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​Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

Physician burnout a creeping epidemic in health care

CU Anschutz-sponsored conference to explore tactics for boosting doctor wellness

A New Approach to Alcohol Use Disorder

Brendan Clark and his team of researchers are working to redefine the approach to one of the most common chronic diseases encountered in the ICU: Alcohol Use Disorders.

Innovations in Research for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Eric Schmidt

​As the son of a father with a serious chronic illness, Eric Schmidt came to understand the power of a good bedside manner at an early age.

New Hope for Burnout Syndrome in the ICU


Inside every hospital, past the winding halls and busy reception desks, there lies a special set of rooms reserved for only the most critically ill patients.

Helping Lungs Rebuild Themselves - Melanie Königshoff

Lung disease researcher Melanie Königshoff, MD, PhD recently joined the University of Colorado as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine.

Nicole Manning - PSCCM Spotlight

For Nicole Manning, each day is a new adventure from the moment she steps foot into the Research II Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Team Science 2016

Three interdisciplinary research groups will receive funding through the DOM Team Science Program.

Oliver Eickelberg, MD

Oliver Eickelberg, MD is the current the division head of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Eric Schmidt, MD

As the son of a father with a serious chronic illness, Eric Schmidt came to understand the power of a good bedside manner at an early age.

Todd Bull, MD

It was in the Intensive Care Unit there that he developed a keen interest in the delicate relationship between heart and lungs.

Marvin Schwarz, MD

“Our overarching goal is to continue to make Colorado the place where the next generation is being trained”


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The Belly Fat Battle

There are some ethnic and racial differences, however, notes endocrinologist Robert Eckel, director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Annual Research Day showcases success

22 students, faculty and staff recognized for outstanding work

Vascular problems associated with symptoms of menopause and quality of life measures

“Many women also experience menopausal symptoms that can negatively affect their quality of life and can contribute to depression, which is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” said the study’s lead author Kerry Hildreth.

As menopause symptoms get worse, heart may pay a price

There could be a link between the severity of a woman's menopausal symptoms and her risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Machine Predicts Inpatient Sepsis 5 Hours Sooner

“One of the things that excites me about this research is that it represents an evolution in the way we’re using informatics in medicine,” said Ethan Cumbler.

Looking for Online Advice on Your Heart Device? Beware

“I think it’s important for patients to get information from multiple sources, to see if the information converges for them,” said American Heart Association spokesman Michael Ho, a professor of cardiology with the CU School of Medicine.

Here’s When to See a Doctor About That Persistent Cough

You might expect that your cough from the cold or flu should clear up around the same time that you start to feel better. It’s actually normal for it to continue for weeks after that as your body works to get back to full health, said Flavia Hoyte.

Leaving hospital? Heed care tips or you may return

“There couldn’t be a worse time, a less receptive time, to offer people information than the 11 minutes before they leave the building,” said readmissions expert Eric Coleman of the University of Colorado.

Sepsis Alerts, Better Sleep, Handoffs Top Hospital Meeting

Finding sepsis early could have profound implications for hospitals, said Ethan Cumbler from the CU School of Medicine, who is director of the research, innovation, and vignettes section of the conference.

Theodore C. Eickhoff, MD, past Infectious Disease News Chief Medical Editor, dies at 86

Theodore C. (Ted) Eickhoff, professor emeritus in the division of infectious diseases at the CU School of Medicine and longtime Chief Medical Editor of Infectious Disease News, died March 24 at age 86.

Clinical Challenges: Use of Bisphosphonates

“One reason is preservation of bone density,” said Anthony Elias, of the CU Cancer Center, Anschutz Medical Campus. “The second would be reduction in fractures and bone pain, and the third potential reason would be to reduce the risk of recurrence.”

Severely elevated cholesterol often goes untreated

If physicians don’t recommend statins to patients with high cholesterol, they should get a second opinion from another doctor, advised Robert Eckel, of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and a past president of the American Heart Association.

National Institutes of Health fund Colorado study of intermittent fasting

It would provide more reliable evidence of whether fasting is a safe and effective alternative to more standard methods of weight control.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network summit explores cancer survivors’ key concerns

It is important to take the time to simply ask how the patient is doing from several standpoints.

Can targeting immune cells offer new way to combat hypertension?

Activated immune cells may contribute to high blood pressure and offer a target for treatment.