Memorial Hospital surgeons and radiation oncologists recently performed the first Intraoperative Radiation Therapy procedure in Southern Colorado, a treatment option now available in the region only at Memorial that will fundamentally improve the experiences of patients undergoing breast cancer therapy, according to a news release. Traditionally, breast cancer patients undergo lumpectomy, or removal of the […]
Uncompensated care has been a drag on Memorial Health System’s bottom line for years, but that could change once the Obama administration’s health care reforms take effect and more people become insured. Assuming a best-case scenario, the two-hospital system’s performance could improve by as much as $33 million a year under the legislation passed by […]
Colorado’s tobacco tax will help pay for programs that address health disparities in American Indians and blacks. More than $1.3 million has been designated for programs, such as diabetes prevention and cardiovascular disease. Eighteen community-based programs, health departments and health care organizations across the state have been awarded grants to pay for prevention, early detection and needs assessment and referral.
Most people in Colorado will be able to get vaccinations for the H1N1 swine flu later this year. The federal government gave $5 million to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to strengthen its infrastructure ahead of the expected delivery of the vaccine. Part of the federal money will go directly to state […]
Be careful how you smile around the office – it says a lot about your professionalism. Raise your eyebrows with a smile and your flirting. Curl up the edges of your mouth while your brow is furled and could be perceived as condescending. That’s what Patti Wood, self-proclaimed body language expert and author of Success […]