Monthly Archives: February 2011

The story of Patricia J. Skolnik and Michael Skolnik ― lessons to protect yourself or a loved one from medical errors

Medical errors and the tragedy that can follow them is something that Patricia “Patty” and David Skolnik have faced personally. Patty is the founder and director of Citizens for Patient Safety (CPS), a non-profit global grassroots organization working to create … Continue reading

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Rapid Response: Cardiac Alert and Heart Attacks

If you are having a heart attack, every second is important for survival. For each minute that the heart is deprived of blood and oxygen, more muscle tissue dies. In fact, about 1.5 million heart attacks occur yearly in the … Continue reading

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9 Reasons To Go To the Emergency Room

Sometimes, knowing you need to go to the emergency room is a no-brainer (or, you don’t really have a choice). You may have a broken bone, or be having a heart attack. But for a lot of cases, deciding to go to … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Kathy, Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Kathy McGovern, a Denver native and music teacher, had a history with ovarian cancer even before she was diagnosed. It was the disease that killed her mother in 1985.  “With the history of ovarian cancer in my family, I have … Continue reading

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Super Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

Did you know that one of the top-selling days for snack food is Super Bowl Sunday? Whether you’re watching the game for the actual game, or for the commercials, no Super Bowl is complete without a great array of snacks … Continue reading

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Coping with the cold: what to do in freezing weather conditions

It’s cold Denver, and temperatures today are only expected to be the single digits before we start to finally warm up the rest of the week. Even in regular cold weather, it doesn’t take long before your body starts reacting and … Continue reading

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