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The Latest Research, Community and Medical News Updates


 

Tips to a lifestyle that can prevent premature aging

CU’s Amy Heubschmann: “People are more likely to be active if they find exercises that are personally rewarding, such as walking regularly or going to an exercise class.”

Metabolism changes present fitness challenges in menopause

CU’s Wendy Kohrt: “The anecdotes we often hear about weight — there is real biology behind why it becomes more difficult for women to lose weight or to prevent gain after menopause than before.”

'Life is Great,' Says Denver Woman With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

CU’s Todd Bull, a pulmonologist: “She had extremely severe disease — life-threatening.” UCH’s Pulmonary Hypertension Center was recently accredited as a Center for Comprehensive Care.

IU Names Department of Medicine Dean

CU’s Mark W. Geraci, a pulmonologist and lung cancer researcher, has been named the new chair of the Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, effective Aug. 24, 2015.

More than 15 months in, pot-infused edibles still confound

CU’s Jason Persoff: "Edibles go through digestion, and it takes a while for that to happen. That can lead to a sustained high, and it also can have sustained side effects.”

First human study of new HIV treatment shows promise

CU’s Thomas Campbell, an HIV researcher: “This is the first human study of this antibody. It gives a strong signal that the people who are developing this approach should continue on with this type of investigation.”

Family donates $1.5M for young breast cancer research

With an infusion of $1.5 million, CU’s Virginia Borges will lead the research to help find new treatments for young women and young mothers who have breast cancer.

Scientists debate impact of removing dietary guidelines for dietary cholesterol

CU's Robert H. Eckel:"I think the public's completely confused. The right studies need to be done where the entire diet is prescribed and the only modification is in cholesterol content."

The app that makes you SLIM

CU's Holly Wyatt:"The app offers individuals a clear-cut end goal for weight loss and provides users with an important tool to activate and achieve a successful programme."

'Alert Day' Raises Awareness of Type 2 Diabetes

"Diabetes is a preventable disease...diabetes does damage to theeyes and the kidnes and the nerves, and all that is preventable," said CU's Michael McDermott.

If You're Going to Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

"What does it mean to a patient when you says it's OK to stop taking a medication?" asks CUs Jean Kutner, a professor in medicine.

New market for liver disease spawns race for better testing

CU’s Greg Everson: “We found that the test had tremendous sensitivity over the full range of liver disease, not just at late stage.”

New Targeted Treatments Extend the Lives of Patients with Deadly Cancers

CU’s Ross Camidge says the revolution in the last decade has been in diagnosing and treating cancer at the molecular level.

Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood

"Health care professionals, dietitians, school systems, churches and the government, to some extent, can all get involved, but it starts at home"

How Apple's new health app could be used or abused

"There are some things you can't figure out by someone tapping into an iPhone"

From tour fan to stage, musicians work hard to stay fit on the road

CU’s Judy Regensteiner: “It’s doing nothing that’s destructive to your health. If people really want to find a way they can.”

Conversations About Women's Health

Join us for lunchtime learning as our expert physicians and researchers explain how plaque forms in our vessels, how the formation of plaque is different in men and women.

Losing steam on your resolution? Add mental muscle to your workout

CU’s Holly Wyatt, medical director at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, says mindset is the “missing piece” in weight loss.

University of Colorado Cancer Center developing immunotherapies for cancer patients

CU’s Virginia Borges, director of the Breast Cancer Research Program, explains how immunotherapy works.

Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

CU’s Robert Eckel said the results, if confirmed in future studies, could influence guidelines for using cholesterol-lowering drugs.