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Research    Patient Care    Medicine    Infectious disease    HIV

Injectable HIV Medication is Superior to Oral Medication for Patients Who Frequently Miss Doses, Study Finds

When a person is diagnosed with HIV, they are placed on a lifelong HIV treatment regimen, called antiretroviral therapy, to keep the virus under control. But for many people, having to take medicine every day can be a struggle for a variety of reasons, resulting in missed doses that could potentially lead to a decline in their health.

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 14, 2024
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Infectious disease    anti-obesity medication    HIV    Liver

A Celebrity Weight-Loss Drug Helps People With HIV Fight Fatty Liver, Study Shows

Among the challenges of living with HIV is a higher risk of fatty liver, a condition that can lead to chronic disease, a liver transplant or even death. Kristine Erlandson, MD, a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member, has found that a medication used to treat diabetes and obesity – and touted on social media for weight loss – can be a powerful weapon against a type of fatty liver disease in people with HIV. Erlandson is an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her research is focused on helping people with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, live longer lives despite the health challenges they often face.

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 30, 2024
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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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Black Enterprise

National Cancer Survivors Day

news outletBlack Enterprise
Publish DateJune 03, 2024

NCSD was first celebrated on June 5, 1988. It was established by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation to honor those who have survived cancer, inspire those recently diagnosed, and provide support to families and caregivers.

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