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At UCHealth Aspen Creek Medical Center, we offer the best in family medicine and pediatric services. From routine physicals to maintenance of chronic conditions like diabetes or cholesterol management, our physicians provide expert care for your needs.

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rmpbs.org 02/20/2021

An Aurora clinic brings COVID-19 vaccine to communities at heightened risk

Community clinics aim to make COVID-19 vaccines more accessible to diverse and underserved groups in Colorado.

Jerry Jaramillo, a community member who recently received his second vaccine dose, said his main priority is to "stay healthy, for myself, my family, my friends. It's very important."

rmpbs.org At a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic, Dr. Fernando Holguin offered a stark message for those unsure about whether to get their shots.

reporterherald.com 02/20/2021

UCHealth: Spread kindness, it’s good for you and others

Spread some joy in big and small ways – it’s good for you!

“Let’s start that chain reaction that can come from one act of kindness,” said Rachel Slick, behavioral health clinician with UCHealth in Northern Colorado.

Send a free postcard to someone you love. Get started here: https://bit.ly/39X7a24

reporterherald.com This Wednesday is National Random Acts of Kindness Day and launches a week of showcasing kindness from UCHealth through a special website, uchealth.org/bekind.

9news.com 02/19/2021

What can Colorado expect of the COVID variants?

Mutations of the COVID-19 virus were always expected, health officials say. The good news is that the current vaccines are expected to still be effective.

"Even if they are not perfect against these variants, it still seems to allow some level of protection," said Dr. Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

9news.com The variants of the COVID-19 virus weren't a surprise, though they do give us an idea of how long the virus will be part of our lives.

verywellmind.com 02/18/2021

How Random Acts of Kindness Can Boost Your Health During the Pandemic

Did you know performing a random act of kindness can boost your brain's serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin?

Join us in being kind: Send a free surprise postcard to someone you love. Start your snail mail here: https://bit.ly/39X7a24

verywellmind.com With National Random Acts of Kindness Day coming up on Feb. 17, take a look at how being kind can benefit your physical and mental health.

02/18/2021

NBC News

NBC's Dr. John Torres talks with Dr. Michelle Barron about the current state of the pandemic including case counts, vaccine distribution, variants and testing.

Dr. Barron is medical director for infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

Doc to Doc: NBC's Dr. John Torres talks with Dr. Michelle Barron about the current state of the pandemic including case counts, vaccine distribution, variants and testing. Dr. Barron is medical director for infection control and prevention at University of Colorado Hospital.

rd.com 02/18/2021

26 Things You’re Probably Doing That Nurses Wouldn’t

Take it from a nurse – here's a list of common mistakes to avoid for the sake of your overall health.

rd.com Nurses spend their work lives caring for the sick—you'd better believe they know how to keep from getting sick themselves.

02/17/2021

Jared Polis in at Colorado Springs vaccine clinic | UCHealth

Colorado Governor Jared Polis visited Colorado Springs over the weekend, taking the time to stamp “UCHealth’’ on CDC COVID-19 vaccination record cards with Carolyn Carroll Flynn, nurse manager of vaccine clinics at UCHealth Memorial Hospital.

More than 2,000 doses were given during Saturday’s clinic.

For more information about the vaccine and to receive an invitation during your phase of the vaccine rollout, visit: https://bit.ly/3oLq8hN

02/17/2021

It's Random Acts of Kindness Day! ❤️

What better way to bring a smile to someone's face than to send some surprise snail mail?

Visit our website, choose a postcard with your favorite kindness phrase and we’ll send it to your friend or loved one, free of charge ➡️ https://bit.ly/39X7a24

coloradoan.com 02/17/2021

Mental health co-responder program expands to unit within Fort Collins Police Services

The Mental Health Response Team aims to help people experiencing mental health crises by providing appropriate care and avoiding hospitalizations when unnecessary.

"Having a multidisciplinary team of compassionate professionals allows us to safely help people access the resources they need,” Community Programs Coordinator Stephanie Booco said.

coloradoan.com A new unit within Fort Collins Police Services has been formed to focus on mental health response.

msn.com 02/16/2021

How to Create, and Keep, a Daily Routine During a Pandemic

Sticking to a schedule and setting daily goals can add a sense of normalcy during a not so normal time. A UCHealth psychologist says even something simple like creating a realistic to-do list can set you up for success.

msn.com A daily routine can provide feelings of predictability, normalcy, and control during pandemic stress. Here's how to create and keep one. The post How to Create, and Keep, a Daily Routine During a Pandemic appeared first on The Healthy.

denver.cbslocal.com 02/16/2021

Frostbite Injuries Soar After Freezing Weekend In Colorado

Colorado’s cold snap over the weekend landed over two dozen people in the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center – more than the unit has ever seen at one time.

Knowing the symptoms of frostbite can save your limb or your life. Shivering, numbness and pale skin are all warning signs to seek warmer temperatures.

denver.cbslocal.com UCHealth is treating a record number of frostbite patients after temperatures dipped below zero over the weekend.

02/16/2021

February is #HeartMonth, and UCHealth staff and providers wore red to raise awareness for heart disease - the number one killer in America.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is preventable in most cases. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, getting regular checkups and increasing how much you move are great ways to help your heart now and in the long run.

Learn more about our heart and vascular care here: http://bit.ly/3d2gFA2

thehealthy.com 02/15/2021

What Are Heart Arrhythmias? Symptoms, Risk, and Treatments for Irregular Heartbeats

Although many arrhythmias - or irregular heartbeats - are benign, they may signal an underlying cardiac condition. Your first step to a healthy heart is awareness. Learn more about heart conditions and when to see a doctor. #HeartMonth

thehealthy.com If your heart beats too fast, too slowly, or has an irregular rhythm, you may have an arrhythmia. Here's what an irregular heartbeat means.

koaa.com 02/15/2021

Your Healthy Family: COVID vaccine clinics bring happiness to patients - and healthcare workers

“I will say this is probably one of the most rewarding, fill-your-bucket type of moments I've ever had in my career,” ICU nurse, Carolyn Carroll Flynn said. “The gratitude and the appreciation we are seeing from patients, truly - we are making history.

koaa.com The UCHealth south region is now averaging about 2,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day.

02/14/2021

Sara Millard presents championship buckle to donor family

This #NationalDonorDay, we're celebrating organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets and marrow donors for giving the gift of life to others.

In 2017, Sara Millard received a kidney from Leticia Marie Sena after the young mom passed away. Sara's life was saved by this donation, and in return, she gave Leticia's family her most prized possession - her rodeo world championship belt buckle won after recovery.

“I can only hope to spread the joy and love that every single day holds to others,” Sara wrote.

Sign up to become a donor: http://bit.ly/3aVSIrA
Learn more about living donation: http://bit.ly/3rRPEn0

02/14/2021

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY | UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is buzzing today. Employees are handing out roses to patients to make sure everyone visiting the campus is feeling loved. We are also vaccinating another 1,000 individuals with their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

What better way to show the people around you that you care?

Interested in getting vaccinated? Learn more about the vaccine and get notified when it’s available by visiting https://bit.ly/3oLq8hN

02/14/2021

Honoring our cancer warriors | UCHealth

"It's such an honor to wear your names on the backs of our jerseys."

Thank you to the Colorado State Women's Basketball team for giving UCHealth cancer warriors the spotlight on the court and on your jerseys. 💚

steamboatpilot.com 02/13/2021

Antibody treatment showing promising results for local COVID-19 patients

When 67-year-old Steamboat Springs resident Pam Ford tested positive for COVID-19, she met the strict parameters for monoclonal antibody treatment. After receiving the infusion, she said she felt “wonderful” and was back to shoveling snow in days.

“The whole experience was like a miracle to me,” she said. “I felt so much better so quickly. I’m just going to keep counting my blessings.”

steamboatpilot.com Editor’s note: This story was edited to remove any speculation as to where exactly the subject of this story contracted COVID-19. That information is not known.

02/13/2021

An inside look at vaccinations | UCHealth

UCHealth is celebrating having vaccinated over 100,000 Coloradans with their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, administering nearly 147,000 total doses.

As we work to distribute the vaccine as quickly as possible, we appreciate your patience along the way. We urge everyone to continue to wear their masks as we vaccinate the community.

For more information about the vaccine and to receive an invitation during your phase of the vaccine rollout, visit: https://bit.ly/3oLq8hN

uchealth.org 02/12/2021

Vaccines bring hope to parishioners at Colorado's oldest Black church | UCHealth Today

More than 500 Coloradans received COVID-19 vaccines last week at the state's oldest Black church, an effort from UCHealth to vaccinate minorities and underserved communities.

Parishioners were excited to be vaccinated and say this is one step closer to being back in church, singing in the choir and worshiping together.

“I’m glad I got it. I’ve been through a lot,” 90-year-old Joan Ho**er said.

uchealth.org UCHealth partnered with Colorado’s oldest Black church to successfully bring the COVID-19 vaccines to older parishioners.

kdvr.com 02/12/2021

New programs offered to help Colorado healthcare workers experiencing burnout

The Resilience Program, started by UCHealth nurse Elise Phelan, began as a monthly meeting to help health care workers who may be experiencing burnout. The gatherings feature presentations on nutrition, massages and even visits from support puppies.

"We really need to take care of ourselves to be present to take care of other people,” Elise said.

kdvr.com A recent survey of Emergency Physicians spread out across the country shows 87% feel more stressed now than they did at the beginning of the pandemic.

uchealth.org 02/11/2021

Celebrating Black History Month in Colorado and beyond

While Coloradans continue to hunker down and social distance, we've compiled some great ways to virtually celebrate Black History Month this year.

uchealth.org Achievements and contributions by Black Americans abound. Here are ways you can celebrate Black History Month in Colorado virtually.

02/10/2021

Denver7

Dr. Michelle Barron, the top infectious disease expert in Colorado, is joining Denver7's Jason Gruenauer to answer your questions about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Michelle Barron, the top infectious disease expert in Colorado, is joining Denver7's Jason Gruenauer to answer your questions about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine.

denver.cbslocal.com 02/10/2021

Elevating Black Voices: Colorado Doctors Stress Importance Of Diversity In Medical Field

Dr. Vaughn Browne and Dr. Lisa Wynn are among the many black men and women doing their part during COVID-19 at UCHealth. We are recognizing them during #BlackHistoryMonth.

denver.cbslocal.com In the emergency department at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Vaughn Browne sees the worst of the pandemic every single day.

realsimple.com 02/10/2021

What Your Summer Vacation Might Look Like This Year

Travel by car is still the preferred method for vacation transportation this summer, our infectious disease expert Dr. Michelle Barron advises. As people venture out of their homes, keeping activities outdoors and in the United States is recommended.

realsimple.com The slow rollout of the vaccine and the newly discovered COVID-19 variants cloud the picture of what's possible (and what's safe) for travel this summer. Here's what experts say you can expect.

denvergazette.com 02/10/2021

How should you talk to vaccine-skeptical family? These experts have some tips

Results from a recent poll in Colorado shows only 60 percent of residents plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Health experts say ending the pandemic is dependent on mass vaccination. Here’s how to talk to your loved ones if they're on the fence about receiving the vaccine.

denvergazette.com As more and more vaccine becomes available, Gov. Jared Polis has repeatedly touted distribution as the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But that's only true if people actually

denver.cbslocal.com 02/09/2021

COVID In Colorado: Vaccine Reactions Similar To Other Vaccines

Feeling a little under the weather is a common and normal reaction for those who just received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Our health experts weigh in on why you shouldn't worry.

denver.cbslocal.com The discussion about reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines is widespread because it’s new.

02/09/2021

Colorado State Men's Basketball athletes played for a cause larger than themselves last week. Players swapped out the names on their jerseys for the names of UCHealth patients who are currently fighting, beaten or have lost their battle with cancer.

This is the second year that UCHealth has partnered with the Colorado State Rams to honor 28 total cancer warriors on the jerseys of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

"It's very emotional to know that one of these young athletes will be carrying your name on the back of their jersey," cancer patient Jana Robbins said. "It means a lot."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/3pNUyRK

📸 Cris Tiller, Jayson Ortiz and Abby Mathieson

02/09/2021

Colorado State Women's Basketball players donned a different name on the backs of their jerseys this past weekend in honor of cancer warriors from the northern Colorado community. One of those names represented Deb Brohard - a wife, mother and friend who passed away last November.

For nearly three decades, Deb worked as a speech-language pathologist for Children’s Therapy Services at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. She also served as the point person for the Northern Colorado Cleft-Palate team.

Her husband, Mike, said she was especially proud of her legacy: helping thousands of patients to better communicate.

Between the men’s and women’s CSU basketball teams, 28 cancer warriors were honored in total.

02/08/2021

It’s true, kindness is good for you. Head to our website for a kindness show and tell and share what kindness means to you. https://bit.ly/39X7a24

02/08/2021

BEHIND THE SCENES HEROES | We're giving a well-deserved shout out to some of the unsung heroes at UCHealth - members of the environmental services team. 💪

The EVS staff cleans UCHealth facilities, including COVID-19 patient rooms, waiting rooms, nursing stations, restrooms, cafeterias, hallways, beds and more. On top of that, the team disinfects public spaces every day, multiple times a day.

Although her job may not be glamorous, Brittani Perry on the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies EVS team says it's rewarding.

"It is still wonderful work because I get to talk to patients and make their day better, and isn't that the reason that we are all here in the first place?" Perry said.

Thank you to these awesome and caring people who work every day to keep us safe and healthy.

denver.cbslocal.com 02/07/2021

Super Bowl Bound: Colorado Health Care Workers Invited To Big Game

Two UCHealth nurses, Maxi Holcomb and Lauren Kass, are joining 7,500 other health care heroes on an all-expense trip to Tampa, Florida to watch today's big game.

The NFL hopes this trip brings a “bit of joy to these individuals who have saved so many lives and been on the front lines.”

denver.cbslocal.com The NFL has invited thousands of health care workers across the country to watch Super Bowl 55 inside Raymond James Stadium.

02/07/2021

Congratulations to Peyton Manning for being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

Peyton’s commitment and dedication to Colorado goes beyond words. His Hall of Fame attitude off the field earned him the respect and admiration of everyone he encountered, especially our patients. Over the span of his 18-year career on the field, Peyton proved to be one of the NFL’s GOAT. Below are a few of his many accomplishments:

🏈 2x Super Bowl Champion
🏈 Only 5-time NFL MVP
🏈 Walter Payton Man of the Year Winner
🏈 14x Pro Bowler
🏈 Number 18 retied by Colts and Broncos
🏈 Most Passing Yards/TDs in a single season

02/06/2021

Harold “Tommy” Thompson was one of 10,000 people who received the COVID-19 vaccine at Coors Field last weekend.

At 103 years old, Tommy also survived the 1918 flu pandemic as a child. His family says he misses shaking people’s hands and socializing and is grateful he got the first dose of the vaccine.

“I feel good, and I appreciate all of you working like this,” Tommy said after receiving his vaccine. http://bit.ly/3pKr9Yj

news.cuanschutz.edu 02/06/2021

Fear, Distrust Overshadow Vaccine Decision for Some Hard-Hit Communities

Leaders from often underrepresented communities and health experts from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus hosted a town hall for people of color to address common reasons behind vaccine hesitancy. Click this link to watch the virtual event.

What are your biggest concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine?

news.cuanschutz.edu A virtual town hall hosted by the CU Anschutz Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement generated a deep discussion on vaccines.

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