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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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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Austin Eubanks, Columbine Survivor, dead age 37

Austin Eubanks, Mending Lives

by Kris Scott | Photos by David Dietrich

Columbine survivor found solace in aiding others to sobriety

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Interaction threat increases along with prescription drug use

Rising risk: Interaction threat increases along with prescription drug use

by Kris Scott

More than half of Americans take at least two prescription drugs, and 20 percent take five or more, according to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study. Factor in common use of over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements, and millions of people are at risk of a drug interaction.

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Bottoms up?

by Lisa Marshall

Colorado’s top ranking in booze-related deaths brings imbibing into question

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sugar in kids diet

Lowdown on sugar

by Andrea Juarez

Four-year-old Joaquin Jimenez picks up a juice box at the store, turns it over and pretends to read the label. “Mommy, this has too much sugar, so we can’t have it,” he says, mimicking his mother, Celestina Jimenez. “He’s learning it’s not a free for all with his diet,” his mom tells an observer.

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For baby boomers, overcoming vices can go a long way

by Scot Kersgaard

You know you’re a baby boomer if you remember smoking behind the school, seeing Dean Martin get soused on TV and watching McDonalds go from 1 million to billions of burgers served. You also know you’re a baby boomer if you fell into some of these bad habits that have come back to haunt you...

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Just Breathe: The powerful simplicity of meditation

by Rhea Maze

Imagine your thoughts as leaves on a river, clouds moving across the sun or cars on a train— with the goal being to watch the train go by without jumping onto any of the cars. Therein lies the inherent challenge of meditation.

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