Colorado Springs Living Well Summer 2020

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COLORADO SPRINGS

SUMMER 2020

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meaning with this edition. While many of us are counting our blessings and reflecting on the goodness of our life by pausing from a busy schedule, there are many of us who have suffered the loss of a job, loved one or just simply cannot take the stress for one more day. Thank you for taking time to reflect, for caring, for loving and for simply surviving during one of the most trying times in our nation. No matter your stance on this pandemic, you’ve been affected. For the better . . . or worse! As my wife and I try to put into words for our two teenage daughters the radical nature of such a drastic change, we too find ourselves trying to cope and are so grateful to have light at the end of this dark, long tunnel of fear. So, to wishing all of you brighter days ahead, we welcome another Colorado summer with open arms. Get outside, stay safe, stay sane and go do something you absolutely love! Have a bucket list? Check an item off. Wanting to take that trip or mend that relationship? Do it

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Inside this issue

16 EL PASO AND TELLER COUNTIES STEP UP

10 OUR SHELTER-IN-PLACE Make your interior living space one you love to be in during these days of uncertainty.

Hospice and palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 STROKE IN TIMES OF COVID-19

13 COMMON MYTHS OF LOWER EYELID BAGS Well-intentioned advice that is often just plain wrong.

Do not delay seeking care if facing acute stroke symptoms.

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24 ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT UCCS A beacon of creativity in the Pikes Peak region.

26 DENTISTRY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Committed to making changes to protect our patients.

IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE A common gastrointestinal condition.

14 HIGH-QUALITY CARE YOU DESERVE Optum & Mountain View Medical Group: Get the care you need from the comfort of your home.

22 YOUR CHILD’S EYES!

28 OUR INCREDIBLE NURSES: THE NEW GENERATION OF HEROES 2020 is the year of the nurse and midwife.

20-20-20 Rule: Look at an object at least 20 feet away every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds.

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AUTHOR:

Rich Schell

Our Shelter-in-Place MAKE YOUR INTERIOR LIVING SPACE ONE YOU LOVE TO BE IN DURING THESE DAYS OF UNCERTAINTY.

I

am quite sure I’m not alone when I reveal that I have watched more television of late than the “average bear.” As this began, all of us were intent upon getting as

much information as we could, and, then, it became a must to binge-watch all of our favorite movies and series in one sitting. As we were told to shelter in place, we also began seeing those on TV reporting from their personal spaces. We’ve had, for the first time, a chance to look into the homes of celebrities, news anchors, politicians, physicians, and experts on every subject, both local and national. Every story and report is originating from a person’s home. Right now, very popular shows, such as The Voice and American Idol, along with their hosts, judges, and contestants are coming to us from their own homes as well! We have never seen anything like this, and, certainly, none of us ever signed up to feel so vulnerable in our own surroundings. Thankfully, with the new Zoom, we’ve enjoyed staying in touch with our family and friends. But, along with our face is a background. I’ve seen everything, and with my designer’s eye, it’s hard not to do some critiquing. I’ve heard others talk about spaces that we’ve been invited into, and, I’m pleasantly surprised at a few of the interiors I’ve seen, along with some very well done bookcases, offices, and living rooms. On the other hand, I’ve also been horrified for some, as their spaces look like they could use some major help! I’ve been in Zoom reunions and conversations, and, while trying hard not to study the various backgrounds, I simply can’t help myself! I’ve decided to make these observations the topic of my article, as many friends have mentioned this as well. I look around my home to survey what would make a great backdrop in the same situation if I were reporting from home. I’d want the area to be attractive, not distracting, and to keep in mind that a potential stranger is not looking and peeking into your personal space. Strive to be careful not to expose your valuables just for the sake of “looking good.” Generic backdrops are best, and Zoom even allows you to select a background to provide just that. Choose a fun background,

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but also one that will allow you to protect your home and

Shelter-in- place

maintain security.

or shelter-in-

Let’s go back though, to what I’ve witnessed - many

Where is your safe

space your home,

place right now as we

poorly done bookshelves. Some are appointed with

apartment, or condo.

beautiful collections and a bounty of wonderful books, but

Where is your safe

they seem to be shoved in without any sense of care. And,

place right now as

should the homeowner care? It’s their space, not mine.

we navigate a new

We’re not asking for an opinion of their décor, but for the

world of uncertainty?

designer in me, it’s done several things. I always want my

One thing we have

interior to be the best it can be. I began to look around my

control over is what belongs to us. Make your interior

home to see what required a little tweak, and, the longer I

living space one that you love to be in, as these days

stayed at home (more than any time in my life), I wanted

may continue and we will be prepared to endure the

to redo stuff - move art, accessories, furniture pieces,

unpredicted.

and the many plants I keep inside over the winter. I am

navigate a new world of uncertainty?

If you do ask a professional, is there a right or

certainly glad that our weather is warmer, as several of

a wrong way to go? It’s only a matter of opinion.

my plants can be moved outside and lighten up the clutter.

However, if you decide to make some purchases to

I’m wondering how many of you did just that?

enhance your dwelling, please shop locally, as, “Main

Scrutinized your shelter. You are not alone, as there has

Street” needs your help! As a community, we all want

been a continuous surge in home improvements in the last

to return to normal. None of us want to see our local

two months. Hardware stores were considered essential,

businesses shuttered. However, this is on our horizon,

and, yes, that has been proven to be correct! It’s my

without continued support! I hope that everyone

forecast to say, as we are experiencing something totally

who’s reading this is safe and fed, and is living the best

out of our grasp, we are all desiring to “home up” our

possible life under these circumstances.

shelter. If you’re stuck on what’s possible to do in your home to enjoy it to its full potential, consider giving me

Be Well and Be Thankful for Our Shelters,

a call. I would love to visit with you and see if I can help.

Rich

Sometimes it’s just a rearrangement of the furnishings that will offer an immediate improvement. Maybe some paint for the walls and adding more accessories will do that as well. Perhaps, some thinning out of the stuff that

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doesn’t mean as much these days will help too! Often, it’s

Welcome to the best choice in interior design, home

not about buying a single thing, but, by using what we

furnishings, fine art and custom pieces for a curated

already have to create a more aesthetically pleasing space.

lifestyle. Learn more by calling 719-475-1200 or by

Sometimes, a couple needs nothing more than a referee

visiting richschellinteriors.com.

or a moderator to get the ball rolling. Or, if you’re a single dweller, garnering the courage to start. So, circling back around to everyone’s interiors during a pandemic . . . what’s the moral of this story?

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Rich Schell with Laura Thurman

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AUTHOR:

Dr. Ron Pelton

Common Myths of Lower Eyelid Bags

I

often tell patients that the worst place to get legal advice, financial advice, and medical advice is from

friends, neighbors, and family members. The advice you hear, though well-intentioned, is often just plain wrong. Like the statement, “If you cross your eyes for too long, they will get stuck that way,” much of this advice has no relation to medical or scientific reality. Let’s look at some of the common myths of lower lid bags. MYTH 1: DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS IN THE LOWER LIDS ARE CAUSED BY A LACK OF SLEEP. The so-called “dark circles” (really half-circles) are actually shadows from the lower lid bags as fat prolapses through the lower lid skin. Getting more sleep will not change or improve this. The only cure for lower lid fat bags is lid surgery (lower lid blepharoplasty). Take away the fat and you take away the shadow. MYTH 2: DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS IN THE LOWER LIDS CAN BE EFFECTIVELY TREATED WITH PREPARATION H (OR SOME OTHER EYE CREAM).

MYTH 3: DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS IN THE LOWER LIDS CAN BE EFFECTIVELY TREATED WITH TEA BAGS OR CUCUMBER SLICES, ETC. Tea bags and cucumber slices don’t have any magic ingredients that remove fat bags. These treatments may feel good, especially if they are chilled, but they won’t change the fat or make it disappear. MYTH 4: IF I LOSE WEIGHT, THE FAT BAGS WILL DISAPPEAR. When dieting, not all body fat disappears at the same rate. To make the lower lid fat bags disappear by dieting, one has to lose a tremendous amount of weight. his amount of weight loss is very difficult and is usually seen only in starvation. Lower lid fat bags are one of the aging changes that few people like. Make sure your face is sending the message you want the world to see. If you have questions about cosmetic issues related to your face, contact our office for a free cosmetic evaluation.

Using Preparation H under eyes to treat puffiness rarely improves their appearance and even worse, it gives your face a pretty bad scent. Because Preparation H and other

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eye creams treat swelling caused by inflammation, they

Ron W. Pelton M.D., Ph.D. has been in solo practice in

won’t improve or treat the fat bags.

oculo-facial plastic surgery since 2000. To schedule

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High-Quality Care You Deserve Optum & Mountain View Medical Group: Get the care you need from the comfort of your home.

A

s the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, Optum and Mountain View Medical Group

want you to know that we are committed to providing you the high-quality care you deserve. During these challenging times, we are creating new ways for you to get the care you need by offering primary, specialty, and urgent care services through video appointments for new and existing patients. Video appointments offer you an opportunity to connect with your care team from the comfort of your home. Your care team can assess and treat medical needs, such as:

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• COVID-19 (concerns regarding mild to moderate symptoms or possible exposure)

• Clearance to return to work after illness • Follow-up of stable chronic conditions • Routine medication refills • Runny nose, mild to moderate sore throat, mild to moderate cough, possible pink eye

• Possible urinary tract infection • Mild to moderate mood changes • Localized body rashes • And more . . .


Not sure about video visits? Have questions or concerns about this new way of receiving healthcare? Please review the FAQs below:

During these challenging times, we are creating

Can I get my prescriptions refilled?

new ways for you to

Yes, you can get a prescription refill through a video

get the care you need

appointment. Will my insurance cover this? Your health insurance plan determines whether your video visit will be covered. Please note that you may have a co-pay associated with your video appointment. Please check with your health insurance plan to see what that cost might be. What if I don’t have access to the internet?

by offering primary, specialty, and urgent care services through video appointments for new and existing patients.

If you don’t have internet access, your phone is a great option for completing your video appointment. Please note, standard data rates apply when using your cell phone data plan. What if I don’t have a device with a camera? A visit over the phone is a great alternative to a video appointment. What if I need an in-person appointment? We are still conducting essential in-person appointments. If you or a family member requires an in-person appointment, this is still available. What if I need lab work? If your provider decides during a video appointment that you need lab work, they can order it for you. Your provider will then give you instructions on how to have your lab tests done in a way that limits your exposure to other people. We are all in this together! Stay safe!

TO SCHEDULE YOUR VIDEO APPOINTMENT OR TO LEARN MORE VISIT: COSPRINGS.OPTUM.COM OR MVMG.COM.

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Dr. Angela Poppe Ries

AUTHOR:

El Paso and Teller counties step up for hospice and palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic W

hile we find ourselves in the midst of the

members of our

COVID-19 pandemic that challenges and strains

community will need

all of us, please allow me to take a moment to thank each and every member of the community who has reached

going forward. Hospice and

There has never been a more important time

out to support Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care and

Palliative care has

the work that we do to provide comprehensive hospice

always been a critical

care, palliative care and grief and loss support.

part of the health

person-centered,

care continuum. Now

serious illness care

A few examples of the tremendous support we have received from our community include:

community-based

for the kind of

hospice and palliative

that members of

Cloth masks and hand sanitizer being made and

care providers are

donated by individuals and local businesses to keep

going to be crucial

our community

our staff safe and healthy

resources to help

Food and desserts being delivered to our Inpatient

treat and care for

Unit and Office Building to support our staff and

the thousands of

volunteers

Americans who are

Financial support from caring supporters and local

going to be impacted by COVID-19.

foundations

will need going forward.

As we move from sheltering in place and hospitalfocused care, we will soon be hearing of the increased

There has never been a more important time for the kind of person-centered, serious illness care that

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need for community-based care. This can be prehospital, post-hospital, or instead-of-hospital care.


Much of this care may not be end-of-life hospice care but almost all of it will require the skills and talents of a community-based interdisciplinary team that is skilled at providing serious illness care. Like with past emergencies where Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has provided its expertise - the Waldo Canyon fire, tragic losses at local schools and businesses and support of hospitals and law enforcement - it is time for us to again show how we can support our community with specialized, expert care at one of the most vulnerable and impactful times of life. We could not do this without the help of our community. Thank you for your ongoing support as we fulfill our mission to be there as we lead personcentered, community-based care.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Angela Poppe Ries is the Medical Director of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Founded in 1980, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care now serves thousands across El Paso and Teller Counties annually, including over 1,000 hospice patients, more than 2,000 palliative care visits and hundreds of grief and loss counseling sessions. ABOUT PIKES PEAK HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is the largest and only not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider serving El Paso and Teller Counties. It provides outpatient hospice services in patients’ homes and extended care facilities and also delivers care at the 16-bed Pikes Peak Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Services also include a robust palliative care and consultation program

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and comprehensive grief support for adults and children.

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The organization also participates in We Honor Veterans, a

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national program jointly developed by the National Hospice

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and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Dr. Maria Aguilar

AUTHOR:

Co-authors: Elizabeth Dienst, RN, and Melissa Ortiona, RN

Stroke in Times of COVID-19 Do not delay seeking care if facing acute stroke symptoms - time is of the essence even during a pandemic.

T

he COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of

loss of consciousness, and imbalance. Strokes can be

our daily lives – even how and if some people choose

“ischemic” due to lack of blood flow, or “hemorrhagic,”

to get urgent and emergent medical attention. Since the

due to bleeding inside the brain. Usually, a CT scan and

beginning of the pandemic in Colorado, hospitals and

imaging are necessary to differentiate between these

health systems have seen a massive decline in the number

two types of strokes. Both types are equally important

of people seeking attention for strokes, with a statewide

and immediate evaluation is key.

census down almost 30 percent from February, according to the American Academy of Neurology. May is Stroke Awareness Month and a perfect

symptoms, take note of the time when the symptoms start or the last time the symptoms were not present

opportunity to remind our community about the

(last known normal). This information, along with

importance of seeking care emergently when experiencing

medical history and active medications, is crucial when

stroke symptoms.

deciding specific treatment of strokes, such as Alteplase

When stroke strikes, symptoms start abruptly or “stroke-like,” within seconds to minutes. Typical stroke

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If you or a loved one are experiencing stroke

or tPA, also known as “the clot-busting medication.” Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is the presence of

symptoms are a droopy face, slurred speech, trouble

stroke symptoms that usually last less than three hours.

finding words, trouble understanding, visual loss,

TIAs are also emergencies that require and benefit from

weakness of the extremities on one side of the body,

an immediate evaluation, diagnosis, and management.

numbness of one side of the body, severe headache,

The treatment of a TIA depends on its cause. Examples


of TIA causes include carotid artery plaque, cardiac

arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol, among

emergency stroke patients;

• increasing the use of TeleStroke (2-way real-time

others. TIAs are a warning for stroke and most strokes after TIAs happen in the initial 48 hours, therefore seeking care immediately is very important. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, medical

limiting how many team members responding to

audio-video interactive teleconferencing);

asking medical personnel who are exposed or contract COVID-19 to self-quarantine as appropriate.

emergencies like stroke still occur. Health care providers across Centura Health are taking all the necessary

We are seeing COVID-19 positive patients with

precautions to maintain the safety of our patients,

stroke symptoms, either as the initial manifestation

especially for those who are COVID-19-negative and

of coronavirus infection or as a complication of the

in the hospital for conditions other than coronavirus.

infection itself. Stroke can complicate COVID-19

All providers, including doctors, nurses, CNAs, and

infection severely in about 1 of 20 infected patients,

techs wear face coverings, practice social distancing

presenting more commonly 10 days after the symptoms

regulations, and strict hand and personal hygiene.

first began. These patients tend to be older, have more

The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association that regulates and guides the management of stroke across the U.S., recently

cardiovascular problems, and more cases of severe pneumonia. Do not delay seeking care if facing acute stroke

released “Temporary Emergency Guidance to U.S.

symptoms - time is of the essence even during a

Stroke Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” These

pandemic. As time passes, the treatment options for an

recommendations include following existing acute

acute stroke and the benefits of these treatments dwindle

stroke treatment guidelines to ensure appropriate

considerably. Remember, “time is brain” and the sooner

stroke care is provided to stroke patients:

the diagnosis is made, and the treatment is started, the higher the chances are of recovery.

delivery of multidisciplinary, collaborative stroke care to patients for a unified Stroke System of Care;

appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE);

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.CENTURA.ORG/CARE-AND-HEALTH/STROKE

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Dr. Vanessa Lee

AUTHOR:

Irritable Bowel Disease A common gastrointestinal condition.

What Is Irritable Bowel Disease?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic disorder involving the brain/mind-gut connection. In this syndrome, the gastrointestinal system is more sensitive to pain and gas distention. The muscles in the bowel contract irregularly thus leading to pain along with diarrhea,

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experience abdominal pain or bloating to normal amounts of gas or intestinal movement.

What Are the Symptoms of IBS?

Abdominal pain, often relieved with a bowel movement

• • • • • • •

Change in bowel habits Diarrhea Constipation Bloating Belching/burping Whitish mucus in the stool Worsened symptoms with stress

What Causes IBS? Despite extensive research, the cause of irritable bowel syndrome is not completely clear. There are many theories including:

Abnormal contractions of the intestines cause severe cramps and changes in bowel habits.

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IBS is associated with small intestinal overgrowth which is gut bacteria imbalance leading to altered

Studies suggest that 15% of the United States population bowel, or nervous gut are other names for IBS.

There is increased sensitivity of the intestines or “visceral hyperalgesia.” Patients with IBS will

severe symptoms but no visible signs of damage or disease

has IBS. Irritable bowel colitis, spastic colon, spastic

Underlying stress and anxiety provoke and worsen symptoms through mind-gut connection.

constipation, or both. With IBS, patients may have mild to in the stomach or intestines.

IBS is triggered after a severe gastrointestinal infection (such as Salmonella or Campylobacter or

nutrient breakdown and increased intestinal gas.

Food intolerances or food sensitivities may be a cause. Many foods can mimic or worsen IBS such as dairy products (lactose), legumes (beans), and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage) by increasing gas in the gastrointestinal system.

How Is IBS Diagnosed? Unfortunately, there is no specific test for IBS. Physicians use symptom patterns to assist in making the diagnosis. Anemia (low blood counts), blood in the stool, or weight loss are not associated with IBS. Additional tests may be used to rule out other medical conditions before diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome. Your physician will review symptoms and family history and perform a physical exam. Blood or stool tests are helpful to screen for other conditions such as infections or celiac disease. Studies such as upper endoscopy (a camera is passed into the stomach) or colonoscopy (a camera is passed into the colon) and radiographic imaging are often performed.


THE IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT CAN BE DIFFICULT AND FRUSTRATING. CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR GASTROENTEROLOGIST TO DISCUSS YOUR CONCERNS AND FIND THE RIGHT

How Do Doctors Treat IBS?

COMBINATION OF THERAPY OPTIONS.

There are many different therapies for irritable bowel syndrome. There are no surgeries or medications that cure this condition, so therapies focus on relieving symptoms. A combination of therapies may be necessary to get symptoms under control. Finding the right combination can take time. It is important to work with your physician about your symptoms, concerns, and stressors or triggers to find the treatment option that works best.

(Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Levsin), or peppermint oil. Antidepressant medications such as the tricyclic agents (TCAs) or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may help manage the pain and hypersensitivity aspect of IBS. What Is the Prognosis of IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that can

Diet and foods play a significant role in management.

worsen and ease over time. Although there is no cure,

High fiber diets and fiber supplements may help

the many therapy options can help manage the IBS

regulate bowel habits. Diary/lactose avoidance and

symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome does not progress

the low FODMAP diet address gas production in the

to cancer or cause damage to the intestines.

gastrointestinal tract. An elimination diet or specific avoidance diet (such as a gluten-free diet) may be helpful. However, these diets may also worsen IBS symptoms. Mental health therapies are an important aspect of

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Vanessa Lee is a board-certified gastroenterologist with

treatment and focus on the mid-gut connection. This

Peak Gastroenterology Associates. She received her doctor

includes specific cognitive and behavioral therapies.

of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College/Sidney

These therapies also assist in managing stress and

Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia. PA and completed

anxiety.

training at the University of Virginia.

Medications may be used to manage altered bowel habits, diarrhea, or constipation associated

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AUTHOR:

Dr. Ted Archdale

Your Child’s EYES! 20-20-20 Rule: Look at an object at least 20 feet away every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds.

T

hink you have the facts on your child’s eye care?

on severity. Mild cases of bacterial conjunctivitis

When is the right time to have their eyes checked?

usually resolve on their own within 7 to 14 days without

Is too much screen time damaging their eyes? Do they

treatment.

need to wear sunglasses? There is a lot of misinformation out there about children’s eye health. Don’t turn to the internet for answers, ask your eye doctor if you want to set

SUN IS BAD FOR YOUR EYES.

your child up for a lifetime of good vision. Below are seven

While it’s true that long-term exposure to the sun

common myths about children’s eye health:

without proper protection can increase the risk of eye disease, some studies suggest sun exposure is

PINK EYE ONLY HAPPENS IN YOUNG CHILDREN.

necessary for normal visual development. Children who have less sun exposure seem to be at higher risk

While young kids are known for getting pink eye due to

for developing nearsightedness. Just make sure they’re

close contact in daycare centers, so can teenagers, college

protected with UV blocking sunglasses and sunscreen.

students, and adults, especially those who don’t care for their contact lenses properly. The best way to keep pink eye from spreading is to practice good hygiene, including washing your hands, not touching your eyes, and using clean towels and other products around the face.

BLUE LIGHT FROM SCREENS IS DAMAGING CHILDREN’S VISION. Contrary to what you may be reading on the internet, blue light is not blinding to you or your screen-obsessed kids. While it is true that nearsightedness is becoming

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ANTIBIOTICS ARE NECESSARY TO CURE YOUR CHILD’S PINK EYE.

more common, blue light isn’t the culprit. In fact, we

Antibiotics are rarely necessary to treat pink eye. There

sun than we are from our screens. Some studies show

are three types of pink eye: viral, bacterial, and allergic

that screen use before bedtime may influence your

conjunctivitis. Most cases are caused by viral infections

ability to get a good night’s sleep due to the blue light,

or allergies and do not respond to antibiotics. Antibiotics

so manage your screen time appropriately. One other

may be prescribed for bacterial conjunctivitis depending

important thing to remember is to take frequent breaks

are exposed to much more blue light naturally from the


There is a lot of misinformation out there about children’s eye health ... ask your eye doctor if you want to set your child up for a lifetime of good vision.

from screen time. The recommended 20-20-20 rule: Look at an object at least 20 feet away every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds.

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VISION SCREENING AND A VISION EXAM. While it’s true that your child’s eyes should be checked regularly, a vision screening is better than nothing but

VISION LOSS ONLY HAPPENS TO ADULTS. The eyes of a child with amblyopia (lazy eye) may look normal, but this eye condition can steal sight if not treated. Amblyopia is when vision in one or both of the child’s eyes is reduced because the eye and brain are not working together properly. Strabismus (crossed eyes) is another eye condition that can cause vision loss in a child. Strabismus is when the eyes do not line up in the same direction when focusing on an object.

it is not a replacement for a comprehensive eye exam. A professional eye exam prior to your children starting kindergarten will detect problems early and give them the best chance for academic success. A comprehensive exam may involve the use of eye drops to dilate the pupil, but some newer digital imaging technologies like the Optomap can make it easier to assess the visual health and make it a more enjoyable experience for the child. Parents many times can detect problems in their children’s visual system if they use their own vision as a benchmark and test them. Behavioral and development

FARSIGHTED CHILDREN NEED GLASSES.

issues may also be caused by visual problems and may

Most children are farsighted early in life. It’s actually

indicate the need for a comprehensive eye exam. If you

normal. It doesn’t necessarily mean your child needs

have any suspicion that your child may have a visual

glasses because they use their focusing muscles to

problem, get them checked by a professional sooner than

provide clear vision for both distance and near vision.

later as some problems can be corrected if caught early.

Children can need glasses when their farsightedness blurs their vision or leads to strabismus. They will also need glasses if they are significantly more farsighted in one eye compared with the other, a condition that puts them at risk of developing amblyopia.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Archdale Eyecare has two locations to conveniently serve Colorado Springs. For eye care with a heart, visit online at archdaleeyecare.com.

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ENTCENTER CENTER AT UCCS ENT FORFOR THETHE ARTSARTS AT UCCS REMAINSA BEACON A BEACON OF CREATIVITY REMAINS OF CREATIVITY INTHE THEPIKES PIKES PEAK REGION IN PEAK REGION ByIan Ian Gassman By Gassman

Keeping art alive in uncertain times is a high stakes endeavor. This spring, the team behind the Ent Center for the Arts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs sought out new ways of spreading creativity to its community while preparing to launch the 2020-2021 season.

A WORK OF ART The Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS opened in January 2018 as the new home to the Artists Series, Theatreworks and the Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA).

“The plan is to bring nothing less than world-class art to Colorado Springs,” Ahmad-Post explains. “And we’ve made a space for people where the best and brightest come.”

Within the center’s 92,000-square-foot, architecturally-stunning building — located just off North Nevada Avenue on the UCCS campus — academia, contemporary art, music and theater all merge to spark new forms of expression.

Caitlin Lowans also takes pride in finding and bringing the next best talent to Colorado Springs. In 2018, she joined UCCS to direct Theatreworks, which continues to give regional actors of varying skill levels stage opportunity.

“It’s a work of art itself,” said Daisy McGowan, the director of GOCA.

“We’re one of two ‘equity’ theaters in the city,” Lowans explained. “This means actors are part of a union and share a commitment to the cra¨ but, in turn, there are actors who may not be as far along in their process. They can come to Theatreworks to grow.”

McGowan, who brought her expertise to UCCS in 2010, runs both the downtown and Ent Center gallery spaces that comprise GOCA. Every year, she visits more than 200 contemporary art studios to curate diverse exhibits from rising artists. “When you add to [the center] a layer of people coming together and experiencing great art — it’s very special,” McGowan says. Artist Series and Ent Center Director Aisha Ahmad-Post agrees. A¨er managing arts programming at the New York Public Library, she came to the Ent Center in 2017 with a drive to turn it into an art destination. Each season, she strives to book groundbreaking performers.

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Being part of the Actors’ Equity Association union means Theatreworks actors also get paid. “Just the idea that someone is making a wage from theater allows them to push themselves and give excellence to audiences,” Lowans said. It’s out of this philosophy that Theatreworks and the dream of the Ent Center was born.


THE DREAM OF THE ENT CENTER – THE DREAM OFARTS THE SPACE ENT CENTER – A COMMUNITY In 1975, Theatreworks founder MurraySPACE Ross came to UCCS to start a A COMMUNITY ARTS

theater program. Determined to establish a landmark artistic hub for In 1975, Theatreworks founder Murray Ross came to UCCS to start a both UCCS and the entire Pikes Peak region, he turned a small troupe of theater program. Determined to establish a landmark artistic hub for thespians into one bestPikes professional theaters across the Front Range. both UCCS andof thethe entire Peak region, he turned a small troupe of thespians intogreat one ofproductions the best professional across thehis Front Range. As the years and went on,theaters Ross presented idea for an all-encompassing community arts space to house Theatreworks As the years and great productions went on, Ross presented his idea and for more. With dedicated help from UCCS Chancellor Emerita Pam an all-encompassing community arts space to house Theatreworks Shockley-Zalabak, Ross and nearly 100 community collaborators helped and more. With dedicated help from UCCS Chancellor Emerita Pam secure the vision of theRoss Entand Center in 2015, marking another milestone Shockley-Zalabak, nearly 100 community collaborators helped for the artsthe in Colorado Springs. secure vision of the Ent Center in 2015, marking another milestone for theSprings arts in Colorado Springs. Colorado and the Ent Center are proof that cultivating a rich Springs and the Ent Center are proof that cultivating a rich artsColorado scene takes a village. arts scene takes a village. “Donations keep the arts accessible for all,” said Melinda Hagerman, “Donations keep the arts all,” said Melinda Hagerman, Assistant Vice Chancellor of accessible Universityfor Advancement at UCCS. Assistant Vice Chancellor of University Advancement at UCCS. “What many folks don’t realize is, when you purchase a ticket to a show, “What many folks don’t realize is, when you purchase show, it is only covering 50 percent of what the cost might be atoticket bringtoinaan it is only covering 50 percent of what the cost might be to bring in artist,“ Hagerman says. “We rely on patrons who recognize that.” an artist,“ Hagerman says. “We rely on patrons who recognize that.”

KEEPING CONNECTED KEEPING CONNECTED

Back in March, UCCS campus leaders followed public health guidance Back in March, UCCS campus leaders followed public health guidance in restricting gatherings to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic, in restricting gatherings to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic, causing the Ent Center to cancel or postpone a significant number of causing the Ent Center to cancel or postpone a significant number of eventsincluding Theatreworks productions, a new GOCA eventsincluding Theatreworks productions, a new GOCAexhibit exhibitand andaa performance by country music star, Tanya Tucker, to name a few. performance by country music star, Tanya Tucker, to name a few.

GOCA GOES VIRTUAL GOCA GOES VIRTUAL GOCA moved the exhibit Seat of Learning online in March. The virtual exhibit GOCA moved the exhibit Seat of Learning online in March. The virtual exhibit included a virtual walk through, digital catalogue and videos to help connect included a virtual walk through, digital catalogue and videos to help connect people to the art installation by JANE LACKEY & THOMAS LEHN people to the art installation by JANE LACKEY & THOMAS LEHN

Many creative hubs around thethe country, along with the Many creative hubs around country, along with theartists artistsand and audiences thatthat frequent them, were deeply affaff ected audiences frequent them, were deeply ectedbybythe thepandemic, pandemic, unable to come together to celebrate thethe arts asas they unable to come together to celebrate arts theywere wereintended. intended. As budgets were slashed, thousands of of artists went As budgets were slashed, thousands artists wentout outofofwork. work. Despite those challenging circumstances, McGowan, Despite those challenging circumstances, McGowan,Ahmad-Post Ahmad-Postand and Lowans maintained hope. Lowans maintained hope. Together, sorted major changes the 2020-2021Ent EntCenter Center Together, theythey sorted outout major changes toto the 2020-2021 for Arts the Arts season came with unique ways presentart art for the season andand came up up with unique ways totopresent content online, including recurring GOCA events andananadaptation adaptationofof content online, including recurring GOCA events and William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy Errors.” William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of of Errors.” Ahmad-Post thinks that virtual content will playa abigger biggerrole roleinin Now,Now, Ahmad-Post thinks that virtual content will play bringing arts to all. bringing arts to all. “We’re rethinking how we use the digital space,” she says. “Because those “We’re rethinking how we use the digital space,” she says. “Because those [art centers] that do have archives and streaming are able to thrive.” [art centers] that do have archives and streaming are able to thrive.” While art lovers can consume all of the Ent Center’s existing digital While art lovers can consume all of the Ent Center’s existing digital content for free, they can also buy a ticket to a 2020-2021 Ent Center for content for free, they can also buy a ticket to a 2020-2021 Ent Center for the Arts event or make a donation. the Arts event or make a donation. “The financial support we receive is what will determine our future,” “TheLowans financial support “A wedonation receive istowhat willcenter determine our concludes. any art is a way offuture,” making sure Lowans concludes. “A donation to any art center is a way of making sure that our future is unlimited.” that our future is unlimited.”

STAY ENGAGED STAY ENGAGED TO DONATE TO THE ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS TO DONATE THEUCCSPresents.org ENT CENTER FOR THE and ARTSclick on the “Contribute/ PleaseTOvisit Individual Giving” bu ons within theon drop-down menu. Please visit UCCSPresents.org and click the “Contribute/ Individual Giving” bu ons within the drop-down menu. FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE ENT CENTER, ITS DIGITAL CONTENT, AND THE 2020-2021SEASON, VISIT UCCSPRESENTS.ORG. FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE ENT CENTER, ITS DIGITAL CONTENT, AND THE 2020-2021SEASON, VISIT UCCSPRESENTS.ORG.

ENT CENTER STAYS CONNECTED Ent Center programming was cancelled as Colorado moved away from gathering ENT CENTER STAYS CONNECTED in groups. Virtual content helped keep the arts community connected. Ent Center programming was cancelled as Colorado moved away from gathering in groups. Virtual content helped keep the arts community connected.

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Thomas S. Jennings, DDS

AUTHOR:

Dentistry and the COVID-19 Pandemic Committed to making changes to protect our patients.

D

entistry in our country is an essential public service

ever happening. The idea of Dental Integrated Medicine

that has been discontinued except for severe

has become so much of the focus the past few years as

emergencies since the week of March 16, 2020. As each of

it relates to the detection, treatment, and prevention

us undoubtedly feels the impact of this virus in so many

of such medical problems as cancer, diabetes,

ways, millions are not getting the sustaining dental care

cardiovascular disease, and systemic infection,

which they desperately need. If you have experienced a

amongst others. Everyone should be routinely screened

dental problem since the Stay-At-Home orders in March,

for oral cancer, blood pressure problems, and medical

there is a good chance that you are just dealing with it

issues that may be complicated or even caused by poor

until your dental office reopens, or agrees to treat you.

oral health conditions. Dentists and dental hygienists

The American Dental Association

need to be actively engaged in the

states that there are well over two

medical treatment of our patients

million visits to the emergency room every year that are dental related. That figure does not include the even more significant numbers of dental emergencies seen weekly, and even daily in almost every dental office

So, what will dentistry look like during this current pandemic?

around the country. As dental professionals, we are not only essential when

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by treating the part of the body that the medical doctors cannot address. So, there are dental professionals like us around the nation feeling the responsibility of patient care, even with the current COVID-19 regulations on dental practices. So, what will dentistry look like during this current

a dental emergency arrives, but we play an integral part in

pandemic? There are undoubtedly many changes

preventing both dental and systemic health problems from

already and more coming. This virus rapidly spreads


The committed and empathetic Pinnacle care providers welcome you as part of our family! We strive to maximize your well-being by providing comfortable, conservative, long-lasting, beautiful solutions that are creatively designed to eliminate unnecessary treatment.

comprehensive care mindset that we are all accustomed to. The new mandates require stringent screening of both patients and health care professionals, distancing from other patients and staff, and increased Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE. We also are using specific devices that limit aerosols, such as dental dams and high volume suction. Additionally, dental care could be curtailed during this pandemic, depending on the supplies through both saliva and aerosol forms coming from the mouth and nose. It appears the virus is more contagious and more resilient than the common viruses we generally deal with, and therefore more infection control updates are necessary. As professionals, we continually study this pandemic and commit to making reasonable changes that will protect both our patients and ourselves. The Centers for Disease Control has an ongoing collaboration with the American Dental Association and has created new guidelines regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as patient care. The guidelines are to protect both the dental care providers and patients. Unfortunately, the guidelines are frequently changing as we learn more about this

of PPE made available to the dental community. Other recommendations include continuing to limit dental care for individuals who are in a high-risk category. In short, the act of providing dentistry for our entire society is constrained at this moment. So, is there a light at the end of this tunnel? The answer is YES! The virus will go away, and we will reach a new sense of normalcy. There will be many positives that come from heightened infection control and the appreciation of what we will again have that was lost. But, we are in a different time. We eagerly await the day where we can continue as we have before this pandemic started. Our spirits are tested, but our mission to benefit the health of our patients will be unchanged.

virus, and dental practices are adapting as fast as they can. The governor, with his public health orders, is

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

placing specific requirements on how we will conduct

Acclaimed perspective, elevated personal dental care.

dental appointments in the state of Colorado, and it

For more information on Pinnacle Dentistry and to learn

remains a fluid situation with more changes to come.

about Dr. Tom Jennings and Dr. Brad Perrett, please call

As stated above, this is a problematic shift from our

719-590-7100 or visit pinnacledentistryco.com.

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Andrea Sinclair

AUTHOR:

Nursing graduates from the 1906-1910 class at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Our Incredible Nurses: The New Generation of Heroes 2020 is the year of the nurse and midwife.

C

aregivers are no strangers to serving in a moment’s

Colorado to help communities in New Jersey ravaged by

notice when patients are in need, even if that means

the coronavirus.

putting themselves in the center of a crisis and their own lives at risk. The World Health Organization declared 2020

commercial plane provided by United Airlines at

the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and with the onset of

Denver International Airport to help three hard hit

the global COVID-19 pandemic, nurses everywhere have

communities in New Jersey: Trinitas Regional Medical

proven they deserve to be praised every year, all year.

Center in Elizabeth, St. Joseph’s Health Paterson and

Centura Health nurses make up a vibrant, diverse community of caregivers, individually inspired and collectively unified by the mission to care for those

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On April 21, the Centura caregivers boarded a

Wayne Campuses, and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick. “We are called to extend our healing ministry to our

who are ill and nurture the health of the people in the

communities when they need us most and our 21,000

communities they serve. This mission guides and drives

caregivers are rising to today’s challenge, meeting the

a shared desire to make a difference, as demonstrated by

wholistic needs of individuals and neighborhoods in

34 Centura nurses who left their homes and families in

Colorado and Kansas, and now in New Jersey,” said


Peter D. Banko, President & CEO, Centura Health. “The team that has miraculously assembled exemplifies the

dedication have been humbling and awe-inspiring. With four Magnet®-designated hospitals, including

spirit of the sisters and brothers that came before us,

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs,

and I know they will respond to the care needs before

and two more with Pathway to Excellence designations,

them with courage, compassion, and love.”

Centura stands for quality, excellence and commitment to

Determined to help those caring for the ill in their

developing, celebrating and elevating incredible nurses.

communities, a combination of Registered Nurses

Penrose-St. Francis is the only health care system in

with Medical Surgical and Emergency Department

southern Colorado to receive the prestigious Magnet®

experience and an administrator, who served as

recognition two consecutive times, the highest national

an ambassador, accepted three and four-week

honor for nursing practice. This recognition is proof of

assignments across these three New Jersey facilities.

continued and reliable nursing excellence at Penrose

“This assignment felt right to me. The thought of

Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, where incredible

people struggling and dying alone tugs at my heart; we

nurses and caregivers provide world-class, whole-person

need nurses who want to be there,” expressed Mara

care to every patient, every time.

Doyle, RN, Centura Health. “I always pictured myself

The WHO’s honoring of Florence Nightingale’s legacy

doing this work and I’ll be there to hold any hand that

this year as the founder of nursing and her 200th birth

needs mine.”

anniversary could not be more fitting as Centura nurses,

Professional nurses contribute compassionate

along with all nurses around the world, have joined

and expert care for patients throughout Centura’s

together in the face of unprecedented challenges and

17-hospital ecosystem and surrounding communities.

uncertainty to continue caring for all those in need. If

Nurses touch the lives of thousands of patients each

nurses do nothing else this year, their monumental efforts

year, dedicated to sharing whole-person, top-quality

to care for patients, communities and each other during a

care to every community, every neighborhood and

pandemic unlike any other we have seen in our lifetimes

every life. In recent months, health care workers

would be more than enough to deserve our great respect

everywhere have been tested in unbelievable ways

and admiration.

during the COVID-19 pandemic and their unwavering

“Nursing is an art; and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard as any preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or cold marble compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the fine arts I had almost said, the finest of the fine arts.”

St. Francis Medical Center ICU nurses in April 2020 wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to care for COVID-19 patients.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, FOUNDER OF NURSING

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Dr. Thomas Jennings

Improve the look and function of your smile by visiting Dr. Thomas Jennings and Dr. Brad Perrett.

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