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  • Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

    Your Healthy Family: How to treat and prevent ulcers

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Cannabis use linked to gum disease

    Your Healthy Family: Cannabis use linked to gum disease

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, September 14 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-09-14 14:38:56 GMT
    Breaking up with your primary care doctor can be hard to doBreaking up with your primary care doctor can be hard to do

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:14:55 GMT
    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: Mayfield Counseling free parent talks start Tue Sep 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-09-09 03:06:17 GMT
    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

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-09-08 15:09:15 GMT
    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: Many fathers keep health info to themselves

    Your Healthy Family: Many fathers keep health info to themselves

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Bleed control training can save lives

    Your Healthy Family: Bleed control training can save lives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: Warning signs and risks of ovarian cancer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: Benefits of practicing mindfulness

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: Research uncovers healing properties of breast milk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Discussing suicidal thoughts

    Your Healthy Family: Discussing suicidal thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: Safety and dangers of eclipse for eyes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: What are chronic wounds

    Your Healthy Family: What are chronic wounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Checking your kids mental health during back to school time

    Your Healthy Family: Checking your kids mental health during back to school time

    Monday, August 14 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-08-14 13:02:05 GMT
    A good starting place is to recognize this may be one of the most important weekends to make sure you spend quality time with your kids, and do it on their level.A good starting place is to recognize this may be one of the most important weekends to make sure you spend quality time with your kids, and do it on their level.

    In today's Your Healthy Family, we here at News5 remain committed to keeping the conversation going around reducing the stigma around mental health to help reduce teen suicides in our community. With many kids either heading back to school very soon, or already back at it we want to help parents make sure their kids are in a healthy state of mind. Dr. Mark Mayfield, a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, and the President and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Cen...

    In today's Your Healthy Family, we here at News5 remain committed to keeping the conversation going around reducing the stigma around mental health to help reduce teen suicides in our community. With many kids either heading back to school very soon, or already back at it we want to help parents make sure their kids are in a healthy state of mind. Dr. Mark Mayfield, a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, and the President and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Cen...

  • Your Healthy Family: Colon Cancer Deaths on the Rise for Younger Adults

    Your Healthy Family: Colon Cancer Deaths on the Rise for Younger Adults

    Thursday, August 10 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-08-10 14:55:29 GMT
    Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the U.S. with about 140,000 new cases detected each year.Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the U.S. with about 140,000 new cases detected each year.

    Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the U.S. with about 140,000 new cases detected each year. And while overall rates for colon cancer are declining, a new study is showing a disturbing trend. 

    Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the U.S. with about 140,000 new cases detected each year. And while overall rates for colon cancer are declining, a new study is showing a disturbing trend. 

  • Your Healthy Family: What is the difference between breast milk and formula?

    Your Healthy Family: What is the difference between breast milk and formula?

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-08-07 15:40:10 GMT
    The difference between formula and breastmilk is kind of like the difference between better and bestThe difference between formula and breastmilk is kind of like the difference between better and best

    As part of World Breastfeeding Week, today we're learning about why breast milk is so beneficial to babies and their development.  

    As part of World Breastfeeding Week, today we're learning about why breast milk is so beneficial to babies and their development.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs couple uses donor breast milk to feed their early arriving twins

    Your Healthy Family: Colorado Springs couple uses donor breast milk to feed their early arriving twins

    Monday, August 7 2017 8:52 AM EDT2017-08-07 12:52:48 GMT
    Marci was looking forward to breastfeeding her sons, but knew their early arrival would present a problem in that department.Marci was looking forward to breastfeeding her sons, but knew their early arrival would present a problem in that department.

    As we wrap up our stories for World Breastfeeding Week, we're sharing the story of a Colorado Springs couple who learned first hand about the benefits their son's received, from having donor breast milk available to them when twin sons Logan and Liam Schumaker arrived six weeks early, at UCHealth Memorial. Dad, Joshua Schumaker says, “We had no idea that hospitals can do this.  We learned about it when my wife was admitted to the hospital, and was actually going to have ou...

    As we wrap up our stories for World Breastfeeding Week, we're sharing the story of a Colorado Springs couple who learned first hand about the benefits their son's received, from having donor breast milk available to them when twin sons Logan and Liam Schumaker arrived six weeks early, at UCHealth Memorial. Dad, Joshua Schumaker says, “We had no idea that hospitals can do this.  We learned about it when my wife was admitted to the hospital, and was actually going to have ou...

  • Your Healthy Family: Neonatal Intensive Care units rely on donor breast milk for premature babies

    Your Healthy Family: Neonatal Intensive Care units rely on donor breast milk for premature babies

    Friday, August 4 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-08-04 15:41:58 GMT
    Dr. Mary Laird says she commonly sees some understandable reluctance when people are first introduced to the idea of using breast milk from another woman.Dr. Mary Laird says she commonly sees some understandable reluctance when people are first introduced to the idea of using breast milk from another woman.

    Dr. Mary Laird is a neonatologist on the NICU at UCHealth Memorial who says she commonly sees some understandable reluctance when people are first introduced to the idea of using breast milk from another woman.

    Dr. Mary Laird is a neonatologist on the NICU at UCHealth Memorial who says she commonly sees some understandable reluctance when people are first introduced to the idea of using breast milk from another woman.

  • Your Healthy Family: Q&A about new mom group at UCHealth Memorial North

    Your Healthy Family: Q&A about new mom group at UCHealth Memorial North

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-08-02 15:15:49 GMT
    Group meetings for new moms benefit both mother and childGroup meetings for new moms benefit both mother and child

    Today we're learning about about support groups for new moms, with the help of special Your Healthy Family correspondent, new mom, and someone who's directly benefited from a new mom's group, News5's Brie Groves.  

    Today we're learning about about support groups for new moms, with the help of special Your Healthy Family correspondent, new mom, and someone who's directly benefited from a new mom's group, News5's Brie Groves.  

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial NICU reunion

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial NICU reunion

    Monday, July 31 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-07-31 16:43:51 GMT
    This is the 36th year that Memorial Hospital has held the neonatal intensive care reunion.This is the 36th year that Memorial Hospital has held the neonatal intensive care reunion.

    This is the 36th year that Memorial Hospital has held the neonatal intensive care reunion. The event draws together families from across Colorado – including a group from Rocky Ford that brought 16 members of their extended family with them to the reunion. 

    This is the 36th year that Memorial Hospital has held the neonatal intensive care reunion. The event draws together families from across Colorado – including a group from Rocky Ford that brought 16 members of their extended family with them to the reunion. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Recovery bags for cancer patients

    Your Healthy Family: Recovery bags for cancer patients

    Monday, July 31 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-07-31 16:30:16 GMT
    Troop 2109 started a project back in january, to put together 50 recovery bags for cancer patients.Troop 2109 started a project back in january, to put together 50 recovery bags for cancer patients.

    In January, Troop 2109 began assembling 50 "recovery bags" for cancer patients. The bags were filled with all kinds of comfort items blankets, homemade earrings, gift certificates, journals even a personalized card. 

    In January, Troop 2109 began assembling 50 "recovery bags" for cancer patients. The bags were filled with all kinds of comfort items blankets, homemade earrings, gift certificates, journals even a personalized card. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Parents' Negative Body Image Can Impact Children

    Your Healthy Family: Parents' Negative Body Image Can Impact Children

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-07-26 12:05:42 GMT
    Even if a parent isn?t commenting on the child?s appearance, Dr. Eshleman said the child may have similar features and might interpret those comments to reflect on their own appearance.Even if a parent isn?t commenting on the child?s appearance, Dr. Eshleman said the child may have similar features and might interpret those comments to reflect on their own appearance.

    Most of us have found ourselves complaining about our appearance, especially during swimsuit season. 

    Most of us have found ourselves complaining about our appearance, especially during swimsuit season. 

  • Your Healthy Family: New International Health and Wellness Center looks to make Colorado Springs a destination for wellness

    Your Healthy Family: New International Health and Wellness Center looks to make Colorado Springs a destination for wellness

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:22 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:22:10 GMT
    Dr. Barber is a Cardiologist and Internal Medicine doctor who hopes the new IHWC will make colorado springs a health and wellness destination.Dr. Barber is a Cardiologist and Internal Medicine doctor who hopes the new IHWC will make colorado springs a health and wellness destination.

    Dr. Barber is a Cardiologist and Internal Medicine doctor who hopes the new IHWC will make Colorado Springs a health and wellness destination again.

    Dr. Barber is a Cardiologist and Internal Medicine doctor who hopes the new IHWC will make Colorado Springs a health and wellness destination again.

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

    Your Healthy Family: Study shows watching video increases CPAP use

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: Dental approaches for different ages

    Your Healthy Family: Dental approaches for different ages

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: What is Glioblastoma?

    Your Healthy Family: What is Glioblastoma?

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-07-24 14:25:05 GMT
    The most common symptoms of GBM include seizures, progressive headaches or progressive loss of brain functions such as speech and memory.The most common symptoms of GBM include seizures, progressive headaches or progressive loss of brain functions such as speech and memory.

    The most common symptoms of Glioblastoma include seizures, progressive headaches or progressive loss of brain functions such as speech and memory.

    The most common symptoms of Glioblastoma include seizures, progressive headaches or progressive loss of brain functions such as speech and memory.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Healthy Family: What is placenta accreta?

    Your Healthy Family: What is placenta accreta?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Healthy Family: How to properly fit a bike helmet

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

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

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

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

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

    Eyes dry out when the protective coating of tears breaks down.Eyes dry out when the protective coating of tears breaks down.

    Do you suffer from dry eye?  If you do it's not from the dry air here in Colorado.  

    Do you suffer from dry eye?  If you do it's not from the dry air here in Colorado.  

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

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

    Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.

    Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.  Recently when Floyd Aker, who taught engineering tech and auto shot at Dougherty High School in Colorado Springs felt his shoulder breaking down and went to see the doctor, he was fully expecting Dr. Chris Jones, with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group to tell him something he knew wasn’t going to be fun. Floyd says, “I was fully expecting ...

    Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRP has been around since the mid 2000’s and continues gaining in popularity.  Recently when Floyd Aker, who taught engineering tech and auto shot at Dougherty High School in Colorado Springs felt his shoulder breaking down and went to see the doctor, he was fully expecting Dr. Chris Jones, with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group to tell him something he knew wasn’t going to be fun. Floyd says, “I was fully expecting ...

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

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

    With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat.With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat.

    With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat. Outdoor activities are something we love to do year around here in Colorado, but when the summer temperatures begin to soar Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says doing activities like a daily run or hike earlier in the day can make a big difference. ”You need to switch it (your routine) up depending on w...

    With the hot temperatures we are seeing across southern Colorado it’s important to remember to stay safe if you are out in the heat. Outdoor activities are something we love to do year around here in Colorado, but when the summer temperatures begin to soar Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says doing activities like a daily run or hike earlier in the day can make a big difference. ”You need to switch it (your routine) up depending on w...

  • Your Healthy Family: Is Nitrous Oxide a good choice to manage pain during labor?

    Your Healthy Family: Is Nitrous Oxide a good choice to manage pain during labor?

    Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.

    UCHealth Memorial North is the only hospital in southern Colorado right now to introduce the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas to manage pain during labor. Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.  “My main goal was to have her put on my chest directly after birth and I was able to do that.  It was really the greatest feeling ever, having her on my chest an...

    UCHealth Memorial North is the only hospital in southern Colorado right now to introduce the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas to manage pain during labor. Alexandra Cordero and her husband Christian welcomes their second child, daughter Elena into the world on May 24th 2017 at Memorial North.  “My main goal was to have her put on my chest directly after birth and I was able to do that.  It was really the greatest feeling ever, having her on my chest an...

  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial North, only labor and delivery unit in southern Colorado to offer Nitrous Oxide

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial North, only labor and delivery unit in southern Colorado to offer Nitrous Oxide

    UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain.UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain.

    UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain. 

    UCHealth Memorial Hospital North is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to offer nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas to women in labor to help manage pain. 

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