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Why Do We Get Sick When We Travel?

Why do we always get sick after traveling? Stress! Traveling can be very stressful for a lot of reasons.

Hepatitis A cases double in Colorado from last year

“If you eat out, if you like any kind of fruits and vegetables, at some point you will be exposed to this virus and you could get sick from it,” said Michelle Barron, UC Health’s Medial Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Now hear this: Podcasts used to advance medical ethics education

“One of the things we try to do with these stories is we take one person’s experience, and the decision they faced, and we try to use it to explore larger ethical themes,” said “Hard Call” co-host Matt Wynia.

Biosimilars are proving to be a tougher sell in the U.S. than was expected

Headlines alleging manipulations of the drug market feed the public perception of big, bad pharma, but they do little to tell the whole story of the challenges of launching a biosimilar.

FDA Official Calls for Ending Codeine Use in Kids Cough Products

Jeffrey Brent, professor at the CU School of Medicine, said the FDA should do more to discourage use of codeine-based products in the general population, not just children, because there is a higher prevalence of obesity.

I-70 neighbors concerned about dust, pollution from expansion project

“If you have a day when the air quality is bad and then you throw in the dust, you may create a double whammy for people in the area,” said Anthony Gerber, National Jewish Health physician and professor.

'Upside' to Diabetes Really Isn't

It has been known for at least two decades that diabetes decreases the risk of aneurysm, but the reasons behind this phenomenon are not clear, said Robert Eckel, a professor with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Rockies Go To Bat For College Coach With Rare Cancer

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A college baseball coach, battling a rare form of liver cancer, got some encouragement Tuesday from the pros. Three Colorado Rockies players surprised him at the University of Colorado Hospital. It was a moment to remember.

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

Young bodies may more easily rebound from long bouts of sitting, with just an hour at the gym. But research suggests physical recovery from binge TV-watching gets harder in our 50s and as we get older.

Western Wildfires Causing Health Concerns In Colorado

Burning eyes and irritated lungs put doctors like Barry Make, from National Jewish Health, on standby.

Heart Disease Is a Major Killer If You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you’re two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than someone who doesn’t have diabetes.

US News Hospital Rankings

U.S. News ranks the top 20 hospitals in the nation, plus the best hospitals in each state and metro area.

University of Colorado Hospital best in the state, 15th in nation, according to new rankings

The University of Colorado Hospital is the 15th-best hospital in the country, according to this year’s edition of the prestigious U.S. News & World Report rankings.

What Would You Risk To Live Longer? Do Smokers Deserve Expensive Treatments? New Podcast Explores Tough Questions In Medicine

Hard Call is a new podcast that tells the stories of people who have to make tough medical decisions, and delves into the ethics of their choices

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution.

Closing the Gap

Having grown up in some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods, Denver Health’s Lilia Cervantes was already passionate about serving low-income populations, but the experience kindled her interest in researching ESRD in immigrant populations.

Weight gain between pregnancies tied to gestational diabetes

“Further research is needed to tease out exactly how changes in weight, particularly over short time interpregnancy intervals, have adverse metabolic effects in future pregnancies,” said Jacinda Nicklas, a researcher at the CU School of Medicine.

US hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

“Things have definitely improved” from a decade ago, when less than half of heart attack patients were treated that fast, said Fred Masoudi, a CU cardiologist who led a recent report examining response times.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network appoints bladder cancer panel chairman

Thomas Flaig has been named chairman of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology Panel for Bladder Cancer.

Opioid dose reduction may benefit patients with chronic pain

“There is little evidence to guide clinicians in the process of opioid tapering, especially in primary care settings, where most opioid therapy is prescribed,” Joseph W. Frank and colleagues wrote.