|Living at High Altitude Is Linked to Higher SIDS Risk|
The researchers found that infants who lived above 8,000 feet had twice the risk of SIDS compared with those who lived below 6,000 feet. But “despite the doubling of risk,” said Dr. David F. Katz, a cardiologist at the University of Colorado and the study’s lead author, “the absolute risk remains very low.”
|The New York Times||5/25/2015
|Study links obesity, mood disorders to greater risk of weakened heart during childbirth|
A new study finds the risk of peripartum cardiomyopathy - a weakened and enlarged heart - during childbirth may be raised for women who are obese or suffering from mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Study author Dr. David Kao, assistant professor at the University of Colorado in Denver, and colleagues recently presented their findings at Heart Failure 2015 congress in Seville, Spain.
|Medical News Today||5/25/2015
|Bioscience 2 building construction wraps up|
We want to use the building on our presence on this campus to try to facilitate and move an idea to something as real as we can make it," said Professor Robin Shandas, chairman of the bioengineering department at CU Denver. The first two floors of the building will house classrooms, meeting space and labs for the bioengineering department.
|Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US|
Carrie McAndrews explains how new tuk-tuk taxis may help solve the “last mile problem” in public transportation.
|Healthy relationship between governments, citizens is a must for our students to learn|
CU Denver professor Aswad Allen writes about the importance of the Black Education Impact conference.
|No greater risk of post-operative complications for pregnant women|
Dr. Meguid with CU School of Medicine found Being pregnant does not raise a woman's risk for death or complications after undergoing general surgery.
|Irish Medical Times||5/21/2015
|Smokers don’t vote|
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows a new dimension to the marginalization of smokers: people who smoke are less likely to vote than their non-smoking peers.
|Medical News Today||5/20/2015
|CU Denver and Outward Bound Go Big by Thinking Small|
How often does a groundbreaking partnership literally break ground? This month, one did, between two educational groups that, on the surface, seem very different: the nontraditional Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) and the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning.
|CU Denver’s a Cappella group weighs in on Pitch Perfect 2|
Members of CU Denver’s all-women a cappella group Lark performed on KOA and reviewed the new movie, Pitch Perfect 2.
|Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs for Veterans|
#9: University of Colorado Denver is a public institution where all of the online graduate-level criminal justice classes are recorded and archived so that students can access lecture material at their convenience.
|U.S. News & World Report||5/19/2015
|4 Options for Patients Afraid of Needles|
Experts at the Barbara Davis Center talk about ways to reduce a patient’s fear of needles.
|U.S. News & World Report||5/19/2015
|Wes Marshall on How to Make Denver a Walkable City With Safe Streets|
Engineering Prof. Wesley Marshall talks about making Denver more walkable.
|Rainy weather causes some depression|
CU Denver psychologist Kevin Everhart discusses the impact of rainy weather on mood.
|Fox 31 KDVR.com||5/19/2015
|Teenage Binge Drinking May Alter Brain Development|
The reductions occurred in the side and front of the brain, the areas that have to do with learning, emotional development, and self-control. “They are destroying, or at least causing to shrink, we don’t know if it’s lifelong, the very areas of the brain they need to control themselves,” says Robert Freedman, the editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry and chair of psychiatry at the University of Colorado.
|DBJ unveils the 2015 Legacy Awards honorees|
The Denver Business Journal will honor five business people at its third Legacy Awards dinner Jerry Wartgow, including University of Colorado-Denver chancellor, former superintendent of the Denver Public Schools and former head of the state community colleges system.
|Denver Business Journal||5/18/2015
|OPINION: Guest Commentary: A potable policy|
As a leader in environmentalism and innovative ideas, the city of Denver should embrace the newest move towards waste reduction: the water bottle ban, writes Kristen May, a graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver in the School of Public Affairs.
|Healthcare too costly? Don't fear telling your doctor|
"We've created this ridiculous power structure, this hierarchical structure that places the physician at the top of that food chain and patients at the bottom. So it's a very subservient relationship that a lot of patients feel when they go in to talk to their doctor," says Benjamin F. Miller, professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Fortunately, that's starting to change, Miller says. Increasingly, doctors are sensitive to the issue of price. They also recognize the effect that finances can have on a patient's health.
|Los Angeles Times||5/17/2015
|CU Denver graduation|
1700 students graduated from CU Denver last Saturday.
|20 Broomfield employees taking part in weight loss challenge|
Twenty Broomfield employees will follow the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center's State of Slim 16 week course. The program, made possible for Broomfield by Cigna, is known for teaching healthy habits and building metabolism that responds to shifts in diet and activity. The goal is to collectively lose more than 1,000 pounds.
|The Dark Side of Police Reform|
Agee, who teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, chronicles how the traditional regime of decentralized, discretionary, corrupt policing was replaced with the top-down, bureaucratic, and ostensibly more regulated urban police departments that we know today.