“We did a study last year showing weight gain is caused by a lack of sleep and now we find that there could also be a risk of diabetes,” said CU’s Robert Eckel
“The great thing is, because she’s surfing this wave of discovery, the rulebook hasn’t been written,” says Ross Camidge, who is an investigator and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Mark Earnest has been appointed as Division Head for the Division of General Internal Medicine.
“A lot of the advances in treating lung cancer have gone from turning it from a death sentence into much more of a life sentence by turning it into a long-term controllable disease.”
Sheila Tsai with the National Jewish Health Sleep Center said the vast majority of sleepwalking episodes last only minutes, and it would be highly unusual to successfully do something like board a bus.
Oncologist Lindsey Davis at the University of Colorado Hospital isn’t surprised by the results: “You know the important take away from it is we now have this link. But the study doesn’t provide us with data about how much is too much.”
“It’s important to recognize that it’s easy to undo a week’s worth of healthy eating in those one to two days,” said Vicki Catenacci, associate professor in the division of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes at CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
Robert Eckel, a professor and chair in atherosclerosis at CU School of Medicine: “It would be of interest to know if the people with cardiovascular disease were more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than any other cause.”
Jennifer Diamond, an oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, discusses newly released recommendations for breast cancer screenings.
“We don’t really know how common it is,” said CU’s Margaret Wierman, a spokesperson for the Endocrine Society. “We don’t know what causes ovarian hyperthecosis. We don’t know what the risk factors might be.”
“You do have access to pretty much every specialty here,” said Erik Wallace, associate dean of the Colorado Springs Branch.
The ongoing debate about the annual physical exam popped up in the pages of the New England Journal of Medicine, with Allan Prochazka of CU and a colleague noting that annual physical is ineffective at improving health and costly to the U.S. economy.
Grand Rounds - Cancelled for Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Dennis Ahnen, an investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer
Center: “Unfortunately, this trial shows that taking vitamin D or
calcium is probably not very useful in this setting.”
“The body sort of senses itself as being foreign and starts to attack it,” explained Susan Boackle, a professor at CU’s School of Medicine.