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  • Your Healthy Family: Team approach is key in palliative care

    Your Healthy Family: Team approach is key in palliative care

    Finding the right palliative care provider to bring the many needed resources under one roof is what Interim Healthcare says they specialize in.Finding the right palliative care provider to bring the many needed resources under one roof is what Interim Healthcare says they specialize in.

    Palliative care is care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, as well as the physical and emotional stress for people living with a terminal diagnosis.  It can often be too much for a primary care doctor to manage. 

    Palliative care is care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, as well as the physical and emotional stress for people living with a terminal diagnosis.  It can often be too much for a primary care doctor to manage. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Mouth and heart connected when it comes to health

    Your Healthy Family: Mouth and heart connected when it comes to health

    What goes on in your mouth is affecting the rest of your systems whether it's the heart liver lungs digestive tract etc.What goes on in your mouth is affecting the rest of your systems whether it's the heart liver lungs digestive tract etc.

    People that might be genetically predisposed to diabetes heart disease family history of blood cancers oral cancers anything where the immune system can be compromised, having oral infection or an increased amount of those bad materials that are going to the rest of the body are contributing to those infections.

    People that might be genetically predisposed to diabetes heart disease family history of blood cancers oral cancers anything where the immune system can be compromised, having oral infection or an increased amount of those bad materials that are going to the rest of the body are contributing to those infections.

  • Your Healthy Family: Use Olympics to get kids active and moving

    Your Healthy Family: Use Olympics to get kids active and moving

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-02-20 15:11:36 GMT
    During the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors.During the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors.

    Getting the kids moving in the winter months can be a challenge when the weather isn’t cooperating. But during the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors. 

    Getting the kids moving in the winter months can be a challenge when the weather isn’t cooperating. But during the Olympics, parents can channel the energy of sports to get their children active, even if it’s indoors. 

  • Your Healthy Family: New ECPR protocol raising survival rates of cardiac arrest

    Your Healthy Family: New ECPR protocol raising survival rates of cardiac arrest

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:34 AM EST2018-02-19 15:34:08 GMT
    After alerting the hospital, emergency personnel connect the patient to a device that automatically delivers CPR to preserve the patient’s brain and organ function on the way to the hospital.After alerting the hospital, emergency personnel connect the patient to a device that automatically delivers CPR to preserve the patient’s brain and organ function on the way to the hospital.

    When someone goes into cardiac arrest and first responders can’t shock their heart back into rhythm, there’s virtually no chance of survival. However, a new protocol being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is already saving lives.

    When someone goes into cardiac arrest and first responders can’t shock their heart back into rhythm, there’s virtually no chance of survival. However, a new protocol being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is already saving lives.

  • Your Healthy Family: Don't let getting to the gym keep you from exercise

    Your Healthy Family: Don't let getting to the gym keep you from exercise

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:14 AM EST2018-02-16 15:14:05 GMT
    Too many times we use not being able to get to the gym as the excuse for not exercising.Too many times we use not being able to get to the gym as the excuse for not exercising.

    Our story ties into heart health month and helping you get back on track if your resolution for perfect attendance at the gym has failed. “I think too many times we use the gym as an excuse.” says Dr. Patrick Carter who specializes in family medicine at UCHealth Sunflower clinic in Colorado Springs. 

    Our story ties into heart health month and helping you get back on track if your resolution for perfect attendance at the gym has failed. “I think too many times we use the gym as an excuse.” says Dr. Patrick Carter who specializes in family medicine at UCHealth Sunflower clinic in Colorado Springs. 

  • Your Healthy Family: NM couples spends Valentine's day at UCHealth Memorial

    Your Healthy Family: NM couples spends Valentine's day at UCHealth Memorial

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:43 AM EST2018-02-16 14:43:15 GMT
    Reynaldo and his wife Vivian are from Santa Fe New Mexico.  They are at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs because Reynaldo needed open heart surgeryReynaldo and his wife Vivian are from Santa Fe New Mexico. They are at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs because Reynaldo needed open heart surgery

    Today we have a special Valentine’s Day Your Healthy Family.  A hospital isn't the ideal place to celebrate Valentine's Day, that is unless your getting your heart worked on like Reynaldo Gonzales. Reynaldo recalls “It started about 2 years ago, I was having trouble breathing, I was slowing down a lot more, and doing a lot less because I couldn't get around.” 

    Today we have a special Valentine’s Day Your Healthy Family.  A hospital isn't the ideal place to celebrate Valentine's Day, that is unless your getting your heart worked on like Reynaldo Gonzales. Reynaldo recalls “It started about 2 years ago, I was having trouble breathing, I was slowing down a lot more, and doing a lot less because I couldn't get around.” 

  • Your Healthy Family: CDC report says flu vaccine more effective and believed

    Your Healthy Family: CDC report says flu vaccine more effective and believed

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-02-16 14:37:07 GMT
    Overall flu vaccine effectiveness this season so far was 36%, that means the flu shot has reduced the risk of medically attended influenza-related illness by about one-thirdOverall flu vaccine effectiveness this season so far was 36%, that means the flu shot has reduced the risk of medically attended influenza-related illness by about one-third

    A report released from the CDC Thursday about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine was a bit of good news, in what has been a brutal flu season so far. Through early February of The 2017 - 2018 flu season, over 150 people have died in the United States.  

    A report released from the CDC Thursday about the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine was a bit of good news, in what has been a brutal flu season so far. Through early February of The 2017 - 2018 flu season, over 150 people have died in the United States.  

  • Your Healthy Family: CO QuitLine can help you quit smoking for free

    Your Healthy Family: CO QuitLine can help you quit smoking for free

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-02-09 17:31:46 GMT
    Smoking remains the most preventable cause of death in the US and in ColoradoSmoking remains the most preventable cause of death in the US and in Colorado

    With January in the rear view mirror if your new year’s resolution to quit smoking has also fallen by the wayside I’m here to help.  In Colorado the state provides a tremendous free resource called the Colorado QuitLine. 

    With January in the rear view mirror if your new year’s resolution to quit smoking has also fallen by the wayside I’m here to help.  In Colorado the state provides a tremendous free resource called the Colorado QuitLine. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Heart disease and breast cancer connected

    Your Healthy Family: Heart disease and breast cancer connected

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-02-07 15:11:30 GMT
    You might not realize these two major threats to women’s health are connected.You might not realize these two major threats to women’s health are connected.

    Heart disease and breast cancer are two of the most prevalent diseases among women in the United States. Heart disease, the number one killer of women, is responsible for one in three deaths, while a staggering one in eight women develops invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. 

    Heart disease and breast cancer are two of the most prevalent diseases among women in the United States. Heart disease, the number one killer of women, is responsible for one in three deaths, while a staggering one in eight women develops invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. 

  • Your Healthy Family: New study says American need to learn more about heart emergencies

    Your Healthy Family: New study says American need to learn more about heart emergencies

    Monday, February 5 2018 10:15 AM EST2018-02-05 15:15:07 GMT
    New survey results showed 87 percent of respondents believe cardiac arrest is another term for heart attack – but they’re actually very different.New survey results showed 87 percent of respondents believe cardiac arrest is another term for heart attack – but they’re actually very different.

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Knowing how to spot a heart health emergency and knowing what to do can save someone’s life. But, a new Cleveland Clinic survey shows many Americans often confuse symptoms and aren’t sure how to help. 

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Knowing how to spot a heart health emergency and knowing what to do can save someone’s life. But, a new Cleveland Clinic survey shows many Americans often confuse symptoms and aren’t sure how to help. 

  • Your Healthy Family: "BE FAST" when stroke symptoms hit

    Your Healthy Family: "BE FAST" when stroke symptoms hit

    Thursday, February 1 2018 3:00 PM EST2018-02-01 20:00:08 GMT

    In our last couple Your Healthy Family stories, I have introduced you to the self proclaimed "Brain Plumbers" at UCHealth Memorial and the next level treatments they bring to stroke care.

    In our last couple Your Healthy Family stories, I have introduced you to the self proclaimed "Brain Plumbers" at UCHealth Memorial and the next level treatments they bring to stroke care.

  • Your Healthy Family: Doctors bring 1-2 punch to stroke treatment at UCHealth Memorial

    Your Healthy Family: Doctors bring 1-2 punch to stroke treatment at UCHealth Memorial

    Thursday, February 1 2018 8:24 AM EST2018-02-01 13:24:40 GMT
    Stroke and aneurysm treatment is a pressure packed race against the clock, because as they say “Time is Brain”Stroke and aneurysm treatment is a pressure packed race against the clock, because as they say “Time is Brain”

    In this Your Healthy Family, i’m continuing my sit down conversation with the self proclaimed “Brain Plumbers” at UCHealth Memorial.  Together Dr. Shaye Moskowitz an Endovascular Neurosurgeon and Dr. Daniel Huddle, an Interventional Neuroradiologist bring upgraded capabilities to treat stroke or aneurysm at UCHealth Memorial because of their close working relationship.

    In this Your Healthy Family, i’m continuing my sit down conversation with the self proclaimed “Brain Plumbers” at UCHealth Memorial.  Together Dr. Shaye Moskowitz an Endovascular Neurosurgeon and Dr. Daniel Huddle, an Interventional Neuroradiologist bring upgraded capabilities to treat stroke or aneurysm at UCHealth Memorial because of their close working relationship.

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Brain Plumbers

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Brain Plumbers

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 8:41 AM EST2018-01-31 13:41:47 GMT
    These highly specialized doctors are a far cry from Mario and LuigiThese highly specialized doctors are a far cry from Mario and Luigi

    In this Your Healthy Family we’re talking about the new treatment guidelines that were issued by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association that are changing the landscape of stroke treatment. Under the new guidelines more people who've had an ischemic stroke - a blockage in an artery in the brain - could be eligible for life-saving clot removal procedures.  

    In this Your Healthy Family we’re talking about the new treatment guidelines that were issued by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association that are changing the landscape of stroke treatment. Under the new guidelines more people who've had an ischemic stroke - a blockage in an artery in the brain - could be eligible for life-saving clot removal procedures.  

  • Your Healthy Family: New cervical cancer screening guidelines

    Your Healthy Family: New cervical cancer screening guidelines

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 1:38 PM EST2018-01-30 18:38:42 GMT
    Previous U.S. guidelines called for annual cervical screening using a pap test.Previous U.S. guidelines called for annual cervical screening using a pap test.

    The newer guidelines provide more options based on a woman's age and individual circumstances which allows for more accurate results when used in combination with a traditional pap test. 

    The newer guidelines provide more options based on a woman's age and individual circumstances which allows for more accurate results when used in combination with a traditional pap test. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Leave work stress at work

    Your Healthy Family: Leave work stress at work

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:13 AM EST2018-01-29 16:13:48 GMT
    On the way home, we tend to drag the workday with us in our thoughts, and then we talk to the people in our household about our problemsOn the way home, we tend to drag the workday with us in our thoughts, and then we talk to the people in our household about our problems
    Most people who have been in the workforce know what it feels like to be stressed out by their job. Scott Bea, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, said when we find ourselves with too much work-related stress, it’s actually helpful to stay present and stay focused on the task at hand. “Stay dutiful to your mission, because if you’re really involved in the task, it takes your mind off yourself,” said Dr. Bea. “We know that happy people are engaged with their ...
    Most people who have been in the workforce know what it feels like to be stressed out by their job. Scott Bea, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, said when we find ourselves with too much work-related stress, it’s actually helpful to stay present and stay focused on the task at hand. “Stay dutiful to your mission, because if you’re really involved in the task, it takes your mind off yourself,” said Dr. Bea. “We know that happy people are engaged with their ...
  • Your Healthy Family: Want to lose weight? There's apps for that

    Your Healthy Family: Want to lose weight? There's apps for that

    Friday, January 26 2018 11:12 AM EST2018-01-26 16:12:51 GMT
    According to obesity medicine specialists, logging what you eat through apps is a great option for getting and staying trim!According to obesity medicine specialists, logging what you eat through apps is a great option for getting and staying trim!

    It's become easier than ever to eat less, burn more calories and watch the pounds fall off because of weight loss apps that can be right at your fingertips on your smartphone or tablet. Dr. Deborah Horn is an obesity medicine specialist UT Health, who says logging what you eat through apps is a great option for getting and staying trim. 

    It's become easier than ever to eat less, burn more calories and watch the pounds fall off because of weight loss apps that can be right at your fingertips on your smartphone or tablet. Dr. Deborah Horn is an obesity medicine specialist UT Health, who says logging what you eat through apps is a great option for getting and staying trim. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Uptick in teen depression linked to screen time

    Your Healthy Family: Uptick in teen depression linked to screen time

    Thursday, January 25 2018 11:38 AM EST2018-01-25 16:38:40 GMT
    The study examined survey responses from more than half a million teens ranging from eighth-graders to high school seniors.The study examined survey responses from more than half a million teens ranging from eighth-graders to high school seniors.

    A new study looks at the increase in depression and how it could be linked to an increase in time spent on media devices and social media. Kate Eshleman, PsyD of Cleveland Clinic Children’s did not take part in the study, but said the connection is plausible. 

    A new study looks at the increase in depression and how it could be linked to an increase in time spent on media devices and social media. Kate Eshleman, PsyD of Cleveland Clinic Children’s did not take part in the study, but said the connection is plausible. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Study finds bariatric surgery effective for teens

    Your Healthy Family: Study finds bariatric surgery effective for teens

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 11:04 AM EST2018-01-24 16:04:22 GMT
    Study find Bariatric surgery safe for teensStudy find Bariatric surgery safe for teens
    Over the past decade bariatric surgery has continued to gain acceptance as a safe and effective treatment strategy for teens struggling with severe obesity. A new report from the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study, a multi-centered NIH study including patients from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, finds that having bariatric surgery during adolescence results in drastic reductions of risk factors that are widely known to be associated with the...
    Over the past decade bariatric surgery has continued to gain acceptance as a safe and effective treatment strategy for teens struggling with severe obesity. A new report from the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study, a multi-centered NIH study including patients from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, finds that having bariatric surgery during adolescence results in drastic reductions of risk factors that are widely known to be associated with the...
  • Your Healthy Family: Don’t give children cough syrup with codeine

    Your Healthy Family: Don’t give children cough syrup with codeine

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-01-23 14:52:51 GMT
    According to the FDA, the risk of slowed or difficult breathing from the use of codeine can result in death for some children.According to the FDA, the risk of slowed or difficult breathing from the use of codeine can result in death for some children.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated guidelines for cough medications that contain codeine, advising against giving codeine to anyone under the age of 18. According to the FDA, the risk of slowed or difficult breathing from the use of codeine can result in death for some children. The recommendation also says that because codeine is an opioid, it carries the risks of misuse, abuse addiction and overdose. The FDA will now require prescription drugs cont...

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated guidelines for cough medications that contain codeine, advising against giving codeine to anyone under the age of 18. According to the FDA, the risk of slowed or difficult breathing from the use of codeine can result in death for some children. The recommendation also says that because codeine is an opioid, it carries the risks of misuse, abuse addiction and overdose. The FDA will now require prescription drugs cont...

  • Your Healthy Family: Deep core muscle strength can ease back pain

    Your Healthy Family: Deep core muscle strength can ease back pain

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:26 AM EST2018-01-19 13:26:06 GMT
    it’s very common for even well-conditioned athletes to neglect their deep core musclesit’s very common for even well-conditioned athletes to neglect their deep core muscles

    Back pain is a common complaint among both elite and recreational runners, but the true cause of it remains a mystery. So researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center used motion capture technology to observe how a runner’s muscles work while they’re in motion.  “We measured the dimensions of runners’ bodies and how they moved to create a computer model that’s specific to that person. 

    Back pain is a common complaint among both elite and recreational runners, but the true cause of it remains a mystery. So researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center used motion capture technology to observe how a runner’s muscles work while they’re in motion.  “We measured the dimensions of runners’ bodies and how they moved to create a computer model that’s specific to that person. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Stroke recovery reveals serious sleep disorder

    Your Healthy Family: Stroke recovery reveals serious sleep disorder

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:16 PM EST2018-01-18 17:16:54 GMT
    After recovering from a stroke Dave learned he suffered from severe complex sleep apneaAfter recovering from a stroke Dave learned he suffered from severe complex sleep apnea

    With UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs now designated as a comprehensive stroke center, it’s important to educate the southern Colorado community to recognize the signs of a stroke and react to them as proactively as most people do when they have chest pains.

    With UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs now designated as a comprehensive stroke center, it’s important to educate the southern Colorado community to recognize the signs of a stroke and react to them as proactively as most people do when they have chest pains.

  • Your Healthy Family: Southern CO man survives stroke in textbook fashion

    Your Healthy Family: Southern CO man survives stroke in textbook fashion

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-01-17 15:18:43 GMT
    Dave Csintyan survived a stroke because he made all the right moves when he recognized something was off.Dave Csintyan survived a stroke because he made all the right moves when he recognized something was off.

    In early January of 2018, UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs was designated as a comprehensive stroke treatment center, the first in southern Colorado.  For the comprehensive stroke team to effectively meet their potential, it’s so important to continue to educate our community and frequently preach the warning signs of a stroke and how to act on them quickly.  Everyone should know about BE FAST. B - Balance E - Eyesight F - Facial Drooping A - Arm Stren...

    In early January of 2018, UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs was designated as a comprehensive stroke treatment center, the first in southern Colorado.  For the comprehensive stroke team to effectively meet their potential, it’s so important to continue to educate our community and frequently preach the warning signs of a stroke and how to act on them quickly.  Everyone should know about BE FAST. B - Balance E - Eyesight F - Facial Drooping A - Arm Stren...

  • Your Healthy Family: Winter blues can be signal of serious depression

    Your Healthy Family: Winter blues can be signal of serious depression

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:34 AM EST2018-01-16 14:34:03 GMT
    Almost seven percent of adults in the United States experience major depression each year.Almost seven percent of adults in the United States experience major depression each year.

    Wintertime can be depressing. We all feel down once in a while, especially on a dreary, cold day. But major depression is different – and common. Almost seven percent of adults in the United States experience major depression each year.   Debbie Plate, D.O., of Cleveland Clinic said many medical providers screen for depression during an office visit. “Your nurse will ask you two questions, right along with all your other vital signs, discussing mood or asking ...

    Wintertime can be depressing. We all feel down once in a while, especially on a dreary, cold day. But major depression is different – and common. Almost seven percent of adults in the United States experience major depression each year.   Debbie Plate, D.O., of Cleveland Clinic said many medical providers screen for depression during an office visit. “Your nurse will ask you two questions, right along with all your other vital signs, discussing mood or asking ...

  • Your Healthy Family: Keeping pregnant moms healthy during flu season

    Your Healthy Family: Keeping pregnant moms healthy during flu season

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:33 AM EST2018-01-15 14:33:34 GMT
    The flu is dangerous enough for the average person, but it’s especially dangerous for moms-to-be.The flu is dangerous enough for the average person, but it’s especially dangerous for moms-to-be.

    The pregnant woman has a change in her immune system, a change in her lung capacity; her cardiovascular system, that can really cause a much more severe course of flu for the mother, if she contracts influenza. 

    The pregnant woman has a change in her immune system, a change in her lung capacity; her cardiovascular system, that can really cause a much more severe course of flu for the mother, if she contracts influenza. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Smart phone addiction is a big problem for kids

    Your Healthy Family: Smart phone addiction is a big problem for kids

    Two big investors in Apple are now urging the company to take action to curb the growing smart phone addiction among children.  They've sent a letter calling for Apple to develop new tools to help parents control and limit smart phone use, and study the impact of over-use on mental health. 

    Two big investors in Apple are now urging the company to take action to curb the growing smart phone addiction among children.  They've sent a letter calling for Apple to develop new tools to help parents control and limit smart phone use, and study the impact of over-use on mental health. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Ollice Burke recovers from stroke and returns to football field

    Your Healthy Family: Ollice Burke recovers from stroke and returns to football field

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-01-09 22:23:48 GMT
    After suffering a stroke in 2013, Ollice Burke has returned to athletics at a high level.After suffering a stroke in 2013, Ollice Burke has returned to athletics at a high level.

    As we talk more about the comprehensive stroke center designation UCHealth Memorial it’s important to get the word out not only about the designation, but it will only be effective if community education about stroke is increased. Many people in our community have gotten their stroke education the hard way, like Ollice Burke.  

    As we talk more about the comprehensive stroke center designation UCHealth Memorial it’s important to get the word out not only about the designation, but it will only be effective if community education about stroke is increased. Many people in our community have gotten their stroke education the hard way, like Ollice Burke.  

  • Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: TAVR is new option to open heart surgery

    Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: TAVR is new option to open heart surgery

    Monday, January 8 2018 1:05 PM EST2018-01-08 18:05:54 GMT

    Aortic Stenosis is one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States and there's a new treatment option to open heart surgery, available at UCHealth Memorial to replace a defective heart valve. 

    Aortic Stenosis is one of the most under diagnosed deadly diseases in the United States and there's a new treatment option to open heart surgery, available at UCHealth Memorial to replace a defective heart valve. 

  • Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: UCHealth Memorial performs 100th Watchman

    Your Healthy Family 2017 Review: UCHealth Memorial performs 100th Watchman

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-01-08 17:59:56 GMT

    Earlier this year UCHealth Memorial hit a milestone in a pioneering procedure that they were the first in southern Colorado to perform.

    Earlier this year UCHealth Memorial hit a milestone in a pioneering procedure that they were the first in southern Colorado to perform.

  • Your Healthy Family: Why you should quit smoking

    Your Healthy Family: Why you should quit smoking

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-01-08 14:36:15 GMT
    Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year.Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year.

    The CDC says smoking rates in our country are on the decline overall, but that doesn’t change the fact that when someone does decided to quit, it can be a real challenge.   

    The CDC says smoking rates in our country are on the decline overall, but that doesn’t change the fact that when someone does decided to quit, it can be a real challenge.   

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial named comprehensive stroke center

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial named comprehensive stroke center

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:08 AM EST2018-01-03 15:08:19 GMT
    UCHealth Memorial is the only comprehensive stroke center in southern ColoradoUCHealth Memorial is the only comprehensive stroke center in southern Colorado

    UCHealth Memorial announced some big news Tuesday to kick off 2018.  Memorial hospital has become the first in southern Colorado to be named a comprehensive stroke center.  It’s an elite designation given to hospitals who offer the highest level of stroke care.

    UCHealth Memorial announced some big news Tuesday to kick off 2018.  Memorial hospital has become the first in southern Colorado to be named a comprehensive stroke center.  It’s an elite designation given to hospitals who offer the highest level of stroke care.

  • Your Healthy Family: Fixing your smile

    Your Healthy Family: Fixing your smile

    If you’re trying to think of the perfect gift to give that special someone who has everything (perhaps that person is yourself). How about a new smile? 

    If you’re trying to think of the perfect gift to give that special someone who has everything (perhaps that person is yourself). How about a new smile? 

  • Your Healthy Family: Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

    Your Healthy Family: Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

    In 2010, Shawdee was hit by a car while crossing the street. Her injuries were severe, including a traumatic brain injury. Her challenges weren't just limited to learning how to walk and talk again. She also had to overcome other issues with daily life.

    In 2010, Shawdee was hit by a car while crossing the street. Her injuries were severe, including a traumatic brain injury. Her challenges weren't just limited to learning how to walk and talk again. She also had to overcome other issues with daily life.

  • Your Healthy Family: What is palliative care?

    Your Healthy Family: What is palliative care?

    We're physician led and we have several nurse practitioners. Involved in care as well as chaplain and counselor and we all work together collaborativelyWe're physician led and we have several nurse practitioners. Involved in care as well as chaplain and counselor and we all work together collaboratively

    As we age or run into serious medical problems, it can be hard to manage the various aspects of need that can arise and the many ways those problems can affect different facets of our lives. Wouldn't it be nice if a team of providers under one roof could help you address all those problems? There is approach to medicine out there just like that it's called palliative care.

    As we age or run into serious medical problems, it can be hard to manage the various aspects of need that can arise and the many ways those problems can affect different facets of our lives. Wouldn't it be nice if a team of providers under one roof could help you address all those problems? There is approach to medicine out there just like that it's called palliative care.

  • Your Healthy Family: As flu season comes on, it's National Handwashing Week

    Your Healthy Family: As flu season comes on, it's National Handwashing Week

    Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health careHandwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care

    Phyllis Woods is the manager of infection prevention with UCHealth Memorial who says, "Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care."

    Phyllis Woods is the manager of infection prevention with UCHealth Memorial who says, "Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care."

  • Your Healthy Family: Make sure you and your kids have gotten a flu shot

    Your Healthy Family: Make sure you and your kids have gotten a flu shot

    It's not too late to have a flu shot keep your kids healthy this winterIt's not too late to have a flu shot keep your kids healthy this winter

    It’s important for parents and kids to not let the last couple of mild flu seasons lull you into a false sense of security. 

    It’s important for parents and kids to not let the last couple of mild flu seasons lull you into a false sense of security. 

  • Your Healthy Family: 2017 Review healthy eating and weight loss with Dr. Kuzis

    Your Healthy Family: 2017 Review healthy eating and weight loss with Dr. Kuzis

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 12:02 PM EST2017-12-20 17:02:13 GMT
    Your Healthy FamilyYour Healthy Family

    I believe some of the most important health stories are the most basic stories.  With New Years and those all too common weight loss resolutions coming up, back in January Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial talked about why being close to our ideal weight is so important in terms of overall health and wellness. 

    I believe some of the most important health stories are the most basic stories.  With New Years and those all too common weight loss resolutions coming up, back in January Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial talked about why being close to our ideal weight is so important in terms of overall health and wellness. 

  • Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

    Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-12-15 22:06:18 GMT
    Virtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatmentVirtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatment

    Hannah Moraski has acute intermittent porphyria, and for the last 2 years to stave off painful blood attacks she has infusion treatments twice a week at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs that last 2 and half hours each. 

    Hannah Moraski has acute intermittent porphyria, and for the last 2 years to stave off painful blood attacks she has infusion treatments twice a week at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs that last 2 and half hours each. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Friday, December 1 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-12-01 16:27:23 GMT
    Hector was not following recommended screened guidelines, but at the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool, he saw his doctor and that visit ended up saving his life.Hector was not following recommended screened guidelines, but at the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool, he saw his doctor and that visit ended up saving his life.

    At the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool Hector saw his doctor.  It was a visit ended up saving his life.

    At the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool Hector saw his doctor.  It was a visit ended up saving his life.

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist follows strict plant based diet

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist follows strict plant based diet

    Thursday, November 30 2017 12:39 PM EST2017-11-30 17:39:29 GMT
    Cutting out beef, pork, chicken and processed meats may sound impossible, but the results of getting it done may surprise you.Cutting out beef, pork, chicken and processed meats may sound impossible, but the results of getting it done may surprise you.

    Dr. David Rosenbaum, a cardiologist with UCHealth Memorial is a doctor who talks a good talk, when it comes to a healthy diet because he walks the walk.  For 7 years Dr. Rosenbaum has eaten a strict plant based diet and has not touched beef, pork, chicken or processed meat. 

    Dr. David Rosenbaum, a cardiologist with UCHealth Memorial is a doctor who talks a good talk, when it comes to a healthy diet because he walks the walk.  For 7 years Dr. Rosenbaum has eaten a strict plant based diet and has not touched beef, pork, chicken or processed meat. 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist discusses new blood pressure guidelines

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist discusses new blood pressure guidelines

    Thursday, November 30 2017 11:57 AM EST2017-11-30 16:57:41 GMT
    New guidelines have been issued for blood pressure that are lower than ever.New guidelines have been issued for blood pressure that are lower than ever.

    “Depending on one's level of risk, with their blood pressure and the new guidelines out this month we know that we want to be shooting for blood pressure even lower than 130 over 80."

    “Depending on one's level of risk, with their blood pressure and the new guidelines out this month we know that we want to be shooting for blood pressure even lower than 130 over 80."

  • Your Healthy Family: How a plant based diet can improve heart health

    Your Healthy Family: How a plant based diet can improve heart health

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 9:27 AM EST2017-11-28 14:27:59 GMT
    Dr. Rosenbaum also says when it comes to heart disease exercise is crucial.Dr. Rosenbaum also says when it comes to heart disease exercise is crucial.

    When it comes to heart disease, Dr. David Rosenbaum a cardiologist with UCHealth Memorial  tells me the biggest improvement we can make to help our hearts is to our diet.

    When it comes to heart disease, Dr. David Rosenbaum a cardiologist with UCHealth Memorial  tells me the biggest improvement we can make to help our hearts is to our diet.

  • Your Healthy Family: How to keep Thanksgiving day meal on the healthy side

    Your Healthy Family: How to keep Thanksgiving day meal on the healthy side

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:38 PM EST2017-11-22 23:38:47 GMT
    Dr. Rosenbaum says if you’re looking to dial it in just a little bit, simple steps like drinking a good amount of water before that big meal can help you avoid trouble.Dr. Rosenbaum says if you’re looking to dial it in just a little bit, simple steps like drinking a good amount of water before that big meal can help you avoid trouble.

    A healthy diet all the time is important for your heart health.  If you're looking to keep your holiday meals more on the healthy side this season season it can be done with some simple strategies.  

    A healthy diet all the time is important for your heart health.  If you're looking to keep your holiday meals more on the healthy side this season season it can be done with some simple strategies.  

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctor is also UCHealth cancer patient

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctor is also UCHealth cancer patient

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:12 PM EST2017-11-18 00:12:45 GMT

    Dr. Alexandra Coffey with UCHealth Memorial she will be speaking at Saturday’s UCHealth Lung and Breathing Summit at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  

    Dr. Alexandra Coffey with UCHealth Memorial she will be speaking at Saturday’s UCHealth Lung and Breathing Summit at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth hosting Lung and Breathing Summit Saturday

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth hosting Lung and Breathing Summit Saturday

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:33 PM EST2017-11-16 23:33:12 GMT
    Lung Cancer is responsible for about 1 in every 4 cancer deaths.Lung Cancer is responsible for about 1 in every 4 cancer deaths.

    This Saturday UCHealth is hosting their Second Annual Comprehensive Lung and Breathing summit.  It’s from 8am to  noon at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

    This Saturday UCHealth is hosting their Second Annual Comprehensive Lung and Breathing summit.  It’s from 8am to  noon at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

  • Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

    Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

    Thursday, November 16 2017 10:43 AM EST2017-11-16 15:43:17 GMT
    Charlie Hall is the perfect example of a person living a productive life with terminal cancer.Charlie Hall is the perfect example of a person living a productive life with terminal cancer.

    Charlie Hall is a perfect example of why when you know something is off with your health to make sure and get it checked out.

    Charlie Hall is a perfect example of why when you know something is off with your health to make sure and get it checked out.

  • Your Healthy Family: #NoShaveNovember Men's health quiz part 2

    Your Healthy Family: #NoShaveNovember Men's health quiz part 2

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:26 AM EST2017-11-09 12:26:31 GMT
    Do you know the signs of prostate cancer, and at what age you should begin having your cholesterol checked?Do you know the signs of prostate cancer, and at what age you should begin having your cholesterol checked?

    Do you know the symptoms of prostate cancer, and the age that men should begin having their cholesterol regularly checked?

    Do you know the symptoms of prostate cancer, and the age that men should begin having their cholesterol regularly checked?

  • Your Healthy Family: #NoShaveNovember Men's health quiz part 1

    Your Healthy Family: #NoShaveNovember Men's health quiz part 1

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:52 AM EST2017-11-08 13:52:22 GMT
    Dr. Ian Tullberg admits men generally do not tend to their health needs as well as women.Dr. Ian Tullberg admits men generally do not tend to their health needs as well as women.

    Dr. Ian Tullberg says "Only about 50% of men actually see a doctor on a regular basis for check-ups or lab work.  Sometimes we are lazy, other times and we make up this excuse or that but no excuse is worth dying early for."

    Dr. Ian Tullberg says "Only about 50% of men actually see a doctor on a regular basis for check-ups or lab work.  Sometimes we are lazy, other times and we make up this excuse or that but no excuse is worth dying early for."

  • Your Healthy Family: Periodontal pathogen may block pregnancy

    Your Healthy Family: Periodontal pathogen may block pregnancy

    A common periodontal pathogen may according to a recent study prevent women from getting pregnantA common periodontal pathogen may according to a recent study prevent women from getting pregnant

    Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs says he always stresses the importance keeping your teeth and mouth clean, and now if you're a woman looking to get pregnant there's another reason to consider doing it.  

    Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs says he always stresses the importance keeping your teeth and mouth clean, and now if you're a woman looking to get pregnant there's another reason to consider doing it.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Make fall back time change smoothly

    Your Healthy Family: Make fall back time change smoothly

    Friday, November 3 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-11-03 19:15:22 GMT

    Dr. Timothy Rummel is a board certified sleep specialist with UCHealth Memorial who says people who are more sleep sensitive can struggle for days with a time shift.

    Dr. Timothy Rummel is a board certified sleep specialist with UCHealth Memorial who says people who are more sleep sensitive can struggle for days with a time shift.

  • Your Healthy Family: UCLA adds mobile stroke unit to national study

    Your Healthy Family: UCLA adds mobile stroke unit to national study

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-10-31 16:10:38 GMT
    UCLA Health, like UCHealth in Colorado is now part of growing national study to test the value of starting stroke care in the field.UCLA Health, like UCHealth in Colorado is now part of growing national study to test the value of starting stroke care in the field.

    UCLA Health is testing a new, hi-tech “mobile stroke unit” to help medical personnel start treatment in the field, potentially leading to higher survival rates and better outcomes for patients.

    UCLA Health is testing a new, hi-tech “mobile stroke unit” to help medical personnel start treatment in the field, potentially leading to higher survival rates and better outcomes for patients.

  • Your Healthy Family: Why it's so important to 'take back' unused RX medication.

    Your Healthy Family: Why it's so important to 'take back' unused RX medication.

    Saturday, October 28 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-10-28 04:12:12 GMT
    Drug Takeback day is Saturday Oct 28thDrug Takeback day is Saturday Oct 28th

    The current opioid epidemic in our country that President Trump just designated as a national health emergency is one reason to take back Rx medications Saturday Oct. 28, 2017.

    The current opioid epidemic in our country that President Trump just designated as a national health emergency is one reason to take back Rx medications Saturday Oct. 28, 2017.

  • Your Healthy Family: 2017 Colorado Springs Kidney Walk is this Sunday morning

    Your Healthy Family: 2017 Colorado Springs Kidney Walk is this Sunday morning

    Colorado Springs 2017 Kidney Walk is this Sunday September 24th at Memorial ParkColorado Springs 2017 Kidney Walk is this Sunday September 24th at Memorial Park

    This Sunday is the Colorado Springs Kidney Walk at Memorial Park.  The Kidney Walk is not about kidney disease, it's about the people with kidney disease coming together to celebrate life and each other, and to raise awareness and money for research and to benefit the lives of people living with kidney disease and their families. Many teams have already formed for this year’s walk and started raising money.  Events like this happen all across the country.  Mo...

    This Sunday is the Colorado Springs Kidney Walk at Memorial Park.  The Kidney Walk is not about kidney disease, it's about the people with kidney disease coming together to celebrate life and each other, and to raise awareness and money for research and to benefit the lives of people living with kidney disease and their families. Many teams have already formed for this year’s walk and started raising money.  Events like this happen all across the country.  Mo...

  • Your Healthy Family: Local dancer travels long road back from hamstring tear

    Your Healthy Family: Local dancer travels long road back from hamstring tear

    Toni FreehlingToni Freehling

    Toni Freehling is the owner and creative director of Revolution Dance Studio in Colorado Springs.  Toni has stared down a career ending injury and fought her way back to the lifestyle and activity she loves through hard work and commitment combined with quality health care.   

    Toni Freehling is the owner and creative director of Revolution Dance Studio in Colorado Springs.  Toni has stared down a career ending injury and fought her way back to the lifestyle and activity she loves through hard work and commitment combined with quality health care.   

  • Your Healthy Family: The many injuries dancers face

    Your Healthy Family: The many injuries dancers face

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:22:32 GMT
    Dance in it's many forms is physically demandingDance in it's many forms is physically demanding

    As graceful and fluid as many forms of dance can appear they are physically demanding.  As dance continues to grow in popularity more people are learning of the many injuries that are common to dancing.

    As graceful and fluid as many forms of dance can appear they are physically demanding.  As dance continues to grow in popularity more people are learning of the many injuries that are common to dancing.

  • Your Healthy Family: Days for Girls helps young women all over the world

    Your Healthy Family: Days for Girls helps young women all over the world

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-10-13 14:51:00 GMT
    Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.Days for Girls uses that day to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.

    Days for Girls uses the International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.

    Days for Girls uses the International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about their organization who aims to help young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene.

  • Your Healthy Family: Advantages of 3D mammograms

    Your Healthy Family: Advantages of 3D mammograms

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-10-11 12:07:06 GMT
    A mammogram can save your life says Dr. Jason Allen , the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial.A mammogram can save your life says Dr. Jason Allen , the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial.

    The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks to raise awareness and urge women who should be getting an annual mammogram to make sure and get that done.  

    The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks to raise awareness and urge women who should be getting an annual mammogram to make sure and get that done.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Study - women often not prepared for breast reconstruction decisions

    Your Healthy Family: Study - women often not prepared for breast reconstruction decisions

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-10-10 14:48:41 GMT
    Women who had reconstruction may have actually been quite concerned about complications, but didn’t have the information to factor that into their decision.Women who had reconstruction may have actually been quite concerned about complications, but didn’t have the information to factor that into their decision.

    Those who choose to have a mastectomy then face another difficult decision: whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery.

    Those who choose to have a mastectomy then face another difficult decision: whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery.

  • Your Healthy Family: Don't ignore even mild symptoms of depression, and find help

    Your Healthy Family: Don't ignore even mild symptoms of depression, and find help

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-10-10 12:35:14 GMT
    Clear and subtle signs of depression should not be ignored.Clear and subtle signs of depression should not be ignored.

    Aaron Short, a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor candidate who says depression affects up to 15 million adults and 1 in 8 adolescents, and is too often is ignored. 

    Aaron Short, a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor candidate who says depression affects up to 15 million adults and 1 in 8 adolescents, and is too often is ignored. 

  • Your Healthy Family: When and how often should women be getting a yearly mammogram?

    Your Healthy Family: When and how often should women be getting a yearly mammogram?

    Monday, October 9 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-10-09 11:52:29 GMT

    There are many different recommendations out there unfortunately, which can be somewhat confusing to women.

    There are many different recommendations out there unfortunately, which can be somewhat confusing to women.

  • Your Healthy Family: Breast cancer survivors urge women to get a mammogram

    Your Healthy Family: Breast cancer survivors urge women to get a mammogram

    Friday, October 6 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-10-06 16:33:29 GMT
    Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.

    Women 40 years of age and older, and women who have certain medical history or family history PLEASE HAVE A YEARLY MAMMOGRAM

    Women 40 years of age and older, and women who have certain medical history or family history PLEASE HAVE A YEARLY MAMMOGRAM

  • Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey, part 3

    Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey, part 3

    Thursday, October 5 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-10-05 19:25:25 GMT
    Julie also began having yearly mammograms when Karon was diagnosed, and was also thinking of skipping a year, but also decided that was a bad idea.Julie also began having yearly mammograms when Karon was diagnosed, and was also thinking of skipping a year, but also decided that was a bad idea.

     After Karol’s diagnosis, Karon was religious about getting a yearly mammogram, but considered skipping a year, after nearly 20 years of clear scans.  In the end she listened to what she calls that small voice in her brain, had her mammogram at UCHealth Memorial.

     After Karol’s diagnosis, Karon was religious about getting a yearly mammogram, but considered skipping a year, after nearly 20 years of clear scans.  In the end she listened to what she calls that small voice in her brain, had her mammogram at UCHealth Memorial.

  • Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters share breast cancer journey, part 2

    Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters share breast cancer journey, part 2

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-10-04 17:33:23 GMT
    Having watched her twin sister deal with breast cancer and have a positive outcome gave Karon peace of mind.Having watched her twin sister deal with breast cancer and have a positive outcome gave Karon peace of mind.

    Karon says since her sister’s brush with breast cancer, a yearly mammogram has been a priority for her. 

    Karon says since her sister’s brush with breast cancer, a yearly mammogram has been a priority for her. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Do you know the latest breast cancer screening recommendations?

    Your Healthy Family: Do you know the latest breast cancer screening recommendations?

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-10-03 19:15:27 GMT
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Dr. Jason Allen is the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial, who says the diagnosis of such a well known person is a strong reminder that early detection is the very best way women can safeguard themselves against breast cancer. 

    Dr. Jason Allen is the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Program at UCHealth Memorial, who says the diagnosis of such a well known person is a strong reminder that early detection is the very best way women can safeguard themselves against breast cancer. 

  • Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey together, part 1

    Your Healthy Family: 3 Southern Colorado sisters travel breast cancer journey together, part 1

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-10-03 15:14:56 GMT
    Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.Karon, Karol and Julie, sisters and all breast cancer survivors, have a message for women who might be putting off a mammogram that they know they should be having.

    We're kicking off October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by introducing you to 3 southern Colorado sisters who all have been diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer.  The first to be diagnosed was Karol Scott, after she had a mammogram at what was then known as Memorial Hospital 20 years ago.  

    We're kicking off October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by introducing you to 3 southern Colorado sisters who all have been diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer.  The first to be diagnosed was Karol Scott, after she had a mammogram at what was then known as Memorial Hospital 20 years ago.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Mental illness and teen suicide

    Your Healthy Family: Mental illness and teen suicide

    Thursday, September 28 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-09-28 17:31:22 GMT

    In the wake of more tragedies and more teen suicides in Academy School District 20, and in Pueblo since the first of the year, we here at News5 are are continuing our commitment to keep the conversation going on this difficult topic.

    In the wake of more tragedies and more teen suicides in Academy School District 20, and in Pueblo since the first of the year, we here at News5 are are continuing our commitment to keep the conversation going on this difficult topic.

  • Your Healthy Family: How to maintain a good relationship with your primary care physician

    Your Healthy Family: How to maintain a good relationship with your primary care physician

    Breaking up with your primary care doctor can be hard to doBreaking up with your primary care doctor can be hard to do

    What should you do when you feel it's time to find a new primary care doctor?  Let's face it, breaking up is hard to do whether it's with a girlfriend or boyfriend, your child's pediatrician or your doctor.  

    What should you do when you feel it's time to find a new primary care doctor?  Let's face it, breaking up is hard to do whether it's with a girlfriend or boyfriend, your child's pediatrician or your doctor.  

  • Your Healthy Family: How to find a good primary care doctor

    Your Healthy Family: How to find a good primary care doctor

    A good relationship with a primary care doctor, starts with finding the right doctor in the first place.A good relationship with a primary care doctor, starts with finding the right doctor in the first place.

    Every relationship you have with a medical provider of your choice should have a basic foundation of trust and open communication.  

    Every relationship you have with a medical provider of your choice should have a basic foundation of trust and open communication.  

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial performs 100th Watchman case

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial performs 100th Watchman case

    Thursday, September 28 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-09-28 13:16:54 GMT
    Dr. Peter Schunk is a retired Colorado Springs eye doctor.  He has kept a close eye on his heart health for the last 20 years after getting a pacemaker.Dr. Peter Schunk is a retired Colorado Springs eye doctor. He has kept a close eye on his heart health for the last 20 years after getting a pacemaker.

    Dr. Peter Schunk is a retired Colorado Springs eye doctor.  He has kept a close eye on his heart health for the last 20 years after getting a pacemaker.

    Dr. Peter Schunk is a retired Colorado Springs eye doctor.  He has kept a close eye on his heart health for the last 20 years after getting a pacemaker.

  • Your Healthy Family: Do you know what AFib is and how it can be deadly?

    Your Healthy Family: Do you know what AFib is and how it can be deadly?

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-09-27 13:17:42 GMT
    About 20 to 25% of all the strokes each year in the U.S. are due to afib.About 20 to 25% of all the strokes each year in the U.S. are due to afib.

    September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.  AFib is a heart condition that can be hard to detect and have serious consequences if left untreated.  Dr. Brad Mikaelian, a cardiac electrophysiologist at UCHealth Memorial. Dr. Mikaelian explains, "About 20 to 25% of all the strokes each year in the U.S. are due to AFib.  For many people AFib may seem like a pretty benign condition, but it has some really severe implications." In very basic terms AFib is...

    September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.  AFib is a heart condition that can be hard to detect and have serious consequences if left untreated.  Dr. Brad Mikaelian, a cardiac electrophysiologist at UCHealth Memorial. Dr. Mikaelian explains, "About 20 to 25% of all the strokes each year in the U.S. are due to AFib.  For many people AFib may seem like a pretty benign condition, but it has some really severe implications." In very basic terms AFib is...

  • Your Healthy Family: The basics of the 4 stages of brain tumors and available treatments

    Your Healthy Family: The basics of the 4 stages of brain tumors and available treatments

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-09-26 14:50:01 GMT
    There are 4 different types of malignant brain tumors from the World Health Organization.  As the number or grade increases from 1 to 4, the pace of cancer cell growth increases.There are 4 different types of malignant brain tumors from the World Health Organization. As the number or grade increases from 1 to 4, the pace of cancer cell growth increases.

    The brain cancer diagnosis of glioblastoma has been in the headlines in the wake of Senator John McCain’s recent diagnosis the he describes as ‘very poor”.  

    The brain cancer diagnosis of glioblastoma has been in the headlines in the wake of Senator John McCain’s recent diagnosis the he describes as ‘very poor”.  

  • Your Healthy Family: 25 year old Colorado Springs man battles kidney disease

    Your Healthy Family: 25 year old Colorado Springs man battles kidney disease

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:44:51 GMT
    Dominic Maffia, a 25 year old Colorado Springs man who is not your typical kidney patient.Dominic Maffia, a 25 year old Colorado Springs man who is not your typical kidney patient.

    Team Maffia is one of the many teams that will be at Memorial Park this Sunday morning for the Kidney Walk.  No, it's not a team of gangsters, it's a team supporting Dominic Maffia, a 25 year old Colorado Springs man who is not your typical kidney patient. 

    Team Maffia is one of the many teams that will be at Memorial Park this Sunday morning for the Kidney Walk.  No, it's not a team of gangsters, it's a team supporting Dominic Maffia, a 25 year old Colorado Springs man who is not your typical kidney patient. 

  • Your Healthy Family: TBI survivor to climb Pikes Peak for 16th time

    Your Healthy Family: TBI survivor to climb Pikes Peak for 16th time

    The Pikes Peak Challllenge raises awareness for TBI communityThe Pikes Peak Challllenge raises awareness for TBI community

    he Pikes Peak Challenge is described by organizers as a life changing event that creates understanding of the everyday challenges people live with who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

    he Pikes Peak Challenge is described by organizers as a life changing event that creates understanding of the everyday challenges people live with who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

  • Your Healthy Family: Go inside an iFuse SI joint fusion surgery

    Your Healthy Family: Go inside an iFuse SI joint fusion surgery

    iFuse is a newer revolutionary procedure that's minimally invasiveiFuse is a newer revolutionary procedure that's minimally invasive

    When Trisha’s chiropractor recommended she look into the iFuse procedure, she eventually found her way to Dr. Paul Stanton.

    When Trisha’s chiropractor recommended she look into the iFuse procedure, she eventually found her way to Dr. Paul Stanton.

  • Your Healthy Family: Study says some teens are about as active as seniors

    Your Healthy Family: Study says some teens are about as active as seniors

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-09-21 13:35:00 GMT
    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult.September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult.

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult. 

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult. 

  • Your Healthy Family: New study shows some teens are about as active as seniors

    Your Healthy Family: New study shows some teens are about as active as seniors

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:22:29 GMT

    The study looked at data from 12,529 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2003-2006. Researchers found that on average, 19-year-olds were about as active as sedentary 60-year-olds. 

    The study looked at data from 12,529 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2003-2006. Researchers found that on average, 19-year-olds were about as active as sedentary 60-year-olds. 

  • Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

    Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:46:21 GMT
    There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated.There are some easy steps you can take to be proactive against ulcers, that can be debilitating to the elderly if not caught early and treated.

    Ulcers are a major part of the epidemic of chronic wounds that affect the elderly population. 

    Ulcers are a major part of the epidemic of chronic wounds that affect the elderly population. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Cannabis use linked to gum disease

    Your Healthy Family: Cannabis use linked to gum disease

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-09-15 16:28:17 GMT
    There’s a new study that suggests recreational use of cannabis can lead to gum disease.There’s a new study that suggests recreational use of cannabis can lead to gum disease.

    It's long been known that smoking and chewing tobacco is unhealthy for your teeth and gums so it's a not huge a surprise that the data from this study says the same about marijuana. 

    It's long been known that smoking and chewing tobacco is unhealthy for your teeth and gums so it's a not huge a surprise that the data from this study says the same about marijuana. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Mayfield Counseling free parent talks start Tue Sep 12th

    Your Healthy Family: Mayfield Counseling free parent talks start Tue Sep 12th

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-09-11 16:47:46 GMT
    Reducing teen suicide in our community will take a complete effort by every group in our community, which is the exact approach being taken by Mayfield Counseling.Reducing teen suicide in our community will take a complete effort by every group in our community, which is the exact approach being taken by Mayfield Counseling.

    Beginning Tuesday night September 12th, they will begin a series of free parent talks, called “Redefining Success”.   

    Beginning Tuesday night September 12th, they will begin a series of free parent talks, called “Redefining Success”.   

  • Your Healthy Family: Many fathers keep health info to themselves

    Your Healthy Family: Many fathers keep health info to themselves

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-09-07 12:45:23 GMT
    Having a father with prostate cancer doubles a man?s risk of getting itHaving a father with prostate cancer doubles a man?s risk of getting it

    Having a father with prostate cancer doubles a man?s risk of getting it.  

    Having a father with prostate cancer doubles a man?s risk of getting it.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Bleed control training can save lives

    Your Healthy Family: Bleed control training can save lives

    One of the main points of the training is teaching the ABC’s of bleeding.One of the main points of the training is teaching the ABC’s of bleeding.

    Last weekend, UCHealth hosted a 2 day trauma training conference here in Colorado Springs for medical professionals across our state. 

    Last weekend, UCHealth hosted a 2 day trauma training conference here in Colorado Springs for medical professionals across our state. 

  • Your Healthy Family: The eye damage that happens from looking directly at the sun

    Your Healthy Family: The eye damage that happens from looking directly at the sun

    The tricky part about diagnosing at this point is that the only symptom or warning sign someone will have is trouble with their vision.The tricky part about diagnosing at this point is that the only symptom or warning sign someone will have is trouble with their vision.

    The tricky part about diagnosing at this point is that the only symptom or warning sign someone will have is trouble with their vision.

    The tricky part about diagnosing at this point is that the only symptom or warning sign someone will have is trouble with their vision.

  • Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs woman shares battle with ovarian cancer

    Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs woman shares battle with ovarian cancer

    Friday, September 1 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-09-01 17:14:38 GMT
    There are many steps women can take to reduce the risk of ovarian cancerThere are many steps women can take to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer
    Valerie Lucero, like many women diagnosed with ovarian cancer suffered for years with symptoms for years.  When her diagnosis came nearly a year ago, it was a shock.   ”At first I was scared and was just afraid to die.  Then I just started saying ‘this is god's will, this is where my life is supposed to go’ and I was fine.  It was misdiagnosed for years, by me and the emergency room and doctors.  We all thought I had IBS (irritable bowel...
    Valerie Lucero, like many women diagnosed with ovarian cancer suffered for years with symptoms for years.  When her diagnosis came nearly a year ago, it was a shock.   ”At first I was scared and was just afraid to die.  Then I just started saying ‘this is god's will, this is where my life is supposed to go’ and I was fine.  It was misdiagnosed for years, by me and the emergency room and doctors.  We all thought I had IBS (irritable bowel...
  • Your Healthy Family: Warning signs and risks of ovarian cancer

    Your Healthy Family: Warning signs and risks of ovarian cancer

    Friday, September 1 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-01 16:48:07 GMT
    Ovarian cancer will strike approximately 330 women in CO this yearOvarian cancer will strike approximately 330 women in CO this year

    The CDC estimates that in 2017 about 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States, and just over 14,000 will not survive it. 

    The CDC estimates that in 2017 about 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States, and just over 14,000 will not survive it. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Is your low back or leg pain from your SI joint?

    Your Healthy Family: Is your low back or leg pain from your SI joint?

    Friday, September 1 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-09-01 12:57:37 GMT
    The SI joint is the largest in the human bodyThe SI joint is the largest in the human body
    Did you know the sacroiliac joint is also known as the SI joint?  Chances are unless you have dealt with the debilitating pain SI joint dysfunction can cause, or you have studied human anatomy you have never heard of the SI joint.   Trisha Shannon is a Colorado Springs resident who lives an active healthy life these days, but that wasn't always the case.  Trisha clearly remembers when her problems began, “About fifteen years ago I was running on a treadmill a...
    Did you know the sacroiliac joint is also known as the SI joint?  Chances are unless you have dealt with the debilitating pain SI joint dysfunction can cause, or you have studied human anatomy you have never heard of the SI joint.   Trisha Shannon is a Colorado Springs resident who lives an active healthy life these days, but that wasn't always the case.  Trisha clearly remembers when her problems began, “About fifteen years ago I was running on a treadmill a...
  • Your Healthy Family: Benefits of practicing mindfulness

    Your Healthy Family: Benefits of practicing mindfulness

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-08-30 17:51:17 GMT
    One of the most basic forms of mindfulness is breathing..One of the most basic forms of mindfulness is breathing..

    Mindfulness is an awareness of the present, with the acceptance of it.  

    Mindfulness is an awareness of the present, with the acceptance of it.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Research uncovers healing properties of breast milk

    Your Healthy Family: Research uncovers healing properties of breast milk

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 8:59 AM EDT2017-08-29 12:59:41 GMT
    HA activated natural antibiotics, preventing the salmonella bacteria from surviving in the cells of the intestine.HA activated natural antibiotics, preventing the salmonella bacteria from surviving in the cells of the intestine.

    New mothers often hear that ‘breast milk is best.’ Now, a research team from Cleveland Clinic has discovered that a compound found in breast milk may also be useful in fighting some common causes of inflammatory bowel diseases. 

    New mothers often hear that ‘breast milk is best.’ Now, a research team from Cleveland Clinic has discovered that a compound found in breast milk may also be useful in fighting some common causes of inflammatory bowel diseases. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Reducing negative stigma around seeking help through counseling

    Your Healthy Family: Reducing negative stigma around seeking help through counseling

    Monday, August 28 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-08-28 13:02:25 GMT
    Many people can have the perception that seeking help through counseling is a sign of weakness, or is only for people who have serious mental health issues.Many people can have the perception that seeking help through counseling is a sign of weakness, or is only for people who have serious mental health issues.

    Many people can have the perception that seeking help through counseling is a sign of weakness, or is only for people who have serious mental health issues. 

    Many people can have the perception that seeking help through counseling is a sign of weakness, or is only for people who have serious mental health issues. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Reducing stigma around therapy and counseling

    Your Healthy Family: Reducing stigma around therapy and counseling

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-08-25 16:20:28 GMT
    We're talking about the negative stigma that can surround seeking help through counseling, with Michelle Mabel with Mayfield Counseling in Colorado Springs. Many people can have the perception that seeking help through counseling is a sign of weakness, or is only for people who have serious mental health issues.  Michelle says that's just not true. “To struggle is part of being human.  Years ago I sought counseling because there were areas in my life that were not wo...
    We're talking about the negative stigma that can surround seeking help through counseling, with Michelle Mabel with Mayfield Counseling in Colorado Springs. Many people can have the perception that seeking help through counseling is a sign of weakness, or is only for people who have serious mental health issues.  Michelle says that's just not true. “To struggle is part of being human.  Years ago I sought counseling because there were areas in my life that were not wo...
  • Your Healthy Family: Discussing suicidal thoughts

    Your Healthy Family: Discussing suicidal thoughts

    Thursday, August 24 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-08-24 22:13:10 GMT
    Many experts say that while discussing suicidal thoughts can be hard, we will never plant the idea of suicide in a teens mind by discussing it.Many experts say that while discussing suicidal thoughts can be hard, we will never plant the idea of suicide in a teens mind by discussing it.

    Many experts say that while discussing suicidal thoughts can be hard, we will never plant the idea of suicide in a teens mind by discussing it.

    Many experts say that while discussing suicidal thoughts can be hard, we will never plant the idea of suicide in a teens mind by discussing it.

  • Your Healthy Family: Popular B vitamins increase lung cancer risk in men

    Your Healthy Family: Popular B vitamins increase lung cancer risk in men

    Thursday, August 24 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-08-24 11:58:55 GMT
    B vitamins are among the most popular supplements on the market in the United States.B vitamins are among the most popular supplements on the market in the United States.

    B vitamins are among the most popular supplements on the market in the United States. Some, like B6 and B12, are marketed and sold as products that can boost your energy. But a new study shows that using too much vitamin B6 and B12 dramatically increases lung cancer in men, particularly those who smoke. “What we found was that men who had used dietary supplements, in particular B6 and vitamin B12, at high doses for 10 years, were at significant increased risk of developing lung...

    B vitamins are among the most popular supplements on the market in the United States. Some, like B6 and B12, are marketed and sold as products that can boost your energy. But a new study shows that using too much vitamin B6 and B12 dramatically increases lung cancer in men, particularly those who smoke. “What we found was that men who had used dietary supplements, in particular B6 and vitamin B12, at high doses for 10 years, were at significant increased risk of developing lung...

  • Your Healthy Family: Adults need to stay up-to-date on vaccines too

    Your Healthy Family: Adults need to stay up-to-date on vaccines too

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-08-23 11:59:06 GMT
    Research has shown that vaccines can significantly reduce a person’s risk for hospitalization and complications from preventable illnesses.Research has shown that vaccines can significantly reduce a person’s risk for hospitalization and complications from preventable illnesses.

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month. According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many adults are missing out on important vaccines as they age. Michael Roizen, M.D., a wellness expert at Cleveland Clinic, said it?s vital for all adults to stay up to date on their vaccines to protect themselves against preventable diseases, beginning with an annual flu shot. “Right now you need one every year,” said Dr. Roizen. “By ...

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month. According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many adults are missing out on important vaccines as they age. Michael Roizen, M.D., a wellness expert at Cleveland Clinic, said it?s vital for all adults to stay up to date on their vaccines to protect themselves against preventable diseases, beginning with an annual flu shot. “Right now you need one every year,” said Dr. Roizen. “By ...

  • Your Healthy Family: Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea isn't a new problem

    Your Healthy Family: Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea isn't a new problem

    The issues we've been having with gonorrhea actually date back to the 1930's and 40's.The issues we've been having with gonorrhea actually date back to the 1930's and 40's.

    The issue of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea has been going on for a very long time. 

    The issue of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea has been going on for a very long time. 

  • Your Healthy Family: How to swing the tide in the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria

    Your Healthy Family: How to swing the tide in the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria

    Antibiotics are life saving drugs and they're very important to modern medicine.Antibiotics are life saving drugs and they're very important to modern medicine.

    When you consider the problem of more and more strains of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics, it’s a problem that reaches further than just not being able to have antibiotics potentially heal us when we get sick. 

    When you consider the problem of more and more strains of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics, it’s a problem that reaches further than just not being able to have antibiotics potentially heal us when we get sick. 

  • Your Healthy Family: What are antibiotics and how do they work?

    Your Healthy Family: What are antibiotics and how do they work?

    To understand the problem of antibiotics becoming ineffective we first need to understand the basics of what they are.To understand the problem of antibiotics becoming ineffective we first need to understand the basics of what they are.

    To fully understand the issue of some bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics it’s good to know the basics of what are antibiotics, and how do they help our bodies fight disease.   

    To fully understand the issue of some bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics it’s good to know the basics of what are antibiotics, and how do they help our bodies fight disease.   

  • Your Healthy Family: Safety and dangers of eclipse for eyes

    Your Healthy Family: Safety and dangers of eclipse for eyes

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-08-21 12:07:31 GMT
    Here in southern Colorado there is no amount of time during today’s eclipse when it's safe to look at without eclipse glasses says dr. Richard Davidson.Here in southern Colorado there is no amount of time during today’s eclipse when it's safe to look at without eclipse glasses says dr. Richard Davidson.

    Here in southern Colorado there is no amount of time during today’s eclipse when it's safe to look at without proper eye wear says Dr. Davidson with UCHealth Eye Center. 

    Here in southern Colorado there is no amount of time during today’s eclipse when it's safe to look at without proper eye wear says Dr. Davidson with UCHealth Eye Center. 

  • Your Healthy Family: World Breastfeeding Week, UCHealth Facebook Live Tuesday Aug. 1st

    Your Healthy Family: World Breastfeeding Week, UCHealth Facebook Live Tuesday Aug. 1st

    Kezia loves the chance she has everyday to work with new moms and their babies.Kezia loves the chance she has everyday to work with new moms and their babies.

    Tuesday at 11am, there will be a Facebook live, hosted by UCHealth Memorial.  Leading the live question and answer will be Kezia Hagiwara, a registered nurse and internationally board certified lactation consultant. 

    Tuesday at 11am, there will be a Facebook live, hosted by UCHealth Memorial.  Leading the live question and answer will be Kezia Hagiwara, a registered nurse and internationally board certified lactation consultant. 

  • Your Healthy Family: What are chronic wounds

    Your Healthy Family: What are chronic wounds

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:00:14 GMT
    Chronic wounds can plague the elderly and even leading in some cases to amputation.Chronic wounds can plague the elderly and even leading in some cases to amputation.

    Chronic wounds can plague the elderly and even leading in some cases to amputation.  

    Chronic wounds can plague the elderly and even leading in some cases to amputation.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Southern Colorado non-profit partners with Delta Dental Foundation to fight tooth decay in kids

    Your Healthy Family: Southern Colorado non-profit partners with Delta Dental Foundation to fight tooth decay in kids

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:46:32 GMT
    The Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado is teamed up with the South Eastern Colorado Area Health Education Center in PuebloThe Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado is teamed up with the South Eastern Colorado Area Health Education Center in Pueblo

    The Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado is teamed up with the South Eastern Colorado Area Health Education Center in Pueblo, also known as SECAHEC.   

    The Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado is teamed up with the South Eastern Colorado Area Health Education Center in Pueblo, also known as SECAHEC.   

  • Your Healthy Family: Back-to-school: Give kids a healthy start

    Your Healthy Family: Back-to-school: Give kids a healthy start

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-08-16 14:13:04 GMT
    One of the most important things parents can do for kids heading back to school is adjust their bedtime routineOne of the most important things parents can do for kids heading back to school is adjust their bedtime routine

    Notebooks, erasers and crayons are probably on the to-do lists of many parents, but it?s important to pencil in ways to prepare kids from the inside out too.   One of the most important things parents can do for kids heading back to school is adjust their bedtime routine, according to Vaishali Flask, M.D. of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “It?s easier to make yourself wake up than it is to make yourself fall asleep; if you?re not tired, you?re not going to fall asleep...

    Notebooks, erasers and crayons are probably on the to-do lists of many parents, but it?s important to pencil in ways to prepare kids from the inside out too.   One of the most important things parents can do for kids heading back to school is adjust their bedtime routine, according to Vaishali Flask, M.D. of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “It?s easier to make yourself wake up than it is to make yourself fall asleep; if you?re not tired, you?re not going to fall asleep...

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