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Challenges to Medical Marijuana Research

Studies of marijuana use to treat inflammatory bowel disease are hampered by a lack of scientific evidence, public perception of the drug’s safety and legal prohibitions making it difficult to design research studies.

Polio-Like Illness Mainly Strikes Children

CU researchers are studying an enterovirus that may be related to a mysterious polio-like disease that has been affecting Americans, mainly children.

Regression Diagnosed in Down Syndrome

CU's Sie Center for Down Syndrome says regression is a common problem and but therapy can help patients regain their abilities.

Infants and Food Allergies

If your infant is at-risk of developing peanut or egg allergies, a CU physician recommends talking to a doctor before introducing food that could trigger an allergic reaction.

Children's Hospital Joins Consortium

Children's Hospital Colorado will share research and resources around genomic medicine to speed improvements in treating disease.

The Right Way to Use an Inhaler

Most kids with asthma don't use their inhaler correctly, a CU physician says.

Limb Restoration Program

A new multidisciplinary program at University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado helps patients with limb damage.

First Colorado Marijuana Trials

The first marijuana studies sponsored by the state of Colorado are investigating the drug's effect on Parkinson's and spine pain.

Can RA Be Stopped

A CU research trial is investigating whether medication given before rheumatoid arthritis sets in can prevent the disease's progression.

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Pot

Doctors say women should shun pot when pregnant because research about its effects is inconsistent and scant.

CU's Medical Miracles Book

Twenty current and former CU School of Medicine faculty members contributed to a collection of essays, Miracles We Have Seen – America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget.

Grant to Screen Diabetes, Celiac

The CU Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Program.

$1 Million Grant for Integrated Care

A $1 million grant to the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center will establish a technical assistance program for designing policies that help integrate behavioral health across healthcare.

Colorado Gun Shop Project

CU's Emmy Betz, MD, is working with Colorado gun shops to educate gun owners about suicide prevention.

Is Your School Ready for Allergies

Make sure your child's school knows what to do in the event of an allergic reaction, a CU doctor says.