Highlands Behavioral Health System, Littleton, Experiential Therapy Program

Patients Benefit From Recreational Therapy Provided By Highlands Behavioral Health System

by Jeannette Moninger | photo by Farrah Jobling

There is a lot of evidence of the therapeutic effect of play, and that is especially true for people with behavioral and mental health concerns.  Highlands Behavior Health System (HBHS) has established an Experiential Therapy Department that uses play in all forms as a creative, evidence-based...

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Dr. Jeremy Williams, Dr. Chris Williams, Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery

Lone Tree Plastic Surgeons Offer Advanced Breast Reconstruction Procedure

by Jeannette Moninger

When Jeremy Williams’ mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, the Lone Tree plastic surgeon recommended a relatively unheard-of breast reconstruction procedure called the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap. “Instead of implants, we use the patient’s own abdominal...

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Charu Signhal, Etta Epidermis, Skin screening App, Skin Cancer

Entrepreneur Designs Skin Cancer Screening App Making Skin Checks as Easy as Posting on Social Media

by Joelle Klein

If you could prevent cancer by simply going for an annual screening at your doctor’s office, you would think that most people would do it. However, skin cancer, which is one of the most common forms of cancer and one of the easiest to diagnose, causes more than two deaths every hour. According to...

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Katy Butler

Spreading the Joy of Gentle Medical Care 

by Bobbi Dempsey

Katy Butler loves a good gamble—when the stakes are small. “I love going to the track and betting $2 on horses that I know nothing about. I go down to the paddock and see what they look like. I buy a tip sheet and study who the handicappers think the favorites are. I combine reading the sheet...

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Liz Wambugu, a certified adult gerontology nurse practitioner and palliative care provider with Agape Healthcare, Greenwood Village

Palliative care services at Agape Healthcare provide support for people with chronic illness

by Jeannette Moninger

If you or a loved one is living with a chronic disease that affects the ability to enjoy life, a palliative care specialist can help. “Palliative care is a medical discipline focused on helping people who have a chronic, and sometimes terminal, condition manage symptoms and improve quality of...

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Dr. Dave Schneider. September 25, 2019. Photo by Ellen Jaskol.

Through the Microscope

by Meghan Rabbitt | Photos by Ellen Jaskol

David Schneider was a sports-loving 8th grader when he saw a TV special about a famous surgeon in Los Angeles named Frank Jobe, a pioneer of sports medicine in the 1950s. Schneider remembers being captivated—and inspired. “My dad was a veterinarian and I grew up in and out of animal hospitals...

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Allergia Aqua Sanitas

Spa, Skin and Hair Cancer Resources

by Kris Scott | Research by Hannah Metzger

American Cancer Society Free Wigs Provides free wigs to individuals experiencing cancer-related hair loss. They are available at several Colorado healthcare centers including Sky Ridge Medical Center, Boulder Community Health, Durango Cancer Center, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Saint Mary...

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ACTIVE RECOVERY, Outdoor retreats help cancer patients and survivors experience adventure, community

Active Recovery & Retreats

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

Outdoor retreats help cancer patients and survivors experience adventure, community

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Denver fertility, fertility preservation with cancer diagnosis

Fertility Preservation

by Kris Scott | Research by Hannah Metzger

The process of saving or protecting eggs, sperm or reproductive tissue so that a person can use them to have biological children in the future.

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Denver, Colorado, Cancer Support Groups, Emotional support for cancer diagnosis


by Kris Scott | Research by Hannah Metzger

The Denver metro area is full of places and people that bring comfort, compassion and encouragement to someone whose life has been touched by cancer — whether patient, survivor or caregiver. The following is a solid but incomplete list of south metro Denver resources for those affected by cancer....

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