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Why B12 Is Important

A B12 deficiency is dangerous, but too much can be toxic, a CU physician says.

Children's Pioneers Child Cancer Treatment

Children's Hospital Colorado is one of a handful of hospitals to use a new immunotherapy treatment for a common form of cancer.

Climate Change Impacts Disease

Climate change spurs outbreaks of infectious diseases like malaria, dengue fever and Zika, CU researchers say.

Free Eating Disorder Questionnaire

CU eating disorder researchers have developed a procedure that takes detailed patient questionnaires and generates a fast, standardized score for mental health professionals.

Egg Supply Not Fertility Related

A low supply of ovarian eggs is not an indication that a woman will have fertility problems, doctors say.

When to Worry about Child Anxiety

“We are seeing more severely anxious adolescents coming through the door all the time,” says Benjamin Mullin, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “There’s no reason to be shy about asking for help.”

Marijuana Extract As Medicine

​A CU pediatrician welcomes the arrival of pharmaceutical-grade hemp-derived extracts to help children with epilepsy.

Poet's Brain Donated to CU Research

The family of an internationally known poet with Down syndrome has donated her brain to CU to help research linking Down syndrome to Alzheimer's disease.

Super-Charged Drugs

CU researchers say adding light activated particles to antibiotics might save the lives of patients infected with drug-resistent bacteria.

New Spina Bifida Fetal Repair Options

CU researchers have discovered a less invasive alternative to repairing spina bifida in utero using a new bioengineered gel to cover defects.

Brain Study Grant

CU researchers have won a $2 million grant allowing them to refine a unique microscope they have developed while expanding its use to other scientists across the country.

Bridges to Care Program Works

CU researchers have found that a community-based program aimed at high users of hospital emergency departments reduced ED visits and hospital admissions.

Bioengineering Infant Heart Patches

Using cells from a baby's own heart, CU researchers are creating patches to repair fatal heart defects that will grow along with the baby.

Cannabis Vs. Opioid Studay

​A CU study will compare the pain relief efficacy of vaporized cannabis and an opioid painkiller for patients with chronic back and neck pain.

Small Ways to Make Work Healthier

Biking to work is great for your health, but smaller measures like taking stairs and walking five minutes every hour make a big difference too, doctors say.