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Cardiology at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary services that range from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation. Our team approach gives patients immediate expert medical opinions, which assures an integrated heart care plan and allows treatment to start sooner. Our team works together to coordinate each patient’s heart care from the start.  

Our team approach gives patients immediate expert medical opinions, which assures an integrated heart care plan and allows treatment to start sooner.


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  • Your Healthy Family: What to do if a snake bites you quiz part 2

    Your Healthy Family: What to do if a snake bites you quiz part 2

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:43:16 GMT
    Make sure you are snake bite aware of exactly what to do with part 2 of our quiz with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George HertnerMake sure you are snake bite aware of exactly what to do with part 2 of our quiz with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George Hertner

    Let's face it if you enjoy the Colorado lifestyle snakes will be something you will come across sooner or later. Dr. Hertner points out, “When you're out in areas that have snakes, and those can be in our parks, that could be hiking in Garden of the Gods you need to be aware that snakes are out and about.  

    Let's face it if you enjoy the Colorado lifestyle snakes will be something you will come across sooner or later. Dr. Hertner points out, “When you're out in areas that have snakes, and those can be in our parks, that could be hiking in Garden of the Gods you need to be aware that snakes are out and about.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Do you know what to do if a snake bites you in CO?

    Your Healthy Family: Do you know what to do if a snake bites you in CO?

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:26:54 GMT
    Dr. George Hertner with UCHealth Memorial says it's important to not fall victim to the common myths shown in movies and on televisionDr. George Hertner with UCHealth Memorial says it's important to not fall victim to the common myths shown in movies and on television

    We are talking about what to do if you are bitten by a snake here in southern Colorado with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George Hertner. Snake bites are not uncommon injuries this time of year.  

    We are talking about what to do if you are bitten by a snake here in southern Colorado with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George Hertner. Snake bites are not uncommon injuries this time of year.  

  • Your Healthy Family: The John Lester Foundation helps kids in CO and worldwide

    Your Healthy Family: The John Lester Foundation helps kids in CO and worldwide

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:27:25 GMT
    A Colorado non-profit is helping a UCHealth Memorial plastic surgeon make kids whole again, here in Colorado and in other parts of the worldA Colorado non-profit is helping a UCHealth Memorial plastic surgeon make kids whole again, here in Colorado and in other parts of the world

    Dr. Fred Deleyiannis is a UCHealth plastic surgeon we introduced you to in May in Your Healthy Family.  Dr. Deleyiannis specializes in repairing traumatic injury and correcting birth defects.  This week Dr. Deleyiannis is heading to Guatemala on a mission of mercy. It’s a trip Dr. Deleyiannis says is very close to his heart.  

    Dr. Fred Deleyiannis is a UCHealth plastic surgeon we introduced you to in May in Your Healthy Family.  Dr. Deleyiannis specializes in repairing traumatic injury and correcting birth defects.  This week Dr. Deleyiannis is heading to Guatemala on a mission of mercy. It’s a trip Dr. Deleyiannis says is very close to his heart.  

  • Your Healthy Family: New breast cancer treatment helping southern CO patients now

    Your Healthy Family: New breast cancer treatment helping southern CO patients now

    Thursday, June 7 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-06-07 18:06:29 GMT
    Based on the results of a genetic test, now many women with estrogen fueled breast cancer that hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes can safely be spared chemotherapy.Based on the results of a genetic test, now many women with estrogen fueled breast cancer that hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes can safely be spared chemotherapy.
    Based on the results of a genetic test, now many women with estrogen fueled breast cancer that hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes can safely be spared chemotherapy.Based on the results of a genetic test, now many women with estrogen fueled breast cancer that hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes can safely be spared chemotherapy.

    On the heels of the latest recommendations by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists Dr. Uchenna Njiaju couldn't be more thrilled with the new guidelines on breast cancer treatment for certain patients that she can begin using right now.   Based on the results of a genetic test, now many women with estrogen fueled breast cancer that hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes can safely be spared chemotherapy.   

    On the heels of the latest recommendations by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists Dr. Uchenna Njiaju couldn't be more thrilled with the new guidelines on breast cancer treatment for certain patients that she can begin using right now.   Based on the results of a genetic test, now many women with estrogen fueled breast cancer that hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes can safely be spared chemotherapy.   

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth oncologist thrilled with new breast cancer treatment guidelines

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth oncologist thrilled with new breast cancer treatment guidelines

    Thursday, June 7 2018 2:00 PM EDT2018-06-07 18:00:28 GMT
    Big news like this hasn’t come often in the world of breast cancer, and when it does it’s significant.  Dr. Njiaju tells me she first saw the news from ASCO on social media and knew instantly it was a game changer.Big news like this hasn’t come often in the world of breast cancer, and when it does it’s significant. Dr. Njiaju tells me she first saw the news from ASCO on social media and knew instantly it was a game changer.
    Big news like this hasn’t come often in the world of breast cancer, and when it does it’s significant.  Dr. Njiaju tells me she first saw the news from ASCO on social media and knew instantly it was a game changer.Big news like this hasn’t come often in the world of breast cancer, and when it does it’s significant. Dr. Njiaju tells me she first saw the news from ASCO on social media and knew instantly it was a game changer.

    The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) made major headlines recently because of the new guidelines for treatment for certain kinds of breast cancer.   I spoke with Dr. Uchenna Njiaju an Oncologist with UCHealth Memorial who tells me “This is huge news for anyone involved in breast cancer care, patients who have breast cancer and the people who treat them." 

    The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) made major headlines recently because of the new guidelines for treatment for certain kinds of breast cancer.   I spoke with Dr. Uchenna Njiaju an Oncologist with UCHealth Memorial who tells me “This is huge news for anyone involved in breast cancer care, patients who have breast cancer and the people who treat them." 

  • Your Healthy Family: Be stroke-smart, everyone can learn F.A.S.T

    Your Healthy Family: Be stroke-smart, everyone can learn F.A.S.T

    Thursday, May 31 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-05-31 17:19:49 GMT
    May is Stroke Awareness Month, do you know the signs of a stroke? Knowing F.A.S.T. can save your life.May is Stroke Awareness Month, do you know the signs of a stroke? Knowing F.A.S.T. can save your life.
    May is Stroke Awareness Month, do you know the signs of a stroke? Knowing F.A.S.T. can save your life.May is Stroke Awareness Month, do you know the signs of a stroke? Knowing F.A.S.T. can save your life.
    As part of Stroke Awareness Month and to raise awareness about the  condition, we are going over the common symptoms of a stroke. When I spent about half-hour randomly visiting with people in Colorado Springs, I found a fair representation of what UCHealth found in a survey they did in April, when they polled more than 200 people on their knowledge of the most common warning signs of a stroke. Doctors sum up the symptoms with the acronym F.A.S.T. F - Facial drooping A - A...
    As part of Stroke Awareness Month and to raise awareness about the  condition, we are going over the common symptoms of a stroke. When I spent about half-hour randomly visiting with people in Colorado Springs, I found a fair representation of what UCHealth found in a survey they did in April, when they polled more than 200 people on their knowledge of the most common warning signs of a stroke. Doctors sum up the symptoms with the acronym F.A.S.T. F - Facial drooping A - A...
  • Your Healthy Family: Many people I spoke with didn't know the signs of a stroke

    Your Healthy Family: Many people I spoke with didn't know the signs of a stroke

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-05-29 16:49:26 GMT
    Speaking with people in Colorado Springs I found that many people confuse the signs of a heart attack with the signs of a strokeSpeaking with people in Colorado Springs I found that many people confuse the signs of a heart attack with the signs of a stroke
    Speaking with people in Colorado Springs I found that many people confuse the signs of a heart attack with the signs of a strokeSpeaking with people in Colorado Springs I found that many people confuse the signs of a heart attack with the signs of a stroke
    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and as I have talked about in previous stroke stories, calling 9-1-1 and getting treated quickly are the biggest keys when it comes to surviving or recovering from a stroke. Here in southern Colorado, we are fortunate to have a hospital that is a Comprehensive Stroke Center.  UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs has the expertise to treat the most complex strokes, but for the public, what’s most important is kno...
    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and as I have talked about in previous stroke stories, calling 9-1-1 and getting treated quickly are the biggest keys when it comes to surviving or recovering from a stroke. Here in southern Colorado, we are fortunate to have a hospital that is a Comprehensive Stroke Center.  UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs has the expertise to treat the most complex strokes, but for the public, what’s most important is kno...
  • Your Healthy Family: From slim chances of living to goal of pediatric neurosurgeon

    Your Healthy Family: From slim chances of living to goal of pediatric neurosurgeon

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:49:28 GMT
    Born with a congenital heart condition, Noah was given a 10 to 20% chance of livingBorn with a congenital heart condition, Noah was given a 10 to 20% chance of living

    Just how does a young person decide to become a doctor or a surgeon  --let alone a pediatric neurosurgeon?  Noah Devolve is heading into his senior year of high school in Colorado Springs and is a young man who made that exact decision a long time ago. Thanks to the summer Junior Medical School Program at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, which Noah took part in last summer, he has a much better idea of exactly how a hospital works.  He also got to speak to many ...

    Just how does a young person decide to become a doctor or a surgeon  --let alone a pediatric neurosurgeon?  Noah Devolve is heading into his senior year of high school in Colorado Springs and is a young man who made that exact decision a long time ago. Thanks to the summer Junior Medical School Program at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, which Noah took part in last summer, he has a much better idea of exactly how a hospital works.  He also got to speak to many ...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Jr. Med School Program

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Jr. Med School Program

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:21:19 GMT
    The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.
    The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.

    The path to becoming a doctor or surgeon is one of the most demanding. Truth is there are many professions in the medical world, other than being a doctor, and many ways to get the experience and education needed to get those jobs.   Wouldn’t it be nice if a high school student who had such a dream had a way to get a sneak peek into the wide-ranging world of a hospital and could have a chance to talk to the professionals in those jobs night now? 

    The path to becoming a doctor or surgeon is one of the most demanding. Truth is there are many professions in the medical world, other than being a doctor, and many ways to get the experience and education needed to get those jobs.   Wouldn’t it be nice if a high school student who had such a dream had a way to get a sneak peek into the wide-ranging world of a hospital and could have a chance to talk to the professionals in those jobs night now? 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth plastic surgeon brings his talents to Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth plastic surgeon brings his talents to Colorado Springs

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-15 18:52:47 GMT
    Using microvascular surgery Dr. Fred Deleyiannis uses a persons own body to heal unimaginable injuriesUsing microvascular surgery Dr. Fred Deleyiannis uses a persons own body to heal unimaginable injuries

    In this Your Healthy Family, we're talking more about plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who recently moved to Colorado Springs from Denver because of the Level I Trauma Center designation earned by UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. As a plastic surgeon who specializes in part in trauma reconstruction Dr. Deleyiannis is in the position to have a dramatic effect on his patient's lives who has suffered unimaginable injuries. 

    In this Your Healthy Family, we're talking more about plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who recently moved to Colorado Springs from Denver because of the Level I Trauma Center designation earned by UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. As a plastic surgeon who specializes in part in trauma reconstruction Dr. Deleyiannis is in the position to have a dramatic effect on his patient's lives who has suffered unimaginable injuries. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Level I trauma designation brings plastic surgeon to Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: Level I trauma designation brings plastic surgeon to Colorado Springs

    Monday, May 14 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-05-14 16:46:26 GMT
    Highly trained and qualified medical professionals are being drawn to our city, like plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who moved here recently.Highly trained and qualified medical professionals are being drawn to our city, like plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who moved here recently.
    Highly trained and qualified medical professionals are being drawn to our city, like plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who moved here recently.Highly trained and qualified medical professionals are being drawn to our city, like plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who moved here recently.

    There are many positive aspects of UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central’s recent level I trauma center designation.  It means that critical life saving treatment is available here in southern Colorado when it’s needed. It also means highly trained and qualified medical professionals will be drawn to our city, like plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who moved here recently. 

    There are many positive aspects of UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central’s recent level I trauma center designation.  It means that critical life saving treatment is available here in southern Colorado when it’s needed. It also means highly trained and qualified medical professionals will be drawn to our city, like plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Deleyiannis who moved here recently. 

  • Your Healthy Family: How is an injury determined to be a trauma?

    Your Healthy Family: How is an injury determined to be a trauma?

    Friday, May 11 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-05-11 13:48:58 GMT
    There are several factors that are considered when a patient is evaluated with a traumatic injuryThere are several factors that are considered when a patient is evaluated with a traumatic injury

    In April, UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs was designated a level I trauma center, making them the only hospital with the designation in southern Colorado. As we learn more about what it means to have a level I trauma center in our area, it’s important to know how a trauma center functions. 

    In April, UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs was designated a level I trauma center, making them the only hospital with the designation in southern Colorado. As we learn more about what it means to have a level I trauma center in our area, it’s important to know how a trauma center functions. 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial remembering moms on Mother's Day

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial remembering moms on Mother's Day

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-05-10 13:00:54 GMT
    Being in the hospital at any stage of pregnancy or motherhood can be a very emotional time.Being in the hospital at any stage of pregnancy or motherhood can be a very emotional time.

    Don’t forget, Mother's Day is coming up on this Sunday.  UCHealth Memorial Central is working right now to make sure moms in their care on this special day receive the recognition they deserve.   Anne Whitelaw and Amber Rossman, are Clinical Nurse Managers with the maternal-child division at UCHealth Memorial Central, who have been hand writing notes on cards to be given out to moms. 

    Don’t forget, Mother's Day is coming up on this Sunday.  UCHealth Memorial Central is working right now to make sure moms in their care on this special day receive the recognition they deserve.   Anne Whitelaw and Amber Rossman, are Clinical Nurse Managers with the maternal-child division at UCHealth Memorial Central, who have been hand writing notes on cards to be given out to moms. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs man experiences level I trauma care in action

    Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs man experiences level I trauma care in action

    Thursday, May 3 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-03 12:27:03 GMT
    People have been receiving top level trauma care at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs for yearsPeople have been receiving top level trauma care at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs for years

    When Mike Hite went over his handlebars on his mountain bike riding in Palmer Park and heard his neck break, he was concerned that he might have done permanent damage to his spine.  His concerns were eased, the more medical professionals worked on him, giving him the critical trauma care he needed. 

    When Mike Hite went over his handlebars on his mountain bike riding in Palmer Park and heard his neck break, he was concerned that he might have done permanent damage to his spine.  His concerns were eased, the more medical professionals worked on him, giving him the critical trauma care he needed. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs man breaks neck mountain biking

    Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs man breaks neck mountain biking

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-05-02 12:30:43 GMT
    Having a traumatic injury like a broken neck diagnosed and properly treated was something Mike Hite had to deal with last year.Having a traumatic injury like a broken neck diagnosed and properly treated was something Mike Hite had to deal with last year.

    For everyone who loves living in Colorado that almost always involves some kind of outdoor activity.  For Mike Hite it’s mountain biking. Mike says, “It feels awesome, it's a most wonderful thing To do this again.”  Mike doesn’t take his rides for granted these days, because less than a year ago he wondered if he might be able to ever get on his bike again following an accident while riding in Palmer Park. 

    For everyone who loves living in Colorado that almost always involves some kind of outdoor activity.  For Mike Hite it’s mountain biking. Mike says, “It feels awesome, it's a most wonderful thing To do this again.”  Mike doesn’t take his rides for granted these days, because less than a year ago he wondered if he might be able to ever get on his bike again following an accident while riding in Palmer Park. 

  • Your Healthy Family: London Lyle's road to recovery close to home

    Your Healthy Family: London Lyle's road to recovery close to home

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-04-24 18:06:28 GMT
    When London Lyle was critically injured, getting life saving trauma care in her hometown helped her recovery in ways she never imaginedWhen London Lyle was critically injured, getting life saving trauma care in her hometown helped her recovery in ways she never imagined

    When London Lyle swerved to avoid a deer on her way to Cheyenne Mountain High School in October of 2016, her SUV rolled several times ejecting her.  London was badly hurt and rushed to UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs. London says, “I broken 26 bones.  I had broken my collarbone, my elbow, and T-3 to T-11 in my spine was fractured like dominoes." That was just for starters.  

    When London Lyle swerved to avoid a deer on her way to Cheyenne Mountain High School in October of 2016, her SUV rolled several times ejecting her.  London was badly hurt and rushed to UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs. London says, “I broken 26 bones.  I had broken my collarbone, my elbow, and T-3 to T-11 in my spine was fractured like dominoes." That was just for starters.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs teen gets life saving trauma care in Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs teen gets life saving trauma care in Colorado Springs

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:51:20 GMT
    When London Lyle rolled her SUV on the way to Cheyenne Mountain High School, she and her family learned first hand the value of having top level trauma care right here in Colorado SpringsWhen London Lyle rolled her SUV on the way to Cheyenne Mountain High School, she and her family learned first hand the value of having top level trauma care right here in Colorado Springs
    When London Lyle rolled her SUV on the way to Cheyenne Mountain High School, she and her family learned first hand the value of having top level trauma care right here in Colorado SpringsWhen London Lyle rolled her SUV on the way to Cheyenne Mountain High School, she and her family learned first hand the value of having top level trauma care right here in Colorado Springs

    Last week UCHealth Memorial was designated by the state of Colorado as a level I trauma center.  It’s the kind of medical care you hope you or a loved one never needs. It’s also the kind of medical care that if you do need it, you are glad it’s available right here in Colorado Springs. 

    Last week UCHealth Memorial was designated by the state of Colorado as a level I trauma center.  It’s the kind of medical care you hope you or a loved one never needs. It’s also the kind of medical care that if you do need it, you are glad it’s available right here in Colorado Springs. 

  • Your Healthy Family: What does having a level 1 trauma center mean for southern Colorado?

    Your Healthy Family: What does having a level 1 trauma center mean for southern Colorado?

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:59 AM EDT2018-04-20 11:59:24 GMT
    Memorial Central is southern Colorado's first level 1 trauma center.Memorial Central is southern Colorado's first level 1 trauma center.
    Memorial Central is southern Colorado's first level 1 trauma center.Memorial Central is southern Colorado's first level 1 trauma center.

    This week the state of Colorado designated UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs as a level 1 trauma center.  This new designation makes Memorial 1 of just 4 designated trauma centers in Colorado and the first in southern Colorado. Dr. David Steinbruner is the Chief of Staff at UCHealth Memorial, and explains what the new designation means for our region and the team effort involved in making it happen. 

    This week the state of Colorado designated UCHealth Memorial Central in Colorado Springs as a level 1 trauma center.  This new designation makes Memorial 1 of just 4 designated trauma centers in Colorado and the first in southern Colorado. Dr. David Steinbruner is the Chief of Staff at UCHealth Memorial, and explains what the new designation means for our region and the team effort involved in making it happen. 

  • Your Healthy Family: 5k on May 5th works to raise awareness of sepsis

    Your Healthy Family: 5k on May 5th works to raise awareness of sepsis

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:26:07 GMT
    This year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5thThis year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5th
    This year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5thThis year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5th
    Once again this year UCHealth Memorial is sponsoring the annual Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5k.  The race is in its 5th year, and will be happening on may 5th at America the Beautiful Park with a new twist this year.   Lisa Bartlett works year around to raise awareness about sepsis.  Her life took a major turn in 2012 when she lost her then husband Jeff to sepsis in less than 24 hours. Lisa recalls, "my 40 year old husband was put in the hospital on Oc...
    Once again this year UCHealth Memorial is sponsoring the annual Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5k.  The race is in its 5th year, and will be happening on may 5th at America the Beautiful Park with a new twist this year.   Lisa Bartlett works year around to raise awareness about sepsis.  Her life took a major turn in 2012 when she lost her then husband Jeff to sepsis in less than 24 hours. Lisa recalls, "my 40 year old husband was put in the hospital on Oc...
  • Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair know your numbers

    Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair know your numbers

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:05:06 GMT
    Knowing your numbers may not have been very important to you but as we all all age it becomes more importantKnowing your numbers may not have been very important to you but as we all all age it becomes more important

    It's 5 Health Fair season in southern Colorado and it brings a great opportunity to learn important things about your personal health. 

    It's 5 Health Fair season in southern Colorado and it brings a great opportunity to learn important things about your personal health. 

  • Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair should lead you to regular check ups

    Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair should lead you to regular check ups

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-04-13 14:13:43 GMT
    Happening in Colorado Springs Saturday April 14thHappening in Colorado Springs Saturday April 14th

    The 5 Health Fair making it's stop in Colorado Springs this Saturday April 14th.  If you don't have insurance or a primary care doctor the fair is a great chance to get important health screenings for free or at low cost.  If you have a primary care doctor and get an annual physical chances are you are already getting the important preventative care you need. 

    The 5 Health Fair making it's stop in Colorado Springs this Saturday April 14th.  If you don't have insurance or a primary care doctor the fair is a great chance to get important health screenings for free or at low cost.  If you have a primary care doctor and get an annual physical chances are you are already getting the important preventative care you need. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Teen golfer brings national awareness to life with epilepsy part 1

    Your Healthy Family: Teen golfer brings national awareness to life with epilepsy part 1

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-04-06 12:42:32 GMT
    Local teen golf stand out brings national attention to common medical condition many struggle withLocal teen golf stand out brings national attention to common medical condition many struggle with

    Kaden Ford in many ways is a typical outgoing 15 year old.  The Colorado Springs teenager loves to snowboard, play basketball and hang out with his friends.  When it comes to golf, Kaden is far from typical. He is a standout on his Discovery Canyon Campus high school golf team, and this year Kaden qualified and competed in the national Drive, Chip and Putt contest on the Sunday before the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

    Kaden Ford in many ways is a typical outgoing 15 year old.  The Colorado Springs teenager loves to snowboard, play basketball and hang out with his friends.  When it comes to golf, Kaden is far from typical. He is a standout on his Discovery Canyon Campus high school golf team, and this year Kaden qualified and competed in the national Drive, Chip and Putt contest on the Sunday before the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

  • Your Healthy Family: Learning bleed control can save lives in mass casualty event

    Your Healthy Family: Learning bleed control can save lives in mass casualty event

    Monday, April 2 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-04-02 12:17:19 GMT
    Learning the basics of bleed control can save lives just like CPRLearning the basics of bleed control can save lives just like CPR
    Learning the basics of bleed control can save lives just like CPRLearning the basics of bleed control can save lives just like CPR

    This Saturday March 31st, is National Stop The Bleed Day.  UCHealth Memorial is holding several free Stop The Bleed classes.  Over the last several years as mass shooting have become more frequent, and in light of recent tragedies like the Parkland school shooting the need to educate more people about how to save lives has become apparent. 

    This Saturday March 31st, is National Stop The Bleed Day.  UCHealth Memorial is holding several free Stop The Bleed classes.  Over the last several years as mass shooting have become more frequent, and in light of recent tragedies like the Parkland school shooting the need to educate more people about how to save lives has become apparent. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Michigan man reunites with staff at Memorial after recovery from aneurysm

    Your Healthy Family: Michigan man reunites with staff at Memorial after recovery from aneurysm

    Monday, March 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-03-27 00:55:21 GMT
    A Michigan man found himself in the right place at the right time when a massive aneurysmA Michigan man found himself in the right place at the right time when a massive aneurysm
    A Michigan man found himself in the right place at the right time when a massive aneurysmA Michigan man found himself in the right place at the right time when a massive aneurysm
    Jessie Wilson was visiting Colorado Springs in December of 2016 when his life took a major turn.  He suffered a massive aneurysm that took him nearly 2 month of recovery to get to the point that he was well enough to travel home. Dr. Shaye Moskowitz, a neurosurgeon at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs oversaw his surgeries and recovery.  Dr. Moskowitz clearly remembers the condition Jessie was in when he met him. “Jessie was very very sick. As a testament to...
    Jessie Wilson was visiting Colorado Springs in December of 2016 when his life took a major turn.  He suffered a massive aneurysm that took him nearly 2 month of recovery to get to the point that he was well enough to travel home. Dr. Shaye Moskowitz, a neurosurgeon at UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs oversaw his surgeries and recovery.  Dr. Moskowitz clearly remembers the condition Jessie was in when he met him. “Jessie was very very sick. As a testament to...
  • Your Healthy Family: Michigan man gets life saving care in Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: Michigan man gets life saving care in Colorado Springs

    Monday, March 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-03-26 13:33:10 GMT
    A Michigan man found himself in the right place at the right time when a massive aneurysmA Michigan man found himself in the right place at the right time when a massive aneurysm

    We share so many incredible stories in modern medicine in Your Healthy Family.  Some stories people chalk up to divine intervention and other people simply as being in the right place at the right time. Weather you call it a miracle or luck, whatever it is happened to Jessie Wilson in December of 2016.  

    We share so many incredible stories in modern medicine in Your Healthy Family.  Some stories people chalk up to divine intervention and other people simply as being in the right place at the right time. Weather you call it a miracle or luck, whatever it is happened to Jessie Wilson in December of 2016.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Pole vaulting champion doctor urges involvement in clubs for fitness

    Your Healthy Family: Pole vaulting champion doctor urges involvement in clubs for fitness

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-03-21 13:45:34 GMT
    Adding a social or competitive aspect to being active through a club or group can keep you motivated to stay active.Adding a social or competitive aspect to being active through a club or group can keep you motivated to stay active.

    In this story we're asking how do you stay motivated to be active?  Dr. Ian Tullberg is the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs who urges people to be active year around, by joining a club or sports league.   It doesn’t matter how young or old you are or what the club or activity may be says Dr. Tullberg.

    In this story we're asking how do you stay motivated to be active?  Dr. Ian Tullberg is the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs who urges people to be active year around, by joining a club or sports league.   It doesn’t matter how young or old you are or what the club or activity may be says Dr. Tullberg.

  • Your Healthy Family: Your internal body clock is wired in your genes

    Your Healthy Family: Your internal body clock is wired in your genes

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-03-20 13:36:18 GMT
    Your internal sleep clock is hard wired in your genesYour internal sleep clock is hard wired in your genes
    Your internal sleep clock is hard wired in your genesYour internal sleep clock is hard wired in your genes

    Besides the people who are sleep deprived, suffering from insomnia or those with undiagnosed sleep apnea, the other large large group of people struggling with good sleep health are those who may not understand the time of day their body is naturally programed to sleep during. Your body clock is known as your circadian rhythm.  

    Besides the people who are sleep deprived, suffering from insomnia or those with undiagnosed sleep apnea, the other large large group of people struggling with good sleep health are those who may not understand the time of day their body is naturally programed to sleep during. Your body clock is known as your circadian rhythm.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Common sleep issues many people deal with

    Your Healthy Family: Common sleep issues many people deal with

    Thursday, March 15 2018 8:57 AM EDT2018-03-15 12:57:36 GMT
    Many undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easilyMany undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easily
    Many undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easilyMany undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easily

    As part of National Sleep Awareness Week we're talking with sleep doctor Timothy Rummel with UCHealth Memorial and Pulmonary Associates in Colorado Springs, who says the vast majority of people who may have an undiagnosed sleep condition fall into a few basic categories. “I think the first group of is basically the group that are chronically sleep deprived. 

    As part of National Sleep Awareness Week we're talking with sleep doctor Timothy Rummel with UCHealth Memorial and Pulmonary Associates in Colorado Springs, who says the vast majority of people who may have an undiagnosed sleep condition fall into a few basic categories. “I think the first group of is basically the group that are chronically sleep deprived. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Why is sleep awareness week important?

    Your Healthy Family: Why is sleep awareness week important?

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-03-14 13:41:45 GMT
    Many undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easilyMany undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easily
    Many undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easilyMany undiagnosed sleep issues can be fixed relatively easily

    This week is National Sleep Awareness Week.  If your one of the lucky ones and you don't struggle falling asleep waking up or getting the amount of sleep you need, this week isn't for you.

    This week is National Sleep Awareness Week.  If your one of the lucky ones and you don't struggle falling asleep waking up or getting the amount of sleep you need, this week isn't for you.

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial has new med helicopter based in Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial has new med helicopter based in Colorado Springs

    Friday, March 9 2018 9:15 AM EST2018-03-09 14:15:46 GMT
    This new medical helicopter is more powerful, faster and can fly higher than the Memorial Star that served our region for 15 yearsThis new medical helicopter is more powerful, faster and can fly higher than the Memorial Star that served our region for 15 years
    This new medical helicopter is more powerful, faster and can fly higher than the Memorial Star that served our region for 15 yearsThis new medical helicopter is more powerful, faster and can fly higher than the Memorial Star that served our region for 15 years
    A ride in a medical helicopter as a patient is something none of us ever want to experience.  If you are severely injured or critically ill transport by helicopter to the hospital can often save lives.   In southern Colorado UCHealth Memorial is retiring the old medical helicopter “Memorial Star” as the new “LifeLine” medical helicopter comes on line.   The Airbus H-125 is the newest air asset in UCHealth’s LifeLine fleet.  The s...
    A ride in a medical helicopter as a patient is something none of us ever want to experience.  If you are severely injured or critically ill transport by helicopter to the hospital can often save lives.   In southern Colorado UCHealth Memorial is retiring the old medical helicopter “Memorial Star” as the new “LifeLine” medical helicopter comes on line.   The Airbus H-125 is the newest air asset in UCHealth’s LifeLine fleet.  The s...
  • Your Healthy Family: Start adjusting to Daylight Saving Time now

    Your Healthy Family: Start adjusting to Daylight Saving Time now

    Thursday, March 8 2018 7:59 AM EST2018-03-08 12:59:27 GMT
    If you like to sleep in and go to bed late, adjusting to daylight saving time over a few days can lessen the shock to your bodyIf you like to sleep in and go to bed late, adjusting to daylight saving time over a few days can lessen the shock to your body
    If you like to sleep in and go to bed late, adjusting to daylight saving time over a few days can lessen the shock to your bodyIf you like to sleep in and go to bed late, adjusting to daylight saving time over a few days can lessen the shock to your body
    As you think about the switch to Daylight Saving Time and losing an hour of sleep this weekend, does it fill you with a sense of dread or do you just plow through it? Dr. Timothy Rummel a sleep doctor in Colorado Springs with Pulmonary Associates and UCHealth Memorial says the spring forward time change is the hardest of the two and there is data to back that up.   “If you track overall car accidents, and you track job accidents, and you track job performance there is...
    As you think about the switch to Daylight Saving Time and losing an hour of sleep this weekend, does it fill you with a sense of dread or do you just plow through it? Dr. Timothy Rummel a sleep doctor in Colorado Springs with Pulmonary Associates and UCHealth Memorial says the spring forward time change is the hardest of the two and there is data to back that up.   “If you track overall car accidents, and you track job accidents, and you track job performance there is...
  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial offers world class cardiovascular care

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial offers world class cardiovascular care

    Friday, March 2 2018 9:30 AM EST2018-03-02 14:30:07 GMT
    Dr. Peter Walinsky is the senior medical director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Memorial who says it's among the best in the nationDr. Peter Walinsky is the senior medical director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Memorial who says it's among the best in the nation

    As we move into March we're putting a bow on Heart Health Month by highlighting the level of cardiovascular care available in Colorado Springs at UCHealth Memorial. Dr. Peter Walinsky is the senior medical director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Memorial who says it's among the best in the nation.  “Our results in treating patients with complicated dissections and complicated aortic root pathology are excellent."  

    As we move into March we're putting a bow on Heart Health Month by highlighting the level of cardiovascular care available in Colorado Springs at UCHealth Memorial. Dr. Peter Walinsky is the senior medical director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Memorial who says it's among the best in the nation.  “Our results in treating patients with complicated dissections and complicated aortic root pathology are excellent."  

  • Your Healthy Family: What is aortic dissection and why you never want to have it

    Your Healthy Family: What is aortic dissection and why you never want to have it

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 9:26 AM EST2018-02-28 14:26:29 GMT
    Terry Douglass is one of the lucky ones and as a retired preacher in Colorado Springs, feels he is a living miracle.Terry Douglass is one of the lucky ones and as a retired preacher in Colorado Springs, feels he is a living miracle.

    As we come to the end of Heart Health Month, we’re talking about aortic dissection with Dr. Peter Walinsky, the senior medical director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at UCHealth Memorial. Dr. Walinsky explains, “Aortic dissection is where the aorta actually cracks.  There are three layers of the aorta and the blood will travel in between the layers." 

    As we come to the end of Heart Health Month, we’re talking about aortic dissection with Dr. Peter Walinsky, the senior medical director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at UCHealth Memorial. Dr. Walinsky explains, “Aortic dissection is where the aorta actually cracks.  There are three layers of the aorta and the blood will travel in between the layers." 

  • Your Healthy Family: Short and long term future of flu vaccine

    Your Healthy Family: Short and long term future of flu vaccine

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:24 AM EST2018-02-23 14:24:32 GMT
    The flumist will be made available again next flu seasonThe flumist will be made available again next flu season
    The flumist will be made available again next flu seasonThe flumist will be made available again next flu season

    We're talking more about the flu vaccine in this Your Healthy Family.  First there is some good news if you make sure your kids vaccinated but struggle with them getting a shot. After a two-year absence flumist could be available again next flu season.  Doctors stopped offering the needle free option when it was found to be ineffective.  

    We're talking more about the flu vaccine in this Your Healthy Family.  First there is some good news if you make sure your kids vaccinated but struggle with them getting a shot. After a two-year absence flumist could be available again next flu season.  Doctors stopped offering the needle free option when it was found to be ineffective.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Brain Plumbers

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Brain Plumbers

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Stroke recovery reveals serious sleep disorder

    Your Healthy Family: Stroke recovery reveals serious sleep disorder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Why you should quit smoking

    Your Healthy Family: Why you should quit smoking

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial named comprehensive stroke center

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial named comprehensive stroke center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: 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. 

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  • Your Healthy Family: Here's why you should do the Climb for Courage

    Your Healthy Family: Here's why you should do the Climb for Courage

    Friday, June 22 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:16:29 GMT
    This year's signature fund raiser for the new Children's Hospital being built in Colorado Springs is Saturday June 23rd at 8:30 a.m.This year's signature fund raiser for the new Children's Hospital being built in Colorado Springs is Saturday June 23rd at 8:30 a.m.

    This Saturday June 23rd there is a great way to stay healthy and contribute to a good cause at the same time.  The 4th annual Climb for Courage is happening at Falcon Stadium on the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  All the fund raised to toward the construction and operation of the new Children’s Hospital currently under construction in Colorado Springs on the north campus of UCHealth Memorial.

    This Saturday June 23rd there is a great way to stay healthy and contribute to a good cause at the same time.  The 4th annual Climb for Courage is happening at Falcon Stadium on the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  All the fund raised to toward the construction and operation of the new Children’s Hospital currently under construction in Colorado Springs on the north campus of UCHealth Memorial.

  • Your Healthy Family: What Colorado HB18-1094 means for kids mental health treatment

    Your Healthy Family: What Colorado HB18-1094 means for kids mental health treatment

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:48:16 GMT
    Successful mental health treatment of kids is more successful when the parents of those children can keep custody of them and have options for treatmentSuccessful mental health treatment of kids is more successful when the parents of those children can keep custody of them and have options for treatment

    This legislative session, Colorado passed House Bill 18-1094 that helps children across our state who are in severe mental health crisis in a many significant ways. In this day and age of bitter partisan battles, Heidi Baskfield the Vice President of Population Health & Advocacy for Children’s Hospital Colorado says, “It's a massive deal for the legislature to put their stake in the ground and remain committed to providing services for this population.

    This legislative session, Colorado passed House Bill 18-1094 that helps children across our state who are in severe mental health crisis in a many significant ways. In this day and age of bitter partisan battles, Heidi Baskfield the Vice President of Population Health & Advocacy for Children’s Hospital Colorado says, “It's a massive deal for the legislature to put their stake in the ground and remain committed to providing services for this population.

  • Your Healthy Family: What to do if a snake bites you quiz part 2

    Your Healthy Family: What to do if a snake bites you quiz part 2

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:43:16 GMT
    Make sure you are snake bite aware of exactly what to do with part 2 of our quiz with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George HertnerMake sure you are snake bite aware of exactly what to do with part 2 of our quiz with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George Hertner

    Let's face it if you enjoy the Colorado lifestyle snakes will be something you will come across sooner or later. Dr. Hertner points out, “When you're out in areas that have snakes, and those can be in our parks, that could be hiking in Garden of the Gods you need to be aware that snakes are out and about.  

    Let's face it if you enjoy the Colorado lifestyle snakes will be something you will come across sooner or later. Dr. Hertner points out, “When you're out in areas that have snakes, and those can be in our parks, that could be hiking in Garden of the Gods you need to be aware that snakes are out and about.  

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