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Housing for Guatemala Clinic

A new center will house our faculty and students volunteering at a health care clinic that helps the poor in rural Guatemala.

Implants to Combat Opioid Addiction

Implants offered at University of Colorado Hospital help addicts conquer opioid addiction.

A Place for the Homeless on Campus

Aurora plans to open a day shelter for the city's homeless in World War II-era barracks on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Tobacco Tax Will Save Lives

A proposal to triple the tobacco tax in Colorado will save lives if voters approve it, a Children's Hospital Colorado physician says.

Depression Common After Heart Surgery

Physicians should make sure patients know that depression commonly follows open-heart surgery, a CU doctor says.

Zika-Free Blood Transfusions

University of Colorado Hospital is the first in the state to use a new system to ensure Zika and other viruses are not passed along to patients.

Throw Away Cosmetics With Mercury

Mercury lurks in some cosmetics under the names calomel, mercurous chloride, mercuric and mercurio. The ingredients are dangerous- especially to unborn children, a CU scientist says.

Student Immersion in Community

Students and faculty will participate this month in Poverty Immersion in Colorado Springs which aims to help them understand the health care needs of the community.

Care for Hispanics with Type 1 Diabetes

A physician from Mexico is improving diabetes care for 800 Hispanic youngsters and their families at the Barbara Davis Center.

New Food Labels Show Added Sugars

New nutrition labeling will make eating healthy easier with additional categories like added sugar, a CU dietitian says.

EpiPen Price Spikes

The soaring cost of EpiPens means some patients with severe allergies cannot afford them, and researchers have cut back on their use.

Tobacco Tax Increase

A proposal to increase the tobacco tax by $1.75 per pack in Colorado would reduce smoking and help fund needed anti-smoking programs, CU faculty say.

Implants Curb Addictions

A CU addiction clinic plans to begin offering an implant that can curb craving and ease withdrawal symptoms from heroin and painkillers.

UCH Opens LGBTQ Clinic

University of Colorado Hospital has opened a clinic serving mental health needs of the LGBTQ community.

Seek out Good Fats

Eating fat doesn't make you fat, but it can make you unhealthy if you eat the wrong kind, a CU expert says.