Health

Insect Borne Diseases in Colorado

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ A few months ago at a routine visit to the veterinarian, I became aware that it is now recommended for dogs living in Colorado to take preventative heartworm medicine year round. With global temperatures rising, even here in Colorado we need to be cautious to the fact that warmer […]

Creative Eldering: Eat What You are Made Of

Imagine that you are trying to find the best way to build a house. Your first step might be to create a list of the building materials required. Then you might research reputable sources for high quality materials. If you are not highly skilled in construction you may next begin searching out a qualified team […]

Dementia and Sensory loss: Part 1 – “Can You Hear Me Now?”

~ By Kandice Young ~ To understand the world around us, it is critical that we have the ability to hear, and make sense of, sounds. The process of how we hear with our ears, and then turn that sound into information our brains can understand, is a truly complex and fascinating function of the […]

Teeth Tomorrow and the Prettau Bridge

Ongoing dental problems with failing teeth seem to never end. Treatments for gum disease, broken teeth and toothaches seem to be followed by yet more treatments and problems. Unsightly teeth and constant worry about bad breath is often coupled with low self-confidence. Dental disease affects our whole body health as well, causing more frequent illnesses […]

Creative Eldering: Move it and Preserve it

~ By Susan L. Levy, D.C. ~ Have you noticed that when you are physically active your mood and overall feelings are generally more positive and upbeat? An incredible amount of research over the years has repeatedly demonstrated daily exercise provides mental benefits in addition to physical. While exercising, the human brain releases neurotransmitters including, […]

Why Water and Contact Lenses Don’t Mix

Water often contains bacteria that can cause eye infections; Dr. Sean Claflin recommends good hygiene practices for contact lens wearers Denver, CO – Looking to escape the summer heat, Americans will flock to local pools, waterparks, or larger bodies of water for a day of relaxing relief or to play water sports. However, contact lens […]

Staying Hydrated This Summer

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ It is summer in Colorado and as temperatures soar, it is a good time to be reminded of the importance of hydration. Dehydration can occur when the amount of water consumed is less than the amount of water leaving our bodies. Many of us think of the importance of […]

Creative Eldering: Coming to Terms

Throughout our lives, we may face unique challenges, but to have gotten this far, we can reflect on the process of achieving important milestones. As we journey toward elderhood, we can meet our personal trials with the vast amounts of wisdom we have gained throughout our lives. As wise elders, we have the advantage of […]

Essential Oils and Foot Care

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Essential oils and the therapeutic use of, known as aromatherapy, have been used throughout history to help heal the body holistically. The field of aromatherapy has grown over the past few decades as well as all the products available on the market. Many people associate aromatherapy with fragrance and […]

Minority Populations Urgently Need Education, Vaccination Against Deadly Disease

~ By Maria Kneusel, MSHCE, MSN, RN ~ Imagine entire communities filled with men and women whose lives are at risk from disease, and fewer than half are taking the simple steps available to stop the threat in its tracks. This is precisely what’s happening in minority populations in Colorado where about only four in […]

A World Full of Dandelions

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Curious are the little yellow flowers popping up in lawns everywhere known as dandelions. For some, they are a nasty invasive weed. For others, they are a valuable medicinal herb. To many children of the world, they hold the power of granting wishes when the seeds are blown into […]

Less Costly Alternatives to Dental Implants

My name is Dr. Tom Bonbright, and I have practiced dentistry for 32 years. My father, John Bonbright, started the practice at this same location in 1955. Why I find dentistry so fulfilling is that I deeply believe that we can improve our patient’s health, appearance and lives! My passion stems from treating generations of […]

Most Americans Experience Digital Eye Strain from Overexposure to Computers

~ Colorado Optometric Association Shares Five Simple Steps to Relieve Digital Eye Strain at Work ~ The average U.S. worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home and the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2015 American Eye-Q™ survey reports that 58 percent of adults have experienced digital […]

What is Neuropathy?

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ An extremely common question I get on a daily basis is “why do my feet tingle, feel numb, feel like they are burning and are painful?”  The answer is that those symptoms are common to a group of nerve disease or damage called neuropathies. Sometimes the feet may be […]

Gut Feelings

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As plentiful as butterflies in the stomach, metonyms abound when describing how nerves can affect our “gut feelings”. Whether it be a “knot in the stomach” while awaiting news from a doctor, or a “punch in the gut” from receiving traumatic news, these emotional triggers are known as the […]