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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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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

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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.

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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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CPR

Coronavirus Has Accelerated Health Care Worker Burnout And It’s A ‘Reckoning We All Have To Face’

news outletCPR
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

Julie Netzky, an intensive care unit nurse in Denver, can’t get away from work, even when she’s off duty.

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9News

State committee releases preliminary plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis' (D-Colorado) medical advisory group has released a preliminary plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, when it becomes available.

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Denverite

Why are Latinx residents in Denver still facing disproportionately higher COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates?

news outletDenverite
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

Jose Esparza feared the worst when the chest pains started.

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CBS4 Denver

Clinical Trials Underway In Colorado For COVID Antibody Treatment The President Received

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

An antibody treatment taken by President Donald Trump after his COVID-19 diagnosis is the focus of clinical trials at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Colorado Politics

CU reports taking in $1.4 billion in research funding during last fiscal year

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateOctober 08, 2020

The University of Colorado awarded approximately $1.4 billion in federal, state, international and foundational research funding to its campuses during the 2019-2020 fiscal years, the fourth consecutive year in which grants exceeded $1 billion.

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KUNC

Prop 115 Supporters Call For 'Reasonable' Abortion Restrictions in Colorado. Opponents Call Measure 'Cruel' For Women

news outletKUNC
Publish DateOctober 08, 2020

Giuliana Day says the 22nd week of a woman’s pregnancy is an important milestone.

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Voice of America

Neurological, Cardiac Issues Linger in COVID-19 Youth

news outletVoice of America
Publish DateOctober 08, 2020

Young people have suffered less under the COVID-19 virus than older people medically, but experts say the gap has narrowed, and so-called superspreading among the young is a factor.

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Newsy

Can You Get The 'Antibody Cocktail' The President Got For COVID?

news outletNewsy
Publish DateOctober 08, 2020

Coronavirus "antibody cocktails" are experimental right now, and typically only patients participating in a clinical trial can get them.

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Medical Xpress

Many older gun owners fail to consider future ownership transfer

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateOctober 07, 2020

Half of older gun owners have a plan for transferring gun ownership after death and even fewer have a plan for transferring ownership in the case of impairment, according to a research letter published online Oct. 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Medical Xpress

Study finds odor-sensing neuron regeneration process is adaptive

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateOctober 07, 2020

Olfactory sensory neurons are nasal neurons that make use of hundreds of different types of odorant receptors to analyze odorous chemicals in our external world and send that information to our brain. These neurons have the unusual ability to undergo turnover throughout life—a process understood to happen due to the special vulnerability of these neurons to environmental insults, such as viruses.

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Detroit Free Press

State of Michigan not releasing details of kids' coronavirus deaths

news outletDetroit Free Press
Publish DateOctober 07, 2020

Michigan is among eight states nationally that have not released details about the number of children who've died from novel coronavirus since the pandemic began.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coloradans discuss participation in Regeneron’s antibody cocktail therapy

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 07, 2020

President Donald Trump is touting the success of an experimental antibody cocktail he received to fight COVID-19. The treatment is still being studied. Some Coloradans are participating in the trial.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

New technology allows cancer patients to watch movies during radiation

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 06, 2020

No matter the age, radiation treatment can be tough on any cancer patient. That’s why UCHealth helped develop a special piece of technology to help reduce anxiety and stress associated with it.

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Medscape

New Nonhormonal Hot Flash Treatments on the Way

news outletMedscape
Publish DateOctober 06, 2020

A new group of nonhormonal drugs currently in clinical trials shows strong promise for treating menopausal hot flashes as effectively as hormones, researchers told attendees at the virtual North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2020 Annual Meeting.

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U.S. News & World Report

During and After Surgery, Pot Users Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers: Study

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateOctober 06, 2020

Marijuana users appear to need more anesthesia than nonusers, and also more opioids to relieve their pain after surgery, a new, preliminary study reports.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth celebrates release of 2,000th COVID patient

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 06, 2020

UCHealth is marking a milestone in the fight against coronavirus: 2,000 patients recovering from COVID-19 have now been discharged across the state.

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The Nation

While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer

news outletThe Nation
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, President Trump made headlines when he reportedly tried to secure rights to a vaccine from German developer CureVac on behalf of the US government—a move that stirred questions about equity and justice. Should the United States get priority access to the Covid vaccine just because we are the world’s wealthiest nation? Shouldn’t the most vulnerable—no matter their nationality or salary—get vaccinated first?

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MedPage Today

Gun Deaths in Young People: A Poverty Thing?

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020
Firearm deaths in children and young adults were vastly more common in the poorest versus richest U.S. counties, researchers said.
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CBS4 Denver

Former Denver Bronco Bucky Dilts Tells Men Not to Punt When It Comes To Prostate Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.

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WMC5

New treatment uses stem cells from fat to fix knee pain

news outletWMC5
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

It’s a never-ending pain, sometimes dull, sometimes sharp, accompanied by stiffness and loss of mobility. Fourteen million people suffer from arthritis in the knee. New numbers show that one out of 12 adults over the age of 25 will have a knee replacement sometime during their lifetime. But one new treatment is hoping to delay a replacement and take the pain away.

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Medscape

Deep Brain Stimulation 'Promising' in Severe Schizophrenia

news outletMedscape
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

This is because it is both costly and invasive, and although the associated risk of bleeding and infection is low, he noted that the consequences are significant.

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Health Writeups

Hospice: Palliative Care In A Limbo Because Of COVID-19

news outletHealth Writeups
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

According to the researchers, amidst the COVID-19 crisis we must look forward to longstanding and good care facilities for palliative care in hospitals. Advice for families is that families should prepare themselves for potential palliative or hospice care for a loved one.

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9News

Regeneron antibody cocktail used in clinical trials to fight COVID-19 at UCHealth

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

University of Colorado Hospital is conducting clinical trials on an experimental antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the same drug combo given to President Donald Trump under a “compassionate use” request.

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Wall Street Journal

Trump’s Covid-19 Treatment Seeks to Boost Immune Response

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

The experimental infusion doctors have given to President Trump seeks to counter a problem affecting many older Covid-19 patients: an ineffective immune response.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘We are wondering if there’s something different,’ doctors talk about lasting effects of COVID-19

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 04, 2020

While the COVID-19 death rate remains small, under 7% according to the CDC, there are still many patients worldwide that experience lasting symptoms after beating the virus.

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Boston Globe

In a First, New England Journal of Medicine Joins Never-Trumpers

news outletBoston Globe
Publish DateOctober 03, 2020

Throughout its 208-year history, The New England Journal of Medicine has remained staunchly nonpartisan. The world’s most prestigious medical journal has never supported or condemned a political candidate.

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Homeland Preparedness News

HHA awards $3M to Denver Health and Hospital Authority

news outletHomeland Preparedness News
Publish DateOctober 02, 2020

The Denver Health and Hospital Authority signed a $3 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to demonstrate the effectiveness of a Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS).

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The Hill

Diversity emerges as key challenge for coronavirus drug trials

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateOctober 02, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has hit disproportionately hard in Black and Hispanic communities, where infection rates and death rates have reached staggering levels. 

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KMGH Channel 7

Aurora paramedics gave maximum dose of ketamine even when patient’s weight was unknown

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateOctober 01, 2020

Ketamine is a potent sedative and general anesthetic that has been under scrutiny ever since Aurora paramedics injected Elijah McClain with a heavy dose last year before his death in police custody.

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Healthline

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Palliative, Hospice Care

news outletHealthline
Publish DateOctober 01, 2020

When Julianna Marrone made the difficult decision with her family to place her father, Jay, in long-term care for his dementia, she knew they were in for a long, hard haul.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado's makeshift COVID-19 hospital still sits empty, to the tune of $60,000 a day

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateOctober 01, 2020

As several Colorado cities and towns look to cost-cutting measures to offset the devastating impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the state of Colorado continues to shell out millions in tax dollars for a field hospital that has never been used.

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9News

Health officials announce additional publicly-funded flu shots, urge vaccination during COVID-19 pandemic

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 01, 2020

Colorado health officials urged people to get a flu vaccination as the state moves toward the influenza season with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still taking place, and announced it has secured thousands of additional vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adults at children.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado health officials: Flu vaccine is the best way to reduce dual impact of COVID-19, influenza

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateOctober 01, 2020

Health officials in Colorado have ordered thousands of extra doses of the flu vaccine to prepare for the possibility of two serious respiratory viruses — influenza and COVID-19 — hitting the state at the same time.

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Colorado Springs Independent

Health care providers term flu vaccine “more important than ever” amid COVID-19 pandemic

news outletColorado Springs Independent
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2020

When I got my flu shot a few days ago, the Walmart pharmacist told me he’s given three times the number of flu shots so far this season compared to past years.

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FOX News

Study finds asthma may not raise risk of severe COVID-19

news outletFOX News
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2020

For months, Brent Godfrey worried about what might happen if he contracted COVID-19.

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Healio

From the COVID-19 front line: Experts discuss case control, testing, vaccine and more

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2020

The American Thoracic Society recently convened an expert panel to discuss the latest in COVID-19 news from the front line, including case control, testing and the need for communities to adhere to prevention strategies.

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Healio

FDA policy turns away thousands of potential cornea donations each year

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2020

An FDA policy that automatically disqualifies men who have had sex with men in the preceding 5 years from donating corneas cost eye banks an estimated 1,600 donated corneas in 2018.

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U.S. News & World Report

Allowing More Gay Men to Donate Corneas Could Save Sight for Thousands: Study

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2020

U.S. and Canadian restrictions on cornea donations from gay and bisexual men prevent thousands of vision-restoring transplants and need to be changed, researchers say.

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CBS4 Denver

Some Colorado Doctors Unsure Of Bad Air Quality’s Long-Term Impact On Health

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 28, 2020

Smoke from wildfires around the state have been plaguing Denver air for weeks. Sore throats, coughs and stinging eyes are symptoms many people have noticed on hazy days, but the impacts of long term exposure are a mystery.

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Montrose Press

OPINION: CU’s mini medical school goes virtual

news outletMontrose Press
Publish DateSeptember 26, 2020

The change of season brings all sorts of fall festivities, time for family reconnecting, and the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical School’s Mini Med School program. 

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St. Louis Post Dispatch

Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

news outletSt. Louis Post Dispatch
Publish DateSeptember 25, 2020

A Massachusetts construction worker's love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man's heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.

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Washington Post

Child deaths tied to covid-19 remain remarkably low, months into U.S. pandemic

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateSeptember 25, 2020

As the United States’ covid-19 death toll moves relentlessly beyond 200,000, data shows that only about 100 children and teenagers have died of the disease, a fatality rate that is drawing wonder from clinicians and increasing interest among researchers hoping to understand why.

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Pickr

Bose lulls to sleep with specialised SleepBuds II

news outletPickr
Publish DateSeptember 24, 2020

Earphones and headphones can be used for all manner of things, from music to podcasts and more, but depending on how solid your sleeping patterns are, you might also be relying on a pair to send you to slumber town. A pair of very small in-ears can last anywhere between three and nine hours of life, and that might just be enough to get you to sleep, provided you’re playing something calming, or even some white noise or the sounds of rain.

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Health Facilities Management

Pushing to the next level

news outletHealth Facilities Management
Publish DateSeptember 24, 2020

The UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver and CU Sports Medicine envisioned a place where individuals could overcome physical and mental challenges to live their best lives. Continuing existing momentum with groundbreaking procedures, the program is designed to maximize performance and injury prevention for athletes, non-athletes and weekend warriors.

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CBS4 Denver

With Injuries Plaguing The Pros, What’s The Injury Risk For High School Football In The Fall?

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 24, 2020

For the nearly 80% of Colorado high schools choosing to play fall football, practice officially starts Thursday, with the first games scheduled about two weeks later. Injuries typically come with the sport, but this season there’s some added concern because of what’s happening at the pro level.

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CNN

Post-Covid clinics get jump-start from patients with lingering illness

news outletCNN
Publish DateSeptember 24, 2020

Clarence Troutman survived a two-month hospital stay with Covid-19, and then went home in early June. But he's far from over the disease, still suffering from limited endurance, shortness of breath and hands that can be stiff and swollen.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID-19 reportedly reinfecting some people in Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 24, 2020

 Denver Health Medical Center has discovered at least four people who appear to have been reinfected with the coronavirus, more than four months after contracting the respiratory disease the first time.

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International Business Times

Bose Releases Sleepbuds II, Says Tech 'Clinically Proven' To 'Help People Fall Asleep Faster'

news outletInternational Business Times
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

ose has announced the new Sleepbuds II, its latest offering designed to help users get better sleep. The company said the new device features technologies that are proven to work, letting people sleep faster than they would without it.

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News Medical

Overactivation of fructose made in the brain may drive Alzheimer's disease

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.

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KSAT San Antonio

Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

news outletKSAT San Antonio
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.

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9News

VERIFY: Are health care workers required to get flu shots?

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

With flu season beginning earlier than normal and the COVID-19 pandemic still prevalent, medical experts say everyone should get a flu shot this year. But this doesn't mean it's required to do so for the general public. But what about health care workers? 

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NBC News

Many parents are hesitant to give their kids a Covid-19 vaccine. What if schools require it?

news outletNBC News
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

Michelle Vargas of Granite City, Illinois, has always vaccinated her 10-year-old daughter, Madison. They both typically get flu shots. But when a vaccine for the coronavirus eventually comes out, Vargas will not be giving it to her daughter — even if Madison's school district requires it.

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Healio

Dupilumab long-term data show sustained improvement in moderate to severe asthma

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2020

Long-term treatment with dupilumab shows sustained improvement in lung function and reduction in severe exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe asthma, according to new results from a phase 3, open-label extension trial.

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Valdosta Daily Times

University of Colorado School of Medicine and AristaMD Partner to Expand eConsults to Community Providers

news outletValdosta Daily Times
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2020

AristaMD, an innovative telehealth platform that delivers primary care providers (PCPs) timely and documented specialist insight through eConsults, has partnered with the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU) to expand eConsults to a network of community providers. The partnership begins with Salud Family Health Center, which has 13 clinic locations and serves communities in northeast and southeast Colorado.

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CBS4 Denver

Teenager Is Pain Free Thanks To Robot-Assisted Spine Surgery

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2020

Nineteen-year-old Katie Kingston suffered with back pain for seven years. When it caused her to walk with a limp, the teenager from Loveland consulted an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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KMGH Channel 7

360: As parents balance a career and their child's remote learning, is it OK to leave kids home alone?

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2020

As Colorado kids sit down at the computer this morning to log on with their teachers, some are doing it without any parental supervision.

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Today

How do vaccines get approved for mass distribution? Doctors explain

news outletToday
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2020

NBC News medical contributor Dr. John Torres pulls back the curtain on the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine and gives an in-depth look into the vaccine development process. He also talks about how the CDC’s shifting guidance is causing confusion for the public.

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Psychology Today

How the Cerebellum Optimizes Split-Second Decision Making

news outletPsychology Today
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2020

When a baseball player is up to bat and needs to make a split-second decision about whether "to swing, or not to swing" at an unpredictable curveball, there isn't enough time for intellectual or cerebral decision-making. Therefore, pro ball players inadvertently train their "little brain" to automatically make go/no-go decisions through lots of practice, practice, practice—which encodes trial-and-error associative learning.

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FOX News

Know the symptoms of ovarian cancer: 23-year-old survivor spreads the word

news outletFOX News
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2020

Know the symptoms. That’s the message a 23-year-old from Parker is hoping to spread for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctors Studying COVID-19 Survivors With Post-Illness Symptoms

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2020

Some people who survived COVID-19 still aren’t feeling like their old selves. Doctors are seeing more people coming to them with post-COVID-19 symptoms months after they recovered from the initial illness.

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Healio

Ticagrelor plus aspirin reduces ischemic limb events in diabetes, stable CAD: THEMIS

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 18, 2020

Among patients with diabetes and stable CAD, ticagrelor plus aspirin reduced ischemic limb events compared with aspirin alone, according to new data from the THEMIS randomized controlled trial.

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HealthTech

What Is a Tele-ICU and How Does It Work?

news outletHealthTech
Publish DateSeptember 18, 2020

On their best days, as they work together to orchestrate and deliver tele-ICU care from different places, bedside and remote teams might feel akin to a symphony, says Dr. Sarah Pletcher, vice president and executive medical director of virtual care at Houston Methodist.

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Herald Review

Young women may face greater stroke risk than young men

news outletHerald Review
Publish DateSeptember 18, 2020

Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests.

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CPR

As Summers Get Smokier, Is It Time For A New Generation Of Air Quality Warnings?

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2020

Wildfire smoke wasn’t invited to Katya Thronweber and Hannah Bergeman’s wedding. Like any careful party crasher, it snuck in quietly. 

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Everyday Health

What Experts Want BIPOC Women to Know About Menopause

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2020

Many factors come into play when women enter menopause, making each woman’s experience unique. However, results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) show that women of color tend to enter perimenopause and menopause at earlier ages than their white peers, have longer transition periods, and experience more intense hot flashes and vaginal symptoms.

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Neurology Today

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

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Local ophthalmologist sees spike in patients due to wildfire smoke

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

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

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Biospace

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

news outletBiospace
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

Steroid Showing ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ Among Sickest Coronavirus Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

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

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Yahoo News

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

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

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

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Health.com

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

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Increasing in Dogs Biting Kids During the Pandemic

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

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

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UPI

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

news outletUPI
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

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

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U.S. News & World Report

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

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

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

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KMGH Channel 7

Denver Arts & Venues pivots to virtual exhibits

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Arapahoe County partners with CU Anschutz for new study

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2020

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

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Taiwan News

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

news outletTaiwan News
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

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

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Health Day

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

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

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

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Colorado Real Estate Journal

Pandemic Sparks Push for Safer Office Builds

news outletColorado Real Estate Journal
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2020

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

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Live Science

The new coronavirus can infect brain cells, study finds

news outletLive Science
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2020

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

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American Journal of Managed Care

Dr John Corboy on Research About Stopping DMTs for MS

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateSeptember 12, 2020

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

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9News

Virtual breastfeeding classes offer support to new moms

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2020

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

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U.S. News & World Report

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

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

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

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Summit Daily News

The aging brain: Exploring the connection between neurology and elevation

news outletSummit Daily News
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Masks for Kids Guidance

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

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

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Denver 7

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

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2020

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

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Colorado Springs Independent

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

news outletColorado Springs Independent
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

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

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U.S. News & World Report

Pandemic Unleashes 'Startling' Rise in Dog Bites

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

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

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LADDERS

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

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

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

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ABC News

Fast & Accurate: Homegrown COVID-19 Antibody Test

news outletABC News
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2020

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

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Runner's World

Is It Bad to Wear Sweaty Workout Clothes All Day?

news outletRunner's World
Publish DateSeptember 08, 2020

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 08, 2020

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

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 08, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2020

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

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Science News

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

news outletScience News
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Front Range air quality worsens, making breathing difficult

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2020

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

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American Song Writer

Bringin’ it Backwards: Interview with Splitstep

news outletAmerican Song Writer
Publish DateSeptember 05, 2020

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

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U.S. News & World Report

Asthma May Not Boost Odds of Severe COVID-19

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

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

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well+good

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

news outletwell+good
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

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

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Medical Research

Sibling study reveals impact of heavy cannibis use on memory

news outletMedical Research
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

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

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Denver 7

Researchers: Colon cancer rates are rising in young adults

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

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

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The Sentinel

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

news outletThe Sentinel
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2020

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

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Wyoming News

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

news outletWyoming News
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

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

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KOAA

Boy bitten by rattlesnake recovers using telehealth

news outletKOAA
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

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

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Boulder Camera

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

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

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

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Morning Consult

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

news outletMorning Consult
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

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

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Wyoming Public Media

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

news outletWyoming Public Media
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

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

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KUNC

Colorado Edition: Open And Shut

news outletKUNC
Publish DateSeptember 02, 2020

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

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Real Simple

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

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2020

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

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9News

Frequently asked questions about kids and face masks

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2020

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

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Outbreak News Today

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

news outletOutbreak News Today
Publish DateAugust 31, 2020

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

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Contagion Live

Comparing Asthma Complications in COVID-19 With Flu

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateAugust 31, 2020

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 31, 2020

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

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Boulder Camera

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

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateAugust 27, 2020

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

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TIME

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

news outletTIME
Publish DateAugust 27, 2020

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

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FOX News

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

news outletFOX News
Publish DateAugust 27, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

Going Dropless After Cataract Surgery Thrills Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 26, 2020

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

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OncLive

Dr. Schenk on the Evolving Treatment Landscape in Lung Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

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

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Medical Dialogues

Non-Hormonal Treatment For Menopausal Symptoms Offers Hope Of Relief

news outletMedical Dialogues
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

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

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KRDO

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

news outletKRDO
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

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

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Medscape

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

news outletMedscape
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

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

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The New York Times

Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

Low-Income Housing Community Gets Geriatric Medicine Clinic On Site

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 23, 2020

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

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Health Imaging

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

news outletHealth Imaging
Publish DateAugust 21, 2020

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 21, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 21, 2020

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

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USA Today

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

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

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

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Boulder Camera

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

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

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

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MedPage Today

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

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

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

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Tampa Bay Times

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

news outletTampa Bay Times
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

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

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 20, 2020

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

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Aurora Sentinel

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

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

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

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National Geographic

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

news outletNational Geographic
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 19, 2020

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

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OncLive

Dr. Bunn on Targeting HER3 in NSCLC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateAugust 18, 2020

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

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FOX News

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

news outletFOX News
Publish DateAugust 18, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

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

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Lung defense in the face of wildfires and a pandemic

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

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

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ABC News

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

news outletABC News
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

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

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KOAA

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

news outletKOAA
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 17, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 15, 2020

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 15, 2020

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

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International Business Times

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

news outletInternational Business Times
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

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

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KOAA

UCHealth COVID project follows patients after discharge

news outletKOAA
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

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

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Patch

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

news outletPatch
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

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

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KRDO

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

news outletKRDO
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 13, 2020

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

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Oncology Learning Network

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

news outletOncology Learning Network
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

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

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9News

Amputees find lasting solution to an old prosthesis problem at UCHealth

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

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

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The Kansas City Star

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

news outletThe Kansas City Star
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

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

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KPBS

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

news outletKPBS
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

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

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STAT

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

news outletSTAT
Publish DateAugust 12, 2020

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

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Fort Morgan Times

Dr. Morgan Hungenberg graduates from rural training track residency program

news outletFort Morgan Times
Publish DateAugust 11, 2020

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 11, 2020

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

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KDVR

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

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 11, 2020

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

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

Six children among nine shot at Denver park on Sunday

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

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

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Washington Post

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

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

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

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

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

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 09, 2020

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

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Elite Daily

Gitanjali Rao Is Innovating Kindness Through Tech

news outletElite Daily
Publish DateAugust 07, 2020

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

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WMC5

Life changer for those with Down syndrome

news outletWMC5
Publish DateAugust 06, 2020

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

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Medscape

Educating Providers on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

news outletMedscape
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

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

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Becker's Hospital Review

Top hospitals for cardiology by state, ranked by US News

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateAugust 03, 2020

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

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The New York Times

In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 03, 2020

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

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Healthline

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

news outletHealthline
Publish DateAugust 02, 2020

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

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5280

Is It Safe to Travel to See My Family?

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 02, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 02, 2020

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

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5280

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

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 01, 2020

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

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Greeley Tribune

Colorado kindergarten vaccinations were up pre-pandemic

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateAugust 01, 2020

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

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Becker's Hospital Review

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

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

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

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Becker's Hospital Review

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

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

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

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WAMU

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

news outletWAMU
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

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

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KUNC

Rural Colorado Shows How Vaccination Messaging Is A Science In Itself

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 31, 2020

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

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The Seattle Times

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

news outletThe Seattle Times
Publish DateJuly 30, 2020

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

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The Coloradoan

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

news outletThe Coloradoan
Publish DateJuly 30, 2020

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

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LADDERS

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

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateJuly 30, 2020

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

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Medical Daily

Search for a Cannabis High Could Lead to Nausea, Vomiting

news outletMedical Daily
Publish DateJuly 28, 2020

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

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Denver Business Journal

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

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateJuly 28, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 28, 2020

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

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OncLive

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

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

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

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LADDERS

Effective mentorship doesn’t have to be about seniority

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

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

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The Hospitalist

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

news outletThe Hospitalist
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

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

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The Hill

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

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateJuly 23, 2020

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

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Denver 7

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

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJuly 23, 2020

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

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJuly 21, 2020

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

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The New York Times

Your Kid Doesn’t Need to Be LeBron or Serena

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 21, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 21, 2020

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

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

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KHN

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

news outletKHN
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

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

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Reuters

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

news outletReuters
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

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

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KUNC

Colorado Edition: What Lies Ahead

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado hospitals analyze change in COVID-19 hospitalization rates

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

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

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Invision

Goggles No Longer Required for High School Field Hockey

news outletInvision
Publish DateJuly 20, 2020

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

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