Health

Alzheimer’s disease is not limited to the elderly

A man in his early 50s experiences personality changes that baffle his family and land him in jail when police don’t know how to deal with him… A 58-year-old business executive gets lost on the way home from work – a route he’s driven for more than 10 years… Severe memory lapses lead a rising […]

Creative Eldering – Depression Avoidance Strategies

Have you been down and blue, moody and hopeless? Are you thinking that nothing is going your way? Are you holding on to the lyrics of that old blues tune “Born under a Bad Sign” by Albert King? The refrain of his hit song is “Born under a bad sign. Been down since I began […]

Know the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

By Dr. Michael D. Horowitz, National Medical Director for Optum Health ~ Crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and pain in the neck and arms are all classic telltale signs of a heart attack, but aren’t those also the symptoms of cardiac arrest? Contrary to what many people may believe, these two conditions are different, […]

Blood pressure risk for African Americans poses Alzheimer’s threat

A recent research study released by Rutgers University regarding extremely high blood pressure rates among inner-city African Americans highlights concerns that this same population group is facing abnormally high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Compared to the national average, inner-city African Americans were found by Rutgers researchers to be five […]

Creative Eldering – The Hidden Truth About Atherosclerosis And Heart Disease

Most people think (unfortunately have been brainwashed to think) that the secret to avoiding clogged arteries, heart attacks, and strokes is to be sure you take a statin drug every day for the rest of your life. NOT TRUE. That old outdated premise should have been thrown out decades ago.

Restore Your Health: Love Thy Self

By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ The most powerful step to living healthier and happier begins with loving yourself completely. Thoughts and emotions affect gene expression for better or for worse. The mind and body act together as one every moment of every day to sense the environment and respond for survival. Positive, loving thoughts […]

Creative Eldering: Do-It-Yourself Immunity Building

Surely you have seen plans for building your own workbench, resurfacing your own countertops, or even building your own deck. But have you heard of building up your own immune system? Likely not. For the average person, their standard American diet (S.A.D.) and typical sedentary lifestyle probably contributes to weakening or “deconstructing” their immune system […]

Diabetes Care in 2019

By  Peter Rice, PharmD, CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy ~ Many folks make resolutions for New Years and have spent a good amount of time deciding what to do differently in 2019. But if you are a patient with diabetes (about 25% of seniors have diabetes), or a health professional caring for diabetic patients, you have […]

Make better brain health your top New Year’s resolution for 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million Americans by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you set your New Year’s resolutions for 2019, consider the following ways to maintain and improve your cognitive function. Research has shown lifestyle changes like improving diet and exercising regularly have helped drive down death rates […]

Restore Your Health: A Lifestyle Prescription

Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Each one of us is as unique as our own fingerprint. We all have different experiences, perspectives, genes, and abilities which is why the “one-size-fits-all” approach to health doesn’t work, and never will. It’s also a major reason not to set another lofty New Year’s resolution only to feel like […]

Understanding the connection between frequent heartburn and cancer

By Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD ~ Almost seven in ten Denverites say they suffer from heartburn two or more times a week and 54% say they are surprised to learn that chronic heartburn can lead to a common form of esophageal cancer, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Understanding Compassion Fatigue

By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ Compassion fatigue is a subject that has become increasingly relevant and is an important health issue to be aware of. It can affect those in caregiving professions as well as empathetic persons caring for other individuals in any capacity. Polina Rikoun Ph.D. received her doctorate degree at Harvard University in […]

Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health

Over the past 4 decades, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health. There have been expert panels such as the American College of Sports Medicine, (ACSM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Heart Association (AHA) that continually reinforce data driven evidence that there […]

Maintain Your Weight This Holiday Season

The holiday season is just round the corner and for many people it is time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, this is also the time of the year when people over eat and gain weight. On average, this holiday binge eating leads to an extra gain of 1-3 pounds each year and while […]

Looking for Affordable, Local Healthcare? Try Sheridan Health Services, a CU Nursing clinic

Health care is a big concern for Americans. Having access to care that is affordable and personal is probably one of the top concerns for Baby Boomers and seniors. Many adults crave a simpler form of health care — something where you feel like a person and not another number.