Why Do You Need Health Insurance?

Why do you need health insurance? Open enrollment has started and will run through January 15th, 2020. We talked with Connect for Health Colorado on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, about why you need insurance and the resources available to make shopping for insurance easier. Click here to watch the full episode. Contributed […]

What to do about neck and back pain

Your spine is a column of 25 vertebrae all stacked upon one another. They are separated by cartilage cushions and supported by groups of muscles that help to stabilize the spine. When the muscles become weak from lack of exercise or injury, or when the cartilage begins to break down, back and neck pain can […]

Protecting Your Pets in the Summer

Did you know that your furry friends are also at risk of getting sunburned this summer? On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked to Dr. Adolfo Games, the medical director at VCA Southeast Area Animal Hospital, to discuss how we can protect our pets from the sun and heat this summer.  Summer […]

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 […]

When Can You Buy Insurance?

Open Enrollment has closed. Luckily, Coloradans can still buy 2019 health insurance under certain scenarios, also known as Life Change Events”. If you experience one of these events, you have a 60-day window to buy or change your plan, known as a Special Enrollment Period. If you experience any of the events below, you may […]

The Ugly Truth About Varicose Veins

This guest post is authored by Dr. Ali Wazni, Chief Medical Officer of United Vein Centers Over 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, with an estimated 2 million adults seeking treatment annually! Dr. Ali Wazni, Chief Medical Officer of United Vein Centers, is here to tell us more information about varicose veins and why […]