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Older adults are reluctant to discuss marijuana use with doctors

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Publish DateJune 11, 2019

Dr. Hillary Lum of the CU School of Medicine says more older Americans are using cannabis for health reasons yet their doctors are often ill-equipped to offer them guidance.

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‘Sun Bus’ touring Colorado offering skin cancer screenings and education

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Publish DateMay 29, 2019

While the best prevention is to stay out of the sun, Coloradans love for the outdoors makes that impractical. Dr. Neil Box, a skin cancer researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and one of the founders of the Colorado Melanoma Foundation, says the key is to cover up your exposed skin when you’re outside either with clothing or sunscreen.

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7Everyday Hero Bill Lajoie cares for unsung heroes of Children’s Hospital Colorado

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Publish DateMarch 07, 2019

"He is a rockstar," said Christi Ana Smith. "Amazing," said nurse Alana Dauman. One word can't possibly describe Lajoie's magnetic personality that's been lighting up the halls of Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for the past 19 years. "We look forward to seeing him," Ana Smith said.

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Man in remission has hope for life after cancer treatment trial

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Publish DateFebruary 06, 2019

“We were seeing responses and outcomes unlike anything we had ever seen. I mean from the very beginning,” says Dr. Daniel Pollyea, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’ clinical director of leukemia services. Dr. Pollyea led the trial at the University of Colorado. With a combination of low grade chemotherapy and a medication called Venetoclax, patients in the trial were seeing their cancer go into remission. “What this therapy does is it exploits a weakness in the leukemia stem cell population that is present really only in that population,” Dr. Pollyea explains.

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Facebook aging challenge got us thinking about how to clear history on social media

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Publish DateJanuary 21, 2019

Director of Digital Engagement at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Matt Kaskavitch said what's posted on the internet is written in ink, not pencil. We asked him if it's ever really possible to clear or erase content. “Yes and no," he said. "It does go away but because of the way of the internet and the way things work with search engines they’re always looking for content and archiving it and databasing it in places. So, does it ever truly go away? It’s very, very difficult."

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Designer babies: The genetic editing experiment that has caused recent controversy

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Publish DateNovember 28, 2018

But choosing a boy or girl seems a far cry from the genetic editing that could affect generations. "It could have unintended consequences and we could be causing harm," said Dr. Curtis Coughlin with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Coughlin, and other scientists, are concerned that this kind of genetic editing could cause genetic defects that last generations or harm other genes.

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Armed and aging: A conversation about seniors, dementia and the right to bear arms

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Publish DateMay 07, 2018

… a University of Colorado Medical School study just released Monday finds the number of adults with Alzheimer's and dementia is steadily increasing, but questions around their access to firearms remain largely unaddressed. … “Up to 45 percent of older adults live in a home with a firearm," said (Dr. Emmy) Betz, who said healthcare providers need to be more aware of the issue. "As with driving, the message here is not we should take all the guns away from older people.

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Crews to break ground on new building as Fitzsimons science campus expands onto old golf course

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Publish DateApril 02, 2018

"This new building is yet another example of how the bioscience innovation process continues to thrive on this campus. It's a virtuous cycle," said CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman. "We're providing a clear path for our faculty to take ideas into the commercial realm, which enables us to attract top talent, who generate further innovation -- all for the ultimate benefit of the health of people in Colorado and beyond."

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