Dr. Tullberg says, “You will start looking like a patriot, red white and blue are the bad colors when it comes to frost bite.”
When in doubt, it’s always best for parents to trust their instincts if they feel that something isn’t right and seek medical help.
If you do come down with the flu, get to the doctor quickly and hopefully you only feel really bad, before you begin to feel better.
Traditional symptoms of the flu are rapid onset of high fever, generally over 101.5 but that is not a hard and fast number.
According to the El Paso County Health Department, there were fewer than five flu-related hospitalizations in the county during the first week of December, nearly 10 by the middle of the month, nearly 20 just before Christmas, and nearly 30 as of December 29th.
The Health Jam also taught kids about health and nutrition, the dangers of tobacco and more. The bike safety session is just on of many community outreach programs from UCHealth Memorial.
Emergency medicine Dr. Auna Leatham with UCHealth Memorial Central Hospital says that when the weather turns severe and large hailstones fall from the sky, there are injuries they commonly see people for in the emergency department.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.