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    Marijuana Use by Seniors Soars

    Jun 7, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    In the past decade, use of marijuana among American senior citizens has risen tenfold as they search for ways to treat pain, anxiety and depression, a CU study shows.
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    Gun Safety Toolkit Eases Patient Conversations

    Jun 14, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    A study by CU and two other universities has helped experts design a toolkit that helps doctors discuss firearm safety with patients.
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    Later School Start Times Help Teen

    Jul 8, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Students report better sleep and are more engaged when school start times are delayed, a CU researcher says.
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    Mars Tourism in the Utah Desert

    Jun 25, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    The Mars Desert Research Station has hosted 1,200 medical professionals who wanted to learn about health care in space by pretending to live on the Red Planet.
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    When Is Marijuana Safe for Children

    Jul 3, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    A CU physician helps doctors understand how to work with patients and their parents when discussing medical marijuana including how to obtain it and what the risks are.
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    Brian T. Smith Named Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

    Jun 10, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Brian T. Smith has been named Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance for the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Executive Director of CU Medicine, effective August 1.
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    Swallowed Batteries Need to Be Removed

    May 18, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Doctors need to be more aggressive about removing button batteries swallowed by children because they can cause harm or even death while in the digestive track, a CU study shows.
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    Sun Bus Fights Ski Cancer

    May 29, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    The Colorado Melanoma Foundation Sun Bus is on the road this summer to remind people to wear broad spectrum sunscreen while outside in Colorado.
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    Weight Loss Surgery Works for Teens

    May 24, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Obese teens who have weight loss surgery are likely to see their high blood pressure and diabetes ease or go away, a CU scientist says.
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    Tool Helps Bladder Cancer Patients

    May 31, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    A CU researcher says a predictive tool shows which bladder cancer patients will benefit from per-surgical chemotherapy.
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    Seniors Want Medical Advice on Marijuana

    Jun 4, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Use of cannabis by baby boomers is increasing, and patients want their doctors to educate them on risks and benefits, a CU researcher says.
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    Saving Trauma Patient Lives

    Jun 3, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Denver Health and CU School of Medicine have been awarded an $11 million grant to study complications related to blood coagulation and inflammation in patients who have sustained severe traumatic injuries.
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    CU-CSU Partner to Open Medical School Branch

    May 30, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    The University of Colorado School of Medicine is in the planning stages of establishing a medical school branch in Fort Collins in partnership with Colorado State University.
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    B12 Deficiency in Seniors

    May 7, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Elderly patients should be tested for a B12 deficiency, which can cause many conditions including memory loss, irritability, numbness and fatigue. Consumer Reports →
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    No Drugs Approved for Anorexia

    May 14, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    Anorexia kills one in 10 patients but the only drugs available to treat patients are off-label and not thoroughly tested for effectiveness. A CU psychiatrist says some patients seem to respond well to an antipsychotic drug. Psychology Today →
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    Maternal Mortality Rate Skyrockets

    May 14, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has doubled in two decades but numbers may actually be even higher because of the increase in suicide and overdose among new mothers, a study co-authored by a CU doctor says.
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    High Cholesterol Normal in Pregnancy

    May 3, 2019 by CU School of Medicine
    A woman's cholesterol level will rise during pregnancy, but ultra-high levels should be checked, a CU doctor says.
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    Altering Monkey Brains with Human Genes

    Apr 10, 2019 by Technology Review
    Chinese researchers improved the intelligence of monkeys by implanting human genes into their brains, but a CU researcher criticizes the technique and warns of a "classic slippery slope."
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    Hypertension Danger for Kids

    Apr 29, 2019 by Every Day Health
    Children with high blood pressure stand a higher chance of developing of diabetes, stroke and heart disease, but a CU doctor says new guidelines help doctors identify kids at risk.
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    Help Your Kids Break the Screen Addiction

    Apr 22, 2019 by Patch
    TV and computer screen time act like a drug for even the smallest child, a CU doctor says, but there are ways to break the addition.
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