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 […]

Food Addicts Find Solutions

Food Addicts (FA) members are men and women of all ages.  Some have been obese; others have been severely underweight, bulimic, or so obsessed with food or weight that normal life was difficult or impossible. The common denominator uniting members of FA is addiction and a relationship with food that parallels an alcoholic’s relationship with alcohol. […]

BMI is Only Part of the Story

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the Body Mass Index (BMI) is a good place to start when determining the likelihood that weight will lead to future health problems.  However, BMI only tells a portion of the story.  It’s an inexpensive assessment that is easy to perform (all you need is a person’s height […]