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Tips to help achieve a healthier you in 2020

By Sandra Crews, Health Strategist, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ Now is the time of year when we typically take inventory of our lives and set new goals. Relationships, finances, careers and health are all important aspects that impact our overall wellbeing. For this New Year, consider making your health a top priority.

Timing is Everything

By Peter J. Rice, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA ~ Telling a good joke.  The perfectly cooked steak.  Getting along with the spouse. Al-dente pasta. Taking your medicine.  In so many important areas of life, timing matters.   It is always interesting to talk with patients. Our Denver 9News channel hosts the Pharmacist 9Line each month and […]

Start 2020 with easy heart-healthy eating tips

Heart attack rates rise each winter. Nutritionist recommends these simple food changes to help reduce your risk ~ By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS ~ Experts aren’t sure why people are more likely to have a heart attack during the winter than any other time of year. If following a heart-healthy diet is one of your […]

Better Health Begins with “Why?”

By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ The start of the new year provides us time to pause and reflect on what went well and what we want to improve upon.  Health is always at the top of my list for two reasons: first because I walk the talk as a nutritionist and exercise physiologist; secondly […]

Increased age, decreased dental care

By Mirella Chavez ~ I stare out the living room window. Children parade on the grass and tug at Ama’s skirt. It takes me back to that day 14 years ago that changed my life forever… parenthood. Seeing how much my 66-year old mother thrives as a grandmother gives me anxiety. She does not act […]

Parkinson’s symptoms are improved with weekly regimens that include physical and cognitive exercises

Parkinson’s patients’ motor and non-motor symptoms were improved with a weekly exercise regimen that included physical and cognitive tasks, according to new research presented today (16 December) at The Physiological Society early career conference, Future Physiology 2019: Translating Cellular Mechanisms into Lifelong Health Strategies.

The Mindful Path – New Beginnings

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ January is the namesake of Janus, the Roman God of doors, gates, beginnings and endings.  He is depicted as a man with two heads, one head looking forward and one looking backward.  Simultaneously, he could see the future and the past. Reflecting on Janus can aid our mindful journey, […]

Aging Well: Starting the New Year Right- Take a Walk!

Going for a walk is a great way to get the American Heart Association’s recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days per week. It is also a great activity to do with friends, family, neighbors, and grandkids. Staying active and staying social can make you feel happier and is just plain fun. Jefferson County […]


DENVER – December 17, 2019 – Funding from Cigna (NYSE: CI) will enable 9Health to expand mental health screenings and no-cost counseling to Colorado residents who need mental health care but cannot afford it. 9Health is a 40-year-old not-for-profit that makes mental and physical health prevention accessible for all Coloradans regardless of ability to pay.

How Home Healthcare Improves Patient Quality of Life and Longevity

By Florence Cino, Dir. of Patient Services for Edison Home Healthcare ~ Home healthcare with a Home Health Aide, or Nursing Home care? It’s an agonizing question that many families are faced with, and with baby boomers aging into their seventies and eighties, more families than ever will be mulling over this complicated decision. While […]

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 […]

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