Health & Sports

Health & Sports

The games we play. The athletes among us. The tips for living the active, healthy life in Colorado Springs. The best Springs articles on fitness, health and sports.

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Peter Walinsky, M.D.: Precision and Preparation

Most people in Terry Douglass’ condition don’t make it to the hospital alive. “He came in with about the worst thing you can have,”...

Michael Welch, D.O.: Innovating for the Community

The model clicked with Dr. Michael Welch at a primary care conference. An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) primary care fellowship program could work...
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Leslie Moats, M.D.: Ready for Crisis

Dr. Les Moats shouldn’t have been there on Feb. 13, 2018. He rarely works shifts at Memorial North. Tuesdays are normally a day off....
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Shaye Moskowitz, M.D., Ph.D.: Out to Stop Stroke

Jessie Wilson was in town to visit his daughter when an aneurysm in his brain ruptured. His wife was able to do CPR and...

Heather Matthews Cassidy, M.D.: Practicing What She Teaches

How do we do medical education differently to meet the needs of a constantly changing workplace and society? What can Colorado Springs do uniquely...
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Lisa Flaherty Shaw, R.N.: Giving Generously

“As long as I can remember, I was interested in medicine and kids,” says Lisa Shaw. Unsure if she wanted to be a doctor...
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Amanda Egan, C.P.N.P.-A.P.: All In Against Adversity

The discovery of a tumor in her leg when she was 15 years old ignited Amanda Egan’s dream of serving in pediatric care. “,...

Sara Mitchell, Ph.D.: Conquering Mountains

At the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Dr. Sara Mitchell scaled a substantial stretch of extreme mountain terrain inaccessible by lift to reach a skier...
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Kellee O’Brien: Giving Mental Illness a Voice

At 18, Kellee O’Brien was living in her car and self-medicating an illness that had yet to be identified. Eventually, she was diagnosed with...
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Run. Fish. Beer at the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon

As fly-fishing casts go, this one held great promise. I simply had to make it work there on the rocky banks of the Lake...
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