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21Jul

Happy Heart

Happy Heart

In just one day, your heart will beat 108,000 times or 39,420,000 times in one year. It is hard-working and relentless. 

The heart continues to work well with just about any lifestyle and/or food choices for a long time; but at some point, when it doesn’t work as well as it used to work, lifestyle and food changes become more important. 

Would you change your lifestyle knowing it will help your heart to be happy and be there for you longer? Let’s look at some of the things that make our hearts happy: 

• Feeling the joy of life and experiencing gratitude

• Doing what you love 

• Being with your loved ones and devoting time to family and friends 

• No tobacco and no excessive alcohol exposure 

• Normal blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar 

 

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

14Jul

Meet our New Provider

Meet our New Provider

Pamela Stewart, PA-C

Physician Assistant - Certified

Philosophy:

"Provide care to all patients with professionalism and kindness, integrating body, mind, and spirit to achieve and maintain quality of life and health."

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Posted in Physician Feature Articles

07Jul

Embrace the Positive

Embrace the Positive

Melissa Coomes, MD

New West Physicians Broomfield

My desire to help people began as a young child and by the time I was in high school, I knew I wanted to be a physician. Looking back, I would say that some of my inspiration came from my Grandmother who always embraced the positive and embodied the philosophy of ‘making the world a better place.” 

In medical school, I had a mentor who introduced me to acupuncture and botanical/herbal remedies that piqued my interest because it was another possible path to helping someone. I was able to see that some patients benefited from these types of therapies. 

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Posted in Physician Feature Articles

02Jul

Consumption Of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tied To 180,000 Deaths Each Year

Consumption Of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tied To 180,000 Deaths Each Year

In “Science Now,” the Los Angeles Times  (6/30, Healy) reports that “the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks appears to claim the lives of about 25,000 American adults yearly and is linked worldwide to the deaths of 180,000 each year,” according to a study published June 29 in the journal Circulation. In particular, “low- and middle-income countries are bearing the brunt of the death toll attributed to overconsumption of sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks.”

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

30Jun

Welcome to Our New Provider

Theresa Shieh, PA-C, MSPH

Physician Assistant - Certified

Applewood Internal Medicine

Philosophy

"The focus of my practice is promoting physical and mental wellness. I work collaboratively with patients to treat acute and chronic medical conditions. I want my patients to have a comfortable understanding of their health issues and treatments. I also believe that health prevention is essential to optimizing personal wellness.”

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Posted in Physician Feature Articles

23Jun

Clinical Studies Advance Medical Research

Clinical Studies Advance Medical Research

New West Physicians’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Cohen, FACP, selectively chooses clinical studies that he feels will be the best for our patients while still advancing medical research for new medicines.  Our research team conducts studies in the areas of diabetes, weight loss, COPD, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. 

Our current Clinical Studies are listed on our website; however, if you are interested in learning more, please discuss with your provider

Posted in Health Information and Tips, In The News

16Jun

New West Physicians' Diabetes and Nutrition Center Merits ADA Recognition

New West Physicians' Diabetes and Nutrition Center Merits ADA Recognition

DENVER, COLORADO, JUNE 4, 2015 – The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the New West Physicians’ Diabetes and Nutrition Center program:  The program was originally recognized in May of this year.   ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.

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Posted in Press Releases, In The News

09Jun

Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad

Snow peas aren't just for stir-frys. Thinly sliced, their crunchy texture and sweet taste combine with a creamy Asian dressing to make this salad special.

4 servings, 1.25 or 1 1/4 cups each | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

 

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Posted in Recipes

02Jun

Effects of Stress

What is Stress?

Effects of Stress

Stress is the feeling we have when under pressure. Some stresses get you going, are motivating, and are good for you. However, too much stress undermines our mental and physical health. Stress can be caused by everyday matters such as work, family, and other responsibilities. It can also be brought about by a sudden negative change, such as divorce, losing a job, illness, or a major accident. Different people may feel stress in different ways. Some people experience digestive symptoms, while others may have muscle tension, headaches, insomnia, depressed mood, irritability, and fatigue. People under chronic stress are prone to more frequent viral infections, such as the flu or common cold. Over time, continued strain on your body from stress may lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, and other illnesses.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

21May

New Models for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

New Models for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Colorado is forging ahead with new models of care delivery that integrate the treatment of behavioral health and physical health. These evolving models combine physical health care with behavioral health care, often in one setting and with one team of providers, instead of the traditional method of providing these services separately.

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Posted in In The News

19May

The Benefits of Playing an Active Role in Your Healthcare

Your Healthcare

The Benefits of Playing an Active Role in Your Healthcare

MyHealthConnection is a state-of-the-art, secure health management tool you can use anywhere you have access to the Internet. All messages are encrypted to ensure security and your health record is password protected. You will be able to correspond with your providers on non–urgent health issues, request appointments, and much more!

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

12May

Cracking the Code of Your Health Plan

Understanding Your High Deductible Plan

Cracking the Code of Your Health Plan

What is a Deductible?

A deductible is a fixed dollar amount specified by your insurance plan that individuals must pay out-of-pocket before your health insurance begins to pay. In most cases, the deductible must be met each "plan year", which is not necessarily the same as a calendar year.

What is the best way to find out about what is covered under my insurance plan?

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

05May

For the Love of Music

….A story by John Gale, MD

For the Love of Music

My love of music began when I was four years old and asked my parents if I could play the accordion. Although I switched to piano lessons after one year, it was the spark that would eventually lead me to the Colorado Symphony.

I took piano lessons for five years until I was a sophomore in high school, and then I switched to organ lessons my junior and senior years. The organ was located in a church in Damascus, Maryland, where I grew up. But this was no ordinary organ. In 1960, Metropolitan Methodist in Washington, DC, replaced their organ and the 'old' organ was purchased by a local banker in Damascus for use at the Damascus United Methodist Church (DUMC). The organ is a rare Skinner Organ wherein only 887 were built. The organ at DUMC is one of the 26 organs that remain unaltered. To take a peek at the history of the organ and to see and hear the 6,000 magnificent pipes of the Skinner Organ - Click Here

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Posted in Physician Feature Articles

28Apr

Are We Over Diagnosing Cancer?

Ken Cohen, MD, F.A.C.P., CMO - Evergreen Internal Medicine

Are We Over Diagnosing Cancer?

There is no diagnosis that strikes fear like a new diagnosis of cancer. At the same time, our ability to detect early cancers through new and enhanced screening technologies has resulted in more patients than ever receiving a diagnosis of cancer. It therefore seems timely to discuss the biology of cancer, a topic often poorly understood by many.

Cancer begins when a single cell develops a genetic mutation and begins uncontrolled growth. Statistically, 90% of these develop spontaneously, and only 10% of the times are there inherited factors. The initial trigger may be environmental, such as tobacco use or excessive sun exposure, or viral, such as is the case with cervical and certain oral cancers. All of us develop abnormal cells from time to time. Our immune system generally recognizes these cells as foreign and destroys them. It is only when this "immune surveillance" fails, that cancer cells can grow uncontrollably and turn into tumors.

Complete article.....

Posted in Health Information and Tips

21Apr

Welcome to Our New Provider

Brad Adamson, NP Arapahoe Internal Medicine

Welcome to Our New Provider

Philosophy:

“I believe in collaborating with each patient to provide holistic care that is tailored specifically to them. I also believe that my focus on individualized care, preventative medicine and health promotion can help patients achieve their maximum health potential while making a positive impact in their lives.”

For more information on Brad Adamson, NP...

Posted in Physician Feature Articles

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