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.
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.
CU researchers are linking popular testosterone supplements to heart attacks, strokes and an increased risk of death.
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.
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.
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.