Post

Denver police solved less than half of all nonfatal shootings last year.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 13, 2020

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.”

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CPR

Colorado Ski Resorts Were Poised To Open For Winter

news outletCPR
Publish DateNovember 13, 2020

Despite the pandemic — or maybe, because of it — early season skiing is attracting a good crowd.

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Elite Daily

Is It Safe To Host Friendsgiving In 2020?

news outletElite Daily
Publish DateNovember 12, 2020

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.

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The Verge

Pfizer’s announcement shows the promise of gene-based vaccines

news outletThe Verge
Publish DateNovember 12, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech announced this week that their vaccine was 90 percent effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in clinical trials.

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9News

A look at the strain on some Colorado hospitals caused by the current wave of COVID-19

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 12, 2020

Some hospitals in Colorado, both urban and rural, are issuing clear warning signs about the months to come.

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KOAA

Veteran who fought on frontline of pandemic reminds everyone to stay vigilant

news outletKOAA
Publish DateNovember 12, 2020

Veterans have fought for our freedom, and some never stopped serving, finding themselves on the frontline of this pandemic.

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9News

The mental health toll for health care workers in the pandemic

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

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. 

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MedPage Today

PD-1 Inhibitor Active in Progressive Basal Cell Cancer

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020
From 20-30% of patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) responded to the PD-1 inhibitor cemiplimab (Libtayo) after resistance or intolerance to a hedgehog-pathway inhibitor, according to updated findings from a phase II trial.
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Washington Post

Planning a ski trip during covid-19? Keep these safety tips in mind

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

How to help get your child home from college COVID-free for the holidays

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

 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

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Parade

Does a Negative COVID-19 Test Mean You Can Hang Out With Friends and Family? Here's What Experts Say

news outletParade
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

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. 

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CBS4 Denver

More Coloradans Getting Tested, Supply Decreasing

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

 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.

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Denver Gazette

Colorado sets new hospitalization record, has added nearly 600 patients in past two weeks

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctor: Third COVID-19 wave threatens to overtake Colorado hospitals

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

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.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado’s coronavirus deaths haven’t yet spiked as cases have.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 11, 2020

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.

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The Hill

Mr. President-elect, America needs a Civilian Climate Corps

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateNovember 10, 2020

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. 

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HuffPost

New Study Suggests Common Cold Antibodies Could Protect Against COVID-19

news outletHuffPost
Publish DateNovember 10, 2020

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.

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9News

UCHealth study looks at antibody cocktail as way to prevent COVID-19 infection

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 10, 2020

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.

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9News

Colorado ICUs are filling up with COVID-19 patients

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 10, 2020

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.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctors Plead With Everyone To Step Up: ‘Now Is The Time’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 10, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctors combat healthcare fatigue along with third COVID-19 wave

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 09, 2020

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.

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9News

Positive COVID-19 vaccine news is no reason to let your guard down

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 09, 2020

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.

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The Colorado Sun

Why it’s crucial to protect yourself from coronavirus at work

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 08, 2020

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.  

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CBS News

A giant step forward for users of artificial legs

news outletCBS News
Publish DateNovember 08, 2020

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 …

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver hospitals grapple with surge in COVID-19 cases

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 08, 2020

As Denver’s “Home by 10” regulation goes into effect, local hospitals prepare for more COVID-19 cases.

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American Journal of Managed Care

nti–IL-5 Therapies Can Be Life-Changing for Patients With Eosinophilic Asthma

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateNovember 07, 2020

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.

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Elemental Medium

How All That Screen Time Actually Affects Your Eyes

news outletElemental Medium
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

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.

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U.S. News & World Report

To Fight Suicide, Maps Offer Safe Gun Storage Options

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

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.

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KMGH Channel 7

Advice on talking to your children post-election

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

Days after the election, the country is still in limbo wondering who our next president is. It can be stressful for adults, but we have to remember, our kids are watching, too.

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CPR

Colorado’s Coronavirus Third Wave Is Here As Hospitalizations Reach New Peak.

news outletCPR
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

Colorado hasn’t turned the tide on its rising coronavirus spread, according to new data released by the state. 

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9News

ICU capacity could be exceeded next month if COVID-19 trends continue

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

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.

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Colorado Springs Independent

Health care workers cope with stress, burnout

news outletColorado Springs Independent
Publish DateNovember 04, 2020

Front-line health care workers’ jobs are stressful in the best of times. But during the pandemic, these professionals are experiencing stress, anxiety and burnout at exponentially higher levels.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Most Coloradans dealing with high levels of stress on eve of election

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateNovember 02, 2020

If you feel absolutely awful on the eve of the election, take comfort in this: You’re not alone.

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KOA

UCHealth launches 2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial

news outletKOA
Publish DateNovember 02, 2020

UCHealth researchers in northern Colorado are now recruiting participants for a study that will test a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

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Reuters

Coronavirus damages red blood cells

news outletReuters
Publish DateNovember 02, 2020

The new coronavirus damages the membranes of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, contributing to the hypoxemia, or low blood concentrations of oxygen, common in COVID-19, researchers have found. 

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KMGH Channel 7

What the data says about Colorado’s COVID-19 cases

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateNovember 02, 2020

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.

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The Denver Post

More Coloradans are dying from Alzheimer’s disease during pandemic as social isolation takes its toll

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 01, 2020

Bart Bartholomew noticed the changes in his wife soon after the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Cell

On Being Black in the Ivory Tower

news outletCell
Publish DateOctober 29, 2020

I have always been one of the few black women in every classroom, lab, or department
in which I have found myself.

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Chronical of Higher Education

International Students Can’t Vote. But the Stakes Are Personal

news outletChronical of Higher Education
Publish DateOctober 29, 2020

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.”

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Healio

Delayed diagnosis of focal nonmotor seizures represents ‘significant treatment gap’

news outletHealio
Publish DateOctober 29, 2020

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.

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The Denver Post

Students are losing out on in-person learning because of community’s failure

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 28, 2020

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.

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9News

Despite similar hospitalization rates, Colorado COVID-19 deaths are about 1/3 of what they were in May

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 28, 2020

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.

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NPR

New Study Points To Invisible Killer Of Infants

news outletNPR
Publish DateOctober 27, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘COVID fear’ is keeping Coloradans away from important health checkups

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 27, 2020

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.

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U.S. News & World Report

People With Down Syndrome Face Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateOctober 27, 2020

When adults with Down syndrome contract COVID-19, their risk of dying is much higher than the norm, a large, new study finds.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado hospital opening clinical trial aimed at COVID prevention

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 27, 2020

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is looking for people to participate in a clinical trial targeting COVID prevention.

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Wall Street Journal

A Key to Healthier Adult Diets: Healthier Baby Diets

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateOctober 26, 2020

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.

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The Conversation

In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateOctober 26, 2020

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.

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Westword

There's an Ongoing COVID Outbreak at the Aurora ICE Facility

news outletWestword
Publish DateOctober 26, 2020

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.

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth Asking People Exposed To Virus To Try Regeneron Antibody Treatment

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 26, 2020

“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.

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NDTV Food

High Sugar Intake May Worsen Depression, ADHD And Bipolar Disorder; Study Claims

news outletNDTV Food
Publish DateOctober 23, 2020

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.

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CSU Source

CU School of Medicine third-year medical students lend helping hand to help people experiencing homelessness with pets

news outletCSU Source
Publish DateOctober 22, 2020

For people experiencing homelessness, having a pet can provide valuable companionship, mental health benefits, security and opportunities for responsibility and self-redemption.

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Neurology Today

As Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Transition to Adult Neurology

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateOctober 22, 2020

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.

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Contagion Live

Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Remains High in ED, Despite Testing

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateOctober 22, 2020

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.

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Becker's Hospital Review

20 medtech companies to know | 2020

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateOctober 21, 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.

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Grand Junction Sentinel

Yes on Prop EE to combat teen vaping across the Western Slope

news outletGrand Junction Sentinel
Publish DateOctober 21, 2020

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.

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Yahoo News

Vote in Person: Is It Safe to Vote in Person in 2020?

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateOctober 21, 2020

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. 

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado COVID Survivor Has A Reminder To ‘Be Careful’ As Hospitalizations Rise Rapidly

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 21, 2020

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.

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MedPage Today

Car Accidents Common With Undetected Epilepsy

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateOctober 20, 2020

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.

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Vail Daily

Root cause: Understanding the ‘why’ behind behavioral health

news outletVail Daily
Publish DateOctober 20, 2020

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?

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

As COVID cases surge, is it ok to celebrate Thanksgiving?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 19, 2020

As COVID cases continue to surge, many people are wondering if they need to cancel their Thanksgiving plans.

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5280

How to Safely Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19

news outlet5280
Publish DateOctober 19, 2020

The Halloween spirit is alive and well in Colorado—at least based on the number of pumpkins, bedsheet ghosts, and larger-than-life tarantulas currently festooning local neighborhoods. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID antibodies may only last 3 to 6 months

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 19, 2020

When Alexis Smith of Highlands Ranch came down with terrible flu symptoms and an ear infection in February it never occurred to her or her doctors that she might have COVID.

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9News

COVID-19 vaccine development (so far) unfazed by virus mutations

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 19, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine development (so far) unfazed by virus mutations

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Healthline

Did COVID-19 Cancel Thanksgiving? What to Know About Holiday Travel During the Pandemic

news outletHealthline
Publish DateOctober 18, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctors: Testing is key to tracking COVID-19, but how and when makes a big difference

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 18, 2020

Doctors: Testing is key to tracking COVID-19, but how and when makes a big difference

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The Denver Post

Colorado hospitals are better prepared for COVID-19 than in March, but flu creates uncertainty

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 18, 2020

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.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic

news outletMinneapolis Star Tribune
Publish DateOctober 17, 2020

Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check.

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CNN

FIGS generates backlash from women in medicine and DOs

news outletCNN
Publish DateOctober 16, 2020

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.

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Healio

Is there a need for a new cardiometabolic medicine subspecialty?

news outletHealio
Publish DateOctober 16, 2020

We know that obesity prevalence continues to increase, that metabolic syndrome follows and a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes is now before us.

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UPI

Sugar, high-fructose corn syrup linked to ADHD, bipolar, aggressive behavior

news outletUPI
Publish DateOctober 16, 2020

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.

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NBC News

Massive WHO remdesivir study suggests no Covid-19 benefit. Doctors aren't so sure.

news outletNBC News
Publish DateOctober 16, 2020

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.

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CBS4 Denver

When A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Available, Colorado Plans To Distribute In 3 Phases

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 16, 2020

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.

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Spectrum

Here's What a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Means

news outletSpectrum
Publish DateOctober 15, 2020

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. 

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Medscape

Fetal Estrogens Show Promise for Safer Therapy for Menopause

news outletMedscape
Publish DateOctober 14, 2020

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.

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Psychiatric News

Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Youth Using SSRIs Appears Lower Than Previously Reported

news outletPsychiatric News
Publish DateOctober 14, 2020

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.

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10News

UC San Diego-led effort takes on pandemic's pressing questions

news outlet10News
Publish DateOctober 14, 2020

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.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID patients with lingering problems seek help at ‘Post COVID Clinic’

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 14, 2020

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.

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360Dx

Summit Biolabs, CCPM to Develop Liquid Biopsy Tests for COVID-19, Head and Neck Cancer

news outlet360Dx
Publish DateOctober 14, 2020

“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.

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FOX News

COVID-19 vaccine studies push for minority volunteers, but it's 'a hard sell'

news outletFOX News
Publish DateOctober 14, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will be needed to test a handful of COVID-19 vaccines in large scale clinical trials.

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Allergic Living

Nothing to Sneeze At: New Strategies for Controlling Cat Allergy

news outletAllergic Living
Publish DateOctober 13, 2020

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. 

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Big Think

How does your brain make split second decisions?

news outletBig Think
Publish DateOctober 13, 2020

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?

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Denver Business Journal

Despite one company's paused expansion, Fitzsimons Innovation Community continues to grow

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateOctober 12, 2020

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.

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The Denver Post

Children’s Hospital Colorado raising research funds to find safer treatments for sickle cell disease

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 12, 2020

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.

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Radiology Business

Radiology is the most mentally demanding physician specialty, with heavy workload likely contributing to burnout

news outletRadiology Business
Publish DateOctober 12, 2020

Radiology is the most mentally demanding physician specialty and addressing its heavy workload could help to reduce burnout, experts reported recently.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado, City of Denver unveil guidance for safe trick-or-treating this Halloween

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateOctober 12, 2020

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.

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Live Science

How many organs are in the human body?

news outletLive Science
Publish DateOctober 11, 2020

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?

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9News

NEXT Is the COVID-19 treatment Trump received available in Colorado?

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 10, 2020

Some Coloradans are asking if they can receive the same COVID-19 treatment as President Trump.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado voters could decide to raise the tobacco tax for the first time in 16 years with Prop. EE

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

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.

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American Journal of Managed Care

Dr John Corboy: Why Disease-Modifying Therapy Efficacy Varies With Age

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

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.

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