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Opioid Prescribing Rates Higher in U.S., Study Finds

AURORA, Colo. (July 24, 2019) - Physicians in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients during hospitalization and at discharge when compared to their physician peers in other countries, according to a recently published study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date July 25, 2019
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What You Need To Know About Strokes

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when your blood flow is stopped to a portion of your brain. With the recent death of actor Luke Perry you may be wondering what you should know about stroke and how to react if a loved one is experiencing one.

Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date March 05, 2019
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Campus Life

Unsung Heroes: CU Anschutz Facilities Management

Every organization has unsung heroes who sometimes go unnoticed. The CU Anschutz Facilities Mangement grounds crew comes to work in the middle of the night to make sure our campus is ready for the day's work. We appreciate all the work they do on our campus. We couldn't do what we do without them!

Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date January 23, 2019
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How To Stop Severe Bleeding

We live in a world where terrorism and the violent actions of unstable individuals are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent and victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. The basics of first aid and how to control severe bleeding are important skills for everyone to know. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, this video will empower you to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching the basic techniques of bleeding control. In this video, Justin Harper, assistant chief for training and education with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, gives you the information you need to save your own life or the lives of those around you if the worst happens.

Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date January 08, 2019
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New vaccine safety guide a resource for health care providers

CU Anschutz pediatrician Sean T. O’Leary, MD, MPH, has co-authored a new book entitled "The Clinician’s Vaccine Safety Resource Guide," aimed at providing essential information on vaccines, the diseases they prevent and the kinds of safety questions often brought up by patients.

Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date December 21, 2018
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Answers to every Thanksgiving question you've ever had

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means two things: 1) time spent with family and friends around the television watching football, and 2) eating turkey. Lots and lots of turkey. At this time of year, we often overindulge and loosen our belt and wonder how we fit all that stuffing and gravy into our stomach. Don't worry. We asked leading health experts from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus a few of the Thanksgiving questions you've always wanted to know the answer to.

Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date November 19, 2018
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