Health

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 […]

Top Eye-Healthy Foods? Hint: Not Carrots

Nutrient-rich foods can improve eye health, follow these recommendations from the Colorado Optometric Association Denver, CO – A balanced diet is an important foundation to maintain good health, but manyAmericans don’t know what nutrients are best for their eyes, and that diet can affect your eye health and vision as you age. Dr. Sean Claflin, Colorado […]

Free Community Health Classes Offered in March

COAW, the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, is offering free community health classes that begin in March. Register at the contacts listed. For more information, contact COAW at 303-984-1845 or visit www.coaw.org. Evergreen—Healthier Living Colorado-Diabetes™—Wednesdays, March 1-April 5, 1-3:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439. This class is […]

Sound Healing

~By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ The sweet sounds of a babbling brook. A tuning fork calibrated to 528 hz. Gregorian or Sanskrit chanting. Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum”. These examples listed above are a variety of sounds and music that can heal the body, mind and soul. They can be used as healing modalities known as music […]

Good hearing essential to physical and emotional well-being

~ By Charlotte S. Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc., ~ For many years, it was clear that my father was becoming hard of hearing. Normally gregarious and the life of the party, he became increasingly withdrawn because he couldn’t hear well enough to partake in conversations around the table. He began to […]

Against the Grain

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ As many of us gather around the dinner table for the holidays this year, some of us may have noticed that menu planning for some of our guests have changed over the years. Gluten-free, Paleo and Vegan are not new diets in America, but more and more of […]

Irresistible Resistance Training

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Did you know that strength or resistance training is as effective as aerobic training to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic conditions? Resistance training doesn’t get the attention that aerobic activity like walking does, but it should and here’s why. As we age we lose […]

Water Fitness Classes Decrease Arthritis Symptoms

The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver offers Water Fitness classes to combat arthritis For 50 million adults across the United States, the start of winter months and colder weather marks an increase in the severity of their arthritis symptoms. The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver is reminding the community of various water fitness programs offered year round […]

Exercise to Prevent Falls

~ By Jerome Stiller ~ The September issue of Primetime for Seniors featured an informative article article titled “Falls are Not a Normal Part of Aging”. The author notes the prevalence and problems associated with falling, and recommends a valuable free program called Stepping On. I want to stay with that theme and provide you […]

My Cup of Tea

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ “When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like all else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how […]

Food is the Foundation for Heightened Health

~ Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates We have been led to believe that good health can be found at the pharmacy or in the supplement aisle. When we experience aches and pains, fatigue or lack of sleep, we head to our doctor who […]