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Rep. Crow Tours Heroes Clinic, a National Model of Dental Care For Vets

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) learned about the groundbreaking care being provided by the CU School of Dental Medicine’s Heroes Clinic, a national model of free and reduced-cost dental care for veterans, during a quick visit before returning to Washington, D.C.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 22, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases

Grant To Help CU Anschutz Researcher Learn Why Therapeutic Horseback Riding Benefits Autistic Children

After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher and Children’s Hospital Colorado psychologist, Dr. Robin Gabriels, has received a $2.5 million grant to investigate why the therapy works. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 21, 2020
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Patient Care

Veteran’s Pancreatic Cancer Caught ‘At Just the Right Time’

Steve Becker always looks forward to Veteran’s Day. He and his father, Don, did hitches in the Navy, so it’s a special day they set aside to hang out and reflect on their service to the nation.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 16, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases

Lactate May Prompt Cancer Formation, CU Anschutz Study Shows

A byproduct of glucose called lactate, used by every cell in the body, may also prompt a mutated cell to become cancerous, according to new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Involving Family in Care for Bipolar Disorder Helps Children and Teens Stay Healthier

Children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Patient Care

Stressed About the Dentist? Paws for a Smile Instead

A visit to the dentist can leave you with a case of sensory overload, but the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is calming patients’ fears with the help of a new dental therapy dog. Lucy, a five-year-old golden retriever, roams the clinic halls—easing patient’s anxiety and providing them comfort during routine cleanings and procedures.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care

CU Nursing-Led Pilot Project Boosting Mental Healthcare in Local Clinics

Patients with substance-use or other mental health disorders at CU Nursing’s Sheridan Health Services clinics are bucking a national trend: They’re getting professional help.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 14, 2020
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Education

State of the School of Medicine: Strong Upward Trend Continues

Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, outlined key initiatives for the CU School of Medicine in education, research, and community service in his annual State of the School address on Jan. 8.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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Research    Press Releases

Children's Hospital Colorado Uncovers Largest US Outbreak of Neurologic Disease to Date

The Lancet Infectious Diseases recently published the results of an observational study led by researchers on Children's Hospital Colorado Infectious Disease and Neurology teams, along with counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The study was conducted from March 1 to November 30, 2018, and led to a discovery of the largest outbreak of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) in the United States.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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Patient Care

Top-Flight Care Fuels Lacrosse Player's Drive to Reach the Pros

Dylan Johnson was on a roll during his senior season as captain of the Denver University lacrosse team. The Pioneers were ranked No. 8 nationally and Johnson, a surefire top pick in the upcoming Major League Lacrosse draft, was having his best college season yet.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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