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Runny Nose? Researchers Dig For Clues
2014-04-11 05:28:12

Dan Meyers, University of Colorado Denver Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments – the runny nose. Your respiratory tract is under constant attack and the nose is the first line of defense. Often, especially as the weather warms, the assault comes from allergens, which cause the body to fight off a perceived threat. Infections, too, are a problem. But millions of people get a runny nose and have difficulty...

2013-12-30 23:00:50

A study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows patients with Medicaid insurance seeking care in an emergency department may be driven by lack of alternatives instead of the severity of their illness. The study is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 A study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows patients with Medicaid insurance seeking care in an emergency department may be driven by lack...

2013-11-04 14:17:10

Parents and students surveyed responded positively Two new studies show that parents and students have highly positive views of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and suggest that they can serve as the `medical home' for an often low-income, at-risk population. "These centers are focused on increasing access to care for underserved students, especially adolescents," said study author Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH, an investigator at the Children's Outcomes Research Program, affiliated with the...

Understanding The Link Between Age And Decreased Maximum Heart Rate
2013-10-15 07:29:52

[ Watch the Video: Link Between Age And Decreased Maximum Heart Rate ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we age, our maximum heart rate (maxHR) decreases, limiting the performance of aging athletes. Decreased maxHR is also a leading cause for nursing home admittance for otherwise-healthy elderly individuals who no longer have the physical capacity required for independent living. Until now, however, the reasons for decreased maxHR due to age have been unclear....

2013-07-01 23:01:28

University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) has been selected by ABC and producer Eyeworks USA as the medical oversight, weight loss and nutrition services partner for the fourth season of ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) has been selected by ABC and producer Eyeworks USA as the medical oversight, weight loss and nutrition services partner for the fourth...

2013-06-28 23:02:20

University of Colorado Hospital’s Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute to remain open during construction Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 More than 75,000 patients trust their eye health to the physicians and practitioners at the University of Colorado Eye Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus. That number is expected to grow to more than 150,000 patients in the coming years. Meeting the needs of those patients and continuously improving the high quality of care offered to them...

2013-05-22 10:22:52

Research into genetic features of pulmonary fibrosis by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine may lead to improved treatment of this deadly lung disease, according to a paper published online by JAMA. The study found that a particular genetic variation helps predict survival in some cases of pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic progressive disease with a median survival of three years. As a result of the study, researchers may want to consider including...

2013-05-22 10:19:08

A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-written by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease. Researchers looked at a fairly common variant of the gene for mucin-5B, a protein that is a component of the mucous produced by the bronchial tubes. While this variant of the MUC5B gene is...

2013-05-14 23:01:51

A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) prevents sudden cardiac death by detecting irregularities and delivering an electrical jolt to restart the heart. AURORA, CO (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable...

Understanding Why Cholesterol Is Linked To Alzheimer's And Heart Disease
2013-04-16 12:15:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Multiple studies have concluded high amounts of cholesterol can be damaging to your heart and can, in turn, lead to Alzheimer´s disease or stroke. Though this single fact has been well documented, the exact reason why high cholesterol affects the brain has been largely unclear for many years. Researchers from the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have studied this...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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