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Doctors And Ethicists Worry New Opiate Law Could Leave Some Patients In Pain

Matthew Wynia is one of those worried medical ethicists, and the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked with Higher Dementia Risk

“It really might come back to vascular dysfunction...we know that that happens, and perhaps it’s more long-term and permanent damage that’s happening in these patients” said Jessica Kendrick.

Three-drug combination improves life for cystic fibrosis patients

“Within 24 hours of taking the pill combination, patients were puffing less. Their sinuses were clearer. They had more energy,” Jennifer Taylor-Cousar

Environmental associations with genes may yield opportunities for precision medicine

“Humans have developed and used pharmaceutical drugs for a few centuries, but their genes have been functioning on their own and interacting with other environmental factors for long before that,” explained presenting author Chris Gignoux.

Do PPIs contribute to chronic illness?

“Because of their highly prevalent and often chronic use, attention has focused on the potential harmful effects of long-term PPI (proton pump inhibitors) use,” wrote authors led by Gregory L. Austin.

China ahead of United States in non-human primate infectious disease research

Connie Savor Price spoke about the necessity to communicate better with rural communities about diagnosing diseases such as Ebola.

Crucial skills for aspiring CMIOs: A&A with UCHealth’s CMIO Dr. C.T. Lin

C.T. Lin, MD, chief medical information officer at UCHealth in Aurora, explains how he helped develop UCHealth's CMIO role and why fostering human connections is a crucial part of his responsibility.

Stanford report urges medical practices to ‘junk the fax,’ focus on EHR training and workflows

“Organizations with the least physician burnout are the ones where physicians have had longer training sessions,” C.T. Lin, chief medical officer at University of Colorado Health, said in the report.

Lay Patient Navigators a Boon to Latinos with Advanced Cancer

“Helping patients do advanced care planning, which was one of our objectives, is a tremendous outcome, and I feel very proud of the work that our navigators were able to do," said lead author Stacy M. Fischer

PAD Procedures Beget More Procedures in Lower Limb

“Whether these increased risks are directly related to the intervention, reflect a high-risk group, or both remains to be determined," reported William Hiatt.

‘Gave Me 6-9 Months’: Unlikely Lung Cancer Survivor 10 Years Later

“We have changed the standard of care through people like Ellen,” said Ross Camidge, Director of Thoracic Oncology at University of Colorado Hospital.

Combination Treatment Targets Pre-Leukemia Stem Cells

Your body’s blood cells are manufactured by hematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow. But just as regular, mature cells can become cancerous, so too can stem cells.

Even Mild Untreated Gestational Diabetes Is Linked to Later Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

“A healthy lifestyle is really important,” says Linda Barbour, professor of medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology at the CU School of Medicine, and recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s 2018 Norbert Freinkel Award.

Initial learning curve, annual case volume key in TAVR outcomes

“Results from the study report here … suggest that there is a danger of lowering TAVR quality of care by doing away or relaxing volume requirements,” wrote John D. Carroll.

UCHealth joins nationwide cancer research network to advance targeted treatments

UCHealth announced Tuesday its participation in a nationwide research collaboration working to transform the way cancer is treated.

One In 3 US Veteran Firearm Owners Keeps A Gun Loaded And Unlocked

One third of United States Armed Forces Veterans store at least one firearm loaded with ammunition and unlocked, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Smoky conditions, poor air quality continue to linger in Denver, along Front Range

DENVER -- A smoky haze will continue to linger along the Front Range on Friday, prompting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to issue another air quality health advisory.

Hospitalization for major adverse limb events occurs in 1 in 10 within a year after peripheral revascularization

“Within 1 year after the index revascularization, a significant proportion of patients were hospitalized for limb-related and cardiovascular causes, with 1 in 10 patients admitted for major adverse limb events,” Connie N. Hess.

Is running outside in all the wildfire smoke bad for you?

The good news? Unless you have preexisting breathing problems, you likely won’t do lasting damage by getting in your run outside. That’s according to Anthony Gerber, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health.

‘Finally Happening’: New Citizen Describes Long Road To Citizenship

On Monday, 74 new U.S. citizens were sworn in at the Rocky Mountain National Park. One of them was Fernando Diaz Del Valle, who came to the United States in 2003 from Honduras.