Have You Checked Your Cholesterol Lately?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is one of the leading causes of death. Almost 1 in 3 American adults is living with high cholesterol levels, which is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Knowing our cholesterol levels can help us make better lifestyle choices to protect our heart […]

UV Index and Eye Safety

Before stepping into the summer sun, we often think about taking steps to protect our skin from damage from UV rays, but that’s not the only place that needs protection. Our eyes can also be damaged by strong UV rays. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked to Dr. Stacey Spaulding, an […]

Summertime Allergies

Guest Blog By Elizabeth Baker, M.D., New West Physicians Park Ridge Family Medicine It’s summertime! The kids are out of school, BBQs are fired up, vacation plans are made, and allergies are in full swing. For many, allergies can really put a damper on their enjoyment of the season. Common allergies Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis—runny […]

Diabetes and Colorado: How Can We Make A Change?

Diabetes is a health condition in which the body is no longer able to manage blood sugar levels in the bloodstream because the body is unable to make enough or use insulin properly. In time, this can cause serious health complications such as stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, vision loss, and even death. Colorado By […]

UV Safety Awareness – Protect Yourself to Prevent Skin Cancer

Colorado is a beautiful state where we get 300 days of sunshine. However, there is a downside to all that sun. Combine it with the highest average elevation of any other state, and Colorado residents are more at risk of developing skin cancer. Even though skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in […]

Celebrating Summer Safely

Now is the time of year when everyone wants to be outside. Around the 4th of July that outside time also involves fireworks and BBQ grills. As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday, it’s a good time for some safety reminders. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with Captain Joe Passmore […]