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Nonprofit to teach good prescribing practices

Nonprofit to teach good prescribing practices

A Denver-based nonprofit plans to be the first in the state to offer “Prescribing Controlled Drugs: Critical Issues and Common Pitfalls,” a course designed to teach appropriate prescribing practices. The Center for Personalized Education for Physicians will offer the three-day course twice this year, according to a news release. It is intended for those who… Continue Reading Nonprofit to teach good prescribing practices

UCCS HealthCircle now seeing Kaiser Permanente members

Kaiser Permanente Southern Colorado members 18 and older are now able to access primary care services at the UCCS HealthCircle housed within the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, located at 4863 N. Nevada Ave. This partnership between Kaiser Permanente and UCCS is designed to provide greater access to convenient health care for university employees with… Continue Reading UCCS HealthCircle now seeing Kaiser Permanente members

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Temple Grandin to speak in Springs

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Temple Grandin to speak in Springs

World-renowned scientist, author and autism-awareness advocate Temple Grandin will speak this Friday at a conference in Colorado Springs, according to Springs-based nonprofit Cheyenne Village. Grandin will discuss the challenges she has faced as someone with autism and share her insights into dealing with the disorder to improve quality of life, according to a Cheyenne Village… Continue Reading Temple Grandin to speak in Springs

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Health foundation hires financial consulting firm

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s board of trustees has selected Denver firm Watershed Investment Consultants, Inc. as its first financial consulting firm to oversee the foundation’s investments. Mayor Steve Bach approved the selection and City Council confirmed it during its Feb. 10 formal session. According to a news release from the health foundation, “the board… Continue Reading Health foundation hires financial consulting firm

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Hospital mistakes still kill too many

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Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise number of people who die because of mistakes made in hospitals, but it’s not small. Every patient is potentially at risk. Even though hospitals don’t intentionally harm people in their care,… Continue Reading Hospital mistakes still kill too many

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Palmer Lake inn sold

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Palmer Lake inn sold

Advanced Recovery Systems, a behavioral health care management company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is in the final stages of purchasing the Inn at Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake. ARS treats people for substance abuse, alcoholism, addictions and eating disorders with related mental health treatment programs and centers. Allison Walsh, vice president of business development… Continue Reading Palmer Lake inn sold

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Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

Colorado would create a new grant program to help farmers produce healthy, nutritious foods for public school kids, under a bill sponsored by Rep. Faith Winter (D-Westminster), according to a news release distributed by Healthier Colorado. From 1–3 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 20, at the Mountain Song Community School, 2904 West Kiowa St., residents will build and… Continue Reading Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

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Applications now accepted for Peak Vista’s nurse primary care fellowship

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is now accepting applications through midnight March 31 for the first cohort of fellows in its 12-month Advanced Practice Registered Nurse primary care fellowship, slated to begin September 2015. “I believe Advanced Practice Nurse fellowships will soon become the norm for these graduating professionals,” said Michael Welch, D.O., Peak Vista’s chief… Continue Reading Applications now accepted for Peak Vista’s nurse primary care fellowship

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

One’s physical and mental health are inseparable. That, according to Mike Kenny, a clinical psychologist and director of the Aging Center located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus’ Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Kenny said the two become more intertwined as we age, but often support systems exist only for the physical… Continue Reading Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced Jan. 20 that it received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Penrose-St. Francis in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. “Today, consumers are… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

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