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  • Taiwan’s 2020 Tang Prize Biopharmaceutical Science Laureates to Decipher the Code of Body’s Inflammatory Responses

    Sep 14, 2020 by Taiwan News
    As COVID-19’s global rampage continues, countries around the world are in a race to develop not only effective vaccines but also promising therapies. The 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science is jointly awarded to Charles Dinarello, university professor of the University of Colorado, [and two others] for their groundbreaking discoveries about three cytokines critically involved in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases--interleukin-1(IL-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin-6 (IL-6).
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  • Denver Arts & Venues pivots to virtual exhibits

    Sep 15, 2020 by Channel 7
    Rowan completed a portrait of Abigail Lara. Lara said it was overwhelming seeing herself how patients see her at their bedside. “Wow. This is raw. This is real. It was exactly what I am doing in that moment. I have my respirator on, my PPE on, and I am taking care of patients,” Lara, a pulmonary physician at the University of Colorado, said.
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  • Pandemic Sparks Push for Safer Office Buildings

    Sep 14, 2020 by Colorado Real Estate Journal
    Eric Poeschla, head of infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, believes architects, developers and builders should focus on increasing open areas, improved ventilation, increased humidity and hands-free devices and fixtures.
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  • How will COVID-19 affect trick-or-treating in Colorado?

    Sep 10, 2020 by Fox 31
    “The costume masks are probably not sufficient. So you really have to have a mask underneath their costume,” said Michelle Barron, the medical director and infection prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • ACLU pressures Polis to release more inmates at risk for COVID-19

    Sep 9, 2020 by Colorado Springs Independent
    Inmates are at higher risk than the general population for catching and dying from COVID-19, according to Carlos Franco-Paredes, an associate professor of medicine and infectious disease at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Asthma May Not Boost Odds of Severe COVID-19

    Sep 4, 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
    “A lot of people with asthma think they have a predisposition to severe COVID, and they worry a lot about going out. They should take precautions like using their masks, but they may not need to worry so much,” said study author Fernando Holguin. He’s director of the Asthma Clinical and Research Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Cardiologist expects a busy week with Colorado’s dramatic drop in temperature

    Sep 8, 2020 by 9News
    The dramatic temperature drop Colorado experienced Tuesday could keep cardiologists on their toes. “We’re expecting a busy week,” said Prateeti Khazanie, a cardiologist with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “The temperature went from about 101 degrees on Saturday over Labor Day weekend to 35 degrees today. So, we are looking out for our patients.”
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  • Researchers: Colon cancer rates are rising in young adults

    Sep 7, 2020 by Channel 7
    “This highlights that people under the age of 45 are being missed and people are still dying of that cancer under the age of 45,” said Denver Health Gastroenterologist Alvaro Martinez-Camacho [associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Front Range air quality worsens, making breathing difficult

    Sep 7, 2020 by Fox 31
    “The particulate matter is an irritant and increases mucus production in the lungs and causes increased inflammation in the airways … so this is a really potent trigger for many people, unfortunately, to worsen their breathing,” Jeffrey Sippel said, a pulmonologist at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and associate professor of clinical practice of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Colorado Could Soon Have 5 Different Color-Coded Levels Of COVID-19 Protection

    Sep 3, 2020 by CBS4
    “I think it’s actually a really clever way of doing this in a way that makes sense,” said Michelle Barron, infectious disease specialist at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Communities of Color, Hit Hard by Coronavirus, Step In To Fill The Gaps In The Government’s Response

    Sep 10, 2020 by CPR News
    In April, Abbey Lara [associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] worked her first shift treating pulmonary and critical care patients in the COVID-19 section of the ICU ward at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. She counted 16 patients: two African American patients, one Filipino patient and 13 Latino patients. “It was incredibly striking,” said Lara, the daughter of migrants from Mexico.
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  • Fast & Accurate: Homegrown COVID-19 Antibody Test

    Sep 9, 2020 by KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, Texas)
    “When it comes to our immune system’s ability to fight things long-term, the antibodies are key,” stated Ashley Frazer-Abel, assistant professor from University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • No, Halloween Isn’t Canceled This Year – Here’s How to Celebrate Safely

    Sep 1, 2020 by Real Simple
    “Just like we check the weather on Halloween to see what precautions and extra gear might be needed, knowing the current state of COVID-19 in your community will be important in determining if it is safe or not,” says Michelle Barron, medical director for infection prevention and control at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Chagas disease: Risk of developing cardiac disease doubles for asymptomatic infections

    Aug 31, 2020 by Outbreak News Today
    “It’s important to study infections like Chagas disease and its tie to fatal or disabling cardiac disease because it can help inform public health programs that can save people’s lives,” said lead author Andrés Henao-Martínez, assistant professor of infectious diseases at the CU School of Medicine.
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  • Fast-Tracking A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be A Double-Edged Sword

    Sep 3, 2020 by Wyoming Public Radio
    “There have been recent examples of that,” said Thomas Campbell, a virologist and infectious disease specialist with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth. “For instance, with remdesivir, there was a phase 3 trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the DSMB monitoring that study found evidence that remdesivir was providing benefit for treatment of severe and critical COVID."
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  • Months before its arrival, Colorado tries to answer the question: Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first?

    Aug 31, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    “It is super-complex to think about how to do this,” said Anuj Mehta, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist at National Jewish Health and Denver Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] who is helping to lead some of the discussions.​ “You can’t even plan for all these things in advance because your allocation protocol might change based on all the circumstances,” said Matthew Wynia, a bioethicist who leads the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Healthy People 2030: HHS Prioritizes Socioeconomic Disparities, Overall Well-Being

    Aug 20, 2020 by Medpage Today
    Whereas much of Healthy People 2020’s focus was on individual health behaviors, the new set of targets pays more attention to overall well-being, a “very important area” that is related in part to the consequences of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, commented Robert Eckel, of the University of Colorado in Aurora.
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  • Dr. Schenk on the Evolving Treatment Landscape in Lung Cancer

    Aug 25, 2020 by OncLive
    Erin Schenk, assistant professor of medicine and medical oncology, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Cancer Center, discusses the rapidly evolving treatment landscape in lung cancer.
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  • VA Out-of-System Access to PCI Linked to Higher Mortality

    Aug 24, 2020 by Medscape
    “Whether it’s within the VA or outside the VA, the assessment of interventional quality is paramount to ensure that patients receive the best possible care, veterans or nonveterans,” said Stephen Waldo, who is affiliated with both the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.
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  • An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

    Aug 20, 2020 by The New York Times
    “These patients are so underserved,” said Rebecca Boxer, medical director of clinical trials at the Kaiser Permanente’s Institute for Health Research in Colorado [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “They do not get access to innovative new drugs and trials.”​ “There just isn’t a culture in nursing homes that is attuned to doing research and clinical trials,” said Mathew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.
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  • UCHealth to enroll 100 people per week in Moderna’s Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial

    Aug 25, 2020 by Fox 31
    “All the data, so far, for this particular vaccine — from the earlier stage trials — looks very promising,” said UCHealth infectious disease expert Thomas Campbell.
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  • Colorado, Black Retiree Among First To Participate In COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

    Aug 25, 2020 by CBS4
    “If it’s effective and safe, then it could be a game changer,” said Thomas Campbell, infectious disease physician and principal investigator for the study at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. He understands minorities’ reluctance to participate. “There have been abuses in the past,” Campbell said, “what we would consider to be unethical experimentation.”
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  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital again named No. 1 hospital in the state

    Jul 27, 2020 by UCHealth Today
    For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, No. 1 on its list of the state’s best hospitals. UCH is also ranked among the nation’s best in nine specialties including No. 2 in pulmonology & lung surgery.
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  • Dr. Bunn on Targeting HER3 in NSCLC

    Aug 18, 2020 by OncLive
    Paul A. Bunn, Jr, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado, and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, discusses potentially targeting HER3 in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
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  • ‘Metabolic syndrome’ label imprecise, but cardiometabolic risk is real

    Aug 17, 2020 by Healio
    The definition of metabolic syndrome has been argued upon for decades, and debate continues with the definition of cardiometabolic syndrome, according to 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, past president of the American Heart Association and current president of medicine and science of the American Diabetes Association.
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  • Lung defense in the face of wildfires and a pandemic

    Aug 17, 2020 by Steamboat Pilot & Today
    In terms of smoke coming from the wildfires surrounding Steamboat Springs, the people who most need to take extra caution are those with existing respiratory issues, said Sarah Jolley, an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. For people with conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, or any other form of lung disease, wildfire smoke could “increase the risk of exacerbation and infection,” Jolley said.
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  • Colorado Fires Damage Air Quality, May Threaten Recovery of COVID-19 Survivors

    Aug 14, 2020 by International Business Times
    Mark Kearns, a pulmonary critical care physician at Denver Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]: “We know that many of our patients that have recovered from COVID, even people that have been severe enough to require care in the hospital or ICU like months later still having symptoms. Whether that be ongoing shortness of breath, fatigue — [they] just haven’t been able to return back to their normal state of health.”​ Despite the warning, Sarah Jolley, director of the Post-COVID Clinic at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], revealed there isn’t a definitive link between those who are recovering from the coronavirus and poor air quality.
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  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth COVID project follows patients after discharge

    Aug 14, 2020 by KOAA
    “These are our future doctors and medical leaders of tomorrow. And the more experience we can give them in the pandemic today, the better equipped they will be to handle future pandemics,” said Renna Becerra, inpatient internal medicine liaison for the CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch and co-investigator of the project.
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  • Denver doctors may have found the answer to a pandemic mystery: What happened to all the heart attacks?

    Aug 17, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    When the new coronavirus first swept through Colorado earlier this year, baffling doctors with its myriad of symptoms and methods of spread, Brian Stauffer, the head of cardiology at Denver Health, soon began to notice a different kind of pandemic mystery. People, it seemed, had stopped having heart attacks.... A new study from Stauffer and several Denver Health colleagues offers the first clue to the answer in Colorado.
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  • COVID-19 vaccine trials need diverse volunteers to ensure safety, effectiveness and public buy-in

    Aug 20, 2020 by USA Today
    At the University of Colorado, Thomas Campbell [professor of medicine] said his medical practice has used its electronic medical records to identify and reach out to everyone at high risk for COVID-19. “I’ve already had over 100 people email me personally and said ‘sign me up,’” said Campbell, also an infectious disease physician at UCHealth.
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  • Q&A: Work still needed before COVID-19 vaccine trial can begin in Colorado

    Aug 15, 2020 by 9News
    Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease physician at the CU School of Medicine, told 9NEWS they have started outreach but not recruitment. “We have received a lot of interest; we already have close to 100 people who have stepped forward and said, ‘I want to volunteer for this study,’” Campbell said.
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  • Rheumatoid arthritis clinical trial sifts blood for disease risk

    Aug 4, 2020 by UCHealth Today
    The StopRA trial has screened more than 20,000 people, looking for antibody that greatly increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints
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  • The Safe and Unsafe Ways People Are Worshipping During COVID-19

    Aug 4, 2020 by Healthline
    It’s behavior that worries Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “I think unfortunately the whole mask thing and many of these things have become so politicized there’s certainly so much information out there that’s just terrible and it’s left a lot of people on the fence in terms of really understanding what’s at stake,” Barron told Healthline.
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  • Is It Safe to Travel to See My Family?

    Aug 3, 2020 by 5280
    In search of what I might call a more humanistic view on air travel in the time of COVID-19, I reached out to an unlikely source: an infectious disease specialist. Michelle Barron is the medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Is it wise for CU Buffs, CSU Rams to pursue football as COVID-19 rages? “The glory days of college athletics may be over.”

    Aug 2, 2020 by Denver Post
    “And that’s the key to this,” said Michelle Barron, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious disease at CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus. “I think that’s important, if we can maximize all we can do (off the field), or we can’t do it. That means, if (players) don’t follow the rules, you’re off the team for the rest of the year. There has to be some level of consequence for people who don’t follow the rules.”
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  • Dr. Bunn on Data With Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in HER2-Mutant NSCLC

    Jul 27, 2020 by OncLive
    Paul A. Bunn, Jr, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, highlights encouraging data with fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu) in HER2-mutant non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
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  • Nationally ranking Colorado hospitals mull long-term impacts of Covid-19 on health care

    Jul 28, 2020 by Denver Business Journal
    For University of Colorado Hospital, Covid-19 has reinforced the importance of close collaboration between academic and clinical partners. “We were able to stand up very quickly a process for embedding evidence-based clinical pathways and guidelines,” Jean Kutner, chief medical officer of UCH [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], told Denver Business Journal.
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  • Can a pay cut hurt your health?

    Jul 17, 2020 by News-Review (Petoskey, Mich.)
    Those consequences are distinct from the well-established connections between poverty and poor health, said Edward Havranek, director of medicine at Denver Health Medical Center [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. And although the exact reasons for the link between plunging income and later health problems aren’t clear, one obvious suspect is stress. “As our wealth drops, we have the same set of obligations,” Havranek said.
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  • Your COVID-19 antibody testing samples can be used for genetic research

    Jul 21, 2020 by Fox 31
    “I think the public is much more aware of the benefits of genetic testing in getting information back that can help them make really important decisions about their own life, their treatment, their risk of developing disease and more. I also think there’s a real altruistic nature to our patient population. They want to contribute to research and discovery, and I appreciate those who have joined this initiative.” Kathleen Barnes, Director Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine and University of Colorado School of Medicine Professor
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  • Colorado hospitals analyze change in COVID-19 hospitalization rates

    Jul 20, 2020 by Fox 31
    “The question is, is this the beginning [like] what happened back in March when it started this way and then it escalated, or this sort of a slow steady increase that we’ll see that will remain manageable,” Michelle Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Colorado Hospital UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] said, adding “Or will it go back down? I think those are the things that remain definitely unknown.”
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  • Statin therapy less common in PAD than CHD, cerebrovascular disease

    Jul 13, 2020 by Healio
    In a related editorial, Marc P. Bonaca, associate professor and director of vascular research at University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Connie N. Hess, associate professor of medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, wrote: “Taken together, these observations confirm the risk profile of patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic vascular disease and the important association of polyvascular disease with outcomes”
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  • Surviving COVID-19

    Jul 13, 2020 by ACP Hospitalist
    ACP Member Read G. Pierce, agreed that building relationships with clinical colleagues can help one find joy and sustenance in work. In the spring, the hospitalist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus created an hour-long Zoom forum with his colleagues to connect and debrief. They call it “Fears, Beers, and Cheers.”
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  • Convention fight, Great White, isolation island: News from around our 50 states

    Jul 14, 2020 by USA Today
    Unlike traditional vaccines that expose participants to a small amount of virus, this vaccine focuses on the genetic code of the coronavirus and its spike protein, said Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease doctor at the CU School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital. The recruitment period will last about two months, and the call will go out through UCHealth’s My Health Connection patient portal.
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  • New COVID-19 Vaccine Trial In Colorado: UCHealth Recruiting 1,000 Patients

    Jul 9, 2020 by CBS4
    “The vaccine is intended to prevent COVID-19,” said Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease physician at the CU School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital. “So the trial will evaluate how well the vaccine does that and it will also evaluate whether or not the vaccine is safe for people to get.”
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  • DPS responds to board member concerns over in-person learning

    Jul 13, 2020 by Fox 31
    The Medical Director for Infection Prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Michelle Barron, [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] said based on the information local schools have right now, they appear to be making sound choices on reopening schools.
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  • Doctor’s warning to Douglas County: Now is not the time to leave Tri-County Health

    Jul 10, 2020 by Channel 7
    David Beuther serves as a pulmonary physician and the chief medical information officer at National Jewish Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. This year, he served on the Douglas County advisory board to help reopen schools in the fall. He supports the mask mandate and is afraid that if people don’t start to take masks more seriously the state could need to shut down again.
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  • Coronavirus In Colorado: Young Adults Seeing Higher Rate Of Infection

    Jul 9, 2020 by CBS4
    Marc Moss, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Director of Critical Care [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], says right now they’re seeing a slight increase in hospital patients with COVID-19. “That’s concerning,” Moss said. “Because that little blip going from 20 to 27, then it’s 30, 40 and were back up to the 160 people we had in the hospital.”
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  • Pandemic inspires a new generation of health care workers

    Jul 10, 2020 by Channel 7
    “Growing up, I was always pretty interested in science. I have a few family members who are in medicine and nursing,” said University of Colorado fourth-year medical student Lauren Heery. “Helping people through my direct knowledge as a scientist, and now as a medical student, was I think what interested me the most.”
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  • 7 Medical Professionals Tell Us What It’s Like On Colorado’s Coronavirus Front Lines

    Jul 17, 2020 by CPR News
    CPR News continues to speak with experts, doctors, researchers and people who’ve recovered. We want to bring you the stories of people who are caring for COVID-19 patients in their own words. Why do they do what they do? What do they remember about seeing their first coronavirus patient? And...what do they hope we take away from this pandemic. Here’s what seven medical professionals had to say.
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  • Department of Medicine Announces 2020-21 PACE Scholars

    Jul 17, 2020 by Department of Medicine
    The Academic Clinician Education (PACE) program supports the career development of our department’s clinician-educators. These faculty members make crucial contributions to the success of our department by developing and improving innovative educational programs, and engaging in educational research to guide how we teach and assess health professional learners.
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  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch turns one

    Jun 30, 2020 by Highlands Ranch Herald
    “If you look at our number of covid patients compared to other hospitals, our numbers have generally been lower,” said Radhika Acharya, medical director of the cancer center [at Highlands Ranch Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “I think it was because we were early adopters so we could keep our patients safe.”
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  • Colorado’s Hispanics remain hardest hit by COVID-19

    Jul 6, 2020 by Colorado Springs Gazette
    Fernando Holguin, the director of the University of Colorado’s Latino Center for Research and Policy Center, focusing on Latino health disparities, said that during the peak of hospitalizations in March and April, he recalls walking through the UCHealth intensive care unit, when he realized just by looking around that the pandemic was spreading rampantly among the minority community. “It seemed like maybe 80% were brown or Black. Most were Hispanic or had Hispanic last names,” Holguin said. “The disparities were really obvious.”
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  • Michigan reports largest single-day COVID-19 case count since May

    Jul 2, 2020 by Detroit News
    “I’ve been watching that map. Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico. From the Colorado standpoint, we’re well aware of what’s going on around us and we’re very anxious,” said Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “The next couple of weeks are critical.”
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  • Pepsi Center COVID-19 testing site results could take up to 8 days

    Jul 7, 2020 by Fox 31
    “I think [people are] scared. I think they’re scared they have the disease. They don’t want to infect other people in their family and also I think people in Colorado are smart,” UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Director of Critical Care [and CU School of Medicine Professor of Medicine] Marc Moss said.
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  • Study shows Gen Z is more concerned about their health than Boomers

    Jul 7, 2020 by New York Post
    “If you want to have the full life you are hoping for on the other side of COVID-19, then resume your doctor appointments, check your health numbers, like blood glucose, and if you have diabetes, your hemoglobin A1c, cholesterol, and blood pressure, and get a plan for preventing heart disease and stroke,” said Robert H. Eckel, American Diabetes Association president of medicine and science and an endocrinologist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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  • Covid-19 May Trigger Diabetes in Otherwise Healthy People

    Jul 7, 2020 by Elemental
    It’s still unclear whether the new-onset cases are unique to the novel coronavirus or if they’re occurring in people who might already be prone to developing diabetes when facing systemic infection or severe stress from an illness, such as a cytokine storm, says Robert Eckel, president of medicine and science at the American Diabetes Association and professor of medicine emeritus in the division of endocrinology, metabolism & diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • 1,000 patients wanted for COVID-19 vaccine trial in Colorado

    Jul 9, 2020 by 9News
    “Our site here at University of Colorado Hospital is part of a nationwide network called the COVID Prevention Network, which is set up so that it has a cohort of sites that are available to sequentially enroll into multiple vaccine studies,” said Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease physician at the CU School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital. “If it works, the Moderna vaccine could be a real game-changer for the pandemic.”
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  • Novel Program Cuts Weight Retention After Gestational Diabetes

    Jun 30, 2020 by Medscape
    Jacinda Nicklas, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, presented findings of the BAB trial during the virtual American Diabetes Association (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions.
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  • Denver Has a Drinking Problem

    Jun 30, 2020 by 5280
    But Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], sees just as much of a problem with the bottomless mimosas, burger-and-a-beer lunch combos, and all-day “happy hours” that restaurants and bars marketed before the COVID-19 lockdown—and will revive after it’s over.​
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  • Denver Doctor Starts A Portrait Series To Honor Black And Women of Color Physicians

    Jun 27, 2020 by CPR News
    Sarah Rowan is an infectious disease specialist at Denver Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] by day and an artist in her free time. She also emailed some friends from local hospitals, like Shanta Zimmer, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Medical Campus.​
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  • What crisis care standards could mean for Valley patient care

    Jun 30, 2020 by ABC15 (Phoenix)
    “People who’ve experienced military triage and having to make these decisions on the battlefield are sometimes scarred for life by this. It’s not something you ever really forget,” said Matthew Wynia, an infectious disease and public health expert from the University of Colorado.
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  • An Update on COVID-19 Treatments Being Researched in Colorado

    Jun 26, 2020 by 5280
    This randomized clinical trial began on March 18 in collaboration with UCHealth and various hospitals (over 2,000 patients are enrolled nationally). While the trial began with a broad range of COVID-19 patients, it has since narrowed to only enrolling people on a ventilator. “What’s currently being enrolled is a little further along the spectrum of severity than what the ruxolitinib study is enrolling,” says Thomas Campbell, professor of medicine-infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Hydroxychloroquine Update: On Monday, June 15, the FDA revoked the authorization for physicians to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of research studies. UCHealth is currently conducting four such trials: two inpatient and two outpatient ones, though due to press coverage, including President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claims on the drug, patients are increasingly hesitant to participate. “We worry that people are forming opinions outside of the science. We want to encourage people to enroll in trials so that we actually can get the definitive answer,” says Jean Kutner, professor of medicine at [CU School of Medicine and] UCHospital.
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  • Innovative program launched by Division of Geriatric Medicine Connects Students With COVID-19’s Most Vulnerable

    Jun 30, 2020 by CU Anschutz Medical Campus
    For Kristina Slunecka, it was the woman locked down in her assisted-living facility room, unable to leave the confines of her four walls even to go outside because of COVID-19. For Desirae Martinez, it was the elderly man beginning their first call with, “I don’t have much to say,” and still chatting with his newfound friend an hour later.
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  • World Sickle Cell Day highlights disease predominantly affecting people of color

    Jun 18, 2020 by Boulder Weekly
    In Colorado, the state legislature created The Sickle Cell Research and Treatment Center in the early 1970s as part of the CU School of Medicine. With an emphasis on research and education, the purpose of the Center is to “help to assure that persons living with sickle cell disease across the lifespan have the specialty services that they need [and] to be champions in the systems where sickle cell patients receive care,” says Director Kathryn Hassell.
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  • The Difficulty Of Counting the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Full Death Toll

    Jun 22, 2020 by Time
    “You have some stakeholders who want to downplay things and make it sound like we’ve had a wonderful response, it all worked beautifully,” says Matthew Wynia, director of the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities and a member of the study committee. “And you’ve got others who say, ‘No, no, no. Look at all the people who were harmed.’”
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  • We Still Don’t fully Understand The Label ‘Asymptomatic’

    Jun 23, 2020 by NPR
    The findings are consistent with several studies following asymptomatic patients in China, which have found that many can develop lesions in the lungs despite having no outward symptoms, says Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] not involved with the paper. “It probably is, at least in this disease, pretty common,” she says.
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  • COVID-19 cases rise as hospitalizations remain low in Colorado

    Jun 21, 2020 by Fox 31
    “We don’t know what’s gonna happen in the future, and I think that’s creating a little stress in people,” said Director of Critical Care at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Marc Moss [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. Moss says during the peak, their hospital was taking care of more than 140 COVID-19 patients. That number is now less than 10.
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  • Coronavirus Has Been In Colorado For More Than 100 Days. How Are We Doing?

    Jun 19, 2020 by CPR News
    Ivor Douglas, an ICU pulmonologist at Denver Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said the number of patients in his ICU is far below its peak in April. “The volume of very gravely ill patients with COVID-19 has settled to a low plateau,” Douglas said. At the same time, he said, those patients still in the hospital have acute health problems related to the virus. ​ Michelle Barron, the Medical Director for Infection Control and Prevention at the University of Colorado hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], is feeling encouraged but remains cautious. “I think that we’re kind of at that critical crux in terms of determining ... whether we will hopefully continue to be able to see a decline,” Barron said.
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  • Is Colorado heading toward a second spike in COVID-19 cases? We asked a doctor

    Jun 22, 2020 by 9News
    Michelle Barron, an infectious disease specialist at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said the uptick in cases isn’t all bad news, and that hospitalizations have held more or less steady on recent weeks.
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  • Charles Dinerello, MD Awarded 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science

    Jun 22, 2020 by Department of Medicine
    University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Charles Dinarello, MD, has today been named one of the winners of the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science “for the development of cytokine-targeting biological therapies for treatment of inflammatory diseases.” Dr. Dinarello shares the prize with Dr. Marc Feldmann and with Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto.
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  • University of Colorado among top-20 schools for U.S. utility patents

    Jun 12, 2020 by Colorado Springs Business Journal
    Q32 Bio — US 10,233,235 “Modulating the Alternative Complement Pathway” application pertains to methods and compositions for modulating, e.g., stimulating or inhibiting, activity of the alternative complement pathway....Q32 Bio was seeded and incubated by Atlas Venture with foundational science from renowned researchers in immunology Michael Holers, and Joshua Thurman, from the CU School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For ‘Low T’ In Aging Men

    Jun 17, 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
    “I think one of the biggest concerns about testosterone therapy is whether it is really needed,” said Robert Eckel, professor of medicine and an endocrinologist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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  • COVID Expert Denies Lobbying for Tesla in California Reopening Fight

    Jun 11, 2020 by Daily Beast
    Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz, said his eyebrows didn’t shoot up when he read the email—but “they arched a little.”
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  • Coronavirus Cases Rise Sharply in Prisons Even as They Plateau Nationwide

    Jun 16, 2020 by The New York Times
    Public health officials say that indicates the virus has been present in prison populations for far longer than had previously been understood. “If you don’t do testing, you’re flying blind,” said Carlos Franco-Paredes, an infectious-disease specialist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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  • Thousands Volunteer To Be Infected With Coronavirus To Possibly Speed Up Vaccine

    Jun 13, 2020 by CBS4
    But others wonder if it’s ethical to infect people with a potentially lethal virus with no reliable treatment. And Matthew DeCamp at UCHealth says, as coronavirus transmission rates decline, a challenge trial is a harder sell. “It’s harder to justify adding on risk and exposing people to additional risk,” said DeCamp, internal medicine doctor at UCHealth and associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado.
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  • What Covid-19 antibody and viral testing can and can’t tell you about your health

    Jun 13, 2020 by CNBC
    Even if you’re not exhibiting symptoms, you could be shedding pieces of the virus. If the test comes back positive, then it is assumed that “you’re sick and infected,” David Beuther, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], tells CNBC Make It.
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  • Coronavirus Antibody Tests Deliver Peace Of Mind. They Don’t Say Anything About Immunity

    Jun 12, 2020 by CPR News
    “You might be safe where you may not get it again, but it’s likely just with most respiratory viruses, it’s temporal,” said Michelle Barron, medical director for Infection Control and Prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital. “So you have some protection from getting the infection again for like a month or two, and then it goes away.”
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  • Steroid Showing ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ Among Sickest Coronavirus Patients

    Jun 16, 2020 by CBS4
    “The patients that require supplemental oxygen or ones that are on mechanical ventilation appeared to be the ones that benefited the most,” said William Janssen, the Section Head of Critical Care at National Jewish Health [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “We’ve been using steroids in many of our patients with COVID-19 as well.”
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  • Department of Medicine Announces 2020 Rising Stars

    Jun 12, 2020 by Department of Medicine
    The University of Colorado Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2020 Rising Star Award recipients. The Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding early-career faculty members who exemplify the department’s core values of excellence in patient care, research, education and community service.
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  • What To Expect When You’re Expecting Results From A Coronavirus Test

    Jun 11, 2020 by CPR News
    After any potential exposure to COVID-19 it’s important to wait five to seven days — or until you show symptoms — to get a test, said Michelle Barron, medical director for Infection Control and Prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • UCHealth now testing every admitted patient for COVID-19

    Jun 9, 2020 by Fox 31
    “I think we’re hoping we’re ahead of this curve, but widespread testing is kind of the key to that,” says Michelle Barron. Barron is UCHealth’s Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control, and says the new policy went into place Monday.
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  • Antibody Tests Show UCHealth Workers Have Lower COVID-19 Infection Rates Than General Public

    Jun 9, 2020 by CBS4
    Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], encourages everyone to continue to be mindful of steps people can take to reduce exposure to and transmission of COVID-19.
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  • Lung Cancer in a Time of COVID-19

    Jun 2, 2020 by Medscape
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the deadliest form, with a 5-year survival rate of just over 5%.​
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  • Docs’ Group Confronts ICE Over ‘Dangers of Detention’ From COVID-19

    Jun 1, 2020 by Medscape
    On May 18, Colorado Doctors for Camp Closure members offered enough masks to supply all 510 detainees at the GEO Aurora ICE detention facility, but ICE refused the offer, says Danielle Loeb, a member of the organization and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado.
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  • State agencies consider which changes to telemedicine should be permanent

    May 29, 2020 by Channel 7
    Denver Health Internal Medicine doctor [and CU School of Medicine Assistant Professor] Jeremy Long told Denver7 Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance companies deciding to reimburse more providers for telehealth has increased access to healthcare.
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  • We Asked 2 Coronavirus Experts How They Feel About Going Out As Colorado Reopens

    Jun 1, 2020 by CPR News
    Michelle Barron, who oversees infectious disease control and prevention at UCHealth, got a cut and color May 22 from her stylist David MacDonald at Moda Salon in Denver. She’s known him for 20 years. As someone who is trained in infectious disease prevention, she grilled her stylist about how well he sanitizes the salon before she became his client. “Even before coronavirus I was the crazy person wiping everything down with wipes and using hand sanitizers,” Barron said. (Photo credit: CPR News.)
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  • Nearly 1,000 Coronavirus Patients Have Been Treated With Plasma, With The Help Of This Statewide Collaboration

    May 29, 2020 by CPR News
    David Beckham at University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine] has started a clinical trial that compares patients treated with plasma to a database of patients who did not receive the plasma nor participated in other clinical trials. So far, he and his team have enrolled 82 patients.
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  • Is it a bad idea to have summer fun in the time of coronavirus? Health experts rate risks, from camping to grilling to cruising Federal

    Jun 4, 2020 by Denverite
    “I think that’s the key thing for people to also understand is that we don’t know if there’s going to be another big wave where we see hundreds of cases (a day) or if we’re going to see maybe 10 cases,” says Michelle Barron, an infectious disease specialist at Aurora’s University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Joining crowds of Denver protesters brings risk of COVID-19 exposure. Here’s how to protect yourself –and when to get tested

    Jun 1, 2020 by Denver Post
    The new coronavirus mostly spreads via droplets when someone shouts, chants, sneezes or coughs, and people are most at risk when they are within 3 to 6 feet of an infected person, including carriers of the virus who don’t have symptoms, said Michelle Barron, medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • The coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Medical research for deadly rare diseases

    Jun 4, 2020 by Washington Post
    Now, as medical institutions explore resuming non-coronavirus research, they say it will be hard to make up for lost time. Some researchers have to rebuild their colonies of specially bred animals. Many labs are implementing staggered work shifts to limit the number of employees at any one time. “I don’t see how we can maintain the levels of activity we had in the past,” said Craig Jordan, a leukemia researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Despite broader criteria, Colorado COVID-19 testing still lags

    May 27, 2020 by 9News
    “For us to be able to know how much disease is out there, we have to be able to test for it,” said Michelle Barron, an infectious disease specialist with UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • In Colorado, A Big Prison And A Small Community Share A Coronavirus Outbreak

    May 27, 2020 by KUNC
    Since the pandemic began, Carlos Franco-Paredes, an infectious disease expert at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, has visited jails in Colorado, Maryland and Michigan to carry out inspections.
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  • They Evoke Darth Vader, but These Masks May Save Your Doctor’s Life

    May 27, 2020 by The New York Times
    Abigail Lara [associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] now wears one in a Covid-19 section of the I.C.U. “It takes a little bit of getting used to, but I find them to be comfortable,” she said. “I think we all appreciate that we were given this level of protection.”
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  • How Bad Is It Really to Sit With Your Legs Crossed?

    May 18, 2020 by Livestrong
    Here’s a quick primer on how circulation works: “Oxygen-rich blood comes out of the heart and delivers oxygen to your body through the arteries, giving your muscles and brain energy,” says Marc Bonaca, director of vascular research and associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and spokesperson for the American College of Cardiology.
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  • 8 Super Random Things That Could Be Giving You High Blood Pressure

    May 18, 2020 by Women's Health
    Caffeine is a powerful stimulant. This means it can wake you up, help you stay focused, and even get things moving in the bathroom. But this also means it spikes your blood pressure and stresses your heart, says Amber Khanna, a cardiologist at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Eating Dairy Every Day Linked to Lower Risk of Developing Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

    May 18, 2020 by Newsweek
    Robert H. Eckel, a past-president of the American Heart Association and Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who did not work on the study told Newsweek the findings are limited because the researchers relied on the participants accurately reporting what they ate.
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  • Is Testosterone Therapy Safe for Women?

    May 15, 2020 by Health Central
    “Testosterone drops with age more than with menopause,” says Margaret Wierman, professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and former Vice President of Clinical Sciences at the Endocrine Society.
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  • Blood test monitors long-term adherence to HIV medications

    May 14, 2020 by Chemical & Engineering News
    The test only takes 30 min and does not require mass spectrometers or other specialized equipment. This short turnaround time and easy processing is “really appealing,” says HIV researcher Jose R. Castillo-Mancilla of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, who was not involved with the study.
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  • Two ICE Detainees in Aurora Test Positive for COVID-19

    May 21, 2020 by Westword
    Carlos Franco-Paredes, an infectious-disease doctor with the University of Colorado, has urged the ICE facility to reduce the detainee population and release vulnerable individuals. “The potential for the spread of one of these outbreaks within that detention facility may have significant casualties,” Franco-Paredes wrote in a letter to local ICE leadership in March.
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  • Colorado frontline health workers share personal struggles with COVID-19

    May 18, 2020 by Fox 31
    Marc Moss, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of medicine also took part in the Q&A seminar. “It’s [the pandemic] made a job where you’re dealing with people in crisis even more difficult,” said Moss, referring to the difficulty of making a connection with patients and their families during the pandemic.
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  • What you need to know about remdesivir, the experimental coronavirus drug that just arrived in Colorado

    May 15, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    Darlene Tad-y, the vice president of clinical affairs for the Colorado Hospital Association [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said the early studies on remdesivir are guiding hospitals’ decisions. “They’re looking to these studies to help identify patients who are in similar situations as those in the study,” she said.
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  • Colorado doctors using donated plasma to treat coronavirus patients

    May 17, 2020 by Denver Post
    Patients also have to be at least 18 and able to understand that the treatment is experimental, said David Beckham, an associate professor in the infectious diseases division on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Study: Drinking 1 Or More Sugary Drinks A Day Could Put You At Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

    May 13, 2020 by CBS Sacramento
    One key strength of this study is that the “period of observation is longer — 20 years,” said Bob Eckel, a past president of the American Heart Association and a professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Colorado.
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  • Changing Weather Is the Reason Your Allergy Symptoms Are All Over the Place

    May 12, 2020 by PopSugar
    “Seasonal allergy symptoms are driven by allergies to pollen, and most commonly to pollen that comes from plants or trees that utilize wind pollination. Anything that can make pollen more or less airborne can lead to changes in pollen counts and changes in allergy symptoms,” explains Lorelei Vandiver, an allergy and immunology specialist at UCHealth [and instructor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Prince George’s jail must plan to test more inmates for covid-19, federal judge orders

    May 11, 2020 by Washington Post
    Carlos Franco-Paredes, a clinician from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, examined the jail last week as part of the lawsuit….Franco-Paredes said during Monday’s hearing that during his inspection last week, jail officials appeared to be following jail operating recommendations by the CDC. “I think for the most part they were in compliance with CDC guidelines at the time of the inspection,” he said.
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  • Should you wear gloves at the grocery store?

    May 7, 2020 by 9News
    “The problem is that you’re touching everything,” said Michelle Barron, the medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at UCHealth’s University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Would You Let The Government Track Your Smartphone If It Meant We Could Reopen Sooner?

    May 8, 2020 by Newsweek
    “In a fast-moving pandemic, protecting individuals’ rights to privacy limits the ability of the government to protect the health of the population,” says Eric Campbell, a researcher with the University of Colorado’s medical campus specializing in health policy and bioethics.
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  • Colorado doctors now have plenty of experience battling coronavirus – and they’re getting better at it

    May 12, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    “I feel like we understand the disease better than we did in the beginning,” said Marc Moss, [head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine for CU School of Medicine] who works in pulmonology and critical care at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “I think a lot of medicine is pattern recognition and the more patterns you see the more comfortable you are caring for those patients.”
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  • Students of medicine find new ways to learn – and help – during COVID-19 crisis

    May 6, 2020 by Colorado Springs Independent
    With campuses closed and hospitals becoming front lines in the fight against the novel coronavirus, students like those at University of Colorado School of Medicine have been thrown for an unprecedented loop. “It’s really changed everything,” says Erik Wallace, associate dean of the university’s Colorado Springs branch, who adds that when the pandemic hit, program officials essentially had to scrap normal curriculum at every level.
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  • The COVID-19 Diary of the University of Colorado Cancer Center

    May 6, 2020 by CURE
    D. Ross Camidge is the director of thoracic oncology and the Joyce Zeff Chair in Lung Cancer Research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, that had to rapidly react to the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • As We Watch Out For Coronavirus, A Silent Killer, Are Coloradans Wearing Masks Properly?

    May 1, 2020 by CBS4
    For professionals, there’s a sort of “grin and bear it” reaction with every trip to the grocery store, as described by UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine] infectious disease specialist Michelle Barron.
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  • How doctors are keeping patients safe as elective surgery resumes

    May 2, 2020 by ABC News
    “We’ve always had universal safety precautions for everyone in the hospital and operating room. Now, they are enhanced,” said Jean Kutner, chief medical officer for UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • COVID-19: 8 Steps for Getting Ready to See Patients Again

    May 7, 2020 by Medscape
    After COVID-19 hit the Denver area, internist Jean Kutner, and her clinical colleagues drastically reduced the number of patients they saw and kept a minimum number of people in the office.
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  • Colorado hospital working to develop treatments for COVID-19

    May 4, 2020 by Fox 31
    “I think remdesivir is the first step in developing effective treatments for COVID-19. It’s probably not the last step, and it may not turn out to be the best,” said Thomas Campbell, professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases at the CU School of Medicine. Doctors at UCHealth are also examining Ruxolitnib, Sarilumad, and hydroxycloriquine, other drugs touted as potential game changers.
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  • Intratumoral mRNA-2416 monotherapy appears safe for patients with solid tumors

    Apr 28, 2020 by Healio
    “Of note, the majority of patients with ovarian cancer included in the study achieved a best overall response of stable disease along with noted clinical observation of tumor regression in injected as well as uninjected lesions, which supports further investigation of this tumor type,” Antonio Jimeno, professor in the [division] of medical oncology at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said during a presentation.
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  • COVID-19’s Impact on Patients and Care Providers

    Apr 28, 2020 by MD Magazine
    Marc Bonaca of the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado: “We are trying to do everything virtually for our patients with vascular disease. The need to come back for recurrent procedures or other issues is a real problem because we don’t want them to get infected. It’s a very fragile population.”
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  • COVID-19 Is Causing Blood Clots and Strokes in Some Patients – but Doctors Don’t Know Why

    Apr 27, 2020 by Health
    Inflammation may also play a big role in blood clotting among COVID-19 patients. “When there is very active and severe inflammation in the body, the surface of blood vessels can become disturbed and the clotting system can be activated,” Kathryn Hassell, a hematologist at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], tells Health.
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  • Why Colorado Can’t Get Enough Coronavirus Tests – And Why It’s Starting To Reopen Anyway

    Apr 23, 2020 by CPR News
    Other public health researchers say testing may be able to catch up, given the increased and growing availability. “I think it (testing) has significantly improved, and certainly from where we started to where we are now, it’s like night and day,” said Michelle Barron, [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] who specializes in infectious disease at UC Health.
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  • What Does Remdesivir, Possible Treatment For Coronavirus, Do?

    Apr 30, 2020 by CBS4
    “Do you think the drug is working?” Gionet asked Connie Price, the Chief Medical Officer at Denver Health Medical Center [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “I think so, all early indications are that it is, and we need more data,” Price responded. “It prevents the virus from getting into the cell and replicating.”
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  • UCHealth part of remdesivir clinical trial to determine how long experimental drug should be used

    Apr 29, 2020 by Channel 7
    UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is one of 150 hospitals around the world participating in the Gilead trial to determine if remdesivir should be given for five days or ten. “We did not see a significant differences in benefit from five days to ten days,” said Thomas Campbell, a professor at the CU School of Medicine and is helping to spearhead UCHealth’s portion of the study.
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  • Trials for promising COVID-19 drug happening in Colorado

    Apr 29, 2020 by Fox 31
    The trials started in February, and about a month ago, CU became involved. To date, 31 patients from UCHealth have been a part of the trial. “It’s very exciting,” said Thomas Campbell, a professor at the CU School of Medicine and part of a team that’s leading the trial at UCHealth. “This may change things for patients with COVID-19 in that we may now have a proven effective treatment.”
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  • Drug Tested In Colorado Shows Promise In Shortening Coronavirus Symptoms

    Apr 29, 2020 by CPR News
    Early results from clinical trials of remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has been tested in Colorado hospitals on patients with COVID-19, show that those treated with the drug may be getting better faster, with fewer deaths. “What I can say is that many patients have gotten better,” said Thomas Campbell, professor in the CU School of Medicine. He’s one of the physicians leading remdesivir clinical trials at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.
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  • ‘Silent hypoxia’ may be killing COVID-19 patients. But there’s hope.

    Apr 23, 2020 by LiveScience
    “This is not a new phenomenon,” said Marc Moss, the division head of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. There are other conditions in which patients are extremely low on oxygen but don’t feel any sense of suffocation or lack of air, Moss told Live Science. For example, some congenital heart defects cause circulation to bypass the lungs, meaning the blood is poorly oxygenated.
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  • ‘If not me, who?’ Denver ICU doctors talk about treating COVID-19 patients

    Apr 23, 2020 by Fox 31
    As of Thursday, Denver Health had 64 COVID-19 patients. Fourteen of them were on ventilators. And since the beginning of the year, the hospital has treated and discharged 175 coronavirus patients. “We’ve had some extraordinary successes,” said Ivor Douglas, [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine and] the director of the hospital’s medical intensive care unit.​
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  • Isolation shelter sees few visitors, at least for now

    Apr 22, 2020 by Colorado Springs Indy
    “Individuals who have been experiencing homelessness, particularly chronic homelessness, have a high burden of chronic diseases that make them more susceptible to getting a severe infection,” says Heather Cassidy, community engagement director at the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Colorado Springs branch.
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  • Community-wide effort leads to homeless isolation shelter opening

    Apr 16, 2020 by Fox21 (Colorado Springs)
    “Our homeless neighbors often have high prevalence of chronic conditions and suppressed immune systems that make them particularly vulnerable to a severe course of illness if they get infected with coronavirus,” said Medical Advisor Heather Cassidy [assistant professor of medicine and director of community engagement for the CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch].
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  • Denver dialysis centers separating patients with coronavirus to try to protect those at high risk

    Apr 18, 2020 by Denver Post
    Michel Chonchol, a nephrologist at University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said kidney disease interferes with the immune system, making patients on dialysis more vulnerable to all types of infections.
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  • Executive order catalyzes graduation of nursing students in hopes of bolstering workforce

    Apr 16, 2020 by Coloradoan
    CU School of Medicine’s 2020 graduating class will begin their residencies in July.
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  • People with deadly ailments are avoiding Colorado hospitals because they’re afraid of catching coronavirus

    Apr 22, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    “We are being very safe, very clean,” said Jean Kutner, chief medical officer of UCHealth’s University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.
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  • UCHealth: Patients skipping ER visits due to COVID-19 fears

    Apr 20, 2020 by Fox 31
    Since the pandemic began, UCHealth has added virtual visits to more than 700 clinics. Demand for the service has increased more than 1,000 percent.
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  • How did we get here? Why the black community is being hit hardest by COVID-19

    Apr 20, 2020 by KOAA
    Erik Wallace, Associate Dean for the Colorado Springs Branch, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, says environment and other social determinants are also factors.
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  • What can be done to protect vulnerable nursing homes?

    Apr 29, 2020 by Today
    Jeffrey Wallace, a gerontologist with the University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine], tells TODAY’s Al Roker how he believes we can protect vulnerable nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Here’s What Colorado’s New Normal Might Look Like In A Best-Case Coronavirus Scenario

    Apr 16, 2020 by CPR News
    Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said, so far, “The swab test is really quite good in terms of being able to detect active virus.”
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  • Daily Cheers Give Morale Boost to Medical Workers Fighting Coronavirus

    Apr 18, 2020 by Wall Street Journal
    Marc Moss, a professor of medicine [at CU School of Medicine] who has studied health-care-worker burnout, said nurses and doctors who work in the ICU traditionally have high rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome and suicidal thoughts…. Support from the public also helps.
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  • Colorado health care workers on the front lines of coronavirus fight speak out: “I’m afraid about being dead”

    Apr 18, 2020 by Denver Post
    Darlene Tad-y, the Colorado Hospital Association’s vice president for clinical affairs, did not exactly downplay the severity of the problem. In an interview Wednesday, Tad-y, who also practices medicine at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora [and is associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said it speaks volumes that the state’s 81 acute-care hospitals are now operating under a “Crisis Standards of Care” agreement, which lays out protocols for both the present and the worst-case scenario.
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  • Tofu, Other Isoflavone-Rich Foods May Cut Heart Disease Risk

    Apr 10, 2020 by Medscape
    The findings provide some additional value from data accrued from highly selected populations that consuming isoflavone-containing foods, particularly on a background of a heart-healthy dietary pattern, reduces the risk of developing heart disease, Robert H. Eckel, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, told theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology.
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  • A Doctor on ICE’s Response to the Pandemic: “You Could Call It COVID-19 Torture”

    Apr 13, 2020 by Mother Jones
    Carlos Franco-Paredes, a professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s infectious diseases division, emphasized that crowded, enclosed spaces are the opposite of social distancing. By the time ICE quarantines a symptomatic detainee, that person will have likely have already infected others, he said. Those infected people will transmit the virus to others.
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  • Denver doctors helping fight COVID-19 in New York

    Apr 13, 2020 by Fox 31
    Some doctors at National Jewish Health in Denver are in New York this week helping the medical team at a Mount Sinai Hospital care for their COVID-19 patients. Josh Solomon is one of them. He is an associate professor of medicine at National Jewish Health [and CU School of Medicine] who specializes in pulmonary and critical care. “I’ve of course never seen anything like it,” he said from New York. “They got what we have, times 10.”
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  • The COVID-19 talk families need to have now

    Apr 14, 2020 by The Mercury News
    In a time when the pandemic has taken away people’s control over many aspects of their lives, “advanced care planning is one of the things under their control right now,” said Hillary Lum, a geriatrician and professor the University of Colorado.
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  • Get a medical power of attorney, doctors say

    Apr 12, 2020 by Fox 31
    Typically, these discussions about who should speak for you if you’re ill and how aggressive potentially end-of-life medical care should be are difficult. But the coronavirus pandemic is making them easier, said Dan Matlock, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who specializes in geriatrics.
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  • Good Question: Is Exercising Outside A Greater Threat?

    Apr 15, 2020 by CBS4
    Infectious disease specialist Michelle Barron of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital says time of exposure remains a big deal. “You still have to have some pretty generous contact time and so if you’re running… you’re fine if you’re passing people and making sure you’re staying some distance apart.”
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  • These Are The Treatments And Cures Colorado Researchers Are Developing For Coronavirus

    Apr 11, 2020 by CPR News
    Thomas Campbell, at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, is working on a clinical trial of sarilumab, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The trial was developed jointly by the pharmaceutical companies Regeneron and Sanofi.
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  • Coronavirus disproportionately affecting people of color

    Apr 10, 2020 by Fox 31
    “The healthcare system needs to not forget that we saw this stark disparity and make changes to address it going forward,” said Shanta Zimmer, University of Colorado School of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. “We need to make sure that no sectors of our population are left behind.”
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  • Colorado Matters April 10, 2020: Gov. Polis Talks Testing, State’s Future; What A Day In The ICUS Is Like

    Apr 10, 2020 by CPR News
    Marc Moss, head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care for the CU School of Medicine, interviewed (Starts at 24:21 and ends at 33:10).
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  • Calming the Inflammation Storm to Protect the Lungs in COVID-19

    Apr 16, 2020
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  • What Does VOYAGER PAD Mean for Antithrombotic Therapy?

    Apr 3, 2020 by Medscape
    Interview with Marc Bonaca, a cardiologist as well as a vascular medicine specialist at University of Colorado, about one of the hottest topics being presented at the virtual ACC are the results of the VOYAGER PAD trial.
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  • 7 Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Every Woman Should Know About

    Apr 6, 2020 by She Knows
    The symptoms of RA depend, to some extent, on how far the condition has progressed. According to Kevin Deane, a rheumatologist with UCHealth Rheumatology Clinic-Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as an associate professor of medicine and the William P. Arend Chair for Rheumatology Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the most common symptoms at the onset of RA are pain, stiffness and a feeling of swelling in and around the joints.
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  • Should health concerns trump economic concerns during crisis?

    Apr 5, 2020 by Colorado Springs Gazette
    Op-ed by Jake Fox, a Colorado Springs native and a fifth-year medical and public health student at CU, and Erik Wallace, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU School of Medicine: “Our best recourse as a nation is one that abides by our guiding principles in medicine — as we navigate this crisis together, we should strive to uphold the value of individual lives and minimize death as best we can.”
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  • End-Of-Life Planning Conversations Are Hard, But We Can’t Avoid them Now That Coronavirus Is Here

    Apr 6, 2020 by CPR News
    Hillary Lum, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said people should make decisions based on their perception of the quality of life.
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  • Rideshare drivers take extra precaution in driving amid stay-at-home orders

    Apr 6, 2020 by Fox4 (Cape Coral, Fla.)
    “I think a lot of it is, again, having a physical barrier is actually not such a bad thing,” explained Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.
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  • COVID-19 in Colorado: Four weeks later

    Apr 2, 2020 by 9News
    Four weeks after Colorado announced its first case of COVID-19, we asked UCHealth’s Michelle Barron five important questions.
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  • Colorado hospitals looking for plasma donors to fight COVID-19

    Apr 7, 2020 by 9News
    “It has, for some patients in the past, shown that it might have helped in previous outbreaks of virus infections like Ebola or previous SARS outbreaks,” said University of Colorado Hospital Infectious Disease Specialist David Beckham, adding that it’s unclear how effective plasma transfusions will be against COVID-19.
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  • Local business, university and hospital labs working to create new COVID-19 protection measures, treatments

    Apr 7, 2020 by Fox 31
    “When someone gets infected with COVID-19, their body makes an immune response,” UCHealth [and CU School of Medicine] infectious disease specialist David Beckham said. Last week, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital became the first in the state to treat COVID-19 patients with a serum made up from the blood, specifically antibodies, from someone who recovered from the disease.
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  • University of Colorado Hospital tries “promising” treatment for COVID-19, but doctors still cautious

    Apr 7, 2020 by Channel 7
    “We are going to study the data to understand if these patients are actually getting better or improving with the treatment," said David Beckham, a UCHealth infectious disease expert. "Right now we don’t know if convalescent serum is going to make COVID-19 patients any better.”
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  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Evergreen Doctor Is First In Colorado To Be Treated With Convalescent Plasma

    Apr 6, 2020 by CBS4
    “We don’t have great evidence that this is going to work,” said David Beckham, an infectious disease researcher with the CU School of Medicine. He says convalescent plasma has the potential to work in some patients, but he sees it as a stopgap.
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  • A nightmare approaches: Hospitals painfully prepare for life and death decisions

    Apr 7, 2020 by AAMC
    A pilot test being run by UCHealth, affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shows a typical way that medical institutions plan to carry out those principles. Matthew Wynia, director of the university’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, says that each day, triage teams there get sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) scores about every inpatient.
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  • There’s No Crisis Care Plan In Idaho, But Officials Are Working On One

    Apr 7, 2020 by Boise State Public Radio
    “You don’t want the individual clinician — the doctor, the nurse — at the bedside trying to make decisions within their own patients about who gets this and who gets that,” added Matt Wynia who directs the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.
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  • Who Gets A Ventilator Or An ICU Bed? Colorado Issues Crisis Guidelines For Health Care Workers

    Apr 6, 2020 by KUNC
    “There are some folks who might be under the impression that if there's a need to make these kinds of triage decisions that their doctor would be looking at them and saying, “are you worthy of a ventilator or not?” And that’s not the preferred way to do this. Nationally the consensus is that your doctor should be able to advocate for you as their patient,” said Matthew Wynia is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Who Should Doctors Save? Inside the Debate About How to Ration Coronavirus Care

    Apr 3, 2020 by Newsweek
    The teams have better “situational awareness” of the resources available in nearby hospitals, which can affect decisions about what to do with individual patients. “God forbid someone makes a tragic choice to allocate a resource to one person and the other ends up dying, and then three days later you realize there was another hospital six miles away where we could have transferred them,” says Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.
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  • Americans With Disabilities Are Terrified

    Apr 3, 2020 by The Atlantic
    “We need to be able to look back and say we made those decisions in a way that maintains the trust of the community, that maintains social cohesion, and allows us to heal,” says Matt Wynia, the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado at Anschutz.
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  • Anti-malaria drug shortage impacting Coloradans with auto-immune disorders

    Apr 8, 2020 by 9News
    “I understand the fear,” UCHealth Rheumatologist Kevin Deane [associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] said. “However, we don’t know that the medicine works [for COVID-19].”
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  • How Far Is Colorado From Peak Coronavirus? It’s Hard To Tell

    Apr 6, 2020 by CPR News
    On Monday, Jason Persoff, assistant director of emergency preparedness at the UCHealth hospital [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], too tempered his initial optimism, saying the state’s data “suggests that the curve might, might, be flattening. However, it’s just too early to know for sure.”
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  • Colorado health officials ‘certain’ state hasn’t reached COVID-19 peak, say distancing is working

    Apr 7, 2020 by Channel 7
    The Colorado Hospital Association’s vice president of clinical affairs, Darlene Tad-y, [associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said in a statement Tuesday that the message to continue physical distancing was the right one and that the CHA agreed with the state model rather than other models.
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  • Colorado Hospital Association Warns Against Believing Coronavirus Models

    Apr 7, 2020 by CBS4
    “There are a lot of models out there. There are many assumptions that go into creating a mathematical model to predict the number of patients we might see who become infected with COVID-19,” said Darlene Tad-y the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Colorado Hospital Association [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Why are Colorado hospitals sending people with coronavirus home? There’s not much they can do.

    Apr 3, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    “There are no medical therapies, there are no drugs we can give these patients,” said Marc Moss, who leads the pulmonology and critical care departments at the University of Colorado medical school
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  • Low-dose rivaroxaban reduces risk in PAD post-revascularization

    Mar 28, 2020 by Healio
    The benefit of rivaroxaban was “apparent early and continued over time,” Marc P. Bonaca, associate professor and director of vascular research at University of Colorado School of Medicine, said while presenting the results during the virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.
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  • Opinion: Colorado legislators must regulate immigrant detention centers

    Mar 29, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    Opinion column by Carlos Franco-Paredes, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CU Anschutz Medical Center: “The prompt release on parole of detainees with medical conditions at risk of severe disease and death due to coronavirus infection may reduce the impact of this outbreak among immigration detention facilities.
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  • Vaping, smoking might increase risks from COVID-19

    Mar 30, 2020 by Fox17
    David Beuther, Chief Medical Information Officer at National Jewish Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine,] says while vapers and smokers are at a greater risk, the risk of developing more severe complications is even greater.
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  • ‘There’s nothing about it that will feel right’: Hospitals are gearing up to choose which patients to save if they run low on crucial equipment

    Apr 2, 2020 by Business Insider
    “It’s stressful. It’s really stressful,” said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. “If this has to happen, there’s nothing about it that will feel right.
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  • Sheltered At Home, Families Broach End-Of-Life Planning

    Mar 31, 2020 by Lancaster Online
    “We’ve always had the requirement that people get asked about an advance care plan, but now we are taking that incredibly seriously,” said Matthew Wynia, a University of Colorado bioethicist and infectious disease doctor. “Because we need to know if you get much worse, what would you want?”
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  • Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus.

    Mar 27, 2020 by Kaiser Health News
    James Finigan, a pulmonology and critical care specialist at National Jewish Health in Denver [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “Theoretically, a CPAP might be enough to get them enough oxygen. But, again, doing it with a mask is more likely to generate an aerosol and create an infectious problem.” Jeff Sippel, a critical care specialist at UCHealth [and associate professor of clinical practice of medicine at the CU School of Medicine], said BiPAPs could be used for COVID-19 in a closed system without a mask if patients are first fitted with a breathing tube.
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  • Denver Health’s Lead Coronavirus Doctor Wants Your Help To Slow The Pandemic

    Mar 27, 2020 by CPR News
    Ivor Douglas [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] has a hard job that’s only going to get harder. The intensive care pulmonologist is leading the COVID-19 response at Denver Health.
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  • Shared spaces in apartment buildings present a challenge during social distancing

    Mar 31, 2020 by Fox 31
    The Problem Solvers sat down digitally with Michelle Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital to discuss some “best practices” during this pandemic in shared spaces you can’t avoid.
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  • Good Question: Should We Be Wearing Masks?

    Apr 1, 2020 by CBS4
    CBS4’s Alan Gionet turned to an expert for some answers, Michelle Barron, an infectious disease specialist with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “I have a lot of questions about masks, like a lot of people do,” Gionet told Barron.
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  • The mask debate: CDC considers advising more to wear masks to prevent COVID-19

    Mar 31, 2020 by Channel 7
    “From a public standpoint, is there any harm or any potential that it would be helpful? Maybe,” said Michelle Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Colorado Is Creating Guidelines To Help Make Excruciating Coronavirus Care Decisions

    Apr 2, 2020 by CPR News
    “Crisis standards of care is not a decision point. It is thrust upon you. You have to make decisions. These are forced choice,” said Matthew Wynia, the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.
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  • Colorado readies guidelines for prioritizing coronavirus patient care in case of hospital overload

    Apr 1, 2020 by Denver Post
    “There may be dire circumstances where our resources are unable or are insufficient to provide optimal care to everyone,” said Darlene Tad-y, a physician at the University of Colorado Hospital [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “This is statewide guidance on how to do triage in the most ethically defensible way,” said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Specialists, Primary Care Doctors Retrain For Hospital Frontlines As Colorado Coronavirus Cases Mount

    Apr 2, 2020 by CPR News
    “It’s just going to be a matter of getting back on the bike and riding it. Undoubtedly, I’ll look at some references, to make sure my memory serves,” said Rich Altman. “The medical skills aren’t that different … So the training isn’t specifically, how do you diagnose pneumonia? Because everyone sort of knows that,” said Tyler Anstett. Brandon Combs is among those gearing up to head into a hospital after working in a UCHealth outpatient clinic in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood for the past several years.
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  • Coronavirus In Colorado: Hoarders Warned To Turn Over Essential Medical Items

    Mar 31, 2020 by CBS4
    Marc Moss appeared with Gov. Jared Polis at a news conference on Monday to emphasize the need for the protective and medical equipment.
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  • Colorado governor says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but says second person in their 40s has died

    Mar 30, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    Marc Moss, who leads the pulmonology and critical care medicine division at the University of Colorado medical school, accompanied Polis during Monday’s news conference….“The COVID patients we are treating are on average in their 40s and 50s and some are as young as 19 years old,” he said.
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  • Coronavirus Now Claiming Lives Of Colorado Patients Under 50

    Mar 30, 2020 by CBS4
    “New patients are being admitted to the hospital at a faster rate than patients are recovering, and as a result the hospital census is steadily increasing, putting even more strain on our capacity and resources,” said Marc Moss from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who joined Polis to talk about the state’s health care crisis.
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  • Intermittent fasting, a new trend in dieting, focuses on when you eat

    Mar 23, 2020 by Worcester Business Journal
    “No one diet works for everyone,” said Vicki Catenacci, an associate professor of medicine in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at the University of Colorado.
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  • Coronavirus puts spotlight on infection control at Colorado hospitals

    Mar 23, 2020 by Denver Post
    The processes to avoid spreading the new virus are relatively simple. Staff need to put on their full protective equipment and quickly move the patient to an isolation room, then decide if the patient needs to be tested, stay in the hospital or go home, said Darlene Tad-y, vice president of clinical affairs for the Colorado Hospital Association [and associate professor of medicine for CU School of Medicine].
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  • A 42-year-old died in ICE custody, becoming their 10th death in six months

    Mar 23, 2020 by New York Daily News
    Carlos Franco-Paredes, a professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s infectious diseases division, pointed out in an open letter last week that immigration detention facilities could become particularly lethal during the pandemic due to their large population density.
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  • ICE Is Ignoring Recommendations to Release Immigrant Detainees to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

    Mar 20, 2020 by Mother Jones
    In a letter published on Thursday, Carlos Franco-Paredes, a professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s infectious diseases division, painted a grim picture of how the coronavirus could affect people in detention: For an immigration detention center that holds 1500 detainees, we can estimate that 500-650 may acquire the infection.
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  • If it gets bad, Colorado doctors have a plan for who gets lifesaving coronavirus treatment – and who doesn’t

    Mar 24, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    “It’s very military-style triage,” said Matthew Wynia, the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a national expert on crisis standards of care.
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  • Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance

    Mar 24, 2020 by The New York Times
    “It would be irresponsible at this point not to get ready to make tragic decisions about who lives and who dies,” said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.
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  • U.S. Hospitals Prepare Guidelines For Who Gets Care Amid Coronavirus Surge

    Mar 21, 2020 by NPR
    “So if you had someone who was an upstanding member of the local community or a big donor to the hospital or a well-known politician versus a clerk at the 7-Eleven or a homeless person,” said Matthew Wynia, an infectious disease and public health specialist who directs the University of Colorado's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, each of those patients should be evaluated equally.
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  • Ethical dilemmas in the age of coronavirus: Whose lives should we save?

    Mar 19, 2020 by Los Angeles Times
    “Everyone’s on red alert and gaming things out and saying, ‘What are we going to do if…?’” said Matthew K. Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.
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  • Two Denver hospitals start in-house COVID-19 testing, results in 24 hours rather than days

    Mar 23, 2020 by Channel 7
    “You gain a lot of time with the transport to a large commercial lab in another location and that’s probably the greatest savings in terms of why it’s so much faster,” said Stephen Frankel, Executive Vice President of Clinical Affairs at National Jewish Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • State lab has backlog thousands of tests deep for COVID-19

    Mar 20, 2020 by 9News
    While testing supply shortages have limited that number, Connie Savor Price, [Denver Health’s] Chief Medical Officer [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said the in-house testing has allowed her staff to save on an ever-dwindling supply of personal protective equipment.
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  • Colorado hospitals are preparing their doctors and nurses for an all-hands-on-deck coronavirus fight

    Mar 25, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    Jean Kutner, chief medical officer for UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, said pulmonologists at Children’s Hospital Colorado have offered to help.
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  • Shipment of 2 million masks to ease Colorado’s medical supply shortage in face of coronavirus’ spread

    Mar 23, 2020 by Denver Post
    When caring for a person who could have COVID-19, providers should wear a mask, an eye shield, gloves and a gown, said Michelle Barron, medical director for infection control and prevention at University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Medical Students, Sidelined for Now, Find New Ways to Fight Coronavirus

    Mar 23, 2020 by The New York Times
    Shanta Zimmer, senior associate dean for education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said the school decided that 184 third-year medical students would not return to their clinical rotations starting last Monday, for at least four weeks.
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  • Coronavirus: Only one hospital bed for every six ‘seriously ill’ US patients in event of rapids surge, report says

    Mar 13, 2020 by The Independent (London)
    Matthew Wynia, director of the Centre for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, told Business Insider “a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases could also lead to a shortfall of medical supplies like ventilators, as well as the staff required to properly use such devices.
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  • For State’s Nursing Homes, Coronavirus A Test Of Residents, Staff

    Mar 13, 2020 by CPR News
    Jeff Wallace, a geriatrician at the Multidisciplinary Centers on Aging at CU Anschutz Medical Campus, said restricting access early is one of the things Colorado has learned from the outbreaks at nursing facilities in Washington state that left 19 dead and dozens infected.
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  • Expanding Colorado’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity Proves Frustrating To Polis, Doctors And The Public

    Mar 16, 2020 by CPR News
    Many doctors aren’t equipped to test in their private offices because they don’t have the facility requirements — including negative-pressure rooms to keep the virus contained — to provide them. “If I wasn’t so engaged and involved in this every day, I’m not sure I would understand it,” said Michelle Barron, an infectious disease expert at University of Colorado Hospital.
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  • Weeks Ahead Of When Coronavirus Will Peak In Colorado, Hospitals Are Already Seeing Shortages

    Mar 17, 2020 by CPR News
    “Everything” hinges on testing as hospitals respond to the upswing in possible coronavirus patients, said Connie Price, chief medical officer at Denver Health, who is also a professor of infectious diseases [at CU School of Medicine]. Jason Persoff, a physician [and associate professor medicine at CU School of Medicine] leading COVID response efforts at another large Colorado hospital system, UCHealth, shared somewhat similar concerns.
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  • Colonoscopy Skills Report Card Boosts ADRs, for Some

    Mar 9, 2020 by Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
    “We saw that adenoma detection rate significantly improved by [an absolute] 3.2% among lower-performing colonoscopists, but did not significantly improve among all colonoscopists or among higher-performing ones,” said Anna Duloy, a fellow in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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  • Lung Valves Are Alternative To Surgery For Advanced Emphysema

    Mar 10, 2020 by CBS4
    Linda was facing surgery to remove the diseased lobe, or a lung transplant. But Ali Musani, interventional pulmonologist at University Hospital, offered her another option. “There is no incision or cutting of the chest wall required,” Musani said.
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  • Why you should always visit a travel health clinic before heading abroad

    Mar 11, 2020 by MSN
    While there’s a strong focus on immunizations to combat potentially infectious diseases, patients at travel clinics are given advice to help them during every step of their journey, including how best to prevent diarrhea, mosquito bites and blood clots on long distance flights, said Andrés Henao, travel clinic director at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • If Covid-19 gets bad, triage will be needed. Are we ready for that?

    Mar 10, 2020 by STAT
    Matthew K. Wynia, professor of medicine and public health and director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and co-author of this article states: “The emergence of a new infectious disease that rapidly spreads around the world, like Covid-19, makes disaster planning experts move into overdrive."
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  • Does coronavirus outbreak make a case for Medicare-for-all?

    Mar 9, 2020 by Yahoo! Finance
    Matthew K. Wynia, a doctor and the director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities told the Daily Beast that anxiety about incurring massive expenses is the opposite of what is wanted with the emergence of a potential pandemic.
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  • Doctor explains how viruses thrive in cold weather

    Mar 6, 2020 by 9News
    At some point in your life, you may have heard someone say, ‘You better put a coat on, or you’ll catch a cold.’ Maybe you’ve even said that yourself, but is it true? “So they are right, but probably for the wrong reason,” said David Beuther, a pulmonologist with National Jewish Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Coronavirus Concerning For People With Compromised Immune Systems

    Mar 6, 2020 by CBS4
    The threat of infection from coronavirus, is especially concerning for people with compromised immune systems. Thomas Campbell works in the CU Cancer Center, his advice to patients about COVID-19 is simple.
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  • What you need to know about coronavirus quarantine and isolation orders

    Mar 12, 2020 by Denver Post
    Both are essentially orders for a person to stay out of contact with other people in an attempt to curb the spread of an infectious disease, said Robert Belknap, an infectious disease doctor at Denver Health [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth tightens hospital visitor policy

    Mar 11, 2020 by KOAA
    Michelle Barron, an infectious disease expert with UCHealth, says a virtual visit is a good way to assess a viral infection if you’re looking for care advice on things like a cold, the flu or even COVID-19.
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  • Two Cases Of New Coronavirus Found In Colorado

    Mar 5, 2020 by CPR News
    “Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, wipe down surfaces with sanitizing wipes. Keep your phone clean too,” said Michelle Barron, medical director for Infection Control and Prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • ‘We Are In Pandemic Territory’: All Hands On Deck As Hospitals Prep For Coronavirus Surge

    Mar 10, 2020 by CPR News
    “It is a huge concern,” said Darlene Tad-y, the hospital association’s vice president of clinical affairs [and associate professor of medicine for CU School of Medicine]. Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital, pointed to other disease outbreaks as a demonstration of what can happen.
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  • Colorado Changed Its Rules So Undocumented People Can Get Regular Dialysis. It’s Saved Lives and Dollars

    Mar 4, 2020 by CPR News
    “Doctor Lily” is Doctor Lilia Cervantes, with Denver Health [and CU School of Medicine]. She’s been treating dozens of undocumented people with kidney failure for years. Cervantes has seen the vicious cycle they have to deal with — going in and out of the emergency department.
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  • CDC guidelines on male facial hair goes viral amid coronavirus fears

    Feb 27, 2020 by Yahoo Lifestyle
    Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], clarifies to Yahoo Lifestyle why the guide might not exactly be relevant to the general public in preparing for coronavirus outbreaks: “These CDC guidelines apply to healthcare workers who wear respirators — not the standard masks for the public at large.”
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  • Coronavirus Is Here: What We Know So Far

    Feb 28, 2020 by Rolling Stone
    And Michelle Barron, an infectious disease specialist at UCHealth in Colorado, says that the virus can’t survive in the conditions under which packages are generally transported.
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  • Colorado Is Sold Out Of Medical Masks Due To Coronavirus Fears. Don’t Worry, You Don’t Need One

    Feb 28, 2020 by CPR News
    “The reality is that people don’t actually need the masks,” said Michelle Barron, medical director for Infection Control and Prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • As Coronavirus Spreads, Should Travel History Be in Your Medical Records?

    Mar 3, 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
    “The current outbreak is an opportune time to consider adding travel history to the routine. The COVID outbreak is clearly moving at a tremendous pace, with new clusters appearing daily,” said Trish Perl, chief of infectious diseases and geographic medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
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  • Asking This One Question May Help Slow Down Coronavirus Outbreak

    Mar 3, 2020 by Healthline
    Trish Perl, chief of infectious diseases and geographic medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Connie Price of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, write today in a commentary Trusted Source in the Annals of Internal Medicine that travel history should be collected alongside other routine patient information, such as temperature and blood pressure.
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  • During A Pandemic, States’ Patchwork Of Crisis Plans Could Mean Uneven Care

    Mar 5, 2020 by Kaiser Health News
    “You definitely don’t want people making those decisions in the heat of the moment, when they haven’t slept and they haven’t eaten and there’s no air conditioning,” said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • From rationing masks to polishing emergency plans, here’s how Colorado hospitals are preparing for the coronavirus

    Mar 2, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    “That’s the way hospitals operate,” said Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Research Day - Held Remotely

    Mar 3, 2020 by Department of Medicine
    The Department of Medicine’s 8th annual Research Day is now being held remotely via Zoom (not in person). Join us on Monday, April 6 beginning at 10am at https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/435270995 Abstracts and posters will also be posted online on the Research Day website. Visit the 2020 Research Day event page for more information.
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  • Dr. Sarah Rowan Discusses Colorado's Ongoing Fight to End HIV with 5280 Magazine

    Aug 30, 2019 by 5280
    Dr. Rowan spoke about her work on a local HIV task force to expand testing and treatment of the virus and about other efforts by the Colorado medical community to combat HIV.
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  • AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak honors alumni community leaders

    Feb 23, 2020 by Colorado Springs Gazette
    The Modeling the Way Community Leadership Award, for an LPP alumni “whose leadership in their professional career has motivated their colleagues, friends, family, and/or community members to get involved,” went to Erik Wallace, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Colorado Springs branch, associate dean.
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  • Physicians’ Equity in Company Marketing Cosmetic Drug Faces Ethical Questions

    Feb 10, 2020 by Inside Sources
    Eric Campbell, a professor of medicine and director of research at the University of Colorado medical school’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, agrees that Jeuveau’s business model is “something that is of concern.”
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  • Penn got $258 million in foreign money, and there may be more it hadn’t disclosed

    Feb 24, 2020 by Philadelphia Inquirer
    Eric Campbell, a professor of medicine and bioethics expert at the University of Colorado, said it’s not surprising that global drug companies would be involved with a major research university such as Penn.
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  • Cocoa a Novel Rx for Peripheral Artery Disease?

    Feb 26, 2020 by Medscape
    Also commenting on the study for theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology, William R. Hiatt, professor of medicine, division of cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, said that, “while potentially interesting, I think it is too early to determine if cocoa is clinically effective to treat claudication.”
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  • Coloradans should prepare for the coronavirus like they would a snowstorm, health officials say

    Feb 27, 2020 by Denver Post
    “It’s appropriate to say we will probably see more cases in the U.S. and throughout the world, but I don’t think that should set off an alarm,” said Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.
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  • Health expert answers your questions about Coronavirus

    Feb 26, 2020 by 9News
    Michelle Barron, the director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth, answers your questions about the coronavirus.
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  • How Denver has prepared for possible coronavirus outbreak

    Feb 26, 2020 by 9News
    We asked a similar question of Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth, about what social isolation would look like: “Most of it would probably involve limiting big public gatherings, so if a Phish concert was happening, perhaps that would be asked to be canceled.
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  • Coronavirus vs. flu in Colorado

    Feb 21, 2020 by 9News
    UCHealth Director of Infection Prevention Michelle Barron [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] discusses the impact of coronavirus vs. the flu this winter.
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  • Native American Blessing Ceremony Opens New Genomics and Health Research Lab

    Feb 18, 2020 by CU Anschutz Today
    Perhaps the future of modern, transformative medicine begins with a bridge to the past. “Our genes are as old as the universe – everything that proceeded us is now. In Navajo culture, the past is the now,” said Diné (Navajo) traditional healer David Begay, PhD. Begay, an associate professor from the University of New Mexico, was recently invited to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus by Katrina Claw, PhD, a Diné (Navajo) geneticist, to lead a Native American ceremony for Claw’s new genomics lab in the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine.
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  • Subsequent risk elevated after hospitalization for major adverse limb events

    Feb 12, 2020 by Healio
    Connie N. Hess, interventional cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and clinician-scientist at CPC Clinical Research, and colleagues analyzed 393,017 patients (mean age, 69 years; 41% women) from the Premier Healthcare Database who underwent peripheral artery revascularization between 2009 and September 2015.
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  • How intermittent fasting can benefit your heart health

    Feb 10, 2020 by KTBS (Shreveport, La)
    New research suggests doing so can lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, and resting heart rate. But Andrew Freeman, a cardiologist at National Jewish Health [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], says you can defeat the purpose of intermittent fasting if you’re not careful.
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  • If You Have Diabetes, Pay Attention to Your Heart

    Feb 11, 2020 by Next Avenue
    “Total management of the disease should include diet, exercise, regular cholesterol testing and glucose monitoring,” said Jane E.B. Reusch, a cardio-endocrinologist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She also practices at the Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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  • How A Good Night’s Sleep Helps Your Blood Sugar Levels

    Feb 7, 2020 by MSN
    “Overall, the literature suggests people with sleep disorders have a 25-30 percent higher risk of developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes,” says Robert H. Eckel, professor of medicine emeritus in the division of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, and president of medicine and science at the American Diabetes Association.
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  • ‘We’re all free now!’: Coronavirus evacuee opens up about life on Air Force base as quarantine is lifted

    Feb 11, 2020 by Yahoo Lifestyle
    “We quarantine all the time — children with lice stay home from school and people with the flu don’t go to work,” Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
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  • Patients Restrained in ED Report Dehumanization, Lasting Harm

    Jan 31, 2020 by Medscape
    “These patients’ voices remind us that we can learn a great deal about clinical care and about ourselves by listening to the people we meet as patients,” Abraham Nussbaum, associate professor of psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado, Aurora, write in an accompanying editorial.
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  • Coronavirus explodes into global health emergency

    Feb 5, 2020 by La Voz
    “It (the virus) was finally genetically coded by the end of December,” Gaby Frank, Medical Director for the Biocontainment Unit at Denver Health [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine, said]. “On December 31st, they identified that it was the coronavirus.”
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  • People traveling through DIA wear masks as coronavirus spreads in China

    Jan 30, 2020 by 9News
    “The goal is to prevent it from going beyond the borders but obviously that can be challenging because people can travel,” said Michelle Barron, an Infectious Disease Specialist at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Specialty drugs are saving lives in Colorado and beyond. But who should pay for them?

    Feb 4, 2020 by Colorado Sun
    “For personalized medicine to truly be successful in the United States, we need to have payers on board,” said Kathleen Barnes, director of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Professor takes on bioengineering challenge of building new lungs

    Feb 6, 2020 by CU Connections
    For decades, the Petri dish has been used to culture cells and learn more about disease. What would happen if a Petri dish was no longer needed because human tissue could be replicated? Would new results advance biomedical research? That question is what Chelsea Magin and her team are working on, developing cell culture platforms that mimic lung tissue.
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  • How EHR improvements help both providers and patients

    Jan 29, 2020 by Healthcare Finance
    The health industry should be excited about the advancements in EHR technologies, says Larry Allen, the medical director of advanced heart failure at University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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  • Human and Analogue Insulins Equivalent for Major Outcomes

    Jan 24, 2020 by Medpage Today
    Robert Eckel, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, who was not involved in the research, said the large number of human insulin users was unusual. Still, “with all of the limitations of retrospective analysis of medical records, the results are not surprising,” he told MedPage Today via email.
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  • Worried About Coronavirus? Don’t Stress Too Much, But Here Are 3 Things To Do That Can Help Keep You Healthy

    Jan 27, 2020 by CPR News
    “Given the number of cases that we’re seeing in China and other parts of the world, it won’t be unexpected if we do have a positive case at some point,” said Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Colorado patient tests negative for coronavirus, hospital says public health risk is low

    Jan 24, 2020 by 9News
    “It’s actually a cold virus,” said Michelle Barron, medical director of Infection, Prevention, and Control at UCHealth’s University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • ‘Traumatic as hell’: Patients describe what it’s like to be restrained in the ER

    Jan 24, 2020 by STAT
    “Rapid control of an out-of-control situation is the default in ER settings. That’s definitely not ideal for someone in a psychiatric crisis,” said Matthew Wynia, a physician and bioethicist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Department of Medicine Announces 3rd Annual Recipients of Clinician-Educator Faculty Grants

    Jan 29, 2020 by Department of Medicine
    The University of Colorado Department of Medicine has selected the third cohort of recipients of its Program for Academic Clinician Educators (PACE).
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  • Denver Health says it is prepared if the new coronavirus is detected in Colorado

    Jan 21, 2020 by Fox 31
    “We’re not entirely clear whether we need to activate those centers for this type of infection yet. We are ready to do so and we have available protocols to be able to provide experimental treatments,” said Connie Price.
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  • Denver Health Says It’s Ready For Possible Coronavirus Outbreak

    Jan 22, 2020 by CBS4
    “As of now it has been estimated as the same severity as that of the flu,” said Gaby Frank, Medical Director of the Bio Containment Unit at Denver Health [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Coloradans monitoring coronavirus outbreak, no local cases reported

    Jan 22, 2020 by 9News
    Cells in a coronavirus are not unusual, according to the medical director of Infection, Prevention, and Control at UCHealth’s University of Colorado Hospital, Michelle Barron [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Evaluating Next Steps for Entrectinib in ROS1-Positive NSCLC

    Jan 17, 2020 by Targeted Oncology
    Robert C. Doebele, an associate professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at the School of Medicine, University of Colorado, shares his thoughts on what the next steps are for entrectinib (Rozlytrek) in patients with ROS1-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
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  • Sex Hormones Linked to Asthma Risk

    Jan 21, 2020 by MD Magazine
    “Whereas prior large-scale epidemiological studies have attributed changes in asthma-related outcomes to sex hormones only by proxy (i.e., puberty or menstrual period), the results from this study, by directly measuring serum levels, significantly strengthen causality,” wrote Fernando Holguin.
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  • Task force aims to reduce deaths by suicide

    Jan 20, 2020 by The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
    Erik Wallace, associate dean of the Colorado Springs Branch of the CU School of Medicine, one year ago founded the Colorado Springs Firearms Safety Think Tank.
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  • Tiffin native earns grant to focus on cancer treatments

    Jan 11, 2020 by The Advertiser-Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio)
    Ohio Wesleyan student Ben Arnold (left) celebrates the presentation of his summer research project. Arnold worked at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the laboratory of Raphael Nemenoff.
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  • Dr. Flaig on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Advanced Bladder Cancer

    Jan 9, 2020 by OncLive
    Thomas W. Flaig, professor, associate dean for clinical research, Genitourinary Cancer Program, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado, discusses the utility of immune checkpoint inhibitors in advanced bladder cancer.
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  • Arvada Dad Joshua Calderon Finds A Path To Weight Loss

    Jan 15, 2020 by CBS4
    “It is absolutely that long-term relationship that allows patients to be successful,” said endocrinologist Leigh Perreault [visiting associate clinical professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Telemedicine support group offers convenience, community to young adults with cancer

    Jan 16, 2020 by Healio
    “We know that our younger patients are often still working; many of them have young families,” Laura Melton, medical director for supportive oncology at University of Colorado Cancer Center at University of Colorado Hospital, said.
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  • Most Health Care Workers In Colorado Are Required To Get Flu Shots, But Are They?

    Jan 14, 2020 by CPR News
    And in general, the rules have been a success, according to Matt Wynia, the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus and an early supporter of the state regulations.
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  • Department of Medicine Annual State of the Department Talk Presented

    Jan 13, 2020 by Department of Medicine
    The University of Colorado Department of Medicine annual State of the Department talk was presented by David A. Schwartz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology and Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine.
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  • What you don’t know about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is breathtaking

    Jan 13, 2020 by Cathy Beuten
    Little-known and often misdiagnosed, this fatal lung disease has met its match at CU Anschutz. David A. Schwartz, MD along with his colleagues in the Department of Medicine and across the globe are changing that.
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  • Kevin K. Brown, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health

    Dec 11, 2019 by P&T Community
    Internationally renowned pulmonologist Kevin K. Brown, MD, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health.
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  • Despite Obesity Epidemic, Doctors Don’t Prescribe Obesity Drugs

    Dec 6, 2019 by Medscape
    The study by David R. Saxon, an endocrinologist at the University of Colorado, found that overall, only 1.3% of eligible patients filled a prescription for an antiobesity medication, and prescribing rates ranged from 0.6% to 2.9%.
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  • Struggling for air: How performers not used to Denver’s elevation train to put on a mile-high show

    Dec 2, 2019 by The Denver Post
    “For most people, it doesn’t make a difference,” said James Maloney, a pulmonologist with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • This medical center is one of the only places you can go if you’re dying from an eating disorder

    Nov 26, 2019 by KSBY News
    At least 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders.
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  • For Your Heart, Eat Fish or Take Pills? A Dose of This Drug Equals 8 Salmon Servings

    Nov 25, 2019 by NPR
    “Pharmaceutical drugs are regulated by the FDA, so the manufacturing has to meet high standards, so you can be sure that when you take it you are getting the amount listed on the label, and it is safe and free of impurities,” says Cecilia Low Wang.
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  • Diagnosis criteria for COPD should be expanded to include CT scan, other factors

    Nov 19, 2019 by Radiology Business
    “Our proposed diagnostic criteria better capture the full spectrum of people suffering from COPD,” said James Crapo.
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  • New Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Considered A ‘Game Changer’

    Nov 19, 2019 by CBS Denver
    Hannah’s pulmonologist, Jennifer Taylor-Cousar [and professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care], gets emotional, too. “It is truly a miracle for her and for many, many people,” said Taylor-Cousar.
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  • HF Benefit of Dapagliflozin Affirmed in Non-Diabetics

    Nov 16, 2019 by Medpage Today
    Fewer CV events for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
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  • Coloradans dealing with lung diseases after working on military bases with garbage burn pits

    Nov 12, 2019 by Fox 31
    “Ten years ago, I don’t think we knew anything about burn pits. I don’t think we even knew the term burn pits,” said Cecile Rose, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].
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  • Lung Cancer Patient, Doctor Q&A Provides ‘Hope With Answers’

    Nov 11, 2019 by CBS Denver
    A University of Colorado Cancer Center oncologist is described as one of the leading minds in lung cancer.
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  • Does waist size predict dementia risk?

    Nov 6, 2019 by Medical News Today
    The first large-scale cohort study of its kind looked at the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of dementia in a population of older Asian adults.
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  • Burnout is rampant among doctors and nurses. Can the arts help?

    Nov 5, 2019 by PBS.org
    For decades, art therapy has been used to help patients. But today, people like Moss are looking at how it can also help health care providers.
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  • ‘Rational combination therapies’ stand as the next step in thyroid cancer

    Nov 4, 2019 by Healio
    Bryan R. Haugen received the 2019 Sydney H. Ingbar award during the Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association.
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  • Annual meeting highlights intersection of obesity, diabetes

    Nov 4, 2019 by Healio
    “ObesityWeek is really the central hub for science on obesity treatment and weight management,” Paul MacLean, professor at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and an ObesityWeek program committee co-chair, told Endocrine Today.
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  • Defibrillation testing losing ground as a safety check for ICDs

    Nov 4, 2019 by Cardiovascular Business
    “The benefits of DFT (defibrillation testing) have not routinely been demonstrated,” Ryan T. Borne, of CU Anschutz Medical Campus, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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  • Your Health: New chemical compound targets leukemia stem cells

    Nov 1, 2019 by WQAD News
    Oncologist Dan Pollyea did have one option: an FDA approved clinical trial testing a low dose chemo combined with the pill venetoclax, a drug that targets leukemia stem cells.
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  • A woman was dying of liver cancer, until a hepatitis C-infected organ saved her life

    Oct 26, 2019 by ABC News
    “What have I done?” James R. Burton Jr. thought to himself in disbelief. As a young medical student, he had taken the Hippocratic Oath and pledged “first, do no harm.” But here he was, purposefully infecting one of his patients with hepatitis C.
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  • Sexual Orientation in Men Can Affect the Intestinal Flora Which Can Raise the Risk of HIV Infection

    Oct 25, 2019 by Gilmore Health
    The co-authors of the study are Sam X. Li and Catherine Lozupone from the Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Anschutz.
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  • Sharing Stories Connects Clinicians to Each Other, Patients

    Oct 24, 2019 by Medscape
    Palliative care doctor Katherine Morrison, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, remembers when she was asked to talk to a group of internal medicine residents who had been dealing with some “difficult things” on their rotation.
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  • Gabow honored by National Academy of Medicine

    Sep 19, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Patricia Gabow, MD, professor emerita of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and former CEO of Denver Health, has today been named the recipient of the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care.
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