—Photo by frankieleon / Flickr / Creative Commons
For a moment, forget the skyrocketing addiction rates that can lead directly to harder drug use. Ignore the political might of a quarter-billion-dollar annual lobbying effort, by far the most robust in our heavily financed—and legislatively influential—political system. Disregard the number of...
June 3 2016, 10:10 AM
Hike Doggie uses a customized bus to transport dogs from their homes to Jeffco Open Space's hundreds of miles worth of trails.
—Courtesy of Hike Doggie
Kath Allen was wearing jeans to her next interview. The 49-year-old redhead didn’t look quite as professional as she normally would, but she’d chosen the denim purposely. After all, her last interview had ended with her black suit covered in hair.
Allen was conducting a doggie interview, a get-...
May 12 2016, 10:58 AM
Could this be the key to relieving PTSD?
—Courtesy of Lotus Medical
Almost six years after first applying to study whether medical marijuana can help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a group of researchers has finally won federal approval to begin testing.
On April 19, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) formally approved the clinical study,...
May 3 2016, 10:00 AM
—Photo courtesy of Brett Friedman
On a Saturday in late January, Servicios de la Raza executive director Rudy Gonzales and his staff were working frantically to serve their community. That's always the mission of the largest culturally responsive, linguistically specific human services provider in Colorado, but that...
March 25 2016, 2:45 PM
Daniel Greenfeld and Stephen Smith, co-founders of nOCD. —Photo courtesy of Daniel Greenfeld
Nearly two years ago, Denverite Daniel Greenfeld received a call from a friend who had obsessive-compulsive disorder. Stephen Smith was tired of spending nine to 10 hours a day in his room, consumed by fear. His anxiety was disrupting his life, but he refused to succumb to his panic. He had an idea...
March 23 2016, 3:25 PM
—Photo courtesy of Laura Huth
Essential oils have gained popularity nationwide over the last couple of years. They also fit perfectly with Colorado’s natural ethos—as long as they’re concocted from pure ingredients. (Some substances marketed as essential oils involve synthetic fragrances and are often sold at lower prices as a...
March 14 2016, 1:43 PM
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For obvious reasons, marijuana has grabbed the vast majority of drug-related headlines over the past several years. But as the national legalization movement continues to gain momentum, the attention being paid to it tends to obscure a far more concerning substance abuse problem.
February 26 2016, 12:38 PM
—Photo courtesy of My House Fitness
The Mile High City is bursting with ways to tone your tummy (and your thighs, and your biceps). Every month, new fitness studios open—all with methods sworn to revolutionize the way you work out. While they can’t all be the right fit for everyone, it's worth giving them a try. (Plus, we...
February 11 2016, 8:30 AM