One high school athlete dies every two days from a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or enlarged heart. Since the condition goes undetected without echocardiograms, the Anthony Bates Foundation is organizing a free cardiac screening from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 7 at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Previous screenings by the foundation resulted in… Continue Reading Child cardiac arrest testingContinue reading …
The Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences has opened a health clinic for city employees. The goal is to lower health insurance claims for the city, while also giving nursing students the opportunity for hands-on learning. The clinic is designed to assist with acute and episodic health care needs, as well as wellness promotion,… Continue Reading New clinicContinue reading …
In response to an increase in kidney disease nationwide, the Pikes Peak Kidney Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13 at Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Parkway. The National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, in partnership with Pikes Peak Nephrology Associates, will offer a non-invasive kidney health… Continue Reading Kidney Fair: March 13Continue reading …
A new steering committee established by Gov. Bill Ritter’s Office of Boards and Commissions is seeking applicants to study health care cost containment and how to improve care quality. Applications to help with the Center for Improving Value in Health Care Steering Committee are due March 16. The panel will advise the state on strategies… Continue Reading Health care committee seeks research helpContinue reading …
Peak Vista Community Health Centers will receive $1.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will aid 5,240 patients and create at least 40 jobs. The money is being distributed by the Health and Human Services Administration and is part of $155 million in grants set aside for community health centers. “These… Continue Reading Peak Vista stimulus money to create 40 jobsContinue reading …
Technology often is touted as the cure for health care, but a Joint Commission alert warns that implementing technology could jeopardize the quality and safety of patient care.
The alert urges greater attention to understanding when a technology might be applicable; choosing the right technology and understanding what impact it will have on the quality and safety of patient care. Continue Reading Patient quality and safety shouldn’t take a back seat to technology
Studies show that doctors still believe in miracles — but their religious views are less positive today than they were four years ago.
Studies were conducted during December 2004 and December 2008 to measure physicians’ views on religious beliefs.
Some beliefs remain the same: doctors believe that religion is a necessary guide to life and the majority still believe in miracles. Continue Reading Doctors still believe in miracles
Companies and hospitals want the same thing — happy, healthy employees.
And Penrose-St. Francis is launching a dialog with area employment agencies to create a partnership for wellness in the workplace.
At the first meeting, representatives from the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau and Pikes Peak Workforce Center — as well as others — Continue Reading Penrose seeking to foster work/life balance
All patients with cancer should have equal access to health care — including education, screening and treatment — and health care advocates need to work to erase disparities in care based on income.
That’s the word from a report released by the Colorado Cancer Coalition and the Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Continue Reading Report reveals the relationship between cancer and poverty
American Medical Response will continue to serve as El Paso County’s medical response team, the result of a five-year contract approved by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners.
The contract, which also requires approval from the Colorado Springs City Council, promises better response times, clearer standards for response zones and increased fines for missing the standard response time. Continue Reading County renews deal with AMR