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Reuters

Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions

news outletReuters
Publish DateDecember 01, 2017

“It’s easier to avoid the conversation, which is rarely a brief one,” said Dr. Cari Levy, a professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. “Our systems are not designed to allow for meaningful conversations that may take some time.” Levy, a palliative-care physician who routinely discusses end-of-life questions with her patients, believes that confronting death can be empowering.

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CBS4 Denver

A Month Of Faces Of Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 30, 2017

“(We are in) probably the most exciting time in cancer in the past 25 to 30 years,” said Dr. Dan Theodorescu, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Cancer is a genetic disease of broken genes, which creates its own weaknesses. Theodorescu discusses current research in treatment involving smart drugs and other advanced therapies for cancer.

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USA Today

‘Scary’ prediction for U.S. kids: 57% could be obese by age 35

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateNovember 29, 2017

The study is based on “a sophisticated statistical analysis technique that relies on certain assumptions, and those assumptions can be challenged,” said Stephen Daniels, chairman of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “But I think the assumptions are pretty reasonable and their conclusions are pretty reasonable and, unfortunately, pretty scary.” Daniels, who was not involved in the study, said the findings reflect “profound changes in physical activity and diet” that are hard to address.

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9News

Fitzsimons Golf Course to close for massive redevelopment project

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 29, 2017

The FRA plans to add to the Anschutz Medical Campus with a Bioscience Innovation Building, a 110,000-square foot, three story building. The FRA is currently negotiating with bioscience startup companies for 70-percent of the building. The campus currently supports 22,000 jobs but that could grow to 40,000 over the next 15 years. The FRA says the University of Colorado will likely expand its facilities. Rezoning efforts over the last couple of years allows for an additional 850 housing units to be built bringing the campus total to 1,450.

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Consumer Reports

Even Easy Exercise Is Linked to a Longer Life

news outletConsumer Reports
Publish DateNovember 24, 2017

If you’re looking to add activity to your day, start by setting a specific goal, whether it’s to stand for 10 minutes an hour or walk around the block a few times a day, suggests geriatrician Rebecca Boxer, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus.

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ABC15

Report from Colorado doctors finds possibility of first death attributed to marijuana

news outletABC15
Publish DateNovember 15, 2017

An 11-month-old child who died after being exposed to marijuana is believed to be the first person whose death has been attributed to marijuana exposure, according to two Colorado doctors who published a report on the death in August. The report by Thomas M. Nappe, DO, who works at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, and Christopher O. Hoyte, MD, with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Center, was published in the August edition of the journal “Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.”

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Reuters

Physicians may be biased against research from poor nations

news outletReuters
Publish DateNovember 15, 2017

Dr. David Kuwayama, a vascular surgeon and professor at the University of Colorado Denver in Aurora who was not involved with the study, said it “clearly illustrates the inherent biases that all of us in academic medicine . . . share when it comes to devaluing research from outside of the U.S. and Europe.” “If a journal publishes a groundbreaking paper from a low-income country, but we in the Western world are unwilling to value it, then we are depriving both ourselves and our patients of valuable, maybe even life-saving, medical knowledge,” he said in an email.

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The Denver Post

Concussion laws work at lowering head injury risk for young athletes, CU study finds

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 14, 2017

Most of the new laws approved in the past decade — including in Colorado — require youth-sports coaches to remove athletes from play if they show signs of a concussion and to prevent the athletes from returning to play until they are cleared by a doctor. Dawn Comstock, a researcher at the CU School of Public Health and a co-author on the paper, said the study suggests that athletes who sit out until they fully recover from a concussion are less likely to suffer a new concussion when they return to competition.

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