• 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
  • Honor Society: A small dose of compassion goes a long way

    TMM program underscores importance of humanism in medicine

    February 22, 2018
    Debra Melani
    TMM group talk
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Unit celebrates 25 years of progress

    Volunteers, top researchers helped transform HIV/AIDS treatment

    December 8, 2017
    Debra Melani
    AIDS researchers at CU Anschutz
  • Program reduces high ED use, increases primary care visits

    Bridges to Care evaluated by CU Anschutz researchers offers promising model

    Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus  have found that a community-based program aimed at high users of hospital emergency departments (EDs), reduced ED visits and hospital admissions,  while increasing use of primary care providers.… Full Story

    October 2, 2017
    David Kelly
  • An Epic Sprint to aid clinics

    Team moves into UCHealth clinics to help providers, staff tame the electronic health record

    August 29, 2017
    Tyler Smith
    Sprint Team pretending to run outside
  • Creosote bush could treat Giardia and `brain-eating' amoebas

    Used in Native American healing, some compounds in pungent plant stronger than pharmaceutical

    August 16, 2017
    David Kelly
    Creosote Larrea tridentata
  • 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