• A tale of friendship

    After homelessness and drugs, Army veteran finds inspiration through dental student and Heroes Clinic

    Willie Peterson is an Army veteran who has lived through his share of hard times. He has learned to cherish small blessings and pay attention to positive role models.… Full Story

    May 30, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Willie and Bill at the Heroes Clinic at CU Anschutz
  • Music, metaphors and medicine

    Interdisciplinary team of palliative healthcare professionals offer ‘creative’ therapy

      After being diagnosed with cancer of the intestines in November 2016, Nick Gonzales was in and out of the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) over a period of several months.… Full Story

    May 24, 2017
    Jennifer Loyd
    A patient in the Natalie Kutner Palliative Care Creative Arts Therapy Program plays the guitar
  • $38 million gift launches Marcus Institute for Brain Health

    Landmark gift and new partnership make CU Anschutz a national leader in mental health care for veterans

    Thanks to a gift of $38 million from The Marcus Foundation, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will soon become a national model for the diagnosis and care of veterans who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries and related psychological health conditions.… Full Story

    May 16, 2017
    Chris Casey
    MIBH announcement at CU Anschutz
  • 'A brain tumor survivor'

    Clue to treatment for recurrent meningioma lies in patient's birth control

    Ten years ago, Jill Penafiel was watching her teenage daughters play competitive volleyball and noticed that she couldn’t see whether the ball went over the net or not. … Full Story

    April 4, 2017
    Vicki Hildner
  • Even after treatment, brains of anorexia nervosa patients altered

    CU Anschutz researchers find brains need time to normalize

    Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.… Full Story

    March 1, 2017
    David Kelly
    Brain scan image
  • 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
  • 'They wanted to learn so much'

    Pharmacy professor teaches debut of personalized medicine program at Egyptian pediatric hospital

    Christina Aquilante, PharmD, was struck by many things during a recent trip to Egypt. Foremost was the profound thirst for knowledge displayed by health providers and students who enrolled in Aquilante’s intensive weeklong training program on clinical pharmacogenomics.… Full Story

    February 23, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Group of students at Egypt hospital
  • Physicians turn to technology to combat opioid epidemic

    Pilot project at CU Anschutz makes state prescription database more accessible for doctors

    Doctors should be able to rely on new technology to fight opioid misuse, University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) Assistant Professor Jason Hoppe, DO, believes.… Full Story

    February 22, 2017
    Michael Davidson
    Emergency Department staff
  • CU collaboration produces health 'game-changer'

    METHOD app helps everyone from NHL players to couch potatoes achieve optimum fitness

    The patient breathes harder as his workout intensifies. His metabolic fingerprint – heart rate, oxygen level and other data – streams onto a tablet in the form of a colorized digital bar that shows exactly what his muscles are doing and the fuels he’s burning.… Full Story

    February 21, 2017
    Chris Casey
    METHOD app shows individualized biometric data