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Former Denver Bronco Bucky Dilts Tells Men Not to Punt When It Comes To Prostate Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 07, 2020

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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UCHealth

Three near-fatal diseases later, this ‘clown’ is getting busy living

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2020

Fran Etzkorn survived three life-threatening conditions so she could get back to clowning around.

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UCHealth

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital again named No. 1 hospital in the state

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, No. 1 on its list of the state’s best hospitals. UCH is also ranked among the nation’s best in nine specialties including No. 2 in pulmonology & lung surgery.

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UCHealth

Study tests clot busters on COVID-19 patients

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJuly 22, 2020

It was the first week of April, about two months after the first reported novel coronavirus case in the United States, when Dr. Ernest Moore and his colleagues began reviewing the first autopsy reports of patients who had died from the disease in China. One finding in particular caught their attention.

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9News

Hospital-based violence intervention program set to start in Aurora

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 23, 2020

Aurora, CO - The hours and days after someone gets shot or stabbed or assaulted can change the course of the rest of their lives.

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UCHealth

Rectal cancer treatment without surgery

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJune 17, 2020

In August 2016 Armentrout, then 39, was in the midst of life as a law enforcement officer in northern Colorado when he began experiencing fatigue and saw blood in his stool. The tiredness was a puzzle to a guy who moved from high school sports in his native Omaha to a college career as an offensive lineman for the University of South Dakota’s football team and a discus thrower with the school’s track-and-field unit.

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KDVR

‘White Coats for Black Lives’; Medical professionals kneel in solidarity across Denver metro area

news outletKDVR
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

DENVER (KDVR) — Hundreds of health professionals in the Denver metro area gathered at East 17th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard Friday to protest racism and show support for George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

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UCHealth

Mysterious breathing difficulties solved through expert collaboration

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJune 02, 2020

Irma Ayers had gotten her daughter Aunjane into kickboxing. The child was on her own sometimes because Irma was a single mom working full-time, and being able to protect yourself is a good thing. Aunjane found that she liked the intensity of the sessions and learning what she called “cool stuff” to the point that she even got into mixed martial arts training. But soon, she found her workouts cut short by shortness of breath.

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KDVR

Ventilator wasn’t enough to save him, but Aurora man survives coronavirus thanks to unique hospital machine

news outletKDVR
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Friday was Robert Carver’s 50th birthday. A few weeks ago, his wife and doctors weren’t sure he’d live to see this day.

“Oh yeah, I call this chapter two. This is chapter two of my life. I went to my doctor today for my checkup, this is the first checkup that I’ve had since I’ve been out of the hospital. She said, ‘Did you know every organ in your body collapsed and was gone?'” Carver told FOX31.

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UCHealth

Surgical options to remove cysts in the pancreas have greatly improved in past decade

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateMay 07, 2020

Jim Page has had a 70-year love affair with skiing. If the oft-quoted observation that geography is destiny is true, he grew up in the right place to meet the object of his affection.

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KDVR

Colorado family of doctors hopeful blood clot research will help near-death COVID-19 patients

news outletKDVR
Publish DateMarch 27, 2020

DENVER (KDVR) — A family of medical professionals is hopeful its research into anti-blood clotting medication could help in the fight against COVID-19.

“We’re approaching this with optimism that it’s going to work,” said Dr. Hunter Moore, a transplant surgery fellow at the University of Colorado Denver.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Veteran donates portion of liver to Colorado baby with rare disorder

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateDecember 24, 2019

During the season of giving, Drea Richardson felt a calling to help the helpless. Her baby cousin, Destiny, has a rare genetic metabolic disorder called methylmalonic acidemia.

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9News

Bra Day creates awareness about breast reconstruction

news outlet9News
Publish DateOctober 22, 2019

BRA Day stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. Dr. Tae Chong, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital discusses the options.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado’s living organ donors celebrated as heroes for saving lives

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 19, 2019

Colorado is home to hundreds of everyday heroes who are responsible for saving lives through organ donation.

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9News

Doctor discusses pancreatic cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 07, 2019

Dr. Richard Schulick, director of the CU Cancer Center and a pancreas surgeon, joined us to talk about pancreatic cancer and why the diagnosis usually comes so late.

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9News

Watch this before you get liposuction, cryotherapy, tummy tucks and other types of plastic surgery

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2019

About half of New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight or get in shape. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 235,000 people will get liposuction, and another 450,000 have non-surgical fat reduction procedures (e.g. cryotherapy or injections).

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Front Porch

UCHealth Trauma Docs Rebuild Bodies & Lives

news outletFront Porch
Publish DateJanuary 01, 2019

Alina Miller jumped from a four-story building to escape a fire. Luckily she lived near the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Emergency Department, where experienced trauma doctors treated her injuries. With its years-long track record treating trauma patients, UCH in October 2018 earned a Level 1 trauma center designation for its combination of resources, research, and education.

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