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Seek out Good Fats

Eating fat doesn't make you fat, but it can make you unhealthy if you eat the wrong kind, a CU expert says.

Should You Eat Before Exercise?

You'll burn more calories if you fast before doing cardio, a CU researcher says, but that doesn't work well for everyone.

Junior-Senior Research Pairings

A CU program to pair junior and senior researchers has increased the number of grants awarded.

Staph Infection Vaccine Study

University of Colorado Hospital is testing a vaccine to prevent deadly staph infections.

Link Between West Nile and Memory Loss

CU researchers say inflammation is the cause of memory loss in the most severe cases of West Nile virus.

Pet Pen-Pal Program

Cancer patients at Children's Hospital Colorado heal better if they can develop a friendship with a dog who has had a similar illness.

Memorial Hospital Welcomes Residents

CU residents will train at Memorial Hospital for the first time in the Colorado Springs hospital's history.

Medical Care for Impovrished

A CU physician offers free health care to the homeless and uninsured in encampments around the metro area.

New Respect for Concussions

Kids with sports head injuries used to be back in the game without much delay. Parents and doctors are taking concussions much more seriously now.

Gunshot Wounds Grow Deadlier

Gunshot wounds at Denver Health are more severe than they were a decade ago, a CU study shows.

Interstate Medical Licensure

A new law will allow out-of-state physicians to more easily practice in Colorado and help patients in rural and underserved areas.

Prepare for Alzheimer's Disease

A cure for Alzheimer's remains elusive, so CU researchers say it's best to take steps to prevent and prepare for the disease.

Kitchen Garden at UCH

University of Colorado Hospital has devoted 1,500-square-feet of garden space to growing vegetables for patient meals.

Mentally Ill Need Lipid Tests

People suffering from severe mental illness die decades earlier than their peers and could benefit from lipid screening to prevent illness, a CU study says.

High Cancer Mortality Rate for Minorities

A study by a CU med student shows that young Hispanics and African Americans are more likely to die from cancer than their white counterparts.