Health

CBD and the elderly – what you need to know

By Maryanne Damiano-Hojnacki, FNP- BC, MSN ~ Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have infiltrated the market, including lotions, creams, smoothies, coffee and alcohol. CBD has been touted as a sleep aid, pain remedy and effective treatment for cancer-related side effects. What is CBD and how does it affect you? Is it really a miracle drug or […]

Creative Eldering: Save Your Skin

Your skin is quite remarkable. Most people never stop to think about how incredible it is. The surface area of your skin is approximately 21 square feet (2 square meters) and contributes about 15 percent (or about 9 pounds) of your total body weight. Just think how much it needs to grow and stretch to […]

The Mindful Path – Spark Joy

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW ~ The greatest gift this holiday season originated in Ancient India and has been re-gifted millions of times.  The gift of being in the present may be our greatest present. Mindfulness allows us to slow our frenzied life by purposely bringing our awareness to a simple mantra.

How to Help Avoid the Flu

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ A sore throat. A headache. Body aches. A persistent cough. We’ve all had those symptoms and it’s easy to immediately chalk it up to a common cold. But what if it’s a more serious virus, like the flu?

Holiday Menopause Survival Guide to Make Your “Peri” Merry!

Dr. Sabina Rebis Offers Tools To Keep Your Cool & Enjoy The Season ~  Many women are stressed out, exhausted and bloated during the holidays, but for women over 40, these may be signs of perimenopause – the transitional time leading up to menopause. According to women’s health advocate, Dr. Sabina Rebis, women can make […]

Creative Eldering: Could My Pain Be From Fibromyalgia?

Could My Pain Be From Fibromyalgia? Well it might be. The classic description of fibromyalgia is unexplained burning pain, a deep aching or even a throbbing character of the pain. Do you have pronounced fatigue, sleep difficulties, intolerance to cold, frequent headaches, swollen joints, periodic depression, memory issues, anxiety, or frequent brain fog? These are […]

Medicines and Cognitive Impairment

One of the hardest things I’ve found about being a pharmacist is controlling my tendency to be nosey about medications. I don’t look in anyone’s medicine cabinet, but I am always ready to ask, “… and what medicines are you taking?” Nowhere is my curiosity harder to control than when I encounter older patients with […]

Managing your Medications: Raising Awareness about Polypharmacy

By Brian A. Hemstreet, PharmD Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Professor CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ~ As patients age, often there are situations where multiple medications are prescribed for several different health conditions. The multiple medications by an individual is often referred to as polypharmacy.1 While there is no universal […]

Local docs warn about dangers of vaping during flu season

If you think vaping is bad for your heart and your lungs, a new study shows it can also up your chances of getting the flu, especially if you are a woman. Now that we are in flu season, local doctors with American Family Care (AFC) are warning patients about the health dangers of vaping […]

Creative Eldering: Sleep Well For Your Health

For centuries, people in all cultures have developed lullabies to encourage sleep, especially for infants and children. Adults find them pleasurable and effective as well. In 1849, Johannes Brahms composed a beautiful lullaby that has endured for almost two centuries. His relaxing lullaby is very popular and, of course, is available in many different styles […]

Ankle Mobility: Improve the Way You Move

By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Joints allow movement to happen. Imagine how far you would get walking down the street without ankles or knees. It would look like a lot Laurel & Hardy’s “March of the Wooden Soldiers!” If hips were out of the picture, we would look more like pogo sticks hopping up […]

Local docs warn about dangers of vaping during flu season

By Nancy Bostrom ~ If you think vaping is bad for your heart and your lungs, a new study shows it can also up your chances of getting the flu, especially if you are a woman. As we enter the official flu season, local doctors with American Family Care (AFC) are warning patients about the […]

Vaccines older adults need

By Emily Cheshire, DNP, MS, BS ~ Did you skip your flu shot last year? You are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about 30% of people 65 and older chose not to get a flu shot last year. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial vaccination iceberg. […]

Creative Eldering – Digestive Discomfort

Do you wonder if your digestive system is working well?   Do you have heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, belching, constipation, diarrhea, or irregular bowel movements? These are all symptoms of an unhappy digestive system.

Mental Health Partners Opens “The Living Room”

A New Level-of-Care at 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services Facility ~ Mental Health Partners (MHP) is excited to announce the opening of The Living Room at our 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services facility, located at 3180 Airport Rd. in Boulder, CO. The relocation of MHP’s Transitional Residential Treatment program to Warner House this summer provided […]


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