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Women not getting recommended breast screening MRI

A study of nearly 65,000 women, recently published in the journal Academic Radiology, found that while more than a thousand of these women were at high enough breast cancer risk to recommend additional screening with MRI, fewer than 200 returned to the clinic within a year for the additional screening.

Author Staff | Publish Date January 31, 2012
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Leading Hospitals Form University of Colorado Health

University of Colorado Health

Poudre Valley Health System (PVHS) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) have finalized a joint operating agreement that creates a health system its leaders say will widen health care services and provide unparalleled patient care in the Rocky Mountain region.

Author Dan Weaver | Publish Date January 31, 2012
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Researchers look at effects of two common sweeteners on the body

With growing concern that excessive levels of fructose may pose a great health risk – causing high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes – researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with their colleagues at the University of Florida, set out to see if two common sweeteners in Western diets differ in their effects on the body in the first few hours after ingestion. The study, recently published in the journal Metabolism, took a closer look at high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar (sucrose) and was led by Dr. MyPhuong Le (now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado) and Dr. Julie Johnson, a professor of pharmacogenomics at the University of Florida.

Author Jackie Brinkman | Publish Date January 23, 2012
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Stock Show event supports university scholarships

Andrew Henrichs and Stephen Wills

The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is back in town celebrating its 106th year.

Author Staff | Publish Date January 16, 2012
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Mulloy, Witter appointed to health-related leadership positions

Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH

The Colorado School of Public Health and Denver Health announce the appointment of Karen B. Mulloy (photo), DO, MSCH, as director of the school's occupational and environmental medicine residency program, along with the appointment of Deputy Director Roxana Witter, MD, MPH.

Author Staff | Publish Date January 16, 2012
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Dental van provides care to low-income residents

CU SmileMaker provides more access to care Justin Smatz, a fourth-year dental school student, checks the teeth of a patient in the CU SmileMaker moblie dental clinic.

Author Erika Matich | Publish Date January 15, 2012
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UCH Surgical Weight Loss Center: Ready for More Patients

University of Colorado Hospital

The Surgical Weight Loss Center at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Although the center has been successfully improving the lives and health of patients since 2004 by enabling weight loss, this designation means it has met the essential criteria established by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program to ensure certain benchmarks are regularly met. This was UCH’s first attempt at accreditation by the ACS BSCN.

Author Staff | Publish Date January 11, 2012
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Colorado Springs City Council unanimously supports University of Colorado Hospital's bid

Colorado Springs City Council unanimously supports the University of Colorado Hospital bid for Memorial Hospital

The Colorado Springs City Council, tasked with deciding the strongest option for the future of Memorial Health System, today unanimously approved a proposal made by University of Colorado Hospital and its partners.  Colorado Springs residents will now be asked to approve a lease of Memorial in an upcoming election.

Author Staff | Publish Date January 09, 2012
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Cancer Survivorship Tool

Not only is overall quality of life higher in cancer survivors who exercise, but the rate of cancer recurrence is lower. Unfortunately, though most doctors recommend exercise,  many patients fail to follow through.

Author Staff | Publish Date January 04, 2012
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Study takes aim at education-based death rate disparities

A study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review has brought new understanding as to why death rates for less educated middle aged adults are much higher than for their more educated peers despite increased awareness and treatments aimed at reducing health disparities.

Author Staff | Publish Date December 20, 2011
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