Health

One-third of Coloradans’ daily fluid intake is made up of caffeine and alcohol, finds study

One-third of Coloradans’ daily fluid intake is made up of caffeine and alcohol, finds study. Half consider themselves to be ‘booze fit’. 1 in 3 deem alcohol and coffee as essential purchases in their weekly shops. The average drinker spends a fairly substantial $947 per year on hangover comfort food and coffees. The Bada Bing, Joe’s […]

Can a flu shot protect your brain from dementia?

October is the official start of flu season, and the time when many people consider getting a flu shot. In addition to protecting you from the flu, the shot may also help protect your brain.

Denver Launches Innovative Public Health Campaign Against Mental Health Stigma

DENVER – The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is launching an innovative public health campaign targeting one of the biggest barriers Denverites with mental health conditions face — stigma.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Provides Reminder to Get Preventive Screening

By Dr. Maria Cannarozzi, Internal Medicine, New West Physicians, part of Optum ~ According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. Each year in the U.S., about 264,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,400 in men. […]

Flu Shots Now Available at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic Nationwide

Believe it or not, flu season is right around the corner, and flu shots are now available at all CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide, with convenient evening and weekend hours to get the whole family vaccinated. It’s more important than ever to stay current with flu shots and other vaccinations this fall, and with […]

Diabetic Foot Care

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is on the rise worldwide.  Complications can arise from diabetes and affect the body from the head (retinopathy) to the toes (neuropathy) and many of the systems in between.  Type 2 diabetes occurs when it becomes difficult for the body to metabolize […]

Increased Social and Community Connections Are Important for Health of Colorado Seniors

By Rhonda L. Randall, D.O. ~ We are all wired for emotional connection and that doesn’t stop when we retire. In my experience as a geriatrician, seniors who have family or a strong support network by their side are more likely to remain living in their homes longer, get the care they need, and have […]

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 […]

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 […]


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