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How to Avoid the Plague

Plague is rare, often misdiagnosed and more likely to be spread by fleas on wildlife than by those on household pets, a CU doctor says.

Lightning Strike Training

Lightning strikes are rare, so the staff of UCH prepares for these unpredictable cases through realistics training exercises.

Surgery Successes at Fetal Center

A risky surgery at the Colorado Fetal Care Center proved helpful for a baby born with spina bifida.

Academic Affairs Chief Named

Peter Buttrick, MD, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Cardiology, has been named senior associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Six Categories of Drowning

There are six types of drowning - only one involves splashing and shouting. Learn how to recognize the other five.

Tap Water Improves Dental Health

Many Hispanic immigrants avoid drinking Denver's fluoridated tap water, leading to tooth decay especially among children.

Have Cost Talk with Doctor

Tell your doctor if you're concerned about the price of prescriptions or procedures to possibly lower costs.

Seven Healthy Protein Substitutes

A lot of vegetarian foods come packed with protein. A CU nutritionist says you just have to know where to look.

4 Workarounds for Needle Fears

About 40 percent of people fear needles, says a CU diabetes educator, but there are four new workarounds that can help.

Join the Mini Med School MOOC

Join Mini Med School's summer session and learn what your doctor and 20,000 other Coloradans who have taken this course know!

Unexpected Signs of Depression

Moving slowly or feeling fidgity? These are some of the lesser known signs of depression, a CU researcher says.

Protect Your Kids Online

Two CU physicians lay out what steps should you take to protect your children from online predators and bullying.

Mobile Stroke Unit

UCH new mobile stroke unit will help patients get faster treatment so they can recover more fully.

Girls, Boys Autism Symptoms Differ

Girls with autism often go undiagnosed longer because their symptoms can vary widely from those of boys.

Myth-Busting Food Fads

Is coconut oil healthy? Should we all go gluten-free? A Health & Wellness Center nutritionist debunks recent food trends.