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Vaccinations    Advocacy    Pediatrics   

Researchers Say Media Focus on Vaccine Hesitancy Distorts Reality

Media stories focusing on vaccine hesitancy can distort reality and drive a false narrative that a large percentage of parents are refusing to get their children vaccinated, according to an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine by two pediatricians from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 06, 2024
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Public Health    Pediatrics    Endocrinology

Less Physical Activity in Adolescence Likely Rooted in Physiology

The slowdown of physical activity during adolescence is not likely caused by lifestyle and environment but by energy demands placed on the body as it grows and sexually matures, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date November 01, 2023
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Innovation    Patient Care    Pediatrics   

Anesthesia-Free Procedure Widens Scope of Patients Eligible for Diagnostic Tool

When Joel Friedlander, DO, MA, bioethics, travels to Vienna this month, he will check another box on a journey that’s been a series of peaks, and a few valleys, on the way to a breakthrough medical device that hit the healthcare trifecta: it opens access, improves care and lowers costs.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 19, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Pediatrics    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    pregnancy    ColoradoSPH at CSU   

Study Reveals Prenatal Supplements Don’t Offer Adequate Nutrition for Women and Babies

A new study from researchers in the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity (LEAD) Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shows that 90% of pregnant women do not receive adequate nutrients during pregnancy from food alone and must look to supplements to fill that deficit. However, they also discovered that 99% of the affordable dietary supplements on the market do not contain appropriate doses of key micronutrients that are urgently needed to make up for the nutritional imbalance.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date April 04, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Education    CU Medicine Today    Pediatrics

The Kempe Center Marks 50 Years of Protecting the World’s Children

Over the past 50 years, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect has changed the culture of children’s rights worldwide. Established in 1972, The Kempe Center became the first of its kind, providing research, training, education and innovative program development for all forms of child abuse, neglect and trauma.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 04, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Child & Adolescent    Pediatrics

ED Clinical Leaders Eager to Give Early Treatment for Pediatric Sepsis

In a qualitative, interview-based study of emergency department leaders, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found most were motivated to provide high-quality pediatric sepsis care but disagreed on how best to do it.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 14, 2022
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COVID-19    Pediatrics

Is Odd Late Flu Season Par for Post-Pandemic Course?

An unusually late surge in flu cases this spring should remind everyone that, as far as nasty viruses go, these are unprecedented times. Since the novel coronavirus joined the picture in 2020, what doctors see in their offices and hospital beds has continually bucked the norm.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 29, 2022
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COVID-19    Vaccine    Pediatrics

Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines For Infants, Young Children Underway

As medical researchers dig for answers behind Long COVID, unexplained liver disease in children and unusual behaviors of common respiratory viruses including influenza, a rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine for the country’s youngest age group is underway.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 28, 2022
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Community    Pediatrics

Campus Scientists Help With Solving Mysterious Liver Disease in Children

News of a mysterious liver disease circulating in young children around the world – coupled with recent media reports of 13 cases under review in Colorado – has triggered alarm among some parents. While not surprising, especially on the heels of a pandemic that upended the lives of all ages, a general consensus among experts is that it’s not time to panic.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 25, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Pediatrics    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Using AI, 3-D Technology, CU Anschutz Expert Lowers the Unknowns in Infant Skull Surgery

Trained as a computer scientist and engineer, Antonio R. Porras, PhD, became fascinated by craniofacial research – specifically the diagnosis and treatment of craniosynostosis, a skull-growth disorder ­– while working at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 15, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Pediatrics

CU-Led National Youth COVID Study Could Speed Care for Sickest Children

When Blake Martin, MD, packs up his two tots for preschool and outings, he knows their chances of ending up in the hospital with COVID-19 are slim. Many parents breathed huge sighs of relief when the mysterious virus of 2020 turned its focus away from the country’s littlest citizens.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 25, 2022
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Inaugural Chief Scientific Officer, Child Health Announced

Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado), the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU School of Medicine) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz Campus) are announcing that Ronald J. Sokol, MD, will become the inaugural Chief Scientific Officer, Child Health, effective May 1, 2022. As an experienced research leader and expert in pediatric liver disease and transplantation, Dr. Sokol will help formalize a joint research enterprise across the CU Anschutz Campus to promote discovery and increase understanding of childhood diseases, while also advancing clinical care to improve health across the entire lifespan. 

Author Staff | Publish Date February 08, 2022
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