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…
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…
For many of us, Memorial Day weekend means it’s time to fire up the grill. But according to one recent study, eating grilled meats frequently might mean putting ourselves at an increased risk for high blood pressure. The study looked at more than 100,000 people, all healthy and free of heart disease, over a 12-16 year period. Participants took dietary surveys and recorded what they ate. At the end of the study, about a third of the participants developed high blood pressu…
The 5 Health Fair season arrives in Colorado Springs this weekend. The fair will be held at DaVita Medical Group in Colorado Springs. Dr. Kim Runyon with DaVita explains what doctors, and you can learn from your blood chemistry. “Blood chemistry is a screening test, from a simple blood test. It screens for important things like cholesterol levels."
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.
Seventy-year-old Terry Douglass is a retired pastor here in Colorado Springs and is living a grateful life, after his health took a turn in March of 2017.
As part of Heart Health Month, we’re cooking with a cardiologist in this edition of Your Healthy Family.
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.
As we continue reviewing some of the most informative stories from 2017 I wanted to revisit the topic of Aortic Stenosis.
We are in the final week of #NoShaveNovember here at KOAA News5, Sam Schreier and I are battling it out for the lead in our fund raising efforts.
A 60-year old cyclist is back on his bike after some county workers with life saving skills saved his life in July. Dan Geery, an avid cyclist was out on a bike ride on July 13, but as he entered his 26th mile, things went seriously wrong.
September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. AFib, as it’s also called, is a heart condition that can be hard to detect and have serious consequencesif left untreated.
As part of AFib Awareness Month, we’re talking about a fairly new procedure called The Watchman — an FDA-approved device that is placed in the heart to seal off the left atrial appendage, where blood clots can form in people with atrial fibrillation, bringing a high risk of stroke.
News 5 got our first look inside the brand new state of the hybrid operating room at UCHealth Memorial central.