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

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

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: Can grilled meat put you at risk for high blood pressure?

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…

Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair, what is blood chemistry?

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." 

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Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial performs 100th Watchman case

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.

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