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CU Anschutz seeks volunteers to test new gastric balloon for weight loss

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateFebruary 18, 2018

They're testing the world's first biodegradable balloon you can swallow to lose weight. It's a less invasive alternative to gastric bypass surgery. Associate professor of gastroenterology at the CU School of Medicine Dr. Shelby Sullivan is leading the trial in Colorado.

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Newly-approved shingles vaccine was developed at University of Colorado

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateOctober 27, 2017

A new vaccine that does a better job of preventing shingles was developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the new vaccine -- called Shingrix -- last week and the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended it for patients 50 and older this week. The committee also recommended using Shingrix instead of the currently-available vaccine Zostavax.

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CU survey: Law enforcement, gun shops often willing to store firearms during mental health crises

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2017

According to a recent survey from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, you could take that firearm to a nearby law enforcement agency or gun store and chances are, they’d be willing to hold it temporarily. Epidemiology professor Carol Runyan and her colleagues at the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz contacted hundreds of law enforcement agencies and gun retailers in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming to gauge their willingness to store guns in a crisis situation.

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Denver woman donates kidney to complete stranger, saves 6 lives

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 27, 2017

"An altruistic donor can spike a big chain reaction," said Dr. Monica Grafales with the University of Colorado's Live Donor program, who said altruistic, or angel, donors are rare and badly needed. "The majority of people we put in the kidney transplant waitlist, many of them die while waiting, because there are just not enough donors. "

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Flu season outlook: Hospitals already seeing influenza cases

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 25, 2017

"Australia, where most of the data has been validated, they saw two and a half more flu cases this year than they did last year," said CU professor Michelle Barron. Barron has been researching the virus for over a decade. Vaccines and medications have come a long way over the years, but what can help you is a flu shot.

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