Women's Health News

Pregnancy Loss Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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New research shows that women who have had a prior miscarriage have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. While the exact reason for this connection is unknown, the authors proposed two possible explanations - 1) prediabetes at the time of the miscarriage may have led to that pregnancy loss as well as future type 2 diabetes; or 2) there is a genetic background linking risk for miscarriage and risk for type 2 diabetes.

Q&A with Dr. Neill Epperson, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

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With May being Mental Health Month, we sat down with Neill Epperson, MD, professor and chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry, for a wide-ranging conversation about expanding mental health resources and services to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and broader community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, her new “Mind the Brain” podcast, the state of mental health in Colorado, and why the brain is so intriguing.