Articles

Mike McKibben, Sepsis survival

Surviving Sepsis: One Man’s Fight to Reclaim His Life After A Deadly Infection

by Jeannette Moninger

After returning from a European vacation, Mike McKibben initially blamed jetlag for his muscle aches, extreme fatigue and other flu-like symptoms. The 61-year-old Lone Tree resident and his wife, Sue, had a great time in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and even took a cruise on the Rhine River to...

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Dr. Adam P. Smith, neurological surgeon, neck surgery, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Sky Ridge

by Jeannette Moninger

A Faster Road to Pain-Free Living

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Her Sexual Health, Want Better Sex? Start Talking

Her Sexual Health: Want Better Sex? Start Talking 

by Morgan Tilton

Something bizarre happened when Emma Murray, now 23, chose a copper IUD for birth control — it’s a tiny intrauterine device that’s inserted by a doctor inside the uterus for long-term protection. Four months post-insertion, the IUD shifted during intercourse, caused a sharp pain, and fell out.

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Complex Brain Surgery at Sky Ridge Saves Life of Centennial Resident

by Jeannette Moninger

Centennial resident Tomas Martinez went to bed on March 11 with the worst headache he’d ever had in his 36 years. When he woke the next morning, his thoughts were jumbled. “I told him to let his boss know he couldn’t work, and he didn’t recognize her name,” recalls Tomas’ wife, Tatiana....

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Neale Heywood, Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Neale Heywood Back On Tour

by Jeannette Moninger

Neale Heywood, a guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, first injured his back when he was in his 20s after lifting a heavy piece of equipment. Chronic back pain would plague Heywood for the next 30 years. In 2011, while preparing for a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Heywood’s pain became too much...

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Dr. Shay Bess, DISC, Denver Spine Surgery

Scoliosis Surgery: When the Timing is Right

by Jeannette Moninger

Amy and Andy Leong, of Colorado Springs, didn’t plan to adopt two children from China with severe scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. “When we adopted 19-month-old Moriah in 2008, we knew she had some medical issues, but scoliosis wasn’t mentioned in her files,” says Amy.

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DISC Denver International Spine Center, Dr. Timothy R. Kuklo

Spinal Tumor Surgery Keeps DISC Patient Active

by Jeannette Moninger

Joyce Hanson has always been active. The 60-year-old Littleton resident hikes, bikes, skis, and practices yoga and Pilates. But one October morning in 2013, Hanson woke up to excruciating back pain. “I hadn’t done anything out of the ordinary that might have affected my back,” recalls Hanson,...

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Brain and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Aneurysms

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

What You Need to Know About Brain and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

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Cardio King

by Morgan Tilton

Get the skinny on high-intensity v. steady-state cardio workouts

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P/SL Transplant Center

Transplant Patient Gets Fresh Start

by Andrea Juarez

P/SL Transplant Center Is Top Notch 

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