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  • Your Healthy Family: National Jewish Health helps athletes breath easier

    Your Healthy Family: National Jewish Health helps athletes breath easier

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:53:11 GMT
    “These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study,“These new breathing techniques could represent a breakthrough for athletes seeking help with breathing during training and competition,” said J. Tod Olin, MD, senior author of the study,

    A novel set of breathing techniques developed at National Jewish Health help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise. Vocal cord dysfunction, now also referred to as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), has been shown to improve for athletes after being trained to use the new techniques. 

    A novel set of breathing techniques developed at National Jewish Health help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise. Vocal cord dysfunction, now also referred to as exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), has been shown to improve for athletes after being trained to use the new techniques. 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth & Orangetheory tackle breast cancer

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth & Orangetheory tackle breast cancer

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:20:55 GMT
    Come to a free class on Saturday October 14th at 1:30 in Colorado SpringsCome to a free class on Saturday October 14th at 1:30 in Colorado Springs

    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the folks at Orangetheory Fitness in Colorado Springs have teamed up with UCHealth Memorial to highlight the benefits of high intensity interval workouts when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. 

    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the folks at Orangetheory Fitness in Colorado Springs have teamed up with UCHealth Memorial to highlight the benefits of high intensity interval workouts when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. 

  • Web Bonus: Days for Girls helps young women world wide

    Web Bonus: Days for Girls helps young women world wide

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:27:40 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 helps young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. 

    Days for Girls helps young girls in underdeveloped nations deal with basic feminine hygiene. 

  • 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: 2017 Colorado Springs Kidney Walk is this Sunday morning

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

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-09-22 14:57:02 GMT
    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: 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: Local dancer travels long road back from hamstring tear

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

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-09-21 13:26:22 GMT
    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, September 20 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:22:41 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: 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: 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.   

  • Mental Health Minute - Living with a loved one with debilitating mental illness

    Mental Health Minute - Living with a loved one with debilitating mental illness

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:31 AM EDT2017-08-22 12:31:20 GMT
    Three questions to ask yourself, if you live with a loved one with debilitating mental illnessThree questions to ask yourself, if you live with a loved one with debilitating mental illness

    When it comes to living with a loved one or child who has debilitating mental illness such as anxiety or depression, Stacey Hind a licensed professional counselor with Mayfield Counseling say's it's important to ask yourself 3 questions every day. 

    When it comes to living with a loved one or child who has debilitating mental illness such as anxiety or depression, Stacey Hind a licensed professional counselor with Mayfield Counseling say's it's important to ask yourself 3 questions every day. 

  • 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: How to best clean and treat scrapes and cuts

    Your Healthy Family: How to best clean and treat scrapes and cuts

    Dr. Tullberg says the number one thing he see people do wrong is when they go old school to clean it.Dr. Tullberg says the number one thing he see people do wrong is when they go old school to clean it.

    Dr. Tullberg says the number one thing he see people do wrong is when they go old school to clean a scrape or cut.  

    Dr. Tullberg says the number one thing he see people do wrong is when they go old school to clean a scrape or cut.  

  • Your Healthy Family: What you need to know before having sedation dentistry

    Your Healthy Family: What you need to know before having sedation dentistry

    Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental here in Colorado Springs says there are a few basic things we should all do before we undergo sedation dentistry.Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental here in Colorado Springs says there are a few basic things we should all do before we undergo sedation dentistry.

    Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental here in Colorado Springs says there are a few basic things we should all do before we undergo sedation dentistry.

    Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental here in Colorado Springs says there are a few basic things we should all do before we undergo sedation dentistry.

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth partners with Broncos and Rockies for nursing moms

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth partners with Broncos and Rockies for nursing moms

    Partnerships between UCHealth and local professional sports teams is working to make nursing mothers are more comfortable at sporting events.Partnerships between UCHealth and local professional sports teams is working to make nursing mothers are more comfortable at sporting events.

    Partnerships between UCHealth and local professional sports teams is working to make nursing mothers are more comfortable.

    Partnerships between UCHealth and local professional sports teams is working to make nursing mothers are more comfortable.

  • Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use

    Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use

    If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.If you suspect you're struggling with sleep, if you just don't feel refreshed in the morning make sure to have a conversation with your doctor, there's a lot on the line in terms of your health.

    One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

    One of the biggest problems when it comes to getting a good night sleep, is sleep apnea.  More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don’t use it. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Dental approaches for different ages

    Your Healthy Family: Dental approaches for different ages

    It's important for different age groups to focus on different things, says Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs.It's important for different age groups to focus on different things, says Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs.

    With oral health awareness month in June behind us, it's important to keep a focus year around on the health of your mouth.  It's also important for different age groups to focus on different things, says Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs. 

    With oral health awareness month in June behind us, it's important to keep a focus year around on the health of your mouth.  It's also important for different age groups to focus on different things, says Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs mom's high risk delivery story

    Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs mom's high risk delivery story

    Svenja Carlson a Colorado Springs mom who developed the most severe type of placenta accreta with her 3rd pregnancy.Svenja Carlson a Colorado Springs mom who developed the most severe type of placenta accreta with her 3rd pregnancy.

    Can we ever say enough about what a woman goes through to bring a new life into the world even under the very best of delivery circumstances let alone when a pregnancy or delivery becomes high risk. 

    Can we ever say enough about what a woman goes through to bring a new life into the world even under the very best of delivery circumstances let alone when a pregnancy or delivery becomes high risk. 

  • Your Healthy Family: What is placenta accreta?

    Your Healthy Family: What is placenta accreta?

    Accreta can be especially dangerous if it's not caught before delivery.Accreta can be especially dangerous if it's not caught before delivery.

    Placenta accreta it's a very rare condition that affects pregnant women.  Accreta can be especially dangerous if it's not caught before delivery, says Dr. Mark Alanis with UCHealth Memorial. “Placenta accreta is an example of an abnormal placental attachment to the uterus that grows deeply into the uterine wall in is not normally separated after the birth of the baby.  It is a fairly rare event that occurs probably in about one in five hundred to a thousand pregnancie...

    Placenta accreta it's a very rare condition that affects pregnant women.  Accreta can be especially dangerous if it's not caught before delivery, says Dr. Mark Alanis with UCHealth Memorial. “Placenta accreta is an example of an abnormal placental attachment to the uterus that grows deeply into the uterine wall in is not normally separated after the birth of the baby.  It is a fairly rare event that occurs probably in about one in five hundred to a thousand pregnancie...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth launching pilot program that can help identify sepsis in patients

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth launching pilot program that can help identify sepsis in patients

    One of the reasons sepsis can be deadly is that it can be very hard to diagnose.One of the reasons sepsis can be deadly is that it can be very hard to diagnose.

    On the heels of Saturday’s 4th annual Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5k at Bear Creek Park, we're talking more about sepsis it's warning signs and treatment. 

    On the heels of Saturday’s 4th annual Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5k at Bear Creek Park, we're talking more about sepsis it's warning signs and treatment. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Race to raise sepsis awareness in Colorado Springs Saturday July 8th

    Your Healthy Family: Race to raise sepsis awareness in Colorado Springs Saturday July 8th

    The 4th annual Jeffrey Ray Davis sepsis challenge 5k is Saturday July 8th at Bear Creek Park in Colorado SpringsThe 4th annual Jeffrey Ray Davis sepsis challenge 5k is Saturday July 8th at Bear Creek Park in Colorado Springs

    Lisa first learned about sepsis in 2012 in the worst possible way, when it suddenly took the life of her husband Jeff. 

    Lisa first learned about sepsis in 2012 in the worst possible way, when it suddenly took the life of her husband Jeff. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Best way to find relief for a sunburn

    Your Healthy Family: Best way to find relief for a sunburn

    This time of year far too many people come into the Urgent Care with a painful sunburn.This time of year far too many people come into the Urgent Care with a painful sunburn.

    Hope you have had a great Independence Day, and hopefully you avoided the common 4th of July sunburn.  It seems no matter how much we talk about the importance of sunscreen Dr. Ian Tullberg,  

    Hope you have had a great Independence Day, and hopefully you avoided the common 4th of July sunburn.  It seems no matter how much we talk about the importance of sunscreen Dr. Ian Tullberg,  

  • Your Healthy Family: How UCHealth helps you, by helping their employees with compassion fatigue

    Your Healthy Family: How UCHealth helps you, by helping their employees with compassion fatigue

    Compassion fatigue it's a subject UCHealth Memorial is focused on to make sure their patient care is top notch.Compassion fatigue it's a subject UCHealth Memorial is focused on to make sure their patient care is top notch.

    Compassion fatigue it's a subject UCHealth Memorial is focused on to make sure their patient care is top notch.  They offer a class that teach their employees how to deal with the unique stresses that come from working in health care. 

    Compassion fatigue it's a subject UCHealth Memorial is focused on to make sure their patient care is top notch.  They offer a class that teach their employees how to deal with the unique stresses that come from working in health care. 

  • Your Healthy Family: How to properly fit a bike helmet

    Your Healthy Family: How to properly fit a bike helmet

    Anytime you bike it’s important to remember to wear a helmet, but that's only half the battle.Anytime you bike it’s important to remember to wear a helmet, but that's only half the battle.

    Wednesday June 28th, is Bike to Work Day in Colorado Springs.  Anytime you bike it’s important to remember to wear a helmet, but that's only half the battle.  It's also important the  helmet is properly fit to your head says Lori Morgan, an Injury Prevention Specialist with UCHealth Memorial. Morgan says, "We are trying to prevent traumatic brain injuries.  If you have the helmet on your head properly you’re less likely to get a traumatic brain in...

    Wednesday June 28th, is Bike to Work Day in Colorado Springs.  Anytime you bike it’s important to remember to wear a helmet, but that's only half the battle.  It's also important the  helmet is properly fit to your head says Lori Morgan, an Injury Prevention Specialist with UCHealth Memorial. Morgan says, "We are trying to prevent traumatic brain injuries.  If you have the helmet on your head properly you’re less likely to get a traumatic brain in...

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

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

    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: PRP therapy can be an alternative to orthopaedic surgery.

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

    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: Urgent Care Doctor has safety warnings for hot weather

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

    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: 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?

    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

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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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