• Those living near oil and gas facilities may have higher health risks

    Study led by Colorado School of Public Health shows hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed levels that could affect health

    April 9, 2018
    David Kelly
    Oil well in Colorado
  • Shaping behavior effective in boosting vaccination rates

    Doctor reminders, prompts, reducing barriers can lead to more immunizations

    April 4, 2018
    David Kelly
    vaccination photo
  • Lack of self-awareness among doctors when prescribing opioids

    ED physicians underestimated how often they prescribed opioids, rate decreased when they saw actual data

    As health providers struggle to curb the epidemic of opioid abuse, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that 65 percent of emergency department (ED) physicians surveyed underestimated how often they prescribed the highly addictive pain killers to patients.… Full Story

    March 27, 2018
    David Kelly
  • Shared decision making can result in better choices

    Researchers examine the decision making that goes into high-risk, high-reward medical procedure

    As more and more older patients are offered advanced treatments for chronic diseases, including surgeries and implantable devices, new questions have arisen over how these decisions are made.… Full Story

    February 27, 2018
    David Kelly
  • Existing drug effective at preventing onset of Type 1 diabetes

    Common blood pressure medicine blocks molecule that can trigger the disease

    A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville.… Full Story

    February 15, 2018
    David Kelly
  • Immune system dysfunction may occur early in Alzheimer’s disease

    Study offers new insights into how brain and rest of body communicate

    An association between inflammation biomarkers in both blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and markers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) associated pathology, has been found by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus working with the University of Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center.… Full Story

    February 6, 2018
    David Kelly