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Drug Stops 2nd Heart Attack, Stroke

A cholesterol-lowering drug reduces the chance of heart attacks and strokes in patients who've recently suffered an attack, CU scientists say.

Marijuana Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Problems

People with type 1 diabetes may be more likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use marijuana, a CU study shows.

CPR on Women Less Likely

Bystanders are much less likely to perform CPR on a woman than a man, a CU study shows.

CDC Criticized for Polio-Like Illness Response

A CU physician who advises the CDC is one of many doctors unhappy with the agency's handling of a polio-like illness that is paralyzing children.

Clues to Muscle Degeneration

CU researchers have found that muscle-building proteins hold clues to the development of ALS and muscle degeneration.

Transferring Young Patients to Adult Care

Just 15 percent of youths receive help from their health care providers when transferring to adult care, according to a CU researcher.

Space Babies A Year Apart

Older women need to have babies at least a year apart to avoid endangering their own health and that of their children, a CU physician says.

Chemical, Biological Attack Resource

The neurologic effects and treatment options for exposure to biologic and chemical agents are outlined in a newly published article by CU neurologists who collaborated with military physicians.

Chair of Orthopedics Named

Evalina Burger, MB ChB, MMed, an expert spine surgeon and accomplished administrative leader, has been named chair of the CU Department of Orthopedics, effective Nov. 1, 2018.

Home Care for Knee Replacement Helps in Recovery

CU researchers have conducted one of the first full-scale studies to assess the effectiveness of in-home physical therapy care for patients who have had knee replacement surgery.

Kids' Gut Bacteria Predicts Obesity

Gut microbiota in toddlers can help identify children who will become obese as they grow, a CU researcher says.

Grants to Fight Opioid Addiction

A grant will help fund a UCHealth program that is treating opioid addicts with Suboxone, which helps ward off the horrible side effects of the addiction so they can wean themselves off the drugs.

Genetic Link in Lung Ailments

An international research team led by CU has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Marijuana Lasts for Weeks in Breast Milk

A CU study shows that traces of marijuana can be found in breast milk for weeks after the mother smokes the drug.

Life-changing Shift for CF Patients

A new drug cocktail could immensely improve symptoms for cystic fibrosis patients, a CU doctor says.