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Parathyroid gland anatomy

Thyroid disorders: neck gland can wreak havoc

by Debra Melani

Most people brush the signs off as normal aging: gaining weight; losing energy; repeatedly searching the house for the keys. But in many cases, particularly in women past age 50, a small, butterfly-shaped gland that polices metabolism causes the chaos.

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Coach George Karl

George Karl: Coach gains insight on health, life from cancer scare

by Scot Kersgaard | photos by Farrah Jobling

Being the sixth-winningest coach in NBA history, with more than 1,100 victories, can bring a smile to George Karl’s face. But the former Nuggets coach considers his two most significant triumphs his wins over cancer: first, prostate and then throat cancer.

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Dr. Cindy Kelly

Woman Goes From Pediatric Cancer Patient to a New Mom at P/SL

by Debra Melani

Mostly, she remembers waking up from the morphine and seeing her doctor and parents crying. Shock prevented tears, as her local doctor explained the bad leg break during her basketball game was not a normal fracture; it was caused by an aggressive bone cancer. At 15, she didn’t know what to...

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Julie Aigner-Clark, Baby Einstein

Lessons in Survival with Julie Aigner-Clark

by Kristen Bason

Best known for her creation of Baby Einstein, Julie Aigner-Clark is sometimes called the original “mompreneur.” In 2001, exactly five years, 30 children’s books, 10 videos, and six music albums later, Clark sold Baby Einstein to The Walt Disney Company. The sale allowed her to regroup and...

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da Vinci robotic arm

Colon resection using the daVinci surgical robot

by Debra Melani

Performed by Dr. David Longcope of Rose Medical Center, Denver

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Dr. Edward “Ted” Eigner

Prostatectomy performed by Dr. Edward “Ted” Eigner

by Debra Melani

Dr. Edward “Ted” Eigner, Urologist at Urology Associates, Lone Tree, Colorado

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Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery

New Rose center boosts care for thyroid, parathyroid patients in Denver and beyond

by Debra Melani

Although some of them don’t claim the recognition of breast cancer or heart disease, endocrine disorders can be just as frightening and debilitating for the patients they strike – often women in their prime. Whether it’s crushing fatigue and aching joints from parathyroid disease, or fear of...

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Lifting the fog on breast-cancer screening and risks

by Debra Melani

Like a campfire ember that refuses to fade, the mammogram debate has smoldered since doctors first began using the X-rays as a breast-cancer screening tool in the 1970s. They save lives. They don’t. They result in too many false positives that freak women out. Throw in expert statements that...

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Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

by Debra Melani

We ask Dr. Joyce Moore, co-director, Breast Care Program, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, Colorado to shed some light on common breast cancer concerns.

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