Shingles Vaccine – What You Need to Know

August is Immunization Awareness Month! This week on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked about the shingles vaccine with Dr. Peter Rice, a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The […]

The Flu Vaccine Is Available Now, How you can Get One for FREE

It’s still summer but the flu shot is already available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that as soon as it’s available, you should get it, “Based on the CDC recommendation, it should last through the whole flu season.” says registered pharmacist Nikki Price who talked to us about the vaccine on our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cataract Awareness

June is Cataract Awareness Month and in this episode of Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with Bill Richheimer, MD, an ophthalmologist from the Mile High Eye Institute, about what cataracts are, how they’re treated and if you can prevent them. According to Dr. Richheimer, cataracts are a clouding of the lens […]

Men’s Health Month – Get Your Engine Checked!

Men make half as many doctors’ visits for prevention compared to women according to Men’s Health Network. Men’s healthcare is equally as important, but studies show, men are less proactive about their health and tend to only go to the doctor when they think there is a major issue. June is Men’s Health Month. The […]

Relief for Those With Severe Epilepsy

An approved epileptic drug to treat seizures has been modified by a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus professor and is currently being used in a clinical trial in Australia for medically refractory epilepsy. Tom Anchordoquy, PhD, professor at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dan Abrams, MD, CEO of Cerebral Therapeutics, have developed […]

Clean Space, Clean Mind

Contributed by Adrian Egolf from The Clean Slate Living Company and Michelle Anne from The Masters Course The state of your environment has a profound impact on your wellbeing, affecting your state of mind, and your physical, mental, and emotional health. According to Erin Doland of Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute, when your environment is disorganized or […]