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Crazy for Avocados

Americans love avocado, maybe a little too much, a CU doctor says.

8 Foods Cardiologists Avoid

Heart doctors tend to avoid certain foods to prevent cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for American men and women.

Children's Donates Food

Children's Hospital Colorado is the first major Colorado donor to Copia, which reduces food waste by matching donors with groups serving people in need.

Independence for Veterans

A coalition of caregiving groups and researchers is helping create independence for veterans in rural Colorado.

Studies Back Coffee Drinking

A huge British study reinforces an earlier CU study that shows coffee drinkers live longer.

Treatment Challenges for Kids with Diabetes

Two approved treatments for children with type 2 diabetes do not slow the progression of the disease, researchers say.

Coal Dust Monitoring for Miners' Health

Black lung disease continues to plague coal mine workers, and a CU doctor says more research will help better determine risk factors.

Walk and Think Concussion Test

A CU researcher says asking athletes to spell a word backward while walking could help determine whether they have a concussion.

Research Trial for Eczema Drug

CU physicians are heading up a research trial to test a new drug to treat moderate to severe eczema.

Acupuncture Not Opioids

A patient traded in opioids for treatment at UCHealth Integrative Medicine Center to learn how to deal with his pain.

Epilepsy Warning for Incredibles 2

Portions of the film Incredibles 2 could cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy, a CU doctor says. Warning signs are now posted outside theaters.

Pain More Intense for Marijuana Users

Marijuana users report more intense pain following traumatic injury, a new study shows, and a CU physician agrees, saying burn victims who regularly use pot need much higher doses of opioids.

EndCan to End Abuse

Former CU medical school dean Richard Krugman, MD, and a former patient who was kidnapped and assaulted as a child have established a center to support research, training and prevention of child abuse.

Funds for Advance Care Planning Training

A grant to CU, in partnership with The Denver Hospice, will expand an Advance Care Planning Volunteer Certification Program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Schulick Named Director of CU Cancer Center

Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, a renowned cancer surgeon and accomplished administrative leader, has been named director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center to lead a $100 million investment in the program over the next five years.