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Helicopter crash victim reflects on life-saving medical care

Amanda Repsher vividly recalls watching flight nurses load her husband on board a helicopter. Less than two hours earlier, his own crew’s helicopter had crashed during a failed takeoff, erupting into a ball of flames and scorching nearly all of Dave Repsher’s body.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 09, 2019
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Vic Lombardi: Men's Health Month

Local legendary sports television and radio host Vic Lombardi knows what most men are thinking when someone nudges them to go to the doctor. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date June 26, 2019
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Frequently asked questions on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, impacting millions of Americans and their families.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date June 14, 2019
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Help is only a phone call away with Real Help hotline

In life, there are highs and lows. Some are big and small. If you reach a point where you're feeling overwhelmed by the stress in your life - whether it's related to finances, relationships or any other issue - there's help through the Real Help hotline.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 11, 2019
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Heart of the matter: Doctors and designers collaborate to improve patient care

Among the projects of Inworks, a joint innovation initiative of the University of Colorado Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus, one remains close to the heart. That is, the literal hearts from Inworks’ high-end polyjet printer, which produces 3D model organs for surgical planning. For a young patient of Max Mitchell, MD, the model hearts served as illustrative surgical tools and a showcase of the collaboration between doctors and designers.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 07, 2019
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Cochrane US Network opens affiliate at CU Anschutz

The Cochrane US Network, made up of some of the country’s leading institutions in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine, announced Tuesday the opening of 11 new affiliates across the country including one at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 04, 2019
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Pro cyclist forges new path after traumatic brain injury

At a road cycling race three years ago in Los Angeles, Lauren De Crescenzo’s life changed forever. The pro cyclist was leading a teammate in a down-the-stretch sprint when she flipped over her handlebars at the finish line, landed on her head and suffered a traumatic brain injury.


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date May 29, 2019
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Innovation    Patient Care

The mystery of FIRES

Amid the pageantry of a holiday weekend at the Air Force Academy, a cadet suddenly feels fatigued and feverish. His condition quickly worsens until he starts having seizures.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 23, 2019
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Using our expertise to fight the opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities, families and individuals across Colorado and the country. On average 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdose; it was responsible for 560 deaths in Colorado 2017. And for every death, there are many more people struggling with opioid addiction.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 23, 2019
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‘Columbine represents hope’

For Frank DeAngelis, the “beloved 13” are never far away. They are with the retired Columbine High School principal when he speaks about school safety across the country, while he works as a consultant for safety and emergency management in Jefferson County, and the moment he wakes up in the morning.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 17, 2019
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