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A Warming Climate Heightens Focus on Kidney Disease

Prolonged heat waves and the sweltering summer days that accompany climate change can be hazardous for human health, leading to conditions such as heat stroke and even causing permanent organ damage or death if not treated quickly.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 13, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health    Obesity   

Study Finds Maternal Diet May Have Long-Lasting Effects for Offspring

The diet a mother consumes while pregnant may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring, new research shows.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 16, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health   

Curbing Fentanyl Deaths Should be Guided by Science and Evidence

In May 2022, the Colorado Legislature passed, and Gov. Jared Polis signed into law, House Bill 1326 – the “fentanyl accountability” bill. Among other actions, the bill introduced stricter criminal penalties for possessing smaller amounts of fentanyl or other drugs laced with fentanyl.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 17, 2023
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Press Releases    Students    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz

New CU Dual-Degree Program Gives Physical Therapy Students a Grounding in Public Health 

A new dual-degree program offered by the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus will give doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students more opportunities to understand how their work intersects with issues around community health promotion, disease prevention, and social determinants of health.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 19, 2022
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Community    Public Health    Monkeypox

CU Researcher Describes First Cases of Encephalomyelitis Resulting From Monkeypox Virus 

As the monkeypox outbreak continues to spread around the globe, a rare but potentially serious complication of the virus has been discovered by Daniel Pastula, MD, MHS, associate professor of neurology and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 16, 2022
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Community    Public Health    Vaccinations

Reemergence of Polio in the U.S. Emphasizes Importance of Getting Vaccinated

When a case of polio was discovered in an unvaccinated man in Rockland County, New York, last month, many people had a similar thought: “Didn’t we take care of polio?”


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 31, 2022
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Community    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a National Health Emergency; Now What? 

The worldwide outbreak of monkeypox that started in May 2022 has now grown to such a degree that on August 4, the Biden administration declared a public health emergency to raise awareness of the virus in the United States and to free up funding and resources for a more robust response. More than 6,600 probable or confirmed cases have now been detected in the U.S., including in Colorado, and there are more than 28,000 confirmed cases worldwide. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 08, 2022
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Patient Care    Education    Community    Public Health

Caregivers Play an Important Role in Supporting Adolescents as They Cultivate Nutrition and Healthy Habits

For many adolescents with access to a smartphone or tablet, the messages about appearance, image, and weight are almost inescapable. Frequently, they are intertwined with messages about nutrition.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 15, 2022
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Infectious Disease

Are New, Popular Weight-Loss Drugs Safe for People With HIV?

news outletInfectious Disease
Publish DateJune 12, 2024

Although today’s antiretroviral therapy (ART) allows people with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, they are at risk for metabolic side effects associated with increases in adipose tissue, including diabetes, hyperlipidemia and fatty livers.

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Colorado doctors warning of West Nile virus, after state saw biggest outbreak in the country last year

news outletKKTV
Publish DateJune 12, 2024

Coloradans, be aware of mosquitos! Colorado doctors are warning of the West Nile virus, after the state saw the biggest outbreak in the country last year.

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Cancer Network

Public Health Policies May Impact Cancer Care Outcomes

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateJune 11, 2024

Determining policies and studying trends in the public health space is important to create positive outcomes for patients with cancer.

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Colorado doctor has treated Celine Dion's stiff person syndrome for 2 years

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 11, 2024

In the more than two years since she was diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, Celine Dion has worked with a Colorado doctor and her team to overcome the rare and chronic disease.

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