$120 Million Anschutz Gift
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received a $120 million gift, the largest private philanthropic commitment in its history, to further elevate its stature as one of the country’s top medical destinations.
Heatwaves Causing Fatal Illnesses
This summer's heatwaves have caused massive destruction, and a CU professor says they also may be causing fatal illnesses for people who work in the heat.
How Dangerous Is Wildfire Smoke?
Researchers are studying the dangers of wildfire smoke, and a CU doctor says the effects could vary depending on what is burning.
Ageism in HIV Treatment
A CU researcher is looking into methods to help older patients diagnosed with HIV who often suffer unique health concerns partly because of a delay in diagnosis.
Lower Age for Oncology Research
A CU doctor says older teenagers should be allowed to participate in adult cancer trials because physiologically they are similar to adults.
Testosterone Study for Broken Hips
CU will participate in a study to determine whether testosterone gel combined with exercise will help women recover from a hip fracture.
Best Foods for Your Heart
Thumbs up to fruits, vegetables, beans, fiber-rich grains, coffee and tea. Thumbs down to energy drinks and sugar.
Tech Is Health Care's Future
“There’s a fundamental challenge in health care right now,” says UC Health's chief innovation officer. “You know firsthand that it’s broken. It’s not a little broken, it’s a lot broken. It’s not catastrophically broken, but it’s getting there.”
8 Foods Cardiologists Avoid
Heart doctors tend to avoid certain foods to prevent cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for American men and women.
Children's Donates Food
Children's Hospital Colorado is the first major Colorado donor to Copia, which reduces food waste by matching donors with groups serving people in need.
Independence for Veterans
A coalition of caregiving groups and researchers is helping create independence for veterans in rural Colorado.
Walk and Think Concussion Test
A CU researcher says asking athletes to spell a word backward while walking could help determine whether they have a concussion.
Acupuncture Not Opioids
A patient traded in opioids for treatment at UCHealth Integrative Medicine Center to learn how to deal with his pain.
Epilepsy Warning for Incredibles 2
Portions of the film Incredibles 2 could cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy, a CU doctor says. Warning signs are now posted outside theaters.
Pain More Intense for Marijuana Users
Marijuana users report more intense pain following traumatic injury, a new study shows, and a CU physician agrees, saying burn victims who regularly use pot need much higher doses of opioids.
EndCan to End Abuse
Former CU medical school dean Richard Krugman, MD, and a former patient who was kidnapped and assaulted as a child have established a center to support research, training and prevention of child abuse.
Funds for Advance Care Planning Training
A grant to CU, in partnership with The Denver Hospice, will expand an Advance Care Planning Volunteer Certification Program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Schulick Named Director of CU Cancer Center
Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, a renowned cancer surgeon and accomplished administrative leader, has been named director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center to lead a $100 million investment in the program over the next five years.
OK Google, I Need My Study Tips
University of Colorado researchers have created on-demand, voice-activated apps to enhance learning and teaching for members of CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Denver.
Antioxidants for Cystic Fibrosis
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the CU School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in people with cystic fibrosis.
Liver Disease Caused by Intravenous Nutrition
Research by physician-scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus offers hope for improved quality of life for people who rely on intravenous nutrition due to intestinal damage.
Bone Density Study
CU researchers are looking for participants for a four-year study examining the effect of DHEA and exercise on bone and muscle health.
10 Skin Problems to Watch
Rashes and bumps are common skin occurrences, but a CU dermatologist says patients should be aware of possible medical problems.
Beware Alzheimer's Cure Scams
Local clinics offer amniotic stem cell treatments to help people with Alzheimer's disease, but CU experts say the expensive therapies are unproven.
Epperson Named Chair of Psychiatry
C. Neill Epperson, MD, an expert in women’s behavioral health, particularly the relationship of hormones and the brain, has been named chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry effective Sept. 1.
Tackle Prediabetes Hard
"Prediabetes is diabetes,” a CU physician says. “The time is now to take action. You can prevent diabetes, you can prevent complications of diabetes ..."
Marijuana to Ease Cancer Symptoms Quesioned
Oncologists often recommend pot to ease cancer's side effects, but most don't feel they know enough about the drug and its effects, and research is lacking to show whether the drug is safe for cancer patients.
Women Turn From Pears To Apples
During menopause, women's fat moves to the waistline, which increases the risk of many diseases including stroke and diabetes.
Some people respond better physically to easier workouts than they do to pushing themselves to the max, a CU researcher says.
$46.5 Million NIH Grant
The National Institutes of Health awarded $46.5 million to a CU research partnership designed to speed up development of new treatments to address the greatest health needs of Coloradans.
Opioid Prescriptions Vary at VA
A new study of treatment options for military veterans with chronic pain has determined that care practices at Veterans Health Administration facilities vary widely and could contribute to a veteran’s likelihood of using opioids.
Thicker Waistline at Menopause
Many women accumulate belly fat as they age, and a CU physician says an imbalance between male and female hormones could be the reason.
Conflict of Interest Expert Joins CU
Eric Campbell, PhD, has been named Director of Research for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, effective April 1.
Immune Diversity Among the KhoeSan
A new study of the KhoeSan of Southern Africa has improved the understanding of immune diversity among the oldest surviving indigenous population in the world.
First Approved Marijuana Drug
Children's Hospital Colorado doctors helped test a marijuana drug that could soon be used to treat a rare form of childhood epilepsy.
CU's Support in Colorado Community
"I've been traveling around the 3rd Congressional District recently to hear from community and business leaders, as well as residents, about how the University of Colorado is serving the region's needs ... "
Better Outcomes With Bariatric Surgery
Obese teens who had bariatric surgery lost an average of 97 pounds in two years, a Children's Hospital Colorado study shows. Teens with conventional medical treatment gained 13 pounds.
Vegetables Lacking in Baby Food
Children don't develop a taste for green vegetables because single-vegetable products aren't available to parents and caregivers to offer their infants and toddlers, a CU study shows.
Beware Message Boards
Half the advice on message boards for heart implant patients is wrong, unproven or generally unhelpful, a CU researcher says.
Type 2 Diabetes Rises in Kids
More kids are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and the disease is more aggressive than with adults, Children's Hospital Colorado says.
Rural Doctor Shortage
The shortage of doctors in rural areas is worsening, and a CU program hopes to help fill some of the openings.
Mom Resist Peanut Advice for Infants
A study led by a CU physician shows that most new mothers resist following allergy guidelines that recommend feeding infants peanuts before they're six months old.
Firearm Training For Physicians
CU's groundbreaking training for emergency physicians aims to arm them with information when talking to patients about gun safety.
Home Doppler Detects Fetal Heart Issues
Babies at risk for developing fetal heart block can be monitored at home by their parents for abnormal rhythms thanks to a Children's Hospital Colorado study.
Pregnancy's Effect on Aging
Childbearing does not shorten a woman's lifespan, despite some evidence of cellular aging, a CU physician says.
Data Predicts Opioid Use
CU researchers are using hospital data to determine which patients are most likely to continue using opioids after discharge.
Micro Hospitals Are The Future
Micro hospitals offer their patients good care in small facilities at a lower cost but with fewer technology options, a CU expert says.
Sussing Out Cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
A virus that most commonly causes respiratory symptoms may, in the worst cases, be leading to paralysis in children through infection of the spinal cord, CU researchers say.
Shared Decision Making For Patients and Doctors
As more and more older patients are offered advanced treatments for chronic diseases, including surgeries and implantable devices, new questions have arisen over how these decisions are made.
Improved Care for Heart Patients
Patients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, a CU study shows.
Gun Violence Studies Funding
A CU researcher has received a rare grant to study suicide gun deaths, but some experts say more funding to study gun violence may become available following the latest school shooting in Florida.
Better Hearing Tests for Newborns
A Children's Hospital Colorado audiologist who was born with severe hearing loss is advocating for better newborn screening and follow up care.
Spray Cleaners Damage Lungs
Spray cleaners damage your lungs as much as smoking cigarettes. A CU physician suggests wearing a mask when cleaning.
New Allergy Clinic Opens
Children's Hospital Colorado has opened one of the largest allergy and immunology centers in the country.
New STEM School for Campus
A school for sixth- through 12th graders studying science, technology, engineering and math will open by 2019 next to campus, where research and laboratories will extend students' learning opportunities.
Drug Pressure Drug Prevents Diabetes
A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk, according to researchers at CU and the University of Florida.
Child Abuse Ripple Effect
“Time just doesn’t magically heal,” says a CU psychiatrist who warns that the effects of child abuse can last a lifetime.
Overweight and Healthy?
Can you be healthy if you're overweight? Not obese - just overweight? Exercise and diet can help, but weighing more than you should is risky for your health, a CU doctor says.
Elevation Gain = Drop in Performance
Elevation gain should be taken seriously: for every 1,000 feet gained, there's a 10 percent drop in a body’s ability to transport oxygen and 20 percent drop in time to exhaustion, a CU researcher says.
Exercises for MS Sufferers
A study requiring MS patients to participate in a special balance and eye-movement program helped improve balance.
Minimal Exercise Can Help
Exercise. Even doing less than the 2.5 hours a week recommended for good health is still helpful, a CU physician says.
Hospital Infections Drop
Hospital-associated infections have been dropping in the past few years thanks to better technology.
Guidelines for Pneumonia Vaccine Unclear
A CU study shows that primary care physicians are unclear on age and frequency guidelines for the pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine, which may be the reason vaccination rates are low.
Alzheimer's Studies Progress
Several studies are making progress into treatments for Alzheimer's disease, including a leukine study at the CU School of Medicine.
Alternatives to Opioids
A groundbreaking study that encouraged hospitals to prescribe non-opioid pain kiillers showed a 36 percent drop in opioid prescriptions.
Supplement Fights Fatty Liver
Anti-oxidants found in kiwi, parsley, celery and papaya may fight the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, CU research shows.
Microbiome Predicts Blood Infections
A patient's microbiome, not an unhygienic catheter, may be the cause of many blood infections in cancer patients, research at Children's Hospital Colorado shows.
Over-training Prevents Fat Loss
“Most recreational cyclists are doing too much high intensity training and they’re not getting leaner or faster,” CU researcher Iñigo San Millán says. “Many of your rides should be in Zone 2."
Anesthesia's Effect on Young Brains
The head of the CU Department of Anesthesiology has written a review of scientific studies on the potentially adverse effects of exposing developing brains to general anesthesia.
Studying Seniors and Driving
CU's LongROAD study is tracking more than 3,000 seniors to see how their health, medications and cars influence their driving.
Celiac Screening Research
CU studies show that celiac disease is much more prevalent than previously believed, leading some proponents to push for routine screening to prevent health complications.
Testing the Detox Theory
A CU physician says your body does a bang-up job detoxifying your body, but a magazine's staffers tried five different detox diets to see if they felt any better afterward.
Exercise Improves Metabolic Flexibility
Exercise increases metabolic flexibility, a CU researcher says, which helps digestion of all types of foods including carbs and sugars without increasing the risk of diabetes or heart disease.
Down Syndrome Redefined
CU researchers say Down syndrome can be categorized as an immune system disorder based on a study involving thousands of blood samples.
Emergency Dialysis Policy
Undocumented immigrants with kidney failure who can only get emergency dialysis have worse survival odds than patients who get routine dialysis three times a week, a CU researcher says.
Take Frostbite Seriously
Patients with frostbite have a 70 percent chance of amputation, but a CU physician was able to save a Colorado man from that fate.
Holiday Recovery Tips
You might feel terrible if you overdo the food and drink on New Year's, but your body will quickly recover, and there are natural ways to speed the process, a CU doctor says.
Parents Bully Overweight Kids
Children who are bullied about their weight by a parent or other family member are more likely to become obese than children who are bullied by peers, says a CU pediatrician.
Hairdressers Fight Skin Cancer
Educating hairdressers in melanoma detection could save lives of clients with hard-to-spot skin cancer, a study by CU researchers says.
The Truth About Facials
How much good do facials do? Very little in some cases, a CU dermatologist says, but it can depend on the methods used.
End of Life Conversations
Physicians rarely discuss end-of-life care with patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, but a CU physician says those conversations can help patients feel more in control.
African Skin Pigment Understudied
Researchers examining understudied populations in Africa have found that skin pigmentation is far more varied and complex than previously understood. And that complexity increases nearer the equator.
IUD Program For Teens Works
A CU study shows that a Colorado program supplying free IUDs to teenagers has resulted in a steep drop in teen pregnancies and abortions.
Cardiac Monitor App
CU physicians are pioneering an app that allows cardiologists to monitor a patient's heart rhythm through a smartphone.
Health Campaign for Men
UCHealth has launched a MANtenance campaign to encourage men to take care of their mental and physical health.
Celebrity Diet Downfalls
Celebrities pitch diets to their fans ranging from baby food to detox, but a CU physician says you may lose weight on those diets, but you'll gain it back.
First Marijuana Death
The death of an infant appears to be the first ever to be attributed to marijuana exposure, Colorado doctors say.
Solving Breathing Problems
A CU physician has developed breathing techniques to help patients suffering from severe shortness of breath during exercise.
Drink More Coffee
CU researchers say every cup of coffee you drink helps reduce risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary heart disease.
Marijuana Ingredient in Skin Care
The marijuana ingredient cannabioid cannabidiol is gaining popularity in beauty products because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammaatory benefits.
Tobacco, Nicotine Use Climbs
Thanks to e-cigarettes and smokeless products, tobacco and nicotine use is climbing in the U.S. even while the rate of cigarette smoking declines, a CU doctor says.
Websites Increase Vaccination Rates
Interactive websites viewed by pregnant women and monitored by clinicians improved child vaccination rates, according to a study that included the CU School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado.
Medicine As a Team Sport
It’s no longer true “that you’re a sole cowboy out there, saving the patient on your own,” says Mark Earnest, head of CU Department of Internal Medicine.
Legalized Marijuana Study
CU has received a $5.5 million grant to study health and social consequences of legalizing recreation marijuana.
Treating Melanoma Subtypes
Treatments should differ between melanoma caused by sun-exposure and those caused by genetic changes, a CU researcher says.
Free Eating Disorder Questionnaire
CU eating disorder researchers have developed a procedure that takes detailed patient questionnaires and generates a fast, standardized score for mental health professionals.
When to Worry about Child Anxiety
“We are seeing more severely anxious adolescents coming through the door all the time,” says Benjamin Mullin, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “There’s no reason to be shy about asking for help.”
Marijuana Extract As Medicine
A CU pediatrician welcomes the arrival of pharmaceutical-grade hemp-derived extracts to help children with epilepsy.
Poet's Brain Donated to CU Research
The family of an internationally known poet with Down syndrome has donated her brain to CU to help research linking Down syndrome to Alzheimer's disease.
CU researchers say adding light activated particles to antibiotics might save the lives of patients infected with drug-resistent bacteria.
Brain Study Grant
CU researchers have won a $2 million grant allowing them to refine a unique microscope they have developed while expanding its use to other scientists across the country.
Bridges to Care Program Works
CU researchers have found that a community-based program aimed at high users of hospital emergency departments reduced ED visits and hospital admissions.
Cannabis Vs. Opioid Study
A CU study will compare the pain relief efficacy of vaporized cannabis and an opioid painkiller for patients with chronic back and neck pain.
Small Ways to Make Work Healthier
Biking to work is great for your health, but smaller measures like taking stairs and walking five minutes every hour make a big difference too, doctors say.
How to Telehealth
Creating an urgent care telehealth service out of thin air takes tenacity, money and a willingness to make a lot of tough decisions, a UCHealth physician says.
Recognizing Childhood Depression
The largest risk factor for depression is having a family history of depression, says Dr. Joel Stoddard, child psychiatrist in the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Immune System Key in HIV Fight
CU scientists say a process that protects the body from autoimmune disease appears to prevent it from creating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus, a finding that could possibly help lead to a vaccine.
The Flu Season Has Begun
Flu cases have already been reported in Colorado, and a CU doctor says she expects an active year.
Plan B Pill Often Unavailable
CU researchers traveled Colorado to check the availability of the "morning after pill" and found many pharmacies required IDs or kept it locked in the pharmacy. Others did not stock the drug.
A CU OB/GYN explains surrogacy options for people who need help conceiving or carrying a child.
Gender Disparity in STEM Research
Women in STEM research are less likely to hold prominent author positions and are less often cited than male researchers, a CU study shows.
Creosote Bush Cure
Creosote bush, used in native cultures to cure a wide range of medical issues, may work better than current pharmaceuticals, CU researchers say.
Health Worker Burnout Campaign
"The days of Marcus Welby, M.D., and Norman Rockwell seem like a very long time ago," CU's Marc Moss, MD, told a group of national leaders gathered to combat burnout among doctors and nurses.
$1 Billion for CU Research
CU received a record $1 billion for research last fiscal year with nearly half coming to the Anschutz Medical Campus.
CU Cancer Center researchers have found a way to starve cancer cells of glucose by switching off a specific gene.
Help Kids Eat Right
One in five American children are obese. Follow these tips from a CU doctor to help your kids stay healthy.
The Last Incurable Childhood Cancer
CU students and faculty are trying to find a treatment for an aggressive brain stem tumor that is considered to be the last incurable pediatric cancer.
Standing vs. Sitting
Standing has some small benefits over sitting, a CU postdoctoral fellow tells the New York Times, but not enough to make a long subway ride healthy.
More In U.S. Work Through Cancer
Americans commonly continue working after a cancer diagnosis partly because they need health insurance but also because of improvements in cancer care.
Delaying Surgery for Intersex Children
Advocates trying to discourage early anatomical surgery for children born with atypical sex organs and genitalia applaud the SOAR Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado, which endorses individualized treatment.
CU Medicine - New Sign Same Great Practice Plan
The practice plan that offers business operations and administrative support to nearly 3,000 University of Colorado School of Medicine clinical healthcare providers changed the sign on its building last week.
Stem Cell Treatment for Diabetes
Researchers at CU Barbara Davis Center hope that someday Type 1 diabetes can be prevented or controlled with stem cell injections.
Success with Alzheimer's Drug
CU researchers say the drug Leukine improved cognition in people afflicted with Alzheimer's disease in safety trials.
The health care community is constantly preparing for pandemics because a virulent virus would affect all aspects of our society, a CU infection prevention specialist says.
Phases of ACL Rehab
Patients often get frustrated with the long recovery period for ACL surgery. But A CU doctor explains the recovery phases and encourages respect for the process.
Immune Tolerance May Aid HIV
CU researchers found the process protecting the body from autoimmune disease may also prevent it from creating antibodies against HIV-1.
Kids in Danger of Dry Drowing
Children can inhale water when swimming or bathing, leading to a sometimes-fatal condition called dry drowning that worsens over hours or even days.
Students Film Guided Campus Tour
See the Anschutz Medical Campus through the eyes of two medical students as they walk you through the classrooms and buildings where you will spend most of your first and second years.
Glaucoma Treatment Evolves
A CU physician says treatment using eye drops for glaucoma will probably be replaced in some cases with surgery in the next few years.
Ticks Dangerous to Animals
Dogs are becoming paralyzed in Colorado because of tick-borne illnesses that are unique to our state, a CU infectious disease specialist says.
Vitamin D Linked to Diseases
Vitamin D deficits are linked to many diseases including cancer and diabetes, a CU researcher says. Unfortunately most Americans have low D levels.
Zika Research on Children
CU researchers will join a team of investigators examining the clinical outcomes of children in Guatemala infected with the Zika virus after being born, focusing on long-term brain development.
Student-Guided Campus Tour
See the Anschutz Medical Campus through the eyes of two medical students as they walk through the classrooms and buildings where students spend most of their first and second years.
AI for ER
A virtual lab using big data, artificial intelligence and best practices will revolutionize patient care at University of Colorado Health.
Summer Is Dehydration Season
Watch children carefully this summer for signs of dehydration, especially those involved in sports, Children's Hospital Colorado says.
Five Hard to Detect Cancers
Tips on the symptoms of five cancers that can be hard to detect: lung, colorectal, pancreatic, melanoma and liver.
Diabetes, Celiac Discoveries
CU researchers are finding that one in 30 children in an autoimmune screening program are testing positive for early type 1 diabetes and/or celiac disease.
The Sun Bus
A CU researcher is working with students to teach kids about skin cancer dangers in Colorado through a mobile classroom called the Sun Bus.
Vet Center To Open in August
The CU Marcus Institute for Brain Health is accepting applications from veterans with brain injuries and post traumatic stress.
The Celiac Surge
A CU researcher documented a sudden increase in celiac disease nationally. Since then scientists have been trying to home in on the cause.
Seniors Are Safe Drivers
Seniors are some of the safest drivers on the road, but a CU researcher says they don't get credit for it.
7 Common Summer Injuries
The number of injuries and illnesses from food, sports, sun and heat increases in the summer as people spend more time outdoors.
Social Factors Affect Readmissions
A CU researcher says measures to evaluate readmission rates at children’s hospitals would be more accurate if patients' social factors like race and insurance status are included.
Questioning Statins for Elderly
A new study questions the use of statins in some cases, but a CU physician says that while the study raises good questions, it is incomplete.
Clearer Guidelines Needed for PAD Sufferers
Health workers are failing to advise patients with peripheral artery disease about diet, exercise and medication that could prevent infections, sores, strokes and heart attacks.
8 Ways to Prevent Eczema
Common mistakes like taking long baths or getting too cold can trigger or exacerbate atopic dermatitis.
Plan for End of Life
Develop an end of life plan while you're healthy so there are no doubts about your health care wishes, CU experts say.
Push for Autoimmunity Screenings
CU researchers will screen thousands of Denver area kids for diabetes and celiac disease to make the case for screenings to avoid serious and expensive crises.
Bad Sleep Can Indicate MS
MS sufferers have worse sleep problems than most insomniacs, a CU professor says, including extreme fatigue, leg spasms and sleep apnea.
Doubts about Phenotyping
Phenotyping claims to use DNA to predict a person's appearance, but a CU doctor says the technique is untested and can give false hope to families of crime victims.
Beans and Rice to Fight Cancer
A daily meal of beans and rice can offer protection from obesity, heart disease and some cancers, say researchers at CU Cancer Center and Colorado State University.
One-Shot Vaccination for Babies
A "one and done" vaccination shot under development would eliminate multiple booster shots and provide instant immunity, doctors say.
Stick to a Food Schedule
When should you eat and how often? CU doctors say numerous studies don't always back up popular belief.
Rural Docs Battle Opioids
Rural Colorado physicians can be the sole source of treatment for many miles for opioid addicts who are often desperate for help.
How to Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset
No vaccine exists to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, but a CU specialist says healthy lifestyle changes can help boost the immune system and halt onset of the disease.
Proposed NIH Funding Cuts
Proposed NIH funding cuts will devastate research efforts that are saving lives in Colorado and around the country, a CU scientist says.
Can Fad Diets Help Your Health?
An examination of more than a dozen nutrition studies shows that the best diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, a CU physician says.
Nut Allergies Vary
Most people with nut allergies are able to eat some types of nuts; skin and blood tests designed to predict allergens are often inaccurate.
Reduce Measles Outbreaks
States with weaker, non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them, CU researchers say.
Stock Drug Overdose Meds
A CU physician applauds the Denver Public Library for stocking a medicine to prevent recurring drug overdoses at the central branch.
Teen Marijuana Abuse
The number of teens using pot has held steady in Colorado, but the number who seek treatment for addiction is increasing, a CU physician says.
Lactate Buildup Link to Cancer
Lactate, long associated with aches and pains in athletes, is a necessary ingredient in cancer development and may explain why people who exercise have lower rates of the disease.
Safe to Halt MS Drugs?
A CU study will research whether going off medication is safe for MS patients 55 and older.
Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
A drug to cure Alzheimer's disease could be years away. In the meantime, what can you do to help prevent the disease?
Recovery Time Critical for Anorexia Patients
Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, CU researchers say.
Polio-Like Illness Study Model
Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in 2014.
CU Cancer Center Excellence
The CU Cancer Center has earned a prestigious grant from the National Cancer Institute and is designated a “comprehensive cancer center”, recognizing the Center’s excellence in all aspects of care and research.
Diabetes Conference for Patients, Doctors
CU's Barbara Davis Center, one of the nation's top diabetes treatment and research centers, will host a conference to help doctors and patients benefit from cutting edge treatments.
Informed Consent Lessons
CU medical students receive lessons in informed consent to make sure patients are fully aware of treatments' risks and benefits.
Low Protein-Obesity Link
Poor women in Latin America are more likely to be obese because they eat less protein but consume more calories, researchers say.
Carnivorous Plant Evolution
Researchers have sequenced the genome of the Australian pitcher plant and discovered a key to the mystery of how those plants became predatory.
Kidney Failure Care for Immigrants
Failing to provide scheduled dialysis treatments to undocumented immigrants with kidney failure means states pay higher costs for care and patients face greater pain and distress.
Hydrogen Peroxide Dangers
Devotees of drinking highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide are risking injury or death, a CU researcher says.
Double Up on Sun Protection
Sunscreen and shade used separately are not enough to prevent sunburn. Use both for full protection, a CU doctor says.
Helping Cats and People
CU researchers are studying a feline immunodeficiency virus to improve the lives of cats and to better understand human immunodeficiency virus.
Late Start to Flu Season
The flu season is getting a late start, but this year's strain could be more serious than some others.
Overwhelmed by Opioids
Doctors in rural Colorado are dealing with an explosion of opioid addictions and have limited resources to help their patients.
Mysterious Marijuana Malady
Patients with a history of heavy, long-term marijuana use are appearing in Colorado emergency rooms complaining of intense pain and vomiting.
Can You Die From a Broken Heart?
Heartbreak can be fatal, a CU cardiologist says. “People are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke in the month after the death of a loved one.”
Work. Walk. Work.
Moving around at work every hour can improve your mood and your health, CU doctors say.
CU Leads Physical Activity Study
CU will be one of seven clinical centers nationwide to participate in a NIH initiative to improve understanding of molecular changes during physical activity.
Copeptin Levels in Diabetics
Type 1 diabetes patients with elevated albumin in their urine had three times the risk of life-threatening kidney and cardiac disease as those with normal levels, CU researchers say.
Mental Health Therapy for New Mothers
Self-harm was the leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in Colorado from 2004 to 2014, ahead of car crashes, medical conditions and homicide, CU researchers say.
Hospital Handoffs Can Be Deadly
CU researchers have found higher mortality rates among hospitalized patients during routine transitions of care from one medical resident to another.
Get Up and Move
Short bursts of activity help mood and energy levels of people with otherwise sedentary lives, CU researchers say.
Oxygen Treatment May Not Benefit
Oxygen use does not boost survival for most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and moderately low levels of blood oxygen, CU researchers say.
Nutrient Rich Purple Potatoes
A newly developed and nutrition-dense purple potato could prevent diseases including cancer, heart disease and cataracts.
Prescription Price Disparities
Physicians need to pay attention to the cost patients pay for prescription drugs, which can fluctuate wildly depending on the pharmacy.
Genetic Link to Rare Heart Disease
A strong association between a genetic mutation and a rare kind of heart muscle disease has been discovered by researchers at CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
A new type of medicine lowers bad LDL cholesterol, but a CU doctor says more studies will show whether it actually prevents heart attacks and strokes.
Pedestrian Bridge To New VA
Veterans advocates propose a pedestrian bridge linking the new light rail stop with the soon-to-be-open VA medical campus at Anschutz Medical Campus.
Bionic Eye Implant
A bionic eye implant at UCHealth Eye Center has restored vision to a Kansas man who had been blind for more than 50 years.
Zika Virus Molecular Structure
Researchers have found basic molecular processes used by the Zika virus to “hijack” the cells that it infects and potentially how it makes molecules that are directly linked to disease.
Genetic Autism Study
Children's Hospital Colorado is taking part in the country's largest autism study to try to learn what genes may play a role in the condition.
Pulmonary Problems Predict Complications
Researchers have found that even mild postoperative pulmonary complications are significantly associated with increased death within the first week after surgery.
Brain Overrides Urge to Eat
CU scientists have discovered the neurological reasons why those with anorexia and bulimia nervosa are able to override the urge to eat.
Research on Aging MS Patients
CU has received a grant to study whether discontinuing therapies that prevent relapse is safe for older patients with multiple sclerosis.
Mental Health Care Parity
Patients with mental health issues often face discrimination in health care, and a CU physician says true parity will erase the line between physical and mental health.
Cholesterol Number Confusion
Patients with low HDL cholesterol numbers are prone to heart problems, but high HDL can cause trouble, too, researchers say.
Peanut Patch Eases Allergy
A new patch is helping kids with peanut allergies withstand exposure to small amounts of the food, a CU physician at National Jewish says.
When a Doctor's Job Ends
How soon after discharge does a doctor's responsibility end? A CU survey of internal medicine residents shows a range of answers.
Working Out While High
Some people say a little pot before the gym makes for a better workout. A CU physician says it probably only seems that way.
CT Scans Show Mummies' Secrets
Ancient Egyptian mummies that underwent CT scans at Children's Hospital Colorado show the women's fashion and hygiene secrets as well as their age at death.
UCH Adds Renowned Sports Clinic
University of Colorado Health has acquired the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver, which includes the official team doctors for the Broncos and Rockies.
Omega 3 May Boost Fertility
A CU researcher says fatty acids contained in fish and flaxseed improved fertility in lab mice, and may help humans, too.
Grant for UV Cameras
CU schools of medicine and public health will use a $75,000 grant to buy UV cameras to help students and workers on Colorado universities identify sun damage.
Hope for Vitiligo Cure
CU researchers have identified genes linked to vitiligo, which could lead to breakthroughs in related autoimmune diseases and melanoma.
Smoking Vs. E-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes can explode and hurt people. Some spew cancer-causing fumes. Yet they still might be safer than smoking.
Health Policy Center
A health policy center that aims to improve integration in healthcare has been established at University of Colorado School of Medicine.
HPV Vaccine Success Strategy
The HPV cancer-prevention vaccine rate improves when it's folded into a larger bundle of vaccines for children, a CU study shows.
A new drug about to go on the market will boost the fight against stubborn eczema cases, a CU physician says.
Hospice Volunteer Program Grant
CU School of Medicine has received $266,000 to develop and implement an Advance Care Planning Volunteer Training and Certificate Program.
Kratom Ban Questioned
A CU physician questions the DEA ban on kratom, a natural substance used to combat chronic pain.
Help For Addicts
CU and Denver Health are helping jailed heroin and opioid addicts get off drugs.
Research to Improve Trauma Care
CU School of Medicine and Denver Health will help lead a Defense Department award to study ways to improve trauma care for civilians and military personnel.
How Useful is a Prostate Exam
A CU physician says a baseline prostate test is important for all men over 40, but it will be even more relevant in the future when the test can differentiate slow-moving and rapid-growth tumors.
Challenges to Medical Marijuana Research
Studies of marijuana use to treat inflammatory bowel disease are hampered by a lack of scientific evidence, public perception of the drug’s safety and legal prohibitions making it difficult to design research studies.
Infants and Food Allergies
If your infant is at-risk of developing peanut or egg allergies, a CU physician recommends talking to a doctor before introducing food that could trigger an allergic reaction.
Limb Restoration Program
A new multidisciplinary program at University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado helps patients with limb damage.
First Colorado Marijuana Trials
The first marijuana studies sponsored by the state of Colorado are investigating the drug's effect on Parkinson's and spine pain.
Can RA Be Stopped
A CU research trial is investigating whether medication given before rheumatoid arthritis sets in can prevent the disease's progression.
CU's Medical Miracles Book
Twenty current and former CU School of Medicine faculty members contributed to a collection of essays, Miracles We Have Seen – America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget.
Grant to Screen Diabetes, Celiac
The CU Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Program.
$1 Million Grant for Integrated Care
A $1 million grant to the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center will establish a technical assistance program for designing policies that help integrate behavioral health across healthcare.
Colorado Gun Shop Project
CU's Emmy Betz, MD, is working with Colorado gun shops to educate gun owners about suicide prevention.
Reduce MS Costs
Neurologists offer five ways for patients with multiple sclerosis to reduce medical costs while enhancing the quality of their care.
How to Avoid Hospital Readmission
There are ways to avoid being readmitted to a hospital including making an appointment after discharge with your primary care provider, a CU expert says.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Improvements in bariatric surgery means patients suffer fewer side effects and have more options, a CU expert says.
Housing for Guatemala Clinic
A new center will house our faculty and students volunteering at a health care clinic that helps the poor in rural Guatemala.
Facial Size, Shape Research
Researchers have identified two significant genes associated with measures of human facial size and have identified 10 additional candidates for location of genes affecting human facial shape.
Tobacco Tax Will Save Lives
A proposal to triple the tobacco tax in Colorado will save lives if voters approve it, a Children's Hospital Colorado physician says.
Multiple Marijuana Studies at CU
Colorado researchers are studying the effect of marijuana on different diseases, but CU researchers say the process is a struggle
Grant for Neurological Research
CU researchers received an $800,000 grant to study neural communication that could help patients suffering from stroke, Parkinson's and other neurological conditions.
Sleep Apnea Study on Adolescents
CU School of Medicine researchers have published a study showing that sleep apnea worsens non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese adolescents.
Zika Research at CU
CU scientists studying mosquito-borne West Nile virus have added the Zika virus to their research in hopes of someday creating a vaccine.
Zika-Free Blood Transfusions
University of Colorado Hospital is the first in the state to use a new system to ensure Zika and other viruses are not passed along to patients.
Throw Away Cosmetics With Mercury
Mercury lurks in some cosmetics under the names calomel, mercurous chloride, mercuric and mercurio. The ingredients are dangerous- especially to unborn children, a CU scientist says.
Misdiagnosing Heart Attacks
Many physicians struggle to diagnose cardiac arrest and the delay can negatively impact resuscitation efforts.
Cellular Process Explained
Researchers from CU and the University of Geneva have explained a previously unrecognized cellular process that could help understand some causes of cancer and other illnesses.
Student Immersion in Community
Students and faculty will participate this month in Poverty Immersion in Colorado Springs which aims to help them understand the health care needs of the community.
Health Risks Occur in Peri Menopause
A study showing women have a higher chance of developing diabetes, stroke and heart disease before menopause underscores the need for regular checkups, says a CU doctor.
Colorectal Cancer Findings
CU scientists collaborating with an Argentinian researcher have made progress in the fight against colorectal cancer.
Sat Fat Means Fatter Babies
Pregnant women who eat diets high in carbs and fatty foods give birth to infants with more fat tissue, a CU study shows.
EpiPen Price Spikes
The soaring cost of EpiPens means some patients with severe allergies cannot afford them, and researchers have cut back on their use.
Heart Patients Beware
Everyday items like green tea and ibuprofen can worsen or trigger heart failure, a CU doctor says.
Tobacco Tax Increase
A proposal to increase the tobacco tax by $1.75 per pack in Colorado would reduce smoking and help fund needed anti-smoking programs, CU faculty say.
Opioids Prolong Pain
Researchers say short-term use of opioids may increase the duration of chronic pain because a CU study shows the drug lowers the pain threshold in mice.
UCH Opens LGBTQ Clinic
University of Colorado Hospital has opened a clinic serving mental health needs of the LGBTQ community.
The CDC has awarded funding to CU to study why some people develop autism spectrum disorder.
Aspen Ideas Festival
Here at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, ideas flow freely between curious minds, skilled practitioners, collaborative data geeks and groundbreaking researchers.
Implants Curb Addictions
A CU addiction clinic plans to begin offering an implant that can curb craving and ease withdrawal symptoms from heroin and painkillers.
Seek out Good Fats
Eating fat doesn't make you fat, but it can make you unhealthy if you eat the wrong kind, a CU expert says.
Pet Pen-Pal Program
Cancer patients at Children's Hospital Colorado heal better if they can develop a friendship with a dog who has had a similar illness.
New Respect for Concussions
Kids with sports head injuries used to be back in the game without much delay. Parents and doctors are taking concussions much more seriously now.
Interstate Medical Licensure
A new law will allow out-of-state physicians to more easily practice in Colorado and help patients in rural and underserved areas.
Prepare for Alzheimer's Disease
A cure for Alzheimer's remains elusive, so CU researchers say it's best to take steps to prevent and prepare for the disease.
Kitchen Garden at UCH
University of Colorado Hospital has devoted 1,500-square-feet of garden space to growing vegetables for patient meals.
Mentally Ill Need Lipid Tests
People suffering from severe mental illness die decades earlier than their peers and could benefit from lipid screening to prevent illness, a CU study says.
Nutrition, Brain Development Study
Pregnant women and families with healthy infants are invited to participate in a study researching the relationship between nutrition and brain health.
Opioid Use Patient Study
CU and VA researchers surveyed patients to understand barriers to reducing the use of opioids to manage chronic pain.
Denver Health Surgery Director Named
Mitchell Jay Cohen, MD, will join Denver Health Medical as the Director of Surgery and the CU School of Medicine as a professor in the Department of Surgery.
Funding for Heart Failure Center
A team of CU physicians and scientists have been awarded funding by the American Heart Association to establish a center that will be a part of the Heart Failure Research Network.
New Polio Strategy
A CU study reveals that a new polio vaccine strategy could offer far more disease protection in unstable areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Allergy Coping Tips for Kids
Children with respiratory allergies are more likely to become depressed or anxious. A CU psychologist offers solutions.
Women who use a breastfeeding app are more likely to continue breastfeeding than women who don't, a CU researcher says.
All women should be able to answer these seven health questions to help determine if a medical complaint is harmless or harmful.
Pot Study for PTSD
CU researchers will take part in a DEA study to determine the effect of various strains and potencies of marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Liver Damage in Space
Would astronauts traveling to Mars suffer liver failure? Tests from mice aboard a space shuttle show liver damage in just two weeks.
Mummy Scans at Children's
CT scans at Children's Hospital Colorado are revealing the ancient secrets of two mummies from Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
More Pot Hospitalizations
The number of marijuana induced hospitalizations climbed after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, a CU researcher says.
Bystanders Can Stop Bleeding
Many people say they'd be willing to help someone bleeding to death in an attack or accident but most don't know how.
Discussing Your Death
Most people won't have much say in how they die because they didn't talk about their preferences beforehand. It doesn't have to be that way, a former CU physician says.
RiNo Startup Deal
Anchutz Medical Campus has joined a health-tech startup consortium in Denver's River North neighborhood.
Gut Busting Training Tips
Many cyclists don't lose weight because they're training too hard instead of riding in the fat-burning zone, a CU researcher says.
Expand Insurance for IVF Method
Expanding insurance coverage for a type of in vitro fertilization known as elective single-embryo transfer could lead to improved health outcomes and lower health care costs, a CU study says.
Kids Test Artificial Pancreas
Researchers tagged along to the ski slopes with 16 diabetic kids to see how well a new technology to monitor and adjust blood sugar works.
Aneurysm Family Connection
Two percent of people are living with a potentially deadly brain aneurysm. You're most likely to be one of them if you have relatives with the condition.
Gift for Mental Health Center
A $10 million pledge will fund a CU center to provide expertise and help businesses, schools and others recognize signs of mental illness.
Colorado's fickle spring weather is creating a new population of allergy sufferers, a CU physician says.
Diabetes Research Support
A roundtable discussion at CU's Barbara Davis Center supports research to continue improving artificial pancreas technology.
Late Flu Season
Remain vigilant: the flu season is running a little late this year.
Pair Teams Up to Heal Schizophrenia
A patient and lead CU psychiatry researcher are working together to teach medical students and schizophrenia patients how to overcome the disease.
Falls Linked to Car Crashes
Older people with a history of falls are more commonly involved in car accidents than other seniors, a CU study shows.
A Letter of Apology
A CU physician publicly apologizes to patients with multiple drug-resistant TB for "weak and toxic regimens" still used to cure the disease.
Civil Rights for Down Syndrome
A CU professor marked World Down Syndrome Day earlier this week with a blog post honoring the lives of people with the genetic condition.
Health, Wellness Center Resignation
James O. Hill, PhD, announced on Friday, March 18, that he is stepping down as executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, effective immediately.
Lead Damaging to All Ages
Lead is dangerous to adults as well as children and can cause harm to organs and the reproductive system, a CU researcher says.
Poor Children at Risk for Obesity
Children who grow up in poor neighborhoods are more likely to have a lifelong struggle with obesity, with women suffering the highest risk, a CU study says.
Down Syndrome Award
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation has awarded $1 million to CU researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute and the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome.
Stressed Kids Grow Up To Be Sicker
Kids who experience stressful situations can grow up to have higher risks of heart attacks than their stress-free peers, but a CU researcher says adults can fight the risk of heart disease.
Award for Innovation
CU Emergency Department Dr. Roberta Capp is the recipient of a national prize recognizing her creative and innovative approach to improving patient care.
Funds to Fight Opioid Abuse
CU School of Medicine is one of four health Denver-area health centers to receive federal funding to fight the growing problem of opioid abuse.
Mixed Results for Meldonium Users
A lot of athletes use the drug meldonium, but a CU physician says they might be fooling themselves if they think it helps performance.
Pot, Pregnancy Study
Is marijuana dangerous during pregnancy? CU doctors will measure the drug's effect on women and infants.
Stress Management Tool
CU researchers are working to develop a way to help reduce stress in caregivers who are caring for patients receiving stem cell transplants.
Framework for Integration
CU and national experts have developed a set of policy recommendations that would improve the quality of behavioral health care patients receive in clinical settings.
Allergy Season Begins
Warm winter weather means trees have begun pollinating - setting off an early allergy season.
Manipulating Fat Cells
CU researchers say manipulating a patient's type of fat cells might help reduce obesity and related diseases.
Morning After Pill Survey
Less than half of males ages 13-24 surveyed by Children's Hospital Colorado were aware of the existence of emergency contraception.
Hospital Readmission Study
Pay-for-performance measures may disproportionately penalize hospitals that serve children who are poor, ethnic or racial minorities, or publicly insured.
No Danger in Denver's Water
The contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., is sending the wrong message about public water supplies like Denver's, where the water is safe and helps prevent cavities.
Binge Drinking Increases Blood Pressure
Young people who regularly binge drink have higher blood pressure than those who drink less, and no one knows if the damage can be reversed, a CU physician says.
Avoid Used Makeup Deals
Websites that sell used makeup claim their products are clean, but a CU dermatologist says bacteria spreads easily.
Eggs Aren't the Enemy
There's no reason to avoid eating egg yolks if you're worried about your cholesterol level, a CU physician says.
Triggers for Type 1 Diabetes
A team of researchers led by CU has identified a new class of antigens that may be a contributing factor to type 1 diabetes.
Pot During Pregnancy Risks
Hospitals are required to report newborns who test positive for THC because there is no amount of marijuana that is considered safe during a pregnancy.
DIY Conception Kit
You can buy a kit designed to boost fertility, but a CU expert says you can cheaply put one together yourself.
Maternal Inflammation Linked to Autism
Pregnant women suffering from severe inflammation are much more likely to give birth to children with autism, and a CU researcher says a new study reveals why that might happen.
CU researchers say the call for a cure for Alzheimer's disease is gaining force as baby boomers age.
Integrated Boulder Clinic
CU doctors at a new European-style health clinic in Boulder meld high performance athletic training and rehabilitation.
Hospital Readmission Study
Better coordination between hospitals and post-acute care facilities could reduce patient readmission to hospitals and mortality rates, CU researchers say.
Cancer Chief Weighs In On 'Moonshot'
President Obama's State of the Union announcement to cure cancer is welcome news at CU Cancer Center, which works with researchers around the country to improve treatment and results for patients.
How Some People Avoid Colds
“Not since the trenches of World War I have germs been efficiently shared as in today’s child care centers,” says CU's vice chairman of pediatrics.
Growing Field of Neurogastronomy
A bad sense of smell makes food taste worse, but it can also help diagnose Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and other health issues.
Take It Personally
CU faculty weigh in on personalized medicine and how the burgeoning field affects everyone.
An in-office procedure to heal tendon damage helps athletes regain their mobility.
Try an Exercise Prescription
How much should you exercise to burn fat or to build endurance? A personalized exercise prescription clears up the confusion.
It's Frostbite Season
Don't let the cold weather catch you unprotected - a frostbite victim says he could face amputation after being outside too long.
'Beauty' of MS
Sarah Richter, whose art is on display on campus, says a multiple sclerosis diagnosis sparked creativity.
Myth-busting: Does sugar cause diabetes? Does microwaving food destroy nutrients?
Fixing the ER
CU Emergency Department Chief Richard Zane, MD, to the Harvard Business Review: How to fix a broken ER.
Your Best Time of Day
Put your natural sleep habits to best use so you know when to plan tasks that require focus, a CU sleep expert says.
Tough Love for Addicts
CU psychiatrists say Peer 1, a program for addicts, works because "we teach them 'no more victim, no more victimizing.'"
New Screenings for U.S. Kids
New screenings are being recommended for U.S. children, from tests for cholesterol and tooth decay to HIV and depression.
Pot Oil Reduces Seizures
Early findings show that marijuana oil may reduce seizures in some epileptic children, a CU researcher says.
Have you ever wondered how hard you'd have to work out to burn off calories from Thanksgiving dinner?
Palliative Care Preferences
The cultural values of Latinos have a major impact on their palliative care preferences, and healthcare providers should be sensitive to their perspectives, CU physicians say.
Help for CFS Sufferers
There's no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, but CU research shows that talk therapy and exercise benefit some sufferers.
Kids Are Vaping More
Cigarette use is down, but vaping is increasing among adolescents, whose brains are especially vulnerable to nicotine, a CU pediatrician says.
Tracking Patient Opioid Addiction
CU researchers tracking thousands of patients say those prescribed opioids after a hospital stay are much more likely to become problem users.
Treating Eating Disorders
Most physicians say they lack training to treat patients with eating disorders, a CU physician says.
Shingles Booster Shot
The shingles vaccine loses its effectiveness over time, and a CU physician says a booster shot is not far off.
Program to Increase Diversity
Members of the Department of Emergency Medicine have developed a multifaceted effort aimed at increasing diversity among medical residents.
Coca-Cola Funds Returned
The CU School of Medicine has notified the Coca-Cola Co. that the University is returning contributions made by the company to support the establishment and operation of the Global Energy Balance Network.
Is Playing Football Safe
Despite some recent fatalities, a CU physician says football is a safe sport, as long as players and coaches follow the rules.
Hormone Stops Obesity Cycle
CU scientists have discovered that increasing a certain hormone may prevent obesity from being passed down from mother to baby.
Healthy Heart Diet Study
A long-term study involving thousands of men and women showed that small diet adjustments make a big difference to your heart.
Overdose Drug More Available
CU emergency doctors want more people to have access to a drug that can save lives by reversing opioid overdose effects.
How Much Is Too Much
A CU oncologist wasn't surprised by the latest report on red and processed meats causing cancer, but she says it's still not clear how much is safe.
Halloween Candy Marijuana Scare
Parents worried about marijuana edibles ending up in a Halloween bag should know that pot candy smells different than other candy, a university health physician says.
Skip the Annual Physican Exam
A CU physician says annual physical exams are unnecessary for healthy adults, and can actually do more damage than good.
Beware Toxin Scare Tactics
Watch out for health practitioners who take advantage of your fear of mold, lead, mercury and other toxins, a CU professor says.
Kids Drink Hand Sanitizer
Emergency departments are seeing cases of children sickened after consuming hand sanitizer, sometimes in an attempt to get drunk off the alcohol.
A Talk with CU's MD Astronaut
School of Medicine alumnus Kjell Lindgren says the space shuttle is a great place to live, and he does a backflip to prove it.
Internal Medicine Group Joins CU
CU School of Medicine announced that the Denver Internal Medicine Group with its four physicians and a nurse practitioner will join the School of Medicine’s faculty.
Tobacco-Alcohol Study on Kids
CU researchers will take part in a study that will track the effects of alcohol and tobacco on the brains of adolescents.
Neighboring Commuter Development
A large restaurant and retail development will rise next to a new light rail station across Colfax Avenue from Anschutz Medical Campus.
The Best Vitamin D Source
Are supplements or a few minutes of sun exposure the best way to get your vitamin D? Experts say getting enough is crucial to fighting illness.
Wearable Tech for Everyone
Electronic bracelets could become more important as technology expands to track diverse issues like blood glucose, asthma attacks and overtraining.
Third Type of Flu Shot
Another needle-free method to deliver the flu vaccine is available this year: jet injections.
Who Should Get Statins
Many seniors are prescribed statins even when they have no heart issues, and a CU doctor says clinical trials would help determine appropriate uses.
Importance of School Lunch Programs
School lunch and breakfast plans help children focus and learn better, but they're in danger of losing federal funding, a CU physician says.
CU-CSU Fight Obesity
Three universities including CU Anschutz will team up to find ways to encourage healthy eating and exercise in at-risk families.
Make Fast Food Healthy
A CU nutritionist says you can eat healthy and delicious at your favorite fast food restaurants.
Evolution of Obesity
A genetic adaptation by our primate ancestors may be to blame for our current obesity crisis, a CU expert says.
Taming Lung Cancer
Research is transforming lung cancer from a deadly disease to a chronic condition, a CU scientist says.
Magnets Reduce Surgery Need
CU surgeons are using magnets to gradually elongate spines of children with scoliosis, reducing the need for surgery.
Killing a Deadly Parasite
One of the world's deadliest parasites is under attack by a team of researchers including CU Cancer Center Director Dan Theodorescu.
Kids Survey Returns
Public school reception to the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey has been favorable despite recent controversy that the poll is too intrusive and explicit for school-age children, a CU faculty member says.
Introduce Allergens Early
Children should start eating allergens like peanuts early to prevent food allergies, a Children's Hospital Colorado allergist says.
Telehealth Works for Teens
Teens and young adults with type 1 diabetes give high marks to a CU telemedicine program that allows them to talk to their doctor and their peers.
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 2,000 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.