Men’s Health Month: A Time to Take Action

For Men, Good Health Often Depends on Health Awareness and Early Screenings ~ By Dr. Todd Wisser, Internal Medicine Physician with New West Physicians ~ June is Men’s Health Month – a perfect reminder for men to make wellness a priority. Many men take care of their health, but additional work is needed to keep […]

5 Essential Steps to Creating a Safe Home Environment for Senior Living

Making a home safe for seniors is crucial. As people age, they become more susceptible to injuries and accidents in the home. Due to this, it is vital to take extra measures to make sure your home is safe and senior-friendly.

Women’s Fitness Over 50

Back in the 80s, many of us sported neon leg warmers and cut-up sweatshirts a la “Flashdance” as we sweated it out to a disco beat in an aerobics class. While the bodysuits and teased-out ponytails are long gone, our trips to the gym should still be a priority in our weekly routines for as […]

Sheridan Health Services assisting patients to use telehealth

A joint effort with Arapahoe Library District is reducing barriers to telehealth by providing access to health monitoring equipment, hotspots, and a coordinator to schedule appointments and assist with the technology ~ AURORA, Colo. (February 11, 2022) The Sheridan Health Services (SHS), a neighborhood community health center operated by the University of Colorado College of […]

Social Isolation and Loneliness Increase Heart Disease Risk in Senior Women

During the current pandemic, social distancing has been one tool used to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But data from a new study point to as much as a 27% increase in heart disease risk in postmenopausal women who experience both high levels of social isolation and loneliness.

Trauma Normalized For Young Men of Color

New Research Led By Young Men Of Color Shows That, For Their Peers, The Normalization Of Trauma And Systemic Inequity Is Leading To Worsening Mental Health ~ CHICAGO — Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Communities United, an intergenerational racial justice organization in Chicago, are working together to center the leadership and […]

Giving and Receiving to Friends and Family with Diabetes Mellitus

By Dr. Mark Paz, Restore Osteo ~ Valentine’s Day is celebrated by showing care and sentiment for others. Whether it’s flowers, cards or treats, the holiday is brimming with opportunities to share chocolates and sugary sweets with loved ones. As we approach Valentine’s Day, caregivers may find themselves wondering, “What could I give to friends […]

5 ideas for addressing job burnout

By Dr. Matthew Husa, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ It’s normal to feel checked out or to struggle with your job from time to time, but when it turns into a daily issue, it may be something more. Burnout is a specific type of work-related stress, and an increasing number of people say they’re feeling it.

Lighthouse Guild Offers Tips for Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, affecting over 3 million people in the United States alone. It is often called the silent thief of sight because it robs people of vision slowly and without early symptoms. However, regular eye exams can lead to early diagnosis and help prevent vision loss. January […]

4 Subtle Signs That Your Aging Parent Needs Help, and What to Do Next

By Lydia Chan ~ Are you worried about a senior loved one living alone? It’s not always easy to know when an aging parent needs help. Most seniors relish their independence and do everything they can to protect it, including hiding signs they’re struggling to get by alone.

Older Americans Are More at Risk for Health Issues Related to Social Isolation and Loneliness during Holidays

By Dr. Todd Wisser, Internal Medicine Physician with New West Physicians ~ We’re heading into the holiday season, which is often embraced as a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate traditional holidays. However, what can be a joyous time for some, may be difficult for older adults who are more vulnerable […]

Ways to Ward Off the Winter Blues and Stay Well This Holiday Season

Tips for taking care of your mental and emotional health from the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment ~ DENVER – For many, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. For others, the holiday season brings an increase in stress and feelings of anxiety, frustration, tiredness, or loneliness. Studies show that nearly […]

Quarter of Over 50s Less Active Than Pre-Pandemic

New Report Calls For National Programme To Boost Older Adult Health ~ A new report into the health of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched by The Physiological Society and Centre for Ageing Better.

The Future of Balance Improvement and Aging Well

New stages of life come with new challenges. When it comes to having confidence in our everyday activities, our balance can play a large part. Balance is what keeps us steady, and allows us to move freely and independently. When our balance is off-center, this affects the way we move and we may start to […]

Consider Food Sensitivities When Making Your Holiday Menu This Year

By Dr. Chad Larson Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories ~ When it comes to your health and the holidays, family gatherings and home-cooked feasts can take a toll on more than just your waistline. Factors such as stress and indulgent treats, exacerbated by cold and flu season, can strain your immune system at a […]

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