On Alert for Enterovirus
Children's Hospital Colorado is watching for a resurgence of enterovirus D68, which infected young people around the country last year.
President's Scholars Reception
Top CU and School of Medicine leaders gathered on the Anschutz Medical Campus Wednesday evening to recognize medical students who have been awarded President’s Scholarships.
CU Sports Clinic Opens
CU physicians who have been helping CU Boulder athletes for many years will now assist athletes of all abilities at a new sports center in Boulder.
Lean Kids Eat Fish, Nuts
Kids who eat polyunsaturated fatty acids found in nuts, seeds and salmon have less body fat than others, CU researchers say.
Gun Safety Medical Talks
Physicians should improve the way they discuss firearm safety with patients by showing more respect for the viewpoints of gun owners, a CU faculty member writes.
Do Dogs Help Autistic Children
CU has received funding to study whether interacting with dogs can help young people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Clinic for Child Sex Disorders
About one in 2000 people are born with disorders in which their genetic sex doesn't match their anatomy. A clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado can help.
Help Cure Breast Cancer
Pregnant women and new mothers can help CU researchers cure breast cancer by volunteering for a one-time biopsy as part of a research trial.
Survival in the Wilderness
People who get lost in the wild often do things that make it harder for rescuers to find them, a CU emergency physician says.
Medical School Grad in Space
CU School of Medicine alum Kjell Lindgren has joined the International Space Station after a successful lift-off in Kazakhstan.
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Adults
Adults who come in contact with young children should be vaccinated for whooping cough to avoid spreading the sometimes fatal disease, a CU doctor says.
9 Must-Have Foods
Our CU nutritionist Michelle Cardel recommends keeping these nine foods at home for tasty, healthy and interesting snacks and meals.
Safer GI Test for Children
CU physicians say there's a safe and lower-cost way to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract of children.
Drug Abuse Affects Women's Brains
Women but not men suffer brain volume loss leading to behavioral issues after long-term stimulant abuse including cocaine and methamphetamine.
IV Therapy Popular for Athletes
Colorado athletes are choosing IV hydration therapy to help recover from or prepare for endurance events. But a CU doctor cautions that oral hydration is safer and as effective.
Time-Release Medical Marijuana
A local company has created an extended-release marijuana pill that works for 12 hours, but a CU physician says users need to be careful.
Girl's Research Published in Journal
When 12-year-old Gaby Zane learned that children can't bring a stuffed animal with them into surgery because of fears of infection, she divised an experiment to change that.
West Nile Virus Season
Eighty percent of people exposed to West Nile are asymptomatic, says a CU physician who is trying to find a way to prevent brain injury in those it affects.
Tracking Weight Loss Successes
Anschutz Medical Campus helps maintain a registry of 10,000 people who have lost a lot of weight and kept it off so researchers can understand the keys to their success.
Wound Care Study Uses Stem Cells
The School of Medicine is teaming up with a Singapore biomedical company to begin a study using stem cells to treat diabetic wounds.
How to Avoid the Plague
Plague is rare, often misdiagnosed and more likely to be spread by fleas on wildlife than by those on household pets, a CU doctor says.
New Grant for Heart Health
A $14.8 million grant to CU will help primary care practices use the latest medical evidence to improve the heart health of hundreds of thousands of people in Colorado and New Mexico.
Academic Affairs Chief Named
Peter Buttrick, MD, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Cardiology, has been named senior associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dangers of Overtraining
Amateur athletes can easily overtrain and experience fatigue and injury, says our sports performance expert.
Lightning Strike Training
Lightning strikes are rare, so the staff of UCH prepares for these unpredictable cases through realistics training exercises.
Funds for Reorganizing Research
A Colorado congresswoman helps launch a national effort to find new ways to finance research and make up for lack of funding.
New Cholesterol Guidelines
Robert Eckel, MD, discusses the new cholesterol guidelines and what they mean for health care providers.
Research Lacking in TB Cases
A CU researcher says treatment for drug-resistant TB is toxic and harmful to patients because of lack of good research into a better options.
IUDs Safe for New Mothers
A new study shows that IUDs can safely be inserted immediately after childbirth to reduce unintended pregnancies.
Six Categories of Drowning
There are six types of drowning - only one involves splashing and shouting. Learn how to recognize the other five.
Altitude's Impact on SIDS
Infants who live at high altitude have a greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome, a CU study shows.
Extreme Athletes Defy Stereotypes
A CU study shows that most BASE jumpers have witnessed a death or catastrophic injury of a fellow jumper. But a new study shows that these same athletes are not impulsive thrill-seekers.
Race Affects Heart Risks in Women
A new study indicating that black and white women have different risk factors for heart disease shows how much more research is needed globally, a CU researcher says.
Light Drinking Damages Teen Brain
The brains of teens who drank "normal" amounts showed shrinkage in the areas affecting learning, emotional development and self-control, a CU psychiatrist says.
Have Cost Talk with Doctor
Tell your doctor if you're concerned about the price of prescriptions or procedures to possibly lower costs.
Join the Mini Med School MOOC
Join Mini Med School's summer session and learn what your doctor and 20,000 other Coloradans who have taken this course know!
Protect Your Kids Online
Two CU physicians lay out what steps you should take to protect your children from online predators and bullying.
Mobile Stroke Unit
UCH new mobile stroke unit will help patients get faster treatment so they can recover more fully.
The True Cause of Obesity
Is the soft drink/fast food industry misleading the public by blaming sedentary lifestyles instead of diet for the obesity epidemic?
Myth-Busting Food Fads
Is coconut oil healthy? Should we all go gluten-free? A Health & Wellness Center nutritionist debunks recent food trends.
Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine
CU researchers say a clinical study on children shows promise for a vaccine that could prevent type 1 diabetes.
50 Years of Service
CU's JFK Partners is celebrating 50 years of helping children with developmental disabilities through research, and clinical services and training.
Research Links Diseases
CU's Tim Byers, MD, MPH, says researchers need to study the link between cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Fitness Plan for Retirees
Aging Baby Boomers are preparing for retirement by getting physically fit, says James Hill, executive director of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.
Genomic Sequencing Neighbor Moves In
An Indian company that has developed a genetic sequencing test that analyzes cancer tumors and provides potential treatment options has moved its U.S. headquarters next to campus.
Communication Challenges for Gen Z
The heavily wired Gen Z generation may be the most socially underdeveloped in centuries, says a Children's Hospital Colorado psychologist.
Repairing Grizzly Bear Damage
A Wyoming rancher has undergone a series of reconstructive surgeries to repair his face after a grizzly bear attack.
Burning Mouth Syndrome
A CU professor says Burning Mouth Syndrome is common in postmenopausal women and can have different causes.
A team from the Anschutz Medical Campus won the top prize in the Innovations Competition at the Society of Hospital Medicine meeting in Washington, D.C., in late March.
Breast Cancer Research Gift
A $1.5 million gift from the Connor Family Foundation will help CU researchers find treatments for young women with breast cancer.
Stronger Warning for Indoor Tanning
The U.S. Surgeon General should declare that indoor ultraviolet radiation tanning causes skin cancer, according to an article published today by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Confused about all the conflicting cholesterol reports? You're not alone, a CU researcher says.
New Model for Neural Connections
Brain activity affects the way the developing brain connects neurons, and a study by CU researchers suggests a new model for understanding that process.
Gates Center Opens
The new Gates Biomanufacturing Facility will accelerate scientific discoveries to reach patients quicker.
Kappler Named Interim Director
John Kappler, PhD, has been named Interim Scientific Director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes n the School of Medicine.
Genetic Link to Leukemia
CU scientists have discovered a gene mutation that increases the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Patients Benefit from Better Communication
Coordinating patient care between hospitals and primary-care physicians is a significant challenge due to poor communication and gaps in information-sharing strategies, CU research shows.
Discontinue Statins for Terminal Illness
Discontinuing statin use in patients with terminal illnesses may help improve patients’ quality of life without causing other adverse health effects, CU research shows.
Your Diabetes Risk
What is your risk of becoming part of the nation's diabetes crisis? Take a quick quiz to find out.
Mass Grave Photos on Display
Photos from a mass grave found outside the Colorado Insane Asylum are on display at the Anschutz Medical Campus Fulginiti Pavilion.
UCH Chief Retires
The longtime president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital has announced his retirement.
Rehab for Elite Athletes
The CU CeDAR Ascent Program is the first in the nation designed specifically to help elite athletes kick addiction problems.
Open Patient Medical Records
Patients suffer less worry and confusion if they're allowed to see their own medical records while hospitalized.
Cholesterol and the Eggman
Research on an 88-year-old man who ate 25 eggs a day proves that our bodies process cholesterol differently.
Comparing Vaccination Rates
Colorado and Utah have similar laws concerning childhood vaccines, but different attitudes toward enforcement mean that far fewer Colorado children are vaccinated.
Parents Delaying Vaccinations
Pediatricians are facing increasing pressure from some parents who want to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule, a CU researcher says.
Pre-Health Majors Boom
Hundreds of CU Denver students are joining the pre-health ranks in hopes of becoming doctors or nurses.
Snow Shoveling Tips
Think you know how to shovel snow? Check these tips to avoid hurting yourself.
Vaccine Reminders Work
Childhood immunization rates would improve with a centralized notification system that reminded families when immunizations were due, CU researchers say.
Chicken Pox, Shingles Link
A CU study links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly, called giant cell arteritis.
Treating Allergies, Asthma
Researchers have discovered more than 30 genes that have strong effects on Immunoglobulin E (IgE), allergies and asthma.
Doctors Recommend Massage
Patients with cancer, heart problems and other major ailments can benefit from a medical massage, a CU physician says.
RNA Research Breakthrough
CU researchers have found an RNA structure-based signal that spans billions of years of evolutionary divergence between different types of cells.
Pulmonary Hypertension Grant
A $10.2 million, four-year federal grant will support a lung bank to improve research opportunities into the causes and potential treatments for lung disease.
Personalized Medicine Chief Named
Kathleen Barnes, PhD, has been named head of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine in the CU Department of Medicine.
Driving Richard Home
A widow tells of the journey to bring home the ashes of her husband, who had donated his body to CU School of Medicine students.
Inevitable Measles Outbreak
Fewer kindergartners are vaccinated for measles in Colorado than any other state, which means we can expect a large outbreak of the disease, a CU pediatrician says.
Heart Valve Registry
A recently created national registry for noninvasive heart valve treatments serves as a model for improving patient care.
The February Fall-Off
New year's resolutions often start to wane by February, but CU's Holly Wyatt, MD, says the right mindset can reverse the slide.
The IUD Returns
IUDs are making a comeback among young women looking for a reliable, safe, long-term birth control option.
Post-Super Bowl Regrets
Addiction centers see an upswing in calls for help following the Super Bowl each year because of the event's heavy drinking traditions.
Krugman Conference Hall Dedicated
School and campus leaders, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday to dedicate the newly renamed Richard D. Krugman Conference Center on campus.
Does eating breakfast help you lose weight? Having sex? Eating chocolate? A CU nutritionist debunks some popular myths.
Research into Older Drivers
CU will take part in a large research study to learn how to help the rapidly growing legion of older drivers.
Possible Muscle Weakness Therapies
CU School of Medicine researchers say they have found potential therapies for a condition that can delay sitting, crawling and walking in certain infants.
End of Life Drug Research
Should doctors advocate removing some medicines when patients are terminal? CU's Jean Kutner, MD, says research indicates that it's worth discussing.
The Great Cupcake Debate
Should schools prohibit cupcakes and other sugar-laden foods? CU's James O. Hill encourages moderation.
High Cost of Psoriasis
The annual U.S. cost of psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, is estimated to be between $112 billion and $135 billion in 2013.
How Active Should Kids Be
Kids should get one hour of exercise each day; triple that for preschoolers, says a CU pediatrician.
New Medicine Dean
John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, has been named the next dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University’s vice chancellor for health affairs, effective April 1, 2015.
Fewer Prescriptions Written
Colorado doctors are writing fewer prescriptions and are signing up for a program that helps them monitor patients' prescription history.
Remote Flu Diagnosis
Using telemedicine to diagnose the flu allows sick patients to stay in bed and away from waiting rooms where they might spread germs.
Fight Disease through Research
Research can help fight new infectious diseases like Ebola but funding has dwindled in the past decade, a CU professor says.
Marijuana Research Approved
CU researchers were awarded six grants to study marijuana including trials comparing marijuana to Oxycodone and another to test its effect on irritable bowel syndrome.
Are some carbohydrates healthier than others? A CU physician says new studies contradict older ones.
Outsmarting Holiday Weight Gain
Gaining weight over the holidays isn't the problem. It's the fact that we never lose those pounds. Dr. Holly Wyatt says it doesn't have to be that way.
A $1.5 million gift from a CU professor who died 70 years ago will fund research at the CU Department of Orthopedics.
The Battle of Weight Regain
Maintaining weight loss is a battle most people lose, and the causes need further study, an NIH group led by a CU faculty member says.
Volunteers Improve Patient Moods
Hospitalized geriatric patients visited by trained volunteers experienced improvements in mood, orientation and calmness, a CU study has found.
New Drug Fights Melanoma
A melanoma diagnosis used to be a death sentence, but a recently approved drug has changed that.
Pot's Placebo Effect
Families with sick children are moving to Colorado for marijuana therapy, but a new study casts doubts on its effectiveness.
Easy Colon Cancer Test
An at-home colon cancer test may improve cancer detection and save lives, says a CU physician.
Define 'A Good Death'
"Caring for each other at the end of life is not unlike caring for each other throughout life: we experience pain, loneliness, we make difficult decisions ..." writes CU's Carey Candrian.
Marijuana Research Grants Awarded
Anschutz researchers received funding for six marijuana research studies including three to determine the effects of pot on young patients.
Childhood Skin Cancer Risks
Blue-eyed, red-haired children who take frequent waterside vacations have a higher risk of developing melanoma later in life, CU researchers have learned.
Surprise News on Coronary Disease
Patients with nonobstructive coronary disease are often sent home without treatment. But CU researchers say effects of ignoring the disease can be devastating.
CU School of Medicine
Students and faculty talk about what makes the CU School of Medicine one of the top programs in the country.
Parents get 940 Saturdays with their child between birth and adulthood. CU Pediatrician Harley Rotbart, MD, has found a way to help track them.
Lung Cancer Screens Save Lives
A CU physician says a proposal to provide annual low-dose CT scans Medicare patients likely to develop lung cancer will save lives.
Keep It or Toss It
They may pass the sniff test, but are they still good to eat? A CU nutritionist weighs in how long to hang on to 10 common foods found in most refrigerators.
University doctors are teaming up with researchers at Colorado State University to improve drugs and treatments for patients.
A New Type of Eating Disorder
A CU psychiatry fellow has developed a screening instrument to diagnose orthorexia nervosa, a disorder in which patients grow ill by becoming obsessed with healthy food.
Drug Blocks Overdoses
CU's CeDAR drug treatment program is distributing an inexpensive drug that stops overdoses from becoming fatal.
UCH Trains for Ebola
University of Colorado Hospital has a new isolation unit and is training staff to help patients with Ebola.
Cancer Survivorship Clinic
A University of Colorado Health survivorship clinic in Fort Collins helps cancer patients plan their life after treatment.
Eczema Treatment Side Effects
Patients suffering from eczema can develop a painful topical steroid addiction, but a CU physician says it's a rare side effect and that medicines do far more good than harm.
Top 10 in Safety
University of Colorado Hospital earned one of the nation's highest rankings in hospital safety, according to a new national report card.
CU Hosts Ebola Talks
Join us for two talks next weekabout the Ebola virus hosted by the Department of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado.
Medical Marijuana and Children
Early research results don't support claims that pot cures childhood epilepsy, say Children's Hospital Colorado doctors, who see more kids treated with pot than any other hospital.
Lung Disease Grant Awarded
A team of researchers led by David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, has been awarded a $7.9 million grant to search for better treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
VA to Establish Geriatric Center at Anschutz
The new Veteran's Administration campus next to campus will include a geriatric research, education and clinical center focusing on gender-related health care and obesity in aging adults.
Snap That Rash
Sending a photo of a skin lesion to a dermatologist for analysis may be almost as effective as an office visit, a CU researcher says. That's good news for patients in remote areas.
Why people exercise may prove to be the most important reason that some people stick with exercise while others quit, a CU researcher says.
Two Elected to IOM
James O. Hill, PhD, and Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, are now members of the Institute of Medicine, which recognizes their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Skin Disease Mortality Differs
The mortality rate is higher in developing countries for most disease with skin manifestations, like Ebola, a CU researcher says.
Transfusions for Ebola Patients
Blood transfusions from previously infected patients worked for West Nile sufferers. How affective are they in fighting Ebola?
Weak Link in Ebola Fight
UCH Chief of Infectious Diseases says Ebola transmission to health care workers most likely occurs when they discard their protective clothing after visiting a patient.
Boot Camp Vacation
Destination Boot Camp participants have traveled from around the country to join in on CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center's weeklong weight-loss vacations.
Nitrous Oxide for Labor Pains
UCH will become the first in the Rocky Mountain region to offer nitrous oxide - aka laughing gas - to women in labor.
Safer Pill for Heavy Women
CU researchers are developing a birth control pill designed to reduce side effects like bleeding and clots for heavy women.
New Conference Center for Anschutz
A new Hyatt Hotel and conference center will open early 2016 across from Anschutz Medical Campus to accommodate hospital and campus visitors and business meetings.
Plan for First US Carbon-ion Facility
With researchers in Japan and CSU, CU is studying building a carbon-ion radiation therapy center in Aurora to treat animals and people with deadly cancers.
CU's Baldness Remedy Inventor Dies
While working at CU School of Medicine in the early 1970s, Dr. Guinter Kahn helped develop a drug later marketed as Rogaine to grow hair.
More Boys with Eating Disorders
A CU physicians says a quarter of her patients in an eating disorders program are boys who suffer from an assortment of body image problems.
Blocking Cancer Growth
CU Cancer Center researchers have blocked the activity of a protein that drives cancer growth.
Schizophrenia Eight Ways
Genetic research shows there are eight distinct types of schizophrenia, each with their own symptoms and risk of onset.
Some CPR Videos Inaccurate
A CU physician cautions viewers to be selective with CPR videos because few show up-to-date instructions on the procedure.
Join Extreme Weight Loss Boot Camp
Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp at the Anschutz Health & Wellness Center is open to anyone who has 20 pounds or more to lose.
Big Plans for Fitzsimons
Restaurants, retail, a hotel and student housing could join the biotech and high tech companies planned for Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority north of campus.
Join Us at the Block Party
Join us for fun, facts and food at the Anschutz Medical Campus 2nd Annual Block Party. Food, booths, prizes and games!
Putting the Brakes on High Fat Diets
Don't jump to a high protein and fat diet based on one new study, says the head of CU's Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Other studies show different outcomes.
Anschutz Campus Keeping Its Promises
Seven years since CU took over the old Fitzsimons Army post, the university and partner hospitals are living up to expectations through patient care and research.
Closing in on Parkinson's Causes
School of Medicine researchers are closing in on cures and causes of Parkinson's disease, which appears to be linked to a common pesticide.
The September Asthma Epidemic
More students are admitted to the hospital for asthma attacks in September than in any other month, a Children's Hospital Colorado physician says.
Mom's Stress Can Hurt Baby
Poor women give birth to babies with high levels of stress hormones that could mean more serious diseases when the child is older.
Q-A with Dean Krugman
Richard Krugman, MD, reminisces about the bumpy road to the deanship and his accomplishments during his 24 years leading the School of Medicine.
Heads Up Football Works
A campaign to encourage athletes to keep their heads up while playing football helps prevent neck and spinal cord injuries, a CU doctor says.
Anschutz's Economic Impact
The Anschutz Medical Campus and downtown Denver campus brought $3.3 billion to the local economy in one year.
He Galloped Through Life
Friends and family of E. Chester (Chip) Ridgway, MD, MACP, gathered Friday to pay tribute to a man whose work is recognized around the world.
RA Protein for Alzheimer's
CU researchers say that a protein found in rheumatoid arthritis patients may reverse Alzheimer's disease.
Ebola Is Not Your Worry
Worried about infectious diseases? Choose the flu or whooping cough. "The likelihood of you getting Ebola is next to zero," says CU's Michelle Barron, MD.
E. Chester (Chip) Ridgway Memorial
A memorial event will be held in honor of E. Chester (Chip) Ridgway on Friday, August 8 at 2pm located in Education 2 – South, First Floor Auditorium.
Red Cross Building to Be Razed
The nearly century old Red Cross Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus will be replaced with a gazebo marking the historic site.
Cutting Hospital Waste
Hospitals are major waste producers, but University of Colorado Hospital has cut way back with recycling programs.
A Little Poison is Healthy
Foods like broccoli are healthy because they stress your body and cause it to produce antioxidants, says a CU endocrinologist.
Hairstyle as Exercise Barrier
Many African American women say that their keeping their hairstyle neat and clean is a factor in deciding whether to exercise.
UCH, Childrens Top Ranked
University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado, were ranked Colorado's best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report.
Cutting Corners to Help Underserved
A Missouri plan to use newly graduated medical doctors with no postgraduate training in underserved communities will not help the doctor shortage, a CU physician writes.
MDs Should Embrace YouTube
Doctors and other health advocates need to embrace social media to spread medical information to the public, a CU cancer researcher says.
Mom Gives Back to ICU
A woman whose son spent weeks in Children's Hospital Colorado intensive care has donated gift bags for other parents with sick infants.
Nurse Visits Help Babies
Low-income mothers and their first-born children who received home visits from nurses are less likely to die from preventable causes, CU research shows.
Road Tests for Older Drivers
Testing and rehabilitation for older drivers is available, but many physicians don't know about it, and insurance companies often don't pay, CU researchers say.
Alcohol Killing Coloradans
Alcohol is a factor in the death of one out of seven Coloradans - a statistic that sounds high but doesn't surprise CU addiction specialists.
Good Eating for Campers
There are easy and delicious recipes for campers who want to get out of the hot dog and hamburger rut, an Anschutz Health and Wellness nutritionist says.
Fitness Center a Step Above
Holly Wyatt, MD, says the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is unique in the country because of the services it offers.
New Plastic Surgery Clinic
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has a new plastic surgery clinic featuring CoolSculpting, Botox injections and other services.
Kennedy Named Pew Scholar
Matthew J. Kennedy, PhD, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early-career researchers to receive the honor this year.
Expensive Hep C Treatments
New hepatitis C treatment can cost $1,000 per pill, but a CU physician says patients should have access because it saves money in the long term.
No More Divert Hours at UCH
No emergency patients have been diverted from University of Colorado Hospital since the new Emergency Department opened in April 2013.
Nutrition Know-How for Doctors
Most physicians receive little education on diet, but at CU School of Medicine, nutrition classes have been added to all four years.
Amputee Support Group
University of Colorado Hospital welcomes amputees looking for support, education and solutions to problems like phantom limb pain.
Alzheimers Link Grows
The link between Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome is growing, a CU researcher says.
$9 Million for Marijuana Research
A CU doctor hopes to use some of Colorado's $9 million for marijuana research to look into whether pot can help people break drug addictions.
Aurora - Best Place for Women Workers
Aurora earned the top spot in the nation for women workers, who earn almost as much as men for doing the same jobs, thanks in part to Anschutz Medical Campus.
A Pivotal Fellowship for Krugman
Dean Richard Krugman, MD, reflects on his pivotal year as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C.
Viruses Spread through Mimicry
CU scientists have learned that certain viruses spread by taking on the shape of other RNA molecules and hijacking the cell.
Avoid Airplane Blood Clots
Sitting for long hours on an airplane can cause blood to clot in your legs. But a UCH physician says there are ways to prevent that from happening.
Attacking Lung Cancer as a Team
Patients at CU's Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic receive care from a team of health care workers who investigate the best approach to cure the disease.
Doctors Help Zoo Animals
CU physicians volunteer to help Denver Zoo primates who suffer from many of the same diseases that plague their human counterparts.
MDs and Drug Addiction
A UCH anesthesiologist says his addiction to Oxycodone highlights how vulnerable physicians are to prescription drug dependencies.
UCH Adds Patient Rooms
UCH will finish building out its new patient tower years ahead of schedule because of higher than expected patient volume.
Vaccine Reimbursement Issues
School-based influenza vaccine programs could be more effective if not limited by low rates of third-party reimbursement, CU research shows.
Pot-Related Auto Crashes Increase
The proportion of marijuana-positive drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Colorado has increased dramatically since 2009, CU researchers say.
Testing for Synthetic Drugs
CU toxicologists have developed a test to detect spice, a manufactured drug that has poisoned hundreds of people in Colorado.
New UCH Chief Named
Elizabeth Concordia, president of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hospital and Community Services Division, will become president and CEO of UCHealth.
Pot Hospitalizations Increase
UCH is admitting about one person every day for marijuana-related problems, mostly involving edibles, the head of the emergency department says.
Wine Protects Kidneys
A little wine prevents kidney disease in healthy patients and protects hearts of those with kidney disease. CU researchers say.
Squabbling Over New VA Campus
VA and House members disagreed on the VA's ability to run big construction projects like the large VA complex going up next to Anschutz Medical Campus.
How Plane Hitchhiker Survived
The boy who caught a ride in the wheelwell of a Boeing 767 had youth on his side and possibly lucky genetics, a CU altitude specialist says.
Pioneering Personalized Medicine
CU's new Center for Personalized Medicine and Biomedical Informatics saves lives by tailoring medical treatments to patients' DNA.
CU researchers may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.
Guatemala Clinic Opens
Banana workers and their families have a new medical facility staffed by CU doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives and students.
Health Careers for Kids
Dissecting cow eyeballs and suturing bananas were just some of the great activities for 200 kids interested in health care at hPod on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
School Clinic Supports Education
A community clinic staffed partly by Children's Hospital Colorado provides check-ups, dental care and immunizations for Aurora K-8 students.
Students Try CU Pot Program
A pioneering therapy model called Encompass is helping Adams City High School students caught intoxicated or using pot at school.
Zombie Cancer Cells
A cancer cell killed by chemotherapy doesn't necessarily stay dead, CU researchers have learned.
Medical Research Incubator Rises
Bioscience 2 on the Fitzsimons Life Science District will house CU's bioengineering graduate program and startup medical companies.
Anschutz Opens Doors to Neighbors
A $1 million grant to reach out to Anschutz Medical Campus neighbors will encourage healthy lifestyles and expand employment opportunities.
The Secret to Alligator Ears
A CU researcher says alligators' mysteriously good hearing is the result of air-filled channels connecting the middle ears - a trait similar to that of birds.
Extreme Weight Loss Series
Thirteen episodes of the Extreme Weight Loss TV series taped partially at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, will premiere May 27 on ABC.
MS and Marijuana
Marijuana in pill or spray form reduces MS symptoms, and many patients are using it, despite the lack of thorough research.
Exercise Prescribed for Cancer
CU Cancer Center physicians are prescribing exercise because patients who work out have fewer hospitalizations, tolerate treatments better and have improved outcomes.
Grant for Teens with Diabetes
A diabetes diagnosis can be tough for teens, but a $2.1 million grant to the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes will teach them how to manage the disease.
Deep Brain Stimulation Video
Neurosurgeons at University of Colorado Hospital help patients with Parkinson's and other neurological diseases through deep brain stimulation.
UCH Recommends Acupuncture
Cancer patients at UCH say acupuncture treatments are helping with recovery and mitigating side effects.
UCH Donation for Food Bank
UC Health has given $50,000 to Loveland Food Share, which makes sure clients get plenty of fresh produce and recipes on how to prepare it.
A Cure for Hep C
A new drug tested at University of Colorado Hospital can cure most patients with Hepatitis C within 12 weeks, researchers say.
The Workout Woe
Working out but not losing weight? It's a common complaint, but there might be a reason for it.
Fast-track Drugs Helping Patients
Leukemia patients in clinical trials at Anschutz are taking advantage of life-saving drugs made available by new federal legislation.
Marijuana and You
How does the legalization of marijuana affect you and your health? Attend a symposium with experts from CU and elsewhere.
Care-taking the Caregiver
Caregivers of cancer patients can learn stress reduction, problem solving and other skills at classes offered by CU Cancer Center.
Surviving Cancer Classes
Support classes for cancer survivors offered by University of Colorado Hospital and CU Cancer Center can help improve quality of life.
Springs Branch Offices Open
Leaders from the CU School of Medicine on Wednesday celebrated the opening of its branch in Colorado Springs at a ceremony in the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences at CU Colorado Springs.
Old Denver Campus Sold
The CU Board of Regents has agreed to sell the former 26 acrew CU medical campus at Ninth and Colorado to developers who plan to build a "town center."
Wanted - Female Researchers
Women make up fewer than one-third of researchers and engineers nationally; a CU advocate says attempts to attract girls to these fields needs to start early.
Big Flu Year at UCH
Flu numbers are up at UCH, but a new molecular test is helping staff identify patients' illnesses more accurately.
Beauty Before Cancer
Cancer warning don't increase teen use of sunscreen, but PSAs showing that sun causes aging will.
Melanoma Therapy Working
A two-drug therapy that blocks separate melanoma growth pathways is helping patients at CU Cancer Center.
Gift for Melanoma Research
A research project that aims for more targeted therapies for melanoma has been made possible by a $5 million anonymous gift.
Weather Warmup Means More Falls
Be careful! The number of slips and sprains rises as winter weather warms and people begin emerging from their homes, CU physicians say.
Unvaccinated Adults Dying
Adult vaccination rates remain stubbornly low but CU researchers have found that doctors rarely discuss the 11 recommended vaccines with their patients.
'Weight Fate' Sets Early in Life
Your "weight fate" is set by age 5, a new study shows, meaning day care and preschools need to get involved in diet and exercise, a CU physician says.
Pacemakers and defibrillators can keep very ill people alive against their will. A CU palliative care physician says doctors need to talk to patients about end of life when inserting the devices.
Biological, Chemical Agent Research
School of Medicine researchers will team with the Boulder campus to develop ways to more quickly determine how drugs and biological and chemical agents affect humans.
Rodeo Doc Knows the Ropes
Sprains, strains and broken bones borne by rodeo cowboys often fall under the care of a CU orthopedic traumatologist, who can be found at many Colorado rodeos.
Running CU's Banana Plantation Clinic
A physician who has split his time between Guatemala and Colorado will head CU's new health clinic to help an impoverished area in southwest Guatemala.
Palliative Care Grant
The CU and Duke University schools of medicine have received a $10 million grant for work with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group over the next five years.
Synthetic Pot Grows More Potent
CU emergency doctors who treated 263 patients who had ingested synthetic marijuana last fall say the substances can be much stronger than the real thing.
Danger of Too Much Sugar
Need a good reason to cut back on sweets? How about this: Too much sugar makes you dumb, sad and wrinkly.
Crossfit Injuries Rarely Serious
A CU orthopedic surgeon says a paralyzing injury like the one a crossfit athlete recently suffered during a power lift is rare. Most crossfit injuries are less serious.
Grant for Type 1 Diabetes Study
Barbara Davis Center researchers have received a $2.4 million grant to study the effect of uric acid on kidney disease among diabetics.
Dean Krugman to Step Down
Richard D. Krugman, MD, University of Colorado vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, announced in his Jan. 13 email to campus that he has asked the university’s leadership to begin the process of hiring his successor.
Poor and Rich Kid Obesity Divide
Poor kids are more likely to be overweight than their wealthier peers; a CU physician says more effort needs to go into changing lifestyles in poor neighborhoods.
PT for Preemies
Infants born too early or who have genetic or drug exposure issues can benefit from UCH therapists who gently teach their patients how live outside the womb.
Gala for Groundbreaking Hearing Center
Donnie Osmond will star in a gala for the Marion Downs Hearing Center to build the world's most comprehensive clinic to help the deaf, hearing impaired and their families.
$2 Million for Diabetes Research
The CU School of Medicine has received $2 million in gifts to establish an endowed chair at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.
Cholesterol Checks for Kids
Children between 9 and 11 should have cholesterol checks to identify hereditary problems that could cause heart disease, says a CU physician.
What to Tell Your Teen about Pot
Marijuana is now legal in Colorado, so what do you tell your kids? Is it addictive? Is it harmless? Our doctors offer some advice.
Access Impacts ER Visits
Medicaid beneficiaries often say they are unable to reach primary care providers or make a same-day appointment, which may be a reason they end up more often in emergency departments.
UCH to Expand Again
Just months after finishing its inpatient expansion, University of Colorado Hospital plans to grow again, building out a med-surg unit, a critical care unit and four more operating rooms.
In Utero Surgery Growing at Anschutz
Advanced, specialized in utero surgeries are part of a day's work at the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health, where deliveries have grown 10-fold since 2011.
Variant NKH Discovered
A CU medical school professor has identified a new disease that clears up illnesses that resemble but differ from NKH.
Nurse Visits Benefit Children
Home visits by nurses to low-income pregnant women and parents of young children had some positive benefits for the children, researchers say.
Meniere's Disease Breakthrough
Two CU researchers say they've determined the cause of Meniere's disease, a disabling disorder that can cause permanent deafness.
Frostbite Treatment Improves
Freezing temperatures mean frostbite cases for University of Colorado Hospital, where new medicines are providing better cures.
State of Slim Success Stories
State of Slim participants at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center are losing weight through exercise and nutrition, but also by adopting new behaviors in all areas of their lives.
Healthy Obese People Still at Risk
Healthy obese people continue to have a greater chance of heart attack and stroke than healthy normal-weight people, a new analysis shows.
Python Physiology Offers Human Clues
Pythons' ability to swallow and digest prey far larger than themselves offer enticing clues that could help scientists understand human conditions like ulcers and metabolic disorders.
Grant for Pediatric Stroke Study
Anschutz researchers will study pediatric strokes with a $2.5 million four-year grant from the American Heart/Stroke Association and the Bugher Foundation.
Anschutz Pulls in Donations
Donations to Anschutz Medical Campus comprised over half the total fundraising dollars in CU's Creating Futures campaign, which has raised $1.521 billion since 2006.
Kids Less Healthy Today
Children around the world are slower and have less endurance than their parents when they were young, says a CU pediatrician.
Bike Crashes Soar in North
The number of cyclists involved in accidents in Northern Colorado jumped 80 percent between 2006 and 2012, a UCH study says.
The End of Diabetes
"I think that the day will come when we don’t have diabetes,” says a researcher at CU's Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.
Over the counter probiotics could be the answer for people suffering from abdominal bloating, food allergies and even weight gain.
Campus a Good Place for Vets
Anschutz Medical Campus and its sister campus in Denver made the Military Times' list of top four-year colleges for veterans.
In Utero Surgery for Twins
Twins Coco and Scout were endangered by an uneven blood supply before they were even born, but surgeons at Children's Hospital Colorado quickly fixed the problem.
Biggest Loser Spurs Three-Resort Plan
The Biggest Loser show was the idea behind a three-part health resort plan with the Anschutz Health & Wellness Center that will include sites in Telluride, Estes Park and Colorado Springs.
DNA Tests for Kids Sports
DNA tests that claim to identify sports in which your child will excel are available in Boulder. But a CU geneticist says don't take it too seriously.
Training Curbs Opioid Abuse
An epidemic of prescription drug abuse is reversing thanks to a training effort to educate Colorado health care workers on chronic pain management.
Coaching Is High Pressure Job
The high pressure world of sports coaching has seen some casualties lately; a CU physician says too much stress causes serious problems for everyone.
School-Based Medical Centers
School-based health centers get high marks from parents and teens, who use them as a medical home for a variety of needs including vaccinations and illnesses.
New Neighbors on Colfax
A healthcare group that wants to be near Anschutz Medical Campus has agreed to build on a four-acre property at Colfax and Peoria.
Largest Study of Male Breast Cancer
Men with breast cancer are more likely to be treated with mastectomy than are women, CU Cancer Center researchers say in study involving more than 700,000 cases.
Mice Numb to Scorpion Sting
Grasshopper mice can eat scorpions without feeling the sting. CU researchers say that discovery could lead to development of new pain-relieving drugs.
$48.4 Million NIH Grant Award
The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute on the Anschutz campus has won a grant to research drugs and diseases and translate findings into practical health improvements.
CU Study for Bipolar Teens
Can bipolar disorders be prevented with early therapy? CU psychiatrists are working with teens and their families to learn what methods work best.
Breast Cancer Risk Test
University of Colorado Health has developed a Facebook quiz to help women determine their risk of breast cancer.
Why We Slow Down
An older person's heart pounding 120 beats per minute is working harder than a younger person's heart at 150. Why is that? Blame the heart's natural pacemaker, CU researchers say.
Postpartum Breast Cancer Riskier
CU Cancer Center researchers are asking healthy new moms to give breast biopsy samples to help cure breast cancer in young mothers, who stand a high risk of recurrence.
Top Breast Cancer Risks
Being overweight causes 20 percent of all breast cancers, a CU researcher says. Alcohol consumption is another culprit.
Wellness Center's CO Expansion Plans
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center plans three centers in Estes Park, Colorado Springs and Telluride, each with a different emphasis, leaders said at a community meeting.
Refusing HPV Vaccine
CU researchers asked low-income parents of girls ages 12-15 why they their daughters didn't get a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus. Answers varied between English speakers and Spanish speakers.
UCH Flies Docs to Estes Park
University of Colorado Health is renting a helicopter to bring physicians to patients in Estes Park, where flood waters have damaged access roads.
Falls Predict Recovery
CU researchers say they can predict how well older patients will recover from surgery by the number of falls they've had in preceding months.
Get Your Kids Moving
You can't count on PE classes to be enough so get your child moving by giving him a pedometer, limiting her TV time and other small things to increase exercise hours.
Clearing the Air on Mammograms
How often should you get a mammogram? If you have a close relative who died of breast cancer, start 10 years before her diagnosis, says UCH Dr. Regina Brown.
Shutdown Hurts CO Medical Research
A prolonged government shutdown could hit hard at Anschutz Medical Campus, which gets about half of its research funding from federal sources.
Colorectal Cancer Upsurge in Youth
Cases of colorectal cancer are increasing in younger people, who are more likely to die of the disease. A CU researcher is trying to find out why.
Wellness Center Expanding to Mountains
The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center may partner with the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park to build a wellness center/resort akin to the Broadmoor Hotel and Spa in Colorado Springs.
Simpler Bariatric Surgery
A CU physician is an expert in a new type of surgery that helps patients who have started to gain weight several years after having bariatric surgery.
Calling Dr. Mole
CU researchers say 229 mobile apps like Dr. Mole and iSore will diagnose your skin problem, but there's no guarantee they'll be accurate.
Child Sex Exploitation Report
Children forced into prostitution should be treated as child abuse victims, not be as sex workers, says a study by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council committee, co-chaired by our Dean, Richard Krugman, MD.
Home treatments can be pretty effective for treating acne, the nation's No. 1 dermatological complaint, says a CU doctor.
Marijuana Links to Lung Cancer
Does smoking marijuana cause lung cancer? Probably, simply because cigarettes and marijuana have many of the same carcinogens, but a CU doctor says studies are too flawed to be sure.
Get a Flu Shot
Do you have questions or concerns about getting a flu shot? UCH director of infection diseases can answer all of them.
Healthy After-School Snacks
Did you know that kids eat more fruit and vegetables if they've been cut up for them? A CU nutritionist offers some easy snack tips.
Pre-Health Program Awarded
The CU Undergraduate Pre-Health Program, which focuses on increasing underrepresented populations in health care professions to combat health disparities, has been recognized nationally.
Now that we know how bad sugar is for our health, should it become regulated?
Opportunities in Health Care Changes
Two CU School of Medicine students write that the Affordable Health Care Act will give providers the opportunity to test new models and innovations.
The Frightful Freshman 15
The freshman 15 is no fantasy. Many first-year students don't realize they've put on weight until they come home for the holidays. Here are some tips on avoiding weight gain.
Heat Illness Guidelines Ignored
Athletic trainers are failing to follow guidelines that would prevent heat-related illnesses in high school football players, two studies show.
New Genetic Disease
CU doctors trying to solve the mystery of a young boy's illness have discovered a new genetic mutation.
Universal Influenza Vaccines
A vaccine that would protect the public from all flu viruses, including an influenza pandemic, will be available in the near future.
Scholars, Donors Honored
Top CU officials recognized 97 School of Medicine students who have been awarded President’s Medical Scholarships and University Physicians, Inc. Scholarships.
$1 Million Endowment
Robert H. Allen, MD, and his wife Nancy Carroll Allen have announced a $1 million commitment to support the creation of the Robert W. Schrier, MD Endowed Chair in the Department of Medicine.
School Lunch Tricks
Want to make healthy school lunched your kid will actually eat? Make them look and taste like the unhealthy pre-packaged lunches.
VA Construction Probe
Arguments between a contractor and the Veterans Administration over a hospital complex going up next to Anschutz Medical Campus will likely result in an inspector general's probe.
Is It Allergies or a Cold
Summer colds can be mistaken for allergies because they generally last longer than winter colds. A CU physician tells how to know the difference between the two.
Awards for Innovation
Three teams from the School of Medicine were recognized Friday for their efforts to create and implement process improvement tools that save time and money for the University.
Mapping Life-Saving Devices
An ER doctor and her team have mapped the location of 2,000 AED devices since 2010 so 911 operators can get help faster to heart attack victims.
Childproof Marijuana Packaging
Wrapping pot in opaque, child-resistant packaging could cut accidental ingestion by children in half, CU researchers say.
Brain Size Linked to Anorexia
A CU researcher has found that parts of the brain that control taste and hunger are larger in girls who have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.
Inside the Nighthorse Campbell Building
Get a peek inside the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, fashioned after a Plains Indian teepee and filled with collections of Native American art.
Unknown Effects of E-Cigs
E-cigarettes contain no tobacco, but they have plenty of other stuff that is causing scientists to worry about their use, CU Cancer Center says.
Do you know your metabolism personality type? Just how flexible is your metabolism? The answers could determine how easy it is for you to lose weight, says CU's Jim Hill.
Live music, massage, exercise classes and games will be part of the Anschutz Medical Campus first block party on Aug. 20. We'll post more details when we have them.
You might be surprised at how good airline food tastes on the ground, a CU researcher says. Altitude does bizarre things to our sense of taste.
Avoid Back-to-School Plague
Tips to keep your kids healthy this school year include avoiding drinking fountains and cafeteria trays, says CU's Harley Rotbart, MD.
Personalized Workouts at CU
CU's sport sciences expert Inigo San Millan, MD, is running tests on each Buffaloes football player to learn how they can excel.
Fighting Anemia through Grain
Combatting anemia in developing countries could get easier with the use of a new fortified grain, says a CU pediatrician.
Four-Decade Mystery Solved
A gunshot wound to the spine nearly killed Lou Nonay in a Vietnamese rice patty. More than four decades later, a UCH surgeon uncovered a surprising memento from that day.
No Good News on Obese Toddlers
Studies show a slight decrease in preschooler obesity, but a CU wellness leader says the decline is insignificant because one out of nine young children remains obese.
Lung Cancer Game Change
A new drug is giving a second chance to lung cancer patients thanks to a clinical trial at UCH.
Take Concussions Seriously
Strenuous activities that should be avoided after a concussion include more than soccer and football. Calculus and even reading a good book can bring on symptoms.
Overcoming the Yuck Factor
Fecal transplants to cure digestive disorders were first documented in Denver. Now the technique is considered to be more effective than antibiotics.
Free Diabetes Treatment
Participants in a CU diabetes research study testing treatment options will receive medications free.
CU's Top Docs
Almost 200 CU physicians are named among the metro area's top doctors by 5280 magazine.
Dry Eye Remedies
Dry eyes are common problem in dry office air. Here are some tips to ease the symptoms.
Sugar is the Culprit
Excessive sugar isn’t just empty calories; it’s toxic, says CU's Dr. Richard Johnson, who blames sugar for many of the West's health woes.
Hepatitis C Testing
Hepatitis C testing for all baby boomers will identify 800,000 new cases and prevent more than 120,000 deaths, a CU doctor says.
Clinic Founders Visit
Guatemala banana plantation owners Fernando and Gustavo Bolanos came to Anschutz Medical Campus to talk about their new medical center, which will be staffed by our health sciences faculty and staff.
UCH Top in Colorado
The University of Colorado Hospital is again ranked as the best hospital in Colorado by U.S. News Best Hospitals report.
CU's efforts to help improve medical education in Zimbabwe took another step forward when several cardiologists came to Colorado recently to observe our procedures.
Flavonoid's Checkered Record
A CU cancer researcher says flavonoids, which are often taken as nutritional supplements, may actually encourage some cancers while discouraging others.
Wanted: Down Syndrome DNA
A CU genetics researcher says he needs the help of 500 people with Down syndrome to find better treatments for common problems like diabetes.
Med Peds Residency Program
The CU Department of Medicine and Pediatrics launched a new combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program.
Postpartum Breast Cancer
Published research by DOM fellow studies how reproductive history influences the prognosis of breast cancer in young women.
From the Chair - June 2013
Welcome to our Department of Medicine newsletter which will become a regular occurrence to help you keep up with all the things happening in our Department.
Help for Back Pain
UCH is one of the few hospitals in the country performing SI joint fusion to ease back pain.
Hyatt Conference Center
A Hyatt conference center/hotel will go up at Anschutz Medical Campus but another proposal has pulled out.
Baby Food and Diabetes
Starting solid foods too early or too late may be a cause of the childhood diabetes epidemic, CU researchers say.
Quick Test for Seniors
CU doctors say there's a simple way to find out whether the benefits of undergoing surgery outweigh the risks for seniors.
Translators Not Being Used
Pediatricians often fail to use professional translators when working with families with limited English-speaking abilities. A CU doctor says medical students and residents need better training.
Great Dane Spurs Research
A CU researcher used an innovative approach to treat his Great Dane's lung cancer. Now he's starting a clinical trial to see if it works with humans.
Painkiller overdose deaths are growing even faster for women than for men; a CU pharmacist speculates why.
Extreme Weight Loss
CU's Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will be featured in the fourth season of ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss.
Change Medical Education
Medical schools across the country are altering curriculum to keep up with changes in health care, says CU's Larry Green, MD.
CU medical and nursing students participate in a rural immersion program to help attract health professionals to underserved areas.
Osmonds Support CU Hearing Center
The Osmond family's own experience with deafness has spurred their support for CU's Marion Downs Center, with Donny Osmond planning to appear at a January fundraising gala.
New Rail Line
RTD managers say they recommend moving a new light rail line to the north of Anschutz Medical Campus to avoid disrupting sensitive equipment.
Saving Their Son
A little boy with a brain tumor is doing fine, thanks to CU doctors, a mom who was a medical student for most of his life and a dad who is a CU pharmacology fellow.
When to Have the Talk
Physicians should begin talking to seniors about driving abilities when they turn 65 and Medicare kicks in, a CU survey of patients and doctors says.
UCH is the first hospital in the state to use a new method of freezing tumors of the esophagus.
Saving Drugs Safely
Talk to grandparents and other family about storing pharmaceuticals out of the reach of children - a CU study shows more kids are being poisoned by accidental ingestion of adult prescription drugs.
Path to Medical School
A Basalt teenager makes it into a prestigious program that guarantees acceptance to CU School of Medicine as long as he meets standards during his undergraduate years.
Readjust Light Rail Line
CU President Bruce Benson wants a future light rail line moved away from campus to avoid electromagnetic interference with sensitive hospital equipment.
Obesity Care for the Poor
CU researchers are reaching out to obese patients with few resources in hopes of discovering a method that could help more in the community.
Premie Food Shortage at an End
Children's Hospital Colorado officials welcome an FDA move to acquire rare nutrients from Norway to inject premature babies and cancer patients who cannot eat normally.
Timing Matters in Survival Rates
Patients with congestive heart failure have a lower survival rates if admitted in January, on Fridays or between midnight and 6 a.m., CU researchers say.
Kids Eat Parents' Pot Goodies
A CU researcher has found that a growing number of children younger than 12 are being treated for accidental ingestion of marijuana since the federal government eased enforcement against Colorado's medical marijuana users.
Healthy Eating Cheat Sheet
Eat healthy at local restaurants by peeking first at a list of healthy menu items through a CU Anschutz Health and Wellness program.
$1.5 Million Gift
A generous gift to the CU Lion's Eye Institute is the second of its size in three months and will establish a chair at the institute.
CU's Catherine A. Lozupone weighs in on the early science of our "second genome," the bacterial species that live in human bodies. What makes a healthy microbial community?
North Middle School students plan to hold a farmer's market this summer with produce grown in their new community garden - the brainchild of Anschutz Medical Campus students.
Implanted Defibrillators Study
A CU study shows that the mortality rate was no better for people receiving an expensive implanted defibrillators rather than a cheaper one.
CU's Dr. Connie Savor Price is one of a team of experts invited to Saudi Arabia to investigate the outbreak of a fatal SARS-like disease called coronavirus.
Turn Off the Fat Switch
Animals evolved to store fat for hard times, but there's a way to teach your body to burn fat instead, a CU researcher says.
Knee Fat-Arthritis Link
CU researchers have found a connection between a type of protein in knee fat and rheumatoid arthritis, paving the way for a vaccine or drug to stop the disease's progression.
Asking Questions Can Save Lives
Asking heart patients about their quality of life can help physicians save lives by predicting heart attacks and other serious health crises.
More Benefits from Daily Aspirin
We all know that taking a daily aspirin can prevent heart attacks and strokes. But a CU study shows that it can also help you survive trauma from severe injuries.
Dramatic Drop in ER Waits
A new UCH emergency room means quicker service. Wait times for patients have dropped from an average of 80 minutes to 10.
DNA Tests Safer for Fetus
UCH is offering expectant mothers a DNA blood test instead of the more dangerous amniocentesis procedure to test for birth defects.
Amusement Ride Injuries
A new study shows that 4,400 children are injured in amusement rides each year. A CU expert gives tips on how to keep your kids safe.
Eye Exercises Don't Have to Be Expensive
Eye exercises can help people who have problems reading despite having good vision. But a CU doctor says watch out for clinics who advocate and charge for unscientific methods.
Hiring Boom at UCH
A new patient tower translates to a lot more medical staff at UCH. In the last year, 251 nurses have been hired to help care for the booming patient population.
High Tea for New Moms
A high tea service hits the spot for tired, hungry new moms at University of Colorado Hospital.
Add Nuts to Your Diet
Substituting nuts for other high-fat, high-calorie foods could actually help you lose weight, researchers say.
Fighting a Deadly Virus
CU is part of a nationwide study to determine whether using antibodies to treat women infected with the CMV virus will cut back on birth defects for their children.
Gun Violence Study
A CU study of emergency room visits at Denver Health showed that 2 percent of childhood trauma cases involve gunshot wounds.
UCH Chief Shaped Boston ER Response
Practice is key to a successful emergency response in dealing with mass casualties, says University of Colorado Hospital emergency chief Richard Zane, MD, who helped shape Boston policies.
A CU study of patients with pulmonary fibrosis is the first to map out genes associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis risk on a genome-wide scale and should help improve treatment.
LDL Link to Alzheimer's
A CU researcher says the cause of both Alzheimer's disease and heart disease may lie in high LDL cholesterol levels.
BMI and Breakfast Cereal
Have you heard about the study that showed children who eat breakfast cereal tend to have a lower body mass index? A CU doctor says the study wasn't broad enough.
New quarters for the UCH Emergency Department means a transformation in patient care, including all new processes to ease the experience.
Beall Blacklists Journals
CU research librarian Jeffrey Beall tracks the explosion of what he calls "predatory open-access journals," which exploit researchers.
Testosterone Gel Study
Healthy men with low testosterone levels get little benefit from popular testosterone creams, a CU researcher says.
Endobarrier Research Study
Health and Wellness researchers are looking for diabetes patients to take part in a study for a new device that can block food absorption.
Clues to Pediatric MS
A study into what causes children to come down with multiple sclerosis is underway at Children's Hospital Colorado.
MDs Not Asking about Guns
Emergency staff fail to ask suicidal patients about gun access in the majority of cases, a CU study shows.
CU's research achievements are on display in Research Colorado, a publication of the Boulder County Business Report and Northern Colorado Business Report.
Transitioning Diabetic Kids to Adulthood
Children with type 1 diabetes face a greater risk of health problems in adulthood if transition to adult care is not carefully managed, two CU researchers have found in the most comprehensive study of its kind.
A four-star hotel, conference center and apartment unit are planned just south of the Anschutz Medical Campus near the new VA hospital.
Whole Milk vs. Skim
Is low- or non-fat milk better than 2 percent and whole milk? Pediatricians have been saying yes for years, but newer studies raise doubts. A CU pediatrician weighs in.
Learn how to 'accumulate wellness' with Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Executive Director Jim Hill at a weekend retreat at the Broadmoor Hotel.
HPV Vaccine Safety
Fewer parents are electing to vaccinate their daughters with the HPV vaccine, which a CU researcher says is "extremely safe" and can prevent cervical cancer.
Match Day 2013 Photos, Video
See our coverage of Match Day 2013, when 166 CU School of Medicine fourth-years learned where they'll spend their residency.
ER Efficiencies at Memorial
Wait times at the Memorial HospitalCentral Emergency Department, part of University of Colorado Health, have dropped precipitously following a procedures overhaul last month.
Fifth in Primary Care
The CU School of Medicine continues to rank among the top schools of medicine in the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey.
Counseling the Young
Siblings of Children’s Hospital Colorado patients ask Jenaya Gordon what will happen when their brothers or sisters die: “Is she going to be hungry? Is she going to be cold? Can she breathe when she’s buried underground?”
Too Many Gun Wounds
A trip to Asia opened the eyes of an emergency doctor on staff the night of the Aurora theater shootings: "I had seen more gunshot wound victims in that one night than these doctors will see in their entire careers."
$3.7 Million Grant for Kempe
The state has awarded $3.7 million to Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect to overhaul training for child protection workers.
Introduce Allergens Early
Introducing allergens like peanuts and milk to children as young as 4 months can reduce their chances of developing allergies later, a CU research study shows.
Fear of Falling
A CU physician sees the national crisis of falling among senior citizens through the eyes of his father-in-law who keeps a "flog" short for fall log in which he documents his wife's falls.
Blocking the Obesity Gene
CU researchers have designed mice that do not get fat by blocking an obesity gene. Humans have the same gene.
Midwife Deliveries Multiply at UCH
The number of women choosing midwives for labor and delivery is rapidly increasing. The Center for Midwifery at UCH sees 35-50 babies born a month.
Faculty Spotlight: Duy Nguyen, MD, MA
Dr. Nguyen has been as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado for two years. Much of his work is as a cardiac electophysiologist specializing in cardiac rhythm disturbances.
Good Bacteria through Starches
Eat a diet high in resistant starches like whole grains, beans and room temperature pasta, and your body will be more likely to resist colon cancer, diabetes and other diseases, CU researchers say.
Highs and Lows of Pot Use
Is marijuana bad for you? Yes, says a CU researcher, but just how bad isn't known. There isn't a long-term body of research to answer that question.
Krugman - Waiting for Godot
Dean Krugman says that waiting more than two years for the first meeting of the national commission charged with solving health care worker shortages is like 'Waiting for Godot."
Getting Men to See a Doctor
Many men will avoid going to the doctor until a problem becomes a crisis. A CU emergency physician has listed five conditions that mean a medical visit needs to happen right away.
CU's Sloan Research Fellow
A School of Medicine professor has been named a Sloan Research Fellow for 2013 – a prestigious award that recognizes early-career scientists.
New Ovarian Cancer Technique
CU researchers have discovered that women at high risk of ovarian cancer can reduce their risks by having their fallopian tubes removed and leaving the ovaries, delaying menopause and averting disease.
CU Researchers Weigh In
Get the skinny on the big weight debate from CU doctors: What BMI numbers really are unhealthy?
Powerful Cancer Partnership
Wings of Hope and the CU Cancer Center have joined forces to increase research funding and visibility for pancreatic cancer.
Building a Better Hand
CU researchers are building a new generation of artificial limbs that use tiny sensors for better movement.
Lindsey Vonn’s Knee Injury Explained
Dr. Omer Mei-Dan of CU Sports Medicine in Boulder says a torn ACL and MCL is one of the most common knee injuries they see in sports medicine—several each week at their clinic alone.
Diet Drinks and Alcohol
Do you get drunk faster if you mix alcohol with diet drinks? Some researchers say yes, but find out why one CU doctor disagrees.
Scarlet Fever Not to Blame
Scarlet fever was probably not what caused blindness in Mary Ingalls (left), the sister of author Laura Ingalls who wrote Little House on the Prairie, says a CU medical student researcher.
Better intake of the nutrient choline - found in eggs, tofu and fish and other foods - by pregnant women might decrease the likelihood of schizophrenia, a CU researcher says.
CU's Guatemala Clinic
Construction will start next month on a $1 million clinic serving Guatemalan plantation workers and staffed by School of Medicine students and physicians.
CU and five other schools are endeavoring to teach interprofessional education to health sciences students, but it's proving to be a challenge to manage and measure.
Viagra for Weight-loss
Will Viagra be the new weight-loss drug? Mice fed Viagra and high fat foods can't seem to gain weight, but a CU expert says that doesn't mean humans could get the same effect.
Grant to Study HIV
A CU scientist will spend the next five years researching why virus-killing cells can’t find and kill HIV-infected cells.
Debate Over Anschutz's Role
Executive Vice Chancellor Lilly Marks responds to former Gov. Richard Lamm's recent column criticizing the role Anschutz plays in health care for all citizens.
Researchers and students in the Department of Bioengineering are developing prosthetics that will act and move more like regular arms and even give patients a sense of touch.
CU-Chinese Hospital Agreement
Doctors at CU and Zhejiang University, one of China’s premier medical institutions, have agreed to start physician exchanges and share research opportunities.
ER Docs Stop Pain Killer Abuse
Colorado emergency doctors are changing rules regarding addictive painkillers to stop a nationwide increase in overdose deaths.
Traffic Headaches Ahead
New bus and light rail lines combined with a highway upgrade will mean years of traffic challenges for the medical campus.
Relations between UCH and community doctors have not always been strong, but a campus initiative is improving communications.
Choline as the Cure
The essential nutrient choline found in many common food sources may prevent schizophrenia as well as cure diseases from hepatitis to dementia.
Flu Defense Methods
Hand sanitizers and flu shots are only the beginning. Exercise, eating right and even knowing the correct way to sneeze will help prevent the flu.
Fort Collins Cancer Center
University of Colorado Health will open an $11 million outpatient cancer center in Fort Collins in 2014.
Broomfield Medical Campus
University of Colorado Health will open a medical campus in north Broomfield to meet health care needs in a fast-growing part of the metro area.
CU research shows that reminders sent by health departments are more effective at increasing immunization rates among preschool children than those from primary care practices.
Epicenter of Healthy Living
The new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center encourages a holistic approach to health, which Executive Director Jim Hill calls "accumulating wellness."
Cancer Prevention Funding Returns
The state of Colorado is diverting millions in tobacco tax money back to cancer prevention, putting funds toward screening, and smoking cessation and prevention strategies.
Mental Health Funding Lags
The executive director of CU's Depression Center says Colorado's funding to help the mentally ill is behind the rest of the nation.
Anxiety and the Elderly
Read this essay about anxiety and the elderly, and how one CU doctor learned to help his grandfather's worry a little less.
Grant to Help Fetal Health
Two CU doctors will use a new $11 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve in utero nutrition in Guatemala, Pakistan, India and Zambia.
A Tree That Moved a Building
University of Colorado Hospital changed architectural plans for the new $400 million patient tower to save one of the oldest trees on campus.
Wendy Kohrt, PhD
Wendy Kohrt, PhD, combines a background in exercise science with a focus on geriatrics to lead a research group dedicated to preventing disease and maintaining functional independence in old age.
Overseas Patients Fill Luxury Rooms
Patients from around the world seek medical care in Colorado, so UCH has outfitted four rooms to look like luxury hotel rooms for patients willing to spend an extra $1,000 a day.
Breast Cancer Prevention
Obese women stand a greater chance of getting breast cancer after menopause but there are perimenopausal lifestyle and medication options that can decrease those odds, a CU researcher says.
CU Surgeons in Katmandu
A team of CU surgeons is working in Katmandu operating on patients, donating equipment and helping local doctors learn new techniques.
UCH-Memorial Attract Doctors
The number of doctors associated with Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs has jumped 40 percent since a lease was approved with University of Colorado Health system.
New Prostate Cancer Approaches
The drug arsenal for treating prostate cancer in older patients has grown rapidly, as has the complexity in deciding treatment options, CU researchers say.
A Pre-Med Journey
Forty high school students hovered around mannequins with medical problems as part of a pre-med field trip to Anschutz's Center for Advancing Professional Excellence.
Above and Beyond
Fourth-year medical student Matt Leroue has traveled the world helping the under-privileged through Timmy Global Health. Now the organization is up for a national award, which could mean big money to help the patients.
A Simpler Heart Surgery
Doctors at University of Colorado Hospital can now replace a heart valve without open heart surgery.
Less Invasive Pancreatic Surgery
University of Colorado Hospital patients can now take advantage of an advanced laparoscopic technique in surgery of the pancreas.
Comilla Sasson, MD, reveals her list of good and bad drinks to help you avoid holiday weight gain. (Hint: eggnog=bad)
Art Auction for Aids Treatment
An auction of Zimbabwe artwork will fund AIDS treatment in that country through the ZATA Project on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Fulginiti Pavilion on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Scary Hotel Germs
If your holiday includes some time in a hotel, check out some tips from a CU infectious disease doctor on how to disinfect your room to help you stay healthy for the season.
Oral Care Expands
Physician assistants at the School of Medicine are on the forefront of a national movement to improve patients' oral health by checking for disease and infections.
Distinguished Professor Award for Krugman
"Dr. Krugman is the best-known living physician in the field of child abuse and pediatrics, not only in the United States, but likely in the world," Executive Vice Chancellor Lilly Marks said in recognizing Thursday Krugman as a Distinguished Professor.
Danger for Dialysis Patients
Long-term dialysis patients have a higher risk for postoperative complications and death after surgery than nondialysis counterparts, a CU study shows.
Juggling Patient Overload
As they wait for a new patient tower to open in the spring, University of Colorado Hospital medical staff carefully balance a constant stream of patients with too few beds.
Influenza, Autism Link
A CU study indicates that women who had the flu for at least one week during pregnancy can increase their child's chances of autism.
Home for the Heart Institute
Children with congenial heart defects have a new medical home at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Heart Institute, where all the diverse services have been centralized.
Future of Medicine Videos
If you're interested in the future of medicine and medical education, see these videos with AAMC President and CU alumnus Darrell Kirch and CU School of Medicine Dean Richard Krugman as they talk about change.
Cholesterol Drug Ineffective
A drug that's been found to boost HDL (good cholesterol) does nothing to prevent strokes and other health problems, a CU researcher says.
Avoid Hospital Readmission
About 20 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge for reasons including infection, errors and confusion, says a CU researcher.
Beefing Up MMR Vaccine
An extra MMR shot can ramp up immunity for kids living or studying in close quarters, especially in areas where vaccine rates are low, a CU researcher says.
The Anschutz Medical Campus has a new home on the web. Check it out at: http://ow.ly/eVir3
A Return to Vietnam
A former surgeon in the Vietnam war has returned to help modernize training for medical professionals at a hospital for the poor.
Water vs. No-Calorie Drinks
Do zero calorie drinks offer the same benefits during weight loss as water? That's what Anschutz Health & Wellness researchers are going to find out.
Belly Fat Loss
CU dermatologists are performing a new non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound to melt away belly fat.
Halloween Tricks for Treats
Are you worried that Halloween will kick off a three-month sugar blitz for you and your kids? Here are some good ideas on how to avoid that.
Rural Cancer Challenges
People living in rural areas who get diagnosed with cancer face different challenges than their urban cohorts. Two CU programs are working to overcome the distinction.
Apply to Bioengineering Program
Applications are being taken to CU's new bachelor's degree program in bioengineering; an open house for the graduate level program is this Friday.
CPR and Racial Issues
CU researchers say that blacks and Latinos are far less likely to receive CPR than whites and that everyone's odds of receiving assistance deteriorate in poorer neighborhoods.
UCH Tower to Open Early
The new UCH patient tower is five weeks ahead of schedule and should open by early May. the 12-story tower will house patient beds and a new emergency room.
ER Use - Not What You Think
Patients jamming Colorado emergency departments aren't the uninsured, but those with Medicaid and Medicare, a survey shows.
Embracing Change at Anschutz
Anschutz Medical Campus will need to rely on its tradition of adaptability to excel in changing times affecting the nation's medical campuses, the vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus said in her State of the University address.
Food Safety Center of Excellence
Congratulations to CU's School of Public Health for becoming a CDC Food Safety Center of Excellence. The work will entail preventing the spread of infection through foodborne illness.
'Supergroup' for Down Syndrome Research
The Linda Crnic Institute's $1 million in challenge grants will spur CU scientists to investigate ways to improve the quality of life for Down Syndrome patients.
Saving Drug-Addicted Mothers
Addicted to drugs or alcohol, women with children had nowhere to turn for recovery until CU's The Haven opened 20 years ago.
Genetic Breakthrough for Heart Drugs
A team of researchers including CU's Michael Bristow, MD, PhD, have identified the genes that allow certain patients to respond favorably to a life-saving drug for treating congestive heart failure.
Explaining Cancer Blog
If our bodies are "harmonic societies of cells, cancer is a riot," writes cancer biologist Joaquin Esponosa. You can follow his blog on the Huffington Post.
New Clinical Trial Challenges
The changing world of molecular-based clinical cancer research has created challenges for clinical trial enrollment, says D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, of the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Genomics Advances vs. Privacy
A presidential commission on bioethics tackles the thorny issue of privacy rights and the enormous potential of genome sequencing.
Legalize Pot, 300 Colorado Docs Say
More than 300 Colorado physicians are supporting a statewide proposal to legalize marijuana, arguing that the drug is less harmful than alcohol and that criminalizing it has ruined lives.
CU Doc Rescues Friend in Nepal
CU Sports Medicine Doctor John Hill has quite the tale to tell from his mountain climbing trip to Nepal: he survived an avalanche that killed 11 and helped save the life of fellow climber Ken Chlouber.
Helping Kids Fight Obesity
Fifth-graders in two Denver-area school districts will be rewarded for making healthy food and exercise choices as part of 5th Gear Kids, an educational program developed by Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.
Pneumoniae Infections Plummet
A conference sponsored by Children's Hospital Coloado reveals that the annual rate of invasive pneumococcal disease in children and seniors has plummeted nationally as a result of a new vaccine.
CU MD Wins MacArthur "Genius” Grant
Eric Coleman, MD, a geriatrician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine whose work focuses on helping patients transition from hospital to home, has won a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship.
Children's 10-Story Tower Opens
Children's Hospital Colorado opened its newest patient tower today, expanding services including a maternal-fetal health institute and several specialties.
Foods Your Body Craves
Researchers from CU and NIH are documenting the role oil and fat play in food cravings. One scientist says they make us "chronically a little bit stoned."
Cooking Tips from Wellness Center
The Anschutz Health & Wellness Center sponsored Saucy September - a cooking exhibition in the lobby. See the center's site for recipes from Bistro Elaia.
Waging War on Weight Gain
Colorado will have an obesity rate of 44 percent by 2030 if the current trend holds, but the campus wellness center director says funding a statewide campaign could prevent that from happening.
Expanding Bioengineering at CU
A new undergraduate bioengineering program will allow students to spend two years at Anschutz Medical Campus, learning to invent and build what health professionals and patients need.
Silly Science and Other Questions
The UCH Insider offers enlightenment about silly science research, whether couples know what the other one is wearing on a given work day and what the groundkeeper is thinking.
Life Expectency Drops for Some in US
A CU researcher is the author of one of five national studies that documents a dramatic drop in life expectancy in whites who didn't complete high school.
Personalized Medicine Video
''Personalized medicine will allow me to treat my patients as I want to be treated,'' says David Schwartz, chairman of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine.
Community Immersion Video
Community members help guide University of Colorado research efforts through a program that merges the academic world with local residents' lives.
Gorilla Heart Health Video
CU cardiologists are helping the Denver Zoo maintain gorilla heart health by training the animals to press their chest against a cage so trainers can scan their heart.
Studying Altitude Sickness in Bolivia
Armed with a $4 million grant from the military and 25 students from sea-level, CU researchers spent three weeks in the Andes determining the genetics of altitude sickness.
Texas School Sought Holmes
James Holmes impressed faculty at the Texas A&M neuroscience program but he dropped out before on-campus interviews.
Top Honor for UCH
A national health consortium for the second year in a row has named University of Colorado Hospital the highest-performing academic hospital in the U.S. for delivering quality care.
Med School Looks at Changes
The School of Medicine has embarked on a strategic planning process to position itself for changes in the next decade and beyond. “Complacency is not an option,” says Dean Richard Krugman.
Fulginiti Brings Campus Together
The new Fulginiti Pavilion will bring together students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and public health to discuss the ethics of medical care.
Last Shooting Victim Leaves Hospital
Caleb Medley, the last victim hospitalized in the Aurora theater shootings, has been discharged from University of Colorado Hospital to a long-term care facility.
Using Spirituality to Cure Addiction
A large donation will fund what may be the nation's first chaplain residency program at CU's Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation to help addicts find meaning during recovery.
Alabama Rejected Holmes
The University of Alabama Birmingham rejected James Holmes' PhD application saying interviewers were troubled by his personality.
Lawsuits Won't Delay Memorial Deal
Lawsuits filed by PERA and the city of Colorado Springs over pension funds will not delay the Oct. 1 deadline for University of Colorado Health to lease Memorial Health.
Surprise Findings in Skin Cancer Study
CU researchers assumed parents concerned about skin cancer wouldn't let their children play outdoors as much as other parents. The findings surprised them.
Liver Damage Study
A grant will help CU researchers study a drug that may protect the liver from damage that comes from taking too much Acetaminophen, an over the counter pain reliever.
Doing It Right at Children's
In his four years on the job, Children's Hospital Colorado's chief quality officer has overseen improvements that have boosted the safety of young patients.
Dogs Drop in at Children's
"She's so soft. Does she bite?" asks a 7-year-old patient at Children's Hospital Colorado when Sally the golden retriever makes her rounds.
Package Timeline Clarified
A U.S. Postal official testified that James Holmes sent a package to his CU psychiatrist just before the Aurora theater shootings - not days before as reported earlier by Fox News.
Hard Work Begins for Memorial
With the election over, University of Colorado Health begins the hard work of merging with Memorial Health in Colorado Springs.
CU Psychiatrist Testifies
Lynne Fenton, MD, testified Thursday that she contacted campus police to talk about a patient after her last appointment with James Holmes.
Voters Approve UCH-Memorial Lease
Colorado Springs voters overwhelmingly agreed Tuesday to lease Memorial Hospital to University of Colorado Health, opening the way for a branch of the School of Medicine.
Men Disappear from Health Care
Men often fall out of the health care system once they're adults, and that can be dangerous to their health, says CU's Jeff Cain, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
'Hints of Bad News'
The New York Times offers an in-depth profile of James Holmes during his time in the graduate school at CU.
Top Designation for Cancer Center
The National Cancer Institute has awarded CU Cancer Center with the coveted designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center for the fourth time.
Memorial Vote Set for Tuesday
Voters on Tuesday will wrap up three years of debate over whether University of Colorado Health will lease Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs.
Progress on Alzheimer's Drug
CU researchers say a small clinical study shows that a new drug can halt progression of Alzheimer's disease symptoms.
Plastic Surgery Infections
A type of plastic implant used in nose jobs has been linked to a heightened rate of infections, a CU researcher says.
Lone Tree Health Clinic
University of Colorado Health's Lone Tree Health Center, the latest in the health system's group of Front Range health facilities, will open in three months.
CU Launches Largest Autism Study
CU's JFK Partners will begin the second phase of the nation's largest multistate autism study, which will look at autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
CU Hires More Lawyers
CU has retained additional lawyers in the James Holmes case to represent employees in the Community Standards and Wellness department as well as the Student Mental Health Services.
Overdoses Tricky to Diagnose
Diagnosing an overdose can by difficult so "if the symptoms don't fit the poisoning, treat the patient, not the poison," CU's Kennon Heard, MD, emergency physician and toxicologist, told an annual gathering.
Women Center Rights Inequalities
The CU Center for Women's Health Research opened eight years ago with the goal of making up for the lack of national research on women.
BETA Team Has High Caseload
CU's Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team (BETA) has handled 306 cases since 2008, including the case of James Holmes.
Lilly Marks Honored
The Denver Business Journal has named Lilly Marks, CU's vice president of health affairs and executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus, an Outstanding Women in Business award.
UCH Opens Wound Care Clinic
The Wound/Ostomy Care Practice is University of Colorado Hospital's latest addition to patient care. The clinic will merge inpatient and outpatient practices.
Reasons for the Big Brain
Researchers have found what they believe is the key to understanding why the human brain is larger and more complex than that of other animals.
High Legal Costs
Legal costs are mounting as CU deals with the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting.
Student Studies Diabetes Cure
A local high school student was able to work in a CU lab this summer on a disease he's been fighting for five years.
Popular Chemical Could Damage Muscles
An antibacterial chemical widely used in personal-care products hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level in animals, CU and UC-Davis researchers say.
CU Docs Study Thought Disorders
Two CU doctors are studying children, teenagers and young adults who may be predisposed to a variety of thought disorders including schizophrenia.
$400 Million in Research Grants
Research grants totalling $407.3 million to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2011-12 comprised half of all research dollars for the four-campus CU system.
CU Hires Attorney for Officer, Post Says
The Denver Post reports that the university has hired an attorney for a campus police officer following an ABC report that James Holmes' psychiatrist reported his threatening behavior to police.
Grant Provides Guatemalan Foothold for CU
A $1 million grant will help CU doctors, faculty and students build a medical center in an impoverished area of Guatemala, the university's first permanent medical presence in a developing country.
Elite World of Neuroscience
The CU program James Holmes entered last year was both intellectually demanding and rewarding, neuroscience researchers say.
Teaching College Equals Economic Boom
University of Colorado Hospital's takeover of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs will create a health care magnet for the city's economy, a Gazette writer says.
CU Requests Independent Review
Robert N. Miller, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, will perform an internal review of CU's actions and procedures in connection to the Aurora shootings last month.
Dr. Holly Wyatt offers three tips to keeping off the pounds once you've shed them - and, yes, more exercise is one of them.
CU Therapist Escalated Holmes Case, Post says
James Holmes' CU psychiatrist was concerned enough about his behavior that she escalated his case to the Anschutz Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment team, several media outlets are reporting.
When Should a Psychiatrist Report
A psychiatrist is legally obligated to report a patient if there is a threat against another person. Was that threshold crossed in the James Holmes case?
BETA Team Rules
CU's Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team has been in the news lately because of the James Holmes case. The team was created in 2010 and has viewed more than a dozen cases in that time.
Students Spoof Hogwart Houses
School of Medicine students prepare for new advisory colleges named after Colorado peaks including Bierstadt, Conundrum and Eolus. The colleges provide four years of student support and friendship.
Communication Obstacles for CU
Communications reversals spotlight some of the difficulties CU faces in the weeks following the Aurora theater shootings.
Suspect Seeing CU Psychiatrist
University of Colorado officials confirmed contents of a court document that said the Aurora shooting suspect named a CU psychiatrist.
The World of Neuroscience
A doctoral graduate talks about the rigors of CU's Neuroscience Program, which is ranked among the top third of graduate programs in the nation.
Free Care for Shooting Victims
Children's Hospital Colorado says it will forgive the medical bills of patients injured in the Aurora theater shootings.
Suspect Sent Package to CU
The former CU student held in the Aurora shootings sent a notebook to the university that arrived three days after the attack.
CU Dominates Top Docs List
CU School of Medicine once again dominated the list of 5280 Magazine's Top Docs with 222 faculty and staff on the list of 337 Denver metro physicians.
Roofers Suffer DNA Damage
A CU Cancer Center study shows that roofers who work with hot asphalt have higher levels of a potentially cancer-causing substance that can be absorbed through the skin.
ER Doctor Inspired by Shooting Victims
Comilla Sasson, emergency physician at University of Colorado Hospital, says the resilience and empathy of the Aurora shooting victims has impressed her and her colleagues.
Obama Lauds UCH Efforts
President Obama praised the "extraordinary effort" by University of Colorado Hospital staff when he came to Colorado to visit with patients harmed in last week's theater shooting.
Suspicious Package Found
A suspicious package was found in Building 500 on Anschutz Medical Campus this morning. In light of last Friday's theater shootings, the building is closed to all but emergency personnel. We'll update with more information when it is available.
News Conference in Theater Shooting
University of Colorado officials met with the media and with the Anschutz Medical Campus community on Monday to answer questions about news surrounding the doctoral student being held responsible for Friday's theater shooting.
Monday Meeting Planned for Anschutz
A meeting to update the Anschutz Medical Campus on events and precautions following Friday's shooting in an Aurora theater will be held Monday on campus.
Gunman Was CU Graduate Student
The 24-year-old man arrested in the shootings at an Aurora theater overnight was in the process of filling out the paperwork to voluntarily withdraw from a CU graduate program in neurosciences. Police say he was most likely last on campus in June.
Genetic Clues for Colon Cancer
A CU researcher says results from a massive study by 200 scientists could lead to drugs better able to target and control colon cancer.
Top Ranking Hospitals
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Hospital, both School of Medicine affiliates, received top marks for patient care in the latest US News & World Report ranking.
Memory Boost for Down Patients
CU researchers say a drug used for Alzheimer's patients has been shown to improve memory function in the Down syndrome population.
UCH Transplant Patient Rides High
When Barry Benson climbs a 13-story crane at work every day, he is helping to expand the hospital where a liver transplant saved his life in 2001.
Stroke Patient Returns
The last time Rick Hamilton came to University of Colorado Hospital he was treated for a stroke suffered at 40,000 feet. Last week, he came back to thank his medical team for their fast work.
Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome Center
A clinical care center to study causes and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome is planned for CU with the arrival of new faculty member, Huntington Potter, MD.
Obesity Causes National Fertility Crisis
In 2015, 75 percent of Americans are expected to be overweight or obese, causing a population decline because fertility rates are markedly lower amongst those populations., says a CU reproductive researcher.
Better Brain Surgery
Two CU doctors performed a less invasive type of brain surgery to reduce the size of a cyst in a Canon City man's head.
Helping Foster Kids Succeed
Classes in anger management and communication help foster kids remain in stable homes and reunify with their families sooner, a CU study shows.
UCH Funds Athletic Trainers
Athletes in the Thompson School District can count on having a trainer at events thanks in part to funding from University of Colorado Hospital.
UCH Signs Memorial Lease
A new lease between Memorial Health System and University of Colorado Hospital brings the city of Colorado Springs one step closer to a branch medical campus.
Health Insurance Changes for Coloradans
More than 300,000 Coloradans will find they now have health insurance, but the same amount will not. Overall, says CU's Mark Earnest, MD, most previously insured residents will notice no difference in coverage.
Summer Medical Experience
The Med School Experience hosts a handful of high schoolers each summer to learn about health care careers and to take on case studies with computerized patients.
Cell Line Contamination
CU Cancer Center researchers say there's a 40 percent chance that a cell line used in cancer research could be wrong.
Why Hospitals are Getting Bigger
Hospitals like the University of Colorado Hospital are expanding, merging and buying clinics and other hospitals because size will matter regardless of the outcome of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Finding Frequent ER Visitors
University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado will help coordinate a grant to pair frequent ER patients with a medical team to help draw down the high cost of their care.
Intervention Can Prevent Diabetes
Thirty-five percent of Americans are pre-diabetic, but a CU research study shows that early lifestyle and medication intervention helps most people avoid developing diabetes.
Addicted Teens Seek Out CU's Synergy
When two homeless teen brothers decided to break their heroin addiction, they reached out to CU's Synergy, a Denver substance-abuse treatment facility for adolescents.
UCH Opening Lone Tree Clinic
The 37,000-square-foot multi-specialty clinic will join a Kaiser Permanente facility and a university family medicine practice in the Lone Tree area.
Training Doctors on Radiation Risks
Many front-line doctors do not educate their patients about radiation risks when ordering CT imaging because they are not knowlegeable about the potential impact, a study by CU doctors shows.
UCH Named Top Employer
University of Colorado Hospital was one of two Denver area hospitals named to the nation's top 25 best places to work by HealthExecNews.com.
Don't Punish Obese Patients
Two CU physicians say higher insurance premiums for the obese don't make sense when you look at the research on weight and health.
Mary Naam's Engagement Adventure
Mary Naam's boyfriend decided to surprise her with an engagement ring upon graduation from CU's School of Medicine. But the plan shifted with the sands.
Game Helps Save Lives
CU School of Medicine doctors launched the first community-wide scavenger hunt for AEDs, the defibrillator devices that can save victims of cardiac arrest.
UCH Sets Memorial Takeover Date
University of Colorado Health System told employees of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs that Oct. 1 will be the date the two systems unite if voters approve.
CU Doctor to Lead AMA
As the new president of the American Medical Association, CU's Jeremy Lazarus, MD, will be on the road 200 days a year discussing health care policy with other providers.
Risks for Heavy Teens
Most obese adolescents and teens have risk factors that could affect their heart health for the rest of their life, a CU researcher says.
Children's South Campus
Children's Hospital Colorado will open a $100 million "south campus" in Highlands Ranch containing an emergency department, clinics and inpatient beds.
Supplement Cancer Risk
Certain supplements taken in high doses have been shown to cause cancer, says CU's Tim Byers, MD, MPH.
A mother goose nesting in one of the busiest areas of Anschutz Medical Campus is under the protection and care of campus employees.
Preventing Repeat Teen Pregnancies
Teens who agree to contraceptive implants stand far less chance of repeat pregnancy than those who decide to try other contraceptive methods.
A Solo Practitioner Quits
Marc Shiffman, MD, is closing his Summit County practice, saying that insurance and Medicare rules have made a solo practice untenable.
Smoking Ban Helps Moms, Babies
CU researchers compared rates of premature births and low-birth weights in communities with and without smoking bans. The results show improved results for women and infants where there is a smoking ban.
Body Donor Ceremony
Health care students and donor families converged at the annual body donor ceremony at Anschutz Medical Campus, where donors were honored for their gift to education and science.
Heart Risks for Children
Obesity is causing health problems in children, who need help from their family to eat right and exercise to avoid heart damage as adults, says a CU doctor.
Defibrillators can't help a heart attack victim if no one can find the machine. CU's Comilla Sasson, MD, says a pilot project to create a national directory could fix that problem.
Overcoming our Biology
Human bodies evolved to store calories in case of famine. That's why we've become a very fat nation, and CU doctors say the only way to overcome our biology is to use our heads.
Parkinson's and Acupuncture
Does acupuncture affect fatigue, mood and other aspects of Parkinson's disease? A CU study needs volunteers to help figure that out.
Beware Apartment Smoke
A third of non-smoking apartment dwellers report they smell cigarette smoke at home, which can endanger the health of children, a study by a CU researcher shows.
The outlook is dim for teens with diabetes; even with drugs and counseling, 1 in 5 suffer serious complications, a CU study shows.
The Sunshine Cure
Daylight could help prevent heart attacks or mitigate damage from one, a CU study shows.
Early Down Syndrome Test Concerns
The ability to test earlier in a pregnancy for Down syndrome could mean more terminations because of misconceptions that health professionals and families have about patients' quality of life, a CU doctor says.
The Vertigo Cure
Carol Foster, MD, discovered what she calls the "half somersault maneuver" during her own bout of vertigo. “My goal in life is to basically get rid of all dizziness on the planet Earth,” she says.
Could Mononucleosis Ease Lupus
Studies show that the health of mice with lupus improved after they were given the Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis.
High Honor for Mark Johnston, PhD
Neil Simon, Clint Eastwood, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melinda Gates are some of the best known members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU researcher Mark Johnston is now among them.
The Five S's of Colic
A CU pediatrician says the why of colic isn't as important as the how; he recommends calming babies with some age-old techniques.
Sugar - It's Worse Than You Think
“I’m not telling you to cut out sugar,” says Richard Johnson, MD, whose research shows a definite link between sugar and obesity-related health issues. “No one can do that. We all love sugar.” Instead he recommends increased awareness and education.
Getting Kids to Eat Better
Getting kids to eat better in the school lunch room can be as easy as better lighting, tempting dish names (think Big Bad Bean Burrito) and placing vegetables in line before pizza, Brian Wansink, PhD, told an Anschutz audience.
Longest Serving Med School Dean
After 20 years as dean of the CU School of Medicine, Richard Krugman, MD, remembers refusing the position when it was first offered by saying "I'm going to Belgium." Now he is the longest serving med school dean in the country.
High School Students Tour Labs
Aurora high school students interested in health care careers spent a day in six Anschutz labs learning about topics ranging from zebrafish nervous systems to vertebrate tongues.
The Link Between Height and Health
Research shows that your height can affect your likelihood of getting certain diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease, a CU doctor says.
Better Morphine Treatments
Scientists from CU and Australia unveil how opioid drugs like morphine work, making way for improvements in treatment including prevention of tolerance buildup and increased sensitivity to pain.
UV Photos Highlight Sun Damage
UV photographs spotlighting sun damage could become a tool to counteract the six-fold increase in melanoma in young adults in the past four decades, a CU researcher says.
Robert Greer, Author and Teacher
The author of more than a dozen books including his latest "Astride a Pink Horse," Robert Greer also teaches pathology, medicine, dermatology and dentistry at Anschutz Medical Campus.
Do Medical Websites Make You Sick
Not all medical websites are the same and some can be dangerous to your health if you take them at face value, says CU OBGYN Chair Nanette Santoro, MD.
The Diet That Is Right for You
Strategies for losing weight are different from keeping the weight off, but "most people never make this switch," say CU Dr. Holly Wyatt.
Who's Crowding Emergency Rooms
The recently insured and the newly uninsured are about a third more likely to use emergency departments than those whose status had not changed, a CU researcher says.
CU School of Medicine Dean Richard Krugman says gaze aversion, the deliberate failure to recognize child abuse, is an obstacle to eradicating the problem.
Palliative Care Doctor Blogs
“You would have been hung in World War II for doing what you are doing now;” a CU doctor recalls the words of a colleague over a dying patient.
Valve Replacement Innovation
University of Colorado Hospital is one of a few medical centers in the country offering a new, less invasive valve replacement procedure using a catheter.
FDA Approves Cystic Fibrosis Drug
The FDA has approved a drug, developed in Children's Hospital Colorado trials, that is the first to treat the underlying causes of cystic fibrosis.
How to Avoid Hospital Readmissions
CU's Eric A. Coleman says there are several reasons patients return to the hospital after being released including confusion over medication and treatment.
Medicaid Patients More Likely to Visit ER
Nationally, almost 40 percent of Medicaid patients visited emergency departments in the last year vs. 17.7 percent for patients who are privately insured, a CU researcher says.
New Pediatric Operating Room
Memorial Hospital for Children, soon to be aligned with University of Colorado Hospital, is planning a state of the art $1.2 million pediatric operating room.
Lessons from Snoop Dogg
A CU medical student compares the camaraderie and civility between a Snoop Dogg concert and negotiations on health care reform at the state Capitol.
Helmet Give Away
Graduating medical school students gave away free bicycle helmets to Aurora Fletcher Elementary School students in an education campaign that included cracking apart coconuts with heavy weights.
High Rankings for School of Medicine
U.S. News & World Report ranked CU School of Medicine's primary care program 5th in nation, with three of its programs and specialties also placing in the top 10.
Bill to Fund Anschutz Research Dies
A state House committee has killed a bill that would have created a $20 million fund to help CU researchers take their discoveries to market.
CU Resident Wins NEJM Writing Award
The New England Journal of Medicine asks how new technology can help the medical profession. Facebook, CU neurology resident Mario Cerdan-Trevino answers in his award-winning essay.
Type 1 Diabetes Cure for Mice
CU researchers have isolated the specific cell that causes most cases of type 1 diabetes and developed a drug that attacks that cell.
Heart Patients Should Proceed with Caution
Patients with advanced heart failure need to have a heart-to-heart with their doctor before agreeing to invasive procedures because some find ”the treatment was worse than the disease,” says CU cardiologist Larry Allen, MD.
Military Clinic Opens Near New VA Site
About 9,000 patients a year will come through the Buckley Clinic on the southern edge of the new Veterans Administration Hospital complex next to Anschutz Medical Campus.
Dehydrated RNA Quality High
A CU Cancer Center study shows that it is not necessary to store DNA and RNA in ultra-low-temperature freezers, which are expensive to run and hard on the environment.
CU Doctor Wins 9Who Care
"It's not easy growing up as a teenager in this world. Especially with no one looking out for you," says Dr. Eugenia Carroll, who helps kids in Denver, Guatemala and India.
Killing Pancreatic Cancer Cells
"Really, the drug takes one of cancer's greatest strengths and turns it into a weakness," says Wells Messersmith, MD, co-leader of the Developmental Therapeutics Program at the CU Cancer Center.
Violin Returned to Patient
Lydia Tillman's violin was damaged in a fire set by an intruder who attacked her so violently that she landed in UCH's Intensive Care Unit for many weeks. Recently her doctor, Robert Neuman, returned the repaired violin to her.
Eliminating MS Symptoms
Recent treatment breakthroughs mean that multiple sclerosis patients tell CU Dr. Tim Vollmer, "I don't feel like I have MS anymore."
Marijuana Dangerous for Teens, CU Doctor Says
Marijuana use by teens is escalating even though studies show that it can cause lifelong cognitive deficits. “It affects brain processing, decision-making, impulsivity and memory,” a CU psychiatrist says.
Progress for Prostate Cancer Patients
Four new drugs entering the market could turn advanced prostate cancer into a "disease a patient is more likely to die with than from," a CU cancer researcher says.
Health Food Restaurant Comes to Anschutz Campus
Local and organic foods will be among the offerings at Bistro Elaia, part of the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness, opening in April on the culinarily isolated Anschutz Medical Campus.
Lead Found in Popular Lipsticks
Does your lipstick contain lead? A UCH toxicologist says levels probably aren't dangerous, but there's still no good reason to add lead to a beauty product. The FDA has released a list of those that do.
Getting Denver to Walk the Talk
Coloradans talk a lot about living in the nation's thinnest state, but a CU cardiologist says they need to hit the streets if they want to keep that distinction.
Getting Medical Innovations to Market
The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs founded by CU's Arlen D. Meyers, MD, has expanded to 2,100 members with the purpose of speeding new medicines and treatments to patients.
GLBT Adults Twice as Likely to Smoke
The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered population is twice as likely to smoke as the heterosexual community, and is less likely to be considering quitting, a CU cancer researcher says.
UCH Sock Giveaway
Warm socks and good information on how to avoid frostbite are part of a University of Colorado Hospital outreach program to the homeless today.
Emergency Orangutan Surgery
Sally was one sick orangutan, and her zookeepers knew she would not survive much longer without surgery. So calls went out to doctors at Colorado Children's Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital to perform a lifesaving operation.
Poudre Valley, UCH Make It Official
A joint operating agreement between University of Colorado Hospital and the Poudre Valley Health System will mean greater access to top-tier health care for Colorado residents.
'The Skinny on Obesity'
A lead researcher with CU's Center for Health and Wellness says solving the obesity crisis in America is going to require a complete rethinking of the problem.
Vote for Your Top Doc in 5280 Magazine
Polls open today (Friday Jan. 27) for Colorado's annual Top Doc contest in the Denver magazine 5280. School of Medicine physicians have historically dominated the competition.
The Fructose-Sucrose Debate
Researchers say high fructose corn syrup is absorbed differently by the human body than regular table sugar.
Heart Procedure Made Easier, Safer
A new procedure for heart attacks at University of Colorado Hospital is easier on the patient and leaves just a small scar on the patient's wrist.
Anschutz - A Hidden Treasure
Anschutz Medical Campus with its groundbreaking research and patient care remains an unknown to many in the community. In a series of television programs, The Aaron Harber Show hopes to change that.
CU Med School Applications Jump
Applications rose by 22 percent this year at CU School of Medicine, where the recruitment focus is on students with good grades and big hearts.
A History of the Barbara Davis Center
H. Peter Chase, MD, has finished a book on the history of CU's Barbara Davis Center, now one of the world's largest Type 1 diabetes clinics with 6,000 patients.
UCH Wins Springs Council Backing
In a unanimous vote, the Colorado Springs City Council approved University of Colorado Hospital as the strongest candidate to lease Memorial Health System. The choice now will go to voters.
Children's Is Part of Springs Deal
Children's Hospital Colorado will be part of the package if Colorado Springs chooses University Hospital to lease Memorial Health System.
Twins for Cancer Survivor
CU Advanced Reproductive Medicine helped a cancer survivor and his wife conceive twin boys - nearly 10 years after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Lack of Follow-up in High Risk Breast Cancer Cases
A CU Cancer Center study involving 65,000 women shows that less than 20 percent of women in the highest risk category for breast cancer failed to return within a year of their mammogram for additional screening.
Why Cats Like Mushrooms
Cats have no ability to taste sweet things, but mushrooms trigger the umami receptors on their taste buds, CU researchers say.
Arrhythmias Serenade Campus
Tests, homework and clinical duty are only some of the challenges to pulling together a health sciences campus choir.
CU Clients Turn Angels
Clients of CU's Peer 1 community corrections program delivered a trailer full of presents for a little boy burned when his family's house caught on fire.
UCH gets early nod for Memorial
Members of a task force voted unanimously Friday to recommend that the city lease its Memorial Hospital system to University of Colorado Hospital. Next, City Council members will weigh that advice.
More Parking for Patients at UCH
Patients and their loved ones will have an easier time parking at University of Colorado Hospital with the addition of a 662-spot parking garage at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion.