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Doctor’s Tip: Chronic inflammation and the role of diet

May 19, 2019

My friend and colleague, Chris Miller, M.D., is very knowledgeable about inflammatory and autoimmune diseases because of personal experience and through helping many patients with these diseases. She was an ER doctor in Aspen for...


Mind Springs wins 2019 Sherman Award for its Phase-based Care Program
Mind Springs wins 2019 Sherman Award for its Phase-based Care Program

May 19, 2019

Amid Mental Health Awareness Month, Mind Springs Health has received the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement, recognizing its “Phase-Based Care” program. Awarded annually on behalf of EngagingPatients.org, the Sherman Award “recognizes innovative...



Mind Springs column: ‘Moving towards’ mental wellness
Mind Springs column: ‘Moving towards’ mental wellness

May 12, 2019

Do you remember “super balls”? These small, concentrated spheres of rubber zigzagged erratically when they hit something, and catching them was a comedic effort. This is how the emotional dance I engaged in with anxiety...



Doctor’s Tip: Let’s review your health fair results
Doctor’s Tip: Let’s review your health fair results

May 12, 2019

Valley View Hospital recently held its three health fairs (Coal Ridge High School, Glenwood and Carbondale), and Aspen Valley Hospital will be holding its health fairs in Aspen and mid-valley in June. This column answers...



Haims column: Managing cancer therapy side effects
Haims column: Managing cancer therapy side effects

May 7, 2019

There are many types of cancer treatments. Some are quite taxing on the mind and body and others, perhaps less. Cancer poses many known and unknown challenges — the disease alone can be daunting to...


Doctor’s Tip: How to avoid kidney stones
Doctor’s Tip: How to avoid kidney stones

May 5, 2019

A doctor can diagnose someone with a kidney stone from across the room, because they are doubled over in pain, trying to find a comfortable position. Decades ago, kidney stones occurred in 1 out of...



Tips for early detection of melanoma
Tips for early detection of melanoma

April 30, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. Pair that sobering statistic with the fact that many of us in the Eagle Valley...



Doctor’s Tip: Arsenic in rice
Doctor’s Tip: Arsenic in rice

April 28, 2019

Oh no, not another food we have to worry about. When Dr. Fuhrman spoke in Carbondale on April 6, he mentioned concerns about arsenic in rice. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in the earth’s...






Doctor’s Tip: Immunizations are safe and important
Doctor’s Tip: Immunizations are safe and important

April 21, 2019

The original version of this column ran in the PI on Nov. 14, 2017. Recently, immunizations and lack thereof have been in the news. Nicolette Toussaint recently wrote a column in the Sopris Sun about...