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Center for Public Integrity

Some States Are Choosing Who Gets COVID Care

news outletCenter for Public Integrity
Publish DateOctober 07, 2021

More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, some states are once again facing shortages of medical resources needed to care for sick patients — leaving some to enter crisis mode or consider rationing vital resources, such as intensive care unit beds.

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Psychiatric Times

Psychiatry in the Year 2500: Lessons Learned From History

news outletPsychiatric Times
Publish DateOctober 06, 2021

For the past decade, I have taught 6-hour annual seminars on the history of psychiatry to psychiatric residents. This course was assigned to me, in part, because I have lived through the history of psychiatry for more than 50 years.

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MarketPlace

The pandemic has more people turning to a “therapist in your pocket”

news outletMarketPlace
Publish DateOctober 06, 2021

The grief and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a spike in demand for mental health care. But amid a nationwide shortage of providers, more people are turning to remote — or virtual — care. 

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Sun Herald

Guntupalli helping patients live full, active lives

news outletSun Herald
Publish DateOctober 05, 2021

Helping his patients live full, active lives is what gynecologic oncologist Dr. Saketh Guntupalli is striving to do every day.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

5 recent developments that give doctors hope in the fight against COVID

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 05, 2021

The battle against COVID-19 is far from over, but Colorado doctors said there are five recent developments that make them hopeful.

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Health Day

Child Fatalities Linked to OTC Cold and Cough Meds Described

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateOctober 04, 2021

Pediatric fatalities involving over-the-counter cough and cold medications (CCMs) often occur in children who are younger than 2 years of age, and they frequently involve medication administered with nontherapeutic intent by a caregiver, according to a study published online Oct. 4 in Pediatrics.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

It’s time to start talking with family about COVID and the holidays

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 04, 2021

Local health experts say that in the first week of October, it could be time to start having holiday discussions about COVID-19 with your family and extended family.

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The Guardian

Pregnant people urged to get vaccinated amid abysmal US inoculation rates

news outletThe Guardian
Publish DateOctober 02, 2021

Pregnant and breastfeeding people are facing abysmal vaccination rates and increasing health risks from the Delta variant, and they urgently need to be vaccinated, experts warn.

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The Denver Post

Colorado teen’s months-long ordeal spotlights mysteries of long COVID

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 01, 2021

She ran beside her teammates on the turf field, nestled between green mountains and a hazy Denver skyline, shuffling a soccer ball beneath the June sun.

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Romper

Here’s Why Your Baby Has A Raspy Voice From Crying

news outletRomper
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2021

If your newborn has a witching hour of fussing, crying, and restlessness every night, you may have noticed they wake up a little raspy sounding for their next feeding.

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Associated Press

University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suit

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2021

A pediatrician and a medical student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are challenging denials of their requests for religious exemptions from the school’s COVID vaccination mandate, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that administrators are judging the “veracity” of personal religious beliefs in violation of the First Amendment.

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Washington Post

‘Race-norming’ kept former NFL players from dementia diagnoses. Their families want answers.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2021

For Michelle Haselrig, widow of former Pittsburgh Steeler Carlton Haselrig, the moment she realized her husband’s race might have deprived him of money from the NFL concussion settlement came this summer, after a friend texted her a news story about something called “race-norming.”

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CBS4 Denver

10-Year-Old Happy To Be ‘Making A Mark’ By Participating In COVID Vaccine Trial At Children’s Hospital Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2021

With children back in school and a highly contagious strain of COVID spreading, questions about if and when children can be vaccinated have followed.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

More than 1/3 of COVID sufferers could see symptoms 3-6 months later

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2021

More than a third of people who get COVID-19 could see persisting or recurring symptoms three to six months after their diagnosis, according to a new study on long-haul COVID.

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The Journalist's Resource

Religious exemptions and required vaccines: Examining the research

news outletThe Journalist's Resource
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2021

Even as national surveys show Americans drawing away from religion, more American children are using religion to skip required school vaccinations. 

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The Denver Post

Lawsuit filed against CU Anschutz School of Medicine over vaccine mandate

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2021

A Catholic doctor and a Buddhist student have filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine in objection to the school’s mandated vaccine based on their religious practice and beliefs.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

People should brace themselves for a more severe flu season

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateSeptember 28, 2021

Due to the safety precautions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s flu season was extremely mild. But, with the loosening of pandemic protocols, this season for flu, RSV and other respiratory viruses is expected to be back to normal or likely worse than usual.

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Reuters

Back to school goes better than feared

news outletReuters
Publish DateSeptember 28, 2021

School for children in many nations has been underway for more than a month and fears the Delta coronavirus variant would derail in-person learning have largely proven unfounded.

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KMGH Channel 7

Vaccination rates are on the rise among Denver County teens

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateSeptember 28, 2021

Denver Public Schools is reporting a high COVID-19 vaccination rate among eligible teenagers.

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The Colorado Sun

A federal deadline for Colorado to redesign its child welfare system has arrived

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateSeptember 27, 2021

A decade ago, 1,257 foster kids in Colorado were living in group homes and institutions, the kind of places where children and teens line up for medication and eat at appointed meal times in a cafeteria

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CBS News

CDC green lights coronavirus booster shots for millions of vulnerable Americans

news outletCBS News
Publish DateSeptember 24, 2021

Millions of Americans are now eligible for a Pfizer's coronavirus booster shot after the CDC director endorsed an expert panel's recommendation. Omar Villafranca brings us the latest on the decision. Then, Dr. Shale Wong, a professor of pediatrics and the executive director of the Farley Health Policy Center at the University of Colorado, joins CBSN's Lana Zak with her analysis.

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The New York Times

Here is who voted on which booster-shot policies the C.D.C. should adopt.

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2021

A committee of scientific advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Thursday to recommend booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to many Americans, including older people and those with certain underlying medical conditions, but excluded those at risk because of their jobs.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Do I have fall allergies or COVID-19?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2021

Fall is officially here and with it, comes seasonal allergies. From coughing, to sneezing, and even that scratchy throat, how can you tell the difference between your allergies and COVID-19?

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

What is the difference between 3rd doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots?

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateSeptember 21, 2021

Gary Anderson has had every medical ailment you can name, so when he first heard he might be eligible to get his third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he joked he would be first in line.

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CPR

Big Events With Big Crowds Are Back In Colorado, But The Risk Of COVID Never Left

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 21, 2021

On a glorious bluebird Colorado day, fans of the University of Colorado football team packed into Folsom Field. Ralphie the bison bounded across the grass. The band pounded out the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”

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KKTV

UCHealth anticipating early and rough flu season

news outletKKTV
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2021

Colorado doctors are anticipating and early and rough flu season this year.

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Greeley Tribune

As ICU beds fill up, Colorado hospitals beg public to get vaccinated against COVID — and the flu

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2021

Colorado intensive care units are almost full, and a bad flu season could push them to the edge if coupled with continued spread of COVID-19.

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9News

Statewide modeling report shows COVID-19 infections slowing amid fifth wave

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 19, 2021

An estimated one in 99 people in Colorado are infectious with COVID-19, but the rate of infections is slowing, according to a new statewide modeling report that shows Colorado is in its fifth wave of infections. 

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

How one state is trying to boost vaccination rates

news outletAtlanta Journal Constitution
Publish DateSeptember 19, 2021

Colorado will use federal COVID-19 relief funding to establish a grant program for primary care doctors to either boost existing efforts to vaccinate hesitant patients or begin offering the shots.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Pandemic in Colorado seeing fifth wave

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 19, 2021

Health experts in the metro area keeping an eye on COVID hospitalization numbers as some say we are in the middle of a “fifth wave.”

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Hilton Head (S.C.) Island Packet

What are ‘Crisis Standards of Care?’

news outletHilton Head (S.C.) Island Packet
Publish DateSeptember 18, 2021

As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana.

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CNN

Uncontrollable vomiting due to marijuana use on rise, study finds

news outletCNN
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2021

An unusual illness is on the rise in the United States, especially in states that have legalized marijuana. Habitual users of cannabis, including teenagers, are showing up in emergency rooms complaining of severe intestinal distress.

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USA Today

See the miracle of a mom getting her sight back after a misdiagnosis left her blind for 15 years

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2021

Imagine being accidentally left in the dark for 15 years. That was the nightmare scenario faced by Connie Parke of Aurora, Colorado. 

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CBS4 Denver

Doctors React To FDA Decision On Vaccine Booster Shots For Only Targeted Group

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2021

Plans to roll out a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to the general public will be scaled back. This comes after the Food and Drug Administration approved the boosters only for a targeted group.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID vaccine boosters aren’t approved for everyone, so what next?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2021

With approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Pfizer vaccine booster shots to be given to vulnerable populations, FOX31 reached out to local doctors to find out what that means for people hoping to get a booster soon.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Should those with J&J vaccine get a booster shot?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2021

A Colorado woman with a serious health condition is frustrated by the lack of information on COVID-19 booster shots for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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KMGH Channel 7

Four Colorado counties reinstate mask mandates, causing some confusion, but mostly praise

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2021

In the heart of Boulder, business is humming along, the streets are full of people and inside shops like Crystal Joy Gallery, masks are required once again.

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NPR

Physicians On COVID Crisis Standards In Idaho And Elsewhere: ‘Enormous Amount Of Anger’

news outletNPR
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

The very idea of rationing health care is something usually reserved for battlefields, or massive disasters such as earthquakes or typhoons. But indeed, such rationing is a grim reality as caregivers in north and north central Idaho consider “triage protocols” in the shadow of a new surge of COVID-19.

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CBS4 Denver

Data From Colorado Hospitals Part Of New Study That Shows Moderna Vaccine Is Slightly Better Against Delta Variant

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective against the delta variant. 

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9News

Denver hospitals are seeing ICU beds fill up

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

Colorado has nearly 900 people in the hospital with COVID-19; 83% of them are unvaccinated. 

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well+good

Why You May Feel Like You Need More Sleep When You Feel Sick

news outletwell+good
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2021

Sleep and the workings of the immune system are inextricably intertwined: When you’re chronically sleep-deprived, your immune response is weaker, which can increase your likelihood of getting sick from whatever virus or bacteria is floating in your airspace.

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KMGH Channel 7

Are sleepovers safe? How to plan gatherings for kids as COVID-19 cases rise in Colorado

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2021

A month since school began in Colorado, the highest rates of COVID-19 transmission are among school-aged children. Most schools are now requiring students to wear masks inside buildings, but that leaves questions about how to approach gatherings outside of school.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado logs more than 2,600 COVID-19 reinfections in 2021

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2021

Thousands of Coloradans have contracted COVID-19 twice, and a handful have been diagnosed with the virus three times, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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CBS4 Denver

9-Year-Old Jumps At Chance To Participate In Pfizer Vaccine Trial For Children In Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available for younger children as early as next month. Pfizer is collecting data for FDA emergency use authorization of its vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Colorado families in the vaccine trial at Children’s Hospital Colorado are well past their second dose.

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The Kathie J Show

Good Enough Really Is Good Enough

news outletThe Kathie J Show
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2021

Are you a perfectionist or do you have a perfectionist in your life? This show is for you! Learn how to let things go thanks to Emily Hemendinger, a Certified Public Health Practitioner.

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Medscape

Future 'Exceedingly Bright' for Kidney Stone Prevention

news outletMedscape
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2021

"The majority of patients who received lumasiran had normal or near-normal levels after 6 months of treatment," those investigators report.

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Prevention

Best Advice on Menopause Symptoms, From Experts and Women Who’ve Been There

news outletPrevention
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2021

For many women perimenopause isn’t just about sweating through hot flashes for a few years—it can bring on a range of puzzling symptoms that sometimes stump even gynecologists.

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FOX News

The challenges of overcoming eating disorders during the pandemic

news outletFOX News
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2021

Calls to the National Eating Disorders Hotline are up 40 percent since March of 2020, and hospitalizations of teens and young adults have doubled.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Is it time for a COVID vaccine booster shot or not? Debate elevates

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2021

A recent report from an international group of scientists is causing more controversy in the debate surrounding COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

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Healio

A conversation with Robert H. Eckel, MD

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 12, 2021

For Robert H. Eckel, emeritus professor of medicine in the divisions
of cardiology and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, emeritus
professor of physiology and biophysics and Charles A. Boettcher II
Chair in Atherosclerosis at the University of Colorado Anschutz
Medical Campus, a desire to learn about the underlying mechanisms
driving disease sparked an early interest in what would become
groundbreaking research in the fields of lipid metabolism and
cardiometabolic health.

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American Journal of Managed Care

How Eosinophilic Asthma Differs From Other Eosinophilic Conditions

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateSeptember 12, 2021

What are some of the challenges with distinguishing eosinophilic asthma from other diagnoses associated with abnormal eosinophils?

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The New York Times

Parents of Young Children Desperately Seek Vaccine Trials

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2021

Leng Vong Reiff had just received her second dose of a Covid vaccine and thought guiltily of her two young, unvaccinated sons. So she began banging away at her keyboard.

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Healio

Complexity index predicts medication doses in kids with severe neurological impairment

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2021

Children with severe neurological impairment who had higher scores on the Medication Regimen Complexity Index were more likely to receive many more doses of medications per day from their parents, according to a cross-sectional study.

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The Denver Post

COVID antibody treatments help prevent hospitalization — but they don’t replace vaccines

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2021

People who get COVID-19 have a treatment option that can significantly reduce their odds of hospitalization, but it’s not a substitute for trying to avoid infection in the first place through vaccination, doctors say.

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9News

Ethics behind who gets a booster shot first

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 10, 2021

A debate around medical ethics is building; just this week alone, the president, governor of Colorado, and health officials all spoke about America moving ahead with boosters while so many people globally have yet to receive their first dose. 

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The New Yorker

Waiting to Testify at R. Kelly’s Trial

news outletThe New Yorker
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2021

Miami Beach Senior High School, was at Aventura Mall with her childhood best friend, Michella Powery. At the time, Kelly was twenty-eight and one of the biggest R. & B. stars in the world.

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Colorado Springs Gazette

UCHealth's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit part of national study

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2021

UCHealth's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit in Aurora and Colorado Springs contributed to a national study that found mobile stroke units save lives and improve patient care. 

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5280

How to Balance Exercise as Denver’s Air Quality Worsens

news outlet5280
Publish DateSeptember 08, 2021

One late August morning, 500 mountain bikers lined up to race in the Emerald Mountain Epic in Steamboat Springs, a two-day tour de force of cross-country cycling and trail running. However, the air quality index (AQI) measured at 175—almost two times higher than the “healthy” threshold, as dictated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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9News

Researchers looking into connection between COVID-19 and Alzheimer's

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2021

Dr. Huntington Potter is Professor of Neurology at CU Anschutz. He says new research shows a connection between COVID-19 and Alzheimer's disease.

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MSN

Once-Blind Woman Gets Sight Back After 15 Years

news outletMSN
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2021

This woman went blind unexpectedly 15 years ago — watch the heartwarming moment she got her sight back. 

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Highlands Ranch Herald

RSV, child respiratory illness unseasonably high

news outletHighlands Ranch Herald
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2021
Dr. Eric Lung, chief medical officer at Sky Ridge Medical Center, says poor air quality and an increase in contagious respiratory cases are adding to parent stress as the new delta variant of COVID continues to spread.
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9News

Denver hospital sees increase in trauma cases related to violent crime

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2021

During the pandemic, Denver Health has seen an increase in the number of violent trauma patients coming into the emergency department. These cases include gunshot wounds and stabbings.

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NBC News

How monoclonal antibody treatment can protect high risk Covid patients

news outletNBC News
Publish DateAugust 31, 2021

Monoclonal antibody treatment is a game changer for people at high risk for Covid-19. NBC News’ Dr. John Torres explains who should get treated and when. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado healthcare workers battle ‘compassion fatigue’ as COVID hospitalizations spike

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 31, 2021

It has been nearly 18 months since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Colorado.

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9News

How the situation in Afghanistan can impact military members mental health

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

Dr. Daren Norris, a psychologist at the Cohen Military Family Clinic with the Anschutz Medical Campus, joined us to talk about the struggles some could be having.

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Best Life

Drinking a Cup of This a Day Can Slash Your Stroke Risk

news outletBest Life
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

You may think that because a stroke tends to happen suddenly, there's nothing you can do to prevent it. But the reality is, everything from what you eat to how you sleep can affect your stroke risk, which is why there's no better time than the present to make some changes.

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Healio

Crowding in Massachusetts prisons led to increase in COVID-19 cases

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

Increased crowding in Massachusetts state prisons led to an increase in COVID-19 cases, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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KMGH Channel 7

New National Jewish Health study reveals antibody data from vaccines, now focuses on booster shots

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

As COVID-19 cases rise and hospital capacity dwindles, federal health officials are working to get the public quicker access to booster shots.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth starts giving booster shots to high-priority groups

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

UCHealth is now offering COVID-19 booster shots for people in Colorado’s vaccine phases 1A and 1B.1, including health care workers, people age 70 and older and first responders.

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KMGH Channel 7

Increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations sparking new procedures, concern from Colorado health systems

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

An increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across Colorado is prompting new concern and procedures from hospital systems statewide. Nearly 100% of new cases come from the delta variant that is infecting younger and healthier Coloradans.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Migraine: Not just a headache

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateAugust 29, 2021

The first thing that neurologist and certified headache specialist Dr. Marius Birlea wants people to understand about a migraine is that the condition is a neurological disease.

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The Denver Post

Delayed surgeries and stretched staff: Colorado hospitals prepare for possible fall COVID surge

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 29, 2021

Less than two months ago, it seemed unthinkable that Colorado hospitals would again have to decide whether to put off some surgeries, or to consider where they might send patients if their intensive-care beds filled up.

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth expands clinics to get third COVID-19 vaccine for people who qualify

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 27, 2021

UCHealth is expanding clinics to get third shots into arms for people who fall in the first two phases of the initial rollout.

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NPR

Many Kids Have Missed Routine Vaccines, Worrying Doctors As School Starts

news outletNPR
Publish DateAugust 26, 2021

As she does ahead of every school year, Karen Schwind and the team of school nurses she manages in the New Braunfels Independent School District in central Texas spent a lot of time checking every student's immunization records against the state's database. The nurses also checked with parents and doctors' offices to ensure all students had received their required shots for measles, mumps, diphtheria, meningitis and other childhood diseases before classes started.

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CNN

Among children, older teens are seeing the highest Covid-19 case rates

news outletCNN
Publish DateAugust 26, 2021

Coronavirus infections continue to surge among children across the United States, and older teens, ages 16 and 17, are facing the highest rate of weekly cases, according to a new CNN analysis of the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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9News

Data shows a second J&J booster shot increases antibody response

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 25, 2021

 Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is learning that the second dose of its single-dose vaccine increases the antibody response.

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The New York Times

Heart Problem More Common After Covid-19 Than After Vaccination, Study Finds

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 25, 2021

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is associated with an increased risk of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, a large new study from Israel confirms. But the side effect remains rare, and Covid-19 is more likely to cause myocarditis than the vaccine is, scientists reported on Wednesday.

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The Colorado Sun

For Colorado health workers, the latest COVID surge is a special kind of exhausting

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 25, 2021

For Dr. Marc Moss, the day begins before 7 a.m. Time for rounds. These are anxious weeks again in the intensive care unit at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, where Moss works. After a decline in patients earlier this summer that the hospital’s doctors and nurses had hoped signaled the effective end of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people in the unit sick with COVID-19 is rising again.

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5280

How 20 Minutes of Playtime Can Help Your Child’s Mental Health

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 25, 2021

The 30-second ad opens on a prairie house in misty daylight. Ominous music plays as a burly monster breaks a floor lamp in pursuit of a girl through a family room. Cut to outside: The child runs from the house and hides behind a tall tree, breathless. The monster steps from the porch—and pauses. Dazed in a state of magical transformation, the beast collapses … and turns into the girl’s younger sister.

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U.S. News & World Report

Why Water Is Key to Your Heart's Health

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

Everyone knows that drinking plenty of water every day can improve your health in a myriad of ways, but here's a lesser-known benefit: New research suggests that middle-aged adults can lower their long-term risk for heart failure by simply drinking enough water on a daily basis.

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Endocrinology Advisor

Long-Acting Monoclonal Antibodies Look Promising for COVID-19 Prevention

news outletEndocrinology Advisor
Publish DateAugust 24, 2021

Positive topline results were announced from a phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of AZD7442 for the prevention of COVID-19.

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CPR

Colorado’s Return To School Immediately Led To The Virus Spreading

news outletCPR
Publish DateAugust 24, 2021

It’s no surprise to epidemiologists, but just days or weeks into the new school year, one thing about schools and COVID-19 is already becoming clear: Thousands of Colorado kids, and plenty of their teachers or other school staff, are going to catch the highly contagious viral disease.

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Wall Street Journal

Some Parents Push to Give Covid-19 Vaccine to Children Under 12, Against Government Guidance

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateAugust 24, 2021

Some parents eager to vaccinate their children under 12 against Covid-19 are hoping that the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE ’s vaccine could make that happen even before the FDA authorizes shots for emergency use for that age group.

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Douglas County News-Press

COVID cases rise; doctors frustrated with unvaccinated

news outletDouglas County News-Press
Publish DateAugust 24, 2021

As the new delta variant of COVID spreads, hospitals and emergency rooms along the Front Range say they are seeing more patients but are not yet overwhelmed.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado woman describes unprovoked moose attack

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 24, 2021

Janne Schultz has quite the story to tell. The 79-year-old woman was attacked — unprovoked — by a moose earlier this month. “I was hit by a moose. That was big. And heavy. And he didn’t like me,” Schultz said.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Medical community warns against using livestock drug ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 23, 2021

A common drug used to treat parasites in large farm animals is now hospitalizing people who take the drug, believing it can cure COVID-19.

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Rocky Mountain PBS

What does Pfizer’s FDA approval mean for Colorado?

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateAugust 23, 2021

On Monday, August 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, a milestone public health officials hope will lead to more people getting vaccinated.

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KMGH Channel 7

FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine expected this week

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 23, 2021

Since the Pfizer vaccine was granted Emergency Use Authorization, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working on full approval of the vaccine — a process filled with research and analysis.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Routt County positivity rate hits highest mark since January

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateAugust 23, 2021

The start of 2021 saw Routt County hit its highest positivity rate, excluding the early days of the pandemic when testing was slim, when about 8.9% of tests coming back positive Jan. 24.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado COVID hospitalizations highest since May

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 23, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing across Colorado, with some hospitals seeing their highest numbers since last winter.

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CBS4 Denver

Immunocompromised Coloradans Receive Third Dose Of Vaccine At UCHealth

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 21, 2021

UCHealth in Aurora is among the first to begin offering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines to those who are immunocompromised. Studies state they may not have the same protection against the virus with just two doses.

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The Denver Post

Can I get a third shot? Questions about new COVID-19 vaccine guidance answered

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

If you feel like the news around COVID-19 booster shots is giving you whiplash, you’re not alone. Last week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a third shot for people who have suppressed immune systems, but emphasized they didn’t support booster shots for everyone. On Wednesday, the White House that it would push for booster shots for almost everyone, starting as soon as late September.

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Kaiser Health News

‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

news outletKaiser Health News
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

The Biden administration’s plans to make covid-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective scream of protest from the scientific community.

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Mental health panel primes teachers, families on new school year challenges

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

Amid a flurry of district mask mandates hitting just before the start of the 2021 fall semester, some Colorado mental health experts are forewarning another difficult school year.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado is expanding mental health support for teachers, students

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 20, 2021

As another uncertain school year gets underway in Colorado, mental health for teachers and students is a top concern. Two bills that passed in the 2021 Legislature will provide more support for both.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Woman Aims To Be ‘At The Top Of List’ For Booster Shot

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 19, 2021

Vaccine booster shots will begin to roll out next month for people eight months after their second vaccination. Jenean Tripp will be one person ready as soon as she can.

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9News

State health department adopts CDC guidance to minimize school quarantines

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 19, 2021

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment wants to help support full-time, in-person learning to minimize classroom quarantines in the 2021-2022 school year. The new guidance applies to K-12 schools (public and private), and child care settings. 

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KMGH Channel 7

How to get kids back on a sleep schedule as school starts back up

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 19, 2021

For kids, extra screen time due to remote schooling disrupted sleep schedules and the freedom to sleep-in over summer break may have made the problem worse.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID-19 vaccine booster questions answered

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 18, 2021

The Problem Solvers posed five booster questions to Dr. Michelle Barron, the senior medical director of Infection Prevention at UCHealth after U.S. health officials announced their recommendation that patients who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine get one booster shot eight months after their last does.

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KKTV

Colorado doctor gives tips for parents if your child is anxious or stressed going back to school in-person

news outletKKTV
Publish DateAugust 17, 2021

If your child is feeling anxious or stressed going back to school in person, they are not alone. 11 News spoke with Children’s Hospital Colorado about advice for parents if your child is scared to leave your side and go back to school or may feel overwhelmed around more people after two unpredictable school years.

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CBS4 Denver

Coloradans Getting Third Dose Of COVID Vaccine Say They Feel ‘More Protected Than Ever’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 17, 2021

Some of the first Coloradans to get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine say they feel more protected than ever before from the deadly virus. Coloradans who are immunocompromised have been granted permission to get a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in order to increase the efficacy of the vaccines. Those considered healthy have not been granted authorization for so-called “booster shots” as of the posting of this article.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Some people ‘gaming the system’ to get 3rd dose of vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 17, 2021

U.S. health officials are expected to recommend booster shots for most Americans eight months after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

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9News

Local expert answers COVID-19 booster shot questions

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 17, 2021

This week the Biden administration could recommend booster shots for Americans who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine – before that can happen, the Food and Drug Administration must authorize it.

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Healio

Rivaroxaban reduces limb events after revascularization in patients with renal impairment

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 16, 2021

In a cohort of patients with renal impairment who underwent peripheral revascularization, rivaroxaban reduced the primary composite endpoint, driven by a marked reduction in limb events, according to data from the VOYAGER PAD trial.

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Chicago Tribune

Deadly COVID-linked condition in kids poised for a comeback

news outletChicago Tribune
Publish DateAugust 16, 2021

Pediatricians in U.S. COVID-19 hot spots are anticipating a delta-fueled swell of children with a rare, serious and sometimes deadly virus-linked condition as the fall resumption of school looms.

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The Denver Post

When the air is bad from wildfires, how do you decide if it’s safe to hit the trail?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 14, 2021

Anthony Gerber had every intention of going for a vigorous bike ride last Sunday, until he walked outside his home in Denver’s Central Park neighborhood and caught a whiff of West Coast wildfire smoke.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

More demand for COVID-19 testing in Colorado as delta variant rages

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 14, 2021

 More Coloradans are seeking COVID-19 testing as case numbers rise across the state, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. 

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctor Explains Who’s Most Likely To Benefit From Another COVID Vaccine Dose

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 14, 2021

Doctors say a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine could be most beneficial to those with a weaker immune system where the initial two shots were not enough to help them gain as much protection from the virus as others. The Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines Thursday for immunocompromised individuals.

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The Atlantic

‘He thought what he was doing was good for people'

news outletThe Atlantic
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

he throbbing near Marian Simmons’s temples made her nauseous. She could barely tolerate opening her eyes; the light brought on an excruciating sensation, as if a helmet was cinched too tightly on her head. Simmons, who was 20 years old and healthy, now struggled to get out of bed in her dorm at Westminster College, a small liberal-arts school in Salt Lake City. 

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The Colorado Sun

Should I let my kids outside? and other Colorado air pollution questions

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

Most of the scorching days this summer on Colorado’s Front Range have come with an air pollution “action alert” from the state government, warning people with sensitive respiratory issues to take extra caution in the presence of elevated ozone or PM2.5 particulate matter drifting in on wildfire smoke. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Alcohol-related liver disease surges since pandemic; young women seeing biggest increase in diagnoses

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

 Binge drinking during the pandemic has led to a sharp increase in serious liver problems, doctors say. At UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, medical director of liver transplantation and section head of hepatology Dr. James Burton said more than half of his patients have some kind of alcohol-related liver disease.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Pfizer asks FDA to support COVID-19 booster shots

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

Pfizer announced Monday it submitted new data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking support for the use of a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older.

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CBS4 Denver

Average Age Of COVID Hospitalizations In Colorado Drops

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 12, 2021

Doctors say patients hospitalized because of COVID-19 range in age, medical history, and include both genders, but overwhelmingly have one trait in common: they are not vaccinated. As more people are admitted for severe illness from the virus, the average age has dropped concerning medical staff about the need to increase vaccinations.

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HealthyWomen

Born Too Soon

news outletHealthyWomen
Publish DateAugust 12, 2021

As if finding out she was expecting in the midst of a global pandemic weren't news enough, Merrick Smith said her surprise turned to shock last year when she later learned that she was carrying twins, due on Christmas Day.

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KRDO

Colorado Springs family shares 2-year-old’s story as more kids test positive

news outletKRDO
Publish DateAugust 12, 2021

Children's Hospital Colorado says they're starting to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases in children. That includes 2-year-old Cecelia Pittman.

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9News

Doctors, families navigating tough conversations around COVID vaccines

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 12, 2021

The debate over getting vaccinated has become so heated that, in some cases, it's boiling over. Dr. Richard Zane with UCHealth has been tapped multiple times for his expertise, speaking publicly and to journalists about COVID. He is candid about trying to get people's attention when he talks about the pandemic. 

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9News

What COVID-19 models show for the fall

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 12, 2021

The Colorado School of Public Health has been modeling COVID-19 data since the start of the pandemic. 

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Yahoo News

What Are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateAugust 11, 2021

Shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue, and fever and chills -- by now, most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19. But since the pandemic first hit the U.S. in early 2020, symptoms have evolved with subtle shifts in importance. Cold-like symptoms are gaining significance while changes in taste and smell might be somewhat less common. Long-haul COVID-19 is creating disruptions in thinking ability and other lingering health issues.

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USA Today

Some parents are slipping young kids in for the COVID-19 vaccine, but doctors discourage the move as 'risky'

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateAugust 11, 2021

Mimi Allen has two daughters, 14 and 10. She is raising them alone. They are her world. So while the Phoenix financial adviser doesn’t usually go for rule-breaking, she recently decided to slip into a local pharmacy and get her younger daughter a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, which is approved only for those 12 and older.

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KUNC

For Some Colorado Kids Who Have Lost Caregivers To COVID, It’s Been 'Loss Upon Loss'

news outletKUNC
Publish DateAugust 11, 2021

More than 1.5 million children around the world have lost a caregiver — either a parent or a close grandparent — to COVID-19, according to a study published in The Lancet last month. While Colorado agencies aren’t tracking these numbers locally, pediatric medical professionals are seeing kids who are grieving those losses while dealing with new home environments and routines.

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TCTMD

Rivaroxaban Safe, Effective in Renal Disease

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateAugust 10, 2021

In PAD patients with chronic kidney disease who’ve undergone revascularization, rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Bayer/Janssen) can safely reduce major CV and limb events, new findings from the VOYAGER PAD trial suggest.

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9News

Outside workers affected the most by Denver's poor air quality

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 10, 2021

Tuesday marked the fifth straight day that all of Colorado was under an air quality alert with the haze blocking the views we've come to expect.

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9News

Here's what the COVID vaccine could look like if it gets full FDA approval

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 10, 2021

After months of waiting, Pfizer is preparing to meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to see if its vaccine will go from "emergency use" to full approval.

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KMGH Channel 7

The delta variant has become more confusing with mixed messaging

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 10, 2021

The delta variant of COVID-19 is becoming even more dominant throughout the country. As numbers are rising, so is the amount of mixed messaging. Health professionals say getting the right information is crucial.

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Mental Health Huddle makes fantastic debut at Hanzlik's Gold Crown gym

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

“We’re not trying to change the world,” Bill Hanzlik says, leaning forward in a Nuggets polo. I don’t believe him. With a subtle tweak at his Gold Crown gym, they just might.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Respiratory Doctor Offers Advice To Curb Symptoms From Bad Air

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

When the smoke from California’s wildfires rolled into Colorado on Saturday, the air quality plummeted and stayed that way most of the day Sunday. All over the state doctors and meteorologists warned people to stay in and not perform strenuous activity or risk illness and discomfort.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Microscopic particles make up the dirty air blanketing the Front Range

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

Smoke and haze continue to fill the skies in parts of Colorado, with the majority of the smoke coming from the wildfires on the west coast.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado health care workers protest vaccine mandates as a condition of employment

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

A group of health care workers stood outside UCHealth's Anschutz campus Monday morning to protest vaccine mandates as most of the large health-care groups in the state begin requiring the shot as a condition of employment.

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CBS4 Denver

Some UCHealth Employees Protest Being Required To Get COVID Vaccine

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

Monday morning, nurses and healthcare workers lined up on the sidewalk outside of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital to protest a requirement to get a COVID-19 vaccine or lose their jobs. UCHealth is just one of the hospitals requiring the shots.

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9News

Group of health care workers and supporters protest UCHealth vaccine mandate

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

As patients and visitors pulled into UCHealth Monday morning, protesters in scrubs held up signs on the sidewalk and shared their opposition to vaccine mandates.

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Chalkbeat Colorado

As employers and universities adopt vaccine mandates, Colorado school districts mostly quiet

news outletChalkbeat Colorado
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

As more employers across Colorado require workers to be vaccinated against COVID, school districts seem to be in no hurry to mandate vaccines for teachers and other staff.

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CPR

Most Kids Are Heading Back To School Unvaccinated And Under A Mix Of COVID-19 Rules

news outletCPR
Publish DateAugust 09, 2021

School starts this week in Mesa County on Colorado’s Western Slope. And mom Kaylan Robinson is anxious, unsure if she’s ready to send her five-year-old Louis off to kindergarten. 

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CBS4 Denver

Poor Air In Denver Could Cause ‘More Chronic Heart & Lung Conditions’ In Healthy People

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 08, 2021

With the entire state of Colorado under an Air Quality Alert for unhealthy air, a first since the state health department began recording such records in 2011, Saturday was a rough day for those looking to recreate outside.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado directly in path of smoke from Western fires, could face more hazy days

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 08, 2021

Coloradans are dealing with another round of hazy, smoky skies Sunday, in part due to wildfires burning along the West Coast.

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9News

How is Colorado's bad air quality affecting residents' lungs?

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 07, 2021

For weeks now, the air quality in the Denver metro area has been terrible. And Saturday could be the worst yet, as smoke from wildfires in California moves into Colorado and the Front Range.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

With more severe wildfire seasons, air quality reports now checked as much as weather

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateAugust 07, 2021

With increasingly longer and more intense wildfire seasons in the western U.S., checking the day’s air quality conditions could become as common as checking the weather report.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Should you avoid outdoor exercise this weekend? Doctors say it depends

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 07, 2021

As a thick cloud of smoke enveloped Denver Saturday afternoon, the crowds at Washington Park began to dwindle. 

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CBS4 Denver

COVID Vaccinations Dwindling In El Paso County As Hospitalizations Increase

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 07, 2021

According to new statistics released by UCHealth, they are now caring for more than 125 COVID-19 patients statewide. That’s the most in nearly three months. In addition, hospitalizations for COVID-19 across the UCHealth system have doubled in less than four weeks.

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Vents

Splitstep releases new song and accompanying video for 'Never Notice'

news outletVents
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

The Denver, CO based acoustic, rock collective Splitstep deliver a bright acoustic sound with their melodic choruses, musical builds, and heartfelt lyrics. The band has debuted two songs “Highway” in 2019 and “The Shoulder” in 2020 and now they are releasing their third song “Never Notice” featuring the Westword Music Award-winning Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band on August 6.

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KMGH Channel 7

Thousand of Coloradans overdue for second COVID-19 vaccine

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

New numbers from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show nearly 152,000 Coloradans may be overdue for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which means they're only partially protected as the nation grapples with another surge in cases.

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Physics Today

A case study of gender bias in science reporting

news outletPhysics Today
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Gender disparities in science have attracted a lot of attention in the last decade or so, but the biases against women in media coverage of science haven’t received nearly as much focus. A recent study of Nature’s news and feature articles sheds light on how often women are quoted in science news. The study finds that women continue to be quoted less often than men in the high-profile journal, although the gap seems to be narrowing.

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Akron Beacon

Akron Children's Hospital names Christopher A. Gessner to succeed retiring CEO

news outletAkron Beacon
Publish DateAugust 05, 2021

A hospital executive with experience in Colorado and Pittsburgh has been named to succeed retiring Grace Wakulchik as president and CEO of Akron Children's Hospital.

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AARP

Sneaky Signs of a UTI After 50

news outletAARP
Publish DateAugust 05, 2021

If you had urinary tract infections (UTIs) as a young woman — say, when you first became sexually active — you may have thought they were far back in the rearview mirror. Think again. UTIs strike many women again later in life: More than 10 percent of women over 65 — and nearly 30 percent of women over 85 — report having had one in the past 12 months.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Sleep Specialist on getting kids back on schedule

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 05, 2021

Within the next few weeks school bells across the state will be ringing once again. That means now is the time to get your kids back on a sleep schedule to be alert and ready for classes.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Some could get COVID vaccine booster shots as soon as September

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateAugust 05, 2021

As the world deals with the spread of the delta variant, the head of the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on booster shots to help ensure doses are available in countries where few people have gotten their first shots.

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9News

Why Colorado doctors want you to care about the delta variant, even if you're vaccinated

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 05, 2021

With the changing conversations around the delta variant, we talked to infectious disease specialists and public health officials in Colorado about what metrics to pay attention to, and why.

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HealthTech

Behind the Mass Vaccination Effort: How Providers Adapted Quickly

news outletHealthTech
Publish DateAugust 04, 2021

Several years before the COVID-19 pandemic upended the U.S., a community hospital in rural Oregon had just put the finishing touches on an IT upgrade. Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls “is truly a stand-alone facility,” says John Gaede, director of information systems.

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth doctor supports booster shot for people with weak immune systems

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateAugust 04, 2021

A UCHealth doctor says a booster shot for people with weak immune systems could help protect their health and slow down the spread of COVID-19.

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Laboratory Equipment

A Case Study for Commercializing Breakthrough Research

news outletLaboratory Equipment
Publish DateAugust 03, 2021

In this episode of Laboratory Equipment's LabChat podcast, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor speaks with Kimberly Muller, who is the Executive Director of CU Innovations at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. There, her responsibilities include investing, company creation, innovation management, forming key strategic industry partnerships, and licensing.

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Cure Today

Life With von Hippel-Lindau Disease

news outletCure Today
Publish DateAugust 03, 2021

At first, Camron King’s sixth- grade teacher thought he was nervous. King had just started at a new school when he told the teacher he couldn’t read aloud from his textbook. The problem, however, was more complicated than childhood stage fright.

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Eat This, Not That!

Secret Side Effects of Exercising Just 2 Hours Per Week, Says Science

news outletEat This, Not That!
Publish DateAugust 03, 2021

Both the World Health Organization and American Heart Association recommend that adults perform at least 150 minutes per week (two and half hours) of moderate aerobic exercise, such as a brisk walk or light bike ride, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise such as running or hiking.

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9News

Colorado doctor keeping athletes safe at the Olympics after going to the games as an athlete herself

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 03, 2021

Dr. Christina Yannetsos learned a lot fighting COVID-19 while working at UCHealth emergency medicine here in Colorado and now she's using those skilling at the Tokyo Olympics.

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CBS4 Denver

Testing For COVID Ramping Up Again In Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateAugust 02, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to spread, Coloradans are once again turning to testing. While there may be fewer locations than at the start of the pandemic, there are still several testing sites that have continued to operate throughout the pandemic.

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Reuters

Delta spreads 'like wildfire' as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

news outletReuters
Publish DateAugust 02, 2021

With a new wave of COVID-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people - mainly the unvaccinated - sicker than before.

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Reuters

U.S. labor revival in doubt as Delta raises worries about 'back to school'

news outletReuters
Publish DateAugust 02, 2021

In April, almost a year after she was laid off from her hospitality firm due to the pandemic, Sara Gard was still barely finding her feet with a new full-time job in financial services that she juggled alongside managing her daughter's remote schooling.

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TIME

How Will Delta and COVID-19 Change This Back-to-School Season?

news outletTIME
Publish DateAugust 02, 2021

Getting the kids ready to go back to school each fall is stressful enough in a normal year, never mind in the midst of a pandemic. Between the more transmissible Delta coronavirus variant, rising cases across the country and new masking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there’s a lot for parents to navigate as they plan for schools to reopen this August and September.

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5280

Colorado Isn’t Prepared To Deal With the Mental Health Fallout From COVID-19

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 01, 2021

It’s easy to look at many Coloradans—with their fit, athletic bodies—and see the proverbial picture of health. Unfortunately, that image doesn’t always provide a complete portrait. Mental health issues are rarely visible, but they’ve long been prevalent among Centennial Staters. 

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Washington Post

Eating too many eggs can still be risky, but most people don’t have to give them up entirely

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJuly 31, 2021

In recent years, worries over eating eggs seem to have receded from public consciousness. But has the thinking about eggs really changed? Not if you ask nutrition experts.

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The New York Times

N.F.L. Vaccine Holdouts Face Training Camp Scrutiny

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 31, 2021

When asked by reporters Tuesday if he had received the Covid-19 vaccine, Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner nodded his head and smiled.

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Health Day

Long-Term Complications Common With Youth-Onset T2DM

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJuly 30, 2021

For individuals with onset of type 2 diabetes in youth, complications increase steadily over time, affecting many by the time of young adulthood, according to a study published in the July 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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CPR

Colorado’s Unrelenting Ozone Pollution Could Mean Long-Term Problems For Your Health

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 30, 2021

The Front Range appears to be headed toward a record summer for ozone pollution. After repeated inquiries about the pollutant this summer, Scott Landes, Colorado’s air quality forecaster, started compiling data from previous years. He said the relevant data starts in 2015 when the EPA lowered the national ozone standard from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. Consistent measurements above the standard trigger an Ozone Action Alert from the state. 

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth Doctor Urges More COVID Vaccinations As Delta Variant Spreads

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 30, 2021

It seems like every day there is new guidance about how to keep yourself safe from COVID-19. The latest, the CDC saying the Delta variant is more contagious than the original COVID-19 strain.

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The Coloradoan

Colorado State welcomes its first class of medical students in partnership with CU

news outletThe Coloradoan
Publish DateJuly 29, 2021

Colorado State University welcomed its inaugural group of first-year medical students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine to Fort Collins on Wednesday. 

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Healio

Youth-onset type 2 diabetes precedes high burden of early adulthood complications

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 29, 2021

Long-term follow-up of a cohort of children and adolescents diagnosed with type 2 diabetes showed most developed complications, including microvascular disease, in early adulthood that progressed steadily over time.

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Radiology Business

One-third of ED visits for ministroke include redundant brain imaging, costing $8.7M in a single year

news outletRadiology Business
Publish DateJuly 29, 2021

Nearly one-third of emergency department encounters for ministrokes across the U.S. include redundant brain imaging and addressing this trend could help reduce rising healthcare costs, experts wrote Tuesday.

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Washington Post

Could my child’s clumsiness be a sign of a coordination disorder?

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJuly 29, 2021

From the time my son was old enough to walk, he was running into people, tripping over rocks and stepping into holes. Recently, during a fishing trip with his Boy Scout troop, he fell into the lake — shoes, pole, bait and all — then climbed out soaking wet and laughing at himself. 

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CBS4 Denver

CDC Says COVID Vaccine Booster Isn’t Necessary- Yet

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 29, 2021

The CDC says people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need a booster shot – yet. Even if you received your shot months ago, you’re still protected and COVID symptoms will be much less severe, even if you catch the Delta variant. However, this doesn’t mean we’ll never need another shot.

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KOAA

Explaining how infectious the delta variant is

news outletKOAA
Publish DateJuly 29, 2021

There has been so much changing about COVID-19 over the last couple of days in the United States – and officials say it’s being driven by the highly contagious delta variant. But exactly how much more contagious are we talking about?

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Employee vaccine mandates have been legal since smallpox 116 years ago

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 29, 2021

 Now that President Joe Biden has announced requirements for federal workers to get vaccinated or undergo regular testing and wear masks, experts say we could see more vaccine mandates soon.

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The Denver Post

Vaccines mandated for all UCHealth, Denver Health employees this fall

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 28, 2021

Two of Colorado’s largest health systems will require all employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus this fall, part of a growing push to immunize more medical workers as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise once again.

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CPR

All UCHealth, Denver Health Staff And Volunteers Will Need To Be Vaccinated

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 28, 2021

Three major Colorado health systems are now the latest large employers to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees and even regular visitors to their buildings, like hospital volunteers.

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Denver Gazette

UCHealth ranked among top 50 hospitals nationally in 8 specialties

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJuly 27, 2021

Children's Hospital Colorado was ranked the sixth-best pediatric hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Report, which also ranked UCHealth hospitals in the top 50 nationally for eight different specialties.

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U.S. News & World Report

Best Hospitals in Colorado

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateJuly 27, 2021

U.S. News evaluated 106 hospitals in Colorado. Nine meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. U.S. News also ranked hospitals in the Colorado Springs and Denver metro areas. The number 1 hospital in Colorado is UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. See also Best Children's Hospitals in Colorado.

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Denver Business Journal

Colorado hospitals get morale boost from new U.S. News rankings

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateJuly 27, 2021

Even as Colorado hospitals celebrate the recognition, concern lingers over climbing Covid-19 cases and deferred patient care.

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CPR

Some Wonder If Vaccine Mandates Could Ever Happen — And If They’d Work

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 27, 2021

Richard Zane has had it. “The Delta variant is ripping through under-vaccinated communities, and health care is tired. I’m telling you, health care is tired,” said Zane, a medical doctor who leads the emergency department at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, the state’s biggest and busiest hospital, as well as the facility that’s cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other.

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CBS4 Denver

COVID Travel Restrictions Not Expected To Ease Up

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 26, 2021

 COVID restrictions around traveling will not be easing up anytime soon, and the White House says all current guidelines will stay in place, largely due to a surge in COVID-19 Delta variant cases.

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9News

Local doctors explain delta variant breakthrough cases

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 23, 2021

Dr. Richard Zane with UCHealth said that most people coming to the hospital with the delta variant are unvaccinated.

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Motherly

New guidelines for infants with fevers

news outletMotherly
Publish DateJuly 22, 2021

When your baby has a fever, it's hard not to find yourself in a spiral of worry and anxiety, lost down a rabbit hole of Google results as you try to figure out what to do next.

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CNN

The pandemic has pushed children’s mental health and access to care to a ‘crisis point’

news outletCNN
Publish DateJuly 22, 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bailey Lynn and her friends often talked about the toll the virus has taken. Still, the high school senior was surprised recently by the results of a survey she created to assess her classmates’ mental health during the pandemic: Only a quarter who said they thought they needed a therapist had access to one.

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Technology Networks

MET Amplification Drives Some Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

news outletTechnology Networks
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

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

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MIT Tech Review

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

news outletMIT Tech Review
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

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

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Longmont Leader

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

news outletLongmont Leader
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

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

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

Nearly 148,000 Coloradans Missed Second Dose Of COVID Vaccine

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 20, 2021

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

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OncLive

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

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

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

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Discover Magazine

How Do Dogs Sniff Out Diseases?

news outletDiscover Magazine
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

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

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Today

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

news outletToday
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

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

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Today

New fever guidelines for infants: What parents should know

news outletToday
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

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

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The Gazette

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

news outletThe Gazette
Publish DateJuly 18, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 16, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

The more unvaccinated, the more dangerous variants

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 16, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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Bloomberg News

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

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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FOX News

Demand for youth mental health services sharply increased during pandemic

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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9News

How does natural COVID immunity compare to the vaccine?

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

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

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KAKE

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

news outletKAKE
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

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

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9News

The unexpected trend with asthma during the pandemic

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

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

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Bloomberg Law

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

news outletBloomberg Law
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

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

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Homeland Preparedness News

Congress launches probe into Covid-19 origins

news outletHomeland Preparedness News
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 14, 2021

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

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Newsweek

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

news outletNewsweek
Publish DateJuly 13, 2021

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

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Real Simple

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

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

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

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NPR

COVID-19 vaccines are just the beginning for mRNA innovations

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

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

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CPR

Disparities In Life Expectancy; Exhibit Breaks Down Indigenous Stereotypes

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

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

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJuly 11, 2021

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

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NPR

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

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 10, 2021

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

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VeloNews

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

news outletVeloNews
Publish DateJuly 10, 2021

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

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KKTV

Home health care continues to grow as pandemic winds down

news outletKKTV
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

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

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Craig Press

Vaccines work well against COVID-19 Delta variant

news outletCraig Press
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

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

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News Medical

Opioid prescribing preferences, practices among surgical residents and faculty differ

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

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

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News Medical

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

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJuly 08, 2021

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

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La Voz

Skin Cancer Awareness

news outletLa Voz
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

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

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Health Central

9 Ways to Fight Back Against RA Fatigue

news outletHealth Central
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

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

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The Nephrology Times

Addressing Disparities in Transplant Access among Spanish-Speaking Patients

news outletThe Nephrology Times
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

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

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Wired

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

news outletWired
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

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

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

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

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9News

Colorado has the 4th highest COVID death rate

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJuly 05, 2021

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

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Canon City Daily Record

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

news outletCanon City Daily Record
Publish DateJuly 04, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 03, 2021

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

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Infectious Disease

Did Plague Push Immune System Evolution?

news outletInfectious Disease
Publish DateJuly 02, 2021

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

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CGTN

Testing children for the COVID-19 vaccine

news outletCGTN
Publish DateJuly 02, 2021

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

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ABC News

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

news outletABC News
Publish DateJuly 01, 2021

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

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AARP

Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

news outletAARP
Publish DateJune 30, 2021

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

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The Colorado Sun

What to know about vaccine-related heart issues

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 30, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 30, 2021

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

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Healio

Passion for Pediatric Diabetes

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 29, 2021

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

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AAMC

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

news outletAAMC
Publish DateJune 29, 2021

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

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Patient Engagement HIT

How to Write Open Clinical Notes for a Good Patient Experience

news outletPatient Engagement HIT
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

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

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New Country

Coloradans Are Catching Colds Again

news outletNew Country
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

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

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Douglas County News-Press

Mental health crisis lingers from pandemic

news outletDouglas County News-Press
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

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

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The New York Times

The Mental Health Crisis Is Getting Younger

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

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

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HCP Live

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

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 28, 2021

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

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Boulder Camera

Editorial: A trusted messenger

news outletBoulder Camera
Publish DateJune 26, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

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

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Axios

Gun injury research gains steam

news outletAxios
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 25, 2021

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

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MedPage Today

Hold Off on Approving Anal Cancer Drug, Advisors Tell FDA

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateJune 24, 2021

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

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

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

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateJune 24, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

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

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Nature

Confronting gender bias in Nature’s journalism

news outletNature
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado doctors praise plan to develop COVID-19 antiviral pill

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

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

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Associated Press

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

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 22, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

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

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Health Day

Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

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

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KRON

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

news outletKRON
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

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

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Medical Xpress

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

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

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

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Grist

The search for the Dr. Fauci of climate change

news outletGrist
Publish DateJune 21, 2021

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

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Denver Gazette

Should Colorado be holding vaccine sweepstakes?

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJune 20, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 19, 2021

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

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News Medical

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

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 19, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

Common colds return as fewer Coloradans wear masks and socially distance

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

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

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NPR

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

news outletNPR
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

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

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Neurology Today

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

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

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

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CPR

More Kids In Juvenile Courts Are There For Violent Crimes

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

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

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KOAA

Colorado Springs family inspiring hope after life-changing surgery

news outletKOAA
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 17, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth doctor organizes medical supply drive for India

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

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

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U.S. News & World Report

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

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

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

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Best Life

Drinking This Much Coffee Every Day Adds Years to Your Life

news outletBest Life
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

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

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SciTech Daily

Drinking More Coffee Linked With Decreased Heart Failure Risk

news outletSciTech Daily
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

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

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CPR

The New Goal Is Meeting The Unvaccinated Where They Are

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

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

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Bloomberg News

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

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 15, 2021

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

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American Journal of Managed Care

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

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateJune 14, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

For transplant patients, the pandemic isn't over

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 14, 2021

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

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9News

One vaccine clinic aimed at Hispanics, Latinos continues efforts

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

CDC looking into possible link between heart inflammation and COVID vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

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

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9News

Some Colorado counties ramping down COVID testing sites

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 13, 2021

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

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Healio

Later school start times linked to fewer car crashes involving teens

news outletHealio
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

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

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AARP

Why Are Women More at Risk for Depression?

news outletAARP
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

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

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KUNC

Colorado Offered Prison Staff $500 To Boost COVID Vaccinations

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

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

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJune 11, 2021

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

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Contagion Live

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

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateJune 10, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctor uses virtual reality to show cancer patients their tumors

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

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

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Fox 21

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

news outletFox 21
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

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

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The Colorado Sun

Coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases are rare in Colorado

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

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

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Women's Health

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

news outletWomen's Health
Publish DateJune 07, 2021

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 07, 2021

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

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PBS News Hour

A Brief But Spectacular take on breaking the script in healthcare

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateJune 07, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 06, 2021

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

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HCP Live

Cystic Fibrosis Crash Course with Jordana Hoppe, MD

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJune 05, 2021

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

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American Academy of Pediatricts AAP

Report details 7 cases of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination

news outletAmerican Academy of Pediatricts AAP
Publish DateJune 04, 2021

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

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CNN

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

news outletCNN
Publish DateJune 04, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 02, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

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

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Eat This, Not That!

What Happens To Your Heart When You Drink Coffee

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

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

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Medscape

Novel rRNA Assay Pinpoints Drugs That Shorten Time to TB Cure

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

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

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9News

Health experts weigh in on life after being fully vaccinated

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

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

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Medscape

Hospital Medicine Leaders Offer Tips for Gender Equity

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

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

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The Hill

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

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

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

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HCP Live

The Rare Disease Report Podcast: Cystic Fibrosis

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

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

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMay 27, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

UCHealth Looks Ahead To Potential For COVID Vaccine Boosters In Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 27, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

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

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NPR

Black Lawmaker In Denver Tries To Limit Suspects' Involuntary Sedation

news outletNPR
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

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

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Real Simple

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

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

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

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The New York Times

Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective in Adolescents, Company Says

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 25, 2021

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

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The New York Times

‘Delayed Prescribing’ May Help Cut Down on Antibiotic Use

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

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

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

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

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Rocky Mountain PBS

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

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

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

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Physician's Weekly

Antiviral Cocktail Highly Effective in At-Risk Covid Patients

news outletPhysician's Weekly
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Opioid treatment in COVID long-haulers sparks concern

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

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

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Washington Post

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

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMay 24, 2021

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

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Free Think

These Glowing Bacteria Can Diagnose Gut Problems

news outletFree Think
Publish DateMay 23, 2021

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

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Rocky Mountain PBS

Senate Judiciary Committee holds gun violence hearing focusing on safe storage

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateMay 23, 2021

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

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMay 23, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

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

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The Healthy

What Is Brain Fog? 9 Causes and Solutions

news outletThe Healthy
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

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

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Explica.co

Future generations could be immune to COVID-19

news outletExplica.co
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

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

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Livestrong

The Surprising Symptoms of GERD You Should Know

news outletLivestrong
Publish DateMay 20, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 20, 2021

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

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Colorado Newsline

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

news outletColorado Newsline
Publish DateMay 20, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

EPIC Conferences Opens Conversation On Diabetes Care

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

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

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Medscape

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Children May Be Overcounted

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

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

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Healio

Tezepelumab reduces exacerbations in broad population of patients with severe asthma

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

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

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Health Day

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

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 18, 2021

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

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The Healthy

15 Migraine Triggers You Need to Know About

news outletThe Healthy
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

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

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American Journal of Managed Care

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

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 17, 2021

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

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The New York Times

Why Is Covid Killing So Many Young Children in Brazil?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 16, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 14, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 14, 2021

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

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Very Well Health

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

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

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

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KOAA

Infectious disease expert addresses parents concerns about COVID vaccine for kids

news outletKOAA
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

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

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Chalkbeat Colorado

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

news outletChalkbeat Colorado
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

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

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KOAA

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

news outletKOAA
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

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

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NBC News

Pediatricians primed to lead Covid vaccination efforts as kids become eligible

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMay 13, 2021

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

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TCTMD

Many Resuscitated Arrests Don’t Have an Underlying Cardiac Cause

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

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

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Denver Gazette

Public Health Experts Pitch Vaccine

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

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

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Denverite

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

news outletDenverite
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 12, 2021

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

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News Medical

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

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

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

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HuffPost

6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Booking An International Trip

news outletHuffPost
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

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

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

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

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CPR

University Of Colorado President Mark Kennedy Will Step Down

news outletCPR
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

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

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Bizwest

Food delivery by robot wins health-care innovation challenge

news outletBizwest
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth Virologist explains efficacy of COVID-19 booster shots

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 10, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

Mass shootings spur new gun policies

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 08, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

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

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Vox

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

news outletVox
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

UCHealth sending supplies to India

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coronavirus variant from India found for the first time in Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth staff coordinates medical supply drive for India

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

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

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Eat This, Not That!

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

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

After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: young and middle-aged adults make up a growing share of the patients in COVID-19 hospital wards.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado experiencing decline in COVID vaccine appointments

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

Summer Could See Big Decline In Cases

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

What will school look like this fall?

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

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

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Rocky Mountain PBS

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

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of health catastrophe that Dr. Michelle Barron has spent decades preparing for. It's "not something you hope for, but you always think about and plan for, and obviously your training goes into motion," she said.

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Yahoo News

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

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

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

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Bakersfield.com

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

news outletBakersfield.com
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: young and middle-aged adults make up a growing share of the patients in COVID-19 hospital wards. It’s both a sign of the country’s success in protecting the elderly through vaccination and an urgent reminder that younger generations will pay a heavy price if the outbreak is allowed to simmer in communities across the country.

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ABC News

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

news outletABC News
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

Children make up more than a quarter of new COVID-19 cases in Colorado, bolstered by the spread of more-contagious variants and in-person school activities.

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The Colorado Sun

A Colorado woman developed rare blood clots from a coronavirus vaccine

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

Morgan Wolfe woke the morning of April 12 to a headache pounding harder than any she had ever experienced. The room spun. She could hardly get out of bed.

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AAMC

Doctors with long COVID-19 share their struggles

news outletAAMC
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

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

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Highly contagious Brazilian COVID variant confirmed in El Paso County

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

The state health department confirmed the first known case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant, known as P.1, in El Paso County last week.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

 The FDA is expected to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old sometime early next week. In Colorado, the logistical details are still being worked out, but in the past, once it is approved, it is almost immediately available.

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

These are heady times for parents in Colorado who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. A summer of possibility sprawls out ahead: travel, visits with family, ballgames with friends.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

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

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Aurora Sentinel

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

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

A patient at the University of Colorado Hospital has been successfully treated with an alternative thinner for a blood clot related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

UCHealth has a way to treat patients if they develop blood clots after getting the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Doctors recently published a case study of a Colorado woman who was successfully treated for the rare, but serious vaccine side effect.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doctor says data allowed leeway on face covering guidance

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

 Governor Polis loosened mask restrictions this weekend. While guidance for outdoor activities are clear – you don’t need them – when to wear masks indoors is raising some questions about enforcement and the safety of unmasking.

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FOX News

Herd immunity: An explanation

news outletFOX News
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

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

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NPR

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

news outletNPR
Publish DateMay 03, 2021

The number of children contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. is much lower than the record highs set at the start of the new year, but children now account for more than a fifth of new coronavirus cases in states that release data by age, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's a statistic that may surprise many: Just one year ago, child COVID-19 cases made up only around 3% of the U.S. total.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 02, 2021

When Pauline Cruz’s son and daughter started school, they were missing class on a regular basis because their asthma symptoms put them in the emergency room.

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Denver Gazette

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

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateMay 02, 2021

Christian Hopfer, a psychiatry professor at the University of Colorado
and the medical director of a UCHealth imprint that focuses on
addiction, said the death toll was the worst he’s seen in his
career. “I’ve been doing it for 30 years,” he said. “I mean, the crack
epidemic was pretty bad, but there wasn’t as many deaths due to
overdose.”

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doctor shares personal pandemic heartache

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 02, 2021

One of the state’s top infectious disease experts is sharing her personal experience of heartache due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth, is not only armed with the knowledge to battle the virus, she is also filled with an experience that allows her to understand the emotional pain.

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Colorado Parent

What to Expect When You’re Expecting in a Pandemic

news outletColorado Parent
Publish DateMay 01, 2021

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

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Medscape

COVID Outcomes Similar With ECMO or Mechanical Ventilation

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 01, 2021

Severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had similar survival to hospital discharge and long-term outcomes as survivors treated with mechanical ventilation alone, results of a new, multicenter study suggest.

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Contagion Live

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

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateMay 01, 2021

A recent study presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery 101st Annual Meeting has found that COVID-19 patients who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) showed similar outcomes as others who were treated with mechanical-ventilation.

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado living organ donor gives gift of life twice

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

Taira Foster is a registered nurse who loves traveling with her husband. If you met her you would have no idea that she donated two organs but she would probably be quick to tell you about it.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Mom Donates Kidney To Son, Hopes To Inspire Others

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

 National Donate Life Month is wrapping up and one special recipient is sharing his story to help raise awareness. Three days after Stockton was born in Montrose, he was flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado where he spent three weeks in the NICU due to kidney and bladder issues. Health officials determined his kidneys were small and atypically formed as a result of a blockage at his bladder outlet. He was discharged home but due to declining kidney function needed to start peritoneal dialysis at several months of age. Eventually, Stockton would need a new kidney.

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CBS4 Denver

Optune Device Extends Life Expectancy Of Littleton Man With Brain Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

A man with stage 4 brain cancer is beating the odds. Bruce Stahlman has extended his life expectancy with a treatment at UCHealth: a portable, painless device.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

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

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Rocky Mountain PBS

A Denver woman goes 2 rounds with the disease

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
Publish DateApril 30, 2021

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

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The New York Times

Why Is Perimenopause Still Such a Mystery?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateApril 29, 2021

Angie McKaig calls it “peri brain” out loud, in meetings. That’s when the 49-year-old has moments of perimenopause-related brain fog so intense that she will forget the point she is trying to make in the middle of a sentence. Sometimes it will happen when she’s presenting to her colleagues in digital marketing at Canada’s largest bank in Toronto. But it can happen anywhere — she has forgotten her own address. Twice.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 29, 2021

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

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Healthline

How Do You Manage Autism and Type 1 Diabetes?

news outletHealthline
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

When Kristen Smith’s then 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in March 2018, as heartbroken as she felt, Smith was not overwhelmed or afraid. That’s because she already had a son diagnosed with ASD a few years prior.

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NPR

Regulation Change Could Help Addiction Treatment In The West

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is easing restrictions on one of the most effective treatments for opioid addiction. That medication is buprenorphine, and the change makes it so healthcare professionals don’t have to get extra training to offer the medication to as many as 30 patients with opioid addiction.

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303 Magazine

These Aurora Doctors Are Fighting Racial Inequities in Vaccine Distribution

news outlet303 Magazine
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

As members of BIPOC communities still face barriers to getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, pop-up clinics and other efforts have sought to promote equality in the vaccine distribution process. One ongoing clinic in Aurora has been particularly effective in reaching these communities — having provided around 2,000 shots in two months. Notably, this project isn’t run by the government or a medical facility. It’s managed completely by a local couple and their friends.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 28, 2021

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

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Journals Blog

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

news outletJournals Blog
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

One of the worst possible nightmare scenarios for any parent – or any pediatrician, for that matter – is when a perfectly healthy baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Most parents know that babies should sleep “back to sleep,” or according to the “ABCs of Safe Sleep” (alone, (on their) back, (in the) crib), but we know that knowledge often doesn’t equate with actual practice.

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KVNF

COVID 'Long Haulers'

news outletKVNF
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

Kate Redmond interviews two COVID 'long haulers' about coronavirus symptoms that they have had for months. She also speaks with Dr. Bill Cornwell of UCHealth in Aurora on the medical phenomena of patients who are not getting better long after their covid diagnosis.

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Journal-Advocate

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

news outletJournal-Advocate
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

Many of us can pinpoint the moment when we realized COVID-19 was going to change life as we knew it. For competitive dancer Ricci-Lee Hotz, that moment happened in a ballroom in Missouri in March of 2020.

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NPR

More Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Are Young Adults

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

On this day when we may learn that mask requirements are loosening across the United States as more and more people are vaccinated, we should recall that COVID still is spread widely. About 40,000 people are in the hospital in this country for COVID, and it's hitting young and middle age adults the hardest. Will Stone reports.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

When Gary Springs and his wife, Sharon, were diagnosed with COVID, they did not feel well and did not know what to expect. But in December, the 81-year-old Lakewood man became the first patient at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital to receive monoclonal antibody treatment.

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CBS4 Denver

Antibody Treatment Now Available To Colorado Patients

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

A new antibody treatment that was once administered to former President Donald Trump is now widely available to people coming down with COVID-19. However, there are requirements: a patient must be 65 and up, or someone with chronic medical conditions.

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9News

Antibody treatment can prevent hospitalization in COVID-19 patients

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 27, 2021

 Research shows that newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients have the best results if they have access to monoclonal antibody treatment immediately to prevent severe illness and hospitalization, according to UCHealth.

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Medscape

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

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

Loss of MAP3K7 protein expression, seen in approximately 40% of prostate cancer patients, is a major driver of prostate tumor aggressiveness and should be considered for inclusion in management algorithms, researchers say.

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STAT

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

news outletSTAT
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

Somewhere in Peter Maercklein’s heartbeat was an abnormality no one could find. He survived a stroke 15 years ago, but doctors never saw anything alarming on follow-up electrocardiograms. Then, one day last fall, an artificial intelligence algorithm read his EKGs and spotted something else: a ripple in the calm that indicated an elevated risk of atrial fibrillation.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

 Learning you have cancer is shocking and going through treatment is scary. At UCHealth, a team developed technology that allows patients to watch a favorite movie or show during radiation treatments.

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

A majority of unexpected deaths among young babies still involve soft bedding, despite decades of safe-sleep messaging targeting new parents, a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

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KKTV

Second COVID Shot: Common questions answered

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coloradans can self-schedule vaccine appointments with UCHealth

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

Coloradans wanting the COVID-19 vaccine can now self-schedule an appointment with UC Health. Appointments are available to those 18 and older. Those eligible to receive the vaccine can schedule an appointment time through the UCHealth website, and choose a preferred location.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said five million Americans have missed an appointment for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose – which is about 8% of people who got their first shot. 

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

Last week, Aurora City Council member Juan Marcano posted a message on Twitter that just a few weeks ago would have caused an online stampede among hoards of Coloradans desperately seeking a coronavirus vaccine.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 25, 2021

Colorado is set to put the Janssen vaccine, also known as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, back into use after an advisory committee recommended to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration that it be re-authorized for use with label warning of the potential of blood clots. The clots, though rare among the over seven million doses of the Janssen vaccine given, have impacted 15 women, 13 of whom have been under the age of 50.

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Billings Gazette

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

news outletBillings Gazette
Publish DateApril 24, 2021

Bryan Raymond tested positive for the coronavirus in December 2020, and walked out of a Denver hospital with a newly transplanted pair of lungs in March 2021.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 24, 2021

Three out of every five Coloradans hospitalized for COVID-19 since mid-March were younger than 60, with the vaccine protecting seniors and essentially flipping what the state’s hospitals saw during the virus’s deadly fall surge.

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Self

5 Things You Need to Consider Before Taking Any Supplement

news outletSelf
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

If your morning routine involves tossing down a handful of dietary supplements in vague hopes of boosting your energy or warding off illness this week or disease down the line, you might want to dial back and rethink your approach—especially if you’re of the mindset that you don’t need to discuss your supplements regimen with your doctor.

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CBS4 Denver

CU Boulder Study Shows How Asymptomatic People Spread Disease

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

As younger Coloradans consider whether they get vaccinated, a study at the University of Colorado Boulder shows the potential for asymptomatic people to spread disease. PhD Kristin Bjorkman, COVID scientific director at CU, helped lead a study looking at viral load and its role in the spread of COVID-19.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

State health officials say providers can resume use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted a ten-day pause on the vaccine as they investigated rare but severe blood clots in people who had taken the shot.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 23, 2021

A group of volunteers waved signs telling people about a walk-up vaccine clinic on Friday afternoon. They stood outside the Park Church at 37th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. Drivers were encouraged to stop in for their instant COVID vaccine.  

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 22, 2021

In 2018, 69% of Coloradans said “Yes” to organ donation on their drivers’ license. That makes Colorado number one in the nation for highest donor designation, but there are also people here willing to become living donors.

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateApril 22, 2021

Federal health officials are leaning toward lifting their recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after finding only a limited number of additional cases of a rare blood clotting disorder among recipients.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

A sign hung above Trinity and Bryan Raymond in their temporary home. "It says start each day with a grateful heart," Trinity stated with a short laugh. "Pretty fitting," she added as she thought about the last four months.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

Study of a promising COVID-19 vaccine by Novavax is continuing in the U.S. and Mexico. Now, clinical trial participants, including me, are rolling up our sleeves for a third shot and then, three weeks later, a fourth.

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 21, 2021

Now that all states have expanded eligibility for Covid-19 vaccines to anyone ages 16 and up, older teenagers are lining up for the shots — often with the help of high schools.

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CNN

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

news outletCNN
Publish DateApril 20, 2021

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

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Consumer Reports

Safe Summer Activities for Kids During the Pandemic

news outletConsumer Reports
Publish DateApril 20, 2021

Last summer, the pandemic saw many families hunkered down at home and avoiding gathering with anyone outside their household. This summer, COVID-19 vaccines will allow more freedom, but with that comes some confusion about how to navigate plans when some family members are fully vaccinated and others are not.  

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NPR

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

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 19, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 19, 2021

How will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic is over? As counties around Colorado lift restrictions or ease mandates, a fourth wave of new cases is causing the number of infections in Colorado to rise. But the metrics we've relied on throughout the pandemic to gauge how things are going are changing. 

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Inside the Games

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

news outletInside the Games
Publish DateApril 18, 2021

For elite sportsmen and women across the world the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed huge challenges as they have had to forego competition and strive to keep themselves mentally and physically prepared for the day when their events are restored.

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Greeley Tribune

The time to get vaccinated is now

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateApril 17, 2021

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

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Medscape

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

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 16, 2021

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

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CNN

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

news outletCNN
Publish DateApril 16, 2021

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

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WHBL

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

news outletWHBL
Publish DateApril 16, 2021

Tristen Sweeten, a 34-year-old nurse in Utah, hopes her three children will receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through its pediatric clinical trial. The sooner the better, she said, for their safety and the greater goal of ending the pandemic.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

Recent research from the University of Colorado says the medical workforce is facing a crisis-level shortage in primary care doctors. The problem is particularly pronounced in rural areas, which have a difficult time recruiting and retaining doctors to practice.

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News Medical

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

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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

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Vet Candy

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

news outletVet Candy
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

Peer mentorship is a critical and more accessible option for professional and personal growth than traditional mentor-mentee relationships, according to a new paper from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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The Denver Post

Colorado Tested More Prisoners for COVID-19

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reinforced a message we've heard a bunch during the pandemic: the importance of getting tested for COVID-19. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla told CBNC’s Bertha Coombs Thursday that people will “likely” need to get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccination within 12 months of being fully vaccinated.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

UCHealth is already planning for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, after the CEO of Pfizer announced they’ll likely be needed within 12 months of being fully vaccinated.

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5280

Your Questions About Life After Vaccination, Answered

news outlet5280
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

Every day more and more Coloradans receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The state also continues to lift coronavirus-related restrictions. But the path to normalcy still appears like it will be bumpy and filled with uncertainty.

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Health.com

How the COVID-19 Vaccines Were Made So Quickly

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateApril 15, 2021

On December 14, nine months after the pandemic forced the nation into quarantine, an intensive care nurse named Sandra Lindsay made history. Lindsay, the director of critical care nursing at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, became the first person in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial.

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Health Day

Three-Drug Regimen Treats Cystic Fibrosis in Younger Children

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

The safety and efficacy of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor (ELX/TEZ/IVA) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis with at least one F508del-CFTR allele in children aged 6 to 11 years are consistent with the results reported for this combination in adolescents and adults, according to a study published online March 18 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

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

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NPR

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

news outletNPR
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

When the pandemic hit, many Americans turned to vitamins and supplements in hopes of boosting their immune systems. Scientists also raced to study them. Vitamin D, perhaps more than any other, captured the attention of researchers.

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Denver Business Journal

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

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

For National Jewish Health’s part, joining in this double-blind, placebocontrolled study meant addressing a major need of Covid-19. “There
aren’t really therapeutic options for patients with Covid-19,” said
Michael Wechsler, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health [and
professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] who is involved with
the study.

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

State leaders say anyone who gets COVID-19 in Colorado right now has a pretty good chance of contracting a mutated version of the virus. “If you contract COVID-19 today, it’s is more likely that you are exposed and have contracted a variant strain,” said Governor Jared Polis during a press conference on Tuesday.

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CBS News

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

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

The pause in Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine could create more hesitancy among Americans who have not yet been vaccinated. Federal officials are reminding everyone that even while they review the J&J vaccine for six reports of a rare blood clot disorder, there are two safe and effective vaccines in wide distribution now.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 14, 2021

“What if I’ve already gotten the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Should I be worried?” That’s what many Coloradans who have received the one-dose vaccine have been asking themselves since Tuesday morning, when the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a pause on the usage of the vaccine.

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The News Station

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

news outletThe News Station
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

By the time Colorado resident Taira Foster turned 33, she’d already lived a lot of lives. The soft-spoken vegan was working as a massage therapist at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Fla., after careers in nursing, Planned Parenthood and a four-year stint performing as the princess in a dinner theater production of “Arabian Nights.”

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Colorado Trust

New Program Aims to Teach Rural Providers About Transgender Care

news outletColorado Trust
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

Alessandra Bullis’ clinic sits on the corner of Cripple Creek, a small town of around 1,200 people about an hour drive west of Colorado Springs. A nurse practitioner, Bullis has been serving patients here for almost three years. “It’s primarily a casino town with an older population,” Bullis said.

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Castle Rock News-Press

Telehealth has been problem-solver

news outletCastle Rock News-Press
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

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

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Healio

Diabetes and COVID-19

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

“Although our data are preliminary, we did not find statistical
differences in the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in people with
type 1 diabetes and the general population,” Liping Yu, an associate
research professor of pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for
Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and
colleagues wrote.

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Castle Rock News-Press

Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care system

news outletCastle Rock News-Press
Publish DateApril 13, 2021

Delayed care for major health conditions in 2020 is leading specialists through the Denver metro area to worry that it could take more than a decade to recover from the emotional, financial and societal price.

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Columbus Dispatch

Enjoy black licorice only in moderation, doctors warn

news outletColumbus Dispatch
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

It's National Licorice Day, but the traditional candy may be harmful to older Americans’ health. In September, doctors in Boston reported the case of a Massachusetts construction worker whose love of black licorice cost him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors said.

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Fintech Zoom

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

news outletFintech Zoom
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

Low oxygen levels may be due to blood cell damage. Damage done by the coronavirus to the membranes of red blood cells that carry oxygen may explain why many COVID-19 patients have alarmingly low oxygen levels, according to new research.

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WebMD

The Most Common Lingering Symptoms After Mild COVID

news outletWebMD
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

Loss of smell, loss of taste, shortness of breath, and fatigue are the four most common symptoms that people reported 8 months after a mild case of COVID-19, according to a new study.

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Washington Post

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

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateApril 12, 2021

A week before she would have become eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, Madden Brewster agreed to forgo a shot for months to help scientists answer one of the most pressing questions of the pandemic: When can we all stop wearing our masks?

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 11, 2021

Flu season in Colorado and around the country has been nearly nonexistent this year. Doctors say the same steps taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have helped stop influenza from spreading.

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Healio

Hybrid Closed Loop System and Type 1 Diabetes

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Erin C. Cobry, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Barbara
Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz
Medical Campus, and colleagues observed no significant differences
in hypoglycemia fear, diabetes-related stress and other self-reported
outcomes for trial participants using a t:slim X2 insulin pump with
Control-IQ technology (Tandem Diabetes Care) compared with
participants using their own insulin pump or a provided t:slim X2
insulin pump with predictive low-glucose suspend feature.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Holly Baier laid awake in bed, her mind spinning on just one of many long, dark pandemic nights. Her young music students had no instruments. Performances were no more. How would she teach them through a computer? Would her students, as young as 6, be able to log on? If she played them music, would they hear it? She’d never tried to play music through a computer before.

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KMGH Channel 7

COVID-19 long hauler shares journey with psychological impacts

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

New research on the mental health effects of COVID-19 resonates with some Colorado survivors that battled severe cases of the disease. "I'm in that 30%," Clarence Troutman said.

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Medscape

Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Loss of smell, loss of taste, dyspnea, and fatigue are the four most common symptoms that healthcare professionals in Sweden report 8 months after mild COVID-19 illness, new evidence reveals.

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KKTV

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

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

As of the end of March 2021, more than 128 million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus. In the United States alone, more than 30 million Americans have been infected. A majority of those people get better, but some are still recovering even months after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

As many focus on the race to get Coloradans vaccinated against COVID-19, doctors and scientists continue to work to improve treatments for those who contract the virus.

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Denver Business Journal

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

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateApril 08, 2021

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

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The Hill

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

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

Inhibitor Drug Could Stop Tumor Growth, Possible Cure for Cancer

news outletThe Science Times
Publish DateApril 08, 2021

Oncologists may soon find another option in treating melanoma or other cancer types. A research team from the University of Colorado Cancer Center released study findings in the journal PNAS last month. They detailed their studies on NLRP3, an intracellular complex found to participate in melanoma-mediated inflammation that leads to tumor growth and progression.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 08, 2021

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said there is no cause for concern after 11 people suffered adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park site on Wednesday.

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Study Finds

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

news outletStudy Finds
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

Could what’s going on inside a child’s stomach determine whether or not they develop autism? A new study finds a link between the gut microbiome and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Colorado researchers reveal bacterial changes in the stomach predicted behavioral fluctuations among patients.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

As millions of Americans continue to get vaccinated every day, the process of how we got here is nothing short of a big step in innovation in the eyes of health experts.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

Some hospital systems in Colorado have been getting more calls from people looking for a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, even when they didn't receive the first dose from that hospital system.

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9News

Face masks no longer required outside in 5 metro Denver counties

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 07, 2021

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

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Longmont Times-Call

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

news outletLongmont Times-Call
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

For more than a year, Dr. Marilyn Dougherty has donned goggles, a face shield and gloves to prepare for each new day as an ophthalmologist during the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Douglas County News-Press

Finding cancer care during COVID

news outletDouglas County News-Press
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

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

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KOAA

Data Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Effective in Adolescents

news outletKOAA
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

New COVID-19 infections in Colorado rose for the second straight week and hospitalizations for the virus increased Monday, though it’s too early to know whether that’s the beginning of an upward trend that’s trailing the recent rise in cases.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

 For many, the announcement that the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will have a capacity crowd was an eyebrow raising moment and a sign restrictions on public life could ease in the coming weeks.

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 06, 2021

Now that everyone in Colorado age 16 and older is eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, appointments are as hard to get as courtside seats at the Nuggets.

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Becker's Spine Review

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

news outletBecker's Spine Review
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

A researcher at the University of Colorado Denver received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the link between the gut microbiome and osteoarthritis.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

Rosalinda Guzman was inside a bathroom stall at school when something begged for attention. It was on the door, where the school posts announcements. “That little tiny piece of paper was just so different from everything else that it really caught my eye,” said the 18-year-old student from Kersey who attends Windsor Charter Academy

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

Dr. Michelle Barron, an expert with UCHealth, says Colorado's in a race between vaccines and a fourth wave. Either way, a fourth wave will look different.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Researcher Offers Answers For Those With Vaccine Hesitancies

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

Researchers helping the COVID-19 vaccine become a reality as quickly as possible say that was their plan all along because it was essential to fighting this virus long after it had started a pandemic. They argue there are multiple factors unique to the response over the past year that allowed a safe and effective vaccine to arrive in less than a year.

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The Denver Post

Vaccine Passports

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 04, 2021

There are more than a dozen passport initiatives underway, according
to The Washington Post, which creates an issue of coordination. “One
problem we may bump into pretty quick here is if there are competing
private sector initiatives and they have different levels of privacy
protection, different levels of accessibility, different levels of opt-out,”
said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and
Humanities at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 04, 2021

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

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East Oregonian

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

news outletEast Oregonian
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

Rural hospitals have struggled with financial troubles for years. Over the past decade, more than 130 have closed, forcing residents to drive farther or delay needed care. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has many of them wondering whether rural health care systems will survive.

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HCP Live

What Experts Are Learning About Sotatercept for PAH

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

Earlier this week, new phase 2 data showed investigative therapy sotatercept was beneficial in improving pulmonary vascular resistance and six-minute walking test (6MWT) outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at 24 weeks.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal

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

news outletGrand Rapids Business Journal
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

Last year, the Parkinson’s and scientific communities were surprised to learn that at least three people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, had exhibited Parkinson’s-like symptoms after infection.

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Telluride Daily Planet

A race between the vaccines and the variants

news outletTelluride Daily Planet
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 02, 2021

Easter egg hunts and family gatherings are Easter Sunday traditions for many people. This year, some families will finally be able to get together for the holiday after the CDC issued new guidance for group gatherings.

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Wine Spectator

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

news outletWine Spectator
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

Over the past year, scientists and patients have found that COVID-19 symptoms can persist long after the virus itself has resolved. Those symptoms can include (but are not limited to) fatigue, muscle aches, shortness of breath and loss of sense of smell. Although wine lovers may be quick to raise a glass in these tough times, experts suggest making sure symptoms are at bay before incorporating moderate alcohol consumption into daily life.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

For the first time in 550 days, fans will be welcomed back at Coors Field to cheer on the Rockies during Thursday’s home opener.

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HCP Live

Sotatercept Could Be a Promising Novel Agent for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

Sotatercept, a novel, first-in-class fusion protein therapy, significantly improved pulmonary-vascular, cardiovascular, and exercise-related outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at 24 weeks, according to findings from the PULSAR trial.

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5280

How COVID-19 Will Help Denver Doctors Revolutionize Health Care

news outlet5280
Publish DateApril 01, 2021

As the medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Denver Health, Dr. Ivor Douglas knows better than most how devastating a toll COVID-19 has taken. “We’ve lost 400,000 people, which is as many Americans as were lost in the Second World War,” he says. (The number topped 520,000 in early March.) “And we’ve done it in a year.”

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5280

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

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

When the only doctor who could possibly cure her son wouldn’t return her messages, Amber Freed sent daily snack deliveries to his office. That earned her a call—but a brief one: Dr. Steven Gray, a Dallas physician who specializes in gene therapy, couldn’t talk long because he was on his way out the door to a conference in Atlanta.

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Radiology Business

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

news outletRadiology Business
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of the disease, though radiologists can help catch this concern with proper screening using low-dose CT. Only 46% of patients actually stick to their annual exam schedule, however, with a few factors proving predictive, experts detailed on Tuesday.

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McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

Dementia toolkit for clinicians underscores urgency of early diagnosis

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

A primary care toolkit for brain health assessment and dementia diagnosis has gotten a much-needed update as more research points to the potential for better outcomes with earlier diagnoses, says the Gerontological Society of America.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

Colorado researchers are recruiting study participants to test whether a locally-made BioSticker can spot COVID-19 infection before a person is contagious or symptomatic.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Vaccinated people unlikely to spread coronavirus

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 31, 2021

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

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The Healthy

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

news outletThe Healthy
Publish DateMarch 30, 2021

When a person has scoliosis, it means they have a curve in their spine. “If you are looking at someone [from the back], instead of their spine appearing totally straight, there is an S-shaped curvature to it,” says spine surgeon James Lin, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 30, 2021

 The only person in Colorado to receive a lung transplant due to COVID is now recovering at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Sprudge

Is Machine Learning The Future Of Coffee Health Research?

news outletSprudge
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

If you’ve been a reader of Sprudge for any reasonable amount of time, you’ve no doubt by now ready multiple articles about how coffee is potentially beneficial for some particular facet of your health. The stories generally go like this: “a study finds drinking coffee is associated with a X% decrease in [bad health outcome]” followed shortly by “the study is observational and does not prove causation.”

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American Medical Association

4 approaches to cut physicians’ mental workload—and burnout

news outletAmerican Medical Association
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

It has been shown that physicians with higher levels of cognitive workload have increased rates of burnout. This means that even a small drop in task load can cut the odds of physician burnout. By evaluating the effort and time demand required to complete tasks—and considering ways to decrease or distribute both—physician practices and health systems can cut cognitive workload and rates of doctor burnout.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

Bryan Raymond's journey started late last year.

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Bizwest

CU study to help determine whether vaccinated people can spread COVID

news outletBizwest
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

Dr. Brian Stauffer, director of the cardiovascular disease core curriculum at the Anschutz Medical Campus will help oversee a study on the CU Boulder campus to determine whether the Moderna vaccine can prevent transmission of COVID-19. Courtesy Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado

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WebMD

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

news outletWebMD
Publish DateMarch 29, 2021

As more adults across the country get vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers are turning their attention to studying the vaccine in children and teens. Trials are now underway in the U.S. in children as young as 6 months.

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Brush News Tribune

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

news outletBrush News Tribune
Publish DateMarch 28, 2021

Kimberly Alderfer remembers the first time she entered a coronavirus patient’s room last spring, the fear she had that she too would end up hooked to a ventilator and struggling to breathe, just for being there. The patient was her age, after all.

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PBS News Hour

COVID 19: Let's Talk About the Vaccine

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateMarch 28, 2021

Questions about the COVID 19 vaccine are answered by three experts. Featuring Dr. Ross M. Kedl, Professor of Immunology & Microbiology; Dr. Kweku Hazel, MD, BS, Surgical Fellow at the CU School of Medicine; and Dr. Rosemary Rochford, PhD, Professor at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Hosted by Sonia Gutierrez, a Journalist with Rocky Mountain PBS.

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U.S. News & World Report

2022 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care

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

The best medical schools for primary care offer quality training in
preventive medicine and public health for those looking to become a
primary care physician or family doctor. This kind of physician’s job is
to diagnose and treat patients for various medical issues. Students will
gain skills in patient advocacy, motivational interviewing, how to form
doctor-patient relationships and other tools relevant to a physician.
University of Colorado School of Medicine ranks No. 6.

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U.S. News & World Report

2022 Best Medical Schools: Research

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

The best medical schools for research are one step ahead of the pack,
propelled by funding, cutting-edge technology and the research done
by students and faculty. These schools are prime for those who want
to make their mark in the medical field through discovery. University of
Colorado School of Medicine ranks No. 27.

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9News

UCHealth provides resources for employees dealing with past traumas

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

Jefferson County Narrowly Avoids Moving Back To Level Yellow

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

More than 169 million Americans have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite high vaccination numbers, Colorado is one of 30 states reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases this week.

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMarch 25, 2021

In many ways, Jennifer Ivan’s household has been preserved in time – April of 2020, to be exact. Her Fort Collins family of four is still isolating like it’s the first weeks of the pandemic lockdown. Ivan still has her groceries delivered. The self-described extrovert hardly leaves the house. Her family hasn’t gone to church or eaten in a restaurant for more than a year.

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FOX News

Talking to kids about tragedies

news outletFOX News
Publish DateMarch 24, 2021

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

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U.S. News & World Report

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

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

Orange. Eucalyptus. Lavender. Peppermint.

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 24, 2021

Should you drink coffee? If so, how much? These seem like questions that a society able to create vaccines for a new respiratory virus within a year should have no trouble answering.

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 23, 2021

Dr. Erica Wymore of Children’s Hospital Colorado authored a study that found THC, the chemical that gets cannabis users high, can linger in breast milk for 6 weeks or more after a mother stops using the drug. The impact on newborns is still hard to study.

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WNEP

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

news outletWNEP
Publish DateMarch 22, 2021

School District of Lancaster (SDoL) parents are complaining about what they call a last minute decision for secondary students to go virtual. To that, Superintendent Dr. Damaris Rau is apologizing.

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9News

Doctor gives advice on getting better rest on World Sleep Day

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

Dr. Katherine Green, director of the Sleep Center at UCHealth, explains some of the science behind sleeping and offers advice on improving the quality of your rest.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado hospitals work to keep up with latest vaccine phase

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

Colorado hospitals are working to keep up with the increased demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, as 2.5 million more Coloradans became eligible under group 1B.4 Friday.

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Contagion Live

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

news outletContagion Live
Publish DateMarch 19, 2021

Despite the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Latinx patients avoid or delay seeking medical care due to financial constraints, misinformation, and fears about immigration implications, according to a new report.

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Neurology Today

A Dearth of Protocols to Address Lawful Physician-Hastened Death

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

More than 20 percent of Americans now live in a state in which physician hastened death (PHD) is legal, but the practice remains controversial among physicians. That worries some neurologists because individuals with neurologic illness are, after people with cancer, the second largest group of patients to consider physician-aid-in-dying, according to Compassion & Choices, an advocacy organization that has summarized data from nine jurisdictions that issue reports about the practice.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

It’s a symptom that has become synonymous with COVID-19: the loss of taste and smell. Studies show more than half of adult cases of COVID-19 involve a loss of these senses. And in some cases, adult patients haven't recovered these senses even after recovering from the virus.

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American Medical Association

How pharmacogenomics enables precision approach to care

news outletAmerican Medical Association
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

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

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Deseret News

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

news outletDeseret News
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

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

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Health.com

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

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

Picture it: You just got your COVID-19 vaccine—first dose, second dose, or only dose—and you're feeling motivated to keep the whole "being proactive about your health" ball rolling. So you change into your workout clothes to get in some exercise too. But should you really get your sweat on after the jab, or should you sit this one out?

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 18, 2021

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

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KUNC

How High Is Too High?

news outletKUNC
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

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

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KRDO

Doctor to address why kids aren’t getting enough sleep

news outletKRDO
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

It's officially National Sleep Awareness Week, and Children’s Hospital Colorado is hosting a virtual talk on World Sleep Day on Friday for parents addressing why kids are probably not getting enough sleep – and how to fix that. 

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

At the dead end of 52nd Place in Commerce City, Trent Crippen lived in a tent and used propane tanks, paid for by his stimulus checks, to keep warm. 

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Radio World

Health Officials Deploy TIS for Vaccinations

news outletRadio World
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

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

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9News

A deeper look at our understanding of COVID vaccines and transmission

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 17, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver’s Most Remarkable Women: Meet Maureen Shul

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

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

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5280

The Pandemic Is Wrecking Our Bodies

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

If my doctor saw my posture right now, she would be disappointed in me. No matter how hard I try to adjust, I find myself slouched over, straining my neck and shoulders while working on my laptop. Like many Coloradans, about 8 percent of the population, I have been working from home since last spring—staring at a screen for a regrettable 10-plus hours a day (sometimes longer depending on what new documentary is released that week). 

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

More than a year into the pandemic, many families who have been stuck at home are itching to go on a vacation. But don’t pack your bags quite yet, experts say.

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CBS4 Denver

Mass Vaccination Sites Are The Goal As Next Vaccine Phase Approaches

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

As Colorado gets ready for the next phase of vaccine distribution, the state is waiting on more COVID-19 vaccines. State-run mass vaccination sites could be popping up around the state as soon as next week, according to Gov. Jared Polis.

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Wall Street Journal

Moderna Is Testing Its Covid-19 Vaccine on Young Children

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateMarch 16, 2021

Moderna Inc. has begun studying its Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 6 months to 11 years in the U.S. and Canada, the latest effort to widen the mass-vaccination campaign beyond adults.

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Consumer Affairs

THC is detectable in breast milk for up to six weeks

news outletConsumer Affairs
Publish DateMarch 15, 2021

“With the increasing utilization of marijuana in society as a whole, we
are seeing more mothers who use marijuana during pregnancy,” said
researcher Erica Wymore [assistant professor of pediatrics at CU
School of Medicine]. “However, given the lack of scientific data
regarding how long THC persists in breast milk, it was challenging to
provide mothers with a definitive answer regarding the safety of using
marijuana while breastfeeding and simply ‘pumping and dumping’ until
THC was no longer detectable in their milk.”

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Denver Gazette

The Longest Year

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateMarch 14, 2021

A study of people discharged from March through September last year
from UCHealth Memorial Hospital’s Central and North locations found
that about one-third of respondents still had symptoms up to six weeks
later, according to Robert Lam, an assistant professor at the
University of Colorado School of Medicine who helped lead the study

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Pueblo Chieftan

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

news outletPueblo Chieftan
Publish DateMarch 14, 2021

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

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Health Day

Driven by Anti-Vaxxers, Measles Outbreaks Cost Everyone Money

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

 A single measles outbreak cost one U.S. county $3.4 million, a new government study estimates, underscoring the societal burden of inadequate vaccination rates.

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The Denver Post

Shoveling snow: How to clear heavy, wet snow safely

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

About 100 Americans on average die each year because of snow-removal exertion with another 11,500 injuries requiring a trip to the emergency room, a study over a 16-year period found, but taking time to stretch before heading out and other precautions can help make sure you finish the job safely.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Winter storm delays vaccination appointments, causes confusion

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for thousands of Coloradans are being rescheduled due to the winter storm this weekend, but doctors say not to worry. According to Centers for Disease Control guidelines, there is a 42-day window between doses for the two-dose vaccines to be most effective.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

How to avoid injuries when clearing snow from your driveway

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

UCHealth reports an increase of patients coming into its emergency rooms after a significant snow storm, with muscular and skeletal injuries being are the most common complaint.

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Washington Post

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

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

Deepa Bhojwani recalled feeling lucky her 2-year-old cancer patient with covid-19 bounced back quickly after being seen for a fever in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. But in the months that followed, an unnerving thing happened.

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5280

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

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

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

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Health Day

THC From Pot Lingers in Breast Milk for Weeks

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

“Is our general advice to [patients with obesity or overweight] to
exercise and lose weight wrong?” Anthony D. Elias, professor of
medicine and medical oncology at University of Colorado Anschutz
Medical Campus and member of the NCCN Clinical Practice
Guidelines Panel for Breast Cancer, who was not involved with the
study, said in the release.

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 11, 2021

East Grand School District’s 1,305 students have been forced to cope with an immeasurable amount of stress this year, first in the form of a pandemic, followed by a wildfire racing through their community, burning more than 100,000 acres within hours.

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NBC News

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

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 10, 2021

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

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KOAA

Recovered COVID patient meets his convalescent plasma donors

news outletKOAA
Publish DateMarch 10, 2021

n the fight against COVID-19, vaccines remain top of the headlines, but it’s also important to remember that they are not the only tools being used in health care to fight the virus. In a series of stories last week, we focused on monoclonal antibody drugs that are keeping high-risk people who contract COVID-19 from having to be hospitalized.

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KMGH Channel 7

Vaccine clinics in Aurora seek to combat disparities for underrepresented communities

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 09, 2021

As more and more people become available for the COVID-19 vaccine, many health experts are speaking out about disparities in underserved communities. In Aurora, some health leaders are taking action to combat those disparities head-on.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coloradans excited about new CDC guidelines

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 08, 2021

The CDC issued new guidance Monday for fully vaccinated Americans. The new recommendations say people who are fully vaccinated can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physically distancing.

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CNN

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

news outletCNN
Publish DateMarch 08, 2021

Katharine Dunn got really worried about her son Nolan even as his doctors told her she shouldn't -- the 13-year-old's fever was "just a virus."

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Bloomberg News

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

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateMarch 07, 2021

In hopes of making this very confusing time just a little less so, each week Bloomberg Prognosis is picking one question sent in by readers and putting it to an expert in the field. This week's question comes to us from Thomas in Havana, Cuba. Thomas is a senior in good health living in a nation that has developed its own vaccine. He asks: 

I can get a vaccine here in Cuba, but it doesn't use messenger RNA technology like Pfizer and Moderna. I would like to get that shot and then get one from Pfizer or Moderna later. Is there any risk?

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NPR

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

news outletNPR
Publish DateMarch 07, 2021

Health officials hope the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine will accelerate progress in vaccinating rural and homebound residents in the Mountain West. But there’s some unnecessary confusion over the shot’s efficacy.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

The pandemic gave us a whole new vocabulary: almost everyone is ready to Zoom, social distancing is welcome, and N95s are a popular accessory. But, there’s an old concept that’s gotten new life in the face of COVID-19.

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Best Life

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

news outletBest Life
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

What should you do to prepare? What medicine can you take and when? And what should you expect afterwards? While you've likely heard tons about what not to do before you get vaccinated, you might not be as well aware of what can help ensure your vaccination goes as smoothly as possible. 

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Oklahoma News 4

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

news outletOklahoma News 4
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

CU med students are helping older Coloradans get vaccine appointments

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 05, 2021

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

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Medscape

Breast Cancer Mortality in Under 40s Resparks Screening Debate

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

In the United States, breast cancer mortality rates dropped every year for women across all age groups between 1989 and 2010, but after that, the trend stalled for those younger than 40 years.

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Cardiovascular and metabolic derangements observed among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and obesity parallel those of youths with type 2 diabetes, suggesting a critical need for lifestyle management, data show.

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Medscape

Time to Rethink Prognosis After Prolonged Unconsciousness?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Most patients who become comatose after experiencing moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) recover consciousness in the short term — and nearly half regain functional independence, new research suggests.

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Medical News Today

Why do some people believe health misinformation?

news outletMedical News Today
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Social media sites are platforms for people to share ideas and stay connected with families and professionals. However, they can also be a haven for inaccurate information. Some of this information is health-related, which can misinform those looking to make health decisions.

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CGTN

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

news outletCGTN
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

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

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U.S. News & World Report

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

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

Like many people this past year, teenager Tyona Montgomery began experiencing a sore throat and a loss of sense of smell and taste in November that suggested she might have COVID-19.

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9News

Dispelling myths about the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

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

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Denver Business Journal

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

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

Meet the third group of DBJ's 2021 40 Under 40 winners. They'll show off their secret talents at a virtual awards program on May 4.

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Health Day

American Indians Have Highest Risk for Nonhemorrhagic Stroke

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

American Indians have the highest risk for nonhemorrhagic stroke, in the presence or absence of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online March 2 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

In Hugo, population 707, where the dominant view is of the water tower, hospital officials with empty beds during the pandemic offered their place as a high-quality respite for city folks on the long road back from the devastating coronavirus. 

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

A panel of experts at the virtual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting highlighted current evidence on allergic reactions to available COVID-19 vaccines and how to assess patients who have had a reaction.

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CBS4 Denver

Type 1 Diabetics Move Up For Vaccination Eligibility

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently moved Type 1 diabetics up into the 1B.3 vaccination group. That means that anyone who is between the ages of 16 and 64, with Type 1 diabetes and another high risk condition will be eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine as early as March 5.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 03, 2021

While medical experts expect continue to wear masks through 2022, some education and travel experts think we could see continued mask wearing to ward off other illnesses.

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CPR

Gun Storage Bill Advances At Colorado Legislature

news outletCPR
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

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

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Health Central

Should You Take Supplements to Reduce Cholesterol?

news outletHealth Central
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

THERE'S A LOT of bad info out there about how to lower your cholesterol with supplements. Have you heard the one about fish oil? Truth is, there are no shortcuts to staving off heart disease. It's all about making smart lifestyle changes and seeking doctor-directed treatment when needed. Here are the four biggest myths about using supplements to lower your cholesterol, and what you should be doing instead.

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CBS4 Denver

Baby Born With Abnormal Heart Now Thriving After Heart Transplant

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

A baby girl, born with multiple heart defects, is thriving. In December, at just 5 months old, Eila Brown had a heart transplant at Children's Hospital Colorado.

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MSN

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

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

Why Health Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

Scientists and doctors who study infectious disease in children largely agreed, in a recent New York Times survey about school openings, that elementary school students should be able to attend in-person school now. With safety measures like masking and opening windows, the benefits outweigh the risks, the majority of the 175 respondents said.

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Physician's Weekly

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

news outletPhysician's Weekly
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is recommending Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot, adenovirus-vectored vaccine for use in patients 18 years of age and older.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

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

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CBS News

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Adds To Arsenal In Coronavirus Battle

news outletCBS News
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

 In the weeks ahead, Colorado is going to be in a different place on COVID vaccines. This month, the state is expecting 850,000 Pfizer and Moderna doses and 400,000 Johnson & Johnson doses adding the new vaccine to an arms race with the coronavirus.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 02, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis told Coloradans he’s confident that this summer will be “very close to normal” during a news conference Tuesday. Institutions that have been closed for nearly a year are finalizing reopening plans and submitting them to the state. The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is starting to peek through, but doctors say it’s still too early to give up the fight.

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9News

Treatment center helps veterans, first responders with traumatic brain injuries

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

One of the buildings at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora has a sign out front that says The Marcus Institute For Brain Health. It's easy to miss but what they do in that building is not. They change lives. 

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The Chronicle News

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

news outletThe Chronicle News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

Recently the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine announced the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund, named after a Trinidad native, to support Black and other underrepresented medical students.

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Clinical Advisor

Coffee: A Cup a Day Keeps Heart Failure Away

news outletClinical Advisor
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

Increased coffee intake was linked to a reduced risk of developing heart failure and stroke later in life, according to an analysis of 3 large epidemiologic studies published in Circulation: Heart Failure.1 In one of those studies ­– the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) – each extra cup of coffee per day reduced the risk of heart failure by 5% and stroke by 6%.1 

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Everyday Health

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

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

Middle-aged and older men who worry that falling testosterone levels might raise their risk of cardiovascular disease may want to consider kicking up their workouts a notch instead of turning to testosterone supplements. Not only does exercise help increase testosterone levels, it also appears to improve artery health in ways that don’t happen with supplements, according to a study published in February 2021 in Hypertension.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

 It’s been almost a year since Pam Pierce tested positive for COVID-19, and she was very interested to know if she still had antibodies.

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

Maria McLain Cox deals in uncertainty. 

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NBC News

How specialized centers are trying to treat long-haulers

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. appears to be turning a corner, another health crisis is brewing: Covid-19 survivors struggling to bounce back to their former selves.

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9News

Local children, teens suffer long-term effects of COVID

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

February has been the busiest month for children presenting with COVID at National Jewish Health (NJH) in Denver. Particularly, children and teenagers suffering long term effects of the virus.

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Bizwest

There’s COVID. And ‘Long COVID’

news outletBizwest
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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

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Deseret News

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

news outletDeseret News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

On Friday, it will be one year since just about everyone’s world drastically changed. That’s when Colorado confirmed its first case of COVID-19.

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5280

Vaccine-Hesitant Coloradans Could Prolong the COVID-19 Misery

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

In a year when it felt as though an avalanche of information overcame us every day, December 14, 2020, managed to stand apart. News alerts announced the first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were being administered locally and across the country. Within the same 24-hour period, phones everywhere pinged with the heartbreaking news that the United States had surpassed 300,000 coronavirus-related deaths, more than any other nation.

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9News

Colorado doctor featured on Golden Globes with actress Carey Mulligan

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

A Colorado doctor was center stage Sunday night as he joined celebrities at the Golden Globes. Dr. Fernando Holguin has spent the last year treating COVID-19 patients – but on Sunday, Hollywood took a minute to honor health-care workers like him.

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HCP Live

Pediatric Adherence to Drugs Treating Severe Asthma is About 57%

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateFebruary 27, 2021

Late-breaking data presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) 2021 Virtual Sessions showed an inconsistent—and even seasonally-influenced—pattern of pediatric patient adherence to controller therapy for severe asthma.

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FOX News

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

news outletFOX News
Publish DateFebruary 26, 2021

 The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is on the brink of emergency use approval. Scientists and people eligible to get a shot are looking at the vaccine and its data.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Ty Godwin has felt like he has COVID-19, shortness of breath, malaise, fevers, headaches and fatigue — for the last year. He’s a long hauler, part of a growing number of people who experience what’s known as long COVID or post-acute COVID-19 syndrome.

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Wyoming Public Media

Going The Distance For Vaccines In The Mountain West

news outletWyoming Public Media
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Diane Huntress, 74, lives in Denver and says trying to get a COVID shot for her and her husband David is like applying for a job.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

 A third COVID-19 vaccine might soon be available for use in the U.S. A report from the Food and Drug Administration says the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine provides good protection against COVID-19. Final approval could come later this week.

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The Denver Post

Drop in Flu During Pandemic

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

“I’ve never seen flu this low,” said Larissa Pisney, medical director of
infection prevention and control for UCHealth University of Colorado
Hospital [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of
Medicine]. “This is certainly unprecedented.”

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

On Wednesday the FDA said Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. This could help pave the way for its approval for emergency use after a meeting on Friday.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

Behind the recent drop in Colorado's COVID-19 case numbers is a persistent growth in the number of viral variant cases detected that have the potential to mess with everything from in-person school to the re-opening of the economy.

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Medscape

Heart Health in Pregnancy Tied to CV Risk in Adolescent Offspring

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

Children born to mothers in poor cardiovascular health during pregnancy had an almost eight times higher risk for landing in the poorest cardiovascular health category in early adolescence than children born to mothers who had ideal cardiovascular health during pregnancy.

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Health Day

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

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

Testosterone levels tend to fall in older men, but a new study shows that exercise -- and not supplemental testosterone -- is the way to rejuvenate the aging male heart.

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Men's Health

Why Drinking More Coffee Could Reduce The Risk Of Heart Failure

news outletMen's Health
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

In an increasingly divided world, coffee is one of the few things people seem to agree on. Seeing an old friend? Grab a cappuccino. Work meeting? Let’s convene at the cafe. Need a first date idea? OK, you get the idea. 

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Medscape

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

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

"Low vitamin D levels have been linked to so many things...It's either the most important vitamin in the world or it's a stand-in for some other important thing," he writes. "When we've tested all of these intriguing links via randomized trials, giving some people vitamin D and some placebo, they almost always showed no effect."

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Medscape

Loss of Smell Lingers Post COVID

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021

New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall in Colorado, suggesting the state might get out of the pandemic without another wave of death if people can keep up precautions for a little longer.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

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

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Colorado Politics

University of Colorado creates medical scholarships for Black students

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

The University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is stepping up for under-represented members of the health profession, announcing on Monday the Charles J. Blackwood, MD, Endowed Memorial Scholarship 

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

In an effort to increase diversity among medical school students, the University of Colorado School of Medicine is celebrating a new scholarship fund. Organizers chose to name it after Dr. Charles J. Blackwood who became the first African American to graduate from the school in 1947 and was in the top 10 of his class.

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NY Metro Parents

Daylight Saving Time Tips for Parents

news outletNY Metro Parents
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

We spend so much energy and time instilling a healthy sleep foundation for our little ones. When you finally think you have figured out your child and have a solid bedtime routine, BAM!—a change occurs. Be it a sleep regression, a change in family dynamic—such as a new sibling or a new pet—or Daylight Saving Time, it seems like we are always playing catch up. 

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Wyoming News

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

news outletWyoming News
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

Ashley Kisicki is a student at Central High School and loves to rodeo. In 2018 she went in for her routine sports physical, when her doctor encouraged her to get checked for scoliosis.

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

While quarantined in her bedroom with the coronavirus, 16-year-old Ellie Jotte stuck her nose in her sweetest-smelling candles, bottles of perfume and all kinds of fruit- and flower-scented lotions. 

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American Academy of Pediatricts AAP

Experts weigh in on top pediatric concerns a year into pandemic

news outletAmerican Academy of Pediatricts AAP
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

Partnerships with schools and community groups plus more supports for children and families are needed to help youths impacted by the pandemic that has stretched on for a year. Those were among recommendations of experts who took part in a recent AAP virtual town hall panel discussion.

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Aurora Sentinel

CU Anschutz School of Medicine creates new scholarship for Black students

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2021

The University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine has established an endowment fund for Black students and other underrepresented students in honor of Dr. Charles Blackwood, the school’s first Black graduate.

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Colorado Times-Reporter

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

news outletColorado Times-Reporter
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

The young Black woman doctor came to Denver eager to practice medicine in 1902, but authorities refused to recognize Dr. Justina Ford or give her privileges at the city’s hospital.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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

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New York Post

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

news outletNew York Post
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

Carl Hart is a Columbia University professor of psychology and neuroscience. He chairs the psych department and has a fondness for heroin – not only as a subject of scholarly pursuit but also as a substance for personal use.

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Pharmacy Times

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

news outletPharmacy Times
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

A 5% weight loss over 2 years in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive early breast cancer was associated with worse outcomes, according to new research that investigated the body mass index (BMI) data of these patients.

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News Review

Coffee may help reduce risk for heart failure

news outletNews Review
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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

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Healthline

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

news outletHealthline
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

Millions of people in the United States have contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID 19, with many returning to full health within weeks of falling ill. But for some patients, the after-effects of the disease can cause long-term health issues.

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KMGH Channel 7

Should employers mandate a COVID vaccine?

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

While thousands in Colorado and millions across the country continue to fight for their place in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, there are also people refusing to be vaccinated for reasons ranging from religious beliefs to personal health concerns.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

They were lined up through the parking lot and back onto Kipling Street on Friday afternoon. Hundreds of people came to the Stride Community Health clinic for their second rounds of the COVID vaccine.

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FOX News

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

news outletFOX News
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers continue to trend in the right direction, but one of UCHealth’s top doctors says declining cases is not a reason to stop practicing basic mitigation strategies like mask-wearing and social distancing.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 19, 2021

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

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The New York Times

Coffee Drinking Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 18, 2021

A large analysis looked at hundreds of factors that may influence the risk of heart failure and found one dietary factor in particular that was associated with a lower risk: drinking coffee.

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Healio

Could blind hiring improve diversity in the endocrine workforce?

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 18, 2021

Despite increased attention and efforts focused on diversifying the U.S. health care workforce, little progress has been made over the past 2 decades. Blind hiring practices, successfully used in other industries, could be adapted to increase diversity in the health care workforce pipeline. Such practices would be expected to address two persistent barriers to health care workforce diversity: implicit bias and systemic bias.

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MedPage Today

Vitamin D Flops in Moderate-Severe COVID

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateFebruary 18, 2021

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

In the hospital room of a very sick patient, or down the hall in a bustling ICU, medical personnel are constantly reaching out impatiently to switch off an alarm they find irrelevant or annoying. 

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The Independent

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

news outletThe Independent
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

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

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U.S. News & World Report

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

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

 In a finding that suggests heart health starts in the womb, a new study shows that the state of a woman's heart during pregnancy may predict her kids' health by the time they reach adolescence.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

According to The Institute of Medicine, racial and ethnic minorities often receive lower quality of care than non-minority patients. The Center for Advancing Professional Excellence hosted a Health Equity Through Cultural Sensitivity Simulation at CU Anschutz Medical Campus for future healthcare providers.

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KMGH Channel 7

Denver Health medicine residents participate in cultural sensitivity training

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

On Wednesday, a group of 20 Denver Health emergency medicine residents from the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine participated in their very first Health Equity Through Cultural Sensitivity Simulation Day.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

Emergency medicine has played a critical role during the ongoing pandemic as doctors work to provide care for some of the most critical COVID-19 patients.

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CPR

What Side Effects To Expect From The COVID Vaccine

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 17, 2021

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

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Becker's Hospital Review

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

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. have accelerated digital transformation efforts in order to maintain communication and relationships with their patients while promoting safety from COVID-19.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

Actor Gary Sinise is expanding his philanthropic work and that means more help for Colorado veterans with brain injuries. His new network will give money to the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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MedPage Today

Heart Health in Pregnancy Tied to Kids' Later CV Risk

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

In an accompanying editorial, Stephen Daniels, of the University of
Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, said that these findings
support the idea that a mother’s cardiovascular health may have
longstanding effects on that of their children.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 ravaged the state's nursing homes, forcing an end to visitation by family and friends and lockdowns of residents. That in turn appears to have contributed to a hidden toll from the disease for some Colorado seniors.

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LADDERS

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

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

When consumed in excess, coffee can be extremely harmful to our digestive system and sleep cycle. In moderation, however, it can yield a wide array of benefits. Among these, according to a new study conducted by the American Heart Association, concerns cardiovascular health. 

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Science News

Coffee Consumption Reduces Incident Heart Failure Risk, New Research Suggests

news outletScience News
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

Higher intake of caffeinated coffee was found to be associated with reduced risk of heart failure in three large, well-known heart disease studies: the FHS (Framingham Heart Study), CHS (Cardiovascular Heart Study), and ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities).

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KMGH Channel 7

Young Coloradans discuss mental health and suicide in new MTV documentary

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

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

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9News

Record 26 people being treated for frostbite at UCHealth

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Record number of frostbite patients in UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

A record-breaking number of patients with frostbite are currently at the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center on the Anschutz Campus, the health care provider said Monday.

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CBS4 Denver

Frostbite Injuries Soar After Freezing Weekend In Colorado

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

UCHealth is treating a record number of frostbite patients after temperatures dipped below zero over the weekend. As of Monday, there are 26 patients at the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center on the Anschutz Campus in Aurora, more than the hospital has ever had at one time.

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2021

Most people with diabetes who used continuous glucose monitoring during the first 8 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic improved their time in range, although the benefits varied by region and socioeconomic status, according to study data.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 14, 2021

It’s never easy finding out your young child has cancer, let alone dealing with that in the middle of a pandemic, but it’s a challenge Erin Eckert and her family are more than willing to overcome.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

At first, the rapid test came up negative for Denver Chef Frank Bonanno after he’d been exposed to COVID-19 through an employee at one of his restaurants. Then, two weeks later, as he put on his deodorant he couldn’t smell it. 

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

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

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Denver Gazette

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

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

Despite tundra-like temperatures Saturday across the Denver metro area, thousands of Colorado's teachers and elderly population braved the cold to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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PBS News Hour

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

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

Hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery systems have revolutionized care and lessened disease burden for people living with type 1 diabetes, and next-generation devices promise even more improvement.

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Vail Daily

After COVID-19 infections, some struggle with prolonged recoveries

news outletVail Daily
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

After catching the coronavirus last March, Dana Gosnell figured she’d be feeling better by now, not worse. Instead, she said she finds herself still facing a confusing and scary array of symptoms.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

 It's been almost a year since we've all lived with the novel coronavirus in one way or another. Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it has come in the form of a vaccine.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

The novel coronavirus can rapidly mutate inside of compromised patients and give way to new and more dangerous variants, according to new research from a University of Colorado School of Medicine scientist. Matt Mauro reports.

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Medscape

Statins Linked to Reduced Postop Adhesions, Bowel Obstruction

news outletMedscape
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

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

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HCP Live

Coffee Consumption Linked to Decrease in Cardiovascular Risk

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

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

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Health Day

Many Babies Acquire Oral HPV, Probably From Mom

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Writing styles linked to Alzheimer’s development later in life

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

There’s new research showing you might be able to predict whether someone is susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease later on in life based off of their writing style.

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2021

Many of the common preconditions to opening schools — including vaccines for teachers or students, and low rates of infection in the community — are not necessary to safely teach children in person, a consensus of pediatric infectious disease experts said in a new survey.

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CNN

Black coffee can be good for your heart, studies show

news outletCNN
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2021

It's another home run for coffee consumption -- as long as it's black and caffeinated, that is. Drinking one or more cups of plain, leaded coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure, according to a review of diet data from three major studies using analytic tools from the American Heart Association.

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5280

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

news outlet5280
Publish DateFebruary 08, 2021

Elements of Colorado’s vaccine distribution are inherently unfair. But giving up your spot in line won’t solve inequities, ethicists say. Here’s why—and what you can do instead.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Doctors’ negative views of disabled patients affect quality of care

news outletAtlanta Journal Constitution
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2021

In a survey of 714 practicing U.S. physicians nationwide, only 40.7% said they were very confident about their ability to provide the same quality of care to patients with a disability as they do to nondisabled patients.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2021

As of Feb. 3, more than 485,000 people in Colorado have gotten their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. About 3% of the population is fully vaccinated.

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News Medical

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

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

Natalia Vergara, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been awarded a 3D ROC prize by the National Eye Institute (NEI) for her research team's work to create better models to accelerate the development of new therapies for retinal diseases.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctors Stress Importance Of Diversity In Medical Field

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

In the emergency department at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Vaughn Browne sees the worst of the pandemic every single day. CBS4’s Conor McCue spoke with him and other doctors as part of CBS4’s Elevating Black Voices series which highlights community members during Black History Month.

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Denver Gazette

How should you talk to vaccine-skeptical family?

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

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

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The New York Times

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

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

Data from studies done in the United Kingdom show the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax is roughly 90% effective. That’s great news as the Phase 3 clinical trial of that vaccine in the United States is underway.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 03, 2021

Colorado will start vaccinating teachers and people in their late 60s Monday, frustrating older residents who are still trying to get an appointment and essential workers who wonder when their turn will come.

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2021

A modified version of an FDA-approved close-loop insulin delivery system may be effective for children aged 2 to 5 years with type 1 diabetes, according to study data published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

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Real Simple

What Your Summer Vacation Might Look Like This Year

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2021

COVID made your home the hot vacation destination for 2020. Whether you opted for a full-on staycation, or slipped away to a rental a few hours away, few people weren't adventuring too far away from home.

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KKTV

Should you wear two masks? What experts say

news outletKKTV
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2021

 Should you wear two masks?

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Colorado Springs Gazette

Working together to end homelessness

news outletColorado Springs Gazette
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

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

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

Psychiatrists, as well as the overall mental health field, may play an
important role in mitigating the effects of the trend toward increasing
polarization, according to Steven Berkowitz, professor in the
department of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado
[School of Medicine] Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as director of
the Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research and Treatment Centers.

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The Scientist

Are Phages Overlooked Mediators of Health and Disease?

news outletThe Scientist
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

When microbiologist Breck Duerkop started his postdoc in 2009, he figured he’d be focusing on bacteria. After all, he’d joined the lab of microbiome researcher Lora Hooper at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to study host-pathogen interactions in the mammalian gut and was particularly interested in what causes some strains of normally harmless commensal bacteria, such as Enterococcus faecalis, to become dangerous, gut-dominating pathogens.

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KMGH Channel 7

UCHealth paramedic dreams big with Super Bowl pre-game concert

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

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

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STAT

Large majority of doctors hold misconceptions about people with disabilities

news outletSTAT
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

Anew survey of U.S. doctors finds that more than 80% believe people with a significant disability have a worse quality of life than those who are not disabled, underscoring how physicians’ perceptions across specialties could negatively influence the care of the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

UCHealth said it plans to share its “playbook” on how to successfully run a mass vaccination site after vaccinating 10,000 people at a site near Coors Field over the weekend.

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5280

Inside One of the Country’s Largest Mass Vaccination Clinics

news outlet5280
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2021

Yvette Hunt’s reaction to getting the COVID-19 vaccine this past Sunday can best be described as pure elation. “Oh, thank you Black Jesus. And the other Jesus. And God and all his angels,” said the 75-year-old from southeast Denver. “My daughter didn’t get to have her wedding this year. My son and his friend have a house in Fort Collins that I haven’t been able to see except for online. I hope this means we are closer to being able to get out.” 

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJanuary 31, 2021

A team of nurses, doctors and pharmacists from UCHealth inoculated 10,000 residents over the weekend during what officials called the state’s largest COVID-19 vaccine operation to date. Good weather and data from a small trial run a week before helped the two-day clinic at Coors Field run smoothly, according to organizers.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 31, 2021

The state’s largest mass vaccination event to date kicked off Saturday in the parking lots north of Coors Field. The drive thru event, which follows a trial run last weekend, is being put on through a partnership between UCHealth, the Colorado Rockies and state, as well as the City and County of Denver.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 31, 2021

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

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Denver Gazette

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

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJanuary 30, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 29, 2021

Colorado’s health systems are turning to mass drive-up clinics to get more older people inoculated against the novel coronavirus, but efforts to ramp up vaccine distribution remain stymied by a national shortage of the shots.

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Health Day

Some Inflammatory Diseases Linked to Stroke-Associated Pneumonia

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

For patients discharged after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), the risk for stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is reduced for those with psoriasis or other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

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GeriPal

LGBT Care for Older Adults and Serious Illness

news outletGeriPal
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have lived through a lifetime of discrimination, social stigma, prejudice, and marginalization. Is the care that we are giving them in later life changing any of that or are we pushing them back into the closet?

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Healio

Evidence-based policies needed to support transgender health care access

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

Two professional endocrine societies are formally opposing legislative efforts to block transgender people from accessing gender-affirming medical and surgical care, after dozens of state bills threatened to criminalize such therapies.

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Real Simple

Experts Now Recommend Double Masking to Prevent the Spread of COVID

news outletReal Simple
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

If you're still rocking gaiters or cloth masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, you may want to consider stepping up your mask game. With cases of the more contagious variants of the virus cropping up throughout the country, infectious disease experts are recommending you double up on your masks when you're out in public.

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KRDO

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

news outletKRDO
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

Dr. Sean T. O'Leary with Children's Hospital Colorado said the consequences of closing schools again greatly outweighs the side-effects that COVID-19 has on children.

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9News

UCHealth hopes to recruit more people of color for vaccine trial

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 28, 2021

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

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HCP Live

Physicians Should Encourage Age-Appropriate Influenza Vaccination

news outletHCP Live
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

There are several different types of vaccines used in adults for influenza in the US, including high-dose inactivated vaccines (HD-IIV) and live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIV).

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Washington Post

What Americans need to know about finding a coronavirus test abroad

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

On Jan. 26, a Biden administration executive order went into effect requiring a negative coronavirus test result before entry into the United States, creating a significant change in how Americans travel during the pandemic.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

Preparations are underway for this weekend’s mass vaccination drive thru event outside Coors Field, which will be the largest vaccination clinic yet in Colorado.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth prepares for second mass vaccination event at Coors Field

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2021

 It’s expected to be another busy weekend at Coors Field as thousands of older Coloradans prepare to be vaccinated at UCHealth’s second mass vaccination drive-thru event.

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American Medical Association

Why future doctors must learn Holocaust’s awful lessons

news outletAmerican Medical Association
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

The Nazis’ efforts to eliminate anyone who didn’t fit into their vision of racial purity were enabled by medical professionals and medical programs in Germany—and, long before, in the U.S.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

The weekend’s vaccination of 1,000 people in a parking lot north of Coors Field was getting a positive review by the people who set it up.

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Denver Gazette

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

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

Sherri Harper is honored to have spent a day under blankets with aching joints, chills and fever, courtesy of her second dose of the COVID 19 vaccine. 

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2021

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

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The Conversation

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

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

Rural hospitals have struggled with financial troubles for years. Over the past decade, more than 130 have closed, forcing residents to drive farther or delay needed care. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has many of them wondering whether rural health care systems will survive.

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Health Central

What You Need to Know About CBD Side Effects

news outletHealth Central
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

CBD PRODUCTS—MADE FROM a chemical found in the cannabis plant called cannabidiol—are all the rage right now. You can buy them online, in drugstores, and even at local gas stations, not to mention at medical marijuana dispensaries. While companies make some broad claims about what CBD can do, the truth is that there just isn’t a lot of definitive scientific evidence on this yet. Here’s the current body of knowledge on CBD’s side effects and how effective it is in treating things like chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep problems.

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WTKR

Diabetes prevention program saving lives during COVID-19 crisis

news outletWTKR
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

First Mass Vaccination Event Held at Coors Field

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) is unblinding its COVID-19 Moderna vaccine trial, allowing participants like Charles Wynn to know if they received the placebo or actual vaccine months ago. If they received the placebo, they get the real thing now.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2021

A bevy of gray-haired drivers navigated through orange traffic cones, past red signs and through a white tent Sunday to receive COVID-19 vaccinations without ever leaving their cars.

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Sify

Placental function can illuminate future disease

news outletSify
Publish DateJanuary 23, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 23, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

On one of her many days in the hospital in 2017, Cathy asked her partner not to tell the nursing staff they were married. She’d been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, and Cathy feared the care she got would suffer if the staff knew she was a lesbian.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

Dr. Justina Ford, Denver’s first licensed Black female doctor, was honored for her accomplishments Friday. Governor Jared Polis declared January 22, Dr. Justina Ford Day. The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center celebrated Ford with a virtual event joined by former patients.

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Denverite

Wealthier and whiter neighborhoods in Denver have higher vaccinations rates

news outletDenverite
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

When the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Denver in mid-December, state and local leaders let out a collective sigh of relief. The vaccines, which are more than 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 infections, were a step closer to ending the pandemic, Gov. Jared Polis said at the time.

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Aurora Sentinel

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

news outletAurora Sentinel
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

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

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Rolling Stone Magazine

How Many Vaccine Shots Go to Waste?

news outletRolling Stone Magazine
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

As reports emerge across the country of health facilities throwing out unused and spoiled Covid-19 vaccines, some state governments are failing to track the wastage as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaving officials coordinating immunization efforts blind to exactly how many of the precious, limited doses are going into the trash and why.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

As the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) tries to address slow vaccination rates for communities of color, two local medical experts are giving their suggestions for effectively addressing racial equity for vaccine distribution.

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Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Jason Dragoo operates on Nuggets' Greg Whittington

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateJanuary 20, 2021

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

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJanuary 20, 2021

In requests for extreme risk protection orders filed last year, petitioners described individuals who have threatened suicide, intimate partner violence, and shootings at schools and workplaces, according to preliminary data analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado. 

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday said second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine should be available to Coloradans on time whether the state gets a boost in supply of the vaccine or not.

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CPR

How Colorado Dodged A Holiday Coronavirus Tsunami

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

State still grappling with fake unemployment claims

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2021

It’s a pervasive problem in Colorado. Scammers seem to be taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by filing fake unemployment claims using stolen identities. And now, those fraudsters are creating even more headaches as victims try to file their 2020 tax returns.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2021

About 40,000 older Coloradans will get their first COVID-19 shot a few weeks earlier than initially planned after the state on Monday ordered providers to stop holding back second doses.

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Pasadena Now

The Strength of Soap against the Virus

news outletPasadena Now
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2021

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

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Neurology Today

How Long After a COVID Diagnosis Should I Get Vaccinated?

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2021

With more and more neurologists now having been vaccinated, several scenarios have arisen for which there is no clear guidance and for which policies have varied across institutions. We asked experts in neurovirology and neuroimmunology to consider those situations based on real-life questions from our readers.  

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Colorado Springs Business Journal

COVID-19 propels health care into virtual future

news outletColorado Springs Business Journal
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

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

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NBC News

Lyft and Uber want to take you to your vaccination appointment

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

Operation Warp Speed has hit another speed bump: Now that the vaccines are rolling out, how are we supposed to get everyone to their vaccination appointments, twice?

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FOX News

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJanuary 15, 2021

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2021

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

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FOX News

Colorado hits record level of COVID-related illness in children

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2021

As COVID-19 cases surged in Colorado in the late fall, the rare illness that impacts children followed suit at the end of the year.

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The New York Times

So You Think Your Kid Needs a Covid Test

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2021

My 4-year-old daughter is pretty tough when it comes to medical procedures. The flu shot? Not even a flinch. Stitches in her forehead? No big deal. Years earlier, she calmly watched as a nurse pricked her finger and squeezed the blood, drop by drop, into a tiny vial to test it for lead.

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Colorado Politics

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

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2021

Colorado’s long-term care facility administrators are concerned about the alarming number of their staff who are refusing the coronavirus vaccine, reigniting a debate over whether workers can be required to get the shot.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2021

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

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FOX News

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

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2021

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

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Washington Post

COVID-19 Has Quashed Nearly All Other Viruses

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2021

“We haven’t had any specimen positive for [enterovirus] D68 … at our
site in Colorado since July, and my colleagues around the country also
saw very little,” said Kevin Messacar, a pediatric infectious-disease
physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado [and associate professor of
pediatrics at CU School of Medicine]. “We also have not seen
significant influenza or RSV on our wards in Colorado. All the most
common childhood infections that land children in the hospital —
influenza, croup, bronchiolitis — we are not seeing.”

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2021

The biggest obstacle to getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to everyone who wants one in Colorado is the supply chain from the federal government according to Gov. Jared Polis and hospital leaders.

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Healio

Mass screening program finds high prevalence of undiagnosed pediatric celiac disease

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

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

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

Back in the spring, the pleas for donated plasma from coronavirus survivors were desperate. Doctors hoped then that the antibodies from survivors’ blood could save the sickest patients from succumbing to the virus. 

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

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

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9News

New COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial opens in Colorado

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

New COVID-19 vaccine trial opens in Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2021

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to Aurora this week

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2021

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

A Colorado woman who is believed to be one of the youngest women in the U.S. to ever develop ovarian cancer has lost her fight. Peyton Linafelter was diagnosed at age 16. She died Nov. 24, 2020, at age 20.

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Washington Post

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

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 07, 2021

Traveling has always come with complications, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it more challenging than ever. Our By The Way Concierge column will take your travel dilemmas to the experts to help you navigate the new normal. Want to see your question answered? Submit it here.

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateJanuary 07, 2021

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

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

news outletAtlanta Journal Constitution
Publish DateJanuary 07, 2021

As schools shifted to distance learning and extracurricular activities were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, many kids lost vital resources for maintaining their mental health.

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Diverse

College Football Players Underestimate Risk of Concussion and Injury

news outletDiverse
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2021

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2021

After months of meetings with an advisory panel, the administration of Gov. Jared Polis developed a strategy for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and a gradual rollout to ensure that health care workers and Coloradans living and working in eldercare facilities were the first to be protected.

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9News

Colorado hospital systems get ready for mass vaccinations

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2021

Talks about how to mass vaccinate the public with the COVID-19 vaccine are well underway in Colorado, with hospital systems like UCHealth remaining confident they have the staff to meet the eventual demand.

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Health Day

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

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

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

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

College football players underestimate risk of concussion

news outletAtlanta Journal Constitution
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

College football players may underestimate their risk of injury and concussion, according to a recent study out of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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KUNC

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

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

In March, doctors at hospitals around the world tried anything that seemed like it might work against a new virus that was killing their patients.

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Bloomberg News

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

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

An easier-to-spread variant of Covid-19 detected in the U.S. could intensify the virus’s surge, if it hasn’t already, boosting the urgency for a speedier, more effective vaccine push.

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9News

Speed at which vaccine developed shouldn’t be a concern

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

The idea that the vaccine has been developed too fast has flooded many corners of the internet. Some insist one year is nowhere near enough time to vet a drug to be taken by the masses.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth patients over 70 start getting vaccinated

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 04, 2021

UCHealth is now offering COVID vaccinations to current patients over the age of 70. Eligible patients are chosen through a lottery system and notified through the patient portal notification system.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Eligible patients still looking for answers on COVID-19 vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJanuary 03, 2021

“It gives them information on the locations, times that they can
potentially come and it’s still by appointment only. People should not
be showing up hoping that they’ll get a vaccine,” said Michelle
Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention with UCHealth [and
professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].

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Washington Post

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

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 02, 2021

First came the outcry in a Denver newspaper op-ed, arguing that Colorado’s coronavirus vaccination plan would bring relief to a man who fatally shot four people before it protected the author’s law-abiding, 78-year-old father.

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Denver 7

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

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateDecember 31, 2020

For Alec Grimes, the month of December is a reminder of how fast life can change.

"At the drop of a hat, everything can change. I was in a burn ICU one day and I never thought I would’ve been," the 25-year-old said.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 31, 2020

Thousands of Coloradans who are eager to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations are learning the process isn’t going to be as simple as calling and setting up an appointment at their own convenience. Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that all residents over the age of 70 are now allowed to receive their vaccinations.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 30, 2020

Lung scarring, fatigue, chest and muscle pain and intermittent fever are among the long-term side effects that could be caused by COVID-19, particularly in seniors.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 30, 2020

The medical community in Colorado is weighing in on B.1.1.7, the new COVID-19 variant discovered in the state this week. A 20-year-old man in Elbert County has the first confirmed case in the U.S. He is in isolation and has no history of travel to the United Kingdom, where the variant was first discovered.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth doctor urges patience as state enters next vaccine phase

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 30, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 29, 2020

Denver-area hospitals say we could know in the next few weeks whether Colorado will experience any sort of baby boom as a result of the pandemic.

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MHealthIntelligence

DoD Funds Study For Early COVID-19 Symptom Detection Wearable

news outletMHealthIntelligence
Publish DateDecember 28, 2020

Global health technology leader Royal Philips and continuous health monitoring company BioIntelliSense will receive nearly $2.8 million from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to validate BioIntelliSense’s FDA-cleared BioSticker wearable device for early COVID-19 symptom detection.  

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

UCHealth pilot program delivers COVID vaccine to lucky patients

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 28, 2020

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is one step closer to opening up their vaccination clinics to existing patients over the age of 75. Over the weekend, the hospital vaccinated a small group of those patients through a pilot program. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 26, 2020

Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers continue to trend in the right direction at the tail-end of the holiday season, despite preparations for a potential surge.

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Cure Today

Understanding Treatment Options for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

news outletCure Today
Publish DateDecember 24, 2020

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow, accounts for almost 20,000 new cases of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

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

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CPR

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, medical residents at the CU School of Medicine have been working with COVID-19 patients. As the hospitals they work at started to get Pfizer vaccines for frontline health care workers this month, residents were excited and relieved. But, in the first week of vaccine distribution they said they were treated as less of a priority than other medical professionals working with COVID-19 patients. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Additional Pfizer vaccines could quickly end pandemic by summer 2021

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 23, 2020

A Colorado doctor says the latest order of 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which will come by July of next year, could help end the COVID-19 pandemic in a matter of weeks.

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Healio

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

news outletHealio
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

Proper hand hygiene is essential to reduce COVID-19 transmission and preserve skin barrier integrity, according to a review published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

 Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is relatively simple in Colorado. Frontline healthcare workers get the shot at their hospitals and nursing home residents at their homes. Future phases present many logistical challenges, many of which are still being sorted through.

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Westword

Denver Artists Celebrated Medical Workers Through 2020

news outletWestword
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

In the spring of 2020, praising front-line health-care workers was all the rage. Many of these too-often-underpaid heroes were putting in daunting hours, quarantining from their children and loved ones and, in some cases, dying from the very pandemic they were trying to stop; praising them was the least we could do.

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9News

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

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

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

news outletRolling Stone Magazine
Publish DateDecember 22, 2020

Now that the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the “getting shots in arms” phase of the rollout is underway, it’s raising questions about what a society with a safe and effective vaccine will look like. 

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado legislators should model COVID-19 safety guidelines

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

On Nov. 30, at the Colorado legislature’s special session legislative session regarding COVID-19 relief, state Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, was photographed wearing a mask over his head for over 10 minutes and greeting his colleagues with no facial covering on. 

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Health Day

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

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

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

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Eat This, Not That!

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

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

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

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Vox

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

news outletVox
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

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

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9News

Fort Collins man sees positive results from experimental treatmen

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Thousands of Moderna COVID vaccine doses headed to locations across Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 21, 2020

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

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado medical and law schools see surge in applications

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 20, 2020

Medical schools around the country have seen a surge in applications this year, that some have dubbed the “Fauci effect,” after the country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 20, 2020

As medical workers begin to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a local hospital system is deploying a wearable device made by a Golden company to monitor their health.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 19, 2020

More than nine months into the pandemic, the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Colorado this week — and within hours hospitals began injecting doses into the arms of staffers who work most closely with virus-stricken patients.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 19, 2020

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

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WHYY

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

news outletWHYY
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

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

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Science

People with Down syndrome face high risk from coronavirus

news outletScience
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

Among the groups at high risk of dying from COVID-19, people with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, stand out: If infected, they are five times more likely to be hospitalized and 10 times more likely to die than ordinary people, according to a large study published by U.K. researchers in October. Other recent studies back up this high risk, finding that people with Down syndrome are more likely to get severely ill in the hospital—and that their risk of dying from COVID-19 climbs alarmingly once they hit 40 years old. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

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

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

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

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9News

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

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

While current trends related to the COVID-19 data are moving downward, Denver leaders stressed Thursday that letting up even a small amount could lead to numbers trending upward once again.

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CBS4 Denver

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

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

 As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, there is some promising health news when it comes to the flu. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says they are seeing a lower number of cases than usual for this time of year.

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

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

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado hospitals are rapidly vaccinating their staff against coronavirus

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 18, 2020

Before dawn Thursday morning, Montana Nash finished another 12-hour shift as a nurse in the intensive care unit at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood and hurried to her next appointment.

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Wyoming News

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

news outletWyoming News
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

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

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Romper

Is The Covid Vaccine Safe For Pregnant People?

news outletRomper
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has officially lasted as long as most pregnancies, but with the first doses of the vaccine now administered, the end is officially in sight. But, what if you actually are pregnant? Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for you and your baby?

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

 UCHealth began vaccinations for health care workers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Thursday. Some high-risk recipients are being monitored with a BioButton medical grade device, a remote vital sign monitor that allows doctors to keep track of the patient.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver health care officials warn of coming mental health crisis

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

 As vaccine distribution begins across Colorado, health experts are optimistic the end to the pandemic may be just months away. But some are already gearing up for what will happen next. 

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KMGH Channel 7

Officials urge residents to continue safety precautions

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward and vaccinations begin in Denver, city officials are urging residents to remain diligent and continue to follow public health orders.

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Highlands Ranch Herald

‘It feels like a turning point’

news outletHighlands Ranch Herald
Publish DateDecember 17, 2020

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

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

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Science News

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

news outletScience News
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

Arctic ground squirrels can survive harsh winters with below-freezing temps by holing up for some eight months without eating. These hibernators “live at the most extreme edge of existence, just barely hovering over death, and we don’t fully understand how this works,” says Sarah Rice, a biochemist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Very Well Health

FDA Clears Diabetes Medication for Obesity in Adolescents

news outletVery Well Health
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza) as a treatment for adolescents who are obese. The medicine adds a third option for adolescents who want to try medication to treat obesity.

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Scientific American

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

news outletScientific American
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

Did you know that eating soup could prevent obesity, and consuming grapes and blueberries may improve college students’ cognitive function? These two findings come from some of the latest research on nutrition science. But the results are also from a subset of studies backed by food manufacturers. A paper published December 16 in PLOS ONE reports that more than 13 percent of peer-reviewed studies in 10 of the top nutrition science journals had connections to the food industry—and of those, more than half reported findings favorable to business interests.

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9News

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

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

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

news outletCPR
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

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

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KMGH Channel 7

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

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

As of Wednesday, roughly 860 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Colorado and state health officials said health care workers are looking forward to being inoculated.

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9News

State health leaders excited over COVID vaccines

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 16, 2020

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

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General Surgery News

Should Surgical Residents Unionize?

news outletGeneral Surgery News
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

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

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ABC News

Another nutrient pregnant moms may want to take

news outletABC News
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

Prenatal vitamins are essential for pregnant women. Studies show more than 120,000 babies will be born with birth defects in the United States this year. The March of Dimes says up to seven in ten could be prevented if expectant mothers took a prenatal vitamin. Folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D are all essential for your unborn baby. And now, another nutrient is being added to the list to not only help the babies brain development, but also, protect them from COVID-19. Ivanhoe has the details.

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5280

How 2020 Has Affected the Way We Sleep

news outlet5280
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

It’s well-known that human beings have a handful of fundamental needs that sustain life. Depending on who you ask, the five most basic requirements are usually food, clean water and air, shelter, and sleep. While fulfilling all of these everyday demands can be challenging for vulnerable populations in the United States, the need that is often most perplexingly difficult to meet, regardless of life circumstance, is sleep. In fact, roughly one-third of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven-hour allotment of nightly Zs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the tumult of 2020 hasn’t exactly served as an effective lullaby.

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The Colorado Sun

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

Vaccines won’t end this pandemic. Vaccination will. 

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 15, 2020

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

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Cancer Network

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

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

According to a study presented at the 2020 Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting, radiation therapy may provide some benefit for patients with high-risk non–muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), though the quality of evidence in this current setting is low.

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ABC News

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

news outletABC News
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

The reaction from women was swift over the weekend after a controversial op-ed in The Wall Street Journal called on future United States first lady Dr. Jill Biden to drop the "Dr." from her title.

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KRCC

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

news outletKRCC
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

Erin Kuhlman's backyard is covered in fruit trees. Apple, peach and pear trees are mostly bare now, leaves scattered on the ground. Her dog, Bear, barks on and off at the birds foraging for food. In front of her are the La Plata Mountains, and to the south are mesa tops that form a long range. 

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Medscape

COVID-19 Neurologic Fallout Not Limited to the Severely Ill

news outletMedscape
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

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

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KMGH Channel 7

Colorado researchers contribute to the fight against COVID-19

news outletKMGH Channel 7
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

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

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The Denver Post

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

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 14, 2020

UCHealth has been preparing for the arrival of the vaccine. Part of the
plans have included finding rooms to administer the shots — a feat
made trickier by the fact that the facilities need to be large enough for
people to follow public health guidelines and stay at least 6 feet apart,
said Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention
[and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. UCHealth also
has ordered more ultra-cold freezers to help store and redistribute
Pfizer’s vaccine. “We know that we will be the keeper, but it’s not all
ours,” Barron said.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Routt County is ready for the first vaccines

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateDecember 13, 2020

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

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

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

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 13, 2020

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