Using Wet-Wrap Therapy to Treat Dermatitis

There are new medications that have been approved by the FDA to treat atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema. While they can be effective, these biologic drugs can suppress the immune system and have serious side effects. Researchers from the University of Colorado College of Nursing and National Jewish Health say other steps […]

How to Overcome Vertigo

You sit up in the morning and the whole room feels like its spinning. You try to get up and lose your balance. If you get strong feelings of dizziness, you could be experiencing vertigo. Over eight million people in the U.S. suffer from the sudden, debilitating, dizzy spells caused by positional vertigo. It’s the […]

Avoiding the Let Down Effect

Sometimes the good times can make us sick. It can be a very common thing to develop a cold, the flu, or other sicknesses after the holidays are over or after any big event. This is known as the let down effect, “It’s a pattern in which people experience a flare up of a chronic […]

Helping Someone who Struggles with Hoarding

Piles of boxes, newspapers, books, trinkets, and even trash. Every room full of various items. How do you know when it’s just clutter or something more serious like hoarding disorder?   On our weekly Facebook show, Health Happens, we talked with Loretta Trujillo, manager for the Chores program with Seniors’ Resource Center, who is trying […]

Culinary Medicine: Cure with Food

Guest blog by Lisa Wingrove, RD, CSO, Nutrition Outreach and Development Coordinator at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center The holidays are fast approaching, and with the New Year, many of us plan some healthy changes. Maybe your Doctor suggested some heart-healthy food choices, but the visual of a steamer laden with chicken […]

What can you do if you have lead in your plumbing?

Drinking tap water is an easy way to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. At Denver Water, our scientists, water quality experts and engineers work tirelessly to make sure that 1.4 million people in the Denver metro area have safe drinking water. Denver Water collects more than 35,000 samples and runs nearly 70,000 tests every year. […]

Why Mindfulness?

Whether you are a skeptic or a long-time practitioner, the experience of stress, being overwhelmed, in conflict, anxious or just being sick and tired of the way things are, is a universal to all of us. How one handles stress, anxiety, fear is up to us individually. It is ultimately our choice. Regardless of the […]

Open Enrollment: What’s the Best Plan for Me?

As we head into the busy holiday season, it’s easy to feel flustered by all there is to do in just a few short months. On that long list of to-dos is probably enrolling in a health insurance plan for next year. Don’t stress, we’re here to help you with some things to keep in […]

Maybe Getting a Flu Shot isn’t about You

This might sound harsh, but maybe it’s time we go there. Not everything is about you, and the flu shot is the perfect example. Who You Affect When You Don’t Get a Flu Shot So, you never get sick you say. Maybe, but what if this one time you’re wrong? The flu shot never works. […]

Finding Your Work-Life Balance This Fall

This is a guest blog by our sponsor Ieso. With school back in session and work as busy as ever, fall months can be the most difficult when trying to find a good work-life balance. It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week and we’re using this time to help break the stigma associated with mental health conditions. […]