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 radio interview about urgent care in colorado springs

Dr. Steve From QwikCareMD Urgent Care And Comfort Care Family Practice Interview on 94.3 Kilo.

 


Radio Interview April 7th, 2014 – QwikCare Moment – Urgent Care:

Dr. Steve From QwikCareMD Urgent Care And Comfort Care Family Practice Interview on 94.3 Kilo. Today’s topic is “What is an Urgent Care?”.

QwikCareMD is dedicated to providing you, the patient, with affordable, quality medical care without the need to wait for appointments, take time out of your work day, or wait hours to be seen at an emergency room.


Radio Interview March 31st, 2014 – QwikCare Moment – High Blood Pressure Part 2:

Dr. Steve From QwikCareMD Urgent Care And Comfort Care Family Practice Interview on 94.3 Kilo. Today’s topic is the second part about High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition. Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk.

Radio Interview March 24th, 2014 – QwikCare Moment – High Blood Pressure Part 1:

Dr. Steve From QwikCareMD Urgent Care And Comfort Care Family Practice Interview on 94.3 Kilo. Today’s topic is the first part about High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure or hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension risk factors include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and family history. Beta-blockers are a common treatment for hypertension.


Radio Interview March 17th, 2014 – QwikCare Moment – Diabetes:

Dr. Steve From QwikCareMD Urgent Care And Comfort Care Family Practice Interview on 94.3 Kilo. Today’s topic is about diabetes and how you can prevent it.

1) Type 1 Diabetes

The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes,juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.

Type 1 diabetes is nowhere near as common as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.

Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by carrying out regular blood tests and following a special diet.

Between 2001 and 2009, the prevalence of type 1 diabetes among the under 20s in the USA rose 23%, according to SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth data issued by the CDC

2) Type 2 Diabetes
The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance).

Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type.

Some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels. However, type 2 diabetes is typically a progressive disease – it gradually gets worse – and the patient will probably end up have to take insulin, usually in tablet form.

Overweight and obese people have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those with a healthy body weight. People with a lot of visceral fat, also known as central obesity, belly fat, or abdominal obesity, are especially at risk. Being overweight/obese causes the body to release chemicals that can destabilize the body’s cardiovascular and metabolic systems.


Radio Interview March 10th, 2014 – QwikCare Moment – Obamacare:

Dr. Steve From QwikCareMD Urgent Care And Comfort Care Family Practice Interview on 94.3 Kilo. Today’s topic is about Obamacare and how it works. 

Urgent care centers in Colorado Springs are popping up in greater numbers here and nationwide, driven by demand for after-hours access to medical care.  The centers reflect a push toward better customer service in health care. A working parent who picks up a sick child at day care doesn’t have to wait for an appointment. A weekend athlete who twists an ankle in a pickup basketball game can go to the neighborhood urgent care center for treatment.

Urgent Care centers in Colorado Springs also fit with the push to reduce health care costs and insure more people. The centers provide an alternative to emergency room care, which generally costs patients twice as much or more. Millions more Americans will obtain health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and some of the newly insured can be expected to use that coverage to have colds, the flu and cuts treated at QwikCareMD – Urgent Care.