Health Briefs, April 29, 2014

New surgical practice opens

There is a new option for surgical and aesthetics care in western Colorado. Longtime Grand Junction general surgeon Dr. Brad Case opened Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics on April 22. 

The medical office is located at 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 4.

The practice specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a wide range of conditions, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures. 

Case has more than 25 years of general surgery experience, practicing surgery in the Grand Valley for nearly a decade. Prior to practicing in Grand Junction, he owned and operated a surgical practice in Florida and spent 10 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. 

“We are here to make a difference. We strive to accommodate our patients and make expediting care a priority when necessary,” Case said.

Positive approach for hearing loss group


The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to observe Better Speech and Hearing Month. A free pizza lunch will be served.

The meeting takes place at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.

Carlene Goldthwaite, president of Create Real Growth, will discuss “Positive Approaches for Adapting to a Hearing Loss.”

In this interactive workshop, Goldthwaite explores ideas and techniques to support individuals with hearing loss as they navigate through the world.

“We will discuss the impact of hearing loss to the individual and find useful, positive approaches for adapting to a hearing loss,” she said.

Unhelpful, even destructive, things people do to cope with hearing loss also will be discussed, along with tools and resources to help people with hearing loss to participate fully in all aspects of their life, including intimate relationships, social situations and public group events.

Goldthwaite is a certified facilitator for Healthy Start and Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

The meeting will be captioned and looped. Captioning for this meeting is sponsored by the Center for Independence.

Spring into Wellness with free yoga


Spring into Wellness from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday during a grand opening event at Yoga West Collective, 1025 Main St. Door prizes with a total value of $400 will be given away.

Expert presenters will introduce attendees to three levels of nutritional cleansing.

All who register will receive more than 40 free classes, daily tips with inspirational messages and recipes for nutritional cleansing and will be entered to win a grand prize of six months’ worth of free classes.


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