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Denver Business Journal

CU Anschutz names new dean of medicine

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateMay 16, 2024

A national search has ended for the next academic leader of medicine at Colorado's largest academic health care system.

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KMGH Channel 7

Families, Children's Hospital Colorado feeling impacts months after asthma medication is discontinued

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 15, 2024

An asthma medication that thousands of people rely upon, including children, hasn't been available in pharmacies across Colorado since the beginning of the year. Now, doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado are beginning to see the impacts from its loss.

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The Denver Post

In a secret Aurora art gallery, simple stories told in text

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 14, 2024

Although it has been open for a dozen years now, and producing ponder-worthy exhibitions all along, the Fulginiti Gallery on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora remains something of a mystery to many people in this region.

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CPR

How Colorado law shapes advanced care planning; Former Broncos players help children cope with grief

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 14, 2024

Did you know that If you're critically ill and can't make decisions for yourself, your family can't automatically step into help?

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Washington Post

A mystery illness stole their kids’ personalities. These moms fought for answers.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMay 12, 2024

Scientists who study Down syndrome say people with the condition live rich and fulfilling lives, but they also experience “a very atypical form of aging,” said Joaquin Espinosa, executive director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. For researchers, “that could be super-rich to understand aging in general.”

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The New York Times

Herbert Pardes, Who Steered the Growth of a Giant Hospital, Dies at 89

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 09, 2024

Dr. Herbert Pardes, a psychiatrist and a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health who brought order to the merger of two major medical centers that became New York-Presbyterian Hospital and ran it for 11 years, died on April 30 at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.

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The Colorado Sun

A 15-year-old hockey player with MS may never experience a symptom, thanks to Colorado research

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 09, 2024

Blaise Pfeifer, 15 and a ninth grader at Standley Lake High School, lives for hockey. He started skating at 3, travels the country for tournaments, and describes gliding across the ice with a puck “like second nature.” 

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Medscape

Don't Overlook Cardiovascular Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Cardiovascular disease management is an often overlooked but critical aspect of care for people with type 1 diabetes, authors of a new review paper said.

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The New York Times

But How Does the Worm Get in Your Brain?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s disclosure that a doctor apparently found a dead worm in his brain has sparked questions about what brain parasites are, the damage they can cause and how, exactly, they get there.

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NBC News

Colon cancer rates have been rising for decades in younger people, study finds

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Colorectal cancer rates have been rising for decades among people too young for routine screening, new research finds.

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Healio

Deployment exposures contribute to abnormal lung function in veterans

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Following military deployment, veterans who served in Southwest Asia and Afghanistan had poorer lung function if they experienced more intense inhalation exposures, according to results published in Respiratory Medicine.

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The Denver Post

Bird flu has spread to cows in Colorado. Is avian influenza a threat? We answer your questions.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

The bird flu has arrived in Colorado, and while it doesn’t represent anywhere near the threat that COVID-19 did at the beginning of the pandemic, people should take some precautions with animals that could carry it, experts say.

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CNN

‘Ozempic babies’: Reports of surprise pregnancies raise new questions about weight loss drugs

news outletCNN
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Catera Bentley stared at the positive pregnancy test and couldn’t believe her eyes. She took a second test, then a third — there was no question. She was pregnant.

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9News

University of Colorado may be at forefront of breakthrough treatment for osteoarthritis

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Dr. Karin Payne, associate professor of orthopedics at the CU School of Medicine, discusses a promising step forward in treating osteoarthritis.

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CPR

‘Black Men in White Coats’ hopes to inspire more Black doctorsYour Blog Post Title Here...

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Kayden Riley, a fifth grader at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Park Hill, loves basketball and, therefore, the Denver Nuggets of course — baseball cap and all.

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News Medical

New research investigates whether adequate sleep can help prevent osteoporosis

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateMay 07, 2024

As part of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine's annual Research Day, held on April 23, faculty member Christine Swanson, MD, MCR, described her National Institutes of Health-funded clinical research on whether adequate sleep can help prevent osteoporosis. 

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Becker's

The 20 most powerful people in ophthalmology, per Power List

news outletBecker's
Publish DateMay 06, 2024

The annual ophthalmology Power List selects and ranks 100 of the nation's best ophthalmologists, choosing its top 20 industry leaders through a panel of judges who consider cutting-edge industry issues, trends and more.

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Pharmacy Times

Environmental and Social Conditions May Help Predict Severity of Asthma in Children

news outletPharmacy Times
Publish DateMay 05, 2024

Both neighborhood environmental and social conditions may help predict the risk of severe asthma among children at the hyperlocal level, a recent study says.

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Australian Men's Health

We tried the top 4 detox diets. Find out if they actually work

news outletAustralian Men's Health
Publish DateMay 03, 2024

“We’re exposed to hundreds of thousands of toxins daily that come from internal sources like infections, as well as synthetic materials like BPA in plastics,” says Susan Payrovi, M.D., a specialist in integrative medicine at Stanford University.

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NPR

Scientists welcome new rules on marijuana, but research will still face obstacles

news outletNPR
Publish DateMay 03, 2024

As the Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, scientists say the change will lift some of the restrictions on studying the drug.

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CPR

One woman’s journey with Alzheimer’s; Diversifying health care with ‘Black Men in White Coats’

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

Former University of Denver chancellor Rebecca Chopp says she was lucky her doctor diagnosed her Alzheimer's early. 

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U.S. Army

Securing Hope: Strategies for Lethal Means Safety, With Emmy Betz, M.D.

news outletU.S. Army
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

“Lethal means safety is important because suicide isn’t inevitable,” says Emmy Betz, M.D., MPH, an emergency physician and nationally recognized expert in preventing firearm injuries and suicide. Betz is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she is the founding director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative. 

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CPR

Colorado changed its definition of child abuse and introduced ‘Plans of Safe Care.’ The impact isn’t clear

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

When Jaid Redmon-Greene’s water broke in September of 2021, she went to UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, which delivers about 3,700 babies annually. 

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Becker's Health IT

Why hospital executives think Walmart Health failed

news outletBecker's Health IT
Publish DateMay 01, 2024

Health system leaders told Becker's they're not surprised by the failure of Walmart Health given the arduous economics of healthcare and the difficulty of providing primary care at scale.

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Becker's

U of Colorado surgery department launches colorectal fellowship

news outletBecker's
Publish DateMay 01, 2024

The Aurora-based University of Colorado department of surgery added a colorectal surgery fellowship program.

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Everyday Health

Wegovy and Zepbound Shortages Will Last Until Summer

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateApril 30, 2024

Shortages of the popular injected weight-loss medicines Wegovy (semaglutide) and Zepbound (tirzepatide) aren’t going to end any time soon, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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CPR

Does anybody care about COVID-19 anymore?

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 29, 2024

A year ago, the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency officially ended, and with it came the phasing out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s authorization to collect certain types of public health data.

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Good Men Project

Interview: Puncturing Misconceptions About Vaccine Hesitancy

news outletGood Men Project
Publish DateApril 28, 2024

David M. Higgins, a pediatrician at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, sees patients and also conducts research — but “not the type of research that’s done in the laboratory with beakers and things like that,” as he puts it. 

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Greeley Tribune

State lawmakers approve funding for University of Northern Colorado’s osteopathic medical college

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateApril 26, 2024

The Colorado Senate on Friday passed a $247 million bill for four health care-related projects at schools of higher education including $127 million for a college of osteopathic medicine at the University of Northern Colorado.

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The Colorado Sun

The lucky ones: Former world champion’s life was saved by a clinical trial. Now she wants others to get the chance

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 26, 2024

At her sickest, maybe on a day she puked 70 times or when walking down a hospital hallway felt like the brutal training that made her a world champion triathlete, Siri Lindley visualized running up her favorite mountain trail in Lyons. 

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Counsel and Heal

Here's How Stress Affects the Eyes

news outletCounsel and Heal
Publish DateApril 25, 2024

The demands of modern life, from long work hours to the constant influx of emails, can pile up, impacting not only mental well-being but also physical health, including the eyes. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver Health launches campaign around language used when treating addiction

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 24, 2024

Denver Health medical director Judith Shlay spoke with FOX31 about how "person-first" language used in medical treatment for addiction can help patients feel less stigmatized.

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KMGH Channel 7

How responsible are social media platforms for the radicalization of mass shooters?

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 24, 2024

In March, a New York judge denied a motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit brought forward by families of those killed in the Buffalo grocery store mass shooting against several social media companies.

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Healio

Nearly 25% of patients with chronic kidney disease meet gout criteria

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 23, 2024

“Better recognition and improved management of patients with the coincidence of gout and chronic kidney disease is essential to improve patient outcomes,” Richard J. Johnson, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and study co-author, told Healio.

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ABC News

Shop the best products for allergy relief

news outletABC News
Publish DateApril 23, 2024

With the weather beginning to turn, many are flocking outdoors this spring while battling increased pollen levels that may bring about severe allergies.

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Allergic Living

Asthma Medications Guide: What to Know for Optimal Control

news outletAllergic Living
Publish DateApril 23, 2024

Asthma medications play an essential role in managing asthma – a chronic disease of the airways. If not well-controlled, asthma can produce symptoms such as chest tightness, difficulty breathing, coughing or wheezing. Poor control can even land you in the hospital.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Medical miracle: Denver child’s heart beats again after 14 hours

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 23, 2024

A miracle of modern medicine or a miracle from a higher power? No matter what you believe, the recovery story of Cartier McDaniel is nothing short of amazing.

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The Colorado Sun

Rural Coloradans need greater access to opioid addiction treatment and a new federal bill would help

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 22, 2024

Imagine your doctor diagnoses you or one of your family members with a significant health condition that if left untreated results in a sixfold higher risk of death and results in debilitating mental and physical health symptoms.

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Healio

Deployed military personnel have increased silica in lung tissue

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 22, 2024

Lung tissue analysis revealed that deployed military personnel had more silica and other silicates in their lungs than controls, according to results published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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Los Angeles Blade

New study: LGBT adults face more discrimination in health care

news outletLos Angeles Blade
Publish DateApril 21, 2024

A recent study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a nonpartisan health policy research organization, reveals that LGBTQ+ patients face discrimination at higher rates than non-LGBT patients.

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CPR

Despite improvements, Hispanic Coloradans are still more likely to face significant health disparities

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 21, 2024

Gaping disparities in health care leaves Hispanic Coloradans experiencing the lowest health system performance when compared with other racial and ethnic groups in the state.

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CBS4 Denver

Jill Biden visits Colorado to discuss women's health: "A necessity, not a luxury"

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 20, 2024

First lady Jill Biden was in Aurora Saturday to tour the Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz campus.

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Healio

Exposure to air pollution not associated with allergic disease in early childhood

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 18, 2024

Due to structural racism, Black and Latin populations have been exposed to more particulate air pollution, Stephanie Johannes, an allergy and immunology fellow at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said during her presentation.

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The Denver Post

First lady Jill Biden to speak at Anschutz Medical Campus event in Aurora.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 18, 2024

First lady Jill Biden plans to stop in Aurora this weekend to promote the White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research.

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KMGH Channel 7

First Lady Jill Biden to speak at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Saturday

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 18, 2024

First Lady Jill Biden will visit Colorado this weekend to speak about a White House initiative seeking to change how the country approaches and funds research on women’s health.

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Becker's Hospital Review

Experts call for more data on weight loss meds as fertility drugs

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateApril 18, 2024

Physicians and researchers say more data is needed on pregnancy outcomes in patients taking GLP-1s as a growing number of women turn to the class of weight loss medications in hopes of reducing their risk of pregnancy complications or increasing their chance of conceiving, Bloomberg reported April 18. 

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Medscape

Too Little Sleep Raises Health Risks for Teens with T1D

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 17, 2024

“Sleep may be an important and novel target for improving health in individuals with T1D, particularly when initiated in adolescence or early in diabetes,” the authors wrote. Stacey L. Simon and Janet K. Snell-Bergeon, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, led this study, which was published online in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

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The Denver Post

National Jewish study looks to sand as possible explanation for combat veterans’ breathing problems

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 17, 2024

A new study at Denver’s National Jewish Health found an unexpected potential culprit for lung disease in some combat veterans: silica, which is one of the most common elements in dust, soil and sand.

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Medscape

V Ketamine Promising for Severe Refractory Headache in Children

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 16, 2024

In a retrospective chart review, IV ketamine led to in a 50% reduction in pain at discharge, with “nearly two-thirds” of patients having no recurrence within 30 days, lead investigator Scott Rosenthal, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, noted. Rosenthal reported the findings (Abstract S20.010) on April 15 at the American Academy of Neurology 2024 annual meeting.

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HCP Live

Cognitive Function Scores in Patients with CKD Vary by Sex, Disease Severity

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateApril 15, 2024

Findings from a recent study are calling attention to notable deficits in fluid cognition, dexterity, and total cognition among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), further detailing differences in cognitive function scores based on sex and CKD stage.

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Boulder Camera

Students, faculty call for concealed weapons ban as CU considers policy change

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateApril 15, 2024

John Reilly, dean of the CU School of Medicine, called for a ban on the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus. “We have three hospitals that are campus partners on our campus with no physical barriers between us,” Reilly said. “All three of those hospitals have weapons bans or policies in place and we ask that we extend that to the rest of campus.”

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Los Angeles Times

‘Miracle’ weight-loss drugs could have reduced health disparities. Instead they got worse

news outletLos Angeles Times
Publish DateApril 15, 2024
The American Heart Assn. calls them “game changers.” Oprah Winfrey says they’re “a gift.”
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Neurology Live

Cenobamate's Efficacy in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: Jacob Pellinen, MD

news outletNeurology Live
Publish DateApril 14, 2024

Recent research shows that approximately 42% to 63% of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who undergo surgery still have seizures in 1 year after surgery although surgery for this patient population has shown to be superior to medical management.

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Weather Underground

'Storm Doctor' Captures Incredible Photos

news outletWeather Underground
Publish DateApril 13, 2024

At work, he’s Dr. Jason Persoff. In his off-time, some people call him Storm Doctor.

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Healio

National Comprehensive Cancer Network appoints board of directors chair, vice chair

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 13, 2024

Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP, has been elected chair of National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s board of directors.

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KMGH Channel 7

Children's Hospital Colorado's new Spanish-Speaking Pediatric Surgery Clinic is breaking down barriers

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 13, 2024

One doctor has made it his mission to make healthcare more approachable for families in Colorado by launching a Spanish-speaking pediatric surgery clinic. It's the first of its kind in Colorado.

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The Colorado Sun

University of Colorado regents consider gun ban as concerns over campus safety mount

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 12, 2024

As concerns over campus safety continue to mount from students and faculty in the wake of a deadly shooting on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, regents for the University of Colorado are still considering whether to impose a ban on people carrying concealed weapons on campus. 

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Highlands Ranch Herald

The importance of bystander CPR, helpful tips

news outletHighlands Ranch Herald
Publish DateApril 12, 2024

When someone’s heart suddenly stops from cardiac arrest, bystander CPR can help the person’s chance of survival and reduce greater risk of damage. 

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Pharmacy Practice News

A Global Approach to Pediatric Sepsis

news outletPharmacy Practice News
Publish DateApril 12, 2024

One of the most notable aspects of the new Phoenix pediatric sepsis criteria is their design. They were developed to enable clinicians to diagnose sepsis in children regardless of where they practice.

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CBS News

Bill requiring Colorado insurers to cover weight loss drugs clears first hurdle despite analysis showing significant costs

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 11, 2024

Weight loss medications like Ozempic and Wegovy have been hailed as miracle drugs for people struggling with obesity, and under a bill at the state Capitol, insurers would be required to cover them.

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9News

Early Win for Preemptive Stents on Vulnerable Coronary Plaque

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

The concept of using stents to seal off non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques, before they have a chance to rupture, worked out in the first major trial testing this provocative idea.

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Healio

Pregnant women report increased COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy during omicron wave

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

“As of July 29, 2023, Vaccine Safety Datalink surveillance found just 16.2% of pregnant people aged 18 to 49 years had received a COVID-19 booster vaccine, with only 8.3% of Black pregnant people and 9.6% of Latino pregnant people vaccinated during pregnancy,” Joshua T. B. Williams, assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Ambulatory Care Services at Denver Health and Hospitals, and colleagues wrote.

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CBS News

Doctors take on dental duties to reach low-income and uninsured patients

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

Pediatrician Patricia Braun and her team saw roughly 100 children at a community health clinic on a recent Monday. They gave flu shots and treatments for illnesses like ear infections.

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U.S. News & World Report

Best Physical Therapy Programs

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

To become a physical therapist, students must first master areas of science such as biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise physiology and anatomy. These are the top schools to train physical therapists at the doctorate level (DPT). The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Physical Therapy Program is ranked #11.

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Undark

Interview: Puncturing Misconceptions About Vaccine Hesitancy

news outletUndark
Publish DateApril 05, 2024

David M. Higginsa pediatrician at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, sees patients and also conducts research — but “not the type of research that’s done in the laboratory with beakers and things like that,” as he puts it. 

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Healio

Ophthalmologists aware of need to protect mental, physical health

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 05, 2024

Ophthalmology is typically seen as one of the most rewarding careers in medicine.

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NBC News

High-potency marijuana highlights the risk of cannabis-induced psychiatric disorders

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 04, 2024

Anders Gilliand was just 17 years old when he started to lose contact with reality. 

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Medscape

Nontraditional Risk Factors Play an Outsized Role in Young Adult Stroke Risk

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 04, 2024

Nontraditional risk factors such as migraine and autoimmune diseases have a significantly greater effect on stroke risk in young adults than traditional risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and tobacco use, new research showed.

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AAMC

Bootcamps prepare graduating medical students for the rigors of residency

news outletAAMC
Publish DateApril 04, 2024

What should you do when an emergency room patient starts rapidly declining? How do you tell someone they have cancer? Do you know how to help calm an agitated patient? When is it time to reach out to the attending physician for help?

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KRDO

Solar Eclipse 2024: What you need to know to safely view the solar spectacle on Monday

news outletKRDO
Publish DateApril 03, 2024

For those trying to watch the total solar eclipse, which will start to become viewable in Colorado on Monday, April 8, shortly after 12:00 p.m., experts say you'll need to follow some specific instructions, for your viewing safety.

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Medscape

Pediatric CNO Clinical Characteristics Can Predict Therapy Needs Over Time

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 03, 2024

“Since it’s common for there to be long delays before diagnosis of CNO, it is important to start an effective treatment promptly,” Katherine D. Nowicki, of Children’s Hospital Colorado, [and assistant professor of pediatrics at CU School of Medicine] Aurora, Colorado, told attendees. “While we have guidance on which treatments to use, it remains unclear which patients are most likely to respond to NSAIDs and which patients will require a second-line treatment.”

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Healio

ADHD, stimulant use may elevate risk for cardiomyopathy for young adults

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 03, 2024

Among young adults with ADHD, those who were prescribed stimulant medications had higher risk for cardiomyopathy than those who were not, researchers reported.

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KKTV

‘It’s definitely something that’s on our radar’: Colorado doctors warning of rise in measles cases nationwide, as flu season ends

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

As the flu season ends, Colorado doctors are keeping an eye on the rise of measles cases nationwide.

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Precision Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Prepping for Three Cardiomyopathy Gene Therapy Trials This Year

news outletPrecision Medicine
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

The University of Colorado is preparing to begin testing gene therapies for ...

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Does Colorado’s high elevation impact allergies?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

Denver’s weather has been nice lately, and naturally, Coloradans are getting outside. But sunshine and temperatures in the 60s mean allergy season has arrived.

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9News

Study: Red flag petitions to take guns less likely to be approved in 2nd Amendment 'sanctuary' counties

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

During the first three years Colorado’s “red flag” law was in effect, judges approved more than two-thirds of the petitions seeking the removal of guns from people believed to be dangerous, according to a study released Monday.

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The Coloradoan

Matt Lubick joins Nevada football staff after cancer battle

news outletThe Coloradoan
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

Matt Lubick started his cancer fight with a marathon. The longtime football coach walked the full 26 miles of a marathon in the hospital on the first day of chemotherapy at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, as detailed in a story on the hospital's website.

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KMGH Channel 7

New AI tool at UCHealth improves polyp detection rate during colonoscopies

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 31, 2024

Sarah Wartell first started noticing the signs in 2020. “I went to the ER a couple times, you know, being told it was food poisoning or, you know, a stomach bug,” said Wartell.

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Pueblo Chieftan

Where to see the 2024 solar eclipse in Pueblo and how you can do so safely

news outletPueblo Chieftan
Publish DateMarch 30, 2024

What is likely to be a stunning solar eclipse is headed for the United States on April 8.

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Healio

All pregnant women with penicillin allergy ‘should have the opportunity to be evaluated’

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 30, 2024

Allergist and immunologist Laura A. Wang, MD, has long had a passion for promoting women’s health and children’s health within the allergy field.

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Wyoming News

Women’s History Month - Highlighting a 73-year old Wyoming resident who was one of the first babies to successfully undergo open heart surgery in U.S.

news outletWyoming News
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

Meet Christel Walrath, originally from Hot Springs, South Dakota, Christel was prematurely born on December of 1951.

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The Colorado Sun

How doctors in Denver helped pioneer research on a new drug for food allergies

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

Carly Edwards found out at just about the worst time possible that her oldest daughter is allergic to eggs.

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Washington Post

The Checkup with Dr. Wen: 10 common concerns and how to respond to them

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

I spoke with Sean O’Leary, a specialist of pediatric infectious diseases and a professor at the University of Colorado, whose expertise is vaccines and vaccine communication. He told me that when he has conversations with parents who are hesitant about immunizations, he keeps in mind that they are just trying to figure out what is best for their kids.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Princess Kate's cancer diagnosis raises screening awareness

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

A Denver Health oncologist spoke with FOX31 about the importance of cancer screening and treatment after Princess Kate announced she has cancer.

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Very Well Health

Should You Get a Measles Booster?

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

Health organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have recently raised alarm bells on increasing cases of measles in the U.S.

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The Denver Post

Unsafe culture permeates Aurora VA’s ICU, staffers allege. The message? “Shut up and do what you’re told."

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

On Feb. 20, 2023, a 77-year-old man was admitted to the intensive care unit at Aurora’s Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center for chronic kidney disease. Two weeks later, nurses and doctors grew concerned after learning the man’s significant other, unbeknownst to ICU staff, had been giving him a tincture under his tongue while he slept

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The Denver Post

UCHealth reports half a billion dollars in uncompensated care in 2023

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

UCHealth provided more than half a billion dollars’ worth of uncompensated care in fiscal year 2023, and representatives for the health care system on Tuesday said they expect to spend even more this year.

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Healio

Epicutaneous immunotherapy for peanut allergy found safe, tolerable through 5 years

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

Treatment-emergent adverse events with epicutaneous immunotherapy for peanut allergy grew less frequent and severe over 5 years, according to a poster at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting.

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NBC News

A quick test could protect against fatal chemo overdose, yet few doctors use it

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

One January morning in 2021, Carol Rosen took a standard treatment for metastatic breast cancer. Three gruesome weeks later, she died in excruciating pain from the very drug meant to prolong her life.

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KMGH Channel 7

The "MOMAT" unit: Mobile methadone treatment serving Denverites with opioid use disorder

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

Since 1966, the Bernard F. Gipson Eastside Family Health Center has provided primary care to Coloradans. The historic health center has a new addition — and it's hard to miss.

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Drug Discovery News

Sex differs in matters of the heart

news outletDrug Discovery News
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

An off-the-cuff request at the local butcher led to a serendipitous discovery about heart valve disease, leading to potential new sex-specific ways to treat it.

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HealthDay

ADHD Meds Tied to Heart Damage in Young Adult Users

news outletHealthDay
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

ADHD stimulant medications like Ritalin or Adderall appear linked to a heightened risk for cardiomyopathy (a weakening of the heart muscle), and the risk grows with time, new research shows.

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HealthDay

Young Adults With Migraine May Face Higher Stroke Risk

news outletHealthDay
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

Migraines in young adults appear to increase their risk of stroke more than traditional risk factors like high blood pressure, a new study reports.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver Health offering free gun locks, violence prevention services

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

Dr. Benjamin Li, an emergency medicine physician with Denver Health, spoke with FOX31 about the importance of safe firearm storage and the hospital's violence prevention program.

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CPR

Quitting tobacco begins improving health within minutes — and it’s good for your wallet, too

news outletCPR
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

A group of volunteers gathered in a church across the street from the state Capitol on a recent day in Denver. 

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Science News

Scientists with East Asian and African names get short shrift in news coverage

news outletScience News
Publish DateMarch 26, 2024

Media attention can boost a scientist’s career, bringing them prestige and making it easier to attract collaborators and students. But there are disparities in who gets named in news stories about scientific research, according to a new study: Scientists with East Asian and African names are less likely to be mentioned or quoted in stories that reference their work.

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The Health Site

Physical Activity Eases Anxiety In Teen Concussion Recovery, Study Reveals

news outletThe Health Site
Publish DateMarch 26, 2024

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine suggests that returning to moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) after a concussion may have a positive impact on reducing anxiety levels among teenagers during the recovery period. 

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National Geographic

Can supplements help women through perimenopause?

news outletNational Geographic
Publish DateMarch 26, 2024

But Minkin and other doctors who treat perimenopausal symptoms say that the science on many products is murky. “Most of these things should be treated with a fair degree of skepticism,” says Nanette Santoro, a professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Healio

Migraine, nontraditional factors likely contribute to stroke risk in young adults

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 26, 2024

Nontraditional risk factors such as migraine, valvular heart disease and thrombophilia may be linked to increased risk for stroke among younger adults, researchers reported.

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Self

How to Make Tuesdays Suck a Tiny Bit Less

news outletSelf
Publish DateMarch 25, 2024

There’s something uniquely unsettling about Tuesdays—especially if you have a traditional work schedule. 

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