• The U.S. has experienced a spike in violent and unintentional injuries

    Increase reversed earlier positive trends, reasons remain unknown

    The U.S. has experienced a disturbing increase in violent and unintentional injuries over the last few years, reversing positive gains made in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver Health Medical Center.… Full Story

    August 1, 2018
    David Kelly
  • Researchers find little association between suicide and hypoxia

    High altitude does not seem to cause higher suicide rates

    Following an extensive analysis of published studies, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that while suicide rates are higher at higher altitudes, they are unlikely caused by hypoxia, (low oxygen) at these elevations.… Full Story

    June 27, 2018
    David Kelly
  • Study shows prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights

    The study, led by Colorado School of Public Health, shows a 50 percent increase in low birth weights among women who use cannabis during pregnancy

    April 23, 2018
    David Kelly
  • 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
  • Students devise strategies to combat suicide

    Teams spanning academic disciplines participate in public health case competition

    November 15, 2017
    Blair Ilsley
    Students participating in Public Health Case Competition
  • Enough vitamin D when young associated with lower risk of diabetes

    Vitamin associated with reduced risk of islet autoimmunity, precursor to type 1 diabetes

    October 23, 2017
    David Kelly
    Sun, clouds, blue sky
  • 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