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Late Start to Flu Season

The flu season is getting a late start, but this year's strain could be more serious than some others.

Overwhelmed by Opioids

Doctors in rural Colorado are dealing with an explosion of opioid addictions and have limited resources to help their patients.

Mysterious Marijuana Malady

Patients with a history of heavy, long-term marijuana use are appearing in Colorado emergency rooms complaining of intense pain and vomiting.

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

Heartbreak can be fatal, a CU cardiologist says. “People are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke in the month after the death of a loved one.”

Glycogen Measurement for Athletes

Technology developed by CU measures glycogen to help athletes configure individual food and exercise plans.

Work. Walk. Work.

Moving around at work every hour can improve your mood and your health, CU doctors say.

Is Your Metabolism Slow?

A breath test can determine how many calories your body burns at rest, a CU doctor says.

Pot Smoke Dangerous to Kids

Marijuana smoke may be more dangerous to children than cigarette smoke, a CU doctor says.

CU Leads Physical Activity Study

CU will be one of seven clinical centers nationwide to participate in a NIH initiative to improve understanding of molecular changes during physical activity.

Helmets Make for Safer Skiing

Ski injuries are much less severe if a child is wearing a helmet, CU researchers say.

Colorado Funds More Marijuana Studies

The state of Colorado is funding $2.35 million in marijuana studies to determine the drug's effects on health and behavior.

Humanities Studies for Pre-Med

The number of pre-med health humanities programs in the country has exploded, a CU research study shows.

Avoid E-Cigarettes Before Surgery

Smoke from e-cigarettes restricts circulation and hinders healing, a CU doctor says.

CU Program Aids Drug Addicts

Drug addicts in Denver jails can be selected to participate in a CU methadone clinic.

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.