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First Marijuana Death

The death of an infant appears to be the first ever to be attributed to marijuana exposure, Colorado doctors say.

Bias Against Poor Countries' Research

Researchers show bias against studies done in poor nations, and that could mean missing out on frugal innovations, a CU surgeon says.

Drink More Coffee

CU researchers say every cup of coffee you drink helps reduce risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary heart disease.

Readmission Reduction and MortalityRates

A program to reduce hospital readmission rates may be causing an uptick in mortality rates, researchers from CU and other institutions say.

Tobacco Use Climbs

Thanks to e-cigarettes, tobacco use is climbing in the U.S. even while the rate of cigarette smoking declines, a CU doctor says.

Failing Heart Failure Patients

Cardiologists need to better counsel their patients about palliative care and end-of-life options, doctors say.

'Timed Up-and-Go' Frailty Test

Surgeons are using a movement test to predict how well elderly patients will rebound from surgery.

How to Improve In Vitro Fertilization

Fresh rather than frozen donor eggs are more likely to lead to pregnancy, a CU researcher says.

Treat Frostnip Carefully

Frostnip - the precursor to frostbite - should be treated with care, a CU physician says.

CU Developed Shingles Vaccines

CU researchers developed both the new, more effective shingles vaccine, and the older one, too.

Medicine As a Team Sport

It’s no longer true “that you’re a sole cowboy out there, saving the patient on your own,” says Mark Earnest, head of CU Department of Internal Medicine.

Legalized Marijuana Study

CU has received a $5.5 million grant to study health and social consequences of legalizing recreation marijuana.

Treating Melanoma Subtypes

Treatments should differ between melanoma caused by sun-exposure and those caused by genetic changes, a CU researcher says.

Why B12 Is Important

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

Resistance to Intervention for Developmental Delays

​One in four children eligible for early intervention for developmental delays did not get enrolled in programs, a CU study shows.