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Monday February 6th

12 noon to 1:30 PM 


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January 26th,2012
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Location: WISH clinic Anschutz Out-patient Pavilion 3 rd floor

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WISHing You Well
An informative health communique for our patients and their families
Issue No. 16, Winter 2011-2012

WISHing you a Healthy and Prosperous 2012.


Thank you for your choosing Women's Integrated Services in Health for your primary care. Here are a few quick updates: 


One hundred women attended our first lecture in the series called Let's Talk: Conversations About Women's Health. The lecture discussed the changes that take place in our bodies as we approach menopause coupled with medical and integrative approaches to alleviating symptoms. Our physician speakers valued the opportunity to teach our community about the complex health issues surrounding menopause. Our audience enjoyed time to interact with the practitioners in the question-and-answer session. For those who joined, it was an intellectually stimulating evening full of wisdom.  We invite and encourage you to attend our next event in February for more Talk...


We welcome Cheryl Ferguson, our new Registered Nurse and Debbie Miller our new Care Team Assistant.


 In this issue we have asked the experts to write articles on topics you suggested.  Read articles about:

  • Once Cancer Has Ended and the WIN Support Program
  • Ways To Get Through The Common Cold 
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Endometrial Ablation
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Symptoms, Risk and Prevention
  • Research Opportunities for Exercise  

WISH makes a commitment to educate women on health. To facilitate this goal we have created a Library of Articles. Connect to this E-News archive and read good information on health topics.


cancer awarenessOnce Cancer Has Ended

By Andrea Dwyer, Program Director,Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network


The growing number of cancer survivors in the United States, some 12 million Americans and 190 thousand Coloradoans-indicates that many people are winning their individual struggles with the disease, or fighting it to a standstill.  This January, The University of Colorado Cancer Center begins a uniquely designed program of support called What Is Next or WIN. Read more and consider joining others who have emerged from the treatments of cancer.

The Season Is Here;

Ways To Get Through The Common Cold        

By Mitra Razzaghi, MD, Assistant Professor,

General Internal Medicine

Practice Director of Women's Integrated Services in Health


Common ColdSometimes it seems like winter is just one long case of the stuffy nose and cold symptoms. The common cold is a self- limited contagious illness that can be caused by many different types of viruses. Modern medicine has yet to offer a cure for these age-old ailments.  Learn about a basic understanding of the illness and proven efficacious treatments that can help.

Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Symptoms, Risks and Prevention

By Eugenia Carroll, MD, Assistant Professor,

Medicine- Cardiology

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, taking the life of nearly one woman every minute, with over 420,000 deaths annually in the United States.  This number exceeds the combined deaths of women each year due to all forms of cancer, respiratory illness, Alzheimer's disease and accidents. In the past twenty years significant advances have been made in women's awareness of their cardiovascular risk and strategies for prevention. Read this article and learn about symptoms, risks and prevention. What can you do to help yourself be heart health savvy? 

Take an action step and plan to attend our Let's Talk Conversation's about Women's Health lecture in February.   Dr Eugenia Carroll will give us a current understanding of What every woman needs to know about heart disease. Bring your mother, sister, friend and your questions.

Hot Health Topic: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Endometrial Ablation

By Tricia Huguelet, MD, Assistant Professor

Division of Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

About ten million women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women begin to experience heavy and/ or irregular bleeding in their thirties and forties as they move Feminine Productscloser to menopause.  Heavy periods can be very disruptive to a woman's life. Heavy and irregular periods are not only disruptive to a women's daily activities; they can also cause social embarrassment and significant emotional distress. In the past, medical doctors could only offer a hysterectomy. Today with technology advances women have choices and Dr. Huguelet is leading the way for safe and effective options for care. Learn more about causes and treatment options...

Opportunities For Participation in Exercise Related Research 

Have you ever thought about playing a part in advancing medical research?  Maybe you have personally struggled with diabetes and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD) and wished there were more treatment options for you. Perhaps you are healthy, but you have watched a family member or friend struggle with diabetes or PAD.  Read more about exercise research going on at University of Colorado and how with your help doctors can advance medical knowledge and improve treatment options.


Dr. Judith Regensteiner, Co-founder of the Center for Women's Health Research, will speak on Cardiovascular Health and Exercise for Women and Girls at the next Let's Talk: Conversations About Women's Health event on February 6th.  



Yours in Service,  

Women's Integrated Services in Health Team




Wouldn't it be nice to access to your medical records from home or on the go?


Our hospital is growing and making improvements too. It's not quite like our first tooth, but UCH is marking the start of a new era of safe electronic communication with your doctor. My Health Connection allows you to access your test results, make appointments with your doctor, communicate with your doctor, nurses and front desk staff by email.  Read about My Health Connection (MHC) and the new Iphone application. We invite you to sign up today. Choose to connect from your desk top or download the app that allows iPhone users to connect directly to the popular My Health Connection. Other smart phones will follow soon.