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Join us for an extraordinary Mother-Daughter (ages 12-25) Event

Saturday May 12 

 8:30am to Noon




Visage Center 
 Evening of Beauty

8080 Park Meadows Drive

Lonetree, 80124


 Mini Lectures and Live Demonstrations by Visage Staff 

Bobbi Brown Makeup 

Demonstrations  by Nordstrom

Personalized Analysis' of Your Skin 


May 10 2012
 6:30-8:00 PM 
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Are Sports drinks safe for Kids?

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-read The Importance of Water!

By Jenny Madrid MPH, RD, CDE, BC-ADM UCH Registered Dietitian

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A Wish for WISH
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WISHing You Well
An informative health communique for our patients and their families
Issue No. 17, Spring 2012

WISHing you a Healthy Spring


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


A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center in Stapleton is the first primary care practice at the University of Colorado Hospital to create a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and achieve the highest level of National Standards of Excellence ( NCQA level 3).  It has been so successful that the rest of the UCH primary care clinics are following suit.  In an effort to drive better patient outcomes, PCMH empowers patients to become an active participant with their doctor in the management of their own health.  One of the biggest examples of how PCMH is effective is in the treatment of diabetes. Your care will improve as we all move to adopt this model of excellence. 


Our  Let's Talk: Conversations About Women's Health lecture series is gaining momentum. Our second lecture of the three part series for this year filled the house. On February 6th experts presented on Cardiovascular health, Bone health and Exercise.  We invite and encourage you and your daughter's to attend our next event in May for more Talk...


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

  • Diabetes and How UCH Primary Care practices are working together help you improve your health outcomes.
  • Human Papilloma Virus ( HPV) and Why the HPV vaccine is so important.
  • Osteoporosis and Bone Health.
  • The IMAGE Group; How Research Guides Doctors to Care for Women.  

WISH makes a commitment to educate women on health. To facilitate this goal we have engaged a community educational outreach program and created a Library of Articles. Connect to this electronic archive and read good information on health topics. Print out a copy of  our tools:

  • Be Active Your Way  is a tool to track your physical activity
  • Know Your Numbers helps you understand  your cholesterol


Diabetes Mellitus

By Michael McDermott, M.D., Director Endocrinology and Diabetes Practice, University of Colorado Hospital


Doctor Michael McDermott shares how he, and his team of diabetes educators, are creating paradigm shift with quality teaching information in the battle against diabetes. Learn about diabetes and what you need to know to care for yourself or your family members.


Human Papilloma Virus ( HPV) and Why the HPV Vaccine Is So Important      

By ChesneyThompson, M.D., Associate Professor,

Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado Hospital


Vaccine DecisionMany women who seek care in our practices ask about the safety and efficacy of the Human Papilloma Vaccine. Over 40 million doses of the vaccine have been given in this country alone and over 100 countries have approved each of the vaccines worldwide.  At this time there are no concerns that the vaccine causes any serious problems or is related to any concerning illness in vaccine recipients.  Read more about why the vaccine is so important.

Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

By Margaret E. Wierman, M.D.,

Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics,

Chief of Endocrinology, VAMC University of Colorado Hospital


On February 6th, Dr. Wierman presented valuable information to women at our Let's Talk: Conversations About Women's Health community lecture series. Many facts were presented to help women understand osteoporosis.  Read Dr. Wierman's summary fact sheet so you can be informed for yourself, your daughter's, mothers, sisters and friends.

Opportunities For Participation in Research 

The IMAGE Research Group; How Research Guides Doctors to Care for Women


Heart  in handsHave you ever thought about playing a part in advancing medical research?  the IMAGE Research Group ( Investigations in Metabolism, Aging, Gender and Exercise) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are national leaders in human aging research focused on disease prevention and the maintenance of functional independence in old age.  Read more about how with your help doctors can advance medical knowledge and improve treatment options.




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.