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Untangling Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis was legalized in Colorado in 2000, but 20 years later, Camille Stewart, MD, isn’t able to prescribe it to her patients. Nor is she able to dictate the dosage or frequency with which patients take the drug.


Author Department of Surgery | Publish Date December 07, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    Community    Prostate Cancer    Cancer

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.”  


Author Department of Surgery | Publish Date September 23, 2020
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Patient Care    Pancreatic Cancer    Cancer

The Power of a Second Opinion: Karen Possehl's Story

Karen Possehl was diagnosed with cancer in November 2016. At the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, her doctor told her that the type of cancer she had was inoperable and wouldn't respond to radiation or chemotherapy. He expected her to live only a few more months.


Author Department of Surgery | Publish Date November 30, 2018
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OR Management News

Pelvic Packing With REBOA May Provide Lifesaving Hemorrhage Control

news outletOR Management News
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2021

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.

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Denver 7

Colorado husband and wife, who are medical experts, encourage Black community to get coronavirus vaccine

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

Dr. Kweku Hazel, a surgical fellow for UCHealth's University of Colorado Hospital, and his wife Dr. Cynthia Hazel, a researcher for the Omni Institute, have been reaching out to Black and underserved communities throughout the Denver metro area trying to reassure members that the vaccine is safe.

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UCHealth

Encouraging Black people to get COVID-19 vaccines: This doctor-doctor duo is on a mission to build trust

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

When Dr. Kweku Hazel received his COVID-19 vaccine, he asked a fellow health care worker to snap his photo. Yes, the moment was historic. But Hazel, a surgical fellow at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, also had a special purpose. He wanted to share details about receiving his vaccine with family, friends, and members of his community to try to reassure them that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe.

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Denver 7

Everyday Hero turns near-tragedy into an opportunity to protect the homeless from the cold

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateDecember 31, 2020
Four years ago, the then-21-year-old ended up at UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center - Anschutz Medical Campus. He had gotten lost for hours walking in the snow and when he arrived to his brother's house his feet were black from frostbite. His brother rushed him to the hospital, a moment his mother will never forget.
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