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Replacing Opioids with Marijuana

CU researchers received a $2.7 million grant to look into using marijuana instead of opioids for spinal pain, and as way to help ease irritability for autistic patients.

Climate Change Hits Women Hardest

Both physical and cultural factors work against women as climate change degrades the environment.

Cancer Treatment with Hospice Care

Cancer Center researchers are studying the benefits to VA patients of allowing cancer treatments and hospice care to run simultaneously.

Learning from Dog Cancers

Dogs get cancer, too. CU and CSU researchers are trying to help both humans and canines by tracking cancer in dogs.

Genetic Fix for Arthritis

A CU researcher developed a treatment that boosts the body's ability to shut down inflammation in arthritic joints.

Gene Linked to Ear Infections

CU researchers have identified genetic variants that make some people very susceptible to middle ear infections.

CPR on Women Less Likely

Bystanders are much less likely to perform CPR on a woman than a man, a CU study shows.

Transferring Young Patients to Adult Care

Just 15 percent of youths receive help from their health care providers when transferring to adult care, according to a CU researcher.

Drug Stops 2nd Heart Attack, Stroke

A cholesterol-lowering drug reduces the chance of heart attacks and strokes in patients who've recently suffered an attack, CU scientists say.

Marijuana Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Problems

People with type 1 diabetes may be more likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use marijuana, a CU study shows.

Marijuana Lasts for Weeks in Breast Milk

A CU study shows that traces of marijuana can be found in breast milk for weeks after the mother smokes the drug.

New Therapy for food Allergies

​A Children's Hospital Colorado doctor says a new way to treat food allergies could be approved within a year.

Clues to Muscle Degeneration

CU researchers have found that muscle-building proteins hold clues to the development of ALS and muscle degeneration.

Space Babies A Year Apart

Older women need to have babies at least a year apart to avoid endangering their own health and that of their children, a CU physician says.

Chemical, Biological Attack Resource

The neurologic effects and treatment options for exposure to biologic and chemical agents are outlined in a newly published article by CU neurologists who collaborated with military physicians.