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Overcoming barriers to physical activity for African-American women

African-American women

AURORA, Colo. (July 23, 2014) - A study conducted by the Center for African American Health and the Center for Women’s Health Research finds that African American women whose hairstyle is affected by perspiration may avoid physical activity altogether.

High school lacrosse players at risk for concussions and other injuries

High school lacrosse players

AURORA, Colo. (July 22, 2014) - With over 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more and more are being exposed to injuries during practice and competition, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Study shows widespread oral health problems among Navajo

Terry Batliner, DDS

AURORA, Colo. (July 8, 2014) -A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health show that despite modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indian overall.

Partnership to increase awareness of autism in adults

AURORA, Colo. - While much focus is paid to children with autism, the CU School of Medicine’s JFK Partners is collaborating with The Autistic Global Initiative to increase awareness of the growing population of adults with autism.

CU researcher helps Type 1 diabetics sleep better

Sleeping child

AURORA, Colo. (May 12, 2014) New research could soon make it easier for people with type 1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep. Very low blood-sugar levels can cause seizures or even, in rare cases, death.

Statins given early decrease progression of kidney disease


AURORA, Colo. (May 8, 2014) - A CU School of Medicine study shows that pravastatin, a common treatment for high cholesterol, also slows down the growth of kidney cysts in children and young adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

A family’s loss turns into a message about drug interactions

Geremi Boom received the first JP Prescription Drug Awareness Foundation scholarship

AURORA, Colo. (May 5, 2014) - A family that lost a loved one to a combination of prescription drugs is working with University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CU SSPPS) to prevent similar deaths.

Extreme Weight Loss begins at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

AURORA, Colo. (April 21, 2014) - The ABC Television Network will air 13 two-hour episodes of the hit series “Extreme Weight Loss,” a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss transformations.

2014 hPod Health Professions Opportunity Day

Young students get hands-on experience in health care

AURORA, Colo. (April 17, 2014) - More than 200 young students participated in the 2014 Health Professions Opportunity Day at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

CU researchers unraveling what’s behind the sniffles

Blowing nose

AURORA, Colo. (April 11, 14) – Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments – the runny nose. Understanding the cause could lead to a cure.

Burden of diabetic ketoacidosis still unacceptably high

Blood sugar test

AURORA, Colo. (March 31, 2014) - Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening but preventable condition, remains an important problem for youth with diabetes and their families.

Bioscience 2 Opening: A new idea, a new building

ANSCHUTZ, Colo. (March 26, 2014) - A new venture next to the Anschutz Medical Campus will take the unusual step of combining research, business and education under one roof.

Research breakthrough explores severity of autism symptoms

AURORA, Colo. (March 24, 2014) – The same gene family that may have helped the human brain become large and complex also is linked to the severity of autism, research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shows.

Parents matter more than they think in how their children eat

Family dinner

AURORA, Colo. (March 17, 2014) - A new study by a researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows that parents influence how much children eat more than they may think.

Racial disparities in childbirth more environmental than genetic


DENVER (March 13, 2014) A new study investigating racial disparities in birth outcomes shows that contrary to some theories Vitamin D is unlikely to play a role in differences in preterm birth and low birth weight between African-Americans and whites.

March is Dress in Blue Month

Fox Fox31’s Good Day Colorado 'Dress in Blue'

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (March 12, 2014) - The month of March is set aside for colorectal cancer awareness.

Breakthrough drug on fast-track to help leukemia patients

Dan Pollyea, MD, MS talking to Senator Michael Bennet

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2014) - A University of Colorado researcher leads a national clinical trial for new leukemia treatment. The approach works so well the federal government put it on a fast track to approval.

Leading experts to discuss new marijuana laws and public health

Cannabis leaf

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2014) – Leading experts in a variety of public policy and medical fields will hold a symposium next month to discuss the medical and societal implications of Colorado’s new marijuana laws.

Give Kids a Smile Day at School of Dental Medicine

DDS student Yoon with patient

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2014) - For a dozen years, young smiles have been brightened at the CU School of Dental Medicine (SDM) as part of the annual Colorado Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile Day - most recently on Feb. 7.

Hands-on experience for Skinner Middle School students at CU Anschutz

College 4 YOU students at the School of Dental Medicine

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2014) - A group of middle school students recently got a 'hands-on' opportunity to use real equipment to perform dental procedures and see how other of the latest medical equipment is used.

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