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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.

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Creative Eldering: Are Your Symptoms Really Drug Side Effects?

The first principle to understand is that drugs are chemicals that require a considerable amount of processing once they are taken into your body. Typically, drugs are synthetically manufactured using a base of petroleum distillates (yes that’s right toxic, non-edible petroleum products) and many other chemicals. Then synthetic colorings and fillers are added to the […]

Five Myths About The Flu

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ Fall has arrived, and so has the annual flu season. While flu – or influenza – is most serious for older Americans and people with certain chronic conditions, influenza can affect people of all ages and lead to hospitalizations, significant health complications and even […]

Gratitude Can Improve Your Health

As we enter this busy holiday season, it is easy to forget that not everyone looks forward to the holidays. For many, the stress of reuniting with difficult family members, all the activities and commitments and financial concerns can become overwhelming. This may be particularly true for seniors who are often long distances from their […]

Sugar – The Other White Powder

By Phyllis Guy ~ Officer Johnson (Fake Name) walks down the sports drink aisle of her local supermarket. Still dressed in her blue uniform, Jeffco PD badge on her chest, she examines the electrolyte juices in front of her. She has had a long day, filling out paperwork for a recent cocaine arrest. What she doesn’t […]

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