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Copeptin Levels in Diabetics

Type 1 diabetes patients with elevated albumin in their urine had three times the risk of life-threatening kidney and cardiac disease as those with normal levels, CU researchers say.

Mental Health Therapy for New Mothers

Self-harm was the leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in Colorado from 2004 to 2014, ahead of car crashes, medical conditions and homicide, CU researchers say.

Hospital Handoffs Can Be Deadly

CU researchers have found higher mortality rates among hospitalized patients during routine transitions of care from one medical resident to another.

CU Opens Guatemala Birthing Center

A new birthing center in Guatemala will be staffed by local attendants trained by CU physicians and health care providers.

Get Up and Move

Short bursts of activity help mood and energy levels of people with otherwise sedentary lives, CU researchers say.

Oxygen Treatment May Not Benefit

Oxygen use does not boost survival for most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and moderately low levels of blood oxygen, CU researchers say.

Diabetes, Smoking Make Deadly Combination

Smokers with diabetes are twice as likely to die an early death than smokers who don't have the disease, CU researchers say.

Nutrient Rich Purple Potatoes

A newly developed and nutrition-dense purple potato could prevent diseases including cancer, heart disease and cataracts.

Prescription Price Disparities

Physicians need to pay attention to the cost patients pay for prescription drugs, which can fluctuate wildly depending on the pharmacy.

Vitamin D Eases Lung Infections

High doses of vitamin D lower the odds of respiratory illness in older patients in long-term care facilities.

Genetic Link to Rare Heart Disease

A strong association between a genetic mutation and a rare kind of heart muscle disease has been discovered by researchers at CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Cholesterol-Lowering Injections

A new type of medicine lowers bad LDL cholesterol, but a CU doctor says more studies will show whether it actually prevents heart attacks and strokes.

Post-Election Stress Disorder

Chances are, you have post-election stress disorder. A CU psychologist offers some coping tips.

Pedestrian Bridge To New VA

Veterans advocates propose a pedestrian bridge linking the new light rail stop with the soon-to-be-open VA medical campus at Anschutz Medical Campus.

Bionic Eye Implant

A bionic eye implant at UCHealth Eye Center has restored vision to a Kansas man who had been blind for more than 50 years.