Articles

Meet the Doctor: Paul van der Sloot, MD

by Jeannette Moninger

Otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon Dr. Paul van der Sloot joined the Head and Neck Cancer Care Center at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center in August. He treats head and neck tumors and specializes in transoral robotic surgery and microvascular reconstructive...

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Meet the Doctor: Craig Lehrman, MD

by Jeannette Moninger

Plastic surgeon with The Hand and Reconstructive Center of Colorado

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Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know

Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know 

by Meghan Rabbitt

It was three months before her wedding when Julie Dugdale, a Denver-based writer, noticed an irritation near her nose that wouldn’t seem to go away. She thought it might be a pimple and ignored it. When a little voice inside nagged her to see a dermatologist, she brushed it off. “I didn’t...

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Death Doula

Demystifying Death: Denver caregiver for the dying brings reverence to patients’ final days

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

For Heather McGuire, death is a verb. When you’re “deathing,” she says, the process often feels like work — beautiful, sacred work. And yet, it’s not something most of us are all that comfortable witnessing. McGuire, a certified death doula in Denver, stands lovingly in that gap....

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Orthorexia: An unhealthy obsession with healthy food ensnares many active, fit Coloradans

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

Many Coloradans have a deep passion for healthy eating: Our wellness-focused lifestyle has led to media attention, population growth and the lowest obesity rates in the nation. Denver-area experts caution that what begins as health consciousness is increasingly descending into a still largely...

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Dr. Richard Heppe, a urologist with The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC)

Preventing and Treating Erectile Dysfunction | A Denver urologist answers men’s pressing questions

by Meghan Rabbitt

For years, many men thought of erectile dysfunction (ED) — the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex — as an embarrassing condition that needed to be kept a secret. And while that’s changed, largely thanks to drugs that improve erectile function and the widely-played...

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Teen tobacco, vaping

Boom in smoking alternatives catches many parents off guard: Your Vaping Questions, Answered

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

The good news: Smoking is losing ground. Only 7 percent of Colorado teens now smoke, down from a high of 25 percent in the 2000s, according to the 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey tobacco data. But vaping? It’s huge — and high schoolers’ (mis)perception is that it’s safer than...

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Erik Weihenmayer, Weight of Water, Lower Granite Gorge, Horn Creek, Granite; Hermit Rapids

Clear Route for Blind Adventurer

by Morgan Tilton

Colorado’s Erik Weihenmayer pioneers ‘No Barriers’ from whitewater to ice and rock. 

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Guide to Sleeping Supplements

The Experts’ Guide to Sleeping Supplements

by Kris Scott

Nutritional deficiencies could be a factor in your sleepless nights, but experts say see a specialist before you start popping pills.

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Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting

Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting More Than Trendy

by Meghan Rabbitt

What you need to know to figure out if one (or both) is right for you.

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