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Kathleen Barnes: The Power of Big Data

Barnes is building CU's expertise in health data and biocomputing into a world-class personalized medicine program.

DOM Announces 2016 Outstanding Early Career Scholar

Catherine Lozupone, PhD, will use her award to uncover connections between the human microbiome and inflammatory disease.

The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

Lozupone named one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2014” in the field of Microbiology by Thomson Reuters.

Gut Check

Getting the Inside Story on Health

Some of my best friends are germs

Lozupone was the lead author on an important 2012 paper in Nature, “Diversity, Stability and Resilience of the Human Gut Microbiota,”

From the Chair - June 2013

Welcome to our Department of Medicine newsletter which will become a regular occurrence to help you keep up with all the things happening in our Department.

 

DOM Newsroom

One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life

“What will ultimately come out of all of this work is it’s not just one thing. It’s not just weight loss, not just diet, not just stress reduction or social support, but a combination of many things together,” said cardiologist Andrew Freeman

Doctors see huge spike in Hepatitis C cases around Denver

“When people inject there is a little bit of blood in the syringe and if they share that syringe with someone else, (it) basically transmits from one person to another person,” said Sarah Rowan of Denver Public Health.

What really works to fight a stubborn cough?

“So people are looking for ways to make it more bearable.” And while a quick fix might be tempting, simply slowing down could help, Beuther said.

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

Americans are living longer with heart disease, managing it as a chronic condition. But there are few rules for these patients as they near the end of life.

Adults with overweight, obesity not receiving enough weight loss counseling

“We know that less than 50% of patients with obesity have reported receiving weight loss counseling within a provider visit and most providers, primary care providers, provide no counseling at all,” Sean J. Iwamoto

Daylight Saving Time and its impact on your health

Jeff Sippel, a sleep medicine specialist with UCHealth, said that additional hour of sleep from Saturday can disrupt your normal sleeping pattern this week.

Special Treatment

Team care and structural changes could vastly improve the recovery of older patients. Yet institutions that implement such approaches remain rare.

Pat yourself on the back, America. Your cholesterol levels are holding steady, CDC says.

When it comes to our health as a nation, we’re not doing so great. Some cancer rates are climbing sharply. Nearly one in eight Americans has diabetes. And we are ballooning in weight, with obesity rates at record highs.

Mother and Son Share Heart Defect and Cardiologist

The CATCH Program currently treats approximately 3,000 patients and expects that number to grow by about 3,000 additional patients over the next 10 years.

Man Battling Leukemia Gets Surprise From Broncos Players

“It is a deadly disease if it is not treated,” explained Dr. Enkhtsetseg Purev, hematologist with the University of Colorado Hospital.

The doctor of the future

In new healthcare systems, 'the doctor' is increasingly a team. Can actual physicians adapt?

Researchers find lung cancer driver in non-sun melanoma

“Maybe these non-sun-exposed melanomas are molecularly more like a lung cancer or a colorectal cancer, and maybe we should be treating them like that,” said Kasey Couts, an assistant research professor at the CU School of Medicine.

How the new impatient patient is disrupting medicine

Patient activists have never been as vocal. But are they truly being heard?

Another Risk Identified From ‘Stress Diabetes’ – And A Possible New Way To Measure It

“The uniqueness of this study is the use of a not tremendously well-founded biomarker, the glucose-to-glycated-albumin ratio,” said endocrinologist Robert Eckel, endowed chair and professor at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Does breast-feeding really decrease my cancer risk?

Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia Borges, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s young women’s breast cancer program.