• Small cash incentives can encourage primary care visits

    They reduce emergency department use and improve patient care while lowering long-term costs

    An economic experiment to inform policymakers considering Medicaid expansion shows small cash incentives to low-income people with new health care coverage can promote primary care visits that may significantly reduce costs overall.… Full Story

    August 7, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    health money
  • Most remaining smokers in US have low socioeconomic status

    Disparities among smokers widening as most vulnerable find it hardest to quit

    After decades of declining US smoking rates overall, most remaining smokers have low income, no college education, no health insurance or a disability, according to research from the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz.… Full Story

    March 23, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    tobacco smoker ill2
  • Water fluoridation saves Americans over $6 billion in dental work

    CU Anschutz study finds national return on investment is 20 to one

    Americans enjoyed savings of $32 per capita in tooth decay prevention, according to a national assessment of fluoridation by Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) researchers published in Health Affairs.… Full Story

    February 28, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    water
  • Type 2 diabetes diagnosis in youth leads to increased complications

    Youth with type 2 experience more than double the health complications of type 1 youth

    A new report published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significantly higher burden of diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes compared to type 1 diabetes, with greater health complications in minority youth.… Full Story

    February 28, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    Blood glucose test
  • Study finds association between O&G development and childhood leukemia

    More research needed to learn why there are more childhood leukemia diagnoses in people living in areas of high-density oil and gas development

    Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of cancer, according to researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz.… Full Story

    February 15, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    Oil pump jack
  • Research investigates role of protein in obesity

    Understanding differences in obesity among socioeconomic groups

    Obesity in Latin America is increasingly concentrated among women of low socioeconomic status, but surprisingly little is known about what such women eat or how their diets compare to others.… Full Story

    February 8, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    protein sources
  • Students defend physicians’ right to recommend marijuana

    Hesitate to prescribe it themselves, cite lack of data and training

    In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health reasons.… Full Story

    January 17, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    University of Colorado School of Medicine students want more research on the cannabis plant
  • C-P.A.W.W. to study veterans and shelter dogs walking together

    Canines may be an invaluable resource to veterans coping with post-traumatic stress

    The Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors team (C-P.A.W.W.), a small nonprofit veterans’ health research initiative based at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus, recently received funding to conduct an innovative study to evaluate how shelter dogs physically and psychologically impact veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.… Full Story

    December 20, 2016
    Nathan Gill