Race you to that big cash register-looking building. Courtesy of Flickr.
As we’re now in week two of 2017, it’s an appropriate time to ask: Have you broken your New Year’s resolution yet?
If that seems a little harsh, consider that a few of you would already have to answer yes.
The unfortunate truth is that 75 percent of “resolutioners” will have abandoned their...
January 11 2017, 1:50 PM
Photo courtesy of Foodswings / Flickr via Creative Commons
In 2008, family physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan self-published the book Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. Several years before, the now Morrison-based doctor had fallen ill, to the point of not being able to walk for two years, and decided to research diets...
January 9 2017, 3:45 PM
Coloradans with terminal illnesses can now legally seek physician prescribed aid-in-dying. The End-of-Life Options Act, legislation approved by voters on November 8 via the citizen-initiated Proposition 106, went into effect December 16, when Governor John Hickenlooper certified the...
December 22 2016, 4:00 PM
Deborah Kisakye traveled from Uganda to Denver to be treated for a congenital heart defect. Pictured are Ruth Kironde, the translator; Mariam, Deborah's mother; Deborah herself; Dr. Steven Leonard, her surgeon; and Karen Hill, Leonard's nurse practitioner. Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
In Uganda, the life expectancy at birth is only 55.4 years, 212th out of the 224 countries in the world. (The United States clocks in at 79.8 years.) Although diseases such as malaria and HIV are two of the East African country's top 10 causes of death, the largest barrier to a longer lifespan is...
December 20 2016, 2:20 PM
Nice view, if you can get it. Courtesy of Flickr
One of Colorado's proudest assets has always been the health of its residents. Our outdoor amenities have provided a natural and accessible way for our people to get and stay fit, and by some measures—namely, obesity rates—we're in significantly better shape than most of our neighbors.
But a new...
December 12 2016, 10:42 AM
BodyMantra's handcrafted essential oils are a perfect stocking stuffer for the locavore in your life.
Photo courtesy of Kimberly Jonas/BodyMantra
It’s an understatement to say that the holidays can be stressful—from the mile-long TSA lines to the father-in-law who can’t resist bringing up politics at the dinner table. So do your favorites a favor and buy them something (locally made, of course) that’ll help them relax during their rare...
December 9 2016, 2:00 PM
—Photo courtesy of Madison Thompson
Madison Thompson had her first of 11 surgeries at two weeks old. Her stomach was swollen with what doctors thought were huge cysts. But even after they operated, the Wellington resident’s pain continued, and she visited 57 specialists over the next 16 years before doctors finally figured out what...
November 29 2016, 3:15 PM
It’s 12:40 p.m., and the 25 or so first-graders in Mrs. Durgin’s class at Creativity Challenge Community (C3), a public elementary school in Cory-Merrill, have gathered in a circle. No, this isn’t show-and-tell, at least not in the traditional sense. They’re ready to start their mindfulness class:...
November 21 2016, 11:40 AM