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Here’s Another Reason to Feel Good About Drinking Coffee

news outletTIME
Publish DateNovember 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of Colorado medical school analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study, which has tracked the eating patterns and cardiovascular health of more than 15,000 people since the 1940s. They were looking for previously unidentified risk factors for heart failure and stroke. They used a method known as machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that looks for patterns in big data sets, similar to the way e-commerce websites might predict products a customer mighty like based on their previous shopping history.

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CBS News

Fact check: Can you overdose from fentanyl left on shopping carts?

news outletCBS News
Publish DateNovember 09, 2017

Dr. Christopher Hoyte, associate medical director for the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center and faculty member for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said he can't say it's "impossible," but instead calls it "very improbable." "I never say never, but it is highly, highly, highly, unlikely someone could become that systemically ill just from having fentanyl touch their skin," Hoyte told CBS News. "It's not absorbed just touching it."

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Richard Kogan on Beethoven, Mad Genius and Creative Resilience

news outletWestword
Publish DateNovember 08, 2017

Richard Kogan, an award-winning psychiatrist and pianist, sees Beethoven as more than just the mad genius he’s often portrayed as. The composer also has “an extraordinary story of recovery from trauma,” says Korgan, who will lecture Thursday night on the subject at the CU Anschutz Campus.

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The New York Times

For patients with heart failure, little guidance as death nears

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateNovember 06, 2017

“Getting shocks at the end of life is not really helping patients live longer or better,” said Dr. Larry Allen, a heart failure specialist at the University of Colorado and an author of the study.

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Health Day

Improve Your Odds During Infertility Treatments

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateNovember 01, 2017

"The most impressive finding that has relevance for all patients undergoing IVF is that performing the transfer with one embryo greatly increases the chance of a healthy baby, the desired objective in IVF," said senior author Dr. Alex Polotsky, an expert in advanced reproductive medicine at the University of Colorado.

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Denver Business Journal

Colorado hospitals are getting safer; here’s how 20 of them rank

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateOctober 30, 2017

Colorado hospitals made a big improvement in safety practices over the past six months, leading to the state being ranked among the top 10 nationally in terms of the percentage of its acute-care facilities receiving an “A” from a patient watchdog group for preventing errors and infections. University of Colorado Hospital scored its second straight “C” on the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report card.

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CBS4 Denver

Surgeon Sews Climber’s Charred Thumbs To Her Arms

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 30, 2017

Strong, 44, actually had her thumbs sewn to her forearms. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ashley Ignatiuk used a technique that’s not new, but it is pretty uncommon. So far, it’s working.

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Denver 7

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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