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Climb Every Mountain, Without Altitude Sickness
People may feel symptoms of altitude sickness starting at about 5,000 feet—about the elevation of Denver. Real problems typically begin between 8,000 feet, the elevation of Aspen, Colo., and 10,000 feet, roughly that of Breckenridge Ski Resort. As many as 50% of people can develop acute mountain sickness at these heights, according to the Altitude Research Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. An estimated 30 million people a year visit U.S. resorts and mountain towns in that range of altitudes, putting them at risk for mountain sickness, says Robert Roach, the center’s director.
Wall Street Journal6/29/2015
Colorado Springs man: Experimental stem-cell procedure worth the cost
Some of the scant research available suggests that such treatments might be more useful in reducing inflammation rather than regenerating cartilage, said Karin Payne, an assistant professor of orthopedics at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. As a result, people may see an improvement for six months - only to need more care, she said.
The Gazette6/29/2015
Nearly 4 of 10 American kids exposed to violence
Most maltreatment incidents occur within the family, according to John Fluke, a child welfare scholar-in-residence at the University of Denver in Colorado. In the social service population and in his own study, neglect is the predominant form of maltreatment, Fluke told Reuters Health by email. “This is really complex and what is needed is some considerable effort to use surveillance data in targeted ways to help determine what prevention and treatment approaches are most effective for specific populations,” Fluke said.
Fox News6/29/2015
Fight Childhood Obesity in the Home, New Guidelines Say
"Once obesity is established, it's very hard to treat," said Dr. Stephen Daniels, chairman of the AAP nutrition committee and chair of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Because it takes a lot of time and effort to treat obesity, the paper's main message for parents and pediatricians is to focus on preventing childhood obesity in the first place, Daniels said. Many of the behavioral approaches used to treat kids who have already become obese might also apply to its prevention, he noted.
Live Science6/29/2015
Extreme Weight Loss blog: Dr. Holly on New Orleans couple motivated to lose weight before wedding
The show's medical director, Dr Holly Wyatt of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center says the couple lost that record amount of weight by creating a “new normal” and that other weight loss seekers can do that, too. Cain and Tiffany took advantage of the big life event that was in front of them and decided to use it as the catalyst to make a lifestyle change and transformation.
7 News6/25/2015
Dozens of Larimer trucks match one sought by cops
Mark Pogrebin, criminal justice director at University of Colorado Denver, called the truck "a tremendous lead" for law enforcement. "It's related to this suspect, whether he owns it or has used it," Pogrebin said. "It might lead to a suspect or a witness. It might lead to another lead, and then another lead, and another, but then that could break the case wide open."
The Coloradoan6/24/2015
Yogurt wars: Colorado has full-fat dairy covered
Bonnie Jortberg, an assistant professor for the Department of Family Medicine with the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, says she finds the studies "intriguing" but has reservations about endorsing full-fat dairy for some people. "We know in many people (the saturated fat in full-fat dairy) can raise blood cholesterol," she says, although she adds that no food should be demonized.
Daily Camera6/24/2015
Native youth suicides on rise
Growing up, Joaquin Gallegos lived on and off the Jicarilla Apache reservation just south of the Utes in New Mexico. He can count 30 friends and family who have either attempted or completed suicide. “It’s sadly becoming the norm, but it’s not normal,” said Gallegos, who now works as a detoxification and rehabilitation research assistant at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health based at the University of Colorado, Denver. “It should be a shock, but it’s something that people don’t want to acknowledge because it forces them to face their deficiencies and their legal obligation to tribes.”
Durango Herald6/24/2015
How STEAM plays a critical role in developing Colorado's STEM-focused workforce
"The broad way of using arts to learn gets narrowed into oral and written language," said Rebecca Kantor, dean of the University of Colorado Denver's School of Education & Human Development and a long-time researcher into the effects arts have on child development. "The arts become specials ... and they’ve been diminished more and more because schools are feeling more pressure to spend time in STEM stuff."
Denver Business Journal6/23/2015
University of Colorado Denver Criminal Justice - Q&A with Daniella Johner
Meet Daniella Johner. Daniella is a dual-degree major graduating in May of 2015 with her BA in Criminal Justice, and the following May – May 2016 with her Master Degree in Criminal Justice.
Value Penguin6/22/2015
University of Colorado-Denver Criminal Justice - Q&A with Kaitlin Liotard
Meet Kaitlin Liotard, a Master of Criminal Justice and Criminology student, graduating in the summer of 2015.
Value Penguin6/22/2015
University of Colorado-Denver Criminal Justice - Q&A with Nadeen Alsayat
Nadeen Alsayat has a Masters of Criminal Justice Degree from the University of Colorado Denver, and was part of the class of 2014. Nadeen will be Saudi Arabia's first and only female detective and she received her master degree training in criminology and criminal justice from CU Denver's School of Public Affairs.
Value Penguin6/22/2015
Facing spina bifida, couple turns to developing field of fetal surgery
The journey that landed them here, at this 3-year-old collaboration among Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital and the CU School of Medicine, began that day at the ultrasound exam in Utah. The technician's facial expression confirmed their suspicions, even though it would be days before they learned a more precise diagnosis.
Denver Post6/21/2015
How Living At Altitude Can Help -- Or Hurt -- Your Life Span
Dr. Benjamin Honigman is associate dean at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and developed its Altitude Research Center. He and his colleagues have found that people living at higher altitude in mountain states like Colorado experience no net increase or decrease in life expectancy, though living at altitude may decrease a person's chances of getting heart disease.
Colorado Public Radio6/21/2015
The problem with the media's coverage of sexual assault
Some rape accusations might be false, but that doesn’t mean that false reports of rape overall are disproportionately high, University of Colorado Denver public affairs professor Callie Rennison said. The problem, she said, is that the media often don't report the facts about false rape reports. “The assumption is that so many women engage in false accusations and it’s just not true,” Rennison said. “False reports, where the accuser is lying, is less than 10 percent. That’s no more false reports than any other crime, but they don’t report that.”
Deseret News6/20/2015
High-schoolers get a taste of college life
In addition to hearing about scholarship options and chatting with Easely about college, the students attended “breakout sessions” at CU Denver. Professors spoke to them about different fields of study and gave them a firsthand look at what happens inside a college classroom.
Chalkbeat Colorado6/19/2015
Relief might be coming for Denver metro rental market
Ken Schroeppel, founder of and a planning and design instructor at the University of Colorado Denver, said by his analysis, there are more than 4,500 multi-family units under construction within just a 1.5-mile radius of the D&F Tower at 16th and Arapahoe. "When those enter the market within the next year or so, I think that will be a real test to see how strong that demand is and if we're finally catching up," Schroeppel said.
Denver Post6/18/2015
Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Bryan Leister
Bryan Leister, a painter who’s graduated to new media and rethinks visual outcomes using code, installation, video-game technology and animation, can’t be pinned down — it’s a new, digital world out there, and Leister wants to be a part of it, by hook or crook. Leister is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver where he teaches art and design.
Can Drinking Alcohol Really Extend Your Life?
“One-hundred-year-olds are one of the fastest-growing age groups in the population,” says Patrick Krueger, PhD, an assistant professor of health and behavioral sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. “It’s not exactly clear [whether] the things that cause survival to 100-years-plus are the same things that matter for survival to age 20 or 50 or 80.”
Study: Kids of same-sex couples not negatively impacted
A study from the University of Colorado Denver finds most scientists agree children of same-sex parents experience "no difference" on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual or single parents.
9 NEWS6/16/2015