Articles

Don’t Cancel that Gyno Appointment

Don’t Cancel that Gyno Appointment

by Andrea Juarez

Many women incorrectly assume they get a pass on their yearly exam with the gynecologist because Pap smears are now recommended every three years for women under 30 and every five years for older women, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. A pap test looks for...

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Kathy Vidlock, Colorado Orthopaedics

5 Essential Exercises to Reduce Lower Back Pain

by Dr. Kathy Vidlock & Andrea Juarez

Whether you are a couch potato, weekend athlete or even a competitive athlete, you have likely suffered from lower back pain. In fact, about 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes, according to the National Institutes for Health.

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Mazor X Spine Surgery

Advanced Robotic System Aids Spinal Surgery

by Jeannette Moninger

If you feel a twinge in your lower back while reading this magazine, you may be among the more than 31 million Americans who suffer from back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Experts estimate that up to 80 percent of us will experience some type of back problem at some...

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Acid Reflux

Banish Acid Reflux the Natural Way

by Maribeth Neelis

More than 60 million Americans experience acid reflux at least once a month, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy

Ask The Reproductive Endocrinologist

by Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy

I'm 33 and thinking about getting pregnant; how long should we try before we seek help?

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Aguirre Specialty Care

Ask The Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

by Dr. Jaren Riley

Are there any special surgical techniques for correcting my daughter's scoliosis?

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Center for Maternal Fetal Health Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center

Ask A Women’s Health Provider

by Dr. Richard Porreco

I am a woman over 40; what kinds of complications could arise with my pregnancy?

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Dr. Steven Rothenberg, pediatric surgeon

Surgical Care for Little Patients

by Jeannette Moninger

Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery Offers Big Benefits

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OA osteoarthristis

A hip replacement may be in my near future; should I consider the direct anterior approach to hip replacement?

by Dr. E. Mark Hammerberg

With the direct anterior approach, the surgeon utilizes an interval between muscles, retracting them without detaching or cutting through them to expose the bony anatomy of the hip. As such, the direct anterior approach has been promoted as a “muscle sparing” approach, in contrast to other...

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Dr. Bridget Beck, Denver

Is it true that the warning signs for a heart attack for women can be different than men’s symptoms; if, so what do women need to know?

by Dr. Bridget Beck

Yes, women can have a broader range of symptoms signaling a heart attack. Since cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women in the U.S. and it kills more women than all cancers combined, it’s important that you and others (medical professionals included) become familiar with...

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