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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 […]

Aspirin Update

By Peter J. Rice, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA ~ There are drugs in use today which are older than aspirin, but not very many. Part of the reason that aspirin is still around is that its use has continued to evolve over the years. But recently the benefits and risks of aspirin have been re-evaluated […]

Creative Eldering: The Male Energetic System

In past generations, males in our society were under incredible pressure to exhibit extreme degrees of physical and emotional strength. Previously, men were expected to be the sole bread winners for their families and minimize their emotions in order to maintain a perception of masculinity. Men were discouraged from expressing their emotions and bombarded with […]

Integrating Holistic Medicine

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ In the early 1990’s, quirky little health food stores could be found sprinkled around the country like natural cane sugar atop a bran muffin. I had the opportunity to work in this industry while attending nursing school. These stores were full of vitamins, herbal medicine, organic foods and interesting people. […]

Denver Public Health & Environment Reminds Denverites to #FightFlu

Take three easy actions to fight the flu this season ~ DENVER – Denver Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) wants to remind the Mile High City that receiving a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications.

News from the Mental Health Center of Denver

Quarterly Media Update: October – December 2018 ~ Fall is in the air and we’re busy wrapping up the weekly Farmers Markets at our Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being. The final quarter of 2018 has lots in store for the Mental Health Center of Denver. Here’s an overview of events and story ideas to […]

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