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High-Intensity Resistance Training in Post-Acute Care Produced Better Outcomes and Patient Experience

What you need to know: CU Anschutz researchers are advocating that skilled nursing facilities need to change the intensity of rehabilitation provided to patients with medically complex conditions within post-acute care.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 24, 2020
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Fructose Made in the Brain Could be a Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's Disease

What you need to know: CU Anschutz researchers released a study suggesting a possible link between high fructose levels in the brain and Alzheimer's disease.

New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 23, 2020
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CU Researchers Call for National Ethics Guidelines When Student Health Surveys Uncover Suicide-Risk 'Hot Spots'

  • What you need to know: CU researchers are urging national public health and education associations to produce guidance that clarifies the ethical and legal duties owed to schools when surveillance activities identify high risks of suicides. 

Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 18, 2020
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CU Anschutz Researchers Shed Light on Split-Second Decision Making

A little understood region of the cerebellum plays a critical role in making split-second `go-no go’ decisions, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 31, 2020
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Study Finds Asymptomatic Chagas Patients are at a High Risk for Cardiac Disease

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.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 31, 2020
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Artificial Pancreas Effectively Controls Type 1 Diabetes in Children Age 6 and Up

A clinical trial at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and three other pediatric diabetes centers in the United States has found that a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — is safe and effective at managing blood glucose levels in children as young as age six with type 1 diabetes. The trial was funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. Results from the trial were published August 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. 


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 27, 2020
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Gov. Polis Proclaims Aug. 20 as Total Worker Health Day in Colorado

For the second year in a row, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has demonstrated the state’s commitment to worker health, safety, and well-being by proclaiming Aug. 20 Total Worker Health® Day. Health Links™, a program based at the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, is the champion of this officially sanctioned day.   


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date August 20, 2020
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Researchers Overturn Decades-Old Hypothesis Underlying the Incredible Sensitivity of the Mammalian Auditory System

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus challenges a decades-old hypothesis on adaptation, a key feature in how sensory cells of the inner ear (hair cells) detect sound.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 14, 2020
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Scientists Win Grant to Unravel Mystery of How Animals Track Scent

Seeking to unravel the mystery of how animals follow scent, a team of scientists from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbia University, have won a grant to peer deeply inside the brain as the process takes place.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 12, 2020
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Researchers Discover “Marie Kondo” Protein Which Aids in Organizing Fruit Fly Embryos

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a protein in fruit fly embryos, dubbed Marie Kondo, that destroys maternal proteins. Much like namesake, author and clutter consultant Marie Kondo, this gene removes unnecessary molecules, keeping embryos organized.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 28, 2020
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Peer Mentorship Can Be More Effective, Accessible Than Traditional Mentorship in Academic Medicine

Peer mentorship is a critical and more accessible option for professional and personal growth than traditional mentor-mentee relationships, according to a new paper from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 23, 2020
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CU Anschutz Researchers Win Grant to Study COVID-19 Impact on Sense of Smell

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have won a grant to study why many infected with COVID-19 lose their sense of smell.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 21, 2020
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Research Raises Concerns About Firearm Access for Alzheimer’s Population

Today, new research released from faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus looked at how caregivers address the issues of firearm safety when taking care of someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and has access to a gun.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 15, 2020
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Researchers Cast Doubt on Earlier COVID-19 Origins Study: Dogs Unlikely to have Passed Virus to Humans

A study published earlier this year claiming the coronavirus may have jumped from dogs to humans is scientifically flawed, offering no direct evidence to support its conclusions, according to a collaborative group of international researchers, including scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 14, 2020
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Pharmacy School First in Colorado to Offer Graduate-level Cannabis Education

Industry analysts say the market size of cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could generate up to $2 billion by the end of 2020 — and legal sales could earn up to $23 billion by 2025. The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry reports that 6,694 patients received a physician certification for medical cannabis in the month of April alone, bringing the total number of medical cannabis users on the state’s registry to more than 80,000. 


Author Sara Knuth | Publish Date July 13, 2020
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$9 Million CDC Grant for Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Work & Environment

The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health has been awarded a $9 million five-year training and research grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve worker health, safety and well-being. The award from the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides continued support for the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC), under the direction of University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Lee Newman, MD, MA and Colorado State University Professor Stephen Reynolds, PhD.  


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date July 09, 2020
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Researchers Find Promising Therapy to Fight Epidemic of Liver Disease

In an effort to combat a growing worldwide epidemic of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), scientists have discovered a new target and a new therapy that has shown promising results in preclinical mouse models, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 07, 2020
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CU Healthcare Innovation Fund Closes With $50 Million in Committed Capital

The CU Healthcare Innovation Fund announced today that it has secured its maximum targeted committed capital of $50 million. The fund is affiliated with and located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus near Denver.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 07, 2020
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New Study Looks at Opioid Use and Driving Outcomes Among Older Adults

A new study from faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus looks at the relationship between opioid use and driving among older adults.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 06, 2020
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Pilot Program Increases Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Colorado

Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that an 18-month pilot project that trained Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to prescribe Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) was successful in increasing availability and access of services to residents of two rural Colorado counties experiencing high overdose rates. As a result of the success of the pilot project, the state legislature passed a second bill to expand MOUD into 17 counties.


Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date June 26, 2020
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Study: Concussion Concerns with Helmet Regulations in Girls’ Lacrosse

According to a new study, high school girls’ lacrosse players who may, but are not required to, wear flexible headgear are at a higher risk of getting a concussion from a stick or ball impact than boys’ lacrosse players, who are required to wear a hard shell helmet with a full face mask.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 25, 2020
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University of Colorado Announces the Formation of PreView Medical, Inc.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, led by CU Innovations, has partnered with serial MedTech entrepreneurs Jonathan Gasson and Sharon Lake to form PreView Medical, Inc. PreView’s clinically proven technology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment optimization of prostate cancer.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 15, 2020
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Pharmacist-Prescribed Contraception May Improve Usage in Younger, Uninsured Women

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and the rate is highest among younger women and those who are underinsured.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 11, 2020
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Study Examines Environmental Justice Impact of Senate Bill 181 in Colorado

In Colorado, Senate Bill 181 (SB19-181) is changing the way oil and gas development is regulated, and one of the main effects of the bill is a large shift towards increased local control over siting decisions. In a first of its kind study, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded researchers in Colorado a $730,000 grant to examine the impact of the bill and whether or not shifting oil and gas decision-making to the local level will lead to fairer outcomes for marginalized communities


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 09, 2020
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Extra Choline May Help Pregnant Women Decrease Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Their Newborns

Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new study from researchers in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Choline is a vitamin B nutrient found in various foods and dietary supplements, and is critical to fetal brain development.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 01, 2020
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CU Anschutz Surgeons Study Guidelines for Treating Cancer Patients During Pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic not only affects patients who have the virus, but strikes the entire healthcare system including the care for patients with cancer. Aggressive cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, require the continuation of oncological care during the pandemic. However, pursuing care exposes both healthcare professionals and vulnerable patients to COVID-19.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 27, 2020
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Nation’s Top Science Writers’ Conference Pushed to Fall 2021

The nation’s largest science journalism conference, originally scheduled to take place Oct. 9–13, 2020 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Boulder, has been postponed until the fall of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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Emerging Viral Diseases Causing Serious Issues in West Africa

In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus call attention to the emergence of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks in West Africa, such as dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Genes May Play Role in Weight Gain from Birth Control

A woman’s genetic make-up may cause her to gain weight when using a popular form of birth control, according to a study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 12, 2020
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Regeneron and Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Announce Major New Human Genetics Research Collaboration

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced a large-scale research collaboration designed to advance the field of human genetics and precision medicine through the sharing of 450,000 DNA samples and corresponding health records from de-identified, consented patient participants in the expansive UCHealth system. The Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron, has entered into the collaboration with CCPM and will sequence these samples, producing genomic data that can be used to facilitate translational medical research and ultimately enable physicians to make better decisions for their patients. 


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date May 11, 2020
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Colorado Emergency Departments Take New Steps to Prevent Youth Suicide

A new study conducted in seven Front Range emergency departments demonstrated success in helping parents make their homes safer when a teen is distressed.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 05, 2020
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Patient Care    Press Releases    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Researchers Win Grant to Study COVID-19 Effects on Heart

A team of CU Anschutz researchers, along with scientists at the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, Stanford University and others, have won a grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate the effects of COVID-19 on the body’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 01, 2020
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First Responders Honor Local Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

As a show of support to the front-line healthcare heroes, the University of Colorado Police planned a procession that was held last night on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The event was led by federal and local police, fire departments, and other law enforcement officials. The motorcade saluted hospital staff with a display of lights and sirens while driving by UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, next to the campus. The procession was visible from the windows of all three hospitals, and the Children’s One helicopter crew flew multiple laps around the campus to showcase appreciation for our healthcare workers.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 24, 2020
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Study Finds Provider Capacity to Expand Abortion – Implications for Access During COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that interest in abortion care among advance practice clinicians (APCs) in Colorado is substantial, though barriers must be addressed in order to increase access with APCs (nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician’s assistants).


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 23, 2020
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Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

On March 27, Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and discussed the predictive modeling that is guiding the public health decisions the state is making as well as the updated public health order that corresponds with the stay-at-home executive order. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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State Provides COVID-19 Modeling Data

On April 5, the state released additional COVID-19 modeling data to the public. Governor Jared Polis first provided an in-depth analysis of the data during a press conference on March 27. The state will continue to review data as it evolves to inform future policy decisions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Assessing Childhood Experiences and Mood Symptoms May Help Enhance Executive Function in Women Post-Surgical Menopause

Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, according to a new study published in Menopause.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date March 26, 2020
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Young Sugarcane Workers at High Risk of Kidney Function Decline

Researchers from the Center for Health, Work and Environment (CHWE) at the Colorado School of Public Health have published a paper in PLoS-ONE, studying the decline in kidney function for young, first-time sugarcane workers in Guatemala. The study, led by University of Colorado Instructor Miranda Dally, is the first to examine kidney function decline in workers starting their first day on a job with a high risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu), a rising epidemic in rural workers in Central and South America.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date March 10, 2020
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New Study Identifies Valuable Tool for Treating Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Pancreatic cancer is predicted to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2030. However, recent developments in staging and treatment provide options to improve the long-term survival rate for an otherwise devastating diagnosis.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 10, 2020
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Predicting Appropriate Opioid Prescriptions Post-Cesarean Delivery

Knowing the amount of opioids taken following cesarean section surgery and before discharge can inform individualized prescriptions and cut down on unnecessary, leftover pills that could be used for non-medical purposes, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date March 09, 2020
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Despite Burdens Most Pediatricians Very Supportive of National Vaccination Program

Despite bureaucratic hurdles, the vast majority of pediatricians want to keep participating in a national program that provides vaccinations at no cost to children who are on Medicaid, uninsured, or who are American Indian/Alaska Native, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 21, 2020
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Changes to Title X Mean Contraception Access for Teens Could Worsen Nationwide, Study Shows

Many teens lost access to confidential family planning services in Texas due to family planning budget cuts and loss of Title X funds, says a new study led by the University of Colorado College of Nursing just published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Lack of clarity around parental consent laws, confusion among staff, and funding uncertainty made it more difficult for organizations to provide confidential, low-cost, and quality services to teens. This research suggests that contraception access for teens throughout the nation could worsen as new changes to Title X are implemented.


Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date February 19, 2020
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Parenting Elective Lets Physicians Spend More Time With Their Babies

A novel, four-week parenting rotation designed for pediatric residents has dramatically increased the amount of time resident parents can spend at home with their babies, according to a study by researchers at the  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 18, 2020
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New Research Looks at Type 1 Diabetes and Changes in the Environment

Studies have shown a rapid increase in new cases of type 1 diabetes worldwide. However, scientists and researchers have struggled to identify a direct cause. Many have questioned if changes in the environment or lifestyle have impacted the disease. In a newly released review paper published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, faculty from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined whether any environmental exposures can explain why type 1 diabetes is on the rise. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 31, 2020
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Study Shows Promising New Web Approach to Prevent Firearm Suicide

Access to firearms and other lethal methods of suicide during periods of risk can make it more likely that a suicide attempt will end in death. Yet many patients with suicidal thoughts or behaviors receive no counseling about this from healthcare providers, and many have questions about options for firearm or medication storage.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 29, 2020
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Groundbreaking Device Enables 30 Days of Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring

BioIntelliSense, Inc., a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company, today announces the U.S. commercial launch of its medical grade Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform and FDA 510(k) clearance of the BioSticker™ on-body sensor for scalable remote care. BioIntelliSense offers a new standard for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) by combining an effortless patient experience with medical grade clinical accuracy and cost-effective data services.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 28, 2020
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Voting and Polling Center Coming to CU Anschutz

Voting just got easier for members of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, as well as for residents living in close proximity to the campus. A new, on-campus Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) will be open March 2-3 for the Presidential Primary Election. In addition, a 24-hour drop box will be available on campus, starting on Feb. 10, for ballot drop-off.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 27, 2020
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Traumatic Brain Injury Study Coming to University of Colorado Hospital

A nationwide clinical trial involving patients with severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is coming to the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), which is one of 45 sites around the country selected to participate in the study.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 23, 2020
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Grant To Help CU Anschutz Researcher Learn Why Therapeutic Horseback Riding Benefits Autistic Children

After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher and Children’s Hospital Colorado psychologist, Dr. Robin Gabriels, has received a $2.5 million grant to investigate why the therapy works. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 21, 2020
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Lactate May Prompt Cancer Formation, CU Anschutz Study Shows

A byproduct of glucose called lactate, used by every cell in the body, may also prompt a mutated cell to become cancerous, according to new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Involving Family in Care for Bipolar Disorder Helps Children and Teens Stay Healthier

Children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Children's Hospital Colorado Uncovers Largest US Outbreak of Neurologic Disease to Date

The Lancet Infectious Diseases recently published the results of an observational study led by researchers on Children's Hospital Colorado Infectious Disease and Neurology teams, along with counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The study was conducted from March 1 to November 30, 2018, and led to a discovery of the largest outbreak of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) in the United States.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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University of Colorado Cancer Center Named National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence

The most important factor predicting the survival of pancreatic cancer patients is whether the cancer can be surgically removed (whether the cancer is “resectable”). The answer isn’t always clear. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 09, 2020
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Few Consider Religious Affiliation of Their Hospital, Don’t Want Religious Restrictions on Healthcare

A small minority of Americans surveyed consider the religious affiliation of the hospitals that treat them, but a majority said they didn’t want religious doctrine dictating their healthcare choices, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 02, 2020
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Celebrated Ancient Egyptian Woman Physician Likely Never Existed, Says Researcher

For decades, an ancient Egyptian known as Merit Ptah has been celebrated as the first female physician and a role model for women entering medicine. Yet a researcher from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus now says she never existed and is an example of how misconceptions can spread.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 18, 2019
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Long-Acting Contraception has Proven Highly Effective but Restricted in Some Hospitals

Long-acting reversible contraceptives like intrauterine implants have greatly reduced unintended pregnancies and abortions, but government protections allowing religious hospitals to restrict care are limiting access to health care consumers, according to an expert at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 17, 2019
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High Doses of Vitamin D for Critically Ill Patients Yield Minimal Benefit

A major study conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network into whether high doses of vitamin D can improve health outcomes for critically ill patients has concluded that such supplements do not reduce mortality or improve other non-fatal outcomes.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 12, 2019
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CU Anschutz Professor Tabbed a Team USA Physician for 2020 Olympics

Christina Yannetsos, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named a physician for Team USA for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 10, 2019
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Infant Morbidity Decreases with Incentive-Based Prenatal Tobacco Interventions

Colorado is taking a critical step to protect low-income women during their pregnancy through incentive-based smoking cessation interventions. A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus shows a significant reduction in infant morbidity due to the program.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 06, 2019
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Skin Disease Researchers Win Renewed Grants

National leaders in research to cure debilitating skin diseases based at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have won a second NIH grant to further investigations of innovative treatments.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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AVITA Medical Teams With Gates Center to Advance Therapeutic Skin Restoration

AVITA Medical (ASX: AVH, NASDAQ: RCEL), a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, and scientists at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have announced a preclinical research collaboration to establish proof-of-concept and explore further development of a spray-on treatment of genetically modified cells for patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), with potential applicability to other genetic skin disorders.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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Researchers Find Long-Term Benefits of Nurse Home Visits for New Mothers and Infants

Home visits by nurses to check on infants and first-time mothers offer learning benefits for the children and savings in the cost of public welfare programs, according to new research published in December 2019 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 22, 2019
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Researchers Create Model to Predict Children Likely to Go Into Septic Shock

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have developed a unique model allowing them to predict which children arriving in emergency departments are most likely to go into septic shock, a life-threatening condition.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date November 13, 2019
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University of Colorado Anschutz, Boulder Campuses to Expand Research Collaboration

A new era of research collaboration is unfolding at the University of Colorado. The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are moving forward together on a bold plan to enhance research collaborations with the aim of generating knowledge that improves human health and spurs innovation and economic development.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 07, 2019
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CU Anschutz Takes on Dementia and Firearm Safety to Prevent Injuries

Today, faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the Safety in Dementia website, the first comprehensive online resource to help caregivers navigate issues related to firearm access and dementia. Before now, there’s been a lack of public resources available on steps to take when someone has dementia and firearms are in the home.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date November 05, 2019
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CU Anschutz to Co-Host Nation’s Largest Science Journalism Conference in 2020

CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus will welcome hundreds of science journalists, storytellers and organizational communicators to their respective campuses Oct. 9-13, 2020, for ScienceWriters2020 (#sciwri20).


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 04, 2019
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Colorado School of Public Health Named One of 25 CDC Funded Prevention Research Centers

Across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support 25 university-based Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) that serve a vital role within the public health system by identifying new approaches to promote health and prevent disease. The Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and its Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) will receive more than $3.7 million over the next five years to address the intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, household dysfunction by working with the school’s long-term partners and community leaders in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date October 24, 2019
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CU Anschutz Awarded Grant to Drive Commercialization of Academic Discoveries

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been awarded $4 million over the next four years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) grant. As a result, the university is now part of a national network of research institutions sharing best practices around commercialization of academic discoveries.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2019
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CU Anschutz designated ‘Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus’

In recognition of its commitment to student health, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has earned the “Skin Smart Campus Award” from the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP).


Author Staff | Publish Date October 11, 2019
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Research Supports Expanding Insurance Coverage of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing

 

Research conducted by the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences provides evidence to support expansion of insurance plan coverage of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a simple maternal blood draw which screens for fetal chromosomal disorders including trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), to women under the age of 35.


Author Sara Knuth | Publish Date October 08, 2019
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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus launches first-ever national marketing campaign

United by a mission to remove barriers, advance research and improve lives, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with its hospital partners, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, today launched its first-ever marketing campaign: This Is Breakthrough.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 30, 2019
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Are toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Colorado?

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received notification of a $1 million, first-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to address the human health effects of contaminated drinking water in El Paso County, Colorado. The grant is part of the first major study to look at exposure nationwide; six other sites are also being funded to total $7 million this year.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date September 23, 2019
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Religious hospitals often fail to supply family planning care

Nearly half of all Catholic and other religious hospitals fail to comply with required abortion and family planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents, putting women at potential risk, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date September 19, 2019
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Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region of the human genome that gives rise to a variety of disease, setting the stage to potentially test for the conditions in the future.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date September 18, 2019
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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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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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Physicians report high refusal rates for the HPV vaccine and need for improvement

Despite its proven success at preventing cancer, many adolescents are still not getting the HPV vaccine. A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus shows that physicians’ delivery and communication practices must improve to boost vaccination completion rates.
Health care providers must also learn to deal with parents hesitant to get their children vaccinated with HPV vaccine.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 16, 2019
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First out-of-home gun storage map to prevent suicide

Faculty members at the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the Colorado Gun Storage Map, the first online out-of-home firearm storage map in the country. Until now, there’s been no web-based resource to link community members and clinicians to off-site storage options, such as firearm retailers or law enforcement agencies, during times of crisis. The new resource was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, a group of gun shop owners, firearms trainers, and public health researchers who share a goal of preventing suicide.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 26, 2019
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Health care workers unprepared for magnitude of climate change

An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to strike as a result of climate change, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 22, 2019
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Researchers discover why intense light can protect cardiovascular health

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that intense light amplifies a specific gene that bolsters blood vessels and offers protection against heart attacks.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 08, 2019
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Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby’s brain development

A team of researchers led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 02, 2019
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Evidence of relationship between birth defects and oil, gas activity

Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 18, 2019
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CU Anschutz researchers win grant to commercialize miniature microscope

A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received a grant to commercialize a miniature microscope that fits on the head of a mouse and can peer deeply inside the living brain.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 01, 2019
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Scientists demonstrate the advantages of diverse populations when compiling genetic data

AURORA, Colo. (June 19, 2019) – Relying strictly on genetic data from those of European descent, rather than more diverse populations, can exacerbate existing disease and increase health care disparities, according to new research.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 19, 2019
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Tanning industry uses promos, cheap prices to lure adolescents and young adults

It’s well-known that cigarette smoking causes cancer and as a result, prices and advertising are closely regulated to discourage youth from starting.  But another cancer risk, indoor tanning, shown to cause melanoma, lags in regulation.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 19, 2019
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Study finds FDA dermatology advisors receive payments following drug approvals

A team of researchers led by a member of the Colorado School of Public Health faculty at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined post-advisory financial relationships between U.S. physicians who advised FDA committees during dermatological drug approval processes. Critics of these industry-physician relationships claim these types of payments could incentivize advisors to alter their voting habits.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 10, 2019
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Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly

Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug, according to researchers.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 30, 2019
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New disease discovered by CU Anschutz researchers

A new immunodeficiency disease caused by a novel genetic mutation has been identified by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus providing unique insights into cell biology.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 06, 2019
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CU researchers creating the most advanced 3D human lung to test e-cigs

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus announced the funding of $3.4 million by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create the most advanced living mimicry of a human lung to identify toxicity and cancer-causing potential of emerging tobacco products.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 11, 2019
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Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome

A person’s sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date April 09, 2019
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Study: exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 29, 2019
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Most Catholic hospitals don’t advertise restrictions on healthcare

In a survey of Catholic hospitals throughout the country, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found many did not advertise their religious affiliation and the majority did not explain how that affiliation results in healthcare restrictions.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date March 19, 2019
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Expectant mothers can prevent fetal brain problems caused by the flu

Choline, an essential B vitamin nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds and influenza (flu).


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 14, 2019
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CU Anschutz study offers clues for why birth control may fail

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date March 12, 2019
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Researchers awarded grants for health studies

On Monday, researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus were awarded multiple grants from the Rose Community Foundation to advance cardiology research as well as arthritis research and treatment. The one-time grantmaking is an initiative called “Heart and Soul,” awarding nearly $1.3 million to six organizations in the greater Denver area.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 25, 2019
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New study shows hidden genes may underlie autism severity

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus  have implicated a largely hidden part of the human genome in the severity of autism symptoms, a discovery that could lead to new insights into the disorder and eventually to clinical therapies for the condition.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 15, 2019
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Study reveals health risks in low-income homes

A team of investigators from the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder has identified that people living in homes with high ventilation are more likely to suffer from respiratory health issues such as asthma.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 12, 2019
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Online partnership plays key role in training care professionals

Coursera, the global online learning leader, announced the launch of its health vertical – a broad portfolio of health content from the world’s top universities curated specifically to help address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry and meet the demands of a digital health economy.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 22, 2019
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College of Nursing ranks among top online graduate programs

U.S. News announced the 2019 Best Online Programs in the country and the University of Colorado College of Nursing online master’s in nursing ranked as one of the top in the nation at No. 4. Only one other public university placed higher than CU. For the past three years, CU has ranked in the top 10 of online nursing programs (No. 4 in 2018 and No. 9 in 2017). Factors contributing to the rank included graduation rates, academic and career support services offered to students and admissions selectivity.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 22, 2019
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Researchers raise bar for managing severe eczema

A team of investigators from the University of Colorado College of Nursing and National Jewish Health has identified comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 15, 2019
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Researchers make breakthrough finding in pulmonary fibrosis

A team of investigators led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty at CU Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 19, 2018
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Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health have found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of cardiovascular disease among nearby residents.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 11, 2018
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Researchers investigate suicide attempts and psychotropic drugs

As prescriptions for psychotropic drugs increase, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that prescribed access to anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications may make it easier for some patients to use the drugs in attempted suicides.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date November 12, 2018
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Children with autism spectrum see benefits from equine therapy

In the first large, randomized study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have shown a lasting reduction in irritability and other positive social and communication impacts on children with autism spectrum through therapeutic horse riding.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 30, 2018
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Researchers find gene that makes some susceptible to middle ear infections

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found multiple genetic variants within the FUT2 gene that makes some people especially susceptible to middle ear infections.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 25, 2018
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Connection found between viruses and inflammatory bowel disease

A study led by a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher reveals a key connection between viruses and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 25, 2018
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The U.S. has experienced a spike in violent and unintentional injuries

The U.S. has experienced a disturbing increase in violent and unintentional injuries over the last few years, reversing positive gains made in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver Health Medical Center.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 01, 2018
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Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change, researcher says

AURORA, Colo. - A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change, according to a new study by Richard J. Johnson, MD, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 08, 2015
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