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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.

Marijuana Research Grants Awarded

Anschutz researchers received funding for six marijuana research studies including three to determine the effects of pot on young 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.

Doctors Should Ask about Second-Hand Smoke

Physicians don't ask patients about exposure to second-hand smoke, says a CU doctor. But they need to.

Heart Attack Drug Cures Frostbite

A drug used to treat heart attack, pulmonary embolism and stroke is saving frostbitten fingers and toes.

CSU-UCH Teamwork

University doctors are teaming up with researchers at Colorado State University to improve drugs and treatments for patients.

Mild Stroke Follow-up Treatment Research

UCH doctors are testing a drug to help patients who suffer mild-strokes.

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.