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How to Prevent Arthritis

Arthritis in the knee is a common complaint, but it can be prevented and symptoms can often be managed.

Gluten Not a Culprit in Diabetes Onset

Gluten is safe for young children to eat, even if they are at high risk of type 1 diabetes, a CU researcher says.

Weekend Sleep Binges Are Unhealthy

People who try to catch up on sleep over the weekend tend to snack more, gain weight and could be more likely to develop diabetes, CU researchers say.

The Unpredictability of Shingles

Shingles, which can lie dormant for decades, can affect the body in surprising places including the intestines and arteries, and can cause strokes and possibly dementia.

Debt Follows Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Young adult cancer survivors struggle with money and work issues following treatment, a CU study shows.

Cannabis for Childhood Disorders

Parents are trying cannabis to ease their children's ailments when conventional drugs fail. Researchers weigh in on evidence for using the drug to treat seizures, autism, ADHD and pain.

Peanut Allergy Patch

Patches that deliver small doses of peanut to allergic kids were not as effective at reducing reactions as delivering small doses of peanut by mouth, a Children's Hospital Colorado doctor says.

CU Awarded Grant for Open Educational Resources

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in partnership with other campuses in the CU System has received a $60,000 award under the state’s Open Education Resources (OER) initiative.

Colorado's First Black Female Doctor

Colorado initially refused to give Justina Ford a medical license, but in time she cared for thousands of Coloradans and delivered more than 7,000 babies.

Autistic Kids Struggle with Sleep

Young children with autism have far more sleep problems than other kids, a CU researcher says.

Hundreds of Thousands Saved by Mammograms

A CU study shows that as many as 600,000 lives were saved through mammogram screenings and advances in breast cancer treatment.

Simple Ways to Test Your Health

If you can't climb four flights of stairs in under a minute, you need to improve your fitness. A CU doctor recommends 30 minutes of "breathlessness" a day.

Ban Vaping Indoors

Twice as many teens use e-cigarettes in Colorado as in any other state. Children's Hospital Colorado wants the state to ban indoor vaping public spaces.

Sleep and Insulin Levels Linked in Kids

Kids who are short on sleep may stand a higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes and other health problems, a Children's Hospital Colorado study shows.

Cancer Rates Drop Drastically

A CU lung cancer specialist says cancer rates dropped significantly in the last quarter century because of lifestyle changes, research and better treatment.