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March 2016 Issue

Clinically Speaking Archive

Bettina Cuneo MD Jan 2016​​​​​


How Would you Answer these Six Questions?​​​ ​ ​ ​​​ ​​​​

Are you a better than average driver? If you said yes, you're not alone: When asked to rank their own abilities, most people claim to possess above average performance.  Called "illusory superiority," this phenomenon is prevalent no matter the question.

Ambulatory Clinics On Time Starts​​​​​


Better Care, Fewer Emergencies​​​​​​​​​ ​​​

For more than ten years, Monica Federico, MD, has been running a high-risk asthma program at Children's Hospital Colorado.  Her goal is to identify patients who are classified as high risk for future asthma attacks - those who have recently been hospitalized or admitted to the ED - and schedule a follow-up visit. (Photography by Scott Dressel-Martin)

Glucose Mgmt Team​​​​


Help! I need a ​Pharmacist!​​​​ ​ ​

Nearly half of all Americans use prescription drugs.  The number of people taking five or more jumped to 15% in 2012.  Studies show that the more medications a person takes, the greater the chance that they will be taken incorrectly or that drug-drug interactions will occur.



Modeling Ex​​cellence​​​​​​​

All of us aspire to provide the best experience for our patients. This issue features: Lisa McLeod, MD and Kristen Nordenholz, MD.  



Bits & Pi​e​ces​​​​​​​​​

School of Medicine Community Newsroom​; Redesign​ of Morbidity and Mortality Conferences; CHCO Provider​ of the month(s); Norm Friedman, MD and David Fox, MD; A Pacemaker​ for epilepsy; CHCO Experts Discuss​ Impact of 2014 Enterovirus; Zika virus: Prevention​ is key; UCHealth earns​ system-wide cancer certification; and more​