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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learn to play guitar, Swallow Hill Music in Denver

Music: A Total Brain Workout

by Mary Lemma | photos Farrah Jobling

“Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” The late-17th- century poet and playwright William Congreve had it right. But music — especially playing music — is good for the brain, too.

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Sofia Montoya, Colorado

Born To Be A National Spokeswoman

by Joelle Klein | photo Jeff Burak

Colorado’s Sofia Montoya talks surgery, overcoming obstacles and adulthood

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Gammaknife, Advanced Radiosurgery Treatment at Swedish

Advanced Radiosurgery Treatment at Swedish

by Jeannette Moninger | photos by Megan Aurich

Helps Wyoming Rancher Thrive

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Sky Ridge Medical Center hip surgery

Innovative Hip Surgery Stops Pain, Reducing Need for Hip Replacement

by Jeannette Moninger | photos by C. Jenkins & D. Sidor

Sydney Potkanowicz started experiencing hip pain at the young age of 12. “It felt like my hip joints were slipping in their sockets. It was a constant painful, uncomfortable feeling,” she says. Sydney’s mom blamed growing pains, puberty and an active lifestyle for her daughter’s aches. By...

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Advanced Stroke Treatment at Sky Ridge

Advanced Stroke Treatment at Sky Ridge Proves Lifesaving for Aurora Resident

by Jeannette Moninger

Julia Neumeier is proactive about taking care of her health. The 78-year-old Aurora resident tries to keep her high blood pressure in check by exercising, eating healthy and taking prescribed medications. Despite these efforts, she’s had three strokes in the last five years. The most recent one,...

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