Virginia Borges, director of breast cancer research at University of Colorado Hospital: “They have more energy, they really feel like a return to themselves, their sense of themselves, much faster because they don’t have to wait for their hair to regrow.”
The adviser: @medicalaxioms Mark Reid is a Denver-based doctor with a large following who trades in pith and wisdom.
The 20 study participants have lived in the U.S. an average of 15 years, said Lilia Cervantes, a hospitalist at Denver Health, an associate professor at the CU School of Medicine and author of the study.
Unlike traditional flu shots made from dead virus, the nasal flu vaccine is made from a weakened form of influenza virus. Studies have found it largely ineffective.
Imagine your heart stopping for five, ten, even thirty seconds and not knowing it. For one Colorado woman, a rare heart condition would cause her to pass out and her heart would stop beating.
A startling trend in health care has emerged in recent years. Americans’ life expectancy is tied to their income.
“There’s very little data showing health benefits,” said Andrew Freeman, director of cardiovascular prevention and wellness at National Jewish Health. “It’s not in one’s best interest.”
CU Anschutz researchers examine how patterns of light exercise, sedentary behavior affect weight-loss maintenance.
So many of us worker bees spend our weekdays glued to our desk chairs, wondering, perhaps, if tapping at our keyboards counts as exercise. (Sadly, it doesn’t.)
University of Colorado Hospital is the first in the state to offer the DigniCap, an FDA-approved scalp-cooling device designed to slow hair loss from chemotherapy.
Results of an animal study at CU suggest that the nicotine devices may be just as toxic to skin and lungs as tobacco cigarettes.
“We noticed that patients often received well-intended medical care that was probably unnecessary, but there wasn’t a place in our training curriculum to help identify and limit such occurrences,” says Brandon Combs.
About 10 percent of lung cancers in the United States and as many as 40 percent in Asia are driven by mutations in the EGFR gene.
“You should not have a financial stake in whether the product is eventually found to be beneficial, [because] that might influence your research ― which could end up eventually harming patients,” explained Matthew Wynia.
“The body makes extra proteins that are deposited in the heart,” explained cardiologist Amrut Ambardekar, Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at UCH. “The heart muscle thickens and it doesn’t squeeze and relax the way it should.”