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The Denver Post

WATCH: The Denver Post’s understanding Alzheimer’s panel conversation

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 07, 2019

The Denver Post’s Jessica Seaman moderated a panel with some of Colorado’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease on Thursday night at The Denver Post building in downtown Denver. The discussion touched on what families can do after getting a diagnosis, the potential genetic risk and the toll it takes on loved ones. The panelists include Amelia Schafer, Dr. Jonathan Woodcock and Dr. Hillary Lum, both of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Denver 7

Man in remission has hope for life after cancer treatment trial

news outletDenver 7
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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CBS4 Denver

Huge shoe donation is giant step toward fighting global poverty

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 05, 2019

“I’m a type 1 diabetic for 43 years, and I have foot issues,” she said. Dana Davis was 7 years old when she was diagnosed. Her father was billionaire Marvin Davis. Her mother founded the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. Davis was a teacher-turned-shoe entrepreneur. But in 2015, she walked away from the business to head the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. “There’s hundreds of shoes,” she said. “What do you do with them?” Davis opted to donate them. The shoes were packed, stacked and trucked to Wheat Ridge. They were deposited in the warehouse of Soles4Souls.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado has the highest per-capita rate of skin cancer, thanks to sunshine and high elevation

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2019

“A good reason that Colorado does pretty well is that it’s a pretty healthy place,” said Dr. Myles Cockburn, co-leader of the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program, which released the Colorado cancer data.

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CBS4 Denver

Now retired from NFL, David Bruton to become a physical therapist

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2019

David Bruton played 108 games in the NFL. He is now in the physical therapy program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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9News

How cancer care has changed in the last 25 years

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2019

Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S. only after cardiovascular disease. The good news is, over the last 25 years we have seen a 31 percent drop in cancer deaths here in Colorado. Dr. Ross Camidge, a world-renowned lung cancer specialist from the University of Colorado Cancer Center at CU Anschutz discusses recent advances in cancer care.

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Backpacker

This is why you fart so much at altitude

news outletBackpacker
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2019

It turns out that smelly condition has a name: high altitude flatus expulsion, or HAFE. Its discoverers—the pioneers of alpine flatulence—are Dr. Paul Auerbach, Redlich Family Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a founder of the Wilderness Medical Society, and Dr. York Miller, professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Colorado Public Radio

Study: Marijuana affects people in different ways, possibly even while driving impaired

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2019

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is looking to identify how cannabis use impacts different kinds of users in unique ways. Anschutz medical toxicologist Dr. Michael Kosnett will test 90 people — those who use cannabis everyday, those who do so one or twice a week, and those who never — at a small brick house in Aurora. Since subjects imbibe on-site for the experiment, testing off-campus was essential.

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