“What will ultimately come out of all of this work is it’s not just one thing. It’s not just weight loss, not just diet, not just stress reduction or social support, but a combination of many things together,” said cardiologist Andrew Freeman
“When people inject there is a little bit of blood in the syringe and if they share that syringe with someone else, (it) basically transmits from one person to another person,” said Sarah Rowan of Denver Public Health.
“So people are looking for ways to make it more bearable.” And while a quick fix might be tempting, simply slowing down could help, Beuther said.
Americans are living longer with heart disease, managing it as a chronic condition. But there are few rules for these patients as they near the end of life.
“We know that less than 50% of patients with obesity have reported receiving weight loss counseling within a provider visit and most providers, primary care providers, provide no counseling at all,” Sean J. Iwamoto
Jeff Sippel, a sleep medicine specialist with UCHealth, said that additional hour of sleep from Saturday can disrupt your normal sleeping pattern this week.
Team care and structural changes could vastly improve the recovery of older patients. Yet institutions that implement such approaches remain rare.
When it comes to our health as a nation, we’re not doing so great. Some cancer rates are climbing sharply. Nearly one in eight Americans has diabetes. And we are ballooning in weight, with obesity rates at record highs.
The CATCH Program currently treats approximately 3,000 patients and expects that number to grow by about 3,000 additional patients over the next 10 years.
“It is a deadly disease if it is not treated,” explained Dr. Enkhtsetseg Purev, hematologist with the University of Colorado Hospital.
In new healthcare systems, 'the doctor' is increasingly a team. Can actual physicians adapt?
“Maybe these non-sun-exposed melanomas are molecularly more like a lung cancer or a colorectal cancer, and maybe we should be treating them like that,” said Kasey Couts, an assistant research professor at the CU School of Medicine.
Patient activists have never been as vocal. But are they truly being heard?
“The uniqueness of this study is the use of a not tremendously well-founded biomarker, the glucose-to-glycated-albumin ratio,” said endocrinologist Robert Eckel, endowed chair and professor at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia Borges, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s young women’s breast cancer program.
According to a 2006 history of COPD in the International Journal of COPD written by Thomas L. Petty, an early reference to emphysema came when Swiss physician Theophile Bonet described a patient’s “voluminous lungs” in 1679.
Robert Eckel: “I know the indications of the drug, how to assess its risk and when I need to push hard. I often also explain to my patients upfront that I’m the prescribing physician and not in a position to discuss copays.”
“In some cases it was kept in a locked plastic container or a locked cabinet, so you would have to ask the assistance of pharmacy staff or store staff to get it,” says Carol Stamm, who initiated the study at the CU School of Medicine.
“An altruistic donor can spike a big chain reaction,” said Monica Grafals with the University of Colorado's Live Donor program.
“Australia, where most of the data has been validated, they saw two and a half more flu cases this year than they did last year,’ said CU professor Michelle Barron.