Family Medicine/Primary Care/Internal Medicine

Denver Springs Help for Heroes Colorado

Denver Springs Behavioral Health Center Offers Help for Heroes

by Jeannette Moninger | photo by Farrah Jobling

Members of the military, healthcare professionals and first responders, including police officers, firefighters, rescue teams, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, face risky, traumatic situations on a regular basis. As a result, up to 30 percent of them develop post-traumatic stress...

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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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Experts Warn of Dangers of Home Genetic Tests The use of home genetic testing kits may convince users that they do not need to be professionally tested for life-threatening diseases.

Experts Warn of Dangers of Home Genetic Tests

by Joelle Klein

The use of home genetic testing kits may convince users that they do not need to be professionally tested for life-threatening  diseases.

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The Underlying Issue of Gray Area Drinking

by Jennifer Starbuck

Nearly five years ago, Jolene Park of Centennial woke up to her usual low-grade hangover, undetectable to most but debilitating to her. The headache, nausea and overwhelming regret from drinking too much the night before had become her regular Sunday-morning routine.

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Erika Lee, Gastroenterology, Lone Tree, Colorado

What are preventive screens and why are they important?

by Dr. Charlene Borja

Being a primary care physician, it is my passion and responsibility to help keep people healthy and out of the doctor’s office. Yearly visits, or annual wellness visits, are the time when your primary care doctor reviews with you your current health status, past medical history, family...

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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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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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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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Foods You’re Not Eating—But Should

7 Foods You’re Not Eating—But Should

by Meghan Rabbitt

Let’s face it: Most of us race through the grocery store, checking foods off our go-to lists to make our go-to meals. Even when we have more time — say, we’re strolling around the farmer’s market — it’s not likely we’ll pick up a fruit or veggie we’ve never eaten or cooked before.

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Harry Connick Jr, Cologuard, Colon screening

Beyond the Colonoscopy | Harry Connick, Jr. and Others Seek Alternatives for Colon Cancer Screening

by Joelle Klein

If you’re 50 years old or around that age, or you’ve been putting off getting a colonoscopy, read on. There are alternative colon cancer screening options that are less-invasive and less-complicated than the colonoscopy.

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