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Vitamin D Stops Some Cancers

CU researchers say the sunshine vitamin may stop tumor growth in prostate, gastric and colon cancer.

Dr. Tim Byers on Diet and Cancer Risk

A viewer asks Tim Byers, MD, MPH: Is it the fat you eat or the fat on your body that causes cancer?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Measuring Motivation

Why people exercise may prove to be the most important reason that some people stick with exercise while others quit, a CU researcher says.

Skin Disease Mortality Differs

The mortality rate is higher in developing countries for most disease with skin manifestations, like Ebola, a CU researcher says.

Carbs OK for Diabetic Pregnancies

Women suffering from gestational diabetes can eat carbs without harming themselves or the fetus, a CU researcher says.

The Beauty of School-Based Health Centers

Parents and students like many of the services provided by school clinics, which often serve as a medical home for underserved kids.

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.

Research Grant for Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

A CU researcher will take part in a $6.25 million project to help patients with chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal system.

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.

Physician Helps Lead Lupus, RA Network

V. Michael Holers, MD, has been awarded a grant to help establish the Accelerating Medicine Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Network.

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.