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Decisions Compromised For Terminal Cancer Patients

Patients with terminal cancer may be less able to make crucial decisions about their care than health providers believe, a CU researcher says.

Spray Cleaners Damage Lungs

Spray cleaners damage your lungs as much as smoking cigarettes. A CU physician suggests wearing a mask when cleaning.

First Non-Surgical Gastric Balloon

Enrollment into studies testing the world's first non-surgical gastric balloon has begun at University of Colorado Hospital.

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.

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.

Low Sodium Linked to Impaired Thinking

Low sodium levels, often caused by prescription drugs, can cause mental impairment in older men.

High Intensity Exercise Eases Parkinson's

High-intensity exercise three times a week decreases the worsening of motor symptoms for Parkinson's patients, a CU study shows.

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.

Immune System Flags Alzheimer's

A CU study shows the immune system displays signs of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.

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.

Treatment for Diastolic Dysfunction

Researchers at the CU School of Medicine have identified a potential treatment target for patients with a common type of heart failure.

Alternatives to Opioids

A groundbreaking study that encouraged hospitals to prescribe non-opioid pain kiillers showed a 36 percent drop in opioid prescriptions.

Radiation Works for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

Fewer people die of early-stage lung cancer following radiation treatment than surgery, a CU Cancer Center study shows.

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.

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.