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Explore the Science Behind Extreme Sports at This New Exhibit

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Publish DateSeptember 17, 2019

Athletes—including 15 from Colorado—are highlighted throughout the exhibit, and their sensation-seeking scores are displayed so visitors can see how their own scores compare. Dr. Omer Mei-Dan, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who participates in a slew of outdoor sports, including wingsuit flying and whitewater kayaking, is featured toward the beginning of the exhibit with his sensation-seeking score of 38 out of 40 (for scale, this non-skiing CrossFitter scored 18).

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CBS4 Denver

CU Anschutz Study Finds IUD Use Lowers Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2019

Every 40 hours, a Colorado woman dies from ovarian cancer. It accounts for more than 22,000 deaths worldwide each year. Now, new research done at University of Colorado School of Medicine finds women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control may be lowering their risk of ovarian cancer.

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CBS4 Denver

Closed Mine Blamed For Fluoride Shortage In Longmont

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2019

Dr. Clifton Carey with the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine doesn’t think there’s a reason to be alarmed yet. “If fluoride is interrupted or reduced for whatever reason, for only a short amount of time, you can kind of make it back up,” Carey said.

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CBS4 Denver

Woman Organizes Benefit Concert For CU Physical Therapy Program Scholarships

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2019

A woman who says physical therapy changed her life is raising money to help others receive the best care. Colleen Rapp was injured on the job four years ago when she slipped and hurt her back. Rapp said her physical therapist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus worked relentlessly to help her recover. Rapp said she was so motivated by her experience that she now raises money for student scholarships in the CU Physical Therapy Program.

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The Denver Post

Denver doctor settles opioid wrongful death lawsuit as statewide attention to painkiller addiction increases

The Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 06, 2019

Colorado doctors have been prescribing fewer pain pills, and rules regarding such prescriptions have evolved rapidly over the past 5 years, including requirements that doctors check a database that lists all of a patient’s prescriptions, said Robert Valuck, executive director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and a doctor at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “It’s like turning a giant ocean liner around very quickly,” Valuck said. “It doesn’t turn on a dime.”

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The Denver Post

Ute Mountain Ute tribe confronts rising youth suicide rates with new mental health center

The Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 04, 2019

It’s still seen as shameful and deficient of moral character to be depressed,” said Dr. Spero Manson, director for the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado emergency rooms are trying something new to stem the opioid crisis: addiction treatment

The Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 28, 2019

Years ago, when someone struggling with opioid dependency would show up in a Colorado emergency room after an overdose or as they were suffering through withdrawal, doctors and nurses would patch them up and send them on their way. “They came in and we made them feel a little bit better,” said Dr. Jason Hoppe, an associate professor in the emergency medicine department at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “There wasn’t much we could do.”

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Colorado Public Radio

There’s now a map to help find places in Colorado to safely store firearms when a gun owner or others are in crisis

Colorado Public Radio
Publish DateAugust 26, 2019

Faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus collaborated with gun shop owners, firearms trainers and public health researchers at the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition to develop the resource. Dr. Emmy Betz was a leader on the project and a link between the two entities. She is an emergency physician at CU and the co-founder of the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition. “This project initially started because we know that when folks are at risk of suicide, it can be a good idea to either lock up the gun or ideally move it outside of the home until the person's feeling better,” Betz said.

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