Author Archives for T.J. Elbert

REBEL Cast interviews Dr. Chernaik of New West Physicians

April 27, 2020 6:35 pm Published by Comments Off on REBEL Cast interviews Dr. Chernaik of New West Physicians

Dr. Salim Rezaie of REBEL Cast interviews Dr. Chernaik about COVID-19, Thrombosis, and Anticoagulation Early reports have shown that COVID-19 is most likely causing a hypercoagulable state, however the prevalence of acute VTE and exactly how to treat it is an evolving area. Limited data suggest pulmonary microvascular thrombosis may play a role in progressive respiratory failure. However, most evidence is limited to small retrospective trials. As we wait for more evidence, clinical decisions have to made at the bedside... View Article


New West Physicians quotes study where Hydroxychloroquine may be harmful to Coronavirus Patients

April 24, 2020 2:26 pm Published by Comments Off on New West Physicians quotes study where Hydroxychloroquine may be harmful to Coronavirus Patients

(CBS4) – As a senior medical director for a nationwide health care delivery company, Evergreen-based internist Dr. Kenneth Cohen has been closely watching developments regarding hydroxychloroquine, a medication used to treat malaria, lupus and arthritis but more recently showing some promise for treating coronavirus. Cohen says based on three new small studies, he is now recommending his hospital doctors not use hydroxychloroquine, also known as plaquenil, for patients suffering from COVID-19.      Read the full story:https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/04/23/coronavirus-hydroxychloroquine-colorado-plaquenil-studies-kenneth-cohen/


Now’s the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition

April 7, 2020 6:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Now’s the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition

With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right. Consider these simple suggestions from Melanie Marcus, MA, RD, health and nutrition communications manager for Dole Food Company.   Healthy Snack Time Taste Tests – Sometimes it feels like kids can snack all day long on easy-to-grab crackers, chips or cookies. Next time they reach into the snack pantry, try... View Article


Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus

March 19, 2020 5:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus

  Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this document has been updated as of March 19, 2020. For the latest information about COVID-19 including how it spreads, prevention and treatment, and symptoms, visit the CDC’s website.  What is the coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illness in both animals and people. The 2003 SARS outbreak, also known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, is a well-known coronavirus. In January of 2020, the World Health... View Article


The Importance of Self-Care

March 19, 2020 3:06 pm Published by Comments Off on The Importance of Self-Care

Many times the hectic pace of life makes it difficult to do the things we need to do for ourselves. Whether it is time alone, meditation, reading, personal growth, or anything else that fills you up, taking the time for self-care is an important activity that should not be ignored. NURTURE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF Many people are driven so much by things such as money, success, recognition, even caring for others such as family and friends, that they forget... View Article


Public Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 17, 2020 2:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Public Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) If you turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or go on the Internet, you’ll likely hear news about the Coronavirus outbreak. The new virus was officially reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Jan. 9. Coronavirus has symptoms similar to a respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath – and in some cases can cause death. So far, cases have been reported across parts of China and several other countries, including confirmed cases... View Article


Ground Breaking For New West Physicians Broomfield Location

March 9, 2020 2:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Ground Breaking For New West Physicians Broomfield Location

Join us as we celebrate the groundbreaking of New West Physicians’ new Broomfield Locations with a Member Spotlight Ribbon Cutting! Date/Time Information: http://bit.ly/3aCWog4


5 Tips to Fight Sleep Deprivation

March 5, 2020 2:17 pm Published by Comments Off on 5 Tips to Fight Sleep Deprivation

Despite a desire for perfect sleep, Americans are not even close to getting the recommended eight hours a night, and 1 in 4 Americans believes the sleep they are getting isn’t the quality rest they want and need. “To put sleep deprivation into perspective, 37% of Americans report they have fallen asleep behind the wheel,” said Dr. Sujay Kansagra, a sleep health expert for Mattress Firm. “About 5% report falling asleep while driving on a monthly basis. Clearly, sleep deprivation... View Article


Start Your Day Strong with Breakfast

March 3, 2020 2:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Start Your Day Strong with Breakfast

Starting the morning on the right foot can help set a path toward a successful day, and for many, that strong start begins with breakfast. In fact, a lot of research supports the idea of having a balanced meal in the morning. When you turn to breakfast to fuel your morning, look for seasonal recipes that provide a delicious way to start your day. For example, you can skip high-sugar grains with refined carbohydrates like doughnuts and pastries to instead... View Article


What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

February 27, 2020 3:29 pm Published by Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

‘It Impacts Weight, Sleep and Mental Health’: What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid     Michele Adams is quick to say, “I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus,” but it took her being hit by a car for her thyroid disease to finally be diagnosed. Adams has always been an active person, but for a few years, she had felt tired and had a constant tightness in her throat. She was diagnosed with post-nasal drip but... View Article


Make Cents of a Healthy Diet

February 25, 2020 2:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Make Cents of a Healthy Diet

One of the great myths of healthy eating is that it’s expensive. Making healthier choices can actually save you money when you know how to shop smart. To help encourage healthier communities, the American Heart Association and Aramark have simple tips to keep in mind as you seek out affordable, nutritious and tasty food options for your family: Shop with a plan in mind. Taking a list to the store helps limit impulse purchases, but it’s OK to make smart... View Article


Plan Ahead for Peak Travel Seasons

February 20, 2020 7:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Plan Ahead for Peak Travel Seasons

A family getaway is the perfect chance to unwind and reconnect with loved ones away from the distractions of daily life. However, peak travel times like Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend are some of the busiest times of the year, which can mean limited options. Booking travel early not only gives you more time to get excited leading up to your trip – it gives you more time to plan, helping take some of the stress out of... View Article


Winter Skin Care 101

February 18, 2020 2:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Winter Skin Care 101

Cold weather can take a real toll on your skin. Dry skin can lead to discomfort and, if neglected, can affect your skin’s elasticity and trigger outbreaks of irritated skin. Help keep your skin feeling healthy and hydrated this winter with these tips: Drink water. Hydrating your body from the inside out plays an important role in keeping skin supple and soft. When you’re dehydrated, the body pulls water from any source it can, including your skin. A good rule... View Article


How to Reduce Your Risk for Another Heart Attack

February 6, 2020 1:20 am Published by Comments Off on How to Reduce Your Risk for Another Heart Attack

After a heart attack, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk of a repeat event. “A heart attack is a life-changing event,” said Nieca Goldberg, MD, American Heart Association volunteer and medical director of NYU Women’s Heart Program. “What many people don’t realize is the hidden risks that led to your first heart attack can be managed and, by... View Article


Smart Saving Strategies

February 4, 2020 3:30 am Published by Comments Off on Smart Saving Strategies

Money management and building long-term financial health is a careful balancing act between long- and short-term financial needs, and now is a perfect opportunity to re-examine your goals. People sometimes focus on short-term needs, making sure they can cover routine bills and living essentials. However, many Americans do not have the resources to cover an unexpected expense, much less save for the future. Data from the U.S. Financial Health Pulse shows that Americans are savings-constrained, over-indebted and underinsured. In fact,... View Article


Maximizing Family Time

January 28, 2020 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Maximizing Family Time

5 tips for spending more time with loved ones Now as much as ever, close family ties can make a significant impact on young lives. Constantly emerging technology sometimes limits personal interaction, while many school-age children experience unprecedented stress levels. Building strong connections with trusted adults can give kids a sense of security and a better foundation for achieving their potential. Make spending time together a priority with these engaging activity ideas that allow the whole family to get in... View Article


Men’s Health Matters

January 23, 2020 12:54 am Published by Comments Off on Men’s Health Matters

5 tips to maintain overall wellbeing While family history and age cannot be changed, there are everyday steps men can follow to take charge of their health, including prostate health, and maybe even prevent problems down the road. Consider these tips to help lead a healthier lifestyle. Get checked out regularly. Just because you’re healthy doesn’t mean you should eschew routine checkups, and that includes self-examinations. While regular visits to your health care provider can keep you up-to-date on preventative... View Article


Celebrate Agriculture

January 21, 2020 2:57 am Published by Comments Off on Celebrate Agriculture

7 ag-focused ways to get involved From the food on your table to the clothes on your back, agriculture provides a variety of things you eat, wear and use daily. Those items don’t magically arrive at the store or appear in your home, however. Each American farmer feeds about 165 people, according to the Agriculture Council of America, an organization comprised of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing public awareness of agriculture’s role in modern... View Article


Resolve to Make Real Nutrition a New Year Priority

January 16, 2020 12:30 am Published by Comments Off on Resolve to Make Real Nutrition a New Year Priority

A new year signals a chance to renew your commitment to healthier eating, but many of the most popular diets, like the keto diet and paleo diet, eliminate entire food groups, which can cause you to fall short on nutrients you need. For example, a study in the “Journal of Clinical Lipidology” suggests low-carb diets may not have meaningful long-term benefits for weight or heart health compared to other diets and could actually restrict foods that are good for your... View Article


Beat Sugar Addiction for Better Weight Loss Results

January 14, 2020 2:49 am Published by Comments Off on Beat Sugar Addiction for Better Weight Loss Results

If your weight loss goals keep falling flat despite your best intentions, it may be due to an addiction you don’t even know you have. An addiction to sugar doesn’t mean that you can’t resist a slice of chocolate cake; it’s a true physiological addiction. World-renowned cardiologist and creator of the original South Beach Diet, Dr. Arthur Agatston, believes the secret is cutting out sugar and embracing a keto-friendly lifestyle. “Sugar addiction, resulting in insulin resistance, is a big contributor... View Article


Live Longer Healthier Lives

January 9, 2020 3:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Live Longer Healthier Lives

  Helping people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives is a top priority at New West Physicians. That’s why we joined the American Medical Group Association / @theAMGA] Together 2 Goal® campaign, which is dedicated to improving diabetes care. Over the past few years, we’ve improved blood sugar, blood pressure, LIPID management, testing for kidney disease among our diabetes population. We’re proud to announce this hard work, combined with that of leading medical groups and health systems nationwide, has resulted... View Article


Dedicated to Improving Diabetes Care

January 7, 2020 2:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Dedicated to Improving Diabetes Care

Helping people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives is a top priority at New West Physicians. That’s why we joined the  (AMGA) / @theAMGA] Together 2 Goal® campaign, which is dedicated to improving diabetes care. Working with 150 leading medical groups and health systems nationwide, we’ve collectively improved care for more than 1 million people living with Type 2 diabetes.   To read more, visit the AMGA Press Release.


Tech Gifts Can Make Resolutions a Reality

January 2, 2020 2:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Tech Gifts Can Make Resolutions a Reality

While many people who make New Year’s resolutions drop them within a couple weeks or months, pulling those newly received tech device gifts out of the packaging and putting them to good use may be just the help you need to keep your resolutions on track. Learn how to get the most out of your tech with these tips from the experts at Amazon. Prioritize Personal Goals The most common resolutions are centered around getting healthy or simply living life... View Article