Medical clinic opens in Central High School | Western Colorado

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Representatives from School District 51 and MarillacHealth visited Central High School on Friday to celebrate the opening of the district’s first school- based health center.

The need for the medical clinic was identified after several teen suicides in 2017 and a report from Colorado Health Institute, which pinpointed three District 51 schools as having at-risk school populations, according to a release from District 51.

An advisory committee was formed to study the issue. It held several focus groups and sought input from families. Ultimately, a school-based health center was recommended.

“I cannot say how proud we are,” said Dr. Jolene Joseph, chief operating officer for MarillacHealth. “The partnerships and really the collegial efforts that we’ve had across the community, the collaboration has been amazing. We’ve had a number of partners at the table literally for two years.”

MarillacHealth will operate the clinic, which was constructed with grant funding, and will

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Vitamin D does not prevent depression or improve mood

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In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers found that consuming vitamin D supplements did not prevent adults from becoming depressed or improve their mood.

The Massachusetts team says its findings may finally put the popular myth to rest that a deficiency in the vitamin is associated with a higher risk of developing depression later in life. A study was published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.

“One scientific issue is that you actually need a very large number of study participants to tell whether or not a treatment is helping to prevent development of depression,” study lead author and principal investigator Dr. Olivia Okereke, a physician in the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital, said in a news release. “With nearly 20,000 people, our study was statistically powered to address this issue.”

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because the skin can naturally make it when

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Irish scientists shed new light on why exercise promotes bone growth

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Irish scientists have shed new light on why exercise boosts bone growth, which has opened the door to potential new therapies for debilitating bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

When bone cells, known as osteocytes, are subjected to physical loading, similar to that experienced during exercise, they produce signals causing human bone marrow stem cells to grow new bone, a team based at Trinity College Dublin have established.

“This mechanism can be functionalised to create new therapeutic approaches to bone diseases which affect millions of people globally,” they concluded.

About 300,000 people in Ireland have osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and brittle, while many more may live with the disease undetected. It can be particularly problematic as people get older when bone regeneration becomes slower.

One in four men and one in two women over 50 will develop a fracture due to osteoporosis in their lifetime, according to the

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