Sabor Carnaval

With busy and hectic schedules, opportunities to connect with a natural environment can be hard to fit in.  Studiescollected by Texas A&M Agriculture show nature can wake the mind and senses and help you improve your memory and attention span by twenty percent.  Capitalize on the health benefits on August 1 at the Denver Botanic […]

Be Swim Savvy

Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and remains an excellent low-impact exercise that decreases the risk of chronic illness, diabetes, and heart disease.  But for youth, it also has the distinction of being the 2nd leading cause of death overall according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention […]

How Well Do You Know Your Summer Trivia?

Can you score 100% on the University of California Berkeley’s Summer Savvy Trivia Challenge?  Let’s see how you do!  You may choose one or more responses for each if needed. 1.       Which of the following foods/beverages can help cool you off? Hot tea Ginger Chili peppers Cold water 2.       Which of the following is the […]

9Health Fair Brings Communities Together

Barely through recovery mode after the torrential September 2013 rains, a group of dedicated Volunteers in Lyons began organizing a 9Health Fair that would serve almost 400 people.  In the fall, roads to get to Lyons barely resembled their former selves.  Residents were without primary amenities such as water, electricity, and sewage.  Some people were […]

Sugar Surprise

Breakfast is still an important start to anyone’s day.  But can you guess what breakfast food might not be as healthy as you think?  If you guessed breakfast cereal you are correct (and more informed than the average parent.) Shockingly, it’s the fifth highest source of added sugar in children’s diets. Heading off to school […]

Improve Family Health by Camping S’More!

(This guest post is authored by Bernard Taylor of Get Outdoors Colorado)From setting up a tent and gathering firewood to hiking and exploring, camping has numerous health benefits for the entire family.  Get Outdoors Colorado teamed up with friends at The Coleman Company and the US Forest Service to bring the Denver community family-friendly and efficient camping […]

Oh Heck Yeah!

In the evening’s fresh air, duck and dodge your way out of being a sedentary lifestyle statistic in Denver’s Immersive Street Arcade, “OhHeckYeah!” Immediately brush away thoughts that this is your typical gaming experience of being huddled in your home in front of a small computer screen for hours.  These larger than life game innovations […]

Reach Your Goals with 9Health Fair

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?  Even if you have not accomplished everything you would have wanted by this point, there is still time to make a difference before the end of the year.  Use your 9Health Fair results to reevaluate and modify your goals. A simple way to get started on […]

Six Tips for Using Your Health Insurance

(This guest post is authored by the Department of Regulatory Agencies – Division of Insurance) Health insurance can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. With some advance planning and information gathering, Coloradoconsumers can be better prepared to use their health insurance. As many Coloradans are newly enrolled in health insurance, the Colorado Division […]

Advances in Medical Technology are Keeping Henry in the Garden

(This guest post is authored by Tim Rodgers, MD, of IPC/Senior Care of Colorado) There’s no mistaking it: every day, technology is changing healthcare in ways that we probably never imagined. We’ve seen some astounding technological advances which have dramatically improved safety and patient outcomes. When medical interventions are required today, they are generally safer […]