Category Archives: Health and wellness

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Mental illness: Using innovation to recognize and reach those in need



Mental health is a growing concern on campus and throughout our communities in Colorado and across the country. Today on CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue speaks with Matt Vogl, executive director at the National Behavioral Health Innovation Center at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, about mental health among college students, how to recognize … Continue reading Mental illness: Using innovation to recognize and reach those in need


The opioid epidemic: How we got here, how we stop it



The opioid crisis in America today stems from decisions made in the 1980s. And although there are now federal and state programs in place, more treatment options underway and better awareness, the problem is going to get worse before it gets better. In this month’s CU on the Air, Dr. Robert Valuck, professor at the … Continue reading The opioid epidemic: How we got here, how we stop it


Ten years in, CU president talks of what’s been done, what’s to come



University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as president of his alma mater. He is the longest serving CU president in the past 65 years, and he’s not slowing down any time soon. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue, V.P. of university communications, talks with President Benson on his … Continue reading Ten years in, CU president talks of what’s been done, what’s to come


Denver’s rooftops are going green: What does it mean?



Fifty-four percent of Denver voters passed the green roof initiative in November 2017, requiring rooftop gardens for new buildings with at least 25,000 square feet of gross floor area, and for roof replacement on existing buildings. What does that mean for Denver and how can we expect the cityscape to change over the next years? … Continue reading Denver’s rooftops are going green: What does it mean?


Unearthing the effects of climate change on human health



Dr. Jay Lemery is a pioneer in the convergence of climate change and global human health. He is the co-author of Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health, which enlightens readers about one of the greatest challenges of our time — How is climate change affecting our lives? Dr. Lemery chats with CU … Continue reading Unearthing the effects of climate change on human health


CU’s laugh track: Examining the science of being funny



CU Boulder Leeds School of Business professor Peter McGraw studies what makes things funny, and how it can benefit marketing and management. In today’s CU on the Air podcast, Professor McGraw talks with host Ken McConnellogue about the funny and not so funny aspects of humor, such as: Examining the genesis of laughter. Cultural similarities … Continue reading CU’s laugh track: Examining the science of being funny


An exercise in nutrition for elite athletes to armchair quarterbacks



From the Denver Broncos to the Cleveland Indians to college sports and Olympians, Dr. Jackie Berning, professor and chair of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, has provided nutrition education to top athletes. Today on CU on the Air, Dr. Berning talks with host Ken McConnellogue about nutrition tips and sustainable healthy … Continue reading An exercise in nutrition for elite athletes to armchair quarterbacks


Aging awareness: A meaningful life for seniors and caregivers



CU on the Air examines the many facets and concerns of aging with Sara Honn Qualls, professor of psychology, Kraemer Family Professor of Aging Studies and director of the Aging Center and the Gerontology Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Host Ken McConnellogue talks with Dr. Qualls about: Services available through UCCS and … Continue reading Aging awareness: A meaningful life for seniors and caregivers


Encouraging findings in Alzheimer’s research



Dr. Huntington Potter, CU Anschutz Medical Campus professor and director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, speaks with CU’s Ken McConnellogue about: The drug leukine, which shows encouraging results Why Down syndrome research is important in Alzheimer’s research What the center is looking for in clinical studies Contribute to Alzheimer’s research here.