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Medical School Grad in Space

CU School of Medicine alum Kjell Lindgren has joined the International Space Station after a successful lift-off in Kazakhstan.

7 Things Your Hair Can Tell You

Pay attention to your hair because changes can reveal health issues, says a CU physician.

Whooping Cough Vaccine for Adults

Adults who come in contact with young children should be vaccinated for whooping cough to avoid spreading the sometimes fatal disease, a CU doctor says.

9 Must-Have Foods

Our CU nutritionist Michelle Cardel recommends keeping these nine foods at home for tasty, healthy and interesting snacks and meals.

Time-Release Medical Marijuana

A local company has created an extended-release marijuana pill that works for 12 hours, but a CU physician says users need to be careful.

West Nile Virus Season

Eighty percent of people exposed to West Nile are asymptomatic, says a CU physician who is trying to find a way to prevent brain injury in those it affects.

Childhood Obesity Prevention Steps

Obesity is easier to prevent than cure, and new guidelines can guide families toward healthy lifestyles.

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.