Presbyterian/St. Luke’s

PRECICE Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System

New Technology Lengthens, Straightens and Corrects Bone Deformities

by Andrea Juarez

Bones provide the human body with a strong and flexible framework. But, for those living with bone deformities, their bones are often extremely painful, work improperly and limit their quality of life.

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Taking aim at whooping cough: Health officials work to slow epidemic, protect babies

by Debra Melani

It was well past midnight, and Valerie Castillo was so worried about her 3-week-old son’s cough, she wouldn’t put him down. She finally propped little Jeremiah on her chest and fell into a few minutes of fitful sleep. When she awoke at 2 a.m. and looked down at her baby, he was blue.

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Dr. Laurel Benson, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics (right), spends time with her precious patient, Stella Alden.


by Debra Melani

Detecting Congenital Defects, Such as Hip Dysplasia, Early Boosts Outcomes for Babies

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Dr. Cindy Kelly

Woman Goes From Pediatric Cancer Patient to a New Mom at P/SL

by Debra Melani

Mostly, she remembers waking up from the morphine and seeing her doctor and parents crying. Shock prevented tears, as her local doctor explained the bad leg break during her basketball game was not a normal fracture; it was caused by an aggressive bone cancer. At 15, she didn’t know what to...

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Presbyterian St. Lukes, Denver

Meet the Doctor: Nel Gerig, MD

by Mary Lemma

Dr. Nel Gerig is a urologist and medical director of the Pelvic Solutions Center in Denver, which she founded. She is also president of the Rocky Mountain Urological Society. Gerig graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed residency in urological surgery at the University of Colorado...

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Naps: Does a routine of rest really matter?

by Lisa Marshall

Anyone who has been around toddlers and preschoolers much can tell you: Just one missed nap can turn a “little angel” into an intolerable grouch. But new research suggests it may do much more than that, blunting their capacity for joy, heightening their anxiety, and diminishing their tendency...

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