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An estimated 35% of emergency room visits could be treated faster and more affordably at an urgent care clinic. Our goal is to bridge the challenge of seeing a primary physician on short notice with a lower cost alternative to an ER visit.

Urgent cares are an ideal option for illnesses or injuries that don’t warrant a trip to the emergency room, but are too important to wait for a primary care appointment. UCHealth Urgent Care clinics provide treatment for acute health care needs such as sprains and strains, cuts and scrapes, rashes, insect bites, asthma, colds, flu, sore throat and stomachaches.

Walk in today for quick and compassionate healthcare. We have four Colorado Springs locations available to treat you.


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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

    Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist follows strict plant based diet

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth cardiologist discusses new blood pressure guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctor is also UCHealth cancer patient

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth hosting Lung and Breathing Summit Saturday

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

    Your Healthy Family: Charlie Hall's glioblastoma diagnosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Make fall back time change smoothly

    Your Healthy Family: Make fall back time change smoothly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.  

  • What is San Luis Valley Syndrome?

    What is San Luis Valley Syndrome?

    A father from Peublo comforts his son during care at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. (KOAA)A father from Peublo comforts his son during care at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. (KOAA)

    There's a rare genetic disorder similar to Down Syndrome that kids are born with causing abnormalities, birth defects, and mental delay. Ira Cronin explains what Recombinant 8 Syndrome, also known as San Luis Valley Syndrome, is and why doctors at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs say it's a condition they often see. 

    There's a rare genetic disorder similar to Down Syndrome that kids are born with causing abnormalities, birth defects, and mental delay. Ira Cronin explains what Recombinant 8 Syndrome, also known as San Luis Valley Syndrome, is and why doctors at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs say it's a condition they often see. 

  • 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: 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: 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: 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.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Flu season across the country

    Your Healthy Family: Flu season across the country

    Flu is starting to make its way around the country. The Centers for Disease Control reports two states are now reporting widespread flu activity: Maryland and North Carolina. Cases have also increased somewhat in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

    Flu is starting to make its way around the country.
    The Centers for Disease Control reports two states are now reporting widespread flu activity: Maryland and North Carolina.
    Cases have also increased somewhat in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

  • Your Healthy Family: Spike in carbon monoxide poisonings

    Your Healthy Family: Spike in carbon monoxide poisonings

    Doctors are seeing a lot of cases of carbon monoxide poisoning, just in the past month. Memorial Hospital has provided emergency hyperbaric treatment for 13 people.

    Doctors are seeing a lot of cases of carbon monoxide poisoning, just in the past month.
    Memorial Hospital has provided emergency hyperbaric treatment for 13 people.

  • Your Healthy Family: Dealing with election season stress

    Your Healthy Family: Dealing with election season stress

    If the emotions of election season are really stressing you out there are steps you can take to feel better about things.  Nathan Mesnikoff is the Director of Spiritual Care at UCHealth Memorial, and he says keeping perspective is key. "I think one of the most important things is to realize you are not alone, a lot of people are feeling stressed about this election but we have to be careful not to buy too much into the hype.  The country has been around 240 years or so...

    If the emotions of election season are really stressing you out there are steps you can take to feel better about things.  Nathan Mesnikoff is the Director of Spiritual Care at UCHealth Memorial, and he says keeping perspective is key. "I think one of the most important things is to realize you are not alone, a lot of people are feeling stressed about this election but we have to be careful not to buy too much into the hype.  The country has been around 240 years or so...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth breast cancer radiation clinical trial

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth breast cancer radiation clinical trial

    There's a new clinical trial happening through UCHealth that could stream line radiation therapy for certain breast cancer patients. Dr. Jane Ridings is a Radiation Oncologist with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs who is co-investigating the trial.   

    There's a new clinical trial happening through UCHealth that could stream line radiation therapy for certain breast cancer patients. Dr. Jane Ridings is a Radiation Oncologist with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs who is co-investigating the trial.   

  • Your Healthy Family: RN's work with patients motivates her to manage her own health

    Your Healthy Family: RN's work with patients motivates her to manage her own health

    Monday, October 3 2016 10:54 AM EDT2016-10-03 14:54:48 GMT

    The importance of lifestyle as it relates to kidney health, is something Morgan Turley knows all too well.  Morgan is registered nurse at UCHealth Memorial.   Morgan says, "I have been a nurse for a little more than year, and I work on the renal unit at Memorial.   We primarily take care of patients with renal disease.  

    The importance of lifestyle as it relates to kidney health, is something Morgan Turley knows all too well.  Morgan is registered nurse at UCHealth Memorial.   Morgan says, "I have been a nurse for a little more than year, and I work on the renal unit at Memorial.   We primarily take care of patients with renal disease.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Talking to teens about marijuana

    Your Healthy Family: Talking to teens about marijuana

    Thursday, September 15 2016 10:49 AM EDT2016-09-15 14:49:04 GMT

    When it comes to talking with your kids about the dangers of doing drugs, it’s important now to specifically talk about marijuana in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Health launched a campaign recently focusing on the need for adults to stress to kids that while marijuana may be legal in our state,

    When it comes to talking with your kids about the dangers of doing drugs, it’s important now to specifically talk about marijuana in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Health launched a campaign recently focusing on the need for adults to stress to kids that while marijuana may be legal in our state,

  • Your Healthy Family: Flu shot 2016 recommendations

    Your Healthy Family: Flu shot 2016 recommendations

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 12:57 PM EDT2016-09-13 16:57:51 GMT

    It’s that time of year when you may have gotten that call from your doctor’s office letting you know this year’s flu shot is available.  When it comes to getting the flu shot many people wonder if you should you wait until closer to winter?   Dr. Ian Tullberg, the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says "I always recommend getting it early." 

    It’s that time of year when you may have gotten that call from your doctor’s office letting you know this year’s flu shot is available.  When it comes to getting the flu shot many people wonder if you should you wait until closer to winter?   Dr. Ian Tullberg, the Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says "I always recommend getting it early." 

  • Your Healthy Family: New study shows alternative medicines and treatments effective in treating pain

    Your Healthy Family: New study shows alternative medicines and treatments effective in treating pain

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 2:54 PM EDT2016-09-06 18:54:57 GMT

    When it comes to addiction to pain medication and opioids, as we reported earlier this week, doctors at UCHealth Memorial began addressing the issue 6 months ago by coming up with new policies and procedures when it comes to treating pain and prescribing painkillers in the emergency room. 

    When it comes to addiction to pain medication and opioids, as we reported earlier this week, doctors at UCHealth Memorial began addressing the issue 6 months ago by coming up with new policies and procedures when it comes to treating pain and prescribing painkillers in the emergency room. 

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctors working to curb the drug overdose epidemic

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth doctors working to curb the drug overdose epidemic

    Thursday, September 1 2016 12:25 PM EDT2016-09-01 16:25:29 GMT

    Wednesday August 31st was International Overdose Awareness Day.  It's a global initiative that aims to raise awareness that drug overdose death is preventable.  Drug overdose is an issue that physicians at UCHealth Memorial’s Emergency Department have been working on over the last 6 months to specifically address putting the issue and put new policies in place to address how painkillers are prescribed. 

    Wednesday August 31st was International Overdose Awareness Day.  It's a global initiative that aims to raise awareness that drug overdose death is preventable.  Drug overdose is an issue that physicians at UCHealth Memorial’s Emergency Department have been working on over the last 6 months to specifically address putting the issue and put new policies in place to address how painkillers are prescribed. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Packing a healthy school lunch

    Your Healthy Family: Packing a healthy school lunch

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 2:00 PM EDT2016-08-30 18:00:16 GMT

    As you settle into that new school routine, is sending your kids to school with a healthy lunch part of yours?  If packing your kids a lunch isn't something you’re use to doing David Egerdahl, a Registered Dietician with UCHealth Memorial has a few tips to make it as simple as possible to pack and healthy lunch. 

    As you settle into that new school routine, is sending your kids to school with a healthy lunch part of yours?  If packing your kids a lunch isn't something you’re use to doing David Egerdahl, a Registered Dietician with UCHealth Memorial has a few tips to make it as simple as possible to pack and healthy lunch. 

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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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