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Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, Colorado study finds

Efforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception (EC) scored victories in 2013. Colorado researchers 2014 asked 633 pharmacies in the state about EC access and found it to be accessible at only 23 percent of them.

Dr. Regensteiner awarded a 2.5 million dollar grant

Congratulations to Drs. Regensteiner and Santoro on receiving a 5-year NIH grant

Dr. David Schwartz receives $10 million grant

Congratulations to Dr. David Schwartz on receiving the grant from Department of Defense

Data Science to Patient Value

Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical affairs, presented D2V, to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday.

PACE Awards to four SOM/DOM faculty members

Congratulations to Drs. Corral and Mastalerz for being 2 of 4 to receive this Award

NIH to Recognize 12 Champions of Environmental Health Research

Dr. Schwartz, has been named an awardee of the Champion of Environmental Health Research Award from the NIEHS.

Top 6 things women in their 20s should consider

Dr. Mitra Razzaghi, the Medical Director of the Women’s Integrated Services in Health practice, offers six tips for women in their 20s to remain healthy.

Regensteiner - Closing the Gender Gap in Medical Research

A Colorado Center Works To Close The Gender Gap In Medical Research

UCH Looks to Broaden Support for Cancer Patients

New supportive care program looks to treat the whole patient

The sobering thing doctors do when they die - featuring Dr. Stacy Fischer

"We went into this with the hypothesis we were going to see very large differences," said Stacy Fischer...

Dr. Joe Frank featured in the Montana Standard

Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study

Regensteiner spotlight

In the more than 10 years the Center for Women's Health Research has been operating, Judy Regensteiner (GIM) has noticed a sea change in women's health issues.

AAMC Reporter

Brandon Combs featured in the February/March AAMC Reporter

 

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.