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CU Anschutz In The News


The Denver Post

Aurora, Home to Powerful Institutions, Wants to Harness its Diversity

The Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 14, 2019

Aurora’s giant employers: Aurora’s aspirations are not lost on Don Elliman, chancellor of CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus. The veteran magazine publisher and former state official said he recognizes that Aurora for years “bristled at being Denver’s poor neighbor." "And it’s still got plenty of issues,” he said. “We happen to be situated smack in the middle of three of the poorest zip codes in the state of Colorado, and we’re very mindful of that fact. We don’t want to be a house on the hill.” Elliman said CU Anschutz has a $2.4 billion annual budget and 2.1 million outpatient visits on campus each year, and it’s still growing on its 578-acre campus. It also has programs that hire people from surrounding neighborhoods and a community clinic provides free care.

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U.S. News & World Report

Cause of Paralyzing Illness in Kids Remains Elusive

U.S. News & World Report
Publish DateOctober 08, 2019

There is still no clear cause for a mysterious paralytic condition that has been striking U.S. children over the past five years, government health officials report. The CDC researchers found more microbes when they looked at mucus and stool samples, but there was no clear single cause. "I think it's fair to say it's still the leading suspect in the biennial surges we're seeing," said Dr. Samuel Dominguez of Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Aurora. Dominguez wrote an editorial published with the study.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Shingles Vaccine Remains in Short Supply, Long Waits Possible at Colorado Pharmacies

Fox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 08, 2019

Due to an ongoing, nationwide shortage of Shingrix, a shingles vaccine, long waits for the vaccine are possible at Colorado pharmacies. “There could be long waiting lists. When I checked with a particular pharmacy they said they had a wait list of about 200 people, and then they decided to just disband the wait list, and just do first come first served,” said Sunny Linnebur with the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Linnebur recommends calling around to different pharmacies to check availability. The UCHealth pharmacy at University of Colorado Hospital, for instance, did have Shingrix in stock.

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USA Today

They Enrolled in Medical School to Practice Rural Medicine. What Happened?

USA Today
Publish DateOctober 07, 2019

Producing doctors for the vast swaths of rural America needs to be more of a priority at every step in the education pipeline, experts said. Many academic centers sell students on the party line that they’ll be overworked, underappreciated and underpaid, according to Dr. Mark Deutchman, director of the University of Colorado School of Medicine's rural program. “They take people who are interested in primary care or rural and beat it out of them throughout their training,” he said.

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CPR

After Two Young Students Brought Weapons To A Colorado Springs School Within A Week, People Are Asking How To Keep Guns Away From Kids

CPR
Publish DateOctober 07, 2019

Emmy Betz, an emergency physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who focuses on firearm injury prevention, said a central tenet of responsible firearm ownership is preventing access to that weapon to kids and other unauthorized people. “We know that kids are curious, kids are often impulsive, their brains are not fully formed,” Betz said. “As adults, one of the things we need to be doing is making sure that they don’t have access to dangerous things. “It can be with a trigger lock, a cable lock. There are lots of different ways to do that. But the main thing is it shouldn't just be hidden somewhere,” she said.

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9News

Midwives Offer Mom's Choices for Their Child Birth

9News
Publish DateOctober 07, 2019

Research from the University of Colorado School of Nursing highlighted during National Midwifery Week. National Midwifery Week runs through October 5th and the goal is to raise awareness about midwives and the options for women during childbirth. 

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Reuters

Diabetics Who Delay Treating Hypertension Have More Strokes, Heart Attacks

Reuters
Publish DateOctober 01, 2019

Among people with diabetes who develop high blood pressure, those who delay getting it under control may be more likely to have heart attacks and strokes than their counterparts who manage it promptly, a recent study suggests. “Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction (heart attack), and stroke. Diabetes is also a risk factor for the same clinical endpoints,” said lead researcher Dr. Sridharan Raghavan at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.

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9News

New Cancer Research Leads to Innovative Treatment for 4-year-Old's Tumor

9News
Publish DateOctober 01, 2019

New research is helping a 4-year-old boy by providing innovative options to treat a rare form of childhood cancer. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers can now take a patient's tumor cells, load 140 FDA-approved drugs into a machine and run hundreds of different drug combinations to see which will kill the patient's tumor cells.

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