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What You Need To Know About Strokes

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when your blood flow is stopped to a portion of your brain. With the recent death of actor Luke Perry you may be wondering what you should know about stroke and how to react if a loved one is experiencing one.


Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date March 05, 2019
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How will artificial intelligence affect health care?

The explosion of big data promises potential breakthroughs in disease treatments, but, just as in the development of new drugs, scientists and clinicians must exercise caution in how they apply algorithms and other technologies, according to a CU Anschutz panel of experts.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 21, 2019
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Cardiothoracic surgeon answers heart health questions

Ever wonder if a glass of red wine or piece of dark chocolate is actually good for you? Or if sitting all day is really that bad for you? Muhammad Aftab, MD, assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, answers common questions about heart health.


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date February 12, 2019
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Up in smoke

Colorado’s reputation as one of the healthiest states in the nation is clouded by at least one inconvenient fact: more than one-quarter of high school students in the state used electronic cigarettes at least one day in the previous 30, according to a 2017 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s double the national rate.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 08, 2019
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Postdoc crafts international infectious disease policy

Twenty-five infectious disease outbreaks prevented, detected or responded to overseas. These are among the triumphs experienced by Mark Lucera, PhD, a former CU Anschutz postdoctoral fellow who recently shared some of his global-health initiative stories with a campus audience.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 05, 2019
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Online partnership plays key role in training care professionals

Coursera, the global online learning leader, announced the launch of its health vertical – a broad portfolio of health content from the world’s top universities curated specifically to help address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry and meet the demands of a digital health economy.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 22, 2019
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Dental school pioneers use of multi-modal, digital tools

In Chase Lewis’ first semester at the CU School of Dental Medicine, he dug deep into human anatomy on his school-provided iPad. He used a state-of-the-art dental trainer that simulates drilling on an actual tooth. He even explored new worlds, including a land of dinosaurs and the surface of Mars, in the new Immersive Learning Suite.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 17, 2019
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How To Stop Severe Bleeding

We live in a world where terrorism and the violent actions of unstable individuals are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent and victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. The basics of first aid and how to control severe bleeding are important skills for everyone to know. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, this video will empower you to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching the basic techniques of bleeding control. In this video, Justin Harper, assistant chief for training and education with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, gives you the information you need to save your own life or the lives of those around you if the worst happens.


Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date January 08, 2019
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Book explains how to treat vertigo

When Carol Foster, MD, first publicized her home-remedy vertigo maneuver in 2013 — an online story and YouTube video both posted — the response was nothing short of phenomenal. The video has received over 3 million views and the CU Anschutz Today story has been clicked 256,000 times.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date December 11, 2018
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Answers to every Thanksgiving question you've ever had

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means two things: 1) time spent with family and friends around the television watching football, and 2) eating turkey. Lots and lots of turkey. At this time of year, we often overindulge and loosen our belt and wonder how we fit all that stuffing and gravy into our stomach. Don't worry. We asked leading health experts from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus a few of the Thanksgiving questions you've always wanted to know the answer to.


Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date November 19, 2018
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