Lifestyle

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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Women’s Bean Project, Tamra Ryan CEO

How to Achieve Success After Failure

by Joelle Klein, photos by Emily Teater

Women’s Bean Project CEO offers advice to help overcome barriers.

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Erika Lee, Gastroenterology, Lone Tree, Colorado

Asking Dr. Lennon about bio-identical hormone treatments

by Dr. Kelly Lennon, MD, CMO

How can hormone optimization influence the health of men and women?  Hormone optimization with bio-identical hormone therapy is designed to move the dial on hormone levels for men and women feeling the decline of those hormones and its physical manifestations as a result of aging.   Issues of...

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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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Betsy Abrams, Littleton, Five Wellbeing Studio and Spa, spa experience unique, approachable and affordable so that you can take care of yourself on an ongoing basis

FIVE WELLBEING SPA ENGAGES THE SENSES FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

by Jeannette Moninger

When Betsy Abrams opened Littleton’s Five Wellbeing Studio and Spa in 2017, she wanted to create a space where the community could improve their well-being. “My goal was to make the spa experience unique, approachable and affordable so that you can take care of yourself on an ongoing basis,”...

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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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Quinn Brett, Estes Park

Quinn Brett | Bound in Motion

by Morgan Tilton

Quinn Brett, an advocate for public lands and differently-abled access, is assisted by a wheelchair after a life-altering climbing accident. Here’s how the athlete maintains wellness, adventures, and strives to help others.

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Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know

Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know 

by Meghan Rabbitt

It was three months before her wedding when Julie Dugdale, a Denver-based writer, noticed an irritation near her nose that wouldn’t seem to go away. She thought it might be a pimple and ignored it. When a little voice inside nagged her to see a dermatologist, she brushed it off. “I didn’t...

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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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