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  • Your Healthy Family: PRP therapy can be an alternative to orthopaedic surgery.

    Your Healthy Family: PRP therapy can be an alternative to orthopaedic surgery.

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:52 AM EDT2017-06-27 12:52:43 GMT
    Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.

    Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.  Recently when Floyd Aker, who taught engineering tech and auto shot at Dougherty High School in Colorado Springs felt his shoulder breaking down and went to see the doctor, he was fully expecting Dr. Chris Jones, with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group to tell him something he knew wasn’t going to be fun. Floyd says, “I was fully expecting ...

    Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.  Recently when Floyd Aker, who taught engineering tech and auto shot at Dougherty High School in Colorado Springs felt his shoulder breaking down and went to see the doctor, he was fully expecting Dr. Chris Jones, with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group to tell him something he knew wasn’t going to be fun. Floyd says, “I was fully expecting ...

  • Your Healthy Family: Why Colorado Springs mom climbs for courage

    Your Healthy Family: Why Colorado Springs mom climbs for courage

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:09 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:09:13 GMT
    The Climb benefits Children's Hospital Colorado that is expanding and building a new facility in Colorado Springs.The Climb benefits Children's Hospital Colorado that is expanding and building a new facility in Colorado Springs.

    The Climb benefits Children's Hospital Colorado that is expanding and building a new facility in Colorado Springs.   

    The Climb benefits Children's Hospital Colorado that is expanding and building a new facility in Colorado Springs.   

  • Your Healthy Family: Smart choices for summer hydration

    Your Healthy Family: Smart choices for summer hydration

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:20:21 GMT
    The good news is that unless a person is losing fluids excessively, most don?t need any more than plain old water.The good news is that unless a person is losing fluids excessively, most don?t need any more than plain old water.

    The good news is that unless a person is losing fluids excessively, most don't need any more than plain old water. 

    The good news is that unless a person is losing fluids excessively, most don't need any more than plain old water. 

  • Your Healthy Family: New tablet designed exclusively for seniors

    Your Healthy Family: New tablet designed exclusively for seniors

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:36:01 GMT
    The grandpad is an alternative tablet for seniors.The grandpad is an alternative tablet for seniors.

    There is a new tablet available that is designed just for seniors.  It’s called the grandPad and help seniors easily stay connected to family, friends, and the world while keeping seniors from wandering into trouble on the internet. 

    There is a new tablet available that is designed just for seniors.  It’s called the grandPad and help seniors easily stay connected to family, friends, and the world while keeping seniors from wandering into trouble on the internet. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Urgent Care Doctor has safety warnings for hot weather

    Your Healthy Family: Urgent Care Doctor has safety warnings for hot weather

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:19:14 GMT
    With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat.With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat.

    With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat. Outdoor activities are something we love to do year around here in Colorado, but when the summer temperatures begin to soar Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says doing activities like a daily run or hike earlier in the day can make a big difference. ”You need to switch it (your routine) up depending on w...

    With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat. Outdoor activities are something we love to do year around here in Colorado, but when the summer temperatures begin to soar Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says doing activities like a daily run or hike earlier in the day can make a big difference. ”You need to switch it (your routine) up depending on w...

  • Your Healthy Family: Free class happening tonight to help you fight those food cravings

    Your Healthy Family: Free class happening tonight to help you fight those food cravings

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-06-21 12:57:20 GMT
    Learn about the Science of Food CravingsLearn about the Science of Food Cravings

    If you have trouble battling those food cravings there's a free class happening this evening in Colorado Springs that can help you out.   

    If you have trouble battling those food cravings there's a free class happening this evening in Colorado Springs that can help you out.   

  • Your Healthy Family: Benefits of Salt Therapy

    Your Healthy Family: Benefits of Salt Therapy

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-06-20 18:44:46 GMT
    The new International Health and Wellness Center that just opened at Garden of the Gods Collection features new Himalayan salt therapy rooms.The new International Health and Wellness Center that just opened at Garden of the Gods Collection features new Himalayan salt therapy rooms.

    Salt therapy can offer natural remedies for people suffering from certain respiratory and skin conditions.   

    Salt therapy can offer natural remedies for people suffering from certain respiratory and skin conditions.   

  • Your Healthy Family: Is Nitrous Oxide a good choice to manage pain during labor?

    Your Healthy Family: Is Nitrous Oxide a good choice to manage pain during labor?

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-06-19 16:06:39 GMT
    Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.

    UCHealth Memorial North is the only hospital in southern Colorado right now to introduce the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas to manage pain during labor. Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.  “My main goal was to have her put on my chest directly after birth and I was able to do that.  It was really the greatest feeling ever, having her on my chest an...

    UCHealth Memorial North is the only hospital in southern Colorado right now to introduce the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas to manage pain during labor. Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.  “My main goal was to have her put on my chest directly after birth and I was able to do that.  It was really the greatest feeling ever, having her on my chest an...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial North, only labor and delivery unit in southern Colorado to offer Nitrous Oxide

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial North, only labor and delivery unit in southern Colorado to offer Nitrous Oxide

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-06-19 15:34:58 GMT
    UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain.UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain.

    UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain. 

    UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit National study

    Your Healthy Family: Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit National study

    UCHealth is 1 of just 4 health systems in the country currently taking part in a national study to prove the benefits of a Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.UCHealth is 1 of just 4 health systems in the country currently taking part in a national study to prove the benefits of a Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.

    The UCHealth Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit has been in operation in Colorado Springs for about 9 months.  

    The UCHealth Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit has been in operation in Colorado Springs for about 9 months.  

  • Your Healthy Family: CT tech takes skills on the road

    Your Healthy Family: CT tech takes skills on the road

    Deena Braeger specializes in taking diagnostic images of the inside of the body so doctors and nurses can see what's happening and treat it correctly.Deena Braeger specializes in taking diagnostic images of the inside of the body so doctors and nurses can see what's happening and treat it correctly.

    Deena Braeger specializes in taking diagnostic images of the inside of the body so doctors and nurses can see what's happening and treat it correctly.

    Deena Braeger specializes in taking diagnostic images of the inside of the body so doctors and nurses can see what's happening and treat it correctly.

  • Your Healthy Family: Kristin Buchanan takes charge on the Mobile Stroke Unit team

    Your Healthy Family: Kristin Buchanan takes charge on the Mobile Stroke Unit team

    Kristin Buchanan, is a registered nurse who splits time in Colorado Springs between the emergency room at UCHealth Memorial, and the MSTU when it’s on duty in the SpringsKristin Buchanan, is a registered nurse who splits time in Colorado Springs between the emergency room at UCHealth Memorial, and the MSTU when it’s on duty in the Springs

    Kristin Buchanan, is a registered nurse who splits time in Colorado Springs between the emergency room at UCHealth Memorial, and the MSTU when it’s on duty in the Springs.

    Kristin Buchanan, is a registered nurse who splits time in Colorado Springs between the emergency room at UCHealth Memorial, and the MSTU when it’s on duty in the Springs.

  • Your Healthy Family: Study Looks at Causes for Nursery Product-Related Injuries

    Your Healthy Family: Study Looks at Causes for Nursery Product-Related Injuries

    Friday, June 9 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-06-09 19:12:59 GMT

    Just about every home in the U.S. with a baby or a young child is full of nursery products such as infant strollers, carriers or bouncers.

    Just about every home in the U.S. with a baby or a young child is full of nursery products such as infant strollers, carriers or bouncers.

  • Your Healthy Family: Proper care of burns from grilling

    Your Healthy Family: Proper care of burns from grilling

    This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg.This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg.

    With Memorial Day weekend here, Dr. Ian Tullberg the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial has some important advice if you don't want to be one of the common injuries he see's in the urgent care. This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg. "One of the big things that we see, is people over using lighter fluid.  Guys love big fires and you want to get some lighter fluid out...

    With Memorial Day weekend here, Dr. Ian Tullberg the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial has some important advice if you don't want to be one of the common injuries he see's in the urgent care. This weekend is often the first time many people fire up the grill and that can lead to some occasional mishaps says Dr. Tullberg. "One of the big things that we see, is people over using lighter fluid.  Guys love big fires and you want to get some lighter fluid out...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's Mobile Stroke Unit

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's Mobile Stroke Unit

    May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board.  It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial.May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board. It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial.

    May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board.  It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial. 

    May is Stroke Awareness Month and there’s a very special vehicle with specially trained staff on board.  It’s called the Mobile Stroke Unit and In Colorado Springs, it’s unique to UCHealth Memorial. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Getting fit for an oral appliance for snoring and apnea

    Your Healthy Family: Getting fit for an oral appliance for snoring and apnea

    An oral appliance has to be custom made for each person. The fitting process includes an exam to check the health of the muscles in the head neck, mouth and jaw.An oral appliance has to be custom made for each person. The fitting process includes an exam to check the health of the muscles in the head neck, mouth and jaw.

    An oral appliance has to be custom made for each person. The fitting process includes an exam to check the health of the muscles in the head neck, mouth and jaw.

    An oral appliance has to be custom made for each person. The fitting process includes an exam to check the health of the muscles in the head neck, mouth and jaw.

  • Your Healthy Family: Do compression tights give distance runners a boost?

    Your Healthy Family: Do compression tights give distance runners a boost?

    Thursday, June 8 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-06-08 15:24:29 GMT
    Many distance runners swear by their compression tights to help them run farther and faster.Many distance runners swear by their compression tights to help them run farther and faster.

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Many distance runners swear by their compression tights to help them run farther and faster. But a new study at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that, although they greatly reduced muscle vibration, compression tights don’t actually reduce muscle fatigue when compared to running without them. “When your muscle vibrates, it induces a contraction that uses energy, so the theory was that less muscle vibration would tran...

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Many distance runners swear by their compression tights to help them run farther and faster. But a new study at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that, although they greatly reduced muscle vibration, compression tights don’t actually reduce muscle fatigue when compared to running without them. “When your muscle vibrates, it induces a contraction that uses energy, so the theory was that less muscle vibration would tran...

  • Your Healthy Family: Young men's health, what parents need to know

    Your Healthy Family: Young men's health, what parents need to know

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-06-07 16:36:45 GMT
    All sorts of changes are taking place and kids may be too embarrassed to talk about them.All sorts of changes are taking place and kids may be too embarrassed to talk about them.

    Pre-teen and teenage years can be awkward for boys. All sorts of changes are taking place and kids may be too embarrassed to talk about them.   

    Pre-teen and teenage years can be awkward for boys. All sorts of changes are taking place and kids may be too embarrassed to talk about them.   

  • Your Healthy Family: What's causing your dry eye?

    Your Healthy Family: What's causing your dry eye?

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-06-07 16:19:52 GMT
    Eyes dry out when the protective coating of tears breaks down.Eyes dry out when the protective coating of tears breaks down.

    Do you suffer from dry eye?  If you do it's not from the dry air here in Colorado.  

    Do you suffer from dry eye?  If you do it's not from the dry air here in Colorado.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Celiac Disease: When Gluten-Free is a Necessity

    Your Healthy Family: Celiac Disease: When Gluten-Free is a Necessity

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:58:11 GMT
    For folks who suffer from celiac disease, 'gluten-free' is not a trendy diet.For folks who suffer from celiac disease, 'gluten-free' is not a trendy diet.

    'Gluten-free' products are becoming more prevalent in the local grocery store. But for folks who suffer from celiac disease, it's not a trendy diet. 

    'Gluten-free' products are becoming more prevalent in the local grocery store. But for folks who suffer from celiac disease, it's not a trendy diet. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Concussion blood test

    Your Healthy Family: Concussion blood test

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-05-30 12:26:05 GMT
    A new study shows that doctors can detect evidence of a concussion up to a week after a patient is injured by using a simple blood test.A new study shows that doctors can detect evidence of a concussion up to a week after a patient is injured by using a simple blood test.

    A new study shows that doctors can detect evidence of a concussion up to a week after a patient is injured by using a simple blood test. That’s crucial, because the symptoms of a concussion can be subtle or delayed, especially in children. 

    A new study shows that doctors can detect evidence of a concussion up to a week after a patient is injured by using a simple blood test. That’s crucial, because the symptoms of a concussion can be subtle or delayed, especially in children. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Are foods causing your allergy symptoms?

    Your Healthy Family: Are foods causing your allergy symptoms?

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-05-29 11:41:02 GMT
    Did you know what you're eating, not what you're breathing may be causing your seasonal allergy symptoms?Did you know what you're eating, not what you're breathing may be causing your seasonal allergy symptoms?

    The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is usually a time when food will play a large part at get togethers, but did you know what you're eating, not what you're breathing may be causing your seasonal allergy symptoms?   

    The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is usually a time when food will play a large part at get togethers, but did you know what you're eating, not what you're breathing may be causing your seasonal allergy symptoms?   

  • Your Healthy Family: Researchers warn of ventilation holes in cigarette filters

    Your Healthy Family: Researchers warn of ventilation holes in cigarette filters

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-05-25 12:17:45 GMT
    A new study shows that so-called “light” cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.A new study shows that so-called “light” cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.

    A new study shows that so-called “light” cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.

    A new study shows that so-called “light” cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.

  • Your Healthy Family: New approaches to urinary incontinence

    Your Healthy Family: New approaches to urinary incontinence

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:08 AM EDT2017-05-22 12:08:05 GMT
    Urinary incontinence is a problem many women don't like to talk about, yet many of them have to deal with.Urinary incontinence is a problem many women don't like to talk about, yet many of them have to deal with.

    Urinary incontinence is a problem many women don't like to talk about, yet many of them have to deal with. 

    Urinary incontinence is a problem many women don't like to talk about, yet many of them have to deal with. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Types of strokes and treatments

    Your Healthy Family: Types of strokes and treatments

    Dr. Miller says by calling 9-1-1 not only will you likely get better stroke recognition from e-m-s and paramedicsDr. Miller says by calling 9-1-1 not only will you likely get better stroke recognition from e-m-s and paramedics

    Dr. Miller says by calling 9-1-1 not only will you likely get better stroke recognition from e-m-s and paramedics.

    Dr. Miller says by calling 9-1-1 not only will you likely get better stroke recognition from e-m-s and paramedics.

  • Your Healthy Family: Do you know how "BE FAST" can save your life?

    Your Healthy Family: Do you know how "BE FAST" can save your life?

    When it comes to having the best possible outcome if you suffer a stroke, knowing is isn't half the battle, it's the entire battle.When it comes to having the best possible outcome if you suffer a stroke, knowing is isn't half the battle, it's the entire battle.

    May is stroke awareness month.  When it comes to having the best possible outcome if you suffer a stroke, knowing is isn't half the battle, it's the entire battle.  It’s vital to know the symptoms that you or a loved one may have that should set off alarms in your mind to call 9-1-1. Dr. Janice Miller is a Neurologist and Neurosurgeon with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs who says, "A stroke is caused by a blockage of blood vessels in the brain.  Someti...

    May is stroke awareness month.  When it comes to having the best possible outcome if you suffer a stroke, knowing is isn't half the battle, it's the entire battle.  It’s vital to know the symptoms that you or a loved one may have that should set off alarms in your mind to call 9-1-1. Dr. Janice Miller is a Neurologist and Neurosurgeon with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs who says, "A stroke is caused by a blockage of blood vessels in the brain.  Someti...

  • Your Healthy Family: What can a snoring app do for you?

    Your Healthy Family: What can a snoring app do for you?

    The app tells you general stats on how long you sleep, how much of that sleep time you snore, and how loud your snoring is.The app tells you general stats on how long you sleep, how much of that sleep time you snore, and how loud your snoring is.

    For the next several weeks on Monday in Your Healthy Family we're delving into snoring.  Sawing logs while you sleep can at the least, be really annoying to your bed partner if you have one.  Snoring can also be a red flag of a serious medical condition.   Dr. Tim Rummel is a Board Certified Sleep doctor in Colorado Springs with UCHealth Memorial and Pulmonary Associates says there is a wide range of snoring.  "You really need to think of it as a spectrum whe...

    For the next several weeks on Monday in Your Healthy Family we're delving into snoring.  Sawing logs while you sleep can at the least, be really annoying to your bed partner if you have one.  Snoring can also be a red flag of a serious medical condition.   Dr. Tim Rummel is a Board Certified Sleep doctor in Colorado Springs with UCHealth Memorial and Pulmonary Associates says there is a wide range of snoring.  "You really need to think of it as a spectrum whe...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Kangaroo-a-thon

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Kangaroo-a-thon

    Parker and Paisley are doing very well at the ripe old age of 2 weeks, thanks in part to UCHealth Memorial’s Kangaroo-a-thon.Parker and Paisley are doing very well at the ripe old age of 2 weeks, thanks in part to UCHealth Memorial’s Kangaroo-a-thon.

    When Nicholle Lewis-McTague held her new twins, son Parker and daughter Paisley who were delivered 8 weeks early it was an overwhelming experience.  

    When Nicholle Lewis-McTague held her new twins, son Parker and daughter Paisley who were delivered 8 weeks early it was an overwhelming experience.  

  • Your Health Family: The most important step of stroke treatment

    Your Health Family: The most important step of stroke treatment

    Marty who is a local guitarist suffered a massive stroke that was potentially devastating, but Marty caught just about every break possible, including the most important step in stroke treatment.Marty who is a local guitarist suffered a massive stroke that was potentially devastating, but Marty caught just about every break possible, including the most important step in stroke treatment.

    Marty who is a local guitarist suffered a massive stroke that was potentially devastating, but Marty caught just about every break possible, and less than 24 hours later he was playing the blues on his ukulele from his bed in the ICU.

    Marty who is a local guitarist suffered a massive stroke that was potentially devastating, but Marty caught just about every break possible, and less than 24 hours later he was playing the blues on his ukulele from his bed in the ICU.

  • Your Healthy Family: ABCD's of melanoma awareness

    Your Healthy Family: ABCD's of melanoma awareness

    May is Melanoma awareness month.  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and melanoma is the deadliest form.May is Melanoma awareness month. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and melanoma is the deadliest form.

    May is Melanoma awareness month.  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and melanoma is the deadliest form. 

    May is Melanoma awareness month.  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and melanoma is the deadliest form. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Is a home sleep test right for you?

    Your Healthy Family: Is a home sleep test right for you?

    If you snore and are otherwise healthy, what's the next stop to stop your snoring?If you snore and are otherwise healthy, what's the next stop to stop your snoring?

    If you have established that you snore but believe you are otherwise healthy, what's the next step?

    If you have established that you snore but believe you are otherwise healthy, what's the next step?

  • Your Healthy Family: Can unemployment increase risk of stroke?

    Your Healthy Family: Can unemployment increase risk of stroke?

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:30:10 GMT
    Being unemployed can be a major source of stress, but can losing a job actually put a person at an increased risk for stroke?Being unemployed can be a major source of stress, but can losing a job actually put a person at an increased risk for stroke?

    Being unemployed can be a major source of stress, but can losing a job actually put a person at an increased risk for stroke? 

    Being unemployed can be a major source of stress, but can losing a job actually put a person at an increased risk for stroke? 

  • Your Healthy Family: New approach to Narcan availability

    Your Healthy Family: New approach to Narcan availability

    Thursday, May 18 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-05-18 17:22:26 GMT
    The city of Cambridge Massachusetts is testing out a new approach to fighting the opioid crisis that puts life saving drugs in the hands of the average citizen.The city of Cambridge Massachusetts is testing out a new approach to fighting the opioid crisis that puts life saving drugs in the hands of the average citizen.

    The city of Cambridge Massachusetts is testing out a new approach to fighting the opioid crisis that puts life saving drugs in the hands of the average citizen.  

    The city of Cambridge Massachusetts is testing out a new approach to fighting the opioid crisis that puts life saving drugs in the hands of the average citizen.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Recognizing mental illness in kids

    Your Healthy Family: Recognizing mental illness in kids

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-05-18 16:55:14 GMT
    mental health disorders are more difficult to recognize in kids, and as a result, can go for years without treatment.mental health disorders are more difficult to recognize in kids, and as a result, can go for years without treatment.

    When it comes to caring for a child, it?s easy to spot a physical injury, like a broken bone, because it can be seen. However, many mental health disorders are more difficult to recognize.

    When it comes to caring for a child, it?s easy to spot a physical injury, like a broken bone, because it can be seen. However, many mental health disorders are more difficult to recognize.

  • Your Healthy Family: Benefits of an in-lab sleep test

    Your Healthy Family: Benefits of an in-lab sleep test

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:16:22 GMT
    There is a big difference in the amount of data about a person’s sleep that is gathered as part of an in-lab overnight sleep test.There is a big difference in the amount of data about a person’s sleep that is gathered as part of an in-lab overnight sleep test.

    There is a big difference in the amount of data about a person’s sleep that is gathered as part of an in-lab overnight sleep test.

    There is a big difference in the amount of data about a person’s sleep that is gathered as part of an in-lab overnight sleep test.

  • Your Health Family: Simple advice for acne

    Your Health Family: Simple advice for acne

    Thursday, May 11 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-11 20:06:45 GMT
    Teens are often eager to get rid of breakouts by using over-the-counter or prescription products, but it?s important to remember that acne won?t disappear overnight.Teens are often eager to get rid of breakouts by using over-the-counter or prescription products, but it?s important to remember that acne won?t disappear overnight.

    Most teenagers will have acne at some point in their lives ? and it can be scarring, both physically and emotionally.

    Most teenagers will have acne at some point in their lives and it can be scarring, both physically and emotionally.

  • Your Healthy Family: Prepare now for kindergarten in the fall

    Your Healthy Family: Prepare now for kindergarten in the fall

    Monday, May 8 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-05-08 12:40:24 GMT
    Research has shown that kids that are better prepared emotionally and socially, will have better academic outcomes.Research has shown that kids that are better prepared emotionally and socially, will have better academic outcomes.

    It?s the time of year when many parents are stressing about kindergarten registration and readiness evaluations.

    It?s the time of year when many parents are stressing about kindergarten registration and readiness evaluations.

  • Your Healthy Family: Fidget Spinners therapeutic or annoyance?

    Your Healthy Family: Fidget Spinners therapeutic or annoyance?

    Thursday, May 4 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-05-04 16:39:05 GMT
    some school leaders are finding them in the hands of every child and that is raising some concerns about whether they're a help or a distraction.some school leaders are finding them in the hands of every child and that is raising some concerns about whether they're a help or a distraction.

    Fidget Spinners are small metal or plastic spinning toys that are becoming popular with children nationwide.  

    Fidget Spinners are small metal or plastic spinning toys that are becoming popular with children nationwide.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Importance of HPV vaccinations

    Your Healthy Family: Importance of HPV vaccinations

    Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones.  He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V.Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones. He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V.

    Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones.  He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V., human papillomavirus.  Joe’s story is the perfect example of why everyone should be screened regularly for oral cancer. 

    Joe Foster says he is one of the lucky ones.  He is a survivor of throat cancer that began with H.P.V., human papillomavirus.  Joe’s story is the perfect example of why everyone should be screened regularly for oral cancer. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Surviving HPV throat cancer

    Your Healthy Family: Surviving HPV throat cancer

    "Treatment was a drag.  It was really hard and I was lucky, and it was really hard.  I didn't have chemo, but I did have six weeks of radiation therapy."Treatment was a drag. It was really hard and I was lucky, and it was really hard. I didn't have chemo, but I did have six weeks of radiation therapy.

    Joe foster is a Colorado Springs resident, and a survivor of oral cancer.  Joe recalls, ”I  developed a lump on the side of my neck, similar to what you might have when you get a cold. 

    Joe foster is a Colorado Springs resident, and a survivor of oral cancer.  Joe recalls, ”I  developed a lump on the side of my neck, similar to what you might have when you get a cold. 

  • Your Healthy Family: New fall allergy therapy

    Your Healthy Family: New fall allergy therapy

    Monday, May 1 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-05-01 17:46:07 GMT
    It’s estimated that more than 17 million Americans suffer from outdoor allergiesIt’s estimated that more than 17 million Americans suffer from outdoor allergies

    Thanks to the timely approval of a new tablet by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), millions of Americans who suffer from ragweed allergies will have a new, at-home option for treatment this fall.

    Thanks to the timely approval of a new tablet by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), millions of Americans who suffer from ragweed allergies will have a new, at-home option for treatment this fall.

  • Your Healthy Family: 5Health Fair continues Sat May 6th

    Your Healthy Family: 5Health Fair continues Sat May 6th

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:27 AM EDT2017-05-01 12:27:54 GMT
    The 5Health fair wraps up next Saturday May 6th, in Texas Creek.The 5Health fair wraps up next Saturday May 6th, in Texas Creek.

    The 5Health Fair wraps up next Saturday May 6th, in Texas Creek.  

    The 5Health Fair wraps up next Saturday May 6th, in Texas Creek.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Walk with a Doc starts Sunday in Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: Walk with a Doc starts Sunday in Colorado Springs

    Dr. Larry Cohen is focused on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and wants to help you.  He's starting a program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.Dr. Larry Cohen is focused on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and wants to help you. He's starting a program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

    Dr. Larry Cohen has a focus on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and he wants to help you.  He's starting a free program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

    Dr. Larry Cohen has a focus on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and he wants to help you.  He's starting a free program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

  • Your Healthy Family: Why is Dr. Larry Cohen starting Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs?

    Your Healthy Family: Why is Dr. Larry Cohen starting Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs?

    The doctor starting the program in Colorado Springs is Dr. Larry Cohen, an emergency medicine doctor at UCHealth Memorial. In the late 90's Dr. Cohen wasn’t in very good health himself.  

    The doctor starting the program in Colorado Springs is Dr. Larry Cohen, an emergency medicine doctor at UCHealth Memorial. In the late 90's Dr. Cohen wasn’t in very good health himself.  

  • Your Healthy Family: The importance of having end of life care decisions made ahead of time

    Your Healthy Family: The importance of having end of life care decisions made ahead of time

    Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day,  focusing on the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with death.Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day, focusing on the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with death.

    Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day, It’s not so much about focusing on death, but the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with it.   

    Wednesday April 19th is National Health Care Decision Day, It’s not so much about focusing on death, but the things you should do before you, or your family have to deal with it.   

  • Your Healthy Family: HPV and oral cancer

    Your Healthy Family: HPV and oral cancer

    Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.

    Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.  Dr. Fred Guerra a dentist in Colorado Springs says many times it’s dentists that are on the front lines of diagnosing oral cancer in it’s many forms. 

    Human Papilloma Virus is one of the concerns dentists now have as it relates to oral cancer.  Dr. Fred Guerra a dentist in Colorado Springs says many times it’s dentists that are on the front lines of diagnosing oral cancer in it’s many forms. 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's P-A-R-T-Y Program survivor speaker

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's P-A-R-T-Y Program survivor speaker

    UCHealth Memorial's Party Program aims to Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in YouthUCHealth Memorial's Party Program aims to Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth

    UCHealth Memorial's Party Program aims to Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth.  

    UCHealth Memorial's Party Program aims to Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth.  

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's P-A-R-T-Y program

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth's P-A-R-T-Y program

    P-A-R-T-Y stands for, Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth.  It's a high school program, it's evidence based, and it’s something that works for high school students.P-A-R-T-Y stands for, Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth. It's a high school program, it's evidence based, and it’s something that works for high school students.

    P-A-R-T-Y stands for, Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth.  It's a high school program, it's evidence based, and it’s something that works for high school students.

    P-A-R-T-Y stands for, Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth.  It's a high school program, it's evidence based, and it’s something that works for high school students.

  • Your Healthy Family: Oral cancer awareness and free screenings

    Your Healthy Family: Oral cancer awareness and free screenings

    Dr. Fred Guerra in Colorado Springs says his office screens every patient they see for oral cancer.Dr. Fred Guerra in Colorado Springs says his office screens every patient they see for oral cancer.

    April is oral cancer awareness month.  Dr. Fred Guerra in Colorado Springs says his office screens every patient they see for oral cancer.  In the United States about 50,000 people a year are diagnosed with oral cancer, and half of those people will die within 5 years. Dr. Guerra points out that oral cancer doesn't just strike people who smoke or drink.  “Everyone is aware of alcohol or tobacco those are two primary causes of oral cancer.  The reason we scre...

    April is oral cancer awareness month.  Dr. Fred Guerra in Colorado Springs says his office screens every patient they see for oral cancer.  In the United States about 50,000 people a year are diagnosed with oral cancer, and half of those people will die within 5 years. Dr. Guerra points out that oral cancer doesn't just strike people who smoke or drink.  “Everyone is aware of alcohol or tobacco those are two primary causes of oral cancer.  The reason we scre...

  • Your Healthy Family: Mona Lisa Touch laser helps women with menopause symptoms

    Your Healthy Family: Mona Lisa Touch laser helps women with menopause symptoms

    The Mona Lisa Touch is a laser procedure for primarily menopausal women, that can help with a variety of issues.The Mona Lisa Touch is a laser procedure for primarily menopausal women, that can help with a variety of issues.

    The Mona Lisa Touch is a laser procedure for primarily menopausal women, that can help with a variety of issues.

    The Mona Lisa Touch is a laser procedure for primarily menopausal women, that can help with a variety of issues.

  • Your Healthy Family: Importance of colon cancer screening

    Your Healthy Family: Importance of colon cancer screening

    Dr. Robert Hoyer, Oncology Medical Director at UCHealth Memorial says when it comes to preventing colon cancer, screening is key.  

    Dr. Robert Hoyer, Oncology Medical Director at UCHealth Memorial says when it comes to preventing colon cancer, screening is key.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer is highly preventable

    Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer is highly preventable

    Colon cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer for men and women combined.  Dr. Robert Hoyer, Oncology Medical Director at UCHealth Memorial also says it’s very treatable if it's caught early.Colon cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer for men and women combined. Dr. Robert Hoyer, Oncology Medical Director at UCHealth Memorial also says it’s very treatable if it's caught early.

    Colon cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer for men and women combined.  Dr. Robert Hoyer, Oncology Medical Director at UCHealth Memorial also says it’s very treatable if it's caught early.  

    Colon cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer for men and women combined.  Dr. Robert Hoyer, Oncology Medical Director at UCHealth Memorial also says it’s very treatable if it's caught early.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Spring snow safety reminders

    Your Healthy Family: Spring snow safety reminders

    Dr. Tullberg says falls and injuries can often be avoided by being prepared ahead of time.Dr. Tullberg says falls and injuries can often be avoided by being prepared ahead of time.

    With the strong chance of snow for many of us this weekend Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial is reminding us to be safe if you get out in the snow,  because a fall can mean trouble.

    With the strong chance of snow for many of us this weekend Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial is reminding us to be safe if you get out in the snow,  because a fall can mean trouble.

  • Your Healthy Family: Spring clean your medicine cabinet

    Your Healthy Family: Spring clean your medicine cabinet

    Medications can begin to break down and become less effective or even become toxic after their expiration dates.Medications can begin to break down and become less effective or even become toxic after their expiration dates.

    If you're planning to do some spring cleaning, make sure your medicine cabinet is on your to do list.  Medications can begin to break down and become less effective or even become toxic after their expiration dates. 

    If you're planning to do some spring cleaning, make sure your medicine cabinet is on your to do list.  Medications can begin to break down and become less effective or even become toxic after their expiration dates. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Endovascular coiling aneurysms

    Your Healthy Family: Endovascular coiling aneurysms

    Endovascular coiling is far less invasive when it comes to treating aneurysms.Endovascular coiling is far less invasive when it comes to treating aneurysms.

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and we're talking about a procedure that's newer to UCHealth Memorial.  It’s called endovascular coiling and if you are suffering from an aneurysm and if the circumstances are right, coiling is far less invasive when it comes to treating aneurysms. 

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and we're talking about a procedure that's newer to UCHealth Memorial.  It’s called endovascular coiling and if you are suffering from an aneurysm and if the circumstances are right, coiling is far less invasive when it comes to treating aneurysms. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Challenges of central sleep apnea at altitude

    Your Healthy Family: Challenges of central sleep apnea at altitude

    Sleep doctors and snoring specialists say they see a higher rate of central apnea at higher altitudes like here in Colorado.Sleep doctors and snoring specialists say they see a higher rate of central apnea at higher altitudes like here in Colorado.

    Sleep doctors and snoring specialists say they see a higher rate of central apnea at higher altitudes like here in Colorado. 

    Sleep doctors and snoring specialists say they see a higher rate of central apnea at higher altitudes like here in Colorado. 

  • Your Healthy Family: The difference between obstructive and central sleep apnea

    Your Healthy Family: The difference between obstructive and central sleep apnea

    Living at altitude like we do in Colorado can be a factor for some people who deal with sleep apnea.Living at altitude like we do in Colorado can be a factor for some people who deal with sleep apnea.

    Living at altitude like we do in Colorado can be a factor for some people who deal with sleep apnea. 

    Living at altitude like we do in Colorado can be a factor for some people who deal with sleep apnea. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Benefits of weighing your portions for a week

    Your Healthy Family: Benefits of weighing your portions for a week

    What can you get out of weighing your food portions?What can you get out of weighing your food portions?

    Weighing and measuring food at every meal can become a real hassle for most of us as a lifestyle, but weighing and measuring food portions, even for just a couple of weeks can have many benefits.

    Weighing and measuring food at every meal can become a real hassle for most of us as a lifestyle, but weighing and measuring food portions, even for just a couple of weeks can have many benefits.

  • Your Healthy Family: Warning signs of asthma and treatment options

    Your Healthy Family: Warning signs of asthma and treatment options

    With our early spring like warm temperatures triggering early spring allergies for many, they can also trigger asthma in adults and kids.With our early spring like warm temperatures triggering early spring allergies for many, they can also trigger asthma in adults and kids.

    With our early spring like warm temperatures triggering early spring allergies for many, they can also trigger asthma in adults and kids.  It can be a real mystery if you’re new to the area, or if your child is just coming into their allergies or asthma as they grow.

    With our early spring like warm temperatures triggering early spring allergies for many, they can also trigger asthma in adults and kids.  It can be a real mystery if you’re new to the area, or if your child is just coming into their allergies or asthma as they grow.

  • Your Healthy Family: DNA testing brings knowledge to weight loss battle

    Your Healthy Family: DNA testing brings knowledge to weight loss battle

    As an I-T professional, a scientific approach to why he craves certain foods, made sense to Joe.As an I-T professional, a scientific approach to why he craves certain foods, made sense to Joe.

    As an I-T professional, a scientific approach to why he craves certain foods, made sense to Joe.  

    As an I-T professional, a scientific approach to why he craves certain foods, made sense to Joe.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Joe Finlay's weight loss battle

    Your Healthy Family: Joe Finlay's weight loss battle

    At Metabolic Research Center in Colorado Springs Joe says he found the structure and support he needed to begin making progress losing weight and getting control of his life.At Metabolic Research Center in Colorado Springs Joe says he found the structure and support he needed to begin making progress losing weight and getting control of his life.

    Now that we are into March, how are you doing on your new year’s resolution to lose weight?  If you have fallen off the wagon and need some inspiration perhaps Joe Finlay’s weight loss journey can help you.   

    Now that we are into March, how are you doing on your new year’s resolution to lose weight?  If you have fallen off the wagon and need some inspiration perhaps Joe Finlay’s weight loss journey can help you.   

  • Your Healthy Family: Dealing with time change

    Your Healthy Family: Dealing with time change

    Dr. Tim Rummel a Board Certified Sleep Specialist, says  people who are are more sleep sensitive can really struggle for days after the time changeDr. Tim Rummel a Board Certified Sleep Specialist, says people who are are more sleep sensitive can really struggle for days after the time change

    Daylight saving time begins this Sunday morning at 2am when the clock moves forward an hour and we lose an hour of sleep!  If you are lucky you won't feel much from the effects of the time change.  

    Dr. Tim Rummel a Board Certified Sleep Specialist here in the Colorado Springs with Pulmonary Associates, and the UCHealth Memorial Sleep Lab, says  people who are are more sleep sensitive can really struggle for days after the time change

  • Your Healthy Family: TAVR new option to open heart surgery

    Your Healthy Family: TAVR new option to open heart surgery

    Now there is a new less invasive option available in Southern Colorado to replace a defective heart valve.Now there is a new less invasive option available in Southern Colorado to replace a defective heart valve.

    Aortic stenosis is one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States, and open heart surgery is still the gold standard, but now there is a new less invasive option in some cases that is available in Southern Colorado. 

    Aortic stenosis is one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States, and open heart surgery is still the gold standard, but now there is a new less invasive option in some cases that is available in Southern Colorado. 

  • Your Healthy Family: What is aortic stenosis?

    Your Healthy Family: What is aortic stenosis?

    One reason aortic stenosis may go untreated, is that those subtle symptoms can be things many people simply believe are a part of aging.One reason aortic stenosis may go untreated, is that those subtle symptoms can be things many people simply believe are a part of aging.

    Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Peter Walinsky with UCHealth Memorial says he is on a mission, to inform more people about what he calls one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States, aortic stenosis.  

    Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Peter Walinsky with UCHealth Memorial says he is on a mission, to inform more people about what he calls one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States, aortic stenosis.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Marty Gordon plays on despite massive stroke

    Your Healthy Family: Marty Gordon plays on despite massive stroke

    A stroke can be a devastating even deadly health emergency.A stroke can be a devastating even deadly health emergency.

    A stroke can be a devastating even deadly health emergency.  In order to have a positive outcome everything needs to go right.  

    A stroke can be a devastating even deadly health emergency.  In order to have a positive outcome everything needs to go right.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Heart CT scan part 2, my results and their meaning

    Your Healthy Family: Heart CT scan part 2, my results and their meaning

    What does a calcium score mean, and what was mine?What does a calcium score mean, and what was mine?

    One of results of the scan is a calcium score based on the amount of calcium in the heart that may show up on the scan.  What does a calcium score mean, and what was mine?

    One of results of the scan is a calcium score based on the amount of calcium in the heart that may show up on the scan.  What does a calcium score mean, and what was mine?

  • Your Healthy Family: What is a heart CT scan?

    Your Healthy Family: What is a heart CT scan?

    Do you know what a heart CT scan is?Do you know what a heart CT scan is?

    Have you heard of a heart CT scan?  

    Have you heard of a heart CT scan?  

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's new hybrid O.R.

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's new hybrid O.R.

    News5 got our first look inside the brand new state of the hybrid operating room at UCHealth Memorial central.News5 got our first look inside the brand new state of the hybrid operating room at UCHealth Memorial central.

    News5 got our first look inside the brand new state of the hybrid operating room at UCHealth Memorial central.  

    News5 got our first look inside the brand new state of the hybrid operating room at UCHealth Memorial central.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Don't judge your habits too quickly

    Your Healthy Family: Don't judge your habits too quickly

    Dr. Karl Kuzis explains why it’s important that once we learn our patterns, it's important to not judge them too quickly.Dr. Karl Kuzis explains why it’s important that once we learn our patterns, it's important to not judge them too quickly.

    Dr. Karl Kuzis explains why it’s important that once we learn our patterns, it's important to not judge them too quickly.

    Dr. Karl Kuzis explains why it’s important that once we learn our patterns, it's important to not judge them too quickly.

  • Your Healthy Family: What's most important? Exercise, eating healthy food, or understanding the why?

    Your Healthy Family: What's most important? Exercise, eating healthy food, or understanding the why?

    Staying at a healthy weight and avoiding obesity ties right into National Heart month.Staying at a healthy weight and avoiding obesity ties right into National Heart month.

    Staying at a healthy weight and avoiding obesity ties right into National Heart month. 

    Staying at a healthy weight and avoiding obesity ties right into National Heart month. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Sleep apnea and heart health

    Your Healthy Family: Sleep apnea and heart health

    If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can have serious implications for your heart.If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can have serious implications for your heart.

    Snoring can make for a bad night's sleep for you, and your partner.  It can also be a signal that you may have sleep apnea.  If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can have serious implications for your heart. 

    Snoring can make for a bad night's sleep for you, and your partner.  It can also be a signal that you may have sleep apnea.  If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can have serious implications for your heart. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Staying off the weight loss Roller Coaster

    Your Healthy Family: Staying off the weight loss Roller Coaster

    It can be hard keeping off the weight loss roller coasterIt can be hard keeping off the weight loss roller coaster

    Now that January is in the books if you lost weight in the last month because of a new year's resolution, keeping it off can often become a problem. 

    Now that January is in the books if you lost weight in the last month because of a new year's resolution, keeping it off can often become a problem. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Protecting the elderly during flu season

    Your Healthy Family: Protecting the elderly during flu season

    Cold and flu season can be a miserable time for anyone who happens to get sick, but for the elderly, what starts as a cold or flu can sometimes easily escalate into something more serious.Cold and flu season can be a miserable time for anyone who happens to get sick, but for the elderly, what starts as a cold or flu can sometimes easily escalate into something more serious.

    Cold and flu season can be a miserable time for anyone who happens to get sick, but for the elderly, what starts as a cold or flu can sometimes easily escalate into something more serious. According to Ronan Factora, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, when seniors get sick, staying hydrated  is of the utmost importance.   “Early on, if you have any sort of infection, viral or influenza, the biggest problem is really not drinking and eating enough,” said Dr. Factor...

    Cold and flu season can be a miserable time for anyone who happens to get sick, but for the elderly, what starts as a cold or flu can sometimes easily escalate into something more serious. According to Ronan Factora, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, when seniors get sick, staying hydrated  is of the utmost importance.   “Early on, if you have any sort of infection, viral or influenza, the biggest problem is really not drinking and eating enough,” said Dr. Factor...

  • Your Healthy Family: Why Socrates' advice applies to healthy eating

    Your Healthy Family: Why Socrates' advice applies to healthy eating

    Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial explains how writing down everything you eat can help you discover unhealthy eating habits you're not aware of.Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial explains how writing down everything you eat can help you discover unhealthy eating habits you're not aware of.

    Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial feels that when it comes to eating healthy, Socrates was on the money when he said "know thyself".  

    Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial feels that when it comes to eating healthy, Socrates was on the money when he said "know thyself".  

  • Your Healthy Family: New peanut introduction guidelines

    Your Healthy Family: New peanut introduction guidelines

    Dr. Meaghan Misiasz is an Allergist and Immunologist at UCHealth Memorial and is very excited about the new guidelines regarding when to introduce peanut to infants in an effort to reduce the chance of them developing a severe peanut allergy.  The new guidelines are nearly a complete reversal of the old guidelines.  

    Dr. Meaghan Misiasz is an Allergist and Immunologist at UCHealth Memorial and is very excited about the new guidelines regarding when to introduce peanut to infants in an effort to reduce the chance of them developing a severe peanut allergy.  The new guidelines are nearly a complete reversal of the old guidelines.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Why being at your ideal weight is important

    Your Healthy Family: Why being at your ideal weight is important

    As we continue through January, how are your resolutions coming to lose weight and be more healthy?  If you are struggling to keep on track in those efforts, Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial has a few reminders of why keeping around your ideal weight is so important in terms of living a healthy and long life. Dr. Kuzis says, “Being a data oriented nerd I have to go back to the statistics and say what kills people? We in the United States are really paranoid about canc...

    As we continue through January, how are your resolutions coming to lose weight and be more healthy?  If you are struggling to keep on track in those efforts, Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial has a few reminders of why keeping around your ideal weight is so important in terms of living a healthy and long life. Dr. Kuzis says, “Being a data oriented nerd I have to go back to the statistics and say what kills people? We in the United States are really paranoid about canc...

  • Your Healthy Family: Subtle signs of heart attack

    Your Healthy Family: Subtle signs of heart attack

    Now that it’s winter time in Colorado, Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial has a few reminders about the subtle signs of heart attack that can strike when you're out shoveling that snow. These are good signs to be aware of anytime of year when you're doing something strenuous, especially if your not generally physically active.  

    Now that it’s winter time in Colorado, Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial has a few reminders about the subtle signs of heart attack that can strike when you're out shoveling that snow. These are good signs to be aware of anytime of year when you're doing something strenuous, especially if your not generally physically active.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Is that ringing in your ears Tinnitus?

    Your Healthy Family: Is that ringing in your ears Tinnitus?

    It's the time of year when it can be normal to hear bells ringing in the air, but it's usually not a good thing when you hear a ringing in your ear, that’s not really there. 

    It's the time of year when it can be normal to hear bells ringing in the air, but it's usually not a good thing when you hear a ringing in your ear, that’s not really there. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Avoiding injuries on the slopes

    Your Healthy Family: Avoiding injuries on the slopes

    When it comes to Reducing injuries and staying safe on the slopes Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Rahill says many of the skiing and snowboarding injuries he sees that often lead to surgery can be avoided with a little preparation, that begins with making sure your skiing muscles are in good shape.  

    When it comes to Reducing injuries and staying safe on the slopes Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Rahill says many of the skiing and snowboarding injuries he sees that often lead to surgery can be avoided with a little preparation, that begins with making sure your skiing muscles are in good shape.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Avoiding falls on snow and ice

    Your Healthy Family: Avoiding falls on snow and ice

    With the first good snow falls already in the books it's a good time to talk about the most common injury Dr. Ian Tullberg sees at the UCHealth Urgent Care through the winter, and they are related to falls on snow and ice that are especially hard one one part of the body. Dr. Ian Tullberg says, “One of the biggest things is tailbone injuries you slip you fall you can't catch yourself you fall right on the butt, they usually don't result in a problem.  

    With the first good snow falls already in the books it's a good time to talk about the most common injury Dr. Ian Tullberg sees at the UCHealth Urgent Care through the winter, and they are related to falls on snow and ice that are especially hard one one part of the body. Dr. Ian Tullberg says, “One of the biggest things is tailbone injuries you slip you fall you can't catch yourself you fall right on the butt, they usually don't result in a problem.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Staying focused on simple things can reduce holiday injuries

    Your Healthy Family: Staying focused on simple things can reduce holiday injuries

    The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year and most accidents tend to happen when we take our eye off the ball. According to Seth Podolsky, M.D., an emergency department physician at Cleveland Clinic, staying safe during the holidays often comes down to avoiding distractions. 

    The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year and most accidents tend to happen when we take our eye off the ball. According to Seth Podolsky, M.D., an emergency department physician at Cleveland Clinic, staying safe during the holidays often comes down to avoiding distractions. 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial coat and blessing bag holiday drives

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial coat and blessing bag holiday drives

    If you are looking for a way you can help others in need this holiday season, UCHealth Memorial Hospital has a couple of drives currently going for their employees, that you are welcome to join in on.  Deb Stover works in the Emergency Department, and Tara Gray works in the Intensive Care Unit.  Both departments have squared off in a friendly coat drive that ends Wednesday December 14th. 

    If you are looking for a way you can help others in need this holiday season, UCHealth Memorial Hospital has a couple of drives currently going for their employees, that you are welcome to join in on.  Deb Stover works in the Emergency Department, and Tara Gray works in the Intensive Care Unit.  Both departments have squared off in a friendly coat drive that ends Wednesday December 14th. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Happy Hats for chemo patients

    Your Healthy Family: Happy Hats for chemo patients

    At 80 years young, Rita Whitlock finds plenty of ways to keep herself busy.  Rita has lived in Colorado Springs for 42 years and has always been active in the community.  She was a Silver Key volunteer at UCHealth Memorial for many years and is always looking for ways to serve her neighbors, friends and family.  She lost her husband 2 years ago and remains very active. Rita bowls once a week, gardens in the summer months and these days she crochets hats for chemotherap...

    At 80 years young, Rita Whitlock finds plenty of ways to keep herself busy.  Rita has lived in Colorado Springs for 42 years and has always been active in the community.  She was a Silver Key volunteer at UCHealth Memorial for many years and is always looking for ways to serve her neighbors, friends and family.  She lost her husband 2 years ago and remains very active. Rita bowls once a week, gardens in the summer months and these days she crochets hats for chemotherap...

  • Your Healthy Family: Flu season off to slow start in CO

    Your Healthy Family: Flu season off to slow start in CO

    We have some good news and some bad news about the flu season in Colorado.  The good news is it's been a relatively slow flu season.  Through late November there have only been 32 people hospitalized for the flu, and only 8 of those have been in El Paso county.  The bad news according to Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial is that we can't just focus on the good news. 

    We have some good news and some bad news about the flu season in Colorado.  The good news is it's been a relatively slow flu season.  Through late November there have only been 32 people hospitalized for the flu, and only 8 of those have been in El Paso county.  The bad news according to Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial is that we can't just focus on the good news. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Warning signs of Frostbite

    Your Healthy Family: Warning signs of Frostbite

    While the snow hasn't arrived in the lower elevations of Colorado just yet, the cold temperatures certainly have.  Dr. Ian Tullberg is the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says that while anyone is at risk of frostbite if they leave skin exposed to cold for extended periods of time, there are groups that are most at risk. "We have a significant homeless population here in Colorado Springs, and they are at risk.  

    While the snow hasn't arrived in the lower elevations of Colorado just yet, the cold temperatures certainly have.  Dr. Ian Tullberg is the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says that while anyone is at risk of frostbite if they leave skin exposed to cold for extended periods of time, there are groups that are most at risk. "We have a significant homeless population here in Colorado Springs, and they are at risk.  

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