Doctors See Promise In New Addiction-Fighting ImplantThere is a new weapon for fighting addiction to heroin and painkillers. The FDA has approved an implant that can curb craving and withdrawal for six months.
New Mom Has Warning About HELLP SyndromeA rare pregnancy complication nearly killed a first-time mother and her baby. Now, the grateful mom wants to get the word out about a syndrome called HELLP.
UCH Researchers Study Shot To Stop Staph InfectionsA staph infection after surgery can be serious, even fatal. According to data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), patients who get a staph infection in the hospital have five times the risk of dying in the hospital.
Mother Has Finding A Cure In Her SightsA mother in Westminster is hosting a fundraiser this weekend to help find a cure for a disease that is blinding her children. Logan and Zoe Galloway are slowly losing their eyesight. They suffer from a rare, inherited condition that has no treatment.
Colon Cancer Screening Now Copter Reporter’s CauseDenver's only airborne traffic reporter was grounded back in May by colon cancer. Now, John Morrissey of KOA NewsRadio is campaigning about the importance of getting a colonoscopy, beginning at age 50.
2 College Students, 'Besties,' Share A Lifesaving ConnectionBest friends now have a lifesaving connection. At the end of May, both young women had surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital on the same day. One gave the other a portion of her liver.
Anti-Diarrhea Drug Used To Get HighResearchers say an over the counter treatment for diarrhea is being used by drug abusers to get high. According to a study done in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, people are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs, like Imodium, with sometimes deadly consequences.
CU Researchers Helping ICU Nurses Manage Burnout & PTSDStudies have found that up to 28 percent of hospital nurses who work in the intensive care unit suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Suicide Prevention Program Gives Latina Teens Voice Through ArtSuicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults in Colorado, according to the 2014-2015 report from the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention. Latina teens have an alarmingly high rate of suicide attempts.
Colorado Mosquito Control Looking For West Nile VirusWhile the headlines are about the Zika virus, the mosquito experts in Colorado are gearing up to control the spread of a different virus -- West Nile.
Metal Rods Support DU Gymnast’s ComebackHer career almost ended because of painful leg fractures. But this year, a talented gymnast scored a first for the University of Denver thanks to her determination and the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon at UCHealth.
Denver Girl Determined To Fight Lyme DiseaseLyme disease affects about 300,000 people in the U S every year. One of them, an 11-year-old from Denver, has made educating people about Lyme disease her cause.