Surgeons are investigating possible Ebola outbreak at Cresthaven internal medical center

In an unusual move, Cresthaven Regional Medical Center is seeking medical personnel from surrounding areas.The hospital said Friday it has started a crisis response program that includes outreach to the surrounding communities and other health care providers.Cresthaven officials said the decision to hire outside personnel came after an employee in another Cresthaven facility reported the …

How to make your child better off by investing in a pediatrician

The mother of a child with autism who was hospitalized with pneumonia said that the decision to visit the pediatrician after she was discharged from the hospital was her only option.“My daughter is going to be better off without us,” said Mimi Tompkins, who is a mother of three.“I’ve never been a doctor before, but …

How to save $30,000 a year by saving your doctor’s time

Internal medicine is the second most common medical specialty after dermatology.The average annual salary of an MD is $80,000.MDs work in offices across the country, from New York City to Los Angeles, and the average MD spends about three hours a week on his or her job.But while this is a lot of work for …

Hospitals with the highest number of ER visits

Hospitals have more than twice the ER visits of other health care systems in Colorado, according to data compiled by The Coloradoan, citing data from the state’s Medicaid agency.The Colorado Department of Health and Environment released the data Wednesday.Hospitals that are at least 100 beds in capacity, which is a standard measure of how many …

What you need to know about the coronavirus: Is the world really at a tipping point?

It is hard to think of a world where the coronivirus has yet to kill a single person.But it is not hard to imagine that, at some point in the future, the disease may have reached a point of no return.And that is the point we are at now.There is no cure for the coronvirus …