While tragedies have always been a part of life, technology has made it easier than ever for kids to learn about bad things that are happening all over the world. If your instinct as a parent is to shelter them from all that’s grim, that’s understandable—but of course it’s impossible.
If anybody is the poster child for early detection through colonoscopy, it’s Vincent Cremona. While the recommendation for colorectal cancer screening for men and women without risk factors is to begin at age 50, that might have been too late for him.
For a patient, no surgery is ever “routine.” But at Lutheran Medical Center, surgeons such as Eben Strobos, MD, are on the forefront of making all surgeries safer, more effective, and faster and easier to recover from.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Many people already know that sunscreen helps prevent UV radiation from damaging your skin and reduces your risk for skin cancer. But do you know what age you should start applying it? Here’s what you need to know to ensure sun protection throughout life.
Lutheran Medical Center has achieved America’s 50 Best Hospitals status, placing it in the top 1 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals in recognition of year-over-year superior clinical performance, as measured by Healthgrades.
Baby-Friendly USA has recognized Lutheran Medical Center as a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility.
Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breast-feeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breast-feeding their babies.
Lutheran Medical Center and SCL Health are transforming to better meet our patients’ needs for coordinated, connected healthcare. We are more than just one hospital—we are a regional healthcare network that offers comprehensive care from birth to the end of life.
As we live longer and society’s structure evolves, some of us will face the challenge of aging without a family member or designated caretaker looking after our needs. This emerging group is known as “elder orphans,” and it’s only going to get bigger over time.
Pedro Anguiano was hoping to run an errand or pick up something to eat after his dentist appointment last October. Instead, he took a detour to the Lutheran Medical Center Emergency Room, via ambulance. Still, he considers himself lucky that things worked out the way they did that day.
For more than 100 years, Lutheran Medical Center has cared for the hearts of our community’s citizens. Every day, we save patients experiencing heart attacks or chest pain. But we don’t stop once they’re out of immediate danger. Our team of cardiovascular specialists—including cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac-trained nurses and many others—pinpoint and treat the root cause of the problem and rehabilitate patients to restore their health and reduce their risk of future heart issues.
Every January, millions of people make resolutions to change something in their lives—starting a workout regime or new diet, quitting smoking, organizing your home, spending more time with family, being more patient with the ever-increasing traffic congestion.
By the time you are reading this, though, I suspect most of these resolutions have been forgotten or put on hold until next year. Why are resolutions so hard to maintain?
For more than 100 years, Lutheran has been deeply involved in the West Denver and Jefferson County community. We aim to be more than just your health care partner—we’re here to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. A hospital-based emergency room (ER) has the highest level of resources available to treat serious medical problems, including surgery or admission to the hospital.
Another February filled with flowers and sweetheart greeting cards has come and gone. As we eagerly await the lazy days of summer, let’s not forget those all-important hearts that are everywhere during the first few months of the year. As the symbol of love, the heart is the icon of human connection. It is the also the symbol of health and well-being.
It is no secret that in our society women remain the predominant caretakers for their families and communities. They often are the primary decision makers for medical care for their immediate and extended families, while increasingly also caring for aging parents. In most cases, this is in addition to full-time employment.