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How a Smartphone App Can Help People With Diabetes Manage Their Condition and Avoid Certain Medications 

Can a smartphone app reduce the need for medication in patients with Type 2 diabetes? That’s what Marc Bonaca, MD, professor of cardiology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, set out to discover.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Can Taking the Stairs Help You Lose Weight? 

Audrey Bergouignan, PhD, isn’t looking for people with obesity to start running marathons. She just wants them to walk across the room. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 20, 2023
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Research    Diabetes    Pediatrics

CU School of Medicine Researcher Brews Up Study on Coffee’s Effects on Acute Kidney Injury

Can drinking coffee help stave off acute kidney injury? Potentially, says Kalie Tommerdahl, MD.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 23, 2022
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CU School of Medicine a Site for Major Diabetes Medication Trial 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine was one of 36 study sites for a clinical trial that shows that diabetes drugs liraglutide and insulin glargine, when taken with metformin, allow patients to achieve and maintain their target blood levels for a longer time compared to two other commonly used diabetes medications.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 22, 2022
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Physical Activity Coaching Shows Benefits for People with Type 2 Diabetes

For some people with type 2 diabetes, the E word can evoke dread: exercise.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 04, 2022
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CU Researchers Identify New Method for Stimulating Signaling to Improve Metabolic Health and Possibly Treat Obesity

Following up on a 2018 study that identified an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11) as a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have published new research that finds HDAC11 regulates G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) called beta-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs).

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Planting the SEEDS to Connect Diabetes Patients With Devices That Help Them Manage Their Disease

As a nurse, researcher, and educator at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for the past 17 years, Laurel Messer, PhD, has conducted clinical trials that brought devices to market to help diabetes patients monitor their blood sugar levels and administer insulin.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 15, 2021
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Research Finds Breath Ketone Analyzers May Detect Ketosis in People with Type I Diabetes

For people with type I diabetes, a build-up of blood acids called ketones can lead to a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition occurs when the body doesn’t have enough insulin to break down glucose, its usual energy source, and can lead to diabetic coma or even death.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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10 spine surgeons younger than 45 to know

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Publish DateSeptember 13, 2023

Here are 10 early-career spine surgeons making news:

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The Year Of Making Noise

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Publish DateSeptember 13, 2023

4,300 women. That’s how many deaths the U.S. will see this year from a form of cancer that is entirely avoidable. And in total, this single year, around 14,000 women will be diagnosed with it.

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Doctor gives tips on navigating menopause

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Publish DateSeptember 13, 2023

Dr. Jill Liss with UCHealth Cherry Creek Medical Center joins us for a conversation on navigating menopause.

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This Product Claims To Ease Period Pain. Here's What Doctors Think.

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Publish DateSeptember 13, 2023

If you’re one of the estimated 80% of women who experience painful periods every month, a condition known as dysmenorrhea, there’s a good chance you’ve tried something, anything, to get some much-needed relief.

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