• Major communication gaps between doctors and home health care nurses

    CU Anschutz researchers say this may contribute to errors and hospital readmission

    Researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found serious gaps in communication between physicians and home health care agencies (HHC) responsible for caring for often elderly patients discharged from hospitals.… Full Story

    July 19, 2017
    David Kelly
  • Immune system may keep body from neutralizing HIV-1 virus

    Findings could help develop a vaccine for the virus that causes AIDS

    Researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that a process protecting the body from autoimmune disease appears to prevent it from creating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus, a finding that could possibly help lead to a vaccine that stimulates production of these antibodies.… Full Story

    July 12, 2017
    David Kelly
  • 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
  • Study puts mechanical hearts in spotlight

    What happens when heart failure patients lose a pulse?

    For more than two decades, Jim Walsh’s heart has been an uncertain ally. Like all of us, Walsh, 67, relies on that vital muscle to keep blood pumping to his body.… Full Story

    May 9, 2017
    Tyler Smith
    cardio lab at CU Anschutz
  • Neurosurgeon provides 'light at end of tunnel'

    Dr. Youssef uses endoscopic procedure – akin to 'Fantastic Voyage' – to treat woman's rare case of hydrocephalus

    Liz Calise remembers the morning in 2009 she woke up and her world quite literally flipped. Her bedroom began spinning and she couldn’t keep her balance.… Full Story

    May 4, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Dr. Samy Youssef of CU Anschutz and patient
  • CU School of Medicine honors four extraordinary alumni

    The University of Colorado School of Medicine will honor four alumni—outstanding physicians for their delivery of health care, pioneering research, and service to their country and communities—at its Silver and Gold ceremony May 25.Full Story

    May 3, 2017
    Guest Contributor
  • Interventions like telephone calls can reduce suicide attempts

    Phone calls following ED discharge significantly cut risks

    In perhaps the largest national suicide intervention trial ever conducted, researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Brown University found that phone calls to suicidal patients following discharge from Emergency Departments led to a 30 percent reduction in future suicide attempts.… Full Story

    May 1, 2017
    David Kelly