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DOM Announces 2017 Outstanding Early Career Scholars

The University of Colorado Department of Medicine has selected the 2017 recipients for its Outstanding Early Career Scholar Program, HIV/AIDS researcher Kristine Erlandson, MD, and cardiology researcher Kunhua Song, PhD.

How studying those with Down syndrome gets us answers about Alzheimer's

At the other end of the spectrum, there exists another population that is largely insulated from the ravages of Alzheimer’s. Kevin Deane says his patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis are only rarely diagnosed with the disease.

Art in the healthcare industry

Three local leaders will be honored Friday for making significant contributions to the field of arts, community services, science and medicine.

New weight-loss therapy offered in Colorado

“A lot of people think, ‘Oh, I’m going to feel hungry when the balloons come out,’ that’s actually not true,” said Shelby Sullivan at University of Colorado Hospital is offering the Obalon balloon system.

Despite new options, many at risk for stroke don’t get anti-clotting drugs

Lucas Marzec: “Our study demonstrated the rate of prescription of oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation increased with the availability of direct oral anticoagulants.”

Boy or girl? More and more Colorado parents are choosing their baby's gender

“What people worry about is that this is the first step on the road to Gattaca,” said Matt Wynia, the director of the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

Too little focus on lifestyle, preventing symptoms in peripheral artery disease

“These patients are all symptomatic - when they walk their leg starts to cramp up and they rest to relieve discomfort,” said William Hiatt, a researcher at the CU School of Medicine.

TV-6 Investigates: Lead in venison; Iowa health officials actions

CU medical school professor Michael Kosnett says if children eat venison with small amounts of lead regularly “they would run the risk of having elevated levels of lead that have been shown to have an adverse effect on how a child’s brain develops.”

Proposed NIH Cuts “Risk Losing a Generation of Scientists”

The budget proposal put forth by the current administration seeks a 19 percent cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a federal agency that is responsible for conducting medical research and funding it at centers across the country.

Here’s why Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has a world-class art gallery

We have an astonishing collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture on display through May 23rd in our art gallery in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

Takeda’s lung cancer drug OK’d for sale

“We’re trying to change this disease from a death sentence to a chronic condition, and duration of control is key to doing that,” D. Ross Camidge, director of thoracic oncology at the University of Colorado, who was involved in clinical studies.

Ask yourself the real reason you want to lose weight

A sound diet and exercise plan are necessary, but not enough, says Holly Wyatt, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose: Food is Medication

Rice and beans are a staple food around the world. They’re affordable and plentiful and an environmentally friendly source of protein. Eating a lot of beans and rice may help prevent colorectal cancer, too, which is great news.

Apple cider vinegar: What the experts say

“It can also burn your esophagus,” says Andrew Freeman, director of cardiovascular prevention at National Jewish Health and who serves on the American College of Cardiology’s prevention board.

Now Is The Time To Plan For End-Of-Life Wishes

“It is something you can do around your kitchen table,” said Hillary Lum, geriatrician at the University of Colorado Hospital Seniors Clinic. “It’s a way of maintaining control so that you are able to receive the care you want.

Finding a kidney donor on your own

University of Colorado Hospital has a unique program called Donor Champions that teaches loved ones how to search for a living kidney donor on their own, using things like social media.

Sometimes You Have to Build a Wall Around Your Heart

In Colorado, those lost—and those affected—by the state's heroin crisis are hiding in plain sight.

Spring allergy season started early, getting worse

Sneezing, sniffling, coughing, snorting… ahh, the sounds of spring.

Cervantes honored by Latinas First Foundation

Lilia Cervantes, associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named a 2017 Unsung Heroine by the Latinas First Foundation.

How doctors are getting patients more involved in their own care

Studies show that shared doctor-patient decision making leads to better health-care outcomes, fewer invasive procedures and lower costs.