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When Diane Woodruff was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, her primary doctor gave her the names of two physicians to contact about treatment. After doing her research, the 61-year-old Aurora resident chose the doctor who seemed more qualified: the one with the words “breast specialist” in her...
November 1 2016, 1:30 PM
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As the presidential election has turned the spotlight on sexual assault, many survivors have commented on feeling helpless. But there’s a way to combat that emotion: learning how to defend yourself from an attack.
Bridgett Comer can help there. The 33-year-old is trained in Krav Maga, a self-...
October 21 2016, 10:30 AM
Yael Trainer demonstrates moves on one of the reformers in her two-month-old studio, TerraFly Pilates. Photo courtesy of Annaleisa Friednash
Now that fall is finally here (read: the aspens are in full bloom!) and temperatures have started to drop, getting your daily fitness fix might not be quite as easy as heading outside to hike or climb. Fortunately, a boutique gym that offers your favorite indoor workout has probably opened in the...
October 14 2016, 10:55 AM
Michelle McGarry, a survivor of breast cancer and cartilage cancer, dances with her teacher and partner at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. McGarry is one of seven women who will perform at Saturday's Dancing with the Survivors event in Denver, which raises money for women fighting breast cancer. Photo courtesy of Maracaibo Media Group
Breast cancer turned Molly MacDonald’s life upside down—in more ways than one. MacDonald was diagnosed in 2005, five years after a difficult and costly divorce. She was already transitioning between jobs, and with cancer added to the mix, the University of Michigan graduate’s house went into...
October 4 2016, 11:25 AM
Tyrone Beverly teaches a yoga class at a local Walmart. Courtesy of Im'Unique
Tyrone Beverly enjoyed teaching yoga at a Denver health club, but the area native—who grew up amidst gang violence in Five Points, Aurora, and Park Hill—knew the pricey gym environment was out of reach for many. So he started teaching for free.
“I immediately noticed this style of programming...
September 9 2016, 3:30 PM
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Whether yoga is part of your daily routine or you're new to the practice, September is the perfect month to roll out your mat. As designated by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2008, National Yoga Month was created to educate and inspire healthy lifestyles through yoga, and Colorado...
September 6 2016, 2:30 PM
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You may not be able to swing your arms, do a sassy finger wag or—more importantly—swim like Michael Phelps. But there is one thing you can do to be like the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner: get those mysterious dark circles all over your skin. You don’t even have to...
August 19 2016, 9:00 AM
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Scientists still have a lot to learn about marijuana’s medicinal properties, but thanks to a recent study, we now know this: People are filling fewer pharmacy prescriptions for certain medical conditions in states, like Colorado, where medical cannabis is legal.
The research, published in the...
August 15 2016, 2:10 PM