Health

Creative Eldering: Energizing Your Immune System

Though most people are familiar with the basic concept of the immune system, its complexity remains a great mystery to most people, even some medical doctors. The human immune system includes a network of “fighter cells” and organs. T-cells (thymus cells) and B-cells (bone marrow or bursa cells) work to maintain a healthy immune system. […]

Shingrix® – The New and Improved Shingles Vaccine

By Emanuela Mooney, PharmD ~ Shingles or herpes zoster is a viral infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 people in the United States will develop shingles. This infection causes a painful rash that usually appears around the torso but […]

Safe & Healthy in the summer sun!

 By Nutrition Services staff, Volunteers of America ~ After being stuck indoors enduring frigid winter weather, it’s summer! Time to get outdoors and enjoy the activities you love. But just like anything, we can get too much of a good thing, like too much sun. As we get older our skin becomes more delicate and susceptible […]

Tips to Help Prevent and Treat Hearing Loss During May’s Better Hearing & Speech Month

By David Severance, M.D. chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado and Wyoming ~ Hearing loss is a significant health issue in Colorado and across the country, affecting more than 48 million people nationwide. It could become even more widespread in the coming years: more than 1.1 billion young adults worldwide at risk of developing hearing […]

Mental Health Partners To Host Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Workshop

Workshop is 2nd in 4-part series led by respected psychologist specializing in spirituality ~ Mental Health Partners (MHP) will host the 2nd in a 4-part workshop series focusing on spiritually integrated psychotherapy. The series: Sacred Matters: Integrating Spirituality into Mental Health Care and Mental Health Care into Faith Communities, will be led by Dr. Ken Pargament, […]

Creative Eldering: Energy and Food

By Susan L. Levy, D. C. ~ The age-old adage from Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” provides simple sage advice. The importance of food, not only on a physiological level, but on a psychological, emotional and spiritual level has been addressed in every culture throughout the entire history of humanity. […]

4 Chinese Herbs for Healthy Aging

By Norah Charles, MSOM, L.Ac. ~ Herbal medicine has been widely practiced in China for over two millennia. Many Chinese herbs we use today were first recorded as medicines in the ancient Chinese text The Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica compiled around 200 BC. This book details specific uses for nearly 400 herbs, including a number […]

Creative Eldering: Divine Energy: The Chakras

The word chakra comes from the Sanskrit word for “wheel.” It is believed that the human body has seven major chakras, each consisting of energy localized in your physical body and coinciding with different levels of your spine, usually in conjunction with one of your major organs. Each of the seven chakras also correlates to […]

How Hearing Health Impacts the Brain

NEW YORK – PRNewswire-USNewswire – Hearing Health Foundation (HHF), the largest U.S. nonprofit funder for hearing and balance research, highlights the relationship between hearing and brain health for Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18).   The ears and the brain work together to understand and interpret sounds. Hearing occurs when the auditory nerve transmits signals from […]

Creative Eldering: Energy and Your Emotions

At a child’s birthday party, a magician in a top-hat dazzled children with his tricks. He removed his tall, black hat and showed the captivated audience the empty hat. Soon after each child had seen that nothing was in the magician’s hat, the magician reached in and began to pull out a beautiful red scarf. […]

DispatchHealth to the Rescue

Say Goodbye to the Waiting Room, Say Hello to your Living Room Founded in 2013 in Denver, DispatchHealth developed a unique mobile delivery model of urgent care in the home. The goal is to create a “right-sized” acute care delivery platform that provides high-quality, convenient, and low cost care in the home or place of […]

A Personal Message from Dr. Julie Trail

THIS REPORT is for the person suffering from the torment of Back Pain. The type of “dull ache” or “sharp pain” that frustrates you to the points of stopping what you’re doing completely, reach for the painkillers and wonder how long you’ll have to restrict your enjoyment of life – as you wait for the […]

Creative Eldering: Acupuncture: An Ancient Method for Modern Health

Thousands of years ago a young warrior in China was stricken by excruciating pain in his shoulder. His painful and stiff shoulder nearly prevented him from fighting in battles, but he continued to persevere. After seeking the help of his doctor, who despite his best efforts could not help the warrior, the warrior became resigned […]

DispatchHealth – Bringing Back the Housecall

Do you recall when physicians came directly to your home to provide care? Think Marcus Welby, M.D., black bag in tow. Well, they’re back! DispatchHealth, a local Denver, CO company, is bringing back the house call with a modern technology twist by providing patients ways to access convenient, high-quality acute care in the comfort of […]

Creative Eldering: Clinical Kinesiology

~ By Susan L. Levy, D.C. ~ Have you taken a moment to marvel at the finesse and beauty of the movements of Olympic figure skaters, dancers, or athletes? Kinesiology is a science that studies and analyses the biomechanics of the muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints that allow these graceful, powerful movements.