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  • Your Healthy Family: Kids benefit when parents allowed in treatment rooms

    Your Healthy Family: Kids benefit when parents allowed in treatment rooms

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:07 AM EST2017-12-11 15:07:03 GMT
    Traditionally, parents are confined to a waiting area while their child is treated for a traumaTraditionally, parents are confined to a waiting area while their child is treated for a trauma

    A new national survey by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children found that 90 percent of Americans think parents should be able to stay with their child during treatment of a life-threatening injury or condition. 

    A new national survey by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children found that 90 percent of Americans think parents should be able to stay with their child during treatment of a life-threatening injury or condition. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Debunking common winter medical myths

    Your Healthy Family: Debunking common winter medical myths

    Friday, December 8 2017 1:27 AM EST2017-12-08 06:27:21 GMT

    As we continue to deal with our current cold snap in southern Colorado, we're talking about a couple of common medical myths with Dr. Ian Tullberg urgent care medical director with UCHealth Memorial.

    As we continue to deal with our current cold snap in southern Colorado, we're talking about a couple of common medical myths with Dr. Ian Tullberg urgent care medical director with UCHealth Memorial.

  • Your Healthy Family: Stay safe in bitter cold temperatures

    Your Healthy Family: Stay safe in bitter cold temperatures

    Thursday, December 7 2017 10:47 AM EST2017-12-07 15:47:29 GMT
    Frostbite most commonly affects areas that stick out, like the fingers, nose, toes and face.Frostbite most commonly affects areas that stick out, like the fingers, nose, toes and face.

    The first big chill of the winter season can feel especially brutal, as we have been feeling in southern Colorado. When the weather takes a sharp turn for the colder, it can be easy for us to get caught out of practice with our winter preparedness. 

    The first big chill of the winter season can feel especially brutal, as we have been feeling in southern Colorado. When the weather takes a sharp turn for the colder, it can be easy for us to get caught out of practice with our winter preparedness. 

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

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

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:46 AM EST2017-12-06 13:46:17 GMT
    Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health careHandwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-12-05 18:41:58 GMT
    It's not too late to have a flu shot keep your kids healthy this winterIt's not too late to have a flu shot keep your kids healthy this winter

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Avoid holiday weight gain with mindful eating

    Your Healthy Family: Avoid holiday weight gain with mindful eating

    Monday, December 4 2017 12:20 PM EST2017-12-04 17:20:14 GMT
    Many people have probably heard that most of the weight that we gain as we age tends to accumulate right around the holiday season.Many people have probably heard that most of the weight that we gain as we age tends to accumulate right around the holiday season.

    Many people have probably heard that most of the weight that we gain as we age tends to accumulate right around the holiday season. According to Susan Albers, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, the months surrounding the holidays are the easiest time for us to fall out of our normal eating habits. 

    Many people have probably heard that most of the weight that we gain as we age tends to accumulate right around the holiday season. According to Susan Albers, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, the months surrounding the holidays are the easiest time for us to fall out of our normal eating habits. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist follows strict plant based diet

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist discusses new blood pressure guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Advances in artificial limbs are amazing

    Your Healthy Family: Advances in artificial limbs are amazing

    Monday, November 27 2017 9:57 AM EST2017-11-27 14:57:16 GMT
    In Minnesota Judd Yaeger is walking with a smooth stride that to the casual observer looks completely natural.In Minnesota Judd Yaeger is walking with a smooth stride that to the casual observer looks completely natural.

    Many military veterans are hit with debilitating injuries costing them limbs.  There are some amazing developments happening when it comes to artificial limbs. In Minnesota Judd Yaeger is walking with a smooth stride that to the casual observer looks completely natural. 

    Many military veterans are hit with debilitating injuries costing them limbs.  There are some amazing developments happening when it comes to artificial limbs. In Minnesota Judd Yaeger is walking with a smooth stride that to the casual observer looks completely natural. 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: What is palliative care?

    Your Healthy Family: What is palliative care?

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 8:37 AM EST2017-11-22 13:37:10 GMT
    We're physician led and we have several nurse practitioners. Involved in care as well as chaplain and counselor and we all work together collaborativelyWe're physician led and we have several nurse practitioners. Involved in care as well as chaplain and counselor and we all work together collaboratively

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Ketamine being used to treat PTSD and severe depression

    Your Healthy Family: Ketamine being used to treat PTSD and severe depression

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:43 AM EST2017-11-21 13:43:05 GMT
    Powerful drug used as anesthetic in surgery now being used to treat PTSD and severe depressionPowerful drug used as anesthetic in surgery now being used to treat PTSD and severe depression

    Ketamine is a powerful drug that is FDA approved for use as an anesthetic commonly used in surgery.  Ketamine is also gaining ground being used to treat post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression.  

    Ketamine is a powerful drug that is FDA approved for use as an anesthetic commonly used in surgery.  Ketamine is also gaining ground being used to treat post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression.  

  • Your Healthy Family: New prostate implant reduces symptoms of BPH

    Your Healthy Family: New prostate implant reduces symptoms of BPH

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:14 AM EST2017-11-20 14:14:28 GMT
    New treatment for enlarged prostate could become the standard of care.New treatment for enlarged prostate could become the standard of care.

    #NoShaveNovember is an effort to focus on men's health issues.  There is one that affects 1 in 4 men over the age of 55, and one of it's biggest symptoms is the need to frequently go to the bathroom. 

    #NoShaveNovember is an effort to focus on men's health issues.  There is one that affects 1 in 4 men over the age of 55, and one of it's biggest symptoms is the need to frequently go to the bathroom. 

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctor is also UCHealth cancer patient

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth hosting Lung and Breathing Summit Saturday

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

    Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Come race the law, win prizes and help teens

    Your Healthy Family: Come race the law, win prizes and help teens

    Friday, November 10 2017 2:06 PM EST2017-11-10 19:06:57 GMT
    Race a cop for teen suicide prevention in Colorado Springs on Saturday Nov. 11thRace a cop for teen suicide prevention in Colorado Springs on Saturday Nov. 11th

    While the cause is sobering, the event will be a whole lot of fun. 

    While the cause is sobering, the event will be a whole lot of fun. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Race for Hope raises funds for teen suicide prevention

    Your Healthy Family: Race for Hope raises funds for teen suicide prevention

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-11-09 19:40:06 GMT
    As a cop and as someone who lives in this community and as a parent, I think this is a really important event, and teen suicide is one of the most significant issues in our community. -- Sheriff Bill ElderAs a cop and as someone who lives in this community and as a parent, I think this is a really important event, and teen suicide is one of the most significant issues in our community. -- Sheriff Bill Elder

    “As a cop and as someone who lives in this community and as a parent, I think this is a really important event, and teen suicide is one of the most significant issues in our community.” - Chief Pete Carey, CSPD

    “As a cop and as someone who lives in this community and as a parent, I think this is a really important event, and teen suicide is one of the most significant issues in our community.” - Chief Pete Carey, CSPD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Periodontal pathogen may block pregnancy

    Your Healthy Family: Periodontal pathogen may block pregnancy

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Make fall back time change smoothly

    Your Healthy Family: Make fall back time change smoothly

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Springs Mental Health Summit happening this Saturday

    Your Healthy Family: Springs Mental Health Summit happening this Saturday

    Friday, November 3 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-11-03 16:15:54 GMT
    It's a one day conference intended to empower and equip everyone with the tools needed to understand and support the mental health needs in our community.It's a one day conference intended to empower and equip everyone with the tools needed to understand and support the mental health needs in our community.

     It's a one day conference intended to empower and equip everyone with the tools needed to understand and support the mental health needs in our community. 

     It's a one day conference intended to empower and equip everyone with the tools needed to understand and support the mental health needs in our community. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Can you really be 'scared to death'?

    Your Healthy Family: Can you really be 'scared to death'?

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-11-01 16:06:34 GMT
    Dr. Gillinov said there is a rare condition that can occur, called stress cardiomyopathy, in which people are practically scared to death.Dr. Gillinov said there is a rare condition that can occur, called stress cardiomyopathy, in which people are practically scared to death.

    Research shows that strong emotions either brought on by fright or grief can trigger our body?s fight-or-flight response, which for some, can cause an unhealthy surge of adrenaline. 

    Research shows that strong emotions either brought on by fright or grief can trigger our body?s fight-or-flight response, which for some, can cause an unhealthy surge of adrenaline. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Overcoming ‘comfort eating’ as the seasons change

    Your Healthy Family: Overcoming ‘comfort eating’ as the seasons change

    Friday, October 27 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-10-27 11:28:51 GMT
    The fall season can often be a trigger for folks who struggle with comfort eating.The fall season can often be a trigger for folks who struggle with comfort eating.

    The fall season can often be a trigger for folks who struggle with comfort eating. “As soon as the season begins to turn, people are talking more about emotional eating, comfort eating."

    The fall season can often be a trigger for folks who struggle with comfort eating. “As soon as the season begins to turn, people are talking more about emotional eating, comfort eating."

  • Your Healthy Family: How does DigniCap reduce hair loss during chemo?

    Your Healthy Family: How does DigniCap reduce hair loss during chemo?

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-10-25 19:34:59 GMT
    DigniCap can help reduce hair loss during chemotherapy treatmentsDigniCap can help reduce hair loss during chemotherapy treatments

    UCHealth Memorial is using a new treatment that can help women keep much of their hair during chemotherapy.

    UCHealth Memorial is using a new treatment that can help women keep much of their hair during chemotherapy.

  • Your Healthy Family: 1st patient uses DigniCap at UCHealth Memorial

    Your Healthy Family: 1st patient uses DigniCap at UCHealth Memorial

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-10-25 11:42:21 GMT
    A new treatment just made available at UCHealth Memorial that can help women keep a good amount of their hair during chemotherapy.A new treatment just made available at UCHealth Memorial that can help women keep a good amount of their hair during chemotherapy.

    As we continue through October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, we're talking about a new treatment just made available at UCHealth Memorial that can help women keep a good amount of their hair during chemotherapy. 

    As we continue through October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, we're talking about a new treatment just made available at UCHealth Memorial that can help women keep a good amount of their hair during chemotherapy. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Research links breast cancer to bacteria

    Your Healthy Family: Research links breast cancer to bacteria

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-10-24 11:23:41 GMT
    Researchers have uncovered differences between the breast tissue of healthy women and women with breast cancer.Researchers have uncovered differences between the breast tissue of healthy women and women with breast cancer.

    In a new study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences between the breast tissue of healthy women and women with breast cancer. For the study, researchers examined the tissues of 78 patients who underwent mastectomies related to breast cancer.

    In a new study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences between the breast tissue of healthy women and women with breast cancer. For the study, researchers examined the tissues of 78 patients who underwent mastectomies related to breast cancer.

  • Your Healthy Family: Do clowns creep you out? You're not alone

    Your Healthy Family: Do clowns creep you out? You're not alone

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-10-23 14:34:20 GMT
    For those of us who suffer from coulorphobia or a ‘fear’ of clowns, they simply creep us out.For those of us who suffer from coulorphobia or a ‘fear’ of clowns, they simply creep us out.

    Whether it?s a playful circus clown, or a clown at a haunted house, for those of us who suffer from coulorphobia or a ‘fear’ of clowns, they simply creep us out.

    Whether it?s a playful circus clown, or a clown at a haunted house, for those of us who suffer from coulorphobia or a ‘fear’ of clowns, they simply creep us out.

  • Your Healthy Family: Preventing pressure injuries in the elderly

    Your Healthy Family: Preventing pressure injuries in the elderly

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-10-20 12:41:25 GMT
    There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventableThere is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable
    There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable.  It just takes some knowledge and proactive steps.  Karlene Wood is a wound care certified registered nurse with Interim Healthcare in Colorado Springs. “In our elderly, when they become less mobile we have to make sure that we're turning them.  Make sure they are standing, walking, and getting circulation back to those areas of the body that need it so that they don't deve...
    There is a common injury that affects many senior citizens that is easily preventable.  It just takes some knowledge and proactive steps.  Karlene Wood is a wound care certified registered nurse with Interim Healthcare in Colorado Springs. “In our elderly, when they become less mobile we have to make sure that we're turning them.  Make sure they are standing, walking, and getting circulation back to those areas of the body that need it so that they don't deve...
  • Kids at UCHealth Memorial get their trick or treat on

    Kids at UCHealth Memorial get their trick or treat on

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:12:21 GMT
    Kids at UCHealth Memorial are getting their trick-or-treat on.Kids at UCHealth Memorial are getting their trick-or-treat on.

    Kids at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs are getting their trick-or-treat on.  Spirit Halloween pop up stores, brings it’s “Spirit of Halloween” program to hospital’s youngest patients. Spirit of Halloween brings in costumes and makeup to the kids who don't have the ability to get out.   Andrew Wiens is a store manager with Spirit of Halloween, “Those kids who don't have costumes we absolutely bring the costumes here and gift bags.  ...

    Kids at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs are getting their trick-or-treat on.  Spirit Halloween pop up stores, brings it’s “Spirit of Halloween” program to hospital’s youngest patients. Spirit of Halloween brings in costumes and makeup to the kids who don't have the ability to get out.   Andrew Wiens is a store manager with Spirit of Halloween, “Those kids who don't have costumes we absolutely bring the costumes here and gift bags.  ...

  • Your Healthy Family: Navigating grief in a positive and healthy way

    Your Healthy Family: Navigating grief in a positive and healthy way

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:05:58 GMT
    Don't lose hope you won't feel like this forever.Don't lose hope you won't feel like this forever.

    Grief is something all of us will encounter in our lives at one time or another.  Michelle Haybel with Mayfield Counseling in Colorado Springs says it’s important to know how to navigate grief. 

    Grief is something all of us will encounter in our lives at one time or another.  Michelle Haybel with Mayfield Counseling in Colorado Springs says it’s important to know how to navigate grief. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Toni FreehlingToni Freehling

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: The many injuries dancers face

    Your Healthy Family: The many injuries dancers face

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Science and tech improving in breast cancer treatment

    Your Healthy Family: Science and tech improving in breast cancer treatment

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:24 AM EDT2017-10-18 10:24:00 GMT
    Science and technology are changing rapidly in the battle against breast cancerScience and technology are changing rapidly in the battle against breast cancer

    Science and technology are changing rapidly in the battle against breast cancer.   Natalie Rankin clearly remembers the moment she was given the news.  "I think I was just shocked more than anything.” 

    Science and technology are changing rapidly in the battle against breast cancer.   Natalie Rankin clearly remembers the moment she was given the news.  "I think I was just shocked more than anything.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: 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: 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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