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Podcast: Researchers Devise Creative Ways to Share Sun Safety During COVID-19

Just as the Colorado Melanoma Foundation (CMF) was tuning up its Sun Bus for a second summer of large-event visits across Colorado, the coronavirus pandemic brought life to a standstill.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date June 10, 2020
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Gates Center Researchers at the Forefront of Epidermolysis Bullosa Exploration

From the moment of Brady Attar’s arrival into this world, as a beautiful baby boy who somehow had startling skin lesions covering his body even before his cord was cut, his family had much to learn.

Eileen and Chris Attar had their second boy at one of the best children’s hospitals in Texas, and yet the expert who could teach them the most about extremely rare Epidermolysis Bullosa was hundreds of miles away in Austin. It would be days and weeks before they fully understood, still in shock, that “EB” was a genetic disorder that in severe versions weakens skin and soft membranes to the point where patients like Brady have new raw wounds every day.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 10, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Delirium Strikes COVID-ICU Patients at Higher Rates

In the picture she drew, the patient drifts above her hospital bed, her body human-like, her head resembling a bird. Shadow-like shapes add an eeriness to a black-and-white backdrop, as ghostly faces float around the room.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 09, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

CU Researchers Develop Key Findings as COVID-19 Clinical Trials Progress

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, the good news is that Colorado hospitals have moved through the surge of cases they were experiencing from late April to early May. For example, at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, the census of COVID-19 patients is down nearly 70 percent from its peak.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 03, 2020
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Patient Care    Campus Life

Mental Health Clinic Is Now Open for Faculty and Staff

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health, especially during these uncertain times. We are proud to support our faculty and staff with a new mental health clinic. 

Author Staff | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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CU Anschutz Transforms Cancer Care 'One Miracle at a Time'

With a 3-year-old daughter and a second baby on the way, Emily Daniels was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Young and otherwise healthy, Daniels had no known risk factors for the disease.

On a new journey with his family in Colorado, photographer Scott Wilson learned he had Stage IV colorectal cancer shortly after moving to Denver from the UK. He was 48, two years shy of the generally recommended first colonoscopy screening.

Author Staff | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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Hope Realized

She’s a bright and motivated young woman with an infectious smile. She’s seemingly the picture of perfect health. But, at 25 years old, she wears support braces on her wrists and knees. And sports pain patches, too. Her condition is so painful, in fact, that she can’t sleep. She takes pills for that, she said. 

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Want to Banish the COVID Blues? Think 'Pawsitive'

Anxiety and cabin fever can stem from the stay-at-home orders impacting American lives for the past few weeks. But for nearly 85 million U.S. families, their households offer something that can reduce their feelings of angst and isolation. And it doesn’t come from the fridge.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 01, 2020
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    COVID-19

Q&A with Dr. Neill Epperson, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

With May being Mental Health Month, we sat down with Neill Epperson, MD, professor and chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry, for a wide-ranging conversation about expanding mental health resources and services to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and broader community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, her new “Mind the Brain” podcast, the state of mental health in Colorado, and why the brain is so intriguing.

Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date May 28, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases

CU Anschutz Surgeons Study Guidelines for Treating Cancer Patients During Pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic not only affects patients who have the virus, but strikes the entire healthcare system including the care for patients with cancer. Aggressive cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, require the continuation of oncological care during the pandemic. However, pursuing care exposes both healthcare professionals and vulnerable patients to COVID-19.

Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 27, 2020
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