Family Medicine/Primary Care/Internal Medicine

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QUIZ YOUR HEALTH IQ

by Jan Sheehan

You get regular checkups, eat fruits and veggies, and exercise like an Energizer Bunny. But are you as healthy as you think? Take our quiz to check your health IQ. Then read on for additional wellness tips from Douglas County medical specialists.

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Ed McCaffrey, Keeping Pain Free & Fit

by Debra Melani

He was John Elway’s go-to guy. At 6-foot-5-inches, he was hard for his quarterback to miss. But Ed McCaffrey, a Bronco’s All Pro wide receiver during that winning era, was also known for his valiant catches. Even during a Monday-night, season-ending play in 2001, when he suffered a severe...

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Evade Boomeritis: Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

by Larry Keller

Snap, crackle, pop. It’s no longer just the sound of a breakfast cereal. Increasingly, it’s the rumble from baby boomers’ joints and ligaments tearing, and bones fracturing. Sedentary during the week, they play sports on weekends with the zeal of maniacal Olympic athletes. And, come Monday,...

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Weight Loss After 50

Weight Loss After 50

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Struggling to lose a few pounds? Dropping weight in mid-life can be tough, but that doesn’t mean you need to accept the cushion forming around your waist. Tweaking your diet and exercise routine can help nudge the numbers on the scale back in the right direction.

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Beyond the Common Cold: Sinusitis

by Jennifer LW Fink

Your child has a runny nose and a cough. Is it a cold – or sinusitis?

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Quinoa (KEEN-wah)

by Andrea Juarez

Quinoa is a grain dating back more than 5,000 years to the Incas of South America. Today, quinoa is considered one of the best whole grains on the market and is touted as a “superfood.”

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Migraine Update

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Are you one of the 29.5 million migraine sufferers in the United States? Migraine headaches cause more “lost days” – from work, from any kind of meaningful engagement with life – than almost any other diagnosis, especially when considered over the context of a lifetime.

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NO LIMITS! Local athletes shatter barriers for people with disabilities

by Lisa Marshall

Imagine a day when a blind man can scale the world’s highest mountain, a paraplegic woman can compete alongside able-bodied triathletes, and below-the-knee amputees can scale towering rock walls and ice falls most wouldn’t dare. No need to imagine. That day has already come, and the Colorado...

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Coasting Over the Hill Three habits to become a happy, healthy senior

Boost Your Brain: Five tools for staying sharp into your Golden Years

by Lisa Marshall

“Have you seen my keys?” “Why did I come in here?” “Her name is on the tip of my tongue, but…” If you often find yourself uttering such phrases, you’re not alone. In fact, as early as our 30s and 40s, our mental sharpness begins to slip, the result of a constellation of neurological...

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