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Catch Some Zzzs

Sleep is essential. The problem is, we live in a society that views sleep as optional. So, how does one get better slumber? We’ve got the answers.

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Top Dentists

Oral health is an important part of your overall well-being, but choosing the right dentist isn’t as simple as walking into the closest dental office. Lucky for you, we already did the heavy lifting: 5280 teamed up with topDentists, a company that creates nationwide dentist listings, to locate Colorado’s 598 best dentists. A healthy smile is just the flip of a page away.

After Shock

Colorado and Wyoming rank at the top of the list for lightning-strike fatalities in the United States. It’s scary stuff. But dying from a bolt of electricity may not be nearly as frightening as surviving one.

Top Docs: The List

Our annual, must-have guide to the best physicians—337 of them in more than 90 medical specialties—in the Mile High City.


Good Medicine

We have access to a plethora of options for maintaining our well-being in Colorado. Cutting-edge conventional medicine is happening across the Denver metro area at a variety of clinics, labs, and hospitals. But nearly as prevalent are holistic and alternative medicine practices. Which type of health care is right for you? Follow this chart to get an idea of what makes sense for your sensibilities. 

Egg Timer

A quickly evolving process to flash-freeze female eggs—thus preserving fertility—is changing the way women think about having families.

From the Editor


Letter from 5280 Health editor Lindsey B. Koehler. 


Finding My Footing

My quest to run without pain.

Nearing the End

It’s a word no one wants to hear, but hospice is a plan, not a punishment. 

Running Right

Renowned ultra-marathoner and Colorado resident Scott Jurek shares injury prevention tips for athletes. 

Decoding the Affordable Care Act

Obamacare has more than 45 major provisions. Below, a cheat sheet on upcoming changes.

Necessary Stores

Mothers’ Milk Bank helps the region’s most vulnerable infants get a stronger start. 

Leading Ladies

Denver’s hospitals are a hotbed for female CEOs.

The Doctor Is Out

Nurse-managed clinics are becoming an increasingly popular health care option. 

By The Numbers: 16

Inpatient beds at Denver Health’s Pavilion M.

High Anxiety

A closer look at Colorado’s rising angst.

Whole Again

Lakewood-based Prosthetic Illusions’ specializes in custom artificial eyes, digits, and silicone breasts. 

Eat and Drink

Violet’s Bloom

In the midst of Colorado’s craft spirits boom, Stephen Gould has opted for an even more niche approach.

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