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Patient Care    Cancer Center Shared    Cancer

Living to Live: Friends Face Off Cancer; Find Strength in Each Other

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 15, 2020
  • What you need to know: When two couples from Germany retired to Colorado, intent on continuing their active lifestyles minus the work, cancer was the furthest thing from their health-conscious minds. But it struck. Twice. Although the prognoses were grim, the friends said that a combination of their strong bonds and their expert medical care at UCHealth and the CU Cancer Center brought them out on top.

From “No Hair Don’t Care” to “Keep Calm and Colorado On,” four friends facing two grim diagnoses used humor and grit in their battles against cancer. All four contend that, without their outlook and a little fate, their crusade might have had a different ending.

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Research    Patient Care    Community   

Former Broncos Punter wants Men to Share Their Experience with Prostate Cancer

Growing up, Douglas “Bucky” Dilts was all too familiar with the dangers of cancer. “My mother ran a cancer tumor registry at St Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for over 25 years. She was always telling us about different types of cancer, so cancer was always at the forefront.”  


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Research    Press Releases

Fructose Made in the Brain Could be a Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's Disease

What you need to know: CU Anschutz researchers released a study suggesting a possible link between high fructose levels in the brain and Alzheimer's disease.

New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorJulia Milzer | Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020
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Education    Community

Turning a Program Requirement into an Impactful Community Project

This summer, many parents scrambled as summer camps for their children were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Desperate parents were searching for safe activities that could engage their children after a spring of remote learning and lockdown at home.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorSchool of Medicine | Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

CU Scientists Secure $1 Million to Explore COVID-19 and Down Syndrome

  • What you need to know: Three recent grants totaling $1 million will fund studies on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus investigating links between Down syndrome and COVID-19. Researchers hope the work will advance COVID-19 treatments for all patients.


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Community

CU Anschutz Community: Get Ready to Vote, STAT!

  • What you need to know: Chancellor Don Elliman reminds the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus community of the importance of voting and provides resourceful answers to a list of common questions as election day nears.

Faculty, staff, students and the CU Anschutz community,


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateSeptember 22, 2020
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Campus Life    Faculty

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Featured in New Film on Holistic Wellness

  • What you need to know: Some of our CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center experts take the stage in a film on holistic health this week. Watch the trailer.

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) is featured in the upcoming national documentary The Art of Aging Well, airing on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. The film highlights the importance of holistic wellness as we age and showcases John Peters, chief of strategy and innovation at AHWC, center members and the BfitBwell Cancer Exercise Program. Check out the trailer below and tune into Thursday's premier on Rocky Mountain PBS.


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CU Anschutz In the News

The New York Times

Is It Safe to Exercise if the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke?

The New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

Red-level or “unhealthy” air quality also is probably best avoided. “I would caution anyone against outdoor exercise when the A.Q.I. is ‘unhealthy’ or higher,” says James Crooks, clinical assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and associate professor of biostatistics at National Jewish Health hospital in Denver, who has studied the health effects of Colorado wildfires.

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NBC News

Many Parents Are Hesitant to Give Their Kids a Covid-19 Vaccine. What if Schools Require It?

NBC News
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

With the pandemic, a vaccine may be our only way out, said Dr. Lauren Grossman, an assistant professor of emergency medicine and general internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. "In this particular case, I don't see how we have much of a choice, to be honest," she said. "Look at what we're going through now with schools reopening."

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID-19 Cases Rise for Third Week to Reach Highest Levels Since Early August

The Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

It appears the rise reflects both increased testing on college campuses, and increased spread of the virus within that population, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. What direction the epidemic will take depends on how seriously people take precautions like mask-wearing and social distancing over the next days and weeks, she said. “The time is now” to prevent out-of-control spread, she said.

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U.S. News & World Report

‘It’s Not Rocket Science’: How America’s Healthiest Communities Have Battled the Coronavirus

U.S. News & World Report
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

"We've seen quite a bit of variation across local communities, both in capacity to respond and capacity to implement recommendations" to keep the virus from spreading, says Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and an expert on public health strategy and preparedness. "There have been variations in trajectory of infections across communities."

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