Neurologist and amateur comedian Pearce Korb, MD, FAAN, shares what makes him laugh, the times he has bombed on stage, and the value humor brings to battling burnout.
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Neurologist and amateur comedian Pearce Korb, MD, FAAN, shares what makes him laugh, the times he has bombed on stage, and the value humor brings to battling burnout.
Smoke from wildfires across Colorado and the western United States is pushing more patients to seek help from an eye doctor, according to Dr. Richard Davidson, an Ophthalmologist with UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center.
Type 1 diabetes is a highly prevalent chronic illness diagnosed in childhood, occurring in approximately 1 in 400 to 600 children in the United States. While appropriate treatment is essential for ensuring optimal glucose control and reduced risks of future complications, nearly 80% of children with type 1 diabetes do not meet glycemic control goals as set forth by the American Diabetes Association.
Doctors and researchers in Colorado said Tuesday they are seeing a similar result to a study in the United Kingdom from the use of steroids to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients. Dexamethasone helped improved survival from the coronavirus, according to a study also released on Tuesday by the University of Oxford.
A local cancer patient opened up about his fertility and the help he got to preserve it from a national nonprofit. The 24-year-old now has a shot of starting his own family even after undergoing months of chemo treatments.
Major League Baseball has postponed Tuesday’s Seattle Mariners-San Francisco Giants game due to poor air quality in Seattle due to fires in Washington and Oregon.
It’s not unusual to see celebrities bringing the glam on their social media feeds, but Elle Fanning’s Monday makeup look was a little different than the norm. In fact, she didn’t have any makeup on at all, and the “eye shadow” she referenced was actually eczema.
A recent article showed that Children’s Hospital Colorado’s emergency department saw cases of dogs biting children surge during COVID-19, with nearly three times as many dog bite cases during the spring of 2020 compared to the same time period last year.
More than one-third of all U.S. pediatricians dismiss families from their practices when parents refuse to vaccinate their children, according to the findings of a survey published Tuesday by JAMA.
Parents who choose to forgo or delay their children's vaccinations may quickly find themselves without a pediatrician.
The Sun Bus will visit neighborhoods for new antibody testing. “We’re
going to go to different locations, county parks through Arapahoe
County and you can’t miss it,” Rosemary Rochford, professor of
immunology and microbiology at CU School of Medicine. “We’re going
to set up screens for people to come in and get tested for antibodies to
SARS-CoV-2. It’s giving us a snapshot to understand who’s been
infected within our own community.”
As COVID-19's global rampage continues, countries around the world are in a race to develop not only effective vaccines but also promising therapies. The 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science is jointly awarded to Dr. Charles Dinarello, university professor of the University of Colorado, Dr. Marc Feldmann, professor emeritus at the University of Oxford, and Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto, former president of Osaka University, for their groundbreaking discoveries about three cytokines critically involved in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases--interleukin-1(IL-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin-6 (IL-6).
More U.S. kids are getting a recommended vaccine that protects against several cancers -- but there is still much room for improvement, a new study finds.
Colorado’s developers and architects normally design office buildings to be resilient in the face floods, fires and those seemingly ever-changing tenant tastes. And while the desire for office spaces that minimize germ/bacteria/virus transfer has been batted around in cli ent meetings for years, most of the practices rarely, if ever, made it into the final design.
In the early hours of an April morning, at her home in Erie, Malea Anderson woke up with what felt like an explosion of ice water up her spine and into her head. She had a massive headache and tried to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, but her limbs wouldn’t cooperate. She feared she was having a stroke.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes hijack brain cells, using the cells' internal machinery to copy itself, according to a new study.
Do patients with multiple sclerosis who have been on disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for decades need to keep taking them? John R. Corboy, MD, professor of neurology, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, and co-director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center at Anschutz Medical Campus, explains what is known about this area.
Motherhood is not easy. Breastfeeding is not easy. With the pandemic, both have become even more challenging.
It isn’t noticeable at first. It starts with changes for which the brain can compensate, meaning no real impact on day-to-day functions or cognition.
There are many questions regarding how trick-or-treating will by impacted by the pandemic.
After a more than 50 year partnership, Douglas County has announced its intentions to separate from the Tri-County Health Department.
In April, Dr. Abbey Lara worked her first shift treating pulmonary and critical care patients in the COVID-19 section of the ICU ward at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.
Marsha Brewer’s fifth wheel has been sitting on her and her husband Jim’s ranch in Yoder for the last month, detailed and ready to quarantine him if he comes home from prison.
If possible, it’s always advisable to take one’s time with decisions, both big and small. Of course, not all situations afford us that luxury.
Diabetes treatment centers saw a surge in type 1 diabetes patients that may correlate with the coronavirus pandemic.
A rush to get COVID-19 antibody tests out may have set us back in our efforts to accurately test for the virus. In March, the FDA allowed antibody tests to come into the U.S. without review. But too many false positives proved detrimental in helping to know who had COVID. It also slowed the government’s ability to accurately track the spread of the virus. Now, many universities and labs across the country are working to change that.
It’s okay to admit it—you’re showering less than you used to. And while in the past you may have selected freshly washed clothes to meet up with your running group, these days, you might be grabbing clothes from the dirty pile for your solo runs to reduce laundry days. No one will get close enough to smell you anyway.
The dramatic temperature drop Colorado experienced Tuesday could keep cardiologists on their toes.
When Audrey Blute’s almost 2-year-old son, George, had a runny nose in July, she wanted to do what she felt was responsible: get him tested for coronavirus.
It was a dream come true for Tyler Polumbus. a local kid from Cherry Creek, who wrapped up his seven-year NFL career by winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos and he has the pictures to prove it.
Moderate adolescent cannabis use may have adverse effects on cognitive functioning, specifically verbal memory, that cannot be explained by familial factors, according to a study of siblings led by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Current Front Range air quality is so bad that health experts warn it could have an even worse impact than smoking two cigarettes per day. Pulmonologists warn that people should stay indoors as much as possible.
The Denver, CO-based acoustic, rock collective Splitstep deliver a bright sound with their melodic choruses, musical builds, and heartfelt lyrics. The band is currently completing work on their debut album Kaleidoscope.
Some things I just don’t want to know—like the fact that my favorite seltzer might not be the best option because it can irritate my bladder.
We know that cannabis use is associated with many negative outcomes, but there could be many of reasons for that. For example, socioeconomic factors and peer influences both affect adolescent cannabis use and poorer cognitive functioning. To account for some of those risk factors, we studied nearly 600 sibling pairs with moderate to heavy cannabis use. We found that, as a person uses more cannabis than their sibling, they tend to have worse memory recall than their sibling.
In the days following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, doctors across the country are shedding light on the rising number of young adults who are diagnosed with the disease he died from — colon cancer.
As the nation wrestles with ongoing police shootings of Black people and a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic patients, a new group at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is working to make the campus more equitable for Black students.
As Laramie County School District students went back to school this week, parents may be running into challenges when it comes to their kids wearing masks. An expert with Children’s Hospital Colorado has a few tips on how to encourage your kids to wear their masks.
A 10-year-old boy is teaching us all a thing or two, when he stayed calm after being bitten by a rattlesnake while working on his family's farm.
An infectious disease specialist said Colorado schools are doing well so far when it comes to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 their classrooms.
When Parker resident Dale Chu dropped off his daughter, Kellan, for her first day of kindergarten at Leman Academy of Excellence, the 5-year-old was so excited she barely made time to say goodbye before running into the building.
A recent revision to federal COVID-19 testing guidelines sparked intense backlash from public health experts who fear it could lead to fewer infections being detected among asymptomatic people, but a new Morning Consult survey found that most of the public would still seek a coronavirus test if they thought they had been exposed to the virus, regardless of whether they exhibited symptoms.
The Food and Drug Administration has said it's open to making a COVID-19 vaccine available before phase 3 clinical trials are complete.
Colorado is working on a draft proposal that would mean five different levels of COVID-19 protection in counties around the state. The idea comes from a panel discussion of government and health care leaders working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll hear about why Colorado College is moving to online learning. Plus, how arts venues are adapting due to the pandemic, why your insurance premium might be lower this year, and how wildfire smoke impacts the lungs. Finally, we’ll learn about the biology of growing hemp.
At this point, we’ve mastered the Zoom party, the socially distanced backyard soiree, and the safest way to host family and friends. Now we get to put our newfound safe socializing skills to the test with the first big event of the fall/winter holiday season: Halloween.
9NEWS took some frequently asked questions about kids and face coverings to Dr. Jessica Cataldi. She is a pediatrician and specialist in infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
People living with Chagas disease without symptoms or signs of cardiac injury are at high risk of developing cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease, and the risk more than doubled among patients with acute infections, according to a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
A research letter published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society has challenged US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assumptions that those with asthma are at higher risk for severe SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Imagine for a moment a headline from the perhaps not-too-distant future: The United States announced an approved vaccine targeting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that spike-protein-studded bastard that causes COVID-19.
As college students nationwide begin a fall semester like no other, it is tempting to label this an historic moment. This is much more than a moment in time, however. It is not merely a pause before we return to business as usual. It is a movement.
Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an office designed with the sort of tidy impersonality common to her field.
An artificial pancreas system that can automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels in Type 1 diabetic children as young as 6 was found to be safe and effective, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Every year, three million Americans undergo cataract surgery, replacing the cloudy lens in their eye. Recovery is usually 2 to 6 weeks and it includes weeks of eye drops. Now, there is an FDA-approved, dropless alternative called Dextenza.
The problems started when Reese Tempest entered sixth grade. She had always loved running, but now her track team training was triggering severe breathing difficulties. "I gutted it out and cried all the time. One race, I even passed out," Reese recalls.
It seems every summer where fires ravage the mountains, Coloradans question if the smoke is making them feel uncomfortable. However this year some are asking, could it be symptoms of COVID-19.
Five months before President Donald Trump fast-tracked its emergency authorization as a COVID-19 treatment, an infusion of convalescent plasma at a Colorado hospital may have helped save Ned Steffens’ life.
Erin Schenk, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and medical oncology, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Cancer Center, discusses the rapidly evolving treatment landscape in lung cancer.
A non-hormonal therapy to treat hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause was found to be effective in a recent clinical trial, according to a published study by a team of researchers including faculty from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The haze that’s blocking out the mountains, blue sky and even the sun across much of Colorado is full of tiny particles that are about 1/30th the width of a human hair.
The effects of COVID-19 may be weighing on kids and teens emotionally, and they could be dropping parents hints, but parents could be missing those clues unless they know what to look for.
UCHealth is a few days into Phase 3 of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial. The health care system started enrolling people on Thursday. Over next three to four weeks, hundreds of Coloradans will be injected as America moves closer to a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Researchers at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital have begun testing a promising COVID-19 vaccine on qualified participants. They say, if it works, the Moderna vaccine could be a game changer for the pandemic.
In an effort to expand access and decrease wait times, veterans can now have their elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) done at nonfederal facilities, with the government footing the bill.
Yes, these are hard times, and everyone is stressed, but new data suggest that young adults — both those who are going back to college and those who are not — may be suffering particularly hard when it comes to mental health.
Hundreds of older adults, who live in an affordable housing community in Denver, no longer have to worry about how to get to the doctor. University Of Colorado Geriatric Medicine has set up a clinic right on site. It is a new type of partnership bringing medical services directly to a low income community.
As school is starting up again, many parents are asking doctors for mask exemptions for their kids, especially those who suffer from asthma. But, doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado are not providing them.
Ideally, a radiologists’ report should be as clear as possible to help guide patient care. But new research has found substantial variation in how the specialty conveys its uncertainties in these documents, which may lead to negative downstream consequences.
It's been a puzzling couple of weeks for a Colorado family. In mid-July, Scott Janson said his wife started to feel sick. She was tested for COVID-19, and it came back positive. When that result came back, Janson and their daughter went for a COVID-19 test right away, but to their surprise their tests came back negative.
Governor Jared Polis announced Friday that the last call order will be adjusted to allow restaurants to serve alcohol until 11 p.m., starting Saturday night. The decision comes one month after Polis announced a 30-day order banning the sale of alcohol at restaurants after 10 p.m.
Dianne Wilkerson wants Black Bostonians to volunteer for trials testing potential COVID-19 vaccines. She understands why they're hesitant. Black Americans have a long history of being treated poorly by the medical establishment; many faced discrimination in medical care themselves.
An annual report commissioned by the University of Colorado Board of Regents says the educational and health care system provided $14.198 billion to the state’s economy in the 2019 fiscal year
With the reveal of Healthy People 2030, national public health goals for the next 10 years now place greater emphasis on social determinants of health and quality of life.
Even as his state is a hotbed for COVID-19, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pushing schools to reopen so parents have the choice of sending children back to the classroom or keeping them home to learn virtually.
The coronavirus crept into Heartland Health Care Center, a nursing home in Moline, Ill., on the last day of July, when a member of the nursing staff tested positive.
EDITOR: As I was welcomed as a first-year medical student to the University of Colorado School of Medicine during our White Coat Ceremony last year, the words of one speech lingered long after the ceremony ended: “There will be dark days, but search for the light. Find it. Find it. There will be glimmers of it all around you … the more light you find, you will start reflecting it back.”
After a COVID-19 vaccine is available, you may need to get inoculated to go to the office, attend a sporting event, or even get a seat at a restaurant.
The term “metabolic syndrome” has been used since the mid-1990s to describe a constellation of risk factors that predispose adults to develop diabetes, CVD or both.
A rare syndrome that paralyzes children’s limbs would normally return this fall, but it’s still unknown whether precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 could keep it in check.
Paul A. Bunn, Jr MD, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, discusses potentially targeting HER3 in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Medical students like Danielle Davis is already making their mark in the medical field. “About every two weeks, I get a list from Dr. Becerra of patients to contact. And then we have a survey that has preset questions that we ask every single patient,” said Davis, a third-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Colorado Springs.
With no end in sight to smoky skies, the COVID-19 pandemic and the coming flu season, there’s never been a better time to pay attention to — and take extra care of — your lungs.
The families of Raul Pero and Titou Phommachahn are glad to have them back home after hard-fought battles against COVID-19. Yet, months after they began their recovery, both survivors are still grappling with the long road to recovery.
As schools prepare to open their doors, new data released from the CDC shows the rate of coronavirus cases in children in the United States has been steadily increasing.
When the new coronavirus first swept through Colorado earlier this year, baffling doctors with its myriad of symptoms and methods of spread, Dr. Brian Stauffer, the head of cardiology at Denver Health, soon began to notice a different kind of pandemic mystery. People, it seemed, had stopped having heart attacks.
If you’re healthy but the hazy air over the Front Range coming from Colorado wildfires has made your throat scratchy after going a run or a bike ride, should you be concerned?
In July, UCHealth and CU School of Medicine said researchers were looking to recruit 1,000 patients in the state for a study testing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Denver residents with respiratory and lung illness may be used to restricting their outdoor activities during the summer months due to frequent Colorado wildfires, however, it appears coronavirus survivors in the area will now have to adapt to the same habit.
UCHealth and students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch have launched a research project that seeks to learn how COVID-19 patients are faring after leaving the hospital and identify how the health system can improve care for future patients. To date, more than 125 patients who were hospitalized at UCHealth in the Pikes Peak region have taken part in the continuing project.
The opioid epidemic would have presented an unprecedented challenge even if COVID-19 had never hit Colorado. In 2019, the state logged its highest-recorded number of fatal drug overdoses after a slight decrease in 2018 left some people feeling cautiously hopeful.
11-year-old Brandom is getting ready to go back to school in an unprecedented way. He, like many Colorado students, will hop on Zoom to start his 7th grade year. He has mixed feelings about this, saying “I’m excited and worried because like I can get to meet my new 7th grade teachers, but nervous because I don’t see my friends.”
UCHealth and students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch have launched a program that seeks to glean information on how COVID-19 patients are faring after they leave the hospital. The goal of the project is to improve care for patients while shaping how they treat and approach COVID-19 in the future.
A Children’s Hospital Colorado psychologist tells Problem Solvers there are ways for parents to help their children deal and cope with a COVID-19 inspired curriculum.
Findings from a multi-center clinical trial of patients undergoing surgery for gynecologic cancer showed that oral apixaban was easier and less painful to administer than subcutaneous enoxaparin (JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3:e207410).
A cutting edge surgery called osseointegration has arrived at the University of Colorado Hospital, helping amputees walk pain free and with a gait closer to life before losing a limb.
With many families still quarantining in their homes to keep safe from the coronavirus, pets are enjoying the everlasting company of their owners like never before. But the constant attention, especially from youngsters, has a downside.
Face masks are mandatory in public places in Colorado with a few exceptions. Gov. Jared Polis’ sign language translator is one of them. People who are deaf or hard of hearing need to see her face so she can communicate effectively.
At least 97,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus during the last two weeks of July, according to a new review of state-level data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association. The increase represents a 40% surge in the nation's cumulative total of child cases.
Early on, patients with both mild and severe Covid-19 say they can’t breathe. Now, after recovering from the infection, some of them say they can’t think.
Early this summer, Dr. Morgan Hungenberg completed a journey she began in summer 2017, which is when she committed to being in the first round of the Morgan County Family Medicine Residency Rural Training Track.
When Dr. Jessica Cataldi, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a practicing pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, was doing infectious disease work in Africa years ago, she noticed a difference in how many parents there thought about vaccines.
As some districts prepare for in-person learning and students prepare to wear masks during the school day, a pediatrician offers tips to help kids keep their masks on.
Last week, to write about the risks of summer — the recurring safety issues of children being out in the sun, or near the water, I talked to safety-minded pediatric emergency room doctors about what was worrying them, as they thought about the children they might be seeing during their shifts over the coming weeks, and I specified that I wasn’t asking about Covid-19 infection — I was asking about other dangers to children, in this summer shadowed by that virus.
Two young girls took cover behind a car when a shooter opened fire on a family gathering in a Denver park Sunday afternoon.
More than 97,000 U.S. children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, more than a quarter of the total number of children diagnosed nationwide since March, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.
Scientists are trying to answer a lot of questions to help in the fight against the new coronavirus. How does the immune system defend against COVID-19? And why does the virus impact people differently? One local lab is helping find those answers by gathering coronavirus patient samples for researchers to use.
Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for the coronavirus hours after a positive rapid-result test had prevented him from welcoming President Trump to Ohio on Thursday, a whiplash reversal that reflected the nation’s increasingly complex state of testing.
Gitanjali Rao missed the first day of eighth grade in 2018. Instead, the entrepreneur from Lone Tree, Colorado, was in New York City demonstrating a device she created to detect lead in drinking water on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The producers took her on a tour of the prop room. “It was just so surreal,” she remembers. But Rao has one regret: “You’re in that dressing room, and you're like, that one couch is where all the icons sit. I told the producers, ‘I will sit on that couch before I leave.’ And I forgot to.”
Each year 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States. These babies have an extra chromosome that can cause both mental and physical challenges, as well as autoimmune disorders that cause painful skin lesions, patchy bald spots and loss of skin color. Now, researchers are going beyond skin deep to help relieve some of these painful conditions.
Although female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is outlawed in much of the world, it still occurs for cultural reasons despite having no medical benefit, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for cardiology.
I’m not sure whether to call this the good news or the bad news, but Covid-19 is not the only thing that parents need to think about right now.
On Sundays, hugs and smiles are now being replaced by bursts of heart emoticons flying across a screen.
Paul Finebaum knows the analogy shows his age. But it fits. In fact, when it comes to college football in the age of COVID, the comparison’s probably never been more on the nose.
By late January, Dr. Sam Dominguez sensed the world was about to change. The professor of infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine had spent his entire career studying emerging pathogens such as SARS, and the news coming out of China at the time, about a novel coronavirus with a high human-to-human transmission rate, led him to believe a pandemic was possible. “It seemed like there was a tidal wave coming,” says Dominguez, who is also a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, “and medical facilities needed to gear up.”
More kindergarteners in Colorado were vaccinated against measles and other contagious diseases during the school year that ended in June, but state officials are worried that progress could reverse as the pandemic continues.
UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for orthopedics
UCHealth University of Colorado Health was ranked first in Colorado for cancer care
Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. The data would be more complete, transparent, and an improvement over the old platform run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administration officials said.
A vaccine against the virus behind COVID-19 offers the only certain return to normalcy. Even so, misinformation and conspiracy theories abound – and a vaccine hasn’t even been developed yet. It’s an issue people have been trying to combat for other vaccines that do exist. Colorado researchers are taking an interesting approach to bridge the gap.
The state health department is set to launch a campaign to promote the flu vaccine as they prepare for a potential "nightmare scenario" this fall with both influenza and the novel coronavirus spreading among community members.
With this week bringing the first 90-degree day of the year, summer has finally arrived in Seattle. The continued spread of the novel coronavirus means that recreation options are much more limited this summer, and since our city is surrounded by water, it might be tempting to just find a swimming hole to cool off. But it’s important to remember that we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, so please be careful as you evaluate your options.
The first medical students to benefit from a new partnership between Colorado State University and University of Colorado School of Medicine aren't having the year anyone expected when the program was announced last year.
Life can get messy, even on the molecular level. Thankfully, nature has a unique way of cleaning up and doing away with clutter. Named after famed tidying expert, bestselling author, and Netflix star Marie Kondo, researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a new protein in fruit fly embryos that destroys unneeded molecules and keeps embryos organized.
When an otherwise healthy young person goes to the emergency room complaining of nausea, pain, and uncontrollable vomiting, doctors might assume the worst. But if these patients use cannabis, it may not be. They may be experiencing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a medical condition chronic marijuana use.
“I have been so humbled and blown away at the ingenuity at the creativity of our teams to figure out how to protect themselves and patients while providing therapy,” said Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, CEO of Craig Hospital.
The more things change, the more they stay the same for UCHealth. The University of Colorado Hospital at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora has been named the top hospital in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Paul A. Bunn, Jr, MD, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, highlights encouraging data with fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu) in HER2-mutant non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Whenever a mentor-mentee relationship is mentioned, the same stereotypical image of an older, distinguished mentor imparting their wisdom to a younger, eager to learn pupil invariably comes to mind. But, does a mentorship have to be based on seniority and superiority to be successful?
COVID-19 can mean weeks’ long illness, even in young adults and those without chronic conditions who have mild disease and are treated in outpatient settings, according to survey results in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Two deaths in Colorado have been linked to multisystem inflammatory syndrome, the mystery syndrome popping up across the country – mostly among children – that is linked to the novel coronavirus.
More than 100 agencies across Colorado have approval from the state to allow medics to use ketamine, an anesthetic, on people who show signs of what's often dubbed "excited delirium," a practice that is now drawing national criticism from anesthesiologists and psychiatrists. Yet emergency doctors across the country, including 25 in Colorado, are defending ketamine's use in cases where severely agitated people struggle against police, even when they are physically restrained.
UCHealth patients may give consent for a sample from their COVID-19 antibody blood draw to be sent to the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) Biobank for genetic research of a number of diseases and conditions, including why some people might be more susceptible than others to contract and become ill from COVID-19.
It’s not so much the claims made about the magic qualities of cannabinoids that prick up the ears — curing tuberculosis, anxiety, chronic pain, liver disease. Pretty standard hype in a world of consumers slathering themselves inside and out with anything labeled CBD or THC.
Dr. Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, received an unusual call last month from the microbiology lab: confirmation of the third case this year of trench fever, a rare condition transmitted by body lice that plagued soldiers during World War I.
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Today on Colorado Edition: We explore the heath impacts of reopening schools. Plus, we hear about the uncertain future of the DACA program, and we learn how COVID-19 testing works. We’ll also hear about the second-homeowners in Gunnison County who are organizing to be heard politically.
As the debate about reopening schools rages at the local, state and national levels, infectious disease and engineering experts are trying to keep up with the ever-evolving situation with the coronavirus pandemic so they can advise administrators considering — and reconsidering — whether and when to open facilities for the year.
Colorado is seeing a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. New data Monday shows 275 hospitalizations, 55 more than a week ago.
Goggles will no longer be required for players in high school field hockey, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced.
Colorado has reached a new milestone in the coronavirus pandemic. There are now more than 40,000 confirmed cases statewide.
Dr. Kevin Messacar, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, discusses how families affected by AFM motivate him to find answers about the condition. Dr. Messacar is "looking forward to what we can accomplish together."
As COVID-19 burns through Texas, districts and health departments across the state are wrestling with how to provide childcare and schooling to the state's 7 million-plus children. Jerri Barker, who runs a daycare in Waco, has watched warily as other facilities in the area began to report cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks
The political fight over children returning to school this fall continues to rage, and now the medical community is weighing in, with the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing its own guidance. Dr. Sean O’Leary is vice chair of the organization’s committee on infectious diseases. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain how children are affected by the virus and the challenges of reopening schools.
Rising hospitalization numbers in Colorado are a raising concerns in hospitals that the trend is just gaining speed. The latest numbers from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show a 5.11% positivity rate in the 8,910 test results back on July 16.
It’s been a busy time around the UCHealth Burn Center with a higher-than-average caseload from fireworks injuries combined with the normal increase in injuries around grills and fires.
Gov. Polis argued in a letter to the General Assembly that both CU and CSU have “significant existing cash fund resources that would support the completion of their projects” without taxing general-fund resources.
Many people with dementia may have access to a gun in their home, yet few families have gotten advice from a doctor on how to handle the situation, a small new study finds.
As the U.S. notched a new record number of cases of COVID-19 Thursday, at over 71,000 according to data from Johns Hopkins University, Gov. Jared Polis joined states getting aggressive with a requirement of wearing masks indoors. Through the pandemic, evidence has been increasing that wearing masks are our best bet.
About a third of people with Alzheimer's disease have access to a firearm in their home, according to a newly published survey of caregivers.
Rest easy, dog lovers. Our beloved canine companions aren’t responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.
While Colorado has seen a slight uptick of COVID-19 cases, a group of pediatricians are optimistic schools could have in-person learning in the fall.
Colorado health care workers have earned a lot of recognition since the first coronavirus cases were announced in mid-March.
Montgomery: The Republican leader of the state Senate said he used a poor choice of words when he suggested he wanted more people to get infected with the new coronavirus. “It was a poor choice of words on my end,” Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh told the Associated Press, saying he didn’t wish for anyone to become ill. Last week Marsh drew criticism after he suggested more infections meant the state was closer to herd immunity.
Patients with peripheral artery disease were less likely to be treated with statin therapy compared with those with cerebrovascular disease or CHD despite having a high risk for atherosclerotic CVD events, researchers found.
The Open Source Imaging Consortium (OSIC), a nonprofit collaborative group focused on combatting lung diseases, has launched a competition aiming to create artificial intelligence (AI) programs that can help to predict lung function decline in people with pulmonary fibrosis.
Parents are increasingly interested in whether medical marijuana can help their children with problems like cancer-related pain and nausea -- but there's concern about interactions with their medications and a general lack of research.
Denver Public Schools appears to be on track to start in-person learning next month after one school board member raised public health concerns.
Dog bites are a long-standing public health problem. Each year there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites across the Unites States (US),1 and global estimates suggest tens of millions of these injuries worldwide.2 Children are the most vulnerable population with nearly 1 million annual dog bites in the US and more severe injury outcomes.1
In the last two to three weeks, COVID-19 positive test results and hospitalizations have steadily increased in Colorado and are starting to cause concerns for doctors and public health experts.
This year's pandemic could have a long-term impact on our country's healthcare system. The crisis is inspiring a new generation of health care professionals.
UCHealth and the CU School of Medicine are looking to recruit 1,000 people in Colorado for a study testing a promising COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine does not expose participants to the virus. Participants will be monitored for at least a year to determine the vaccine’s safety and whether they contract COVID-19.
As Colorado’s COVID-19 cases increase, trends show that teens and young adults see higher rates of infections.
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are looking to recruit 1,000 patients in the state for a study testing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Doctors at the UCHealth Burn Center say the 2020 Fourth of July Weekend was one of the busiest they have ever had.
The University of Colorado Hospital Authority, based in Aurora, ranks among the top 20 U.S. hospitals, according to the Lown Institute Hospitals Index.
CU Healthcare Innovation Fund secured $50 million in committed capital to invest in early stage healthcare companies.
Outbreaks of an infectious, polio-like disease have popped up every other summer in the U.S. since 2012. This year, the viral illness would have been expected to surge yet again—but the widespread measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus may also prevent large spikes of the paralyzing condition it can cause, known as acute flaccid myelitis.
Since state and county health departments first began reporting demographic information about coronavirus cases and deaths, the numbers have made clear that Black and Hispanic Coloradans have been disproportionately impacted by the deadly pandemic.
Testing at the Pepsi Center has closed for the day as of 1:30 p.m. City officials say they conducted 1,957 tests today before closing.
Seven in 10 worry poor health will limit their life experiences- and Gen Z are more concerned than boomers, according to a new survey.
t’s well established that people who have diabetes are at a higher risk for serious complications from Covid-19, especially if the diabetes isn’t well managed. But researchers are now looking into another side of the connection between these two illnesses: whether infection with the novel coronavirus may trigger diabetes in people with no prior history of diabetes.
In 2018, Li Platz, a Lander High School student went in for her yearly physical to prepare for swim season. Platz's doctor ended up find something that was a bit off with her heartbeat. Further tests showed that she had arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat.
You may have heard the terms "alcohol dependence" and "alcohol abuse." Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a single medical diagnosis that encompasses these formerly separate disorders.
More than two months after Martha Pearse first got sick with COVID-19, she’s still working her way back to normal.
Just as Americans are fighting off another surge of COVID-19 cases, a new type of swine flu with the ability to trigger a pandemic is emerging in China. That’s according to a study published in the U.S. scientific journal PNAS.
As schools prep to reopen for in-person learning in the fall, several organizations released guidelines to keep kids safe.
For frontline healthcare workers battling COVID-19, the hospital can feel like a war room. Patients are in need of quick help. Some face life-threatening symptoms that need immediate care. Some cannot be saved.
Michigan was one of 40 states around the country that reported a hike in new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, with 543 confirmedcases representing the state's highest single-day count since May 29.
It can be difficult to imagine a crisis until you're in it. Whether it's shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) or too many codes being called to respond to them all, hospitalists are facing challenges that they may have never considered. But that's only natural, said hospitalist Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP, an ACP Well-being Champion who spent six weeks in 2015 treating Ebola in Sierra Leone.
It’s nearing midnight on a Saturday when a thirtysomething in a baseball cap bellies up to the bar at Washington Park West’s bustling Kentucky Inn. He catches the attention of the barkeep, who promptly lines up three shots of brown liquor in front of him. In less than 30 seconds, he downs the trio and walks out into the night. When asked how often she sees something like that, the bartender stops pulling a Juicy Banger IPA just long enough to say, “Every night.”
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
An online, lifestyle-based weight loss initiative known as the Balance After Baby (BAB) program is effective at reducing weight retention a year after birth among women with recent gestational diabetes.
As ICU bed capacity sits at 88% across Arizona, hospitals are getting more leeway from the state with the use of crisis care standards if their facilities become overwhelmed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a reputation as conservative and cautious, which is what you would expect from an organization devoted to protecting children’s health. But this week, the academy made a splash with advice about reopening schools that appears to be somewhat at odds with what administrators are hearing from some federal and state health officials.
When Diane Cookson set off to open up a hospital in Highlands Ranch, she had no idea of the year she had in store. Since its kick off in June 2019, the UCHealth Highlands Ranch campus has seen nearly 27,000 patients, 600 births and 55 COVID-19 patients.
As summertime temperatures climb in Nevada and across the country, baby boomers— the generation born between 1946 and 1964— will be among the hardest hit by climate change, and Covid exacerbates the peril, according to a new Climate Central report.
The extent of SARS-CoV-2 binding to the ACE2 receptors is limited to the nasal and gustatory epithelial cells, with the cytokine storm remaining "low and controlled." During this stage, patients may experience smell or taste impairments, but often recover without any interventions.
One research project involves members of the Navajo Nation, which is getting hit extremely hard by the virus.
Of Colorado’s 64 counties, El Paso led the state last year with the highest number of suicide deaths as well as the highest number of suicide deaths using a firearm, recently released statistics show.
After weeks of working nonstop, Dr. Sarah Rowan had a day off and an idea.
Second lady Karen Pence stopped in Aurora on Thursday to meet military veterans and hear about an art therapy program at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and brain metastases may benefit from first-line treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), suggest findings from the FIRE-SCLC study.
Samantha Almeida was working at a furniture store the summer before her junior year at Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, when her bosses started noticing signs that Samantha might have diabetes before she did.
When COVID-19 arrived in the United States, researchers frantically began testing existing drugs to determine if any could be used in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Months later, we connected with experts from University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Centura Health, and Kaiser Permanente for an update on the treatments being researched in Colorado. What did we discover? That what normally takes years has been accomplished in a few months.
Summer is just starting to ramp up across the country with days of extreme heat likely ahead of us. Studies have shown that heat is likely the number one killer among all type of weather events—even worse than hurricanes and tornadoes.
Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat and enhance libido. But hormone treatments – while medically necessary for some men – aren't meant to be a fountain of youth, and experts warn more research is needed to determine if such therapy could boost heart disease risks.
As more and more people are venturing out, some people might be taking a more relaxed stance on wearing masks. This is especially true now that we're months into the pandemic, and the weather is starting to heat up. But is it okay to ask someone to put on a mask who's not wearing one?
THE ANNUAL U.S. NEWS Best Children's Hospitals rankings, now in their 14th year, offer guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick child. The top 50 medical centers are ranked in 10 specialties, including pediatric cancer, pediatric cardiology & heart surgery and pediatric orthopedics.
Aquarter of U.S. parents are hesitant about getting their child vaccinated against the flu, a study has revealed.
It’s no secret that for some women, the journey from perimenopause through menopause can be riddled with unpleasant symptoms. These include not only the infamous hot flashes and night sweats, but also mood swings, sleep difficulties, brain fog, and sexual problems.
Cases of the coronavirus in prisons and jails across the United States have soared in recent weeks, even as the overall daily infection rate in the nation has remained relatively flat.
Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO is ranked No. 6 on the Best Children's Honor Roll. It is nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties. It is a children’s general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital.
One-quarter of U.S. parents are hesitant about seasonal flu shots for their kids, and roughly 1 in 15 feel the same way about routine childhood vaccinations, a nationwide study finds.
Somewhere near Kansas, 2 hours into a 17-hour drive on Interstate 70, Geoff Markowitz checked his email. He was on his way to a testing center in Nashville, Tennessee, to take his Step 1 exam the next morning. In his inbox was a message that said his test had been canceled. Again.
With cheap at-home Covid-19 antigen tests in the works, a number of antibody tests quickly gaining approval for emergency use and Americans thinking about going back to work, you might be wondering if it’s time to get tested? The answer is complicated.
The University of Colorado has been recognized as a top-20 institution in a global ranking of universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2019.
The morning after Tesla CEO Elon Musk called stay-at-home orders “fascist” and tweeted “FREE AMERICA NOW” in April, a professor of occupational health at the University of California San Francisco inserted himself into the dispute over reopening the electric car company’s Fremont plant.
For $100 and a quick stick of a needle, you can get a test that will tell you whether or not you have had COVID-19.
It was day two of the Denver protests that followed in the national outcry over the death of George Floyd. It was the first time I had any meaningful face-to-face interaction with people who weren’t my family since March.
The playground padlocks are starting to come off. Now that all 50 states have begun to reopen, children in some areas are once again zipping down slides and swinging from monkey bars after months of waiting.
Trying to explain to our kids what’s happening in our society right now can be challenging to say the least. Racism, hatred, anger, can all be difficult and uncomfortable conversations with our kids.
A new retrospective study provides some of the strongest support yet for considering first-line stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) over whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in carefully selected patients with brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), the researchers say.
Beat cancer and then pump some iron -- a program in Colorado is producing warriors like it's a factory.
In the past decade, studies have found that taking vitamin D can lower the odds of developing respiratory infections like the cold and the flu, especially among people who have documented deficiencies. Now scientists are trying to find out whether vitamin D might also help protect against Covid-19.
Protests against police brutality are continuing this week across Colorado. Dr. Brandi Freeman joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to give advice about how to talk with children about the protests, racism and police violence.
Once an orphan with an uncertain future, Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West transformed herself into a person willing to do whatever she could do – a model of confidence that made her one of the faces of black excellence.
Every patient admitted to a UCHealth hospital will now automatically be tested for COVID-19, effective immediately.
Move over Aspercreme and Icy Hot. A new topical pain reliever is headed to drugstore shelves, and this one contains a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is similar to ibuprofen. Voltaren Arthritis Pain (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1%), was just granted over the counter (OTC) status by the FDA. It was previously available by prescription only.
University of California San Francisco, University of Colorado and University of Calgary researchers teamed up to create a prototype tool that uses 3D facial imaging tech to help clinicians diagnose genetic syndromes.
Genetics may explain why some women gain weight when using a popular method of birth control, researchers say.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is widespread and well-studied, but its origins remain somewhat of an enigma to the medical establishment. Around 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year, and nearly a million people in the U.S. are living with the disorder.
Protesters gathered at the State Capitol today for the twelfth day in a row to speak out against racism and police brutality. Several hundred people lined Lincoln Street in front of the State Capitol while holding signs and chanting around 5 p.m. Cars honked in support.
If you’re wondering if you’ve been exposed to or even had the coronavirus there is now a COVID-19 antibody test that will let you know. As of June 3 in Colorado there have been 12,438 of these tests performed with 466 positive results, which is an infection rate of 3.7 percent. But for staff and providers at UCHealth the infection rate was much lower at 2.3 percent.
The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in recent weeks have exposed deep wounds inflicted by the nation’s long legacy of racism. They have also triggered protests across the country against police brutality and long-standing policies and attitudes that have marginalized Black and other communities of color.
A group of healthcare students, workers, healers, advocates, and allies in solidarity for racial justice and health equity participated in a national movement called “kneel for justice” on Friday.
Hundreds of health professionals in the Denver metro area gathered at East 17th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard Friday to protest racism and show support for George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
A group of medical workers and students at the C.U. Anschutz Medical Campus knelt for 10 minutes outside Children’s Hospital Friday, in honor of George Floyd and other victims of excessive force.
I climbed into the driver’s seat of my parked car and let the late afternoon sun wash over me through the windshield. Sitting in my driveway, going nowhere, I took a deep breath and waited for my therapist to video-call me.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the deadliest form, with a 5-year survival rate of just over 5%. Because lung cancer arises in the lining of the airway, close to the site where oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstream, cancer cells are easily transported to other parts of the body, aiding metastasis.
Adding rituximab (Rituxan) to standard lymphomes malins B (LMB) chemotherapy in children and adolescents with high-risk, mature B-cell lymphoma significantly improved event-free and overall survival, an international phase III trial showed.
With researchers and experts still looking to find immunization for COVID-19, vaccines have been at the forefront of conversations across the country. But, one national study is finding that many parents are still hesitant about routine childhood immunizations.
One unintended consequence of families sheltering at home is that children’s vaccination rates have gone way down. In New York City, for example, vaccine doses for kids older than two dropped by more than 90 percent. That could mean new outbreaks of measles and whooping cough, even while we’re struggling with COVID-19.
Roughly 80,000 will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. Dr. Kevin Lillhei, chair of the CU Department of Neurosurgery discusses the latest treatment options.