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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.

NIH awards three scientists for promising HIV/AIDS prevention

The National Institute on Drug Abuse announced Wednesday that it has awarded three scientists the Avant-Garde award for their HIV/AIDS prevention research, including Eric Poeschla of CU.

Rice Bran and Beans – they’re what’s for dinner

It’s a running joke in the laboratory of CSU researcher Elizabeth Ryan: After every presentation, at least one audience member will proclaim plans to eat beans for dinner.

Timing is everything when it comes to your meals

When it comes to eating, how often you eat is important.

Colorado Medical Research Worries About Proposed NIH Budget Cuts

Colorado researchers are worried about the impact of deep cuts to the National Institutes of Health, a federal agency that invests billions in health research.

Are any fad diets good for heart health?

“There is growing consensus that a predominantly plant-based diet that emphasizes green, leafy vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruit is where the best improvements are seen in heart health,” said lead study author Andrew Freeman.

Two Department of Medicine Fellows to Join Clinician-Educator Development Program

The Department of Medicine has selected two new recipients of its Clinician-Educator Fellow Development Program, which creates opportunities for the development of fellows who plan academic careers as clinician educators.

DOM Announces Inaugural Recipients of Clinician-Educator Faculty Grants

The Department of Medicine has selected the first ever recipients of its new Program for Academic Clinician Educators (PACE).

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

“If you’re obese or overweight, your years of survival after you have a cardiovascular disease event may be a bit higher, but I think that’s because these people are more aggressively treated for risk factors,” said Robert Eckel.

More Colorado millennials have colorectal cancer, new study shows

“Almost every single patient will tell you, ‘I was told I was too young to have colon cancer,’ so that paradigm is starting to shift,” said Christopher Lieu, a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at the University of Colorado Hospital.

5 Reasons You May Be Exhausted

At what point is exhaustion caused by more than daily parenting demands?

How food fads and diet trends fare for heart health

“There is sort of mass confusion about what foods are healthy or not healthy,” lead study author Andrew Freeman, Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness at National Jewish Health.

‘You Saved My Life’: Cancer Survivor To Peyton Manning

“So our patient here came in with a massive tumor encompassing his whole right lung,” explained Victor Villalobos, Medical Oncologist and Director of Sarcoma at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Stripping health care from 20 million people is unconscionable

Guest commentary by Mark Earnest, Steve Federico and David Keller, faculty members at the CU School of Medicine: “Twenty million people who stand to lose their health care if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed.