WISHing You Well
An informative health communique for our patients and their families
WISHing you a Healthy Fall
Here are a few quick updates:
Thanks to you we have grown our practice. In order to serve you best we have added a new doctor to our WISH team. Please welcome Dr. Michelle Cleeves.
Dr. Cleeves received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2009. In June 2012, she completed her internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx as part of the Social Internal Medicine program unique to Montefiore. She returned to her home state of Colorado and joined the WISH primary care practice on September 4, 2012.
Join us for another lecture...
Let's Talk: Conversations About Women's Health November 27th from 6 PM to 8:30 PM
In this issue we have asked subject matter experts to write about:
- Predictable Cycles of Depression and Anxiety in a Woman's Life
- What is happening at UCH Mammography?
- Dizziness in Women: The Big Three
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:
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The Predictable Cycles of Depression and Anxiety in a Woman's Life- The Complex But Achievable Path to Wellness
By Cheryl Chessick, M.D.,
Director of Women's Studies and Treatment
Depression is a common condition affecting approximately 15 million American adults. Women are twice as likely to develop depression and two to three times more likely to develop anxiety compared to men. Women may have a different treatment course than men. Read More...
Dr Chessick will be the keynote speaker on November 27th at our Let's Talk Event- "Maintaining Mental Health Wellness Through Holiday Stress and Fatigue". Learn techniques to create balance in your life.
| "Pink Life Saver" prepares to wrap The hospital's distinctive mobile mammography unit will be road-ready by the end of the week, and officially unveiled at the Oct. 16 "Men for the Cure" event. Soon thereafter, it will bring breast cancer screenings to patients at the hospital's internal and family medicine clinics, on campus and off..Read More
Dizziness in Women: The Big Three
By Carol Foster, M.D., Associate Professor
Director of the Balance Laboratory
University Of Colorado Hospital
Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms people experience, and can range forma mild feeling of being off balance to a profound whirling sensation and vomiting. There are many causes of this symptom, but the three we discussin the article are responsible for at least half of all dizziness complaints. Read More
Special Offerings: Flu Vaccination
As flu season approaches, it's important to protect your health with a flu shot. We are now scheduling daily appointments for flu shots. Influenza, known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe symptoms and even death. Be protected; get your flu shot early. The charge is $25.75 if paying cash for this service but most insurance companies cover the cost completely.
To schedule your Flu Shot,
call WISH at 720-848-9474
More information on the flu from UCH experts