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Patient Care    Education

Nurses Bring ‘Sunshine’ to Dying Man's Journey

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date December 05, 2019

On April 22, David “Scott” Ferguson died after battling melanoma. Ferguson was 49 and loved life. For him, that revolved largely around skiing, hiking, his gym clients, his dogs, his wife, his son and Jerry Garcia. Ferguson grew so touched by his nursing care before he died that he left behind the Scott Ferguson Memorial Fund. More than $60,000 has been raised so far to support scholarships for University of Colorado College of Nursing students. Ferguson’s goal: to help ensure compassionate care for future patients. The first scholarship will be awarded this spring.

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Infant Morbidity Decreases with Incentive-Based Prenatal Tobacco Interventions

Colorado is taking a critical step to protect low-income women during their pregnancy through incentive-based smoking cessation interventions. A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus shows a significant reduction in infant morbidity due to the program.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish DateDecember 06, 2019
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Education    Community

Wishing for a Healthy, Happy Holiday? Check Out These Tips

This month, many in our community will be gathering to bake together, give gifts and light candles. Holiday celebrations are fun and often center around great food and gatherings of many friends, family and coworkers. The social activities are so important for children and adults alike — social connection is good for your physical and emotional health


Author Guest Contributor | Publish DateDecember 05, 2019
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Research

Pouch or Jar? Researchers Compare Nutritional Value of Infant and Toddler Foods

Infant and toddler foods sold in pouches have lower nutritional value than foods sold in jars and other packaging, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish DateDecember 03, 2019
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Patient Care    Education

Public Health Students Trained as Food Safety First Responders

In the event of a foodborne disease outbreak, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is well-equipped to handle most investigations. However, some large outbreaks require extra help.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish DateDecember 03, 2019
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CU Anschutz In the News

The Denver Post

Struggling for Air: How Performers Not Used to Denver’s Elevation Train to Put on a Mile-High Show

The Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 06, 2019

Colorado’s altitude can affect all types of performers, including “Phantom of the Opera” stars and Kristin Chenoweth. “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]. “We acclimatize and that means with time, our body adjusts to the lower oxygen level.”
 

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CPR

Women Who Stop Smoking While Pregnant Not Only Benefit Their Babies, They Save Colorado Millions. This State Program Helps Them Quit

CPR
Publish DateDecember 06, 2019

A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found that low-income mothers enrolled in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program in Colorado saw preterm births drop between 24 and 28 percent. For these mothers, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions also fell, between 25 and 55 percent.
 

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NPR

For Your Heart, Eat Fish Or Take Pills? A Dose Of This Drug Equals 8 Salmon Servings

NPR
Publish DateDecember 02, 2019

In early November, an advisory panel to the FDA voted unanimously to approve expanded use of the prescription drug, Vascepa, which is made from one type of omega-3 fatty acid, called eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA for short. “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, another member of the FDA advisory panel and a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Reuters

Cannabis Tied to Serious Complications in Type 1 Diabetes

Reuters
Publish DateDecember 02, 2019

 People with type 1 diabetes may be more than twice as likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use cannabis somewhat regularly than when they avoid the drug or rarely indulge, a study suggests. “Cannabis is a known addictive substance, and this potentially problematic aspect of cannabis use should be assessed in patients with type 1 diabetes,” study leader Gregory Kinney of the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora and colleagues write.

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