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Division of Gastroenterology

Video feature: CU Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Team Science 2016 Recipients Selected

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

Spike Of Flu Cases In Colorado, More Than Most States

“Most people are contagious 48 hours before the onset of symptoms,” said Michelle Barron with the University of Colorado Hospital.

Despite slow start, CDC says flu season is coming

Michelle Barron, the Medical Director for Infection Control at University of Colorado Hospital, said flu cases so far have been sporadic, but could skyrocket any time. “Typically by December or January we've already seen a huge number,” Barron said.

For this couple, gains came from loss

Bariatric surgery, triggered by tragedy, has changed their lives

Fecal transplant overcomes name recognition with results

Stops infections for more than 90 percent of UCH patients with C. diff who have relapsed after multiple antibiotic treatments.

CU Study: Vitamin D indeed an immune-booster

Nursing home residents saw 40 percent fewer lung infections

Can you really die from a broken heart?

“People are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke in the month after the death of a loved one,” explained Amrut Ambardekar, a cardiologist at University of Colorado Hospital.

University of Colorado Hospital to offer new balloon capsule to boost weight loss

"We will be one of the first sites in the United States to be placing these devices," said Dr. Shelby Sullivan, a Gastroenterologist at University of Colorado Hospital and Director of the Center for Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy.

Work. Walk 5 Minutes. Work.

People who sit for more than eight or nine hours daily, which for many of us describes a typical workday, also are at heightened risk for diabetes, depression and obesity compared with people who move more often.

Is Your Metabolism Really the Master of Your Weight? Expert Tips to Get Your System Running Smoothly

That might be helpful if you think your metabolism is slow and you need more information to set a daily calorie goal, says Holly Wyatt, medical director of The Wellness Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora.

Strong is the new healthy

CU researchers explore how improving fitness and body composition can impact life for cancer survivors.

No plans but life itself

“Last year I felt like I was on death row,” says Jerry. “Now I am able to get up and run around with my great-grandkids. People don’t believe me when I tell them I have cancer because I have put my weight back on. It is incredible.”

Cancer and the Microbiome

“Don’t poo-poo the microbiome,” says Andrea Dwyer, co-director of CU Cancer Center’s Colorado Colorectal Screening Program. Her words encapsulate the dichotomy of microbiome research.

A mix of East and West

“As far back as I can remember I was always interested in liberal arts and in sciences,” says Kamdar. “I was drawn towards the field of medicine, research and its impact on human lives.

State of the Department 2016

Presented by David A. Schwartz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology and Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine.

Rheumatology Researchers Seeking Way to Stop RA

People with rheumatoid arthritis sometimes liken the chronic inflammatory disorder to a fire.

Six reasons for hope in treatment of scleroderma

Research promises answers in battle against a mysterious and challenging disease.

Researchers seeking way to prevent rheumatoid arthritis

StopRA clinical trial is first of kind in the U.S., and investigators are searching nationwide for participants

Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware Joins Effort To Tackle Diabetes

A Denver Broncos football player who lost relatives to diabetes is urging people to get checked.