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Down Syndrome Research Funding Soars

National Institutes of Health funding for Down syndrome research increased 65 percent this year.

Cream Cancer Funds Spur Treatment Breakthrough

The family of a patient who died after an anaplastic thyroid cancer diagnosis helped raised funds that have improved treatment for other patients.

Take Quick Action For Prediabetes

“Prediabetes is diabetes,” CU's Leigh Perreault, MD, told Endocrine Today. “The time is now to take action."

High Protein Intake Affects Heart Health

A research study showing that high protein diets might mar heart health is a good reason to eat a balanced diet, CU scientists say.

Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

The recommended age for colonoscopies dropped five years partly due to the work of a CU researcher.

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.

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.

Unequal Care Causes Physician Burnout

Providing suboptimal care to undocumented patients causes physician burnout and moral distress, a CU professor's study shows.

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.

Pot Shops Promote Marijuana in Pregnancy

A CU researcher at Denver Health found that 70 percent of marijuana dispensaries promote the use of pot for morning sickness.

Long-Term Effects of Pot Vs. Alcohol

The long term damage of alcohol has been studied for years, but marijuana's effects are still a mystery, CU researchers say.

Get Your Kids and Their Friends Moving

Encourage your kids to have device-free social interactions and outdoor playtime, a CU pediatrician says.

Drug Packaging Change Saves Kids' Lives

Putting opioids in blister packs instead of bottles has prevented overdoses in toddlers, a CU physician says.

Low-Intensity Exercise

Some people respond better physically to easier workouts than they do to pushing themselves to the max, a CU researcher says.