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Teen: Colorado voters were duped into legalizing recreational marijuana
Dr. Christian Thurstone, an associate professor of psychiatry at CU and also a medical director of the state's largest adolescent-substance addiction-treatment program weighs in on young people and addiction.
The Gazette3/24/2015
Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness
"I agree that this is an understudied issue," says James O. Hill, the executive director of the University of Colorado's Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and the co-founder of the National Weight-Control Registry (NWCR).
The Atlantic3/23/2015
If You're Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?
"What does it mean to a patient when you say it's OK to stop taking a medication?" asks Dr. Jean Kutner, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado's Anschutz School of Medicine and lead author of the study. She and her colleagues realized they didn't know whether it's safe for people with a terminal illness to stop statins.
Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals Found throughout Great Lakes
“In terms of effects, these alkylphenols are just one subset of compounds that add up to produce adverse effects,” said Alan Vajda, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Colorado. “A little alkylphenol, a little estrogenic birth control … they all add up.”
Scientific American3/23/2015
Study: Vitamin D won't help with high blood pressure
Associate professor at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Dr. Sunny Linnebur appeared on 9NEWS Saturday morning to discuss the issue. Dr. Linnebur says the study found that vitamin D is not effective for lowering blood pressure, but it is still safe to take for other conditions like fractures and falls.
9 News3/21/2015
Ask Well: Whiter Teeth
In a 2014 review of tooth whitening studies, Clifton Carey, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, warned that fillings that are designed to match the tooth’s color might get more yellow after even drugstore whiteners. Or, if teeth get whiter, and a filling doesn’t, it might stand out.
New York Times3/20/2015
If You Want to Understand What's Become of the Music Industry, Look At SXSW
"Because of the declining sales in the music industry, you almost can't blame an artist [for doing] something that 20 years prior would be unheard of, and that is have a brand sponsor," Storm Gloor, a music business professor at the University of Colorado Denver, told Mic.
Experts: Rare fetal abduction cases can involve suspects who are grieving, obsessed
Kevin Everhart, an associate clinical teaching professor at the University of Colorado's Denver campus, said he wondered if Lane was still grieving the 2002 drowning death of her 19-month-old son at her home in Pueblo. "I start with the adage, 'Hurt people hurt people,'" Everhart said. "While I don't know this particular individual, I'm wondering if she's had complicated grief over the years and hasn't really worked through that loss.
Daily Camera3/19/2015
New Targeted Treatments Extend the Lives of Patients with Deadly Cancers
New and experimental drugs are extending the lives of people with the deadliest forms of cancer. At the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora, Dr. Ross Camidge leads clinical trials for lung cancer, which kills more people each year than breast cancer, colon cancer and pancreatic cancer combined.
I-News Network3/18/2015
Iron Pour – High-temperature art
Sparks will fly this Friday, as University of Colorado Denver students host a public Iron Pour – a performance event that showcases the art of iron cast sculpting. At the Iron Pour, members of the CU Denver College of Arts & Media Sculpture Program will heat scrap metal to around 2,300-degrees and then pour the molten metal into molds that they have sculpted over the past year.
North Denver News3/17/2015
‘Troubling’ Use of Solitary in Federal Prisons
“This is a very troubling report,” said Dr. Jeffrey Metzner, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, who has been assessing correctional mental health systems for over 30 years.
The Crime Report3/16/2015
The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need
"It's a child's job to learn to eat what the parents eat," says Ellyn Satter, a registered dietitian and the author of Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. Instead of the all-or-nothing scenario, offer a variety of foods at mealtime: the main course, plus rice or pasta, a fruit or vegetable, and milk.
Real Simple3/16/2015
How Far Would You Go to Save Your Child?
According to Realm of Caring, cofounded by Charlotte's mom, Paige, data on the oil's effects comes mostly from parent reports. Better info should be available soon, says the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Edward Maa, M.D., who's overseeing the nation's first observational clinical trial on it: "From what we know, it appears to be safe. But we need more data."
Good Housekeeping3/15/2015
Aurora, CU Anschutz step up for Comitis, city's only homeless shelter
Officials with the Comitis Crisis Center in north Aurora reached out to its neighbors in the city and on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and asked if they could get the word out about an emergency food drive.
Denver Post3/12/2015
EPMC Brings CU Wellness Assessment and State of Slim to Estes Park
“Seeing the Wellness Assessment and State of Slim program being implemented in Estes Park, is a great first step in the powerful collaborative relationship we are developing with Estes Park Medical Center,” said James O. Hill, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.
Trail Gazette3/11/2015
Healthy Kids survey becomes parental rights battleground
For viable results, the state needs an overall response rate of 60 percent, said Arnold Levinson, director of the University of Colorado Denver's Community Epidemiology and Program Evaluation, the state's research partner.
Denver Post3/11/2015
Did Denver Police Really Shoot Jessie Hernandez Out of Self-Defense?
Lonnie Schaible, an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs Criminal Justice at CU Denver, says it's not uncommon for a DA to shy away from prosecuting police officers who claim self-defense, since it's a pretty universal policy to allow the use of lethal force if the officer feels his or her life is being threatened.
Advertainment' is on the rise in pop music, says CU Denver study (Slideshow)
That's the finding of a new University of Colorado Denver study that analyzed 1,583 top 30 Billboard songs from 1960 to 2013 and found a steep increase in "advertainment," a term used to describe product placement and brand name dropping in music.
Denver Business Journal3/10/2015
Colorado researcher hopes to change the face of veteran care with service dogs
Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello is a researcher at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus who founded Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors.
ABC 7 News3/9/2015
Can medical marijuana ease Parkinson's symptoms?
Dr. Maureen Leehey, a professor of neurology at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, is leading the study. About 5 percent of her patients are using marijuana to medicate themselves, she says, and reporting a reduction in tremors and anxiety. Leehey is studying the use of cannabidiol through the Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program.
Colorado Public Radio3/9/2015