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2014-02-14 11:01:51

Experience in American Samoa could be replicated elsewhere When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The study found that following the tsunami, residents of the remote U.S. territory in the South Pacific relied on Fa'aSamoa or The...

Partial Skeleton Discovery Suggests Ruggedly Built, Tree-climbing Human Ancestor
2013-12-06 06:35:35

University of Colorado Denver A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Researchers found a partial skeleton -- including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments -- dated to 1.34 million years old and belonging to Paranthropus boisei at the Olduvai Gorge World Heritage fossil site in Tanzania. The find, published in the latest...

2013-11-04 14:17:10

Parents and students surveyed responded positively Two new studies show that parents and students have highly positive views of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and suggest that they can serve as the `medical home' for an often low-income, at-risk population. "These centers are focused on increasing access to care for underserved students, especially adolescents," said study author Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH, an investigator at the Children's Outcomes Research Program, affiliated with the...

2013-10-18 23:25:13

The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is excited to offer an open access energy business course starting on Monday, Nov. 4, on Coursera. Coursera is a learning platform that partners with universities to offer free online courses globally. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is excited to offer an open access energy business course...

2013-10-10 23:23:39

Three-day Festival of Hands-on Learning for Physical Therapists Set for May at University of Colorado Denver Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Evidence In Motion (EIM), a physical therapy education and consultation company, has opened registration for the 5th Annual Manipalooza. The three-day festival of hands-on learning in manipulation, soft tissue techniques, pain management strategies, sports PT, and practice management for physical therapists is scheduled for May 17-19, 2014...

2013-06-28 23:02:20

University of Colorado Hospital’s Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute to remain open during construction Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 More than 75,000 patients trust their eye health to the physicians and practitioners at the University of Colorado Eye Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus. That number is expected to grow to more than 150,000 patients in the coming years. Meeting the needs of those patients and continuously improving the high quality of care offered to them...

2013-04-24 10:59:14

Access to unlocked, loaded firearms remains problem While gun control issues usually surface after major incidents like the fatal shooting of 20 elementary school students in Newtown, CT, a new study shows that children are routinely killed or injured by firearms. The study, conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health, Denver Health and Children's Hospital Colorado, was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). It examined trauma admissions at two...

2013-04-23 23:00:16

Denver Safety Net Clinic Recognized For Its Commitment to the Underserved Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 The University of Colorado at Denver (UC Denver) announced this week that Clínica Tepeyac has been selected as the recipient of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award. Clínica Tepeyac is one of Colorado´s most respected safety net clinics and is a model for providing health education, prevention, and primary medical services to underserved patients in metro Denver. Since...

2013-04-16 13:35:04

Screening identifies small fraction of possible lawbreakers A new study shows that neither criminal background checks nor pre-admission screening questions accurately predict students likely to commit crime on college campuses. "In an effort to reduce campus crime, more than half of all American colleges ask applicants about their criminal histories or require criminal background checks," said study author Carol Runyan , Ph.D., MPH, and professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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