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Patient Care    Clinical    Liver    Clinical Excellence Society

‘A Bright Light’: CU Hepatologist Empowers Patients with Complex Liver Diseases

It was a special moment for Lisa Forman, MD, when she and 20 of her colleagues in the University of Colorado Department of Medicine were inducted into the department’s Clinical Excellence Society, a new program that recognizes clinical faculty who exude excellence toward patients.  

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 18, 2024
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Patient Care    Philanthropy    Clinical    Internal Medicine    Endowed Chair    Patient Experience

First Holder of Endowed Chair Seeks to Help ‘Define the Ideal Patient Experience’

Annie Moore, MD, MBA, is passionate about the clinical care experience of patients – and now she is the inaugural holder of a new endowed chair devoted to improving that experience. 

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date June 14, 2024
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Clinical    Hospital Medicine    Hospitalists

What Are Hospitalists? And What Value Do They Bring to Health Care?

While hospitals have been around for centuries, hospitalists – hospital-based physicians and other practitioners – are far more recent. In fact, the term “hospitalist” wasn’t coined until 1996 in a New England Journal of Medicine paper.

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 16, 2024
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Honors    Quality and Clinical Effectiveness    Clinical

Champions For Their Patients: 21 Inducted Into CU Department of Medicine’s New Clinical Excellence Society

One by one, amid smiles and applause from peers and families, 21 members of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine’s clinical faculty took to the stage, donned crisp white lab coats adorned with special insignia, hoisted trophies, and heard words of praise from grateful patients and admiring colleagues. 

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 09, 2024
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The New York Times

F.D.A. Warns Against ‘Microdosing’ Mushroom Chocolate Bars

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

At least 12 people in eight states have fallen ill after eating Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars and other mushroom edibles, including several who had seizures or lost consciousness and needed to be placed on ventilators. People also developed high blood pressure and abnormal heart rates.

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Brain-Protected TAVR Results in Fewer Real-World Disabling Strokes

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateJune 05, 2024

This reduction in disabling stroke in the real world was supported by a secondary analysis using propensity score weighting (OR 0.79, 95% CI 0.70-0.90), reported Neel Butala, of Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, both in Aurora.

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News Medical

STew: A new method for unveiling the spatial fingerprint of diseases

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

In disease research, it's important to know gene expression and where in a tissue the expression is happening, but marrying the two sets of information can be challenging.

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Everyday Health

Statins Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Adults Age 75 and Up

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

For decades, doctors have prescribed statins as an effective, safe, and low-cost medication for lowering cholesterol and decreasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening heart problems.

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