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Campus Life    Education

To prevent gun violence, it takes a community

Maisha Fields, nurse practitioner with the CU Anschutz student-run DAWN Clinic, will never forget her first patient in nursing school: a young man with a gunshot wound, the same age as her brother Javad when he was murdered along with his girlfriend 30 days after they graduated from college. It was the night before he planned to testify as a witness in an ongoing murder trial.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 24, 2019
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Campus Life

Block Party 2019: a real BREAKTHROUGH

This year’s Anschutz Block Party will be remembered for the This is BREAKTHROUGH buzz. The longest lines of the day formed at the Communications booth, where the This is BREAKTHROUGH-branded T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags and power chargers flew off the table.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 19, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

Study: Fast MRIs offer alternative to CT scans for pediatric head injuries

Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have released a study that shows that a new imaging method “fast MRI” is effective in identifying traumatic brain injuries in children, and can avoid exposure to ionizing radiation and anesthesia.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 18, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

CU researchers identify potential target for cardiac fibrosis treatment

A research team led by scientists from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 17, 2019
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Patient Care

Caring for those with lung disease

The interstitial lung disease (ILD) program at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus reaches out to patients who not only have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but a myriad of other lung ailments – and even those who are at risk of developing interstitial lung disease. Dr. Joyce Lee, associate professor of pulmonary sciences and critical care, said the clinicians and researchers fully understand the importance of early diagnosis when it comes to all forms of ILD.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 06, 2019
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Research

A fatal lung disease has met its match at CU Anschutz

You won’t find any ‘Donate to IPF’ options on your dinner tab or at the grocery checkout – yet.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 06, 2019
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Innovation

AI Offers Real-World Benefits to Healthcare

In contrast to the science fiction portrayal of evil computers plotting to overthrow humankind, artificial intelligence (AI) in fact seems poised to help improve human health in a multitude of ways, including flagging suspicious moles for dermatologist follow-up, monitoring blood volume in military field personnel and tracking flu outbreaks via Twitter.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 03, 2019
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Research   

Study: CBD helps Parkinson's patients with mood, sleep

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects 15,000 Coloradans. From feeling fatigued, depressed and anxious, to experiencing uncontrollable muscle spasms and tremors, symptoms can interrupt every aspect of daily life. Maureen Leehey, MD, has worked with Parkinson’s patients for over 30 years and is looking to the booming world of cannabis for a potential treatment.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 29, 2019
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Patient Care

Service animal training program helps heal veterans

Opening doors, turning on lights, helping remove socks and shoes – for the talented service dogs in training from the non-profit Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), these skills are just the tip of the 80-command iceberg that dogs master to assist the visible and invisible injuries of their veteran partners.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 21, 2019
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Patient Care

Hitting the streets in hepatitis A battle

With an armed police officer and grocery cart stuffed with backpacks and suitcases behind him, Scott Harpin snapped on his latex gloves and fished out his supplies from a six-pack cooler.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 13, 2019
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