HW BRIEFS FOR AUG. 26, 2104

Two new staffers hired

at Rimrock Chiropractic

Dr. Greg C. Haitz and staff at Rimrock Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center, 2695 Patterson Road, recently welcomed Allie Unrast and Taelour Wagler to their practice.

Unrast is joining the team as a chiropractic assistant and receptionist who has several years of experience and “possesses exceptional customer service skills,” Haitz said.

Wagler joined the office as the new massage therapist. She is a graduate of IntelliTec College with three years of experience in the field. Wagler has been trained in Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, reflexology, sports massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.

Call 243-1388 for information.

Marillac celebrates

safety net clinic week

 

Marillac Clinic, along with other community safety net clinics and federally certified rural health clinics, celebrated the fifth annual Safety Net Clinic Week last week, the clinic reported.

Marillac provides health care services to low-income, vulnerable, at-risk Coloradans who are uninsured, underinsured or insured through public programs like Medicare, Medicaid or subsidized health plans purchased through Connect for Health Colorado, the clinic said.

Safety net clinics provide quality care and offer much-needed access to health care services in urban and rural communities, according to a news release.

“Our facility is a critical part of Colorado’s health care safety net, and Safety Net Clinic Week provides us a great opportunity to proudly share our contributions and commitment to serving those in our community,” Executive Director Kay Ramachandran said in the news release. 

There are 89 community safety net clinics in 43 counties throughout Colorado.

Annually, Colorado’s safety net clinics provide an estimated 878,000 visits to approximately 332,000 Coloradans, many in rural and underserved parts of the state.

Hilltop’s Western Classic car show to raise money

 

Hilltop Community Resources will sponsor its second annual Western Colorado Classic Auto Event this weekend at Canyon View Park.

The Western Colorado Classic is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit Hilltop’s programs from prenatal health care to assisted living for seniors, according to a news release.

A large selection of classic autos, muscle cars, trucks and specialty vehicles will be on display, including the 2014 Marque Ford Mustang.

There will also be food, music, a swap meet and car sales corral.

The classic autos will be displayed in 37 classes for easy viewing and judging. Awards will be given for Best of Class, Best of Show, Best of Marque, People’s Choice, Best of Paint and Hilltop’s Choice.

General admission is $5, with children 10 and under admitted free.

Special attractions at the event include a photo area where people can take pictures with the classic 1965 Ford Mustang and 1932 Ford Coupe.

Growth hormone in kids increases risk of stroke

 

Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk of stroke in early adulthood.

Researchers studied 6,874 children, average age 11, who were small for their age but otherwise generally healthy and were treated with growth hormone from 1985 to 1996.

They followed them to an average age of 28. There were 11 strokes in the group, four of them fatal; this was more than twice as many strokes as would be expected in a population that size. The results, published online in the journal Neurology, were particularly striking for hemorrhagic stroke, the type caused by a ruptured blood vessel — more than seven times as many as would be expected.


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